IPL 2018 | MI vs KXIP, match 50: Everything you need to know

IPL 2018 | MI vs KXIP, match 50: Everything you need to know

And, Bumrah hit the final nail into KXIP's coffin by removing the exhausted Rahul, who was six short of the century. Faced with all that adversity, Mumbai needed both skill and luck. For the starters, if MI lose today, they will be out of the IPL. Bowling the 17th over he leaked just 4 runs and scalped the wickets of Finch and Marcus Stoinis (1). Punjab Openers Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul were not managed to score big runs, that's why they had bowled out on the lowest total of IPL 2018.

WICKET! Mitchell McClenaghan gives MI the breakthrough as he dismisses Chris Gayle for 18, courtesy a catch by Ben Cutting at deep mid-wicket.

Going past 600 runs in the season, Rahul waved past Rishabh Pant to own the Orange Cap and brought up his sixth fifty in IPL 2018. They must win their final match against Delhi Daredevils on Sunday as they have a very healthy net run rate of +0.384. Tye, who took his third four-wicket bag in four matches, castled the big-hitting Evin Lewis first ball through the gates, the ball angling in nicely to the left-hander and beating the forward-pushing West Indian. Save his match-winning knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore here, Rohit has failed to perform to his potential and MI need him in cracking form, backed up by the Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal.

An equally-consistent performer has been Mayank Markande, who has produced at crucial times. He started well, giving away just 6 from his first 4 balls before Rahul ended the over with consecutive sixes.

But Bumrah wrested back the initiative by removing Aaron Finch of the first ball of his second spell.

Hardik Pandya struggled his way to 9 before edging one off Andrew Tye straight to Ashwin, who took an easy catch at short thirdman.

Marcus Stoinis' life at the crease was cut short as Bumrah struck once again, dismissing him in the fifth ball of the same over. Rahul on 21, got a life when Ben Cutting dropped a tough chance at cover but Punjab were not complaining as they finished the Power Play in control at 57 for 1. Finch gave Rahul good company to lay the platform for their side, getting the odd boundary to keep the scoreboard ticking, and reduced the equation to 60 needed from 30 balls.

On the Other side, Mumbai Indians had also got defeat in their previous game, against Rajasthan Royals in their home ground at Wankhede. "We've got a reasonable bowling attack and a lot of experienced global players didn't show up with the bat", remarked skipper R Ashwin after the drubbing by RCB.

Earlier, South Africa pacer Dale Steyn also questioned the omission of national teammate David Miller from Punjab's playing XI.

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