IPL 2020: KXIP On Quest To Beat MI, Mumbai Scores 176/6
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Dubai: Mumbai Indians (MI) won the toss and chose to bat against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile smashed 57 runs in the death overs to take Mumbai Indians to 176/6 in their 20 overs against Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
Pollard ended the innings unbeaten on 34 off 12 deliveries with one four and four sixes while Coulter-Nile was ib 24 off 12 balls with four fours to his name.
Their partnership shifted the momentum MI’s way as the four-time champions’ top order, with the exception of opener Quinton de Kock, failed to fire.
MI lost captain Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan in the powerplay after which de Kock and Krunal Pandya looked to steady the ship. The pair posted 58 for the fourth wicket after which de Kock combined with Hardik Pandya to put up 20 for the fifth.
The South African was dismissed on 53 off 43 balls in the 17th over after which Pollard and Coulter-Nile took the attack to the opposition.
Second-placed MI are looking to take back the top spot on the IPL table from the Delhi Capitals with a win.
KXIP, on the other hand, finally reversed their run of defeats by recording their second win of the season in their previous match against the RCB.
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
With Agency Inputs