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IPL 2020, KXIP vs MI highllights: Mumbai Indians crush Punjab by 48 runs

With two wins in four matches, Mumbai Indians is now moved to the top of the IPL 2020 points table

Mumbai Indians | Kings XI Punjab | IPL Champions

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Four-time (MI) on Thursday cruised to a 48-run win over (KXIP) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Chasing MI's total of 191/4 wickets in 20 overs, KXIP only managed to reach 143/8 wickets in 20 overs as a clinical MI bowling attack rarely allowed the batsmen any space to score runs freely.

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MI separated KXIP's star opening pair of and Mayank Agarwal early on. accounted for Agarwal in the fifth over. Karun Nair fell for a duck in the very next over while Rahul Chahar outfoxed KXIP captain and top scorer in the ninth.

With two wins in four matches, is now moved to the top of the points table

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Nicholas Pooran kept KXIP's hopes alive, smashing 44 runs off 27 balls and putting up 41 for the fourth wicket with Glenn Maxwell. It also turned out to be KXIP's highest partnership and the last one that crossed over into two figures as they wilted after Pooran fell to James Pattinson in the 14th over.

Between the start of the 15th and 19th overs, KXIP scored just 18 runs and lost three wickets and the match slipped away from them.

Earlier, a late blitz from and helped MI post 191/4. The pair smashed 44 runs off the last two overs to take MI beyond the 190-run mark.

After the skipper was dismissed for a 45-ball 70, the duo of and smashed fours and sixes at will, scoring 67 runs in mere 25 balls.

MI got 25 runs in the final over with Pollard sending Krishnappa Gotham's last three balls into the stands of the Abu Dhabi Stadium.

MI vs KXIP playing 11: has made one change in its playing 11 bringing in Gowtham in place of Murugan Ashwin while Mumbai is unchanged. 

MI playing 11: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

KXIP playing 11:  (w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Nair, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
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IPL 2020: MI vs KXIP full scorecard
Percentage of runs in boundaries scored by all 8 teams in so far:

. . Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Total runs
% of runs in boundaries
CSK Runs 166 200 131 497
Boundaries 94 132 54 280
MI Runs 162 195 201 558
Boundaries 84 106 124 314
DC Runs 157 175 147 479
Boundaries 88 88 70 246
KXIP Runs 157 206 223 586
Boundaries 84 126 146 356
RCB Runs 163 109 201 473
Boundaries 76 58 128 262
SRH Runs 153 142 162 457
Boundaries 74 56 68 198
KKR Runs 146 145 174 465
Boundaries 94 80 96 270
RR Runs 216 226 137 579
Boundaries 138 164 72 374
 *TBP: To be played


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