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

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Amit Banerjee May 13, 2016 23:21:02 IST
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IPL 9, MI vs KXIP as it happened: Vijay, Saha help Punjab pull off unlikely win vs Mumbai



May 13, 2016 - 23:36 (IST)

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!

May 13, 2016 - 23:33 (IST)

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

May 13, 2016 - 23:28 (IST)

May 13, 2016 - 23:27 (IST)

May 13, 2016 - 23:23 (IST)

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!

May 13, 2016 - 23:20 (IST)

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! 

May 13, 2016 - 23:16 (IST)

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. 

May 13, 2016 - 23:11 (IST)

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.

May 13, 2016 - 23:07 (IST)

May 13, 2016 - 23:07 (IST)

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!

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.

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

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.

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