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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
  • 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! 

  • 23:27 (IST)

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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! 

  • 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

  • Most consecutive 50-plus scores batting at No.3 in IPL:
    4 - NITISH RANA*
    3 - Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell

  • It's raining sixes at Indore. They have come thick and fast and have been hit to all parts of the ground. Jos Buttler has shown why he is one of the most destructive batsmen in the world in this format. Even his mishits have enough legs to go over the boundary rope. MI haven't stopped going for their shots even when the required run rate has come down. They aren't just looking to win this but up their net run rate too and in the process send a few warnings to other teams.

  • 23:00 (IST)

    Yet another fifty for Nitish Rana! Gets there with a six over fine third-man in just his 29th delivery, getting a leading edge off the first ball of Ishant's final over! And the orange cap is back with Rana! MI 176/2

  • 22:59 (IST)

    After 14 overs,Mumbai Indians 170/2 ( Nitish Rana 47 , Hardik Pandya 1)

    Mohit Sharma returns to the attack, and gets rid of Buttler with a slower ball, with Maxwell taking a safe catch near mid-off. A rare, economical over in the innings, with Mohit keeping the two batsmen guessing with his variations, and restricting them to ones and twos. Hardik Pandya now walks out ahead of skipper Rohit, and he will look to continue his trend of finishing games off for his side. Just four runs and a wicket for Mohit in the 14th over.

    Mumbai Indians need 29 off 36 balls. 

  • 22:55 (IST)

    OUT! Buttler finally departs after a brute innings, slicing the slower ball outside off straight down the ground, with Maxwell taking a safe catch near mid-off. MI 166/2

  • Well it appears Mumbai are going to romp to a comfortable victory at this rate. Initially I thought Kings XI may have been 20 short, but even if they made 300 it wouldn't have mattered the way they are bowling right now. It would be near on impossible to turn this around now, time is running out for a miracle for Kings XI. 

  • Rana has been a revelation for MI this season. He seems to have a nice uncomplicated technique and he can play powerfully both off the front and back foot. On top of it he has a great temperament and brilliant game awareness. His form has been a great bonus for MI. In this form no total is big enough for them.

  • 22:53 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Mumbai Indians 166/1 ( Jos Buttler 77 , Nitish Rana 45)

    Swapnil back into the attack, and starts off with a wide. Singles exchanged between the two batsmen, with Buttler attempting a slog towards the off side! SIX! Flattest of hits by Buttler. Simply brutal! Smashes this one towards the wide long-on boundary, before smashing the fourth ball over the midwicket boundary, clearing the boundary with a mis-hit! Swapnil cramps Rana for room in the final ball of the over, keeping the length ball low along the middle stump. 16 off the over, and the path to victory seems to be a cakewalk for MI right now! 

    Mumbai Indians need 33 to win off 42 balls! 

  • 22:47 (IST)

    After 12 overs,Mumbai Indians 150/1 ( Jos Buttler 63 , Nitish Rana 44)

    SIX! Swapnil into his second over, and doesn't quite start off economically — getting hammered for back-to-back sixes by Rana, both travelling towards the leg side! The duo keep the balanced approach by exchanging singles over the next two balls. 16 off the over, with the 150 coming up for MI at the end of the over! MI are cruising right now!  

  • 22:43 (IST)

    After 11 overs,Mumbai Indians 134/1 ( Jos Buttler 62 , Nitish Rana 29)

    SIX! Ishant starts his third over off with a full delivery outside off, with Rana timing his slog down the ground for his third six. Singles exchanged in the next two deliveries, as the duo bring up the 50-stand for the second wicket! Rana nearly pulls the last ball of the over — short and outside leg — to Rana at the fine-leg boundary. 11 off the 11th over. 

