MUMBAI INDIANS INNINGS
Over 20 || Score 124/9 (Harbhajan Singh 14; J Bumrah 2)
Last over to Mohit Sharma, and Jarprit Bumrah on strike. The Mumbai last man played a control nudge towards third man off a good lenght delivery. A single.
Two dot balls to Harbhajan Singh as Mohit mixed up his deliveries well. But the fourth ball, another slower one, was picked well by Harbhajan for a six over deep mid-wicket. David Miller almost hurt himself attempting to pluck a catch out of thin air.
A dot ball, then a single to end the over. Eight runs, and Mohit’s figures read 4-0-26-2.
Over 19 || Score 116/9 (Harbhajan Singh 7; J Bumrah 1)
Sandeep Sharama on for his last over. A single to Harbhajan Singh, then after a dot ball, got the wicket of Mitchell McClenaghan.
The Kiwi holed out at long-off. Good tumbling catch from David Miller.
WICKET: Mitchell McClenaghan c David Miller b Sandeep Sharma 4 (4b)
Last man Jasprit Bumrah arrived, and three runs from the over.
Sandeep’s figures: 4-0-11-2.
Over 18 || Score 113/8 (Harbhajan Singh 5; M McClenaghan 4)
Mohit Sharma returned for his third over. A dot ball, then the wicket of Tim Southee. Straight to long-off fielder.
WICKET: Tim Southee c Gurkeerat Singh Mann b Mohit Sharma 1 (3b)
Harbhajan Singh hit the next ball for a four, through cover. A single then a dot ball to new man Mitchell McClenaghan.
The Kiwi then shuffled across, and played a deft ramp shot for a four over over short fine leg fielder
Nine runs and a wicket from the over.
Over 17 || Score 104/7 (Harbhajan Singh 0; T Southee 1)
A brilliant over from Marcus Stoinis. His best figures in IPL, 4-0-15-4.
Two wickets — those of big hitters Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard of successive deliveries — and seven runs from his last over.
A dot ball to Pandya to start the over, then a four over point. A double followed. Then the wicket, caught at deep midwicket.
WICKET: Krunal Pandya c Axar Patel b Marcus Stoinis 19 (12b)
Next ball, full and a good lenght. But Pollard completely missed it.
WICKET: Kieron Pollard b Marcus Stoinis 27 (20b)
Harbhajan Singh and Tim Southee are the new men.
Over 16 || Score 97/5 (K Pollard 27; K Pandya 13)
A good start the over for the batting side. Krunal Pandya knelt an swept flat. Result, a six over long-on.
A single, then Kieron Pollard played an intelligent shot, towards the vacant long-leg area. Ran three.
A dot ball, then a single to give the strike back the the big West Indian. And Pollard cam down and mishit. But still a six over long-on.
Another 17-run over. And the match is alive.
Thus Axar Patel ended his spell, for figures of 4-0-30-1.
Two fours and seven sixes in the innings. Strange!
Over 15 || Score 80/5 (K Pollard 18; K Pandya 5)
First glimpse of Kieron Pollard’s hitting intentions today.
A single to Krunal Pandya to start the over, then Pollard hit his first six, over long-on. A single, then a dot.
Pandya ran down the fifth ball towards third man. Good fielding and only three runs. But the last ball went for another six as Pollard hit over the wide long-on.
Most expensive over of the innings. 17 runs from it. And KC Cariappa ended his spell with figures of 4-0-36-0.
Over 14 || Score 63/5 (K Pollard 5; K Pandya 1)
Marcus Stoinis on for his third over, and four leg byes to start. Kieron Pollard took a single off the next ball, then Jos Buttler holed out at long-off, where Gurkeerat Singh Mann completed the catch after initial jugglery.
WICKET: Jos Buttler c Gurkeerat Singh Mann b Marcus Stoinis 9 (10b)
Seven runs and a wicket from the over. Krunal Pandya is the new man.
Over 13 || Score 56/4 (J Buttler 9; K Pollard 3
Another tidy over from KC Cariappa. Three singles off the last three balls, after Kieron Pollard took four balls to open the scoring.
Over 12 || Score 53/4 (J Buttler 8; K Pollard 1)
Axar Patel on for his third over. Good start to the over, with a single off the first ball, and another single from the next four balls.
A lucky four through third man for Jos Buttler, and six runs from the over.
25 runs from the last five overs, and two wickets. It’s KXIP’s play.
Over 11 || Score 47/4 (J Buttler 3; K Pollard 0)
Marcus Stoinis returned for his second over, and a good one.
A dot, then two singles. Then the wicket of Nitish Rana. Full and wide, and Rana poked. Good catch behind the wickets by Wriddhiman Saha.
WICKET: Nitish Rana c Wriddhiman Saha b Marcus Stoinis 25 (28b)
New man Kieron Pollard walked down and was hit on the chest by a shorter but slower bouncer, and Glenn Maxwell at gully had a hearty laugh. The arrival of the West Indian was in fact welcomed by Maxwell with a mouthful.
