IPL 2018, KXIP vs MI HighlightsIPL, INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) 2018 MATCH 34, KINGS XI PUNJAB vs MUMBAI INDIANS: Hello and welcome to our live ipl cricket coverage of the match no. 34 of Indian Premier League 2018 between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. Everyone in the city of Bollywood will know this, but the importance of this win cannot be understated for the visitors. They had a stiff task ahead of them. Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav (who scored a fifty) started the chase with 175 to gun down. The former departed in the Powerplay, but the latter combined with Ishan Kishan to take things in their stride. A couple of wickets were lost in quick succession, but Hardik stepped in to score a lusty blow. The real damage, however, and the fatal blow, was done when the other Pandya walked in. Krunal's blitzkrieg and his stand of fifty in 18 balls along with skipper Rohit Sharma was enough to see their side across the finish line.
Possibly the break made Punjab a little rusty. Their over-reliance on Chris Gayle and KL Rahul was exposed tonight. The two provided a solid start, but the innings fell apart after their departure. If it wasn't for Marcus Stoinis' last-over heroics, the hosts wouldn't have even got to a fighting total. With the ball, they were on top for the most part, with everyone doing their bit, but Krunal Pandya's late onslaught aided by Rohit Sharma's own little cameo, became their undoing. Some work to be done for the home side, but Mumbai will rejoice. (CRICKET STREAMING - KXIP vs MI) (SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)
HIGHLIGHTS, KINGS XI PUNJAB vs MUMBAI INDIANS, IPL 2018, MATCH 34 FROM INDORE
23.32 IST: FOUR LEG-BYES! And that's it, the job is done. MUMBAI WIN BY 6 WICKETS! The final runs didn't come in the most desirable manner, but nobody cares, especially the Mumbai dugout. Tye spears it full around off, Krunal swings and misses. It goes off his back pad and away to the third man boundary. The Punjab players appeal for a leg before, but the umpire remains unmoved. Mumbai Indians (176/4) beat Kings XI Punjab (174/6) by 6 wickets in Indore. Suryakumar 57, Krunal 31*, Rahman 2/37
23.29 IST: SIX! Right in the slot and that's gone miles into the stands. The 50-run stand is up with this. Krunal Pandya stands his ground and murders this powerfully across the line. Clears wide long on and Mumbai are on the verge of a vital win here. MI 170/4 in 18.3 overs
23.28 IST: FOUR! Slower delivery on a back of a length, Krunal picks this up quickly. Waits for it and then slices it over point to find the fence. MI 164/4 in 18.2 overs
Andrew Tye comes back into the attack.
23.25 IST: SIX! That's a biiiiiigggggg hit! Krunal Pandya is taking it to Marcus Stoinis. 20 off the over. Just ahead of a length on middle and off, the slower one, Krunal gets his front foot out of the way and launches it high and handsome over long on. Maximum! MI 159/4 in 18 overs
23.24 IST: FOUR! Now Krunal joins in on the action. Width offered outside off, the southpaw doesn't need any second invitation to go after this. He crashes it through the covers and finds the fence. MI 149/4 in 17.4 overs
23.23 IST: FOUR! Class, all class! When he's on song, there are few better. Punjab need to be weary of his threat now. Very full and outside off, Rohit's already picked his spot as he drills the drive through extra cover for a boundary. MI 144/4 in 17.2 overs
23.21 IST: SIX! Down the track and bang goes Rohit Sharma! 14 off the over. He finally cuts loose. Charges out and slogs the full ball over the mid-wicket fence for half a dozen. 36 in 18 now. MI 139/4 in 17 overs
Mujeeb Ur Rahman back on.
23.17 IST: SIX! Perfect start to the over from the Mumbai skipper. He sees the ball coming full, so throws his front leg out of the way and hammers it back down the ground and into the sightscreen. Shot. MI 131/4 in 16.1 overs
23.15 IST: FOUR! Whipped away with class. Superb shot. Fuller and slower on the pads, Krunal brings the wrists into the play and hits it through mid-wicket. A touch square and nobody's out there. It goes across the rope. MI 125/4 in 15.4 overs
23.11 IST: OUT! Tye removes Hardik for 23. Mumbai Indians 120/4 in 15.3 overs vs Kings XI Punjab (174/6)
23.07 IST: SIX! TONK! Literally the sound that came off the bat. A clean hit. Superb. Full and right in the slot, Hardik clears his front leg and smokes it over the long on boundary for a maximum. MI 117/3 in 14.2 overs
23.03 IST: FOUR! That's poor from Stoinis. Really poor. Very full outside off, Hardik hammers this through the covers. Sweet connection of the bat, but it's straight to Stoinis in the deep. However, the Aussie makes a total mess of this and lets it through him. Boundary results. MI 106/3 in 13.3 overs
Rohit Sharma is next in.
