Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Vivo IPL Live Cricket Score, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab: MI Keen to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive, Face KXIP

Vivo IPL Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Live Score: The Rohit Sharma-led team would plan to get past the R Ashwin-led side and go closer to the playoff berth

Mumbai Indians (MI) will be desperate for a win against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) to keep their play-off hopes alive when they square-off in an important Indian Premier League tie at the Wankhede stadium. Just when Mumbai Indians dream of making it to the final 4 was on the verge of getting shattered, the Rohit Sharma-led brigade came up with a spirited show to record a hat-trick of wins before uncertain against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their previous game. Mumbai Indians have to win both their remaining 2 matches to keep their chances alive for advancing to the play-offs. With ten points, 3 times champions are placed at the 6th spot in the Vivo IPL points table while their opponents are a spot ahead with 12 points in their pool.

Live Scorecard

Mumbai Indians          vs             Kings XI Punjab
186/8 (20)                                                             183/5 (20)

MI Beat KXIP By 3 Runs

Mumbai Indians

Kings XI Punjab

Mumbai Indians, with an excellent net run rate, need to put behind the humiliation by the Rajasthan Royals and come out with all guns blazing against an equally nervous KXIP, who have lost their way in the second half of the tournament after starting strongly.
Mumbai Indians middle order was so far again exposed in the last game when their batsmen, including skipper Rohit Sharmaa failed miserably.

Only Suryakumar Yadav has been among the runs on a regular basis and Mumbai Indians would be pleased with the return to form of West Indian opener Evin Lewis. These 2 will be banked upon to provide a superb start.
But they need the others down the order specially skipper Rohit to contribute big. Save his match-winning knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore here, Rohit has failed to perform to his potential and MI need him in cracking form, backed up by the Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal.

Mumbai Indians bowling too has been a worry. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik and left arm pacer Mitchell McClenaghan will have to bowl smartly to stop the rampaging K L Rahul and Chris Gayle from scoring big runs.

Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Axar Patel, Akshdeep Nath, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Dagar.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McLenaghan, Mustafizur Rahaman, Jasprit Bumrah, Akila Dananjaya, Ben Cutting, JP Duminy, Rahul Chahar, Sharad Lumba, Adam Milne, Siddhesh Lad, Md Nidheesh, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary.


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