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IPL 2019, Match 9 highlights: Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by 8 wkts

Hardik Pandya once again provided the final flourish after yet another middle-order collapse as Mumbai Indians managed 176 for 7 vs KXIP

IPL 2019, KXIP vs MI

Kings XI Punjab KXIP player KL Rahul celebrates with his teammate after winning against Mumbai Indians (MI) at IS Bindra Cricket Stadium in Mohali. Photo: PTI

In Match 9 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019), KL Rahul played the role of a sheet anchor to perfection as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) returned to winning ways with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) at PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. The talented Rahul was unbeaten on 71 off 57 balls with KXIP reaching the 177-run target in only 18.4 overs. This was KXIP's second win in three games while MI lost their second game. The India international hit six fours and a six but what stood out was the manner in which he paced his innings.

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He played second fiddle to perfection till the dashing Chris Gayle and the flamboyant Mayank Agarwal were at the crease but upped the ante when it was required.

The 15th over bowled by Hardik Pandya swung the match decisively in KXIP's favour with 19 runs coming off it.

Once the pressure was off, Rahul hit the ever-dependable Jasprit Bumrah for successive fours to literally close the match.

Gayle (40, 24 balls) batted in a manner only he can as he cleared his front leg and hit those towering sixes before Pandya brothers joined hands to send him back to the dug-out after an opening stand of 53.

Gayle failed to get required elevation off a Krunal delivery and Hardik caught him in the deep. Rahul was barely into double figures when Gayle got out.

The next partnership was equally interesting as Agarwal (43, 21 balls) was in great nick during the 64 runs that he added with his close buddy Rahul in only 6.1 overs.

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Pandya brothers had a dismal day with the ball as Krunal gave away 43 runs in his four overs and Hardik 39 runs in three overs.

While he was a disappointment with the ball, Hardik once again provided the final flourish after yet another middle-order collapse as Mumbai Indians managed 176 for 7 after being put into bat.

Quinton de Kock with a 39-ball-60 created a platform which the middle-order unfortunately didn't make full use of before Hardik smashed 31 off 19 balls to enable MI get past 175-run mark.

While De Kock hit six boundaries and two sixes in his innings, Pandya hit three boundaries and a six off Mohammed Shami.

Skipper Rohit Sharma also looked good during his brief stay at the crease, scoring 32 off 18 balls with five fours. He added 51 for the opening stand with De Kock.

For the home team, it was the lesser known Ashwin -- Murugan, who emerged as the most successful bowler with figures of 2 for 25 from his four overs.

Skipper Ravichandran Ashwin didn't get any wickets but gave away only 26 runs in his four overs.

The pace troika of Shami (2/40 in 4 overs), Andrew Tye (1/40 in 4 overs) and Hardus Viljoen (2/40 in 4 overs) were among wickets but bowled a lot of loose deliveries, giving away 13 fours and three sixes.

MI were off to a great start after Shami was hit for a couple of boundaries by Rohit and one from De Kock in the very second over.

In the fifth over, Rohit hit Andrew Tye for three more fours but Viljoen dismissed him in the very next over when he tried to play across the line.

Suryakumar Yadav (11) was caught plumb in-front by Murugan but De Kock found his ways to get boundaries off both the Ashwins.

For a good measure he pulled Shami for a six behind square and brought up his fifty with a boundary off Murugan.

In between Yuvraj Singh became Murugan's second victim and once De Kock was trapped leg before by Shami, MI were in a spot of bother.

Once Pollard was gone, MI slumped to 146 for five from 120 for two but Hardik ensured a safe total for the visitors.

7:40 PM

7:39 PM

Over 18.4; Kings XI Punjab win the match by 8 wickets

Over Summary: 4 1 0 1 ; KXIP: 177-2

Bumrah continues and Rahul hits the first ball for FOUR while picks a single off the next. Miller beaten off the 3rd ball. Miller pulls the 4th ball to square leg for a single to win the match for home team. 
7:35 PM

Over 18; KXIP need 6 runs in 12 balls

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 1 Wd 4 ; KXIP: 171-2

Mitchell McClenaghan [3.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack and Rahul picks a leg byes. A bumper from McClenaghan, no run. Miller squeezed the yorker for a singke off the 3rd ball. DOT... A single for Rahul off the 5th ball to backward square leg. WIDE down the leg-side. Miller backs away and smashes the last ball to sweeper cover for FOUR. 
7:28 PM

