Mumbai Indians live to fight another day


(G.N.S) DT.16 Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab square off at the Wankhede in match number 50 of 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL). In comparison, Chris Gayle's 368 runs is nearly 300 runs behind Rahul's tally, with right-hander accumulating 652 runs from 13 attempts and snatching the Orange Cap from Delhi's Risabh Pant.

Tye, similar to Bumrah's later efforts, returned incredible four-over figures of 4-16 - in the Australian seamer and Rahul, Kings XI boast both the orange and purple cap holders reserved for the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in the competition.

Andrew Tye finished with four wickets to his account and was the most impressive bowler for Punjab.

Bumrah was referring to the 111-run second-wicket partnership between Rahul and Aaron Finch (46 in 35 balls) that was threatening to take KXIP home before the India pace bowler his side the crucial breakthrough. He smashed 1 four and 2 sixes.

"In the first few games, we had KL, (Chris) Gayle, Karun (Nair) who'd scored half-centuries or a century".

Ben Cutting added 4 runs off 7 balls while Mitchell McClenaghan (11 9off 7, 1 four, 1 six) and Mayank Markande (7 off 5, 1 four) remained unbeaten.

Against Chennai, he failed to execute his yorkers as Dwayne Bravo took him to the cleaners in the penultimate over, while against Rajasthan, his inconsistency saw him concede 18 runs off the penultimate over after bowling a brilliant 17th over where he gave away just one run and claimed two wickets.

Man of the match Bumrah said after the contest: "Clarity is very important when you bowl at the death otherwise there'll be doubt".

The scenario: Mumbai's victory saved them from a certain elimination, thrusting them as high as fourth on the table thanks to a tournament-high net run rate.

Only Suryakumar Yadav has been among the runs on a consistent basis and MI would be pleased with the return to form of West Indian opener Evin Lewis. In the meantime, he let Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis and Ankit Rajpoot bowl to the Krunal-Pollard pair, who feasted on the bowling to put on a game-changing 65-run stand in their six-over alliance. He wanted my jersey too. In the previous game, Punjab's team had bowled out on just 88 runs in front of Virat Kohli Led Royal Challengers Bangalore. And when Rohit Sharma's mistimed pull found mid-on, Mumbai were caught in an awkward position at 71 for 4 in the ninth over.

IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium, latest update and cricket scores: KL Rahul is ensuring KXIP are well in it.