MI beat KXIP by 3 runs | Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Live Cricket Score 50th T20 Match

Indian Premier League, 2018

Date: May 16, 2018 Start Time: 20:00 IST | 14:30 GMT | 20:00 Local
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
MI
186/8 Overs: 20.0
KXIP
183/5 Overs: 20.0
Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 runs

Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Live Cricket Score - 50th T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 20.0 KXIP: 183/5

The Wankhede witnessed its team pulling off a super win and staying alive in the competition. The table looks quite interesting now, with Mumbai, Rajasthan and Punjab all on 12 points, but the hosts of tonight moving to 4th place due to the NRR. All becoming real intriguing now. On the 18th, already qualified Hyderabad go on the road to face Bangalore and the action begins at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Join in for all the action. Cheers!

19.6 4

FOUR! Tiwary scores a boundary off the final ball but it doesn't matter. He swivels across and pulls it across the deep backward square leg fence. MUMBAI WIN BY 3 RUNS!

19.5 1

Safe! A legal delivery now and Mumbai win. Good bowling. McClenaghan bangs it short outside off, Axar fails to connect and both batsmen set off as the keeper throws it at the stumps at his end. Misses, the bowler takes it and does the smart thing by not throwing it. Takes the bails off by jogging to the stumps, replays show Axar is safe but more importantly, no extra run conceded.

19.4 6

SIX! Axar Patel with a beauty! Still a twist left in this entertaining tale? Full toss and he smokes this over wide long on to clear the rope.

19.3 W

OUT! Yuvraj holes out! McClenaghan gets the breakthrough! Angles across a full ball outside off, Yuvraj lofts it over covers but doesn't get the desired connection. Off the outer half and it's straight into the safe hands of Evin Lewis in the deep. 15 needed off 3 balls.

19.3 1

Wide! Called a wide this time. Yuvraj doesn't move unless his partner and McClenaghan serves it well outside off. Across the tramline and that's a wide.

19.2 0

Swing and a miss! Should have put that away, was right in the slot. Fuller ball going across, around off, Yuvraj swings hard across the line, only to connect with thin air.

19.1 1

Very well bowled. The Kiwi comes from around the wicket and fires it full and across Axar Patel. He moves a step across, gets low to slog it but misses. They steal a bye but it's not a wide. So that's the important bit for Mumbai.

End of Over : 19 6 Runs KXIP: 170/4
18.6 1

Just the single. What an over. What a spell. Fires it full and Axar drives it to long off for a single. 6 runs and the all-important wicket off it.

18.5 1

Yuvraj gets off the mark by working it on the leg side for a single.

18.4 1

Full toss on the stumps, Patel mistimes it towards wide long off for a single.

18.3 W

OUT! Is that the match? Is this where Mumbai clinch it? Oh, boy! So sad for Rahul, misses out on a ton yet again. Wasn't to be. Full outside off, it's the cutter which becomes his undoing as he lofts it without perfect timing. Straight into the hands of Ben Cutting at wide long off who makes no mistake in taking it.

18.2 1

Another attempted yorker, but it's taken on the full. Axar can only hit it down to long on for a single.

18.1 1

Pinpoint yorker at the base of off stump, Rahul drills it through mid off and gets off strike.

18.1 1

Wide! Too far outside off, wide called as it's across the tramline.

Summary

Mumbai Indians will be desperate for a win against Kings XI Punjab to keep their playoff hopes alive when they square-off in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede stadium. Just when Mumbai's dream of making it to the final four was on the verge of getting shattered, the Rohit Sharma-led brigade came up with a spirited show to register a hat-trick of wins before faltering against Rajasthan Royals in their previous game.

 

Mumbai have to win both their remaining two matches to keep their chances alive for advancing to the play-offs. With 10 points, the three-time champions are placed at the sixth spot in the IPL points table while their opponents are a spot ahead with 12 points in their kitty.

 

Mumbai will once again rely on opener Suryakumar Yadav, who has been consistent with the bat, amassing 473 runs from 12 innings. The other opener Evin Lewis also got back his touch in the last match, hitting a 42-ball 60.

 

However, Mumbai's middle order failed miserably including skipper Rohit. Barring his match-winning knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rohit has failed to live up to the expectations this season.

 

The Pandya brothers -- Hardik and Krunal -- will also need to dish out something special if they are to stand any chance of making it to the final four.

 

In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik and left-arm pacer Mitchell McClenaghan will have to bowl accurately to get rid of the likes of the in-form Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle.

 

On the other hand, despite being a place ahead, Punjab lag behind Mumbai in net run-rate.

 

The Ravichandran Ashwin-led side, who started their IPL campaign on a rousing note, faltered in the business end of the league, losing five of their last six games.

 

Punjab suffered their worst defeat of the season in their last outing when Royal Challengers Bangalore hammered them by 10 wickets, a game where both the batsmen and bowlers succumbed before Kohli's men.

 

Punjab's batting mostly relies on openers Rahul and Gayle as the duo have accumulated 558 and 350 runs respectively.

 

The Punjab openers have been a major reason behind their success as the two have handed a perfect start to their side on several occasions in this year's edition.

 

Karun Nair has been inconsistent with 247 runs so far, while veteran Yuvraj Singh and Mayank Agarwal are yet to make their presence felt in the middle-order.

 

Punjab will be relieved by the fact that Aaron Finch returned to form with a 34 & 26 during the loss to Kolkata Knight Riders and RCB, respectively.

 

In the bowling department, Australian pacer Andrew Tye (20 wickets) and Afghan teenaged spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman (14 wickets) have been brilliant.

 

Pacer Ankit Rajpoot (eight wickets), off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (six wickets) and medium-pacer Mohit Sharma (six wickets) need to raise the bar against Mumbai, after going wicketless against Bangalore.

News