IPL 2017 MI vs KXIP, Highlights, Match 51 in Mumbai: Despite Pollard's heroics, KXIP win by 7 runs

Indian Premier League 2017, KXIP v MI: Kings XI Punjab win a close match by 7 runs against Mumbai Indians to keep their playoff hopes alive

23:50 IST: Pollard picks 1 runs. 14 runs off 5 balls. SIX Pollard hits  it out of the park. 9 runs off 4 balls. Pollard retains strike denies the single. 9 runs of 3 balls. Mohit bowls a dot ball.  9 runs off 2 balls. Dot ball. KXIP win by 7 runs.

23:42 IST: 23 to win off 12 balls. Harbhajan on strike, dot ball, 23 off 11 balls. It is getting really interesting. There are field chances happening. Pollard is running the first one quick he comes back for the second makes it. 9 ball 20 to win. Two more, 18 off 9 balls. Fielders sent right at the edge of the ropes. Its a wide, 17 off 8 balls. Pollard needs a six of the last two balls. 16 off 7 required.

23:36 IST: Pollard gets a single. Maxwell drops a sitter, parries it for a SIX. FOUR more, it is MI’s game. FOUR, more. 24 off 14 required. Harbhajan Singh walks to the middle. MI 207/6

23:28 IST: WIDE. Pandya OUT. What a catch. Krunal takes a single. FOUR one bounce, sheer power from Pollard. SIX Pollard hits a huge one. Single. FOUR for Krunal.

Mumbai Indians require another 56 runs with 6 wickets and 24 balls remaining.

23:22 IST: WIDE. SIX for Pollard he keeps MI hopes alive. SIX again of a short ball. Pollard on fire. Single for Pollard after two sixes. Pandya joins the party SIX. Mumbai Indians require another 63 runs with 6 wickets and 26 balls remaining. SIX again Pandya. Single. MI 175/4

23:19 IST: Single for Pollard, but that will not help. Pandya picks a couple. Wide not called. Only a single. Pollard picks another single. SIX for Pandya. But it seems too little, too late. MI 148/4

23:17 IST: Mumbai Indians require another 94 runs with 6 wickets and 36 balls remaining.

23:13 IST: SIX for Pandya, right out of the screws. Game on. Umpire says not a wide. Single for Pandya. SIX Pollard keeping MI hopes alive. MI 136/4

23:09 IST: Axar continues, Pollard picks a single, they need much more than that. Rana swings and misses. Streaky but Rana will get a single. Rana OUT, Guptill picks a hattrick of catches. Pandya picks a single. MI 123/4

23:03 IST: Tewatia starts with a dot ball. He bowled well in the last game. Single it was in the air but drops short of the fielder. Rana cuts for a single. Rohit Sharma OUT, does not get it in the middle, caught in the deep. Pollard comes in, he has a lot to do. Dot ball. Pollard picks a single. MI 120/3

22:57 IST: Streaky FOUR, Rana will take it with both hands.Dot ball, good comeback by Ishant. Ishant has a lot to prove. Short and the umpire calls it a no-ball but for overstepping. FREE HIT. Does not get it in the middle will pick a single. Ishant again tumbles, he is making it a habit. But more importantly a dot ball. Rohit sharma picks a couple of over throw, run out missed, everything is happening.

22:51 IST: What a catch, Simmons OUT, Guptill takes a one-handed blinder. Rohit comes in and he is off the mark. MI 107/2

22:44 IST: FOUR from Parthiv, that’s cheeky. FOUR more, a cat has nine lives, Parthiv is giving us a demo. FOUR more, hat-trick of boundaries. OUT Parthiv show ends. Simmons picks a single, Rana comes in. Rana starts off in style FOUR. MI 104/1

22:41 IST: Patel is now content in working the singles. Single of an extra for Simmons. Maxwell is bowling well. Parthiv is lucky of the inside edge and two runs. Patel picks a single. MI 87/0

22:36 IST: Spin introduced for the first time, its Axar time. Simmons picks a single. They need to keep playing the same way. Catch dropped, could have been a big moment in the match. SIX by Simmons, he has had enough. 50 up for Lendl Simmons. SIX again. MI 82/0

22:29 IST: Parthiv flicks leg side for a single. Simmons has shifted gears SIX. Good shot, even better fielding, Guptill puts in the dive to save a run. SIX for Simmons over extra covers. Dot ball play and a miss. Inside out but a single there is cover. MI 68/0

22:23 IST: There is an appeal but umpire thinks that is missing leg, Parthiv picks a single. FOUR, what a shot, yorker put away between mid off and covers. Single for Simmons. FOUR of a miscue by Parthiv. A single for Parthiv. Simmons flicks it for FOUR. MI 52/0

