Bumrah leads Mumbai to win over Punjab

Bumrah leads Mumbai to win over Punjab

The Mumbai Indians have secured a vital win as they continue their pursuit for an IPL playoff spot after outlasting Kings XI Punjab by three runs this morning.

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The fast bowler took three wickets in miserly spell, conceding only 15 runs as Kings XI Punjab managed to make 183, falling three short of Mumbai's total of 186 for eight. This edition has seen five four-wicket hauls taken, Tye has three of them - making it even more remarkable that the paceman rode the bench for 34 straight matches before getting an IPL debut.

Earlier, West Indian power-hitter Keiron Pollard finally found his groove with a fiery 50 to bail Mumbai Indians out of trouble and post a challenging 186/8.

The enthusiastic Mumbai Indians fans, flashed their mobile lights halfway into the Mumbai Indians innings after two light towers at the Wankhede went out.

Despite having one of the most risky opening pair (Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle) in their batting line up and one of the most prominent bowlers (Andrew Tye and Mujeed Ur Rahman) the team have not yet qualified for play-offs berth.

But KXIP came back strongly at the death as they gave away just 35 runs in the last 5 overs. For the Kings XI, their poor run of results has resigned them to sixth-place on the table, needing both Rajasthan and Mumbai to lose their final match before requiring victory against Chennai on Monday.

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The Mumbai Indians and the Kings XI Punjab faced off in an attempt to clinch a berth in the IPL 2018 playoffs.

Kings XI Punjab has squandered its position of advantage with a series of three consecutive defeats. KXIP, are all but out, though they still have an outside chance for the play-offs.

"To be very precise, I did expect to find ourselves in such a situation, but not this much; probably thought we might have won one or two more games and probably reached 14 or 16 points". Introduced into the attack in the fourth over of the evening, after Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis had got off to a flier again, the pacer sneaked through Lewis' defence off the first ball he bowled.

Keeping with Mumbai's modus operandi, Krunal Pandya and Pollard too showed no inclination to take their innings deep.

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The spinner missed the previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Once Mitchell McClenaghan (4-37-2) dismissed Chris Gayle (18) on a well directed bouncer, it was all about KL Rahul (94,60b) and Aaron Finch (46, 35b) in the KXIP chase.

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