Over 17; KXIP need 14 runs in 18 balls

Over Summary: 0 2 4 4 0 1 ; KXIP: 163-2

Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack and rahul blocks the first while picks a couple of runs off the 2nd ball to square of wicket. Rahul drives juicy full toss between extra cover and mid-off for FOUR. Rahul plays a shirt arm jab off the 4th ball to deep fine-leg for FOUR. DOT and a single to end the over. 
7:23 PM

Over 16; KXIP need 25 runs in 24 balls

Over Summary: 1 1 2 Wd 2 4 1 ; KXIP: 152-2

Lasith Malinga [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack and Rahul picks a single off the first ball while Miller takes a single off the 2nd ball. Rahul picks a couple of runs off the 3rd ball. WIDE... Rahul takes a couple of runs off the 4th ball to long-on. Rahul gets an top edge over keeper for FOUR follows by a single to long-off. 
7:16 PM

TIME-OUT

7:15 PM

Over 15; KXIP need 37 runs in 30 balls

Over Summary:6 1 Wd Wd 1 4 1 4 ; KXIP: 140-2

Hardik continues and Rahul cuts the 1st ball over backward point for SIX follows by a single to deep mid-wicket. WIDE down the leg side. Another WIDE... Miller takes a single off the 3rd ball. Rahul hits the 4th ball to Cover for FOUR follows by a single. Miller hits the last ball for FOUR
7:08 PM

Over 14

Over Summary: 6 2 W 2 1 1 ; KXIP: 121-2

Krunal Pandya continues and Mayank smashes the first ball for SIX over long-off for SIX follows by a couple of runs. Mayank OUT as he hits the 3rd ball straight to Krunal. Mayank c and b Krunal Pandya 43(21) [4s-4 6s-2]. David Miller, left handed bat, comes to the crease and smashes the 4th ball to long-on for a couple of runs follows by a single to square of wicket. A single for rahul to sweeper cover to end the over. 
7:02 PM

Over 13; KXIP need 62 runs in 41 balls

Over Summary: 0 1 1 2 1 1 ; KXIP: 109-1

Hardik Pandya [1.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack and Rahul takes a single off the 2nd ball. A single for Mayank off the 3rd ball. A couple of runs off the 4th ball for Rahul follows by a single. A single for Mayank to end the over. 
6:57 PM

Over 12

Over Summary: 1 1 2 6 1 1 ; KXIP: 103-1

Krunal continues and Mayank punches the first ball to long-on for a single. Rahul takes a single off the 2nd ball. Mayank takes a couple of runs off the 3rd ball to deep extra-cover. Mayank smashes the 4th ball over long-on for SIX follows a single to long-off. A single for Rahul to end the over. 
6:53 PM

Over 11

Over Summary: 1 0 2 1 1 2 ; KXIP: 91-1

Mitchell McClenaghan [2.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack and concedes 7 runs
6:49 PM

Over 10; KXIP need 93 runs in 60 balls

Over Summary: 1 4 Wd 1 1 2 1L ; KXIP: 84-1

Krunal continues and Rahul takes a single off the first ball while Mayank cuts the 2nd ball towards backward point for FOUR. WIDE down the leg-side. A single for Mayank off the 3rd ball. Rahul works away the 4th ball to long-on for a single. Mayank hits the 5th ball to mid-wicket for a couple of runs. A leg-byes to end the over. 
6:45 PM

Over 9

Over Summary: 1 Wd 0 4 1 1 4; KXIP: 73-1

Mayank Agarwal, right handed bat, comes to the crease and Rahul takes a single off the first ball. WIDE... DOT.. Mayank hits the 3rd ball for FOUR follows by a single. Rahul takes a single of the 5th ball. Mayank smashes the last ball for FOUR. 
6:40 PM

Over 8; Gayle OUT

Over Summary: 1 W 1 2 1 4; KXIP: 61-1

Krunal Pandya, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack and Rahul takes a single off the first ball. Gayle tries to score another biggie but finds junior Pandya at long-on boundary, OUT Gayle c Hardik Pandya b Krunal Pandya 40(24) [4s-3 6s-4]. Mayank Agarwal, right handed bat, comes to the crease and picks a single off the first ball he faced. Rahul picks a quick double off the 3rd ball while tucks the 5th ball to square leg for a single. Mayank hits the last ball straight down the wicket for FOUR to end the over. 
6:35 PM

Over 7

Over Summary: 0 0 1 6 6 Wd 0 ; KXIP: 52-0

Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and Rahul takes a single off the 3rd ball after defending the first two balls. Gayle smashes the 4th ball to mid-wicket boundary for SIX while hits the 5th ball straight down the ground for SIX. WIDE... Gayle leaves the last ball outside off to end the over. 
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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 1:50 PM IST

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