Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul exchange jerseys

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul exchange jerseys

Every time you feel like he's got the ball in the hand and he's not going to go for many runs. If that was the case, Rahul was being very hard on himself.

In their last home game tonight, Mumbai Indians battled Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and defeated the visitors. The role of leggie Mayank Markande (14 wickets) will also be crucial along with that of Krunal Pandya, KXIP too have slumped in the latter half of the T20 League and need to improve in all departments. He hit them both for sixes.

Rahul was caught at long-off by Ben Cutting. The Rajasthan Royals batsman has hit five consecutive fifties in the tournament and that has led to a recall to the England Test team. Now, surely, it was Axar's turn to take some of the pressure off.

He singled out Bumrah for special praise. It was all up to Rahul. Jasprit Burma, Man of the Match in Mumbai's win for taking three wickets, made a significant jump to fourth place on the bowling table and now has 16 wickets. He would bowl quick, mostly short of length and try to pick up wickets.

But Jasprit Bumrah struck twice in the 17th over to send Finch packing four short of what would have been a well deserved fifty before bouncing out Marcus Stoinis (1). India's death bowling specialist came through with aplomb, removing Rahul, Finch and Marcus Stoinis with Punjab unable to find the fence.

Talk about turnarounds, Kings XI have only managed one victory in their last six games. It was an attacking move from Rohit. Two changes for us, Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary are back, they replace Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair.

"I was clear. On this wicket when the slower ball was bowled on a good length, it wasn't gripping, so I looked to bowl a dipper and it worked". And to do that they might try Axar Patel. There were several reasons for this decision. He gets to the milestone in just 22 balls as Mi go past 150.

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Despite a narrow loss, Kings XI Punjab is still in the race for the playoffs, although now it can not do so exclusively on its own merit.

With 10 points from 12 matches, Mumbai's hopes are hanging by the most slender of threads. We always knew it was going to be tough for our bowlers to come out and defend that score.

However, just when they were looking good, Krunal threw his wicket away. It seemed freakish that Ashwin was not bowling, given Mumbai were four down and had left-hander Krunal and Pollard, who prefers pace to spin, at the wicket.

Ashwin chose to save his trump card for the death, and the next time Tye was handed the ball, it was the 17th over.

"Look we have seen this happening a lot in football".

Andrew Tye was once again clinical for Punjab as he ended with another 4-fer.

So then why didn't Ashwin bowl the 20th? Only two matches are left until the next round of play. The only explanation is that he thought pace was a better option than spin to the No. 9 and 10 at the crease. Should they lose against Punjab, Mumbai will be out of the play-off race.

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