The league of cricket fanatics enjoyed the Kings XI Punjab’s comeback after the break as Chris Gayle smashed third fifty in this season and fulfilled the wishes of his fans in Indore. On the other hand, it was a do or die situation for the Mumbai Indians (MI) who needed to win this game to remain alive in the tournament.
The efforts of KXIP batsmen resulted in putting a decent total of 174 runs on the board in full 20 overs.
In return, openers Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis gave a flying start to MI. With their fiery knocks, they stated that they won’t let it go so easily.
Despite the downfall of three wickets in quick succession, Krunal Pandya and captain Rohit Sharma fought till the end and snatched the victory from the mouth of the opponents.
A smoky knock from Pandya (31 runs off 12 balls) towards the end left no option for Ravichandran Ashwin & Co. but to accept the defeat. MI pulled out a terrific victory by 6 wickets and earned two more points to reach the 5th position in the IPL points table.
Here is how the fans reacted to the match:
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) May 4, 2018
Much needed win for Mumbai Indians, keeps them in the hunt and also hood for the tournament. Rohit Sharma, whenever he is there unbeaten at the end, he invariably takes his side home. Punjab were 15-20 short at this ground #KXIPvsMI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 4, 2018
A very important victory, achieved through a collective team effort. This will definitely set the momentum for us going forward. Fingers crossed 🤞#KXIPvMI #IPL2018 @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/O8fJThFnQa
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) May 4, 2018
Wow, that was some assault by Krunal Pandya! Just when everyone's focus was on Rohit. Should make victory fairly easy for Mumbai from here
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 4, 2018
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 4, 2018
Most time remained not-out in successful chases in IPL:
19 – Ravindra Jadeja
18 – Yusuf Pathan
17 – ROHIT SHARMA*
16 – Gautam Gambhir
16 – MS Dhoni
15 – Suresh Raina
15 – Dwayne Bravo #KXIPvMI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) May 4, 2018
Brilliant partnership between Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya to take MI to the much-needed victory. #IPL
— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) May 4, 2018
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 4, 2018
Mumbai hanging in there with a sweet win today at Indore. @ImRo45's sixes off Mujeeb turned the match on its head completely. He should still open for Mumbai. You have to let your best Batsman bat for long #KXIPvMI
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 4, 2018
The Pandyas conceded 54 in 30 balls and scored 54 in 25 balls today #KXIPvMI
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 4, 2018
Stoinis vs Hardik Last 5 balls:
6, 4, 1, 6, 4
Krunal vs Stoinis Last 4 balls:
1, 4, 4, 6
Typical Indian movie 😉
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 4, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 4, 2018
Rohit Sharma has remained not out 17 times when chasing in IPL and his teams have won every time – 4 times for Deccan Chargers and 13 times for Mumbai Indians. #KXIPvMI
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 4, 2018
— Sandip Chakraborty (@Sandip0803) May 4, 2018
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 4, 2018