IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab to keep up in playoffs race

Mumbai Indians taste victory over the XI Punjab in order to keep a position in the 2018 Indian Premier League.

On Wednesday the IPL match of the Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab proved to be on the blink with two dominant players, Jasprit Bumrah and KL Rahul. Therefore the match was made a worth with those inspired displays.

To the glory of the Mumbai Indian fans Jasprit hit (4-0-15-3) score and drove the Mumbai Indians towards the horizon of victory. This keeping the aspirations of the Mumbai Indians alive and making it to the playoffs.

Mumbai Indians have managed to make it up to 12 points, from 12 games, the same as XI Punjab. However, the MI has a better run rate when compared to the Kings XII Punjab. In the last match, they faced the bottom placed team Delhi Daredevils while the XII Punjab were placed against in the aggressive Chennai Super Kings.

In a thump of 19 runs on 60 balls, Rahul was made a threat of driving the game away from the home team being the limelight. Despite the target being difficult and too hard to pull off, Kings XI Punjab remained calm. With the verdict of the 15 th over, Kings XI Punjab were 124 for one which read 60 off 30 balls. The young leg spinner Mayank Markhande added to the strain of the team by throwing four tight balls.

Andrew Tye who was at the center stage proved the star bowler for the XI Punjab with figures of 4-0-16-0 in the third four wicket drag in the IPL 2018. At last Kieron Pollard proved to be the star cast in the game with 23-ball 50 (5 fours, three sixes).

by TNBC Staff Reporter on May 17, 2018

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