22:18 IST: Sandeep Sharma starts with a WIDE. Parthiv flicks for a quick single had that hit he was out. Simmons picks two, but not convincing. Simmons cannot put away the fulltoss. Good bowling no run. FOURMI 37/0

22:13 IST: Simmons plays a dot ball. Another dot ball, pressure building. He pulls not convincing but FOUR. FOUR again. Simmons flicks straight to the fielder. MI 31/0

22:08 IST: Simmons picks a single but they need much more than that. Parthiv is timing the ball well, but is not hitting the gaps. Parthiv pulls not convincing but FOUR. Parthiv smokes it through covers for FOUR. And again this time to the left of the cover fielder FOUR. MI 23/0

22:04 IST: Simmons starts with a FOUR. WIDE. No run. Simmons picks a single on the leg side. Picks up a single down the ground. Parthiv cuts straight to Maxwell. Parthiv flicks for couple. MI 10/0

21:44 IST: Saha hits the first ball for a SIX. He is on 91. Saha picks a single. Single for Axar. Double nelson. Pandya is bowling well. WIDE. Dot ball, yorker. Single, Saha will be 93 not out. SIX to end by Axar. KXIP 230/3

21:37 IST: Saha on 83 and would be pressing for a ton. Will he get there? Axar picks a single, Saha on strike on 83, he has 11 balls. Saha gets a single, it seems he may not get the 3-figure mark. Good effort by Rana in the deep but Axar picks two. Single Saha back on strike. WIDE. Saha gets a single. Dot ball to end the over. KXIP 214/3

21:32 IST: Malinga is back and Patel smashes it for a couple. Patel picks up two runs. A single down the ground. Third man sent back. Saha runs for a couple. Saha picks a single and an overthrow. KXIP 207/3

21:27 IST: Saha picks a single of Bumrah, Axar does the same. Saha gets a single was looking for two decides against it. Axar steals a quick single. Saha hits it over mid off for FOUR. KXIP 198/3

21:19 IST: McClenaghan has been thwarted for a SIX by Marsh and to rub salt to the would, it is a free hit. Marsh picks two runs of the free hit. WIDE. OUT Marsh just when he was looking to get going. Axar Patel walks in. Saha picks a single. Axar is off the mark. Saha pulls it for FOUR. Saha pulls again but only a single this time. KXIP 190/3

21:15 IST: Saha hits a SIX. WIDE. Saha picks a single. Marsh picks a single. Saha digs out a single to pick a run. Marsh picks a single. KXIP 173/2

21:08 IST: Saha gets a single. Marsh needs to attack. Marsh pulls leg side for a single. Saha hits it for FOUR. Saha is playing some exotic shots. Marsh has launched and that is a SIX, towards cow-corner. Saha picks a single.

21:03 IST: Marsh flicks but no runs. Saha hits it down the ground for a single, it was briefly in the air. Marsh turns it leg side to pick up a single. Marsh picks another single. Saha swings will pick up two runs. KXIP 147/2

21:00 IST: Marsh walks in, Saha picks a single of Harbhajan. Marsh cuts, straight to the fielder. marsh knocks it straight to pick a single. Saha reaches 50 with a SIX. He then picks a single. Marsh picks a single, 10 off the over. KXIP 140/2

20:55 IST: Bumrah starts with a dot ball. Saha looks to cut, misses it completely. Saha gets a single, there was an appeal but that was optimistic. Maxwell is giving some respect to the bowler. Maxwell shows deft touch, picks a FOUR. Maxwell out at the cusp of 50, BOWLED! KXIP 131/2

20:49 IST: As expected, Malinga is back, but even he has been expensive. He starts of with a WIDE. The perfect yorker, no runs. Two dot balls against Maxwell, a rarity today. Maxwell cuts to pick up a single. Saha picks a single. Maxwell belts it down the ground for just a run. Saha gets a single to end the over. KXIP 126/1

20:45 IST: No respite for Harbhajan, pulled for SIX. SIX again. Single finally, some sanctity. Single for Saha, he is happy to give the strike to Max. SIX he deposits that again. Single to end the over. KXIP 121/1

20:37 IST: SIX Maxwell needs no second invitation, Karn Sharma the target. He swing and misses. Two in a row. Maxwell picks a quick 2 runs. SIX again for Maxwell, he goes inside out with the spin. Single and 100 is up. KXIP 100/1

20:32 IST: McClenaghan comes back, Saha drops, looks to run but decides against it. Saha shows finesse, picks a FOUR, by lapping it. Saha picks up a single down the ground. Cheeky from Maxi FOUR. Maxwell picks a single. KXIP 85/1

