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Highlights IPL 2017 KXIP vs MI in Indore, cricket scores and results: Rana, Pandya guide MI to 8-wicket win

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Highlights IPL 2017 KXIP vs MI in Indore, cricket scores and results: Rana, Pandya guide MI to 8-wicket win

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Apr 21, 2017 - 00:09 (IST)

That's it from Firstpost Sports on our coverage of Match 22 of IPL 2017, with Mumbai Indians blazing their way to an eight wicket win thanks to their top-order, who gave the likes of Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya in the middle-order a much-needed break!

Do tune in tomorrow for our coverage of Match 23, with Kolkata Knight Riders looking to regain the top spot on the points table in their clash against the bottom-ranked Gujarat Lions at the Eden Gardens. 

Till then, I, Amit Banerjee, bid you good night! 

Apr 20, 2017 - 23:27 (IST)

Jos Buttler is the 'Man of the Match' for his blazing innings of 77 off 37 balls! 

Apr 20, 2017 - 23:25 (IST)

MI are back at the top of the table with their fifth consecutive win. Nitish Rana has scored a half-century in four out of those five wins. This is as consistent as you get in this format. MI along with KKR are the team to beat this IPL. Both teams are filled with all-rounders and young Indian batting talent and both have the versatility to win matches under all kinds of conditions.

Apr 20, 2017 - 23:25 (IST)

After 22 IPL matches in this season:

Most Runs: Nitish Rana (255)
Most Wickets: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (15)
Most Sixes: Nitish Rana (16)
Most Catches: Kieron Pollard (6)

Apr 20, 2017 - 23:24 (IST)

What a shocker of a night for Kings XI. One that started so promisingly with the mighty Hash showing his class after a slow start to the tournament. Amla was as stylish as ever as he posted his first T20 century but it wasn't enough, and the way his teammates bowled no score would have been. Mumbai came out full of intent and Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel were too hot to handle, before Nitish Rana finished their good work. KXIP lack of variety in the bowling was exposed again and right now they look like a very poor cricket team bereft of ideas and confidence. 

Apr 20, 2017 - 23:12 (IST)

Highest scores in a losing causes in IPL:

117* - Andrew Symonds, Hyderabad (RG), 2008
115* - Wriddhiman Saha, Bangalore, 2014
104* - HASHIM AMLA, Indore, 2017*

This is Mumbai Indians' highest successful chases in IPL. Their previous highest was 190 v Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede in 2014. 

Apr 20, 2017 - 23:09 (IST)

What a comprehensive batting display this. MI have chased almost 200 without any contribution from Rohit Sharma and Keiron Pollard, and with more than four overs to spare. KXIP will have a lot of soul searching to do after this. They made a lot of changes for this game but their bowling appears simply adequate against batsmen of this quality and in this kind of form.

Apr 20, 2017 - 23:09 (IST)

After 16 overs,Mumbai Indians 199/2 ( Nitish Rana 62 , Hardik Pandya 15)

Mohit to bowl the 16th over, with victory now looking like a mere formality. Dot off the first ball, with Pandya nearly getting run-out. Rana squeezes the next ball towards extra-cover for a double, before hooking the third ball over the fine-leg boundary to end the game in style!


Mumbai Indians win by 8 wickets, and post their fifth consecutive win chasing! 

Apr 20, 2017 - 23:05 (IST)

After 15 overs,Mumbai Indians 191/2 ( Nitish Rana 54 , Hardik Pandya 15)

SIX! Well, well, well! An outside edge off Rana's bat carries all the way to the fine third-man boundary in the first ball of the 15th over! How frustrating would that be for the lanky Indian pacer! Ishant responds with a yorker, that Rana fails to get a run off. SIX! Now Pandya gets going, pulling the rising delivery along off over long-on! FOUR off the next ball, as Hardik manages to clear extra-cover despite miscuing a full-toss! FOUR! Hardik hammers the last ball of Ishant's spell, a fuller delivery between middle and leg down the ground, with the fielder running in from long-on failing to prevent the boundary despite a dive. Mumbai Indians are on the verge of a comfortable win now, and it is time for the strategic timeout! 

Mumbai Indians need 8 to win from 30 balls

Apr 20, 2017 - 23:02 (IST)
Most consecutive 50-plus scores batting at No.3 in IPL:
 
4 - NITISH RANA*
3 - Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell

Preview: Two-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will look to continue their sublime run when they take on struggling Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Thursday.

Sitting at the second spot with four wins in five matches, Mumbai seemed superior on the current form and paper as in contrast, Punjab have lost their last three matches in the league.

The only concern that will bother Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai is their top-order, which has drastically failed to give the good starts in the cash-rich tournament so far.

Highlights IPL 2017 KXIP vs MI in Indore cricket scores and results Rana Pandya guide MI to 8wicket win

Rohit Sharma and Glenn Maxwell, captain of Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab respectively. Sportzpics

Howver, Mumbai's middle-order batsmen, especially Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, have been in their prime form.

Skipper Rohit Sharma, who scored an unbeaten 40 runs against Gujarat Lions in the last match, also showed signs to returning into his form that might cause some concern to Punjab.

The bowling department also seemed balanced as Mumbai have a bunch of experienced bowlers in their line-up.

Veteran pacer Harbhajan Singh has been fantastic in the first six overs, while Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah have been consistent in the death overs.

Mitchell McClenaghan has provided the breakthrough's at the crucial moments. In the last match, the 30-year-old returned with 2/24 in his four overs.

On the other hand, Punjab started the ongoing edition on a positive note but then three back-to-back losses could affect the players mentality.

In the batting department, Punjab have some swashbuckling batsmen like skipper Glenn Maxwell, David Miller and Eoin Morgan. They also have experience with the likes of Hashim Amla and Wriddhiman Saha, who can change the complexion of the game at any given point.

But all these players failed to click in the last three matches which resulted in Punjab's defeats.

But the good thing they can take to in the upcoming tie is Manan Vohra's plundering 95 off 50 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), which might force the other senior players to shoulder their responsibilities.

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The bowling department which comprised of medium pacer Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma and Axar Patel, also failed to click in unison and thus failed in restricting the opponents to a low total.

So, ahead of the much important clash, both teams will be eyeing a win as it can change the dynamics of the points table.

With inputs from IANS

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