IPL 9, MI vs KXIP as it happened: Vijay, Saha help Punjab pull off unlikely win vs Mumbai

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IPL 9, MI vs KXIP as it happened: Vijay, Saha help Punjab pull off unlikely win vs Mumbai
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    That's it from us at Firstpost. Mumbai were thoroughly outplayed by a clinical Punjab side, and the massive defeat jeopardizes their hopes of qualifying for the play-offs, and now they must beat both Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions if they are to seal their spot in the play-offs.

    Do tune in tomorrow for our coverage of the Royal Challengers Bangalore-Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders-Rising Pune Supergiants matches. Till then, goodnight!

  • 23:33 (IST)

    Marcus Stoinis is the Man of the Match for his figures of 4/15 from his quota of four overs. 

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    Mumbai Indians continue to occupy the fifth position with six wins and as many defeats, while Punjab move up the table to the seventh spot, with Pune falling to the bottom!

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    After 17 overs,Punjab 127/3 ( Murali Vijay (C) 54 , Gurkeerat Singh Mann 6)

    Vijay brings up his own fifty in the 16th over, before Saha gets Punjab closer to the target with an inside edge that beats the keeper! OUT! Saha's lively innings comes to an end after he drags the ball onto his stumps off a bouncer from McClenaghan. Too late for Mumbai now, with Punjab needing just eight to win from 26 balls. Maxwell walks out to bat after Saha's dismissal, and is dismissed for a golden duck after feeding Pollard the simplest of catches for Pollard at mid-on. Gurkeerat finishes the game in the last ball of the 17th over with a boundary towards long-on! Kings XI Punjab thrash Mumbai Indians by seven wickets with 18 balls to spare! Who would have thought of that at the start of the match! 

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    OUT! Maxwell departs for a two-ball duck, with McClenaghan getting his second wicket of the innings. Length delivery from Mitch, and Maxwell shows no footwork while looking for the slog over the leg side. Simplest of catches for Pollard at mid-on! KXIP lose their third with 119 on board. 

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    OUT! Bouncer from McClenaghan, and Saha gets an inside edge onto his stumps to depart for 56 off 40 balls! KXIP lose their 2nd wicket with 117 on board, although this development might be a little too late for the home side now, with Punjab needing another eight runs with as many wickets and 26 balls in hand.

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    After 15 overs,Punjab 110/1 ( Murali Vijay (C) 48 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 52)

    Bhajji comes to bowl the 13th over, which will also be his last of the innings. Saha comes down the track in the second ball, and hammers the ball over long-off! Ends the over with a boundary, with 14 coming off it in a big one for Punjab! Vijay moves to the 40s with a six off the first ball of Pandya's final over, before smashing a boundary off the next ball. 14 conceded in the 14th, with Vijay and Saha bringing up the century partnership in the over. Terrific batting by the pair. Saha ends the 15th over with a boundary towards wide long-off, also bringing up his half-century in 38 deliveries!

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    After 12 overs,Punjab 74/1 ( Murali Vijay (C) 35 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 30)

    Vijay hammers the final ball of the 10th over down the ground, with Punjab reaching 61/1 at halfway mark in their innings. Southee, who got the early breakthrough, returns to the attack for the 12th over, but gets hammered towards wide long-on in the third ball for a four! Nothing seems to be working for the home side at the moment. 

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    After 9 overs,Punjab 53/1 ( Murali Vijay (C) 27 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 18)

    Four byes off the second ball after powerplay, with the ball missing Vijay's stumps and running away towards the long-leg boundary. Too many runs being conceded by the home side now. The fifty stand between Vijay and Sahais brought up in the ninth over, with Punjab firmly in the driver's seat at the moment.

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    After 6 overs,Punjab 32/1 ( Murali Vijay (C) 19 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 10)

    Consecutive boundaries off Vijay's bat in the fourth over, with McClenaghan going for 10 runs in the fourth over! Both Vijay and Saha have settled fairly well at the crease by now, and will look to get a partnership at this stage in order to establish the platform for Punjab to eventually chase the target down. Meanwhile, KXIP reach 32/1 at the end of powerplay, 11 runs more than what Mumbai had achieved in their innings. 

