If the term "run-fest" could ever be used as an apt description for a cricket match, the clash between the Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday would qualify. Wriddhiman Saha scored an unbeaten 93 off 55 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and three sixes, which earned him the Man of the Match award.
Mohit conceded just one run off the last four deliveries of the match to suddenly restrain Kieron Pollard, who smashed a 24-ball 50 not out, including five sixes.
When Mumbai Indians opted to bowl first on a favourable chasing ground, Kings XI Punjab were faced with two options in a must-win game: take the safer route of scoring a par total and then depend on their strong bowling attack, or tread the high-risk, high-reward path and bat Mumbai out of the game.
The 453-run aggregate total was the second-highest in IPL history, exceeded only by the 469 between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in 2010. Before this, Gujarat Lions had posted 214/3 against Delhi Daredevils in this edition. Just when Patel was looking threatening with another consecutive three boundaries, he was caught at mid-off by Manan Vohra as Mohit made amends for the drop earlier.
Simmons, who scored his half-century off only 27 balls, hit five boundaries and four sixes, before a brilliant effort at the long-on boundary from Martin Guptill saw the Caribbean worldwide head back to the dug-out.
In the ninth over, off spinner Harbhajan was hit for three sixes by Maxwell. Rohit Sharma then hit a full toss down the throat of long-on two overs later, and Nitish Rana's slog found Guptill at midwicket.
Though MI got a flawless start to the chase, they kept losing wickets regularly and that hurt them.
Simmons went on to make 59 off 32 balls, which included five boundaries and four sixes, before he was dismissed by Maxwell.
Kieron Pollard [50* off 24 balls] and Hardik Pandya [30 off 13 balls], though, did not see it as a lost cause as they were in a destructive mood to get Mumbai right back into the game with a 55-run partnership that came from just 21 balls.
Despite Guptill's heroics, the Indians refused to go away as Pollard took control before some accurate death bowling from Mohit Sharma ensured Kings XI secured the result. The Kiwi was helpless as the 16th over leaked 27 runs and kept the hosts in the match, with four sixes frustrating the Kings XI captain.
In reply Mumbai, who have already qualified for the finals, got off to a flying start with a 99-run opening stand between Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel.
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