IPL 2020 13th Match Highlights; MI wins from KXIP by 48 Runs
Brief score: MI (191/4;20 overs) KXIP(143/8; 20 overs)
Defending champions MI defeated KXIP at Sheikh Zayed stadium by 48 runs. KXIP won the toss and chose to bowl first. KXIP were outplayed by MI in all departments. Rohit Sharma scored 70 off 45 balls whereas Kieron Pollard was the player of the match with (47 off 20)not out. Chahar along with James Pattinson and Jasprit Bumrah picked two wickets each while Trent Boult and Krunal Pandya picked one each.
Rohit Sharma said after the match:
“We didn’t start well, but we knew with the kind of attack Punjab had we wanted to capitalize. Those two guys (Pollard, Pandya) they back themselves to get the runs. It wasn’t going to be easy with the ball against KXIP batting line-up. Credit to the bowlers.”
KXIP’s skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal opened the 2nd inning with full confidence but ended ordinarily in all the department; batting, bowling and Captaincy. Krishnappa Gowtham was a new entry as the replacement of Murugan Ashwin in Playing XIs.They kept losing their wickets at regular intervals.
KXIP KL Rahul said post-conference:
“I won’t say it’s frustrating but it’s disappointing. Looking back, it could’ve been three wins out of four. We are four games into the season and I’ll be sitting with the coaches and figure out if we need an extra bowler.”
Total matched played -24
MI 13 | KXIP 11
MI and KXIP had face-offs 24 times in IPL history so far. MI has the upper hand with 13 victories.
Check the scoreboard here:
Player of the Match: Kieron Pollard
He said in post-interview:
“Feels good. Obviously, we were on the losing end last game so we wanted to come out and get over the line. We knew we had a couple of overs from spinners, and we were going to the maximum against them. Looking forward to Sharjah. But we need to bat the situation and not the ground.”
DRS(decision review system) rule under Scanning:
MI denied a single run against KXIP which created lots of confusion among fans and cricket experts. However, it didn’t bother in this match but even a single run is crucial for teams to win. In the 17th over of MI inning, Mohammad Shami hit a 1 against Pollard’s pad. Aakash Chopra, the former Indian cricketer said the run must have been counted.
- Rohit Sharma becomes the 3rd batsman to complete record of 5000 IPL runs.
- Rahul Chahar impressed crickets fans picking up 2 wickets (2/26) in four Overs.
- Mohammed Shammi is the new owner of Purple Cap.
- Rohit Sharma reached 38th IPL Half-century.
So that’s all about the 13th match, now let us see who will win the next match between CSK and SRH today at Dubai International stadium. You can watch it on the star sports network, the official broadcasters at 7.30 PM IST or live stream at Disney+hotstar.