MI vs KXIP
MI vs KXIP

IPL 2020 MI vs KXIP Highlights: Mumbai Indians set to play the 36th match of IPL 2020 against Kings XI Punjab. Mumbai Indians holds the second position in the IPL points table and in the safe zone to enter the playoff.

While Kings XI Punjab is in a situation to win their remaining matches of the tournament to enter the playoff.

Match: Mumbai Indians(MI) vs Kings XI Punjab(KXIP)

Venue:  Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss Details: Mumbai Indians won the toss and opt to bat

Captains View 

Rohit Sharma | MI captain

We’re having a bat first. We want to put runs on the board, the team has done well doing that. We don’t need to change that. It is an important game for us and putting runs on the board would be ideal. The team has looked balanced.

Guys have put their hands up in different situations. Bumrah is an important cog and his doing well reflects the team performance. We’re going in with the same team.

KL Rahul | KXIP captain

We’re at that stage where the toss doesn’t matter. We need to show energy and try to win everything from here. The last game was too close for comfort but we needed a win like that to get over the line. We’re also going in with the same team.

Playing XI

Mumbai Indians(MI)

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.

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP)

KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.

MI vs KXIP Highlights

Mumbai Indians(MI) Batting

Rohit Sharma and de Kock get to lead MI. Arshdeep Singh in his first over dismissed the dangerous Rohit Sharma. Shami Puts pressure on MI by dismissing Suryakumar Yadav in the next over. MI struggles to score against KXIP bowlers.

Meanwhile, Arshdeep Singh makes another wicket off his second over by dismissing Ishan Kishan while scoring 7 runs. KXIP stands strong by taking three wickets inside the powerplay while MI scored 43 runs.

Though MI loses its three top-order players still de Kock and aggressive middle-order players are on the list. Krunal Pandya and de Kock join hands and pump MI to score 70 runs at the end of the 10th over for the same 3 wicket loss.

Krunal Pandya - de Kock makes the much needed partnership for MI
Krunal Pandya – de Kock makes the much needed partnership for MI

KXIP is in pressure to break this well-settled partnership which was provided by Ravi Bishnoi by dismissing Krunal Pandya for 34 runs. The long survived de Kock departures for 53 runs while MI scored 119 runs that add pressure over MI.

Kieron Pollard with his impressive 34 runs off 12 deliveries drags MI to score 176 runs for 6 wicket loss.

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) Batting

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal get in to lead KXIP to chase down the  177 runs target. KXIP strikers make an impressive opening but fail to show up against Bumrah. As he dismissed Mayank Agarwal while scoring 11 runs off 10 deliveries.

Universal Boss Gayle gets in to join hands with KL Rahul. KXIP expects a massive inning from the Gayle who scored a half-century in his first IPL 2020 match against RCB. But soon loses his wicket to Rahul Chahar while scoring 24 runs.

KL Rahul seals his fifty in just 35 deliveries.
KL Rahul seals his fifty in just 35 deliveries.

The much expected Nicholas Pooran too dismissed after striking a couple of sixes and boundaries. KXIP is in need to build a partnership rather than losing wickets in a regular interval. KL Rahul struggles to build a partnership and lose his wicket to Bumrah while scoring 77 runs.

Jordan and Deepak Hooda make an impressive run which leads to equal the score and paves the way for the second super over match of the day. KKR beat SRH in the super over on the same day.

Super Over Match 

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) Batting

KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran get in to bat while Bumrah leads the attack against KXIP. Without any boundaries or sixes of the super over KXIP scored 5 runs which makes a target of 6 runs for MI to win the super over.

Mumbai Indians(MI) Batting

Rohit Sharma and de Kock get in to lead MI. MI expects a simple six from this well-experienced duo but Shami on the other hand controls the over by back to back yorkers and restrict MI to score 5 runs.

Yes, again the super over results in the tie which makes the second super over of the match. This is the first match in IPL 2020 to play the second super over.

Second Super Over

Mumbai Indians(MI) Batting

Pollard and Hardik Pandya get in to lead MI in the second super over. While Jordan opens the attack on behalf of KXIP. Though Rohit Sharma remains unbeaten in the previous match MI goes with another pair of openers to play the second super over. Mayank with an impressive effort stops Pollard from hitting a six and let MI to score only 2 runs.

MI managed to score 11 runs off the second super over.

MI vs KXIP | Mayank Agarwal outstanding fielding effort to save a six
Mayank Agarwal outstanding fielding effort to save a six

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) Batting

Gayle and Mayank Agarwal get in to the crease to lead the KXIP in the second super over match. Trent Boult opens the attack against KXIP.  UNIVERSE BOSS CHRIS GAYLE makes an impressive six of the first delivery and releases the pressure that builds over KXIP batsmen. With a couple of boundaries from Mayank Agarwal KXIP seals the victory in the second super over.

Watch MI vs KXIP Highlights

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Man of the Match  

KL Rahul | KXIP

It’s not the first time, I’m getting used to it but we’ll take the two points however they come. It doesn’t always happen so you don’t know how to stay balanced in a situation like this. We have put in some really amazing performances even in the games we lost.

We’re trying to come back harder in each game and wins like this help. After wicket-keeping for 20 overs, batting in the first six is very crucial. We knew it would get slower with their decent spinners, so Mayank and I got a good start over 50 runs.

When Chris plays against spinners, I trust them to take down the spinners. Chris coming in helps, he is an experienced player and knows how to carry the team through. You can’t prepare for Super Overs, no team prepares for Super Overs. You have to trust your bowling group and it is important you let them believe their instinct and gut.

Shami was certain he wanted to go for six yorkers and he has been phenomenal for us. It is important senior guys put their hands up for us. We still want to take it one game at a time and when you haven’t won a lot in the first seven, every victory is sweet. The talk in the dressing room is to focus on the process and stay calm.

That is the kind of mood we want to set and everybody is professional and competitive and they want to win games. We know we need to win everything from here, but not at the cost of processes, we need to enjoy ourselves here.