Last night, the match was won by Mumbai Indians beating Kings XI Punjab by 3 runs at the famous Wankhade Stadium of Mumbai.
Before the match started, Mumbai Indians were invited to bat first as the toss was won by Kings XI Punjab and they chose to bowl first.
The first innings for Mumbai Indians started off with the power packed performance from the opener of Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav who scored 27 runs off the 15 balls. But soon he was caught out by KL Rahul. Evin Lewis, on the other hand, couldn’t contribute much to the innings, he scored only 9 runs in 7 balls.
Kieron Pollard gave a thrilling performance and scored 50 runs off 23 balls. Ishan Kishan (20), Krunal Pandya (32), Mitchell McClenaghan (11), stretched the total scores to 186 runs. The rest other players were bundled up by the players after scoring single digits.
Andrew Tye of Kings XI Punjab, took four big wickets today and gave an amazing performance. He started off with Suryakumar Yadav, then went on to take the wickets of Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya. The skipper of the KXIP, R.Ashwin took two wickets of Ben Cuttling and Kieron Pollard.
In the second innings, the players of Kings XI Punjab, gave one thrilling performance and turned the tables.
KL Rahul gave a devastating performance and took away the match by storm. He smashed the bowlers of Mumbai Indians to all the corners of the ground. Although, the match was won by Mumbai Indians it was KL Rahul’s brilliant knock of 94 runs off 60 balls which took everyone’s heart away. He smashed 10 fours and 3 sixes and gave another brilliant performance in the league.
His Partnership with Finch for 111 runs kept everyone on the edge of their seats. However, the great partnership was broken by the great Jasprit Bumrah. First he took the wicket of A.Finch and then later dismissed KL Rahul. A.Finch scored 446 runs off the 35 balls.
All the other players failed to contribute much to the total and fell short of only 3 runs. Mumbai Indians took the match away from them with a blink of an eye and the major credits goes to the impeccable bowling by Jasprit Bumrah.
Here’s how twitterati reacted to the last night’s match, have a look:
Magnificent innings from KL Rahul. He had been magnificent and feel for him but Kings 11 have simply not been good enough in the crucial phases. Mumbai owe this to Bumrah. Top spell #MIvKXIP
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 16, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 16, 2018
— Archit Agarwal (@ImARCHIT01) May 16, 2018
— Kuldeep (@iamkuldeep35) May 16, 2018
— Uttara (@superbuttara91) May 16, 2018
— Madhab Das (@dasmadhab) May 16, 2018
If there is a award for stupid captaincy in this tournament, you should give that to Ash for this match 👌🏽👌🏽#MIvKXIP
— Raj (𑀧𑀭𑀢𑁆 𑀭𑀸𑀚𑁆) (@bharathtweets) May 16, 2018
Pandya and K L Rahul sharing jerseys is the best thing you’ll see today.
— Shubham (@ShubhamMalik19) May 16, 2018
Dropping Yuvi from the team was not enough. Keeping Yuvi in the team, and dropping him down the batting order – what a beautiful move.
— Sidhu (@sidhuwrites) May 16, 2018
— Kandarp (@Kd_Ch) May 16, 2018
— Shavii Bajaj (@shavi_bajaj) May 16, 2018
Not sure whose decision it was to send Axar ahead of Yuvi. For that insult to Yuvi, dear Punjab, you deserved to lose. Thank you.
— Surendhar MK (@SurendharMK) May 16, 2018
WTF is wrong with u Ashwin ? Trusting Axar over Yuvi ..wat u wanna say for this ?? Fk mannn #MIvKXIP
— Tschüss 🙂 (@YashR06) May 16, 2018
Someone wants Yuvi. Someone doesn't. Between Zinta, Viru and Ash. Going by Ash's attitude every time he has been asked about Yuvi, he surely doesn't want Yuvi.
— Alagappan V (@IndianMourinho) May 16, 2018
Time to leave this planet, Axar had come ahead of Yuvi… Kidding me? seriously #MIvKXIP
— ROKIBUZ ZAMAN (@ROKIBUZZAMAN2) May 16, 2018
Yuvi in Wankhede 🏟️ reminds me of the glorious night of 2011.
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) May 16, 2018
— CrickeTendulkar 🇮🇳 FC (@CrickeTendulkar) May 16, 2018
I pray to God that @ashwinravi99 shud never make it to India team again n remains unsold nxt ipl for the way he treated Yuvi
— Winston Xavier (@winsttonxavier) May 16, 2018
— CricFit (@CricFit) May 16, 2018
Very well played Mumbai .. BUMRAH Rocks .. Deserving Win ..
And What an effort by K L Rahul , Brilliant ..
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) May 16, 2018
— RedDevil (@RedDevilsays) May 16, 2018
— Pranshu Singh (@PranshuSports) May 16, 2018
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) May 16, 2018
— shrikant kangude (@shrikantkangud1) May 16, 2018
— Priya Adivarekar (@priyaadivarekar) May 16, 2018
What are your thoughts about this? Share them with us in the comments below.