23.01 IST: OUT! Mujeeb has his revenge. This is a superb delivery. Bowls the carrom ball on off, shorter in length, Kishan gives the charge and is done in for all money. Swings across the line and misses as the ball goes past the inside edge, to crash into the stumps behind. Mumbai Indians 100/3 in 13 overs vs Kings XI Punjab (174/6) in Indore
22.59 IST: SIX! That's outta here! Tossed up on off, Kishan gets low and right off the middle, slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie. MI 100/2 in 12.5 overs
22.58 IST: FOUR! He's found the gap! Knew the short ball was coming, so he stayed back and heaved it over mid-wicket. Bisected the two men in the deep and found the fence. MI 93/2 in 12.3 overs
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back on.
22.56 IST: SIX! Big swing from Kishan and it's gone all the way! Short ball on leg, the Mumbai keeper swivels and pulls it off the middle. Over the fine leg fence and that's gone for half a dozen. 88 needed in 48. MI 87/2 in 12 overs
Hardik Pandya walks into the middle next.
22.53 IST: OUT! That's the big wicket. Stoinis strikes and puts his side back in this game. It's the knuckleball around off, possibly the height gets a bit too much on Yadav who top edges his pull behind. Rahul runs back, settles himself under the ball and takes a good catch. Mumbai Indians 80/2 in 11.4 overs vs Kings XI Punjab (174/6)
.@surya_14kumar's third half-century of the season has been glittered with his trademark flick shots. This has to be a big one! 💪— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 4, 2018
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22.51 IST: FOUR! Low full toss on leg, Yadav picks this off his pads and elegantly flicks it in front of square leg. Rajpoot out in the deep covers decent ground to his left, but can't stop it with the dive. MI 80/1 in 11.2 overs
22.48 IST: SIX! Right off the meat. Good shot, will certainly relieve some pressure off his shoulders. Loopy and full on off, Kishan kneels down and slog sweeps it into the mid-wicket stands for a maximum. MI 76/1 in 10.5 overs
3rd fifty of #VIVOIPL 2018 for SKY. How good has he been for us 💙— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 4, 2018
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22.43 IST: FOUR! Fifty for Suryakumar Yadav, his 4th in the Indian Premier League. Another superb knock from the opener, he's been in fine touch this season. Short and wide, it's cut fiercely behind point. Third man tries to cut it off but can't get to it. MI 66/1 in 9.4 overs
22.42 IST: SIX! That's gone high into the night sky and then more importantly, well across the fence too. Fuller and just outside off, possibly the slower one which Yadav picks up. Launches it straight back down the ground and hits the sightscreen. MI 62/1 in 9.3 overs
22.40 IST: Have a look - Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech cheers for KXIP as husband returns in playing XI; See pics
22.37 IST: Yorker speared outside off, from Stoinis young Ishan Kishan brings a straight blade down in response and squeezes it out in front of point. Quick single stolen. Good first over from Stoinis, tidy work. Concedes just 6 from it. MI 55/1 in 9 overs
22.33 IST: FOUR! That's absolutely smashed. The fifty comes up for Mumbai. Quite full and just outside off, Yadav leans ahead and drives it back through mid on, beating the man in the deep to the boundary line. MI 53/1 in 8.1 overs
Marcus Stoinis on to bowl.
22.29 IST: FOUR! Welcomes Axar with a boundary. Poor ball to begin with. Serves a half-tracker on middle and off, Yadav moves inside the line and pulls it behind square leg along the ground for a boundary. MI 44/1 in 7.1 overs
Axar Patel on to roll his arm over.
22.28 IST: Just a single from the over, good one from the Punjab skipper. MI 40/1 in 7 overs
Ishan Kishan in to bat next.
