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KXIP177/2(18.4ov)MI176/7(20.0ov)

Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Mayank Agarwal

18.4Bumrah to Miller

1
There it is! Miller hits the winning runs as he pulls it through square leg. Customary handshakes taking place out there as PUNJAB WIN BY 8 WICKETS!

18.3Bumrah to Miller

0
That cuts him in half! On the shorter side, Miller looks to work it around the corner but the ball zips through and whizzes past the inside edge.

18.2Bumrah to Rahul

1
SCORES ARE LEVEL! Short and on the body, Rahul swivels and pulls it to the fine leg fielder for a single.

18.1Bumrah to Rahul

4
FOUR! Educational edge! Length and outside off, Rahul looks to open the face of the bat but the ball goes off the edge, a lot finer than he wanted to play it and to the third man fence. Two runs away now.

17.7McClenaghan to Miller

4
FOUR! Yes, it does. Full length delivery outside off, Miller smashes it through covers. It is wide of the fielders at deep and they have no chance to stop that. Only 6 needed off the last 2.

17.6McClenaghan to Miller

WD
WIDE! Poor this from McClenaghan. It is a full toss outside leg. Miller looks to flick it but misses. Wide signalled. Will this extra ball prove to be costly?

17.5McClenaghan to Rahul

1
On the pads this time, Rahul easily glances it to fine leg and gets to the other end. 3 off the over so far. Good over this till now.

17.4McClenaghan to Rahul

0
Slower ball on a length. It is outside leg, Rahul makes room and flat bats it but finds the fielder at cover.

17.3McClenaghan to Miller

1
Yorker. Excellent execution this from McClenaghan. It is on leg, Miller to his credit does really well to get his bat down and scamper through for a single.

17.2McClenaghan to Miller

0
Bouncer. It is on off, Miller sways away from the way of it.

17.1McClenaghan to Rahul

1
Slighly fuller on the leg side, Rahul looks to paddle it but it gets a feather on it and it clips his thigh pad. The ball goes to the left of de Kock. Single taken.

16.6Bumrah to Rahul

1
Single to end the over. Good length ball again. This time it is outside off, Rahul flat bats it to cover and keeps the strike.

16.5Bumrah to Rahul

0
Back of a length outside off, Rahul looks to upper cut it but misses.

16.4Bumrah to Rahul

4
FOUR! Two in two for Rahul. The pressure now on Bumrah. Length delivery on middle, Rahul lifts his front leg and pulls it powerfully through square leg for a boundary.

16.3Bumrah to Rahul

4
FOUR! Just what Punjab wanted. Good length delivery on off, Raul gets on top of that one and smashes his drive through covers for a boundary.

16.2Bumrah to Rahul

2
Length delivery on off, Rahul strokes it towards point. Yuvraj there diving to his left misfields allowing them to take the couple.

16.1Bumrah to Rahul

0
Starts with a fast ball on a length. It is on middle and off, Rahul pushes it to mid off.

15.7Malinga to Rahul

1
Takes a single to keep strike for the next over by pushing it down to long off. 12 from this over and now only 26 is needed from the last 4.

15.6Malinga to Rahul

4
FOUR! Now moves onto 50 in style! A well-crafted innings. He started off slowly, played second fiddle to both, Gayle and Agarwal but then stepped on the gas when his team needed him to. He though would love to stay there till the end. Gets there with a pull shot towards fine leg. It was not off the middle, it flew off the glove but he won't care. Raises his bat and soaks in the applause.

15.5Malinga to Rahul

2
On the middle stump, Rahul flicks it through mid-wicket. The placement is nice and the batter takes two. Moves onto 48.

15.4Malinga to Rahul

WD
WIDE! Down the leg side, Rahul looks to flick but misses.

15.3Malinga to Rahul

2
Misfield and an extra run conceded! Once again, this is not good especially at this moment. This is short and outside off, Rahul slaps it through covers. The fielder there misfields and concedes an extra run. Almost concedes another run as his direct hit deflects away from the keeper but the batsmen do not take it.

