IPL Live Score, MI vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab Win Toss, Elect To Field vs Mumbai Indians
MI vs KXIP Live Match: The match is being played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Â© AFP
Mumbai Indians (MI) will fancy their ch ances of beating an out-of-form Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) when they host the latter in a must-win match an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. After a string of initial losses, Mumbai Indians' hopes of making it to the last four were revived after they notched three consecutive victories, however, an eight-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Sunday has again put them on the back foot. While Mumbai are in sixth position with five wins from 12 games, a stuttering KXIP have slumped to the fifth spot with 12 points having suffered their fourth defeat on Monday night in five games. (Live Scorecard)
Match 50, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, May 16, 2018
MI37/1 (3.3) Winning %
Play in ProgressCRR: 10.57 BATTING
- Suryakumar Yadav26 (12)
- Ishan Kish an0 (2)
- Ankit Rajpoot 28/0 (2)
- Andrew Tye 0/1 (0.3)
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Mumbai, with an excellent net run-rate, need to put behind the humiliation by the Royals and come out with all guns blazing against an equally jittery KXIP, who have lost their way in the second half of the tournament after starting strongly. Mumbai's middle order was yet again exposed in the last game when their batsmen, including skipper Rohit Sharma, failed miserably.
IPL 2018 Live updates of Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab match, straight from Wankhede, Mumbai
20:16 IST: Four! Back of a length delivery from Rajpoot, Suryakumar waits and plays it late as the ball rolls away towards the third-man region for another boundary.
20:15 IST: Six! Rajpoot is being taken to the cleaners. Full delivery gets lifted over the cover for a maximum. Suryakumar Yadav is changing his gears now.
20:14 IST: Six! Rajpoot fires in the bouncer once again and this time Suryakumar Yadav gets a thick edge on the pull as the ball flies over the fine-leg region for a maximum.
20:13 IST: Four! Short delivery from Rajpoot, Suryakumar gets into a good position and pulls the ball for a cracking boundary.
20:10 IST: Six! After few quiet deliveries, Mohit Sharma bowls full and into Lewis' arc and the ball flies down the ground for the first maximum of the night.
20:05 IST: Mumbai Indians 7/0 after the first over.
20:03 IST: Four! Rajpoot provides width outside off, Suryakum ar Yadav throws his bat at the ball, edges and the ball flies past the man at slips for the first boundary of the night.
20:00 IST: First ball-- Back of a length delivery from Rajpoot to start with. Suryakumar Yadav works the ball around for the first run.
19:59 IST: Ankit Rajpoot opening the bowling for Kings XI Punjab.
19:58 IST: Alright, game time! Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav opening the batting for Mumbai Indians.
19:42 IST: Playing XI:
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot
19:34 IST: Rohit Sharma -- We were bowling first as well. Dew is a factor, but we are not worried about it, we need to play some good cricket. I have been in this position over the last few years and I know how to handle the situation. The team has handled it better than me, I think we have done well considering how we played in the first half of the tournament. We are not thinking about the Delhi match at the moment. Just one change for us, Kieron Pollard replaces JP Duminy
19:32 IST: Ashwin -- We are bowling first. Looks like there's dew here, we would like to bowl first and chase the total down. I expected some dip, that's what has happened. We have lost three matches on the bounce, hopefully, we will stop that rot. Two changes for us - Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary are back, they replace Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair. Mujeeb is still not fit, hopefully, he will be back for the next match.
19:30 IST: Kings XI Punjab captain Ravich andran Ashwin wins toss, elects to field vs Mumbai Indians.
19:22 IST: We are minutes away from the toss, stay tuned.
19:10 IST: The two teams arrive at the Wankhede for the clash.
19:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab, straight from Wankhede.
Only Suryakumar Yadav has been among the runs on a consistent basis and MI would be pleased with the return to form of West Indian opener Evin Lewis. These two will be banked upon to provide an excellent start. But they need the others down the order especially skipper Rohit to contribute big. Save his match-winning knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore here, Rohit has failed to perform to his potential and MI need him in cracking form, backed up by the Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal.
MI's bowling too has been a worry. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik and left arm pacer Mit chell McClenaghan will have to bowl cleverly to stop the rampaging K L Rahul and Chris Gayle from scoring big runs. All three may come up with a short-ball attack on the rival openers as Umesh Yadav showed with great success last night for RCB. The role of leggie Mayank Markande (14 wickets) will also be crucial along with that of Krunal Pandya,
KXIP too have slumped in the latter half of the T20 League and need to improve in all departments. It has been a story similar to Mumbai's for KXIP whose openers - Rahul and Gayle - were giving them good starts until last night when both succumbed to Yadav's short balls. Rahul, who has been in the form of his life, was dismissed for 21, while Gayle, who has hit a blistering century this season, also failed and the misfiring middle order could not rescue the team which was shot out for 88, its lowest total of the season.
The hand injury to rookie Afghanistan leg-spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman was a big blow to Punjab and in hi s likely absence Ashwin and Axar Patel need to take up the responsibility to take wickets in the middle overs. We've to try and make sure we lift ourselves. We'll have to keep a watch on the net run rate but stay positive. We've got a reasonable bowling attack and a lot of experienced international players didn't show up with the bat, remarked skipper R Ashwin after the drubbing by RCB.
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Axar Patel, Akshdeep Nath, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Dagar.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McLenaghan, Mustafizur Rahaman, Jasprit Bumrah, Akila Dananjaya, Ben Cutting, JP Duminy, Rahul Chahar, Sharad Lumba, Adam Milne, Sid dhesh Lad, Md Nidheesh, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary.Topics : Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab Indian Premier League 2018 Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, Match 50 Cricket Live Score Live Cricket Score Live Blogs Related Articles IPL Live Cricket Score, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab: MI To Bat First vs KXIP IPL Live Score, MI vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab Win Toss, Elect To Field vs Mumbai Indians IPL Highlight, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: KKR Beat RR By 6 Wickets At Home IPL Highlights, KKR vs RR: Kuldeep Yadav Stars As KKR Beat Rajasthan By 6 Wickets IPL Highlights, Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel Power RCB To 10-Wicket Win vs PunjabSource: Google News