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    After 3 overs,Punjab 11/1 ( Murali Vijay (C) 7 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 4)

    OUT! Southee manages to remove Hashim Amla early in the innings, angling the ball into his pads, with the ball heading towards the leg stump. Vijay and Saha however, get boundaries in the subsequent overs, as the pressure is back on the Kiwi pair of Southee and McClenaghan. 

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    OUT! Southee manages to angle the delivery into Amla, and the ball hits him on the pads on its way to the leg stump! The right-handed South African opener departs for a five-ball duck, as Punjab lose their first wicket with just one run on board!  

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    After 20 overs,Mumbai 124/9 ( Harbhajan Singh 14 , Jasprit Bumrah 2)

    Mohit into the attack for the final over. Single by Bumrah off the first ball. Dots off the next two balls, before Bhajji clears the midwicket boundary with a slog! Single off the final ball, with eight coming off the final over of the innings. Looks like a simple target for Punjab, unless the Mumbai attack can somehow claw back in the innings.

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    After 19 overs,Mumbai 116/9 ( Harbhajan Singh 7 , Jasprit Bumrah 1)

    Sandeep to bowl the 19th. Bhajji attempts a slog off the first ball of the 19th over, but ends up sending the ball towards the vacant mid-off region. Well-struck by Mitch in the second, but stopped by the bowler. OUT! Mumbai lose their ninth wicket with McClenaghan getting caught by Miller at long-off after coming down the track and looking for the slog! 

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    After 18 overs,Mumbai 113/8 ( Harbhajan Singh 5 , Mitchell McClenaghan 4)

    SIX! The sixes are starting to rain for Mumbai, with Krunal smashing the first ball of Axar's final over towards long-on! Three off the third ball, with some clever placing by Pollard. Six to end the over. Mishit off Pollard's bat, but the ball still manages to clear the long-off boundary! This is exactly what Sachin Tendulkar was talking about a few of days ago, when he talked about how bats have evolved in modern times without any such improvement in balls. 


    FOUR! Third boundary in Pandya's innings. Sliced over backward point to bring up the 100 for Mumbai. Stoinis however, gets the important breakthrough, as well as his third wicket! OUT! Pollard departs the very next ball, as Stoinis grabs his fourth wicket in what has been a superb spell so far. Stoinis ends with figures of 4/15 after four overs. OUT! Eight down, with a back-of-the-hand slower one from Mohit inducing Southee to mis-hit to Gurkeerat at long-off! Bhajji gets a much-needed boundary towards point the next ball. McClenaghan gets his first boundary as well, ramping the last ball of the 18th over towards fine-leg! 

  • 21:32 (IST)

    OUT! The end is quite near for Mumbai now, as they lose their eighth wicket with the dismissal of Southee. Back-of-the-hand slower ball from Mohit, and Southee mishits to Gurkeerat at long-off while looking for the slog. Mumbai lose their eighth with 104 on board! 

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    OUT! And Pollard joins Krunal back in the dugout just one delivery later! Attempts an almightly slog over midwicket, but misses the ball as it crashes onto his off-stump! Pollard back in the dugout for 27 off 20 balls, as MI lose their seventh with 103 on board! Bhajji and Southee at the crease, both yet to get off the mark!

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    OUT! Easiest of catches for Axar at deep square-leg, as Stoinis gets the much-needed breakthrough for Punjab! Krunal goes for the pull off a short ball, and does not middle it to give the Australian all-rounder his third wicket of the innings. Krunal departs after a lively cameo of 19 off 12, as Mumbai lose their sixth wicket with 103 on board.

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    After 15 overs,Mumbai 80/5 ( Kieron Pollard 18 , Krunal Pandya 5)

    Stoinis returns for the 14th over, and Pollard guides the first ball down towards long-leg, with the fielder at short fine-leg failing to prevent the ball from running away towards the boundary! Leg byes however! OUT! Buttler is caught by Gurkeerat at long-off after attempting to clear a full delivery from Stoinis. Gurkeerat fumbles with the catch for a second, before finally completing the catch. All hopes on Pollard and Krunal Pandya now for Mumbai to get past the 130-run mark! Huge one for Mumbai in the 15th, with Pollard smashing two sixes in the over as 17 come off it!