Two runs and a wicket from the over.
Over 10 || Score 45/3 (N Rana 24; J Buttler 2)
KC Cariappa continued with his second over. A single to Jos Buttler off the first ball, the a six as hard-hitting Nitish Rana strode forward before lofting over cover. It covered some distance.
Good response from the leg spinner though. A single only from the remaining four balls, to make it a 8-run over.
Over 9 || Score 37/3 (N Rana 17; J Buttler 1)
Axar Patel returned for his second over, and got the wicket of Rohit Sharma. Clean-bowled. The Mumbai skipper wilted under the scoreboard pressure and tried to play a sweep shot, but the ball didn’t turn and castled into his wickets.
WICKET: Rohit Sharma b Axar Patel 15 (24b)
That happened off the fifth ball of the over. Jos Buttler is the new man. Three singles and a wicket from the over.
Over 8 || Score 34/2 (R Sharma 14; N Rana 16)
KC Cariappa on for KXIP. A great delivery to Rohit Sharma to start the spell. A good length delivery and with good spin, found a leading edge. The ball landed in front of Murali Vijay at cover.
A wide, which turned away sharply from left-handed Nitish Rana. Four dot balls, followed, then a huge six over deep mid-wicket.
Eight runs from the over.
Over 7 || Score 26/2 (R Sharma 13; N Rana 10)
In that power-play, Mumbiai Indians could managed only two boundaries — a four and a six . Least in all IPL.
And bowling change from Murali Vijay. Marcus Stoinis on.
The Aussie all-rounder was lucky to have hit for a four off his first ball, thanks to a good stop at gully by David Miller. Short and wide, Rohit Sharma timed well, but failed to beat Miller.
A single, then a dot, then a single.
Two leg byes off the fifth ball, and a dot to end the over.Five runs from the over.
Over 6 || Score 21/2 (R Sharma 11; N Rana 9)
Mohit Sharma returned for his second over, and a good start. A dot ball, then a single to Rohit Sharma.
Nitish Rana blocked the next two balls, before hooking the fifth ball for a huge six over backward square leg boundary.
A dot to end the 7-run over.
Over 5 || Score 14/2 (R Sharma 10; N Rana 3)
Sandeep Sharma continued with his third over on the troth. He has been the soul of Kings XI Punjab’s bowling attack.
Three dot balls to Nitish Rana, then a single as the left-handed batsman kneeled to play a cut shot. A single more as Rohit Sharma played an over-pitched delivery towards long-on with a lofted drive.
A dot to end the over. Dot balls are mounting. Two runs from the over.
Over 4 || Score 12/2 (R Sharma 9; N Rana 2)
Another brilliant over from Kings XI Punjab. Axar Patel conceded four singles.
Rohit Sharma took a single off the first ball, than three more singles.
Patel managed to keep quite Mumbai skipper in the last two balls of the over.
Over 3 || Score 8/2 (R Sharma 7; N Rana 0)
Brilliant over from Sandeep Sharma. A single and the wicket of Ambati Rayudu.
Rohit Sharma took two balls to take a single, then Rayudu found himself undone by a brilliant in-swinging delivery, which pitched just outside of off and came back to breach the bat-pad defence.
WICKET: Ambati Rayudu b Sandeep Sharma 0 (3b)
Nitish Rana is the new man.
Over 2 || Score 7/1 (R Sharma 6; A Rayudu 0)
Mohit Sharma shared the new ball with Sandeep. More or less a similar first ball from the Sharmas’ with Mohit starting with a swinging delivery — shaping away from Rohit Sharma.
Two dot balls, then a thick inside edge allowed Rohit to take a quick single. Then, Mohit missed the line and on the leg, first wide of the day.
The medium-pacer followed it up with a good delivery, on the off, and good length. Unmukt Chand, on the front foot, played it to mid-on fielder.
Then off a scrambled seam, Mohit managed to beat Chand. And wicket off the next ball. Holed out at at mid-on.
WICKET: Unmukt Chand c Gurkeerat Singh b MOhit Sharma 0 (4b)
Two runs and a wicket from the over. Ambati Rayudu, MI’s leading scorer, is the new man.
Over 1 || Score 5/0 (R Sharma 5; U Chand 0)
Sandeep Sharma started the proceedings with a swinging delivery, on the leg, and Rohit Sharma flicked it for four runs.
The Kings XI Punjab opening bowler responded well with two dot balls, then a third one going for a single.
Then a single to Unmukt Chand, who is playing his match of the season. He replaced Parthiv Patel, who had a good time, scoring 81, against Punjab in the last match.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt.), Unmukt Chand, Ambati Rayudu, Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler (wk), Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab: Murali Vijay (capt.), Hashim Amla, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Sharma
TOSS: Rohit Sharma won the toss, and Mumbai Indians will bat first against Kings XI Punjab. Murali Vijay said, he would have opted the same. Big news from the toss was, Unmukt for Parthiv for Mumbai; and Maxwell is back, Gurkeerat for Anureet.