Chasing a stiff target of 175 to win, opener Suryakumar Yadav (57) and all-rounder Krunal Pandya (31*) played crucial knocks to power Mumbai Indians to an easy six-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab in match 34 of IPL 2018 in Indore.
Earlier, Chris Gayle continued his explosive run in the IPL with a 50 off 40 balls, propelling Kings XI Punjab 174 for six. Gayle collected just one run off the first eight balls he faced before racing to his half century, his fourth fifty plus score in five innings of the IPL so far.
He alongside KL Rahul (24 off 20) gave KXIP another cracking start as the destructive duo shared a 54-run stand off 40 balls. Rahul too was in sublime touch and looked set for a big score. He got the innings a move on with couple of lofted cover drives that went all the way into the stands.
Yuvraj Singh (14 off 14) made a disappointing comeback after being dropped in the previous game. This time the luck was also not on Yuvraj's side he got run out after a mix-up with Karun Nair (23 off 12). The stylish southpaw is yet to cross the 20-run mark in the tournament.
Jasprit Bumrah and Co were able to tighten things up. Bumrah especially was brilliant conceding just 19 runs in four overs.