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    OUT! Stoinis gets his 2nd wicket of his innings, with Buttler getting caught by Gurkeerat at long-off while looking to clear the boundary with a lofted shot. Gurkeerat fumbles with the ball for a second, and throws the ball back inside the boundary after crossing over the rope, before completing the catch in his third try. Buttler departs for 9, as Mumbai collapse to 61/5!

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    After 12 overs,Mumbai 53/4 ( Jos Buttler (W) 8 , Kieron Pollard 1)

    SIX! Rana continues to get the sixes for his side, lofting the second ball of the 10th over towards wide long-off to get his third big hit of the innings! Looks like he will have to play an important knock for his side tonight, after the kind of start that they got off to. Mumbai reach 45/3 at the halfway mark in their innings. OUT! Rana is caught behind after getting a thick edge off a Stoinis delivery, departing for a 28-ball 25. FOUR! Buttler gets his first boundary of the day with an outside edge, with the ball beating the slip fielder on its way towards the third man boundary, which also brings up the elusive boundary for Mumbai! 

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    OUT! Thick outside edge off Rana's bat as Stoinis gets his first wicket of the innings, with the hard-hitting southpaw departing for 25 off 28! Saha takes a fine catch after diving to his right, as Mumbai lose their fourth wicket with 47 on the 11th over!

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    After 9 overs,Mumbai 37/3 ( Nitish Rana 17 , Jos Buttler (W) 1)

    Stoinis into the attack for the first over after powerplay, and concedes five off his first over of the day, including two leg-byes. Meanwhile, Mumbai's run-rate is less than four, terrible one by any standard. Cariappa is introduced in the eighth over, and Rohit has a heart-in-mouth moment in the first ball after getting a top-edge towards short mid-off, where luckily there's no one to take the catch.

    SIX! Rana is starting to take the pressure off Mumbai's shoulders, getting down on one knee and whacking the final ball of the over towards midwicket, with eight coming off the eighth. OUT! Axar knocks Rohit's off-stump over, as the Mumbai skipper departs for 15 off 24 balls. Mumbai are in dire straights right now.

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    After 9 overs,Mumbai 37/3 ( Nitish Rana 17 , Jos Buttler (W) 1)

    Stoinis into the attack for the first over after powerplay, and concedes five off his first over of the day, including two leg-byes. Meanwhile, Mumbai's run-rate is less than four, terrible one by any standard. Cariappa is introduced in the eighth over, and Rohit has a heart-in-mouth moment in the first ball after getting a top-edge towards short mid-off, where luckily there's no one to take the catch.

    SIX! Rana is starting to take the pressure off Mumbai's shoulders, getting down on one knee and whacking the final ball of the over towards midwicket, with eight coming off the eighth. OUT! Axar knocks Rohit's off-stump over, as the Mumbai skipper departs for 15 off 24 balls. Mumbai are in dire straights right now.

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    OUT! Axar gets the big wicket in his second over of the day! Rohit Sharma looks for the sweep off a delivery that is pitched along off, and gets his off-stump knocked over after missing the line of the ball that straightens. The skipper departs for 15 off 24, as Mumbai lose their third wicket with 36 on board. 

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    After 6 overs,Mumbai 21/2 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 11 , Nitish Rana 9)

    Punjab skipper Vijay introduces spin early in the innings, with Axar Patel getting introduced in the fourth over of the innings. Meanwhile, the momentum is firmly with Punjab at the moment, and they will look to get rid of Rohit early in order to maximise the probability of restricting Mumbai to a score within the range of 100, which would make their chase a cakewalk. SIX! Rana infuses some life into the Mumbai innings with a confident pull off a short ball from Mohit over the deep backward square-leg boundary! First big hit of the innings, as Mumbai cross-the 20-run mark at the end of powerplay. Still a terrible start for the defending champs.

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    After 3 overs,Mumbai 8/2 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 7 , Nitish Rana 0)

    Rohit and Unmukt walk out to bat, with Sandeep Sharma being handed the ball. FOUR! Rohit gets off the mark in style, guiding the ball down towards fine-leg! A single off the fifth ball, with five coming off the first over. However, it is a nightmare all the way thereafter, with Unmukt Chand and Ambati Rayudu departing for ducks off the bowling of Mohit and Sandeep Sharma respectively. Mumbai are reeling early in their innings, and it will take some real effort by Rohit and co. to pull themselves back in the game. 

