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Kings XI vs MI, 51st match at Mumbai, , May 11 2017 - Ball by Ball Commentary

51st match (N), Wankhede, May 11, 2017, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:231) 223/6

Kings XI won by 7 runs

Player Of The Match
93* (55)
Cricinfo's MVP
124.15 ptsImpact List
Full commentary
end of over 208 runs
MI: 223/6CRR: 11.15 
Kieron Pollard50 (24b 1x4 5x6)
Harbhajan Singh2 (4b)
Mohit Sharma 4-0-57-2
Sandeep Sharma 4-0-42-1

So the Playoff race is still alive. Only Mumbai are through. Rising Pune could join them should they beat Daredevils tomorrow. Kings XI win tonight has put Sunrisers on tenterhooks. They have to win their last game to control their fate. So another blockbuster weekend coming up? We'll find out. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. Until next time, cheers!

11.55pm Mohit Sharma has single-handedly kept Kings XI Punjab alive. They needed three wins in three couple of nights ago, now it's one in one. Tonight, he was carted all over the park in the first three overs that had gone for 49. But Glenn Maxwell trusted his end-overs specialist and he didn't let them down. Kings XI live to fight another day, which means we still have four teams scrambling for three Playoff spots, with only Mumbai Indians assured.

This is the joint highest total in the second innings in the IPL. They've equaled Rajasthan Royals who also made 223 in a losing cause against Chennai Super Kings in 2010.

Wriddhiman Saha is the Player of the match for his 55-ball 93. "The mandate was to go hard in the first six overs. We built up good momentum. When we batted initially, our target was to get 220. We thought it was a par score. I'm ready to bat wherever the team needs me.

Glenn Maxwell: I thought my drop catch may have cost us the game. We dropped two, missed run-out chances but for us to hold on the way we did, the credit to Sandeep and Mohit. Those two overs in the end were absolute class. It was dewy, the ball was slippery. It was tough work, to execute when the pressure was on, with a guy like Pollard out there, was outstanding. We played fearless cricket. Hashim led the way for us, today for Saha to get the reward was superb. We've thrown him up and down the order, been a little harsh on him, but he's been superb. We still have some work to do, would be nice to sneak in through the back door.

Rohit Sharma: Disappointing, but we put up a great fight. I thought it was evenly balanced when Pollard and Hardik were batting, but once Hardik got out, it was tough for one batsman to bring out the big shots. You have to appreciate the boys for the effort. This was a fresh wicket, there was a little bit of grass covering which held the wicket together. I don't want to be critical on the bowlers, one-off games don't change much but moving forward we can take a lot of learning, especially on wickets like these. They were trying different things but when someone like Maxwell and Guptill go like that, it's hard. Saha too batted superbly. As a unit, we want to move ahead in all three facets.

Mohit to Pollard, 1 run

another cracking yorker that tails in late to take thick inside edge to fine leg. Fifty for Pollard, but not good enough

Mohit to Pollard, no run

sensational. A knuckle ball that dips on Pollard as he looks to swing this over the off side, the ball dipped on him to beat him. Stunning execution under pressure

Mohit to Pollard, no run

brilliant! Low, dipping yorker which Pollard can't get underneath. Dug back to Mohit on his followthrough

Mohit to Pollard, no run

low full toss, swung away to long-off. Missed the yorker but found the fielder on the bounce. Pollard refuses the run

Debates can be out on this. Pollard knew he had to be on strike and may have deliberately gone one short.

Mohit to Pollard, SIX runs

slower ball outside off, he holds his shape and deposits this swipe into the cow corner boundary.

Mohit to Pollard, 1 run

length on off stump, drilled to long-on from where Maxwell fires a poor throw to the keeper's end. Umpire calls one short, Pollard the culprit.

end of over 197 runs
MI: 215/6CRR: 11.31 RRR: 16.00
Harbhajan Singh2 (4b)
Kieron Pollard42 (18b 1x4 4x6)
Sandeep Sharma 4-0-42-1
Mohit Sharma 3-0-49-2

Syed Aleem: "Did maxwell make a blunder by not bowling atleast one more over himself ?"

Sandeep to Harbhajan, no run

cracking delivery. Full straight and right into the blockhole around off stump, Harbhajan looks to carve this behind point but is late to get down to the ball.

Zia: "Thank God sixes and fours still exist in cricket, was watching Misbah's batting thought they might have banned runs making in cricket."

Sandeep to Pollard, 1 run

drills this into the deep cover region, Marsh quickly hares around to his right to keep this to a single

Sandeep to Pollard, 1 wide

harsh call. Sees the batsman moving outside off and floats this wider, turns out to be just outside the wide line as it beats Pollard's swing. Sandeep is disappointed with the call, has every reason to be

Pollard gasping for breath. How often do you see that?

Sandeep to Pollard, 2 runs

once again full, straight and into the blockhole, squeezed to the deep extra cover region, they scamper a second that didn't look possible at one stage

Sandeep to Pollard, 2 runs

spears a yorker-length delivery outside off, Pollard looks to heave across the line, gets a thick inside edge towards deep midwicket, they scamper a second

Sandeep to Harbhajan, 1 run

right into the blockhole, squeezed to long-off

Sandeep to Harbhajan, no run

swing and a miss. Full, straight and just around the wide line. Anticipates the batsman making room and floats this further away

end of over 1816 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 208/6CRR: 11.55 RRR: 11.50
Harbhajan Singh1 (1b)
Kieron Pollard37 (15b 1x4 4x6)
Mohit Sharma 3-0-49-2
Sandeep Sharma 3-0-35-1
Mohit to Harbhajan, 1 run

slower delivery outside off, flayed to long-off

Mohit to Karn, OUT

has his man. This is another slower ball that comes back in from wide of the crease, dipped on Karn who looked to swing this behind square, missed it and the ball hit timber. Not much celebration from Mohit. Has this slipped away from Kings XI?

Karn Sharma b MM Sharma 19 (6b 3x4 1x6 9m) SR: 316.66
Mohit to Karn, FOUR runs

full toss outside off, gets a thick edge that flies past short third man. Ishant didn't even move. Looked to slice this over point but he'll take the runs however they come

Mohit to Karn, FOUR runs

slaps the short ball into the cover boundary. Slower delivery again, this was sitting up nicely for him to belt this into the off side. Looks like they'll get this in a canter

Mohit to Karn, SIX runs

Maxwell palms this over the long-off boundary. Slower and fuller outside off, Karn does well to hold his shape and biff this straight down the ground. Maxwell did well to run to his left from long-off but couldn't hold on.

Mohit Sharma has got Kieron Pollard out three times in six innings, the Trinidadian's joint-most dismissals against any bowler in the IPL

Mohit to Pollard, 1 run

excellent knuckleball, Pollard steps out and bunts this down to long-on

end of over 1717 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 192/5CRR: 11.29 RRR: 13.00
Karn Sharma5 (2b 1x4)
Kieron Pollard36 (14b 1x4 4x6)
Sandeep Sharma 3-0-35-1
Matt Henry 2-0-40-0
Sandeep to Karn, FOUR runs

goes for a yorker, turns out to be a high full toss, Karn swings this over the infield, Maxwell tries to parry the ball back in but momentum took him over the ropes

Universe: "Win or Lose today - MI have shown character and at the end of the day all you can ask from your team is to fight! and they've fought well. "

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