MI vs KXIP IPL Match Highlights – MI Move Into Top 4
- MI won by 3 runs
- They made 186-8
- They moved to 4th in the table while Punjab slipped to 6th
Mumbai Indians kept their dreams of making the play-off alive after they defeated the Kings XI Punjab at home. The Wankhede Stadium erupted in joy after a tightly contested match turned n favour of the home side by 3 runs. It has been a tale of two halves for both these sides. After enduring the worst first half of an IPL season in their history, MI have bounced back in royal style to show everyone that the defending champions are still alive and kicking this year. With a match left against the worst side this year in Delhi, Mumbai will know that another good show can help them go into the play-off. Punjab on the other hand have played out the opposite story as that of Mumbai’s. Sitting pretty in the table after the first half, they have collapsed miserably much to everyone’s surprise, now finding themselves fighting to stay alive in the tournament.
Coming back to MI vs KXIP IPL Match Highlights, MI couldn’t have had a worse start in a must-win match for them. Losing wickets one after the other they found themselves in dire straits at 100-4. However when the going gets tough, the tough get going and this is exactly what Krunal Pandya and Pollard showed the world. The pair not only stabilized Mumbai’s innings but also took the attack to Punjab’s bowlers. It took Pollard only 22 balls to reach his 50 and take his side to a fighting 186.
For Punjab, it was once again KL Rahul who was left fighting a lone battle on a sinking ship. He played world innings of 94 off 60 but was unfortunate to get dismissed in the 19th over as he looked for the long one to bring up his 100. In a match which boasted of some incredible batting performances, Bumrah took home the accolades. His magnificent spell of 3-15 from his 4 turned the tides in Mumbai’s favours and ensured his side took home the points.
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