  • 22:39 (IST)

    After 10 overs,Mumbai Indians 123/1 ( Jos Buttler 60 , Nitish Rana 20)

    Swapnil Singh into the attack, with KXIP looking clueless right now despite the dismissal of Parthiv. Couple of singles to start things off with. Buttler comes down the track, and doesn't quite connect in his slog towards the cover boundary, where the ball lands just in front of the fielder. A single off each delivery of the over — much better for KXIP compared to the nightmare that they have been going through so far. 

  • Buttler has pummelled the KXIP bowlers all over the park so far and Maxwell and co look like they don't have any answers for his onslaught. Buttler has been kept quiet all tournament but it was only a matter of time til he grabbed a game by the throat and he's doing that tonight. Even Axar Patel is copping some tap, which doesn't leave Maxwell with too many options. Other than his two left arm spinners he could either bring himself on or turn to part time offspin of Gurkeerat. 

  • Unstoppable. MI have been simply unstoppable on this pitch. Their batsmen love pace on the bat and on this pitch they can just trust the pace and bounce and throw their bats at anything that's slightly loose. KXIP don't have anyone in their bowling line with the control or variety to contain MI. You would say at this stage that the bowling team desperately needs a wicket or two here but that will only bring Rohit Sharma and Pollard to the middle.

  • 22:34 (IST)

    After 9 overs,Mumbai Indians 117/1 ( Jos Buttler 57 , Nitish Rana 17)

    Axar continues from the other end. Buttler brings up his first half-century in this tournament in the first ball with a single, before him and Rana deal in sixes! Rana gets down on one knee to smash it towards the wide long-on boundary, before the Englishman swings his bat with all his might to smash a half-tracker from Axar along leg over the midwicket fence. Single to end the over, with 16 coming off it. 

  • 22:32 (IST)

    FIFTY up for Jos Buttler in 24 balls! He has led from the front in MI's innings so far, hammering seven fours and two sixes! Finally gets the milestone in this tournament after getting the starts throughout! 

  • 22:31 (IST)

    After 8 overs,Mumbai Indians 101/1 ( Jos Buttler 49 , Nitish Rana 10)

    SIX! Stoinis bowls this one short to Rana, and cramps him for room — which doesn't prevent him from timing it to perfection and sending it into the second tier! Stoinis foxes Buttler with a slower ball, with the latter only getting a single off it after steering it towards backward point. FOUR! Buttler gets down on one knee and lofts the fifth ball towards the extra-cover boundary to bring up the team 100 in less than eight overs! Single to end the over, with Buttler getting a little lucky in it after an inside edge. 14 off the over! 

  • This is a great start for MI. Parthiv Patel enjoyed the true nature of the pitch. With this hard new ball, he will happily dispatch anything short. Buttler at the other end loves anything pitched up to him. This is a difficult pair to bowl to. Rana will look to capitalise on his good form after Parthiv's fall. There is no shortage of firepower in this MI line up. Any man walking into the middle is capable of finishing games on his own.

  • 22:26 (IST)

    After 7 overs,Mumbai Indians 87/1 ( Jos Buttler 43 , Nitish Rana 2)

    Maxwell gets Axar into the attack in the first over after powerplay. Rana and Buttler opt for the cautious approach in this over, dealing in ones and twos with new batsman Rana taking his time to settle at the crease. The momentum is still with the visitors at the moment. 

  • 82 is the highest powerplay score for MI in IPL eclipsing 78 runs against CSK at Mumbai in 2008.

  • 22:23 (IST)

    After 6 overs,Mumbai Indians 82/1 ( Jos Buttler 40 , Nitish Rana 1)

    SIX! Massive hit towards the midwicket boundary by Parthiv! Stoinis is introduced into the attack, and he starts off with a short ball that is dispatched over the boundary! FOUR MORE! The KXIP bowlers are appearing clueless at the moment! Back-of-length delivery outside off is powerfully cut away towards the point boundary! Parthiv looks to clear the off-side once again, though Stoinis bowls an off-cutter this time. Carries just short of the fielder stationed at the cover boundary. Stoinis tries the trick once again later in the over, with Parthiv falling for the trap this time as he holes a short, slower ball outside off straight to Maxwell at long-on. Nitish Rana walks out to bat next, and starts off with a quick single. KXIP opt for the timeout right after the dismissal. 

