Match – 24 MI VS KXIP : MUMBAI INDIANS clinch last ball thriller against KINGS XI PUNJAB despite KL RAHUL’s century

TOSS: MI won the toss & decided to field

Chris Gayle & KL Rahul opens for KXIP

It’s been a quite slow start for Punjab 20/0 after 4 overs

Runs off Behrendorff as run-rate climbs!

He won’t forget this for a while a he is hammered for 3 sixes by Universal Boss.

50 up after 6 overs

You’ve gonna try to get him out but here something is missing for MI as Hardik Pandya gets hammered as well.

86/0 after 9 overs

Only Bumrah and Rahul Chahar hasn’t been punished

It’s just another brutal day for Universal Boss

93 without loss after half-way stage

Chris Gayle lights up the Wankhede with 31 ball fifty!

50 for KL Rahul as well

Rahul is playing a second fiddle to Chris Gayle here in this match. But we know KL Rahul as a destructive opener in the IPL.

Harsha Bhogle: Just remember Kings XI were 20 after 4 overs!

Atlast Behrendorff strikes as he removes Boss!

This is the exact kind of delivery that was disappearing earlier in the night. But this time Gayle didn’t get proper connection which means Krunal Pandya takes an easy catch at deep mid-wicket. Gayle goes for 63. David Miller comes in at 3. KXIP 116/1

Gayle departs off Behrendorff delivery or the Mumbai heat?

Pandya gets Killer Miller!

De Kock takes an easy catch to end Miller’s knock of 8. Nair comes in. KXIP 131/2 after 15 overs

Nair goes as well!

What-a-comeback from Hardik Pandya as well as for MI. Earlier Pandya was blasted for 15 runs now he gets his second wicket as Nair hauls straight to Rahul Chahar at long-leg. Nair goes for 5. Sam Curran comes in. KXIP

4,4 and wicket!

1st ball- A loft over extra cover. Four.

2nd ball- A wide ball slashed through cover. Four.

3rd ball- And then the cheeky scoop that he miscues high in the air. Slower ball. Taken by the keeper

Why Curran, why?

Bumrah has the last laugh as Sam Curran tries to scoop it but goes to De Kock who catches it easily. Sam goes for 8.

Rahul blasts Hardik Pandya

6,4,6,6,1,2 is the scoreboard says about this over from Pandya. To be honest poor bowling from him.

Maybe Rahul is taking revenge here against Pandya over incident happened in Koffee with Karan.

Rahul gets 100 as KXIP finishes for 197/4

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MI needs 198 runs off 120 balls to win

De Kock and Lad at the crease

Lads falls early in the chase!

As he walks across the sticks and misses the clip and gets cleaned up by Shami. Lad goes for 15. Suryakumar Yadav comes in at 3. MI 28/1

End of the powerplay – MI 50/1

Sam Curran gets Suryakumar Yadav

As Surya whips it off the pads and doesn’t keep it down so the substitute fielder takes a dolly to end Suryakumar’s stay. He goes for 21. Skipper Kieron Pollard comes in. MI 56/2

Ashwin strikes removes De Kock!

He hits that down the ground off KXIP skipper R. Ashwin but Miller cover a lot of ground, slides and plucks it to end De Kock’s knock for 24. Ishan Kishan comes in.

MI 76/3 after 11 overs

Equation says MI needs 122 runs off 54 balls

18 runs and a wicket off Sam Curran’s over

1,wd,6,4,dot,6,W.

Ishan Kishan was always on trouble if Curran had fired a direct hit and so he does. Ishan Kishan goes for 7.

Equation says 70 runs required off 36 balls

Hardik Pandya goes as a result of superb catch by miller at long-on. He goes for 19. MI still needs 63 off 29 balls. Krunal Pandya comes in. We know what he’s capable of. He just had to support the skipper Kieron Pollard.

32 runs required off 12 balls

Sam Curran to bowl the pen-ultimate over

Sam Curran gets bulldozed by Pollard as MI needs 15 off last 6 balls

Ankit Rajpoot to bowl the final over!

1st ball – Bowls a No-ball and he’s dispatched for a six by Pollard

Freehit ball – 4 by Pollard

2nd ball – finally Pollard departs

4 runs required off 5 balls

3rd ball – dot ball

4 runs required off 3 balls. This is going to be a nail-biting contest

4th ball – 1 run

3 runs required off 2 balls

5th ball – 1 run

MI needs 2 runs to win off last ball

6th ball – 2 runs by Joshef Alzarri

Alzarri does it for the MUMBAI INDIANS as they win by 5 wickets

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Man of the match: Kieron Pollard for game changing 83 runs off 31 balls

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