22.23 IST: OUT! Edged and taken! Lewis is gone and Punjab rejoice. Mujeeb continues his good run with the ball. Short and wide outside off, a hint on turn away and that's enough to get the West Indian. He looks to cut but gets a feather behind and Rahul takes it swiftly. KXIP 38/1 in 5.4 overs
22.20 IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman is brought on..
22.16 IST: FOUR! Cut and through the gaps. Tye comes into the attack and is greeted with a boundary.MI 36/0 in 4.1 overs
22.15 IST: 12 off Rajpoot's over. Suryakumar is quite steady now as Mumbai makes the most of the power-play. MI 32/0 in 4 overs
22.13 IST: FOUR! Timing Rajpoot's delivery and finds the gap through the covers. Suryakumar is playing some classy shots as this one goes to deep mid-wicket. MI 31/0 in 3.3 overs
22.12 IST: SIX! Massive and off to square-leg again. But this one has reached the stands. MI 27/0 in 3.2 overs
22.10 IST: Seven runs off Ashwin's second over. Restricting the openers from playing big. MI 20/0 in 3 overs
22.06 IST: SIX! Suryamar smashes that for a maximum which was turning out to be a pretty good over by Rajpoot. Goes deep to square-leg and just too high for the fielder present. MI 14/0 in 2 overs
22.03 IST: DRS taken and Punjab lose their review. A short ball hits the pads and not the bat, leading to KXIP taking the review. Suryakumar is safe. MI 7/0 in 1.2 overs
22.00 IST: The first over sees just 6 runs off it. Ashwin starts matters well as Mumbai begin their chase. MI 6/0 in 1 over
21.57 IST: We are back for the chase. Punjab have one final team hurdle before taking the field. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis take center-stage. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin will open with the new ball.
Mitch, BOOM, Hardik, Mayank and Big Ben pick up a wicket each as KXIP finish with 174/6 in Indore. Need a good start from our openers now! This is absolutely gettable. 💪 #CricketMeriJaan #KXIPvMI #MI pic.twitter.com/rNwPTXxSSY— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 4, 2018
21.43 IST: FOUR! Stoinis ends the innings in a grand style! 22 runs from the final over of the innings! Hardik has been taken to the cleaners by Stoinis! Short of a length ball on the stumps, Stoinis backs away a long back and spanks it flat to mid-wicket for a boundary. Target for Mumbai - 175. Kings XI Punjab score 174/6 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in Indore. Gayle 50, Bumrah 1/19
21.42 IST: SIX! Upper cut and that's another maximum! Stoinis is on fire! Short of length ball outside off stump, He waits on the back foot and doesn't panic. Plays with the angled bat and carves it over the third man fence for a six. KXIP 170/6 in 19.5 overs
21.40 IST: OUT! Pandya removes Mayank for 11. Kings XI Punjab 164/6 in 19.4 overs vs Mumbai Indians in Indore
21.39 IST: FOUR! Hardik continues to leak runs! That was short on the stumps, Stoinis hangs back and pulls it flat to wide long on. Fielder in the deep simply had no chance of stopping that one.
21.38 IST: SIX! High and handsome! 7 runs from just one delivery, how many more can Punjab collect in this over? Full pitch delivery right in the slot. Stoinis goes back and uses all his strength. Clears the long off fence with ease. 500th six of the tournament! KXIP 159/5 in 19.1 overs
21.37 IST: Brilliant penultimate over from Bumrah, just 6 runs from it. KXIP 152/5 in 19 overs
21.32 IST: SIX! Just over the fielder at long off and that's a six! Much needed big hit for Punjab! Slower ball, Agarwal miscues the lofted drive to long off. Rohit leaps in the air but the ball just sails over him and clears the fence comfortably. MI 145/5 in 17.5 overs
Finally, Mayank Agarwal gets his turn to bat.
21.27 IST: OUT! That was completely mistimed by Patel and Hardik pouches another one safely! This one was relatively easier for Hardik. Slower ball, Patel was early into the shot and miscues it to long on. Hardik settles under the skier and completes an easy catch. Punjab losing their way a little! wicket. Kings XI Punjab 135/5 in 16.5 overs vs Mumbai Indians in Indore
Marcus Stoinis walks out next to bat.