  • 22:19 (IST)

    OUT! Stoinis finally breaks the opening partnership with a slower ball outside off, with Parthiv reaching out for the shot and holing out straight to Maxwell at long-off! MI 81/1

    Parthiv Patel c Maxwell b Stoinis 37(18)

  • 22:15 (IST)

    After 5 overs,Mumbai Indians 68/0 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 26 , Jos Buttler 39)

    FOUR! Parthiv uppercuts the short ball from Mohit, who is introduced into the attack, towards the long-stop boundary. FOUR! Buttler crunches the third ball away towards the wide long-off boundary! This was a slower ball from Mohit, which Buttler picks effortlessly. FOUR! The Englishman flicks the fifth ball towards the backward square-leg boundary. FOUR MORE! Slower ball along middle-stump, and Buttler has no difficulty picking this one! 17 off this over as well! 

  • Unusual to see Sandeep getting this sort of treatment with the new ball. Buttler has decided to take the attack to the Kings XI opening bowlers and with Parthiv in tow they've already managed to put Kings XI on the back foot. Maxwell might soon be looking to plan B to quell the Mumbai batsmen. 

  • 22:10 (IST)

    After 4 overs,Mumbai Indians 51/0 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 21 , Jos Buttler 27)

    SIX! Parthiv flicks the first ball from Ishant over the backward square-leg boundary! FOUR! Majestic hit by Buttler towards cover, where the ball passes through Miller's head, and still rolls away towards the boundary rope! FOUR! Patel brings up the 50 stand inside four overs with a flick towards the backward square-leg boundary! 17 off the over, and Mumbai are off to a flier! 

  • 22:04 (IST)

    After 3 overs,Mumbai Indians 34/0 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 9 , Jos Buttler 22)

    Sandeep into his second over. FOUR! Buttler beats the fielder stationed at extra-cover to get his second boundary. Keeper Saha pulls off a quick dive to his right to save four leg byes for KXIP. SIX! Buttler ends the over with a flat hit towards the extra-cover boundary! Good start indeed for Mumbai! 

  • 21:59 (IST)

    After 2 overs,Mumbai Indians 21/0 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 7 , Jos Buttler 11)

    Ishant Sharma bowls from the other end. Parthiv gets a single off the first ball, before Buttler guides the full delivery outside off through the cover point gap for a four! FOUR! Driven away by Parthiv towards towards the cover boundary! Superb placement and timing! Buttler misses a slower ball outside off in the last ball of the over. 

  • Highest targets successfully chased by MI in IPL:
    190 v RR at Wankhede in 2014
    188 v KKR at Kolkata in 2016
    181 v CSK at Brabourne in 2010

  • 21:55 (IST)

    After 1 overs,Mumbai Indians 10/0 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 2 , Jos Buttler 7)

    Parthiv and Buttler get off the mark with singles off the first two balls. Wide conceded in the third delivery. Parthiv flicks the third ball towards the leg side for a single. Bit of a mix-up between Buttler and Parthiv in the fourth ball, though he is safely back in the striker's crease on time. SIX! What a way for Buttler to end the over, swatting the last ball over the midwicket boundary in a clean hit! 10 off the first over! 

  • 21:50 (IST)

    Right then. Parthiv and Buttler walk out to bat, facing a stiff challenge this time. Let's see if they can continue their trend of successful chases in the ongoing tournament. Sandeep to bowl the first over. 

