IPL 2018, MI vs KXIP: Mumbai Indians defeat KXIP by three runs to maintain play offs hope alive


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IPL 2018, Indian premier League, MI vs KXIP, KL Rahul, sports news, IPL news, cricket, Indian Express Jasprit Bumrah returned with figures of three/15 in Four overs. (Supply: BCCI)

Seamer Jasprit Bumrah snapped up three essential wickets as defending champions Mumbai Indians stored their play-off hopes alive by notching up an exhilarating three-run win over Kings XI Punjab in an important Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Mumbai on Wednesday evening.

The defending champions set the visiting crew a stiff goal of 187 after which restricted Kings XI to 183/5 to register their sixth win in 13th video games and enhance their tally to 12 with one sport in hand. Mumbai have jumped to the fourth spot within the desk.

Bumrah turned in a match-winning bowling efficiency with sensible figures of three/15 which included the essential wicket of in-form opener Okay L Rahul (94 off 60 balls) within the penultimate over, when the sport was on a knife-edge with Kings XI needing 20 off 9 balls.

Rahul was caught at long-off by Ben Chopping. The dismissal of Rahul, who batted brilliantly and struck 10 fours and three sixes, successfully derailed Punjab’s chase with the opposite batsmen on the crease unable to take the guests house. The defeat left Punjab on 12 factors with one sport to go.

Rahul caught his sixth half century of the match, however his effort went in useless.

The match was in an important stage with 60 wanted off 30 balls, when leggie Mayank Markande conceded 18 runs, with Rahul placing again to again sixes to offer the Kings XI the momentum.

However Bumrah wrested again the initiative by eradicating Aaron Finch of the primary ball of his second spell.

That dismissal ended the essential 111-run second wicket partnership between Rahul and Finch to deliver Mumbai again into the sport. In the identical over, Bumrah eliminated Marcus Stonis (1), to additional fortify Mumbai’s place because the guests wanted 38 runs from 18 balls.

Rahul, hit three consecutive fours off Ben Chopping within the 18th over, to deliver down the equation to 23 runs from 12 balls however he too was dismissed within the 19th over by Bumrah.

Earlier, West Indian Kieron Pollard struck a blistering fifty to rescue defending champions Mumbai Indians from a mid-innings droop to a formidable 186 for eight of their essential IPL sport right here.

MI acquired off to a flying begin, reaching 57-1 after 5 overs however they misplaced three wickets in fast succession, together with two off successive balls, towards the tempo bowling of Andrew Tye (Four-16) earlier than Pollard (50 off 23 balls) and Krunal Pandya (32 off 23 balls) resurrected the stuttering innings.

Earlier than this knock, Pollard had solely scored a paltry 83 runs in eight matches and was dropped from the taking part in XI however his 65-run stand with Krunal in 36 balls, steered Mumbai Indians out of hassle after that they had slumped to 71/Four.

Tye wrecked havoc on Mumbai’s high and center order and his victims included Evin Lewis (9), Ishan Kishan (20) and Suryakumar Yadav (27).

After a cautious begin, Krunal caught two consecutive sixes and a 4 within the 12th over off Marcus Stonis, whereas Pollard adopted it up with two sixes and as many fours within the subsequent two overs.

Nevertheless, simply after they had been trying good, Krunal threw his wicket away. However that didn’t dither Pollard who stored hitting his pictures and raced to his fifty in simply 22 balls studded with 5 fours and three sixes.

However because the West Indian all-rounder was poised for an enormous rating, Ravichandran Ashwin (2/18) eliminated him within the 16th over, bringing Punjab again into the sport. Hardik Pandya (9) and Ben Chopping (Four) too fell cheaply.

Earlier, put into bat, Yadav and Lewis managed to place simply 37 runs for the primary wicket. Tye cleaned up Lewis. One down Kishan’s keep on the crease was additionally lower brief by Tye, who caught in his second over.

And on the very subsequent supply, Tye eliminated a set Yadav (27) because the defending champions slumped to 59/three.

Skipper Rohit Sharma’s (6) poor run additionally continued.

In the meantime, the 2 flood-lights went off after the 10th over and play was halted for about 12 minutes.

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