Kings XI Punjab won the match against Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets with 8 balls to spare at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday.
Their chase was spearheaded by a controlled innings from KL Rahul, who remained unbeaten on 71, and some aggressive cameos from Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal. Earlier, Mumbai Indians had put up a score of 176/7 in their 20 overs.
They had gotten off to a great start, propelled by Quinton de Kock’s 39-ball 60. The away team’s scoring rate fell down considerably in the middle overs, and Hardik Pandya’s 19-ball 31 helped them to put up a respectable total.
After a last-ball win against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday, Mumbai Indians were looking to continue the winning momentum against controversy-hit Kings XI Punjab in the ninth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.
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Reeza Hendricks and man of the match Rassie van Dussen’s partnership (116) anchored great innings of 180/3 for South Africa. The Proteas barely raised a sweat as they wrapped up the three-match T20 series with a game too against Sri Lanka with a 16 runs victory on Friday.
And it was left for all-rounder Chris Morris (3 wickets) and pace bowler Dale Steyn (2) to lead the “removal” job as the Proteas won by 16 runs.
Mid-order batsman Isuru Udana put up a fight, smashing eight boundaries and six maximums as he reached his half-century.But on a wing and a prayer, the Sri Lanka highest top run scorer (84) could have done with some help from his Sri Lanka teammates.
Indian Ocean islanders have been here for far too long. At the rate they are losing matches, they certainly can’t wait to play the last at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday and get on the flight back home. continue reading…
Source – NDTV
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