IPL 2019: Match 9, KXIP vs MI – Twitter Reacts As Kings XI Restrict Mumbai Indians to 176 Runs
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bowlers staged a wonderful comeback to restrict a world-class Mumbai Indians (MI) batting order for 176 runs at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab opted to bowl first after winning the toss and made only change bringing in Murugan Ashwin in place of young spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Skipper Ravichandran Ashwin started the proceedings with the ball in an attempt to exploit the weakness of Quinton de Kock. Controversy and Ashwin have been synonyms in this tournament, and it was no different. He started the innings with a seven-ball over, and the extra ball brought the first boundary of the match.
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma looked in fine touch. Mohammed Shami and Andrew Tye – two of the best Kings XI Punjab pacers – have been hit for a total five boundaries in their first overs each. Mumbai off to a flyer. 46 for no loss after five overs. However, against the run of play, Hardus Viljoen trapped Rohit Sharma LBW. The ball looked to go over the top, but Rohit decided not to opt for review after having a chat with his partner. The breakthrough opened ways for another one as Murugan Ashwin trapped Suryakumar Yadav to have Mumbai Indians for 62 for two.
Quinton de Kock who looked in good touch in the last two games got his first fifty of the season. Shami finally got him out LBW after he struck six fours and two sixes to score 60 runs off just 39 balls. Yuvraj Singh also got start scoring 18 runs but the Kings XI Punjab bowlers staged a wonderful comeback. However, another late cameo from Hardik Pandya helped the Mumbai Indians post 176 runs at the end of 20 overs.
— Sumit Kumar (@AmazzingBieber) March 30, 2019
Thought today was the game where one of the Pandya brothers will be promoted up the order. Time for UV to turn it on…. #KXIPvMI
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 30, 2019
Vijay Mallya Ka Call Aaya Tha, Wo Bol Raha That Ki Agar Wo RCB ka Owner Hota To Saare Umpires Khareed Leta. Maine Usko Bola Ki Chutiye Tu Umpires Khareed Ke Liye Loan Le Leta. Bhosdiwale Ne Call Cut Kar Diya😂😂 #KXIPvMI #MumbaiIndians
— Mukesh Ambani (@PaisewalaAmbani) March 30, 2019
— R A N (@engineerdhir) March 30, 2019
— Vaibhav Dubey (@ivaibhavdubey) March 30, 2019
— #CricketMeriJaan 💙 (@YashP_45) March 30, 2019
— सात्विक Bhatt (@satvik_bhatt30) March 30, 2019
— Prasenjit Dey 📰 (@CricPrasen) March 30, 2019
First Rohit And Now Quinton De-kock😉
— ANOOOOOOOP❤️ (@An_OoPs04) March 30, 2019
— JD (@jayu_192) March 30, 2019
Kings XI Punjab playing with 2 Ashwins, one of them plays with sportsman spirit other is great on mankading. #KXIPvMI
— tadbitmad (@tadbitmad01) March 30, 2019
Pollard is way past his prime..u will see him play hardly one or two big innings in entire tournament..it's been since last couple of years now he has been performing below average for @mipaltan#KXIPvMI
— BeardedDragon (@yashasva) March 30, 2019
— Anshuman Mishra (@Anshuman85m) March 30, 2019
Mumbai aaj Haarni chaiye …Bahut ho gaya Chutiyapa .yahi deserve karte h ..
10 over tak Puara Game Bana hua tha …baad m pure match ki maa chod di … #KXIPvMI
— Chowkidar RAHUL (@RahulDhaked_) March 30, 2019
#MumbaiIndians lower order is slower. We need a hard hitter on that place where we have Pollard. We definitely miss the old Pollard. How about bringing Evin Lewis in the role of a batsman?#KXIPvMI#CricketMeriJaan #GameBanayegaName #VIVOIPL
— Badri (@Badri_n_p) March 30, 2019
— Jai (@Jai_Speaks) March 30, 2019
— …Rachit (@rachit_g2) March 30, 2019
Run machine Shami got lucky with Pandya's wicket. Warna half century marta #KXIPvMI
— Swaraj Kumar (@swarajkumar224) March 30, 2019
Massively under par total from Mumbai. Should have been 190-200 at least! Garbage batting by the middle order. Pollard needs to stay on the bench for the rest of this season. Huge liability. Surya and Krunal disappointing. Over to Bumrah and Co to get the win. #KXIPvMI
— No clean sheets FC (@sull_noronha) March 30, 2019
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