15.2Malinga to Miller

1
A confident drive down to long off for a run. Need not do anything silly at the moment.

15.1Malinga to Rahul

1
Slower ball down the leg side, it is flicked through square leg for a single.

14.8Pandya to Miller

4
FOUR! Boundary to end and it is probably the over which turns the tide in completely in the favor of the hosts. 19 from it. A poor delivery again, short and on the body. Miller just helps it on its way to the fine leg fence.

14.7Pandya to Rahul

1
Once again smart batting, does not try anything fancy, he strokes it through covers for a single.

14.6Pandya to Rahul

4
FOUR! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet. It was uppish but in the gap. Full and on off, Rahul leans into the stroke and caresses it through covers. Moves into the 40s and it seems that the biggie has got him going.

14.5Pandya to Miller

1
Corrects his line and bowls it on the stumps, Miller pushes it through covers for a run. There is a misfield but no extra run taken.

14.4Pandya to Miller

WD
Another wide! This is just not good from Pandya. Again it is down the leg side, Miller misses the flick and once again it has been wided.

14.3Pandya to Miller

WD
WIDE! Can't bowl extras at the moment. Down the leg side, Miller looks to flick but misses.

14.2Pandya to Rahul

1
Sensible batting! Now works it through mid-wicket and takes a single.

14.1Pandya to Rahul

6
SIX! What a shot that is! Rahul finally comes to the fore! Slightly short and outside off, Rahul stays leg side of the delivery, arches his back and then cuts it over point. Goes all the way. Once again the perfect start to the over for the hosts.

13.6Pandya to Rahul

1
A single to end as Rahul strokes it through coves. An expensive over but once again an important wicket too. 56 needed in the last 6.

13.5Pandya to Miller

1
A nice slap through covers for a single. Judging by the first two shots, it seems Miller has come out with intent here.

13.4Pandya to Miller

2
Miller straightaway goes for it as he uses his feet and hits it wide of long on for a couple.

13.3Pandya to Agarwal

W
OUT! Caught and bowled! Krunal Pandya is once again the partnership breaker. A sharp catch this. Agarwal makes room and Krunal follows him as he fires it in. Mayank though punches it firmly but uppishly back to where it came from. Krunal there gets his body behind and takes it. End of an enterprising innings from Agarwal. He has done the job. Mumbai though will hope to get a couple more quickly. 60 more needed.

13.2Pandya to Agarwal

2
Direct hit needed... but misses! Agarwal now works it through mid-wicket. They take one and go for the second. Hardik in the deep gets to the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Would have been close had he hit.

13.1Pandya to Agarwal

6
SIX! As easy you as you like from Mayank! 41 from 19 is the batsman who walked out at no. 3. Makes room and then lofts it wide of long off. The connection is such that it carries all the way. Ideal start to the over. Pressure on the bowler.

12.6Pandya to Agarwal

1
A dot to end as Agarwal finds cover with his drive. 6 from this over, a good one and a much-needed one for Mumbai.

12.5Pandya to Rahul

1
Short in length and outside off again, Rahul slaps it through covers for a run. He would have wanted to get this a lot squarer but could not. Needed to play that a fraction late.

12.4Pandya to Rahul

2
Lovely fielding! Every run matters here! Rahul squirts it through point and it races across the turf. Mitchell in the deep makes a lot of ground to his left and then stops it with a slide. Saves two for his side.

12.3Pandya to Agarwal

1
Another cutter outside off, Agarwal looks to find the gap in the point region. Does not so only a single. The first three balls have belonged to the visitors. Only 2 from it.

12.2Pandya to Rahul

1
Whips it nicely towards wide long on but only for a single.

12.1Pandya to Rahul

0
On the bounce! Slightly short and outside off, Rahul opens the face and guides it to point on the bounce.

11.6Pandya to Rahul

1
Another single to end as Rahul pushes it through covers. This also brings up the 50-run stand between the two. Another very good one and it is keeping Punjab on top at the moment. Once again Rahul is happy to play second fiddle in this one. The two need to carry on though.