result
34th match (N), Indore, May 4 2018, Indian Premier League
(19/20 ov, target 175)176/4
Mum Indians won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai Indians
3:05
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• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Rohit, Krunal blitz keeps Mumbai Indians alive

The pair's unbeaten 56-run stand off 21 balls secured a third win in nine matches, keeping Mumbai Indians alive in the season

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Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab174/6(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians176/4(19 overs)
end of over 1917 runs
MI: 176/4CRR: 9.26 
Krunal Pandya31 (12)
Rohit Sharma24 (15)
Andrew Tye4-0-35-1
Marcus Stoinis3-0-37-1

11.32pm That was a very important win for Mumbai. They absolutely needed to win to keep their hopes alive, and they aced a tough chase to keep the comfortable chasing trend at this ground going.

Was that score ever going to be enough on this ground? Kings XI fought right through to give themselves a chance, but their batting was just not good enough tonight. Another spirited fight from Kings XI.

But it was Mumbai's long batting order that was too good, despite some hiccups. Suryakumar Yadav's impressive run continued. And Rohit, Hardik and Krunal played very important hands to get Mumbai across.

Suryakumar Yadav is the Man of the Match: "Enjoying my new role of opening. Trying to be consistent, trying to give good starts so that the finishers aren't burdened. I'm not thinking too much, trying to be simple."

Rohit Sharma: "We're still alive, good performance tonight. We wanted everyone to come together and put a collective effort. We understand the threat Kings XI bring with their bat, to restrict them was a great effort. The way we went about our chase, we needed some momentum, Hardik could get that by playing his game, which is why I held myself back. I know what shot-making is required at the end."

R Ashwin: "The wicket was sticky, we went well. Not got enough runs at the end. Fought well. The week off rejuvenated the boys. This tournament is not easy. Trying to play the brand of cricket we want to play."

Krunal Pandya: "When I'm playing, he feels pressure outside. When he's playing, I feel pressure outside. The brotherly bond is there. The last game, I was upset about not getting the team through. It was simple, anything is chaseable at this ground. You're a bit more confident with these short boundaries."

18.6
4lb
Tye to Krunal, 4 leg byes

all done! Leg byes for four. Mumbai win with an over to spare. A yorker outside off, Krunal gets outside the line and misses a slog. The ball ricochets off the shoe to the third man boundary.

3 off 7.

18.5
1
Tye to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

back of a length outside off, worked to midwicket. Very cleverly done.

18.4
1
Tye to Krunal, 1 run

a slower short delivery on middle, pulled to deep midwicket

The smiles are back. 50 off 19 this stand.

18.3
6
Tye to Krunal, SIX runs

definitely done now. Length on off., Krunal launches a slog into the stands at deep midwicket. Defending at this ground is so hard.

18.2
4
Tye to Krunal, FOUR runs

four more. A slower delivery outside off, Krunal was well and truly beaten by that delivery, but he improvised so well. Waited and waited and then carved the ball in the air, but past point.

18.1
1
Tye to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

a slower delivery outside off, flat-batted away to long-on

16 off 12

Rohit has a 100% winning record in IPL when remaining not out in chase. He has remained not out 16 times (4 for DC and 12 for MI) and won all the times.

end of over 1820 runs
MI: 159/4CRR: 8.83 RRR: 8.00 • Need 16 from 12b
Krunal Pandya20 (8)
Rohit Sharma22 (13)
Marcus Stoinis3-0-37-1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-37-2
17.6
6
Stoinis to Krunal, SIX runs

that's the game done! That was an awful delivery, on middle and leg. Krunal backs away and slogs the ball with ease over long-on. 20 runs off that over, and Mumbai should have no trouble from here.

22 off 13.

17.5
4
Stoinis to Krunal, FOUR runs

put away for four. A low full toss down leg, can't bowl full tosses at this time. Flicked away through backward square leg for four. Easily done.

17.4
4
Stoinis to Krunal, FOUR runs

powered past cover for four more. A slower ball outside off, Krunal clears his front leg and clatters a powerful drive through cover

17.3
1
Stoinis to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

a slower ball outside off, tapped towards point for a run

Kapil: "That was coming from Rohit. Young Mujeed should have bowled it wide outside off. Still backing KXIP to defend this by 6-7 runs"

17.2
4
Stoinis to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

eased away for four. A slower ball outside off, Rohit just times that drive past cover, like he's batting in the nets against net bowlers.

Mo Shine: "This is Mumbai's match to lose now with the batting power that they have. "

17.1
1
Stoinis to Krunal, 1 run

a good length delivery on middle, hit away to long-on from the crease. Hurried on the shot.

36 off 18. Kings XI need a wicket. Mumbai ahead of the game.

end of over 1714 runs
MI: 139/4CRR: 8.17 RRR: 12.00 • Need 36 from 18b
Rohit Sharma17 (11)
Krunal Pandya5 (4)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-37-2
Andrew Tye3-0-22-1
16.6
6
Mujeeb to Rohit Sharma, SIX runs

finishes the over with six! A dart on the pads from Mujeeb, Rohit runs at him with immense self-confidence and flicks him over midwicket for six. All timing, fantastic stroke-making

16.5
1
Mujeeb to Krunal, 1 run

very well bowled. The yorker on leg, jammed out to long-on

Sid: "IPL is strange sometimes. Likes of Rohit and Duminy playing at 5 and 7 ? You've gotta be kidding me. No explanation will satisfy me. "

16.4
1
Mujeeb to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

goes short, but it's a googly. Down leg. Pulled away to deep square leg.

44 off 21 now

16.3
Mujeeb to Rohit Sharma, no run

the googly down leg, Rohit misses a slog sweep. Struck on the pad, sliding down. Two dots after six.

16.2
Mujeeb to Rohit Sharma, no run

87 kph, short and wide outside off, carved to backward point

16.1
6
Mujeeb to Rohit Sharma, SIX runs

a straight six! Flat and straight, and that same error again, it's full. Rohit clears his front leg and launches this over long-on for six.

In chases of targets between 170 and 180 in the IPL since 2015, teams having scored 118 or less in 15 overs, as Mumbai Indians did today, have ended up winning only 3 out of 10 times.

end of over 167 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 125/4CRR: 7.81 RRR: 12.50 • Need 50 from 24b
Krunal Pandya4 (3)
Rohit Sharma4 (6)
Andrew Tye3-0-22-1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman3-0-23-2
15.6
Tye to Krunal, no run

back of a length on middle, 130 kph, punched back to the bowler.

15.5
Tye to Krunal, no run

a full delivery outside off, chopped back towards the keeper as he tried to guide that to third man.

Best performances - batsmen
Suryakumar Yadav portrait
SA Yadav
57 runs (42)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle
50 runs (40)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
cut shot
17 runs
4 fours
0 six
0494112911
Best performances - bowlers
Mujeeb Ur Rahman portrait
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
2
ECO
9.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Jasprit Bumrah portrait
JJ Bumrah
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
1
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
TossMumbai Indians, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days04 May 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Dandekar
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
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Manu Nayyar
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kings XI Punjab 0