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IPL 2019: KL Rahul anchors Kings XI Punjab to eight-wicket win over Mumbai Indians

KL Rahul played the role of a sheet anchor to perfection as Kings XI Punjab returned to winning ways with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in an IPL encounter in Mohali on Saturday.

KL Rahul played the role of a sheet anchor to perfection as Kings XI Punjab returned to winning ways with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in an IPL encounter in Mohali on Saturday. (Source: IPL)

Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field first. (Source: IPL)

Rohit Sharma (32 off 18 balls) and Quinton de Kock (60 off 39) added 51 runs for the opening stand. (Source: IPL)

Quinton de Kock scored his maiden fifty for Mumbai and his 7th overall in IPL, before he was dismissed by Mohammed Shami. (Source: IPL)

On the back of a brief cameo from Hardik Pandya (31 runs in 19 balls), MI managed to reach the total of 176/7 in 20 overs. (Source: IPL)

Chris Gayle and KL Rahul stitched a 53-run stand for the opening wicket before the Windies batsman was caught in the deep after making 40 runs in 29 balls. (Source: IPL)

Mayank Agarwal smashed 43 runs in 21 balls before he was dismissed by Krunal Pandya. (Source: IPL)

KL Rahul found a new gear after Mayank Agarwal’s dismissal. He brought his half century in 45 balls, his first of the season. He smashed 71 runs in 57 balls as Kings XI Punjab pulled off an 8-wicket win over Mumbai Indians. (Source: IPL)