Bengaluru, Oct. 1: Defending champions Mumbai Indians did not get their season off to an ideal start, and will be eyeing a win, when they take on Kings XI Punjab in match no. 13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday.
Both Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab have won only match each this season, while they have lost two each. The two teams have also been involved in a Super Over this season, which both Mumbai and Punjab have lost. Both teams are heading into the game on the back of heartbreaking losses.
Mumbai began their season with a loss to Chennai Super Kings. But the champs bounced back with a win over the Kolkata Knight Riders. But they once again failed to notch up a win in their next match as they lost to the Virat Kohli-led RCB. Rohit Sharma and co. head into Thursday's match on the back of two losses and one win.
The Punjab team has also scripted a similar story till now. After losing to Delhi Capitals in their opener, KXIP came back strongly to register their first points by defeating RCB. But, despite a fabulous batting display, they lost to Rajasthan. KXIP have failed to tighten the screws when it mattered most. In their two losses, they were in a good position but could not grab the moments.
Both teams will hope to get back into the tournament and bounce back with convincing wins.
Here, mykhel brings you the Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab match updates:
And its over. Mumbai Indians bowlers did well to restrict KXIP as the defending champions notched up their second win of the season. MI beat KXIP by 48 runs
WICKET! Trent Boult picked up his first wicket of the evening as he dismissed Ravi Bishnoi for just 1
LBW given. KXIP review it. Punjab lose the review as Sarfaraz goes for 7 off 8. 7 wickets down.
Another wicket for Bumrah! Neesham caught at point. KXIP crumbling here
WICKET!! Another wicket for Chahar as Glenn Maxwell caught by Boult at deep midwicket. Maxwell goes for 11 off 18
WICKET!!! Just as KXIP were settling in, Pattinson strikes to remove the dangerous Nicholas Pooran. Pooran goes for 44 off 27.
Good over from Krunal Pandya as he gives away just five runs
SIXXX!!! Pooran smashes it out of the park. Pooran timed it well as he sends it over wide long-on. KXIP need a bg innings from him if they are to win this.
BIG APPEAL for LBW from Chahar! Rohit Sharma reviews it. But decision stands as MI lose review.
FOUR!! Pooran sends it flying over point
BOWLED! KL Rahul goes for 17 off 19. Chahar picks up an important wicket as he hands Mumbai Indians the edge. After 8 overs KXIP have posted 60 for 3.
End of the powerplay, KXIP post 41 for 2.
BOWLED! Krunal Pandya strikes as Nair goes for 0
Karun Nair is the new batsman in
WICKET!!! Mayank goes for 25 off 18! Lovely bowling from Bumrah.
Bumrah into the attack
FOUR!! Another good over for KXIP. The opening duo have given Punjab a strong start
Rahul, Mayank give KXIP good start
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal need their A-game
Punjab have the firepower in their ranks but will they be able to chase this down?
MI scored 104 in the last six overs
25 off the last over!! Four huge sixes. The last few overs have turned Mumbai's innings around.
18 off Neesham's over and 19 off Shami's over. MI have turned on the heat
150 up for MI. At one point the Mumbai didn't look like they would cross 120. Pandya, Pollard pick up the pace.
6-2-4-4 Pandya picking up the pace for MI
WICKET!!! Rohit's solid innings come to an end. Relay catch ends MI's innings. Shami's superb bowling ends the partnership
22 comes off Neesham's over!! Big over for Mumbai.
50 comes up for Rohit Sharma! The MI skipper brings it up in style with a boundary.
Rohit on 49
SIXX!! The captain clears midwicket for the second maximum of the over
SIXX!!! And there's that big hit that was missing. Pollard powers it
WICKET! Ishan Kishan goes for 28 ff 32. Gowtham picks up his first wicket of the evening. Kishan sends it straight to midwicket to Nair who makes no mistake.
Cottrell back into the attack. Another MI wicket on the cards? Mumbai's innings have been slow this evening with only nine fours and 1 maximum coming so far
DROPPED!! Bishnoi runs in and gets under it but can't hold on as Ishan Kishan is safe
SIX!! After ten overs finally Ishan Kishan smashes the first maximum of the innings.
Halfway through the MI innings, the Mumbai team have posted 62/2
The MI skipper was safely in. Rohit stays
Run out appeal. Umpire goes upstairs. But Rohit looks confident
With the runrate at 6.36 Mumbai's projected score is 127
Jimmy Neesham into the attack
Good over from Mumbai as Gowtham conceded 12 runs
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries from the skipper.
Gowtham comes into the attack. The first one races away for a boundary
WICKET No. 2!! Run out. Suryakumar Yadav goes for just 10 off 7.
Ravi Bishnoi comes in to the attack early
Decision overturned. And Rohit stays. Relief for MI
Big shout from Shami, and Rohit given LBW. The MI skipper reviews
FOUR! Rohit Sharma brings up 5000 runs in the IPL with a boundary
Brilliant over from Cottrell as he bowls a maiden over and picks up a wicket
WICKET!! Four dot balls and a wicket. Perfect start for KXIP. de Kock goes for a duck
Cottrell in with the new ball. Three singles to begin the innings
The umpires walk in. Rahul and co in a huddle. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock walk in. Match no. 13 set to get underway
Toss just 20 minutes away. While Mumbai is back to their home base, this will be KXIP's first match here this season. What will the captains opt for after winning the toss here?
Defending champions Mumbai Indians are set to lock horns with the Kings XI Punjab at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both teams, coming on the back of heartbreaking losses, will look to bounce back with a convincing win, when they clash in match no. 13 of the ongoing season of the IPL.