21.23 IST: OUT! Hardik takes a beauty in the deep! That wasn't an easy catch, he ran across to his left and maintains his balance. Grabs with both the hands and gives McClenaghan his first wicket of the evening! Slower ball and Nair looks to go inside out, but doesn't generate enough power behind that one and holes out in the deep. Kings XI Punjab 132/4 in 16 overs vs Mumbai Indians in Indore
21.19 IST: SIX! SUPER SHOT!! That has to be the shot of the evening! Back of a length ball on the stumps, nothing wrong the delivery. Nair moves right across his stumps, gets inside the line of it and helps it over square leg fence for a huge six. KXIP 130.3 in 15.2 overs
21.15 IST: SIX! HAMMERED! That was right in the slot and Axar dispatches it miles over the ropes! Loopy ball on off, Patel gets to the pitch of it and muscles with all his power over long on fence for a maximum. KXIP 120/3 in 14.2 overs
21.12 IST: SIX! Ah! That made an incredibly sound at the point of contact! Leg cutter from Cutting, much shorter in length! Nair gets into position quickly and smokes it flat over square leg fence for a six. KXIP 110/3 in 13.4 overs
21.11 IST: FOUR! Karun Nair top edge, and that's pretty safe! Quite streaky, but they all count! Punjab won't mind how they come as long as they keep coming! Short of length ball, Nair walks right across to pull that. Gets a thick edge over keeper for a boundary. KXIP 104/3 in 13.3 overs
21.06 IST: Second strategic break!
Axar Patel is promoted up the order.
21.04 IST: OUT! Horrible call from Karun Nair! Yuvraj decides to walk, doesn't even feel like waiting for the third umpire's decision! Faster one on the stumps, Nair chops it straight to Lewis at backward point and calls for a suicidal single. Yuvraj had no chance of reaching in time and his bat got stuck as he looks to slide it. Body blow to Punjab! Kings XI Punjab 96/3 in 12.3 overs vs Mumbai Indians in Indore
21.02 IST: SIX! Biggie! Much needed big strike for Yuvraj, that's a confidence booster for the left-hander! Floated delivery on middle and leg stump line. Yuvraj get right under it and mauls it over wide long on for a six. KXIP 95/2 in 12.1 overs
Karun Nair joins Yuvraj Singh in the middle.
20.59 IST: OUT! Slower ball from Cutting does the trick, this could be the game chaning moment! Gayle departs straightaway after scoring a fifty! Slower ball on the shorter side, Gayle was looking to deposit it over the square leg fence, but can't get enough power behind it and miscues it to deep square leg. Suryakumar Yadav in the deep judges it to perfection much to the delight of Mumbai. Kings XI Punjab 88/2 in 6.4 overs vs Mumbai Indians in Indore
20.57 IST: FIFTY! 50 to Gayle! 24th fifty for him in Indian Premier league! Short of length ball, Gayle nudges it on to the leg side. They take a single. Kings XI Punjab 87/1 in 11.1 overs vs Mumbai Indians in Indore
20.56 IST: FOUR! Well placed by Gayle! He is picking his spots nicely! Flatter ball outside off, He waits on the back foot and cuts it with precision through the gap between two men square on to the offside. No stopping that one, once he found the gap! KXIP 86/1 in 11 overs
20.51 IST: FOUR Leg byes. Oh dear! Kishan misses another one, though this was not off the bat and didn't carry as well! Hardik slipping it down leg, the ball kisses the pads and rolls past the keeper for four leg byes. KXIP 78/1 in 9.4 overs
20.47 IST: FOUR! Upper cut and that's four more! 10 runs from two balls! Shortish delivery outside off stump, Gayle goes right back and slices it over point. The ball races away to the fence. KXIP 72/1 in 9 overs
20.45 IST: SIX! Brutal strike! That's into the 2nd tier! Floated delivery wide outside off, the big man gets right under that one and clobbers it over wide long off for a biggie. KXIP 66/1 in 8.4 overs
20.43 IST: Again too straight from Hardik, drifting on the pads. Gayle uses his wrists and nudges it away to deep mid-wicket for a single and retains the strike. 4 runs from the over. KXIP 58/1 in 8 overs
Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman in.
20.37 IST: OUT! GONE!! Mumbai get the opening they were desperately looking for! It was a quicker one from Markande, Rahul goes on the back foot and hits it flat to deep mid-wicket. Duminy steadies himself in the deep and takes a good catch with his fingers pointing skywards. Kings XI Punjab 54/1 in 6.4 overs vs Mumbai Indians in Indore
20.35 IST: FOUR! Swept away with disdain! Rahul gets down on one knee and gets right on top of the bounce. Hits it away to the mid-wicket boundary. KXIP 54/0 in 6.2 overs
Change of bowling. Mayank Markande to bowl after the break.
Time for Strategic Break!