  • 20:17 (IST)

    OUT! It's all happening here at Vizag, with Mumbai losing two wickets with less than 10 runs on board. Lethal inswinger from Sandeep, and the consistent Rayudu misses the line of the delivery completely while looking to go for the cover drive, with the ball crashing onto the middle-stump! Rayudu departs for a three-ball duck, as Mumbai lose their 2nd wicket with eight on board!

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    OUT! Unmukt, Parthiv Patel's replacement for this match, plays a half-hearted shot towards mid-on, lobbing the ball up in the air off a short one from Mohit, and presenting Gurkeerat a simple catch at that position, departing for a four ball duck. Terrible start to Mumbai's innings, as they lose their first wicket with seven on board at the end of the second over! 

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    KXIP XI: Hashim Amla, Murali Vijay(c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Sharma, KC Cariappa

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    KXIP XI: Hashim Amla, Murali Vijay(c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Sharma, KC Cariappa

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    MI XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Unmukt Chand, Ambati Rayudu, Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah.

  • 19:35 (IST)

    Two changes in Punjab's team: Maxwell returns to the side, Gurkeerat Singh Mann replaces Anureet Singh! 

    One change in Mumbai XI: Parthiv Patel has been replaced by Unmukt Chand. 

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    Mumbai Indians win the toss, and elect to bat first! 

  • 18:41 (IST)

    Mumbai Indians are the firm favourites ahead of their clash against Kings XI Punjab, not only because of their overall performance this season but also due to an edge over the Murali Vijay-led side in terms of their head-to-head record.

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    Read our preview of the upcoming match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab here.

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    Squads:


    Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, R Vinay Kumar, Corey Anderson, Unmukht Chand, Marchant de Lange, Siddhesh Lad, Kishore Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Jitesh Sharma, Nathu Singh, Akshay Wakhare, Martin Guptill.


    Kings XI Punjab: Murali Vijay (c), Hashim Amla, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh, David Miller, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Sharma, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Nikhil Naik, Manan Vohra, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Shradul Thakur.

  • 18:32 (IST)

    Welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of the 43rd match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at Visakhapatnam on Friday. This is Amit Banerjee, and I shall be updating you with the live events from the game.

PREVIEW: On a high after a thumping win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will aim to continue their winning momentum when they take on bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash in Visakhapatnam on Friday.

Two-time winners Mumbai come into this match after a six-wicket victory over batting powerhouse RCB and are currently placed fourth in the points table with 12 points from 11 games.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma will look to make it big at favourite ground Eden Gardens. Sportzpics/IPL.

File photo of Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma. Sportzpics/IPL.

While Punjab, after a one-run loss to RCB in their last match, they find themselves in the bottom of the points table with six points from ten matches.

A strong Mumbai side will, as always, rely on openers Rohit Sharma and Parthiv Patel to do the job upfront. With in-form Ambati Rayudu, hard-hitters Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya to follow, the batting line-up is very strong.

Skipper Rohit has led his team from the front and scored runs when it mattered most for his side. After being bundled out for 92 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai’s batting unit stood up and delivered against RCB to register their sixth victory of the season and stay on course for a play-off spot.

Their bowling led by New Zealand’s Tim Southee alongside Mitchell McClenaghan, young Jasprit Bumrah have been one of the most consistent line-ups in the tournament so far. They were well supported by veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Krunal Pandya.

On the other hand, Punjab despite having match winners in their side have failed to put up a decent show in the cash-rich T20 tournament. Be it with the ball or the willow, inconsistent performance from both the Indian as well as overseas players have dashed their hopes of making it to the play-offs.

After handing captaincy to India’s Murali Vijay from David Miller, the former has led the team well and also been among runs with the bat. But the South African is yet to show his skills in the ongoing competition.

Recently-joined Hashim Amla has also failed to impress in the opportunities he got.

The side will yet again rely on skipper Murali and overseas all-rounder Marcus Stoinus to do the job with the bat.

In the bowling department, India’s Mohit Sharma has led from the front, but Sandeep Sharma, Anureet Singh and spinners Axar Patel need to step up a gear against a strong Mumbai batting unit.


Published Date: May 13, 2016 11:21 pm | Updated Date: May 13, 2016 11:36 pm


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