Mumbai Indians grabbed a sensational win against the Kings XI Punjab in the match played yesterday and the death overs' specialist Jasprit Bumrah played a crucial role in getting the job done. Mumbai Indians won the match and kept their hopes for the playoffs, alive. Mumbai registered a 3 run close win.
Chasing 187 to win, Rahul blasted 10 fours and three sixes in his 60-ball 94-run innings and shared a 111-run second wicket partnership with Aaron Finch (46) taking his team almost the brink of winning the match. However, Mumbai Indians won the match and registered their sixth win and came equal to Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals in the 12 matches points table.
Kings XI were comfortably placed at 145/1 in 16 overs when Bumrah came back to bowl his second spell and the Mumbaikar removed Finch and Marcus Stoinis (1) before dismissing Rahul in the 19th over.
Kings XI Punjab win the toss and opt to bowl first against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai
Batting first, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging total of 187 runs for 8 wickets.
MI Playing XI: Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.
KXIP playing XI: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot
Jasprit Bumrah proved it once again as to why he is considered among one of the best death bowlers in the world. He has mastered the skill of stopping the batsmen in the last overs and he did the same in the match yesterday.
After struggling in the initial phase of the league, MI now seem to have regained their lost momentum and things have been falling in their favour.