20.29 IST: FOUR! Is it another biggie? No, just bounces inside the ropes! Overpitched delivery on the off, Gayle gets right under it and muscles it flat over mid off for a boundary. KXIP 48/0 in 5.4 overs
20.27 IST: SIX! WOW! That is out of here, get the new ball please! Gayle announces his arrival with a monster hit! Short of a length ball, Gayle gets into position quickly and thwacks it high over the roof at square leg KXIP 44/0 in 5.2 overs
Interesting move this from Rohit. Mitchell McClenaghan is given the ball to bowl his third over inside the Powerplay.
20.25 IST: And once again, he goes for the yorker and executes it to perfection. Gayle slices it on to the covers for just another single. KXIP 37/0 in 5 overs
Change of ends for Jasprit Bumrah.
20.21 IST: FOUR! Now, this is clever from Gayle! He was expecting a shortish kind of a delivery. Gayle got into position pretty quickly and upper cuts it over short third man fielder for four more. KXIP 33/0 in 4 overs
20.19 IST: FOUR! And again! He is nailing them! Slower ball, Gayle was expecting that one, waits on the back foot and slams it to covers. Cutting gets a hand to it, but can't stop it. KXIP 28/0 in 3.5 overs
20.18 IST: FOUR! BANG!! Brute force from Gayle! Full pitch delivery on the stumps, Gayle makes room for himself and smashes it flat back over his partner. The ball sped away to the fence in no time. KXIP 24/0 in 3.4 overs
Hardik Pandya is introduced into the attack.
20.15 IST: Just a single from the over, a tight one from McClenaghan! Short of a length ball on off, Gayle sways away from the line of the delivery and then keeps his hands low. As he lets that one through to the Kishan. KXIP 17/0 in 3 overs
20.10 IST: Good end to the over from Bumrah after conceding a maximum on the first ball of the over. KXIP 16/0 in 2 overs
20.06 IST: SIX! That's an amazing strike! It was six moment it left the bat! Full pitch delivery right in the slot. Rahul lofts it cleanly over long off. 74 meter hit! KXIP 15/0 in 1.1 overs
Jasprit Bumrah will bowl from the other end.
20.04 IST: SIX! Up and over! That has travelled the distance! Bowls it full outside off, gets right under that one and carts it well over the cover boundary for a six. KXIP 8/0 in 0.5 overs
19.59 IST: Mitchell McClenaghan has the new ball and he will open the attack for Mumbai. We are all set to go!
19.57 IST: Umpires are making their way out in the middle followed by the Mumbai fielders. Out comes Punjab's opening pair Chris Gayle and KL Rahul.
19.41 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin the Punjab skipper states that the ground is small but reckons that there will be little moisture which may help them to defend the target. States that the boys are fresh after a long break and are ready to go. Continues saying that they have started well in the tournament and it is important to continue that. Ends by saying Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel come in the side.
19.38 IST: Rohit Sharma the Mumbai skipper says that it is a high scoring ground and would like to have a total in front of them. Opines that he has taken positives from the previous matches and now it is important that players take responsibilities and do the job for the team. Ends by saying that Evin Lewis is back in the squad in place of Kieron Pollard.
19.32 IST: TOSS - Mumbai Indians win toss, opt to bowl against Kings XI Punjab in Indore
19.25 IST: PITCH REPORT - There is some live grass on the wicket says Danny Morrison. Average score here batting first is 170 he informs. Morrison feels spinners will like bowling on this wicket. He finishes his report saying it is a lively wicket and there is something in it for everyone.
19.15 IST: A beautiful view of the stadium -
Ahead of #KXIPvMI, batting coach @imrobindra shares his thoughts on the conditions in Indore and tells us how the support staff continues to motivate the boys.#CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians pic.twitter.com/gDtH3F53SS— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 4, 2018
Stronger at home 💪— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 4, 2018
Kings have won 3⃣️ out of 4⃣ ️games they've played at Indore and will look to add to it tonight in #KXIPvMI#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIP #KingsXIPunjab #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/5LKs65Nscz
Brief Preview: With their eyes firmly set on the IPL 2018 Play-Offs, Ravichandran Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab will host bottom-placed defending champions Mumbai Indians at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore, on Friday. The three-time IPL champions are staring at an inglorious exit having brought up the rear so far, with only two wins in their kitty from eight games. On the other hand, KXIP have won five out of their seven games, slowly but surely inching towards the playoffs.
A week off has certainly helped the likes of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul recharge their batteries and they will be aiming to come out all guns blazing at their adopted home. Kings XI Punjab's season has been about collective performance. They don't have the 'Orange Cap' or 'Purple Cap' holders in their ranks but everyone has chipped in with impactful performances as and when required. (Read Full Match Preview)