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9th Match (D/N), Mohali, Mar 30 2019, Indian Premier League
(18.4/20 ov)177/2
Kings XI won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
43 (21)
mayank-agarwal
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• The Report by Sreshth Shah

Kings XI top order aces chase after M Ashwin's 2 for 25

Quinton de Kock's attractive 60 went in vain as Kings XI paced their chase to perfection under the lights

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Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians176/7(20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab177/2(18.4 overs)

7.50pm Over at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Capitals have chosen to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders. Sandeep Lamichhane and Chris Morris will play their first games of the season today. I'm not sure we'll get to see the presentation ceremony from this match just yet, so do hop over to our ball-by-ball from the game in Delhi, or stay right here and watch our experts, Deep Dasgupta and Brad Hodge, build up to that game. I'm off for now, good night!

Vijay: "Some credits to be given to punjab bowlers especially the spinners."

Virag: "MI cannot get by with 8 over of part time period .. They have to use 4 specialist bowlers and 4 overs total from allrounders (Pandyas)."

Rishabh: "I think MI pacers have barely used the short ball, which was essential given the large square boundaries." -- They did try it, but the target wasn't big enough to force the batsmen into trying to hit those balls for six.

Kisun: "MI will have to make some tough calls following this loss. Pollard not performing. Malinga, Yuvi not finished yet, but far from the forces they used to be. Their presence weakens the fielding as well. Not looking like potential qualifiers at the moment are Mumbai."

Koustav: "Has to be one of the best innings played by KL Rahul till date. Scoring the ugly runs is the most difficult thing. Hope this brings about a flurry of runs in future."

7.38pm Comprehensive win for Kings XI. Mumbai just didn't set them a big enough target on a flat deck, and that allowed KL Rahul to play something of an anchor role (not sure whether by accident or design, given that he was struggling to find the gaps initially, and seemed to work his way back into form as he got his eye in), with Gayle and Agarwal supplying the boundaries at the other end. Once Rahul was set, he read the fields and picked the gaps brilliantly.

18.4
1
Bumrah to Miller, 1 run

short, gets up to chest height fairly wide outside off, Miller pulls to the left of deep square leg and completes the job

18.3
Bumrah to Miller, no run

short, angling across the left-hander. Miller looks to jump across and work it against the angle, can't put bat to ball

18.2
1
Bumrah to Rahul, 1 run

short, angling into off stump, steps across and hooks to the left of fine leg

18.1
4
Bumrah to Rahul, FOUR runs

back of a length, not too far outside off, and third man is back, but he's fairly square, and Bumrah offers Rahul plenty of pace to use, just opens his bat face and guides it down nice and fine

Bumrah to bowl the 19th with Kings XI only needing six runs. Mumbai need a miraculous over here. Mid-off is up again.

end of over 188 runs
PBKS: 171/2CRR: 9.50 RRR: 3.00
David Miller14 (8)
KL Rahul66 (55)
Mitchell McClenaghan 4-0-35-0
Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-17-0
17.6
4
McClenaghan to Miller, FOUR runs

makes room premeditatedly, and leaves McClenaghan with two options - follow him or make him reach for the ball. Goes for option two, with a full one outside off, but it's still within his reach and he frees his arms to slap it away to the left of deep point

17.6
1w
McClenaghan to Miller, 1 wide

looks for the yorker, ends up sliding a low full-toss down the leg side. That brings up the 50 partnership, off just 30 balls

17.5
1
McClenaghan to Rahul, 1 run

full on middle stump, flicked away against the angle to deep square leg

17.4
McClenaghan to Rahul, no run

sees Rahul trying to make himself room and follows him with a slower, back-of-length ball. Slapped to extra-cover

17.3
1
McClenaghan to Miller, 1 run

late inswing causes this yorker to tail in towards Miller's feet. Nearly falls over while trying to flick it. Thick inside edge into pad

17.2
McClenaghan to Miller, no run

bouncer outside off, Miller ignores it, pulling his upper body out of the way

17.1
1
McClenaghan to Rahul, 1 run

slower ball at leg stump. Looks to step across and help it fine, but only manages a tickle off the thigh pad, to the left of the keeper

Here's McClenaghan, left-arm over to Rahul.

Mas: "I do admire Rohit's captaincy. however, really disappointed to see him being reluctant to give Pollard a bowl. in the recently concluded PSL Darren Sammy arguably the best T20 captain used Pollard well was instrumental in their road to the finals."

end of over 1711 runs
PBKS: 163/2CRR: 9.58 RRR: 4.66
KL Rahul64 (52)
David Miller9 (5)
Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-17-0
Lasith Malinga 3-0-24-0
16.6
1
Bumrah to Rahul, 1 run

length ball angling in towards off stump, punched to sweeper cover

16.5
Bumrah to Rahul, no run

bouncer outside off, Rahul looks to lean away and ramp it fine, but he can't make contact

16.4
4
Bumrah to Rahul, FOUR runs

back of a length, angling in towards middle stump, and that's a super shot, takes a step across his stumps and whips it away in the gap between deep square leg and fine leg

16.3
4
Bumrah to Rahul, FOUR runs

and that means there's a gap to exploit between extra-cover and mid-off. Bumrah allows him to with a full-toss close to off stump, and he punches it away through that very gap

Cover point and third man back on the off side. Fine leg, square leg and long-on back on the leg side.

16.2
2
Bumrah to Rahul, 2 runs

back of a length on off stump, punched to the right of the diving backward point fielder, who gets his hands to the ball but can't keep it from rolling away from him and conceding two runs

16.1
Bumrah to Rahul, no run

back of a length on off stump, punched to mid-off

As expected, here's Bumrah. Kings XI need 25 off 24.

Robin: "Why Pollard is in this team if he is not to bowl at all. Instead of an once-in-a-tournament all rounder, MI should have a proper batsman who can hit good blows if need be."

end of over 1612 runs
PBKS: 152/2CRR: 9.50 RRR: 6.25
KL Rahul53 (46)
David Miller9 (5)
Lasith Malinga 3-0-24-0
Hardik Pandya 3-0-39-0
15.6
1
Malinga to Rahul, 1 run

slower length ball on off stump, punched down the ground to long-off

15.5
4
Malinga to Rahul, FOUR runs

Immediate shortening of length, but the angle takes it down leg, and Rahul swivels on the hook to send it flying away to the right of short fine leg. Brings up his fifty too

Change in field. Third man goes back, cover point comes into the circle.

15.4
2
Malinga to Rahul, 2 runs

fullish slower ball on off stump, clipped to the right of long-on

Best performances - batters
KL Rahul portrait
KL Rahul PBKS
71 runs (57)
6 fours
1 six
Control89%
Productive shot
cover drive
22 runs
3 fours
0 six
45815220512
Quinton de Kock portrait
Q de Kock MI
60 runs (39)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 four
1 six
1751418924
Best performances - bowlers
Murugan Ashwin portrait
M Ashwin PBKS
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Hardus Viljoen portrait
GC Viljoen PBKS
O
4
M
0
R
40
W
2
ECO
10
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20
Match days30 March 2019 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Chris Gaffaney
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Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
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Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
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Sadashiv Iyer
Match Referee
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Narayanan Kutty
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Mumbai Indians 0
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