Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
HM Amla
104(60) 8x4 - 6x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 10 13 27 4 13 23 13
JC Buttler
JC Buttler
77(37) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 31 runs
  • 4x4 - 2x6
0 5 2 5 32 6 5 22

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ McClenaghan
MJ McClenaghan
O4
M0
R46
W2
Eco11.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
MP Stoinis
MP Stoinis
O2
M0
R28
W1
Eco14.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

11.30 pm That's all we have for you. Thank you for joining us, thanks for the comments as well. Sorry I couldn't post enough but we hope you keep sending them in. Good night.

Jos Buttler is Man of the Match for his 77 off 37 balls (same score as Chris Gayle two days ago, but one ball quicker) "Found really good touch in the tournament, been desperate to kick on, nice to put in a contribution. Striking the ball well, it's a small ground and a fantastic wicket. Luckily we won the toss, you'd think 200 was a really good score. [360 degree batsman?] I think today, chasing that kind of total was great for me because I could go from ball one without thinking. I've put a lot of pressure on myself, trying too hard to score the runs. Today, when you're chasing a big score, you can relax and play your shots. Keep a still base and do the rest" "Incredible game to be part of. Something which reminded me of 2014, when we chsed 190 against Royals in 14 overs," Rohit Sharma says, "To be able to chase this target in 15.3 overs is fantastic. Hashim Amla played one of the finest knocks we would ever see but we finished up really well. When we came back to the change room the talk was that the ground is small and we have the batters to do it. That was pretty evident in the first six overs. The way Jos and Parthiv batted at the start was magnificent. That's the kind of firepower we have. Parthiv is coming off a great domestic season and he's taken that confidence into IPL. That's the kind of start we required chasing 199. [Concern with the bowlers] Not really. It's something which we have to look into. They are proven match winners and they have done it for years, even in international cricket. That's there. It's a lot of pressure, it's always challenging. It's just about backing them and the management does that. They will come good. It's just the first half of the tournament, the second half becomes crucial, the table keeps changing so you have to be on the money, you can't lose momentum. So hopefully we can continue our winning streak. The good thing we've done is focussing on one particular opposition and we are going to do that again"

"They were pretty favourable to batting," Glenn Maxwell says. "In saying that I thought 198 was a good score. Thought we'd be able to defend it. Especially here. Unfortunately we let our chances slip. Positives, Hashim's hundred. And Marsh's start. He hit the ball beautifully. Amla's all class. Plenty of positives on the batting side, but the bowlers had a tough night. We have to make sure we take every catch that comes to us. Buttler was outstanding. Any time a batsman takes you on in the Powerplay like that, on a pitch that has no sideways movement or even purchase for slower balls, it's hard. Now onto Rajkot, another flat pitch. No respite to our bowlers"

11.08 pm An eight-wicket victory chasing 199 with 27 balls to spare. That's as good a mauling as the IPL has ever seen. Kings XI now have lost four matches on the trot. The last one was a nail-biter. This one... well, it'll take a lot to get over. Hashim Amla struck his maiden T20 hundred earlier today. He's somehow found himself on the losing side because Kings XI's bowlers just did not know what to do once Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel started doing what they were supposed to. They got 82 runs in the Powerplay - a record for Mumbai - allowing only six dots - the second-lowest count in IPL history. Nitish Rana then came in, struck his fourth half-century in four innings at No. 3 and put the finishing touches on Mumbai's highest successful chase

15.3
6
MM Sharma to Rana, SIX runs, game over! This is a slow, short ball, down leg, and Rana pulls it mightily over the long leg boundary
15.2
2
MM Sharma to Rana, 2 runs, picks the slower ball and pastes it to the right of long-off. Good, hard running gets them two
15.1
0
MM Sharma to Rana, no run, good length ball on off stump, pats it towards point

Nitish Rana now has the highest score by a batsman in the IPL without hitting a single four in the innings

END OF OVER:
15 | 21 Runs | MI: 191/2 (8 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 12.73, RRR: 1.60)

  • Hardik Pandya15 (4b)
  • Nitish Rana54 (31b)
  • Ishant Sharma4-0-58-0
  • Mohit Sharma2-0-21-1

That's the second time out of the chase, with Mumbai's required rate reading 1.6. A few updates might be required to this list

14.6
4
I Sharma to HH Pandya, FOUR runs, another that races away. Looks for the yorker, but doesn't quite find it. Pandya is able to drill the ball down the ground and the long-on fielder can't get to his left in time
14.5
4
I Sharma to HH Pandya, FOUR runs, mid-off is up and the mis-hit has enough power to lob over him and into the boundary. Low full toss, given the treatment
14.4
6
I Sharma to HH Pandya, SIX runs, into the second tier over long-on! He's got really strong forearms and they are on show as he somehow gets on top of the bounce of a slower short ball - he's on the front foot, so that makes it all the more remarkable - and hits it straight down the ground

The perfect No. 3?

4

No. of fifties scored by Nitish Rana in four innings at No. 3 this season

Buttler bash

77

Buttler made his highest score in T20 cricket off just 37 balls

Blazing away

82

Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel powered Mumbai to their highest Powerplay score in the IPL

Hash Smash

51

No. of runs Amla hit off Malinga. Only once has a batsman hit a bowler for more in an IPL game - Kohli v Umesh for 52 runs

Mayhem

50

No. of runs Kings XI amassed off the 15th and 16th overs

Smashed

28

No. of runs leaked by Mitchell McClenaghan to Glenn Maxwell in the 15th over - the second-most expensive of IPL 2017

Trouble at the top

9.80

The average of Kings XI Punjab's batsmen at No. 3. They have used four players in five matches

The Musketeers

3

Shaun Marsh, today, joined Suresh Raina (707) and MS Dhoni (524) as the only batsmen with 500 or more runs against Mumbai

Combination unlocked

13

No. of players Mumbai have used in six matches this season, the least among all teams. Pune and RCB have used the most - 19 each