In yesterday’s match of IPL 2017, Mumbai Indians chased the target of 199 runs in just 15.3 overs and won the match by 8 wickets. With the victory in the match played against Kings XI Punjab at Holkar Cricket stadium in Indore, Rohit Sharma’s team has improved its rank in IPL 2017 points table. The team has once against gained top position with ten points in the points table.
Winning the toss, Mumbai’s skipper opted to bowl first. Opener batsmen Hashim Amla and Shaun Marsh commenced the batting inning by hitting big shots. After scoring 26 runs, Marsh returned to pavilion. Wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha 11 runs and lost his wicket in early stage of the game. KXIP’s captain Glenn Maxwell played a stormy inning and scored 40 runs in 18 balls.
At one end of the strike, south African right handed batsman continued to score runs by hitting fours and sixes in every over of the match. In just 60 balls, Amla scored 104 runs. While scoring the century against Mumbai Indians, Amla hit 8 fours and 6 sixes. Team KXIP ended up scoring 198 runs. MI had to make 199 runs in twenty overs to win the game.
Mumbai Indians’ team too had a great start to its batting inning. Opener batsmen Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler commenced the inning with hitting huge shots. Parthiv scored 37 runs in 18 balls. He hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. Buttler scored 77 runs in 37 balls. The English cricketer hit 7 fours and 5 sixes. New comer Nitish Rana, who has been a consistent performer in MI’s team, scored 62 runs in 34 balls. The left handed batsman hit 7 sixes.
After the wicket of Jos Buttler, all rounder cricketer Hardik Pandya arrived on the ground. After fifteen overs, victory in the match had become easy for MI as they were needing just 8 runs in 30 balls. Hardik Pandya 15 runs in 4 balls. The all rounder Indian player hit 2 fours and 1 six. Nitish Rana hit the winning six to end the thrilling match which has been won by Mumbai Indians.