20:25 IST: Spin introduced in the form of Karn Sharma. Streaky FOUR. They are going for it, come what may. Another FOUR, this time down the ground. Guptill departs OUT. Maxwell comes in early today and he is off-the-mark. KXIP 71/1

20:21 IST: Guptill smokes it for another FOUR, he gave himself room to hit it. Guptill steals a single. Saha picks two on the misfield. Another quick single taken. Guptill is looking to go aerial on every chance, picks a single. KXIP 60/0

20:14 IST: Malinga is in the attack and Guptill hits him straightback down the ground for a couple. Guptill connects better this time, SIX of a no-ball, agony piling on. Single on the off-side there is a spread out field already. WIDE down the leg side, Malinga has been way off target. FOUR over extra cover, Malinga is surely not the same. Saha hits another FOUR, swivels and plays. Saha gets no runs of the inside half of the bat. KXIP 51/0

20:10 IST: Guptill picks a single on the on-side, Saha on strike, Bumrah is bowling. Saha guides it past backward point picks one run. Guptill too picks up a single to third man. Bumrah brings the ball back in to the batsman, no run. KXIP 32/0

20:05 IST: McClenaghan from this end, on-the-mark, no runs.Saha glides it for FOUR, no third man, Saha maximises that. This time he flicks it leg side for a single. Guptill sneaks a quick single. Saha takes the aerial route successfully, FOUR. Its a plan, there is no holding back. Fulltoss put away, FOUR. It is also a free-hit, as the bails were dislodged. KXIP 28/0

20:00 IST: Martin Guptill-Wriddhiman Saha open. Pandya to start. It seems they want to attack upfront. What a start, Guptill caresses it through cover for FOUR. One difference, Guptill is playing the ball close to his body. Guptill takes a chance, over slips FOUR, they say you flash, you flash hard and luck favours the brave. A straight drive, but well stopped, he picks a single. Saha watchful of the first ball. Saha creams it through covers, FOUR. KXIP 13/0

19:56 IST: Players are all-ready to take the field for the start of play.

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19:43 IST: Will Glenn Maxwell get going again?

Mumbai Indians:P Patel (wk), L Simmons, N Rana, RG Sharma (c), H Pandya, K Pollard, K Sharma, H Singh, M McClenaghan, J Bumrah, L Malinga

Kings XI: M Vohra, M Guptill, S Marsh, G Maxwell (c), W Saha (wk), A Patel, R Tewatia, M Henry, I Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, M Sharma

19:36 IST: Amitabh Bachchan is in the Extra Innings studio and he speaks about his love for the game. He is here to promote Sarkar 3.

19:30 IST: MI win toss, opt to field. MI remain unchanged. Ishant comes in for Swapnil Singh.

19:28 IST: Marsh has over 500 runs against MI, so he will be the key. Due factor is expected to play a role, hence batting second will help. Sachin Tendulkar is in the house.

19:25 IST: The two captains are getting ready for the toss. Stay tuned to inUth.com. Will Buttler get a game ahead of Pollard.

Welcome to inUth’s live digital coverage of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017’s Match 51 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Led by Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians are currently topping the table with 9 wins and a total of 18 points. On the other hand, KXIP have been performing really well in some of the previous games and are now at 5th position with 12 points.

And today, it’s a must-win situation for Glenn Maxwell & Co. who will be playing their next game away from home. If they win the game, their chances to reach the play-offs will increase a bit.

At this moment in the tournament, the toss will really matter a lot. Both the sides are pretty much comfortable while chasing down the target. Talking about Punjab’s bowling line-up, Sandeep Sharma has been playing an important role to restrict the flow of runs in the powerplay overs. However, they have to focus on sharpening their death over bowling attack.

As far as the batting department is concerned, Hashim Amla and David Miller have been ruled out of the tournament. Now at this situation, all the responsibilities come on the shoulder of the players like Manan Vohra, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh and skipper Maxwell who has the potentials to score on the Mumbai track.

On the other hand, Mumbai’s bowling looks very much balanced as they have been performing pretty up to the mark throughout in the tournament. Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan have been performing really well and successful as well to pluck wickets.

While the batting department will be missing opener Jos Buttler as he has returned to England. Parthiv Patel to remain in the opening slot while Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Nitish Rana and Hardik Pandya are doing pretty well with the bat. In the last game, though Mumbai lost their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad but Rohit Sharma played a captain’s knock and scored 67 runs.


Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel(wk), Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Ambati Rayudu, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya

Kings XI Punjab: Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell(c), Eoin Morgan, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anureet Singh, Shaun Marsh, Nikhil Naik, Marcus Stoinis, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Varun Aaron, Matt Henry, Rahul Tewatia, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy, Rinku Singh, T Natarajan