  • Most runs conceded by MI bowlers in an IPL match:
    58 - Lasith Malinga v KXIP, Indore, 2017
    56 - Abu Nechim Ahmed v RCB, Chepauk, 2011
    55 - Jasprit Bumrah v DD, Delhi, 2015

  • Highest totals for KXIP v MI in IPL:
    198/4, Indore, 2017*
    189/4, Wankhede, 2008
    183/8, Dharamsala, 2013

  • Hashim Amla today:
    First 30 balls: 40 Runs, 30 balls, 4s-1, 6s-2, SR-133.33
    Next 30 balls: 64 runs, 30 balls, 4s-7, 6s-4, SR-213.33

  • Brilliant innings by the mighty Hash! Fantastic innings full of style and class, and no shortage of timing and power as well. He started slowly but built his innings and timed his launch to perfection. Great T20 batting has led Kings XI to a formidable total of 198. While it's a great score, at one stage KXIP were on for 220 when Maxwell and Amla were going great guns. Once Maxwell and Stoinis (who's struggling) fell in quick succession it looked like Kings XI may scrape to 180 but Amla showed his class and led his side to a good score. The pitch is definitely good for batting, quicker than the first two matches at this venue, so Kings XI may rue not getting 220. Mumbai's batting is imposing and KXIP's bowlers, particularly the seamers can go the journey. Should be a great chase.

  • Hashim Amla is the fourth batsman to score a century in IPL against Mumbai Indians after Yusuf Pathan, AB de Villiers and Adam Gilchrist.

  • 21:36 (IST)

    After 20 overs,Kings XI Punjab 198/4 ( Hashim Amla 104 , Axar Patel 4)

    Malinga starts off with a wide, before getting a top-edge off a rising delivery that travels straight over the keeper's head for a six. And the South African batsman gets to his maiden T20 century in style, guiding a full delivery towards the long-leg boundary to get to the magical mark! KXIP though, fail to breach the 200-mark as Amla and Axar deal in ones and twos in the remainder of the over, with 18 coming off it! 
    Mumbai Indians have been set a stiff 199-run target to notch up their fifth consecutive win. 

  • Hashim Amla becomes the eighth KXIP batsman to score a century in IPL. The others are Virender Sehwag, Paul Valthaty, Wriddhiman Saha, Shaun Marsh, Mahela Jayawardene, Adam Gilchrist and David Miller. 

  • 21:33 (IST)

    HUNDRED FOR HASHIM AMLA! And he gets there with a six towards the long-leg boundary! There were those who had considered him a 'hindrance' to KXIP's batting in an IPL poll earlier today, Amla has ensured they all go into hiding for quite sometime. KXIP 193/4

  • 21:31 (IST)

    Right then. Malinga to bowl the last over, with Amla 10 away from his maiden T20 century. 

  • 21:31 (IST)

    After 19 overs,Kings XI Punjab 181/4 ( Hashim Amla 90 , Axar Patel 1)

    Bumrah into his final over. Greets new batsman Axar with a bouncer just outside off. The all-rounder gets off the mark in the second delivery with a single. Front-foot no-ball conceded in the third ball, with Amla returning for the second run. Superb comeback by Bumrah in the free-hit, bowling a bouncer that Amla fails to connect to. FOUR! Quite risky from Amla, as he exposes all three stumps to guide it towards the fine-leg fence with a silky sweep. Wide conceded in the final ball, with Bumrah bowling a dot in the final ball. 10 off the over, and Bumrah finishes with figures of 4-0-30-1. Meanwhile, Amla is 10 away from his maiden T20 century. 

  • Most catches by fielders in IPL:
    83 - Suresh Raina 
    68 - AB de Villiers
    64 - Rohit Sharma 
    60 - Dwayne Bravo

  • 21:26 (IST)

    After 18 overs,Kings XI Punjab 170/4 ( Hashim Amla 83 , Axar Patel 0)

    McClenaghan, who went for 28 runs in the previous over, deceives Stoinis in the second ball of the over with a knuckle ball that the Aussie all-rounder miscues to Pollard at long-on. Amla ends the over with a boundary off an uppercut towards third-man, though it is a much better over by McClenaghan, with just five coming off it along with a wicket, as he finishes with figures of 4-0-46-2.

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.

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

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

Updated Date: Apr 21, 2017 00:09 AM

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