Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai will look to maintain their two-game unbeaten run when they take on Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday. The previous encounter between the two sides had ended in an eight-wicket win for the latter.
Here are the latest updates:
# 2 runs off the first two deliveries!
# Jason Behendroff to bowl his final over!
# Just three runs off the remaining four deliveries, making it 10 runs from the over! Punjab 113/0 (12 overs)
# KL Rahul on strike following a single off the second delivery!
# Chahar starts the over with a full delivery which Gayle smashes down the ground for a six.
# Chahar to bowl his third over!
# Pandya ends the over with a dot delivery. Punjab 103/0 (11 overs)
# 100 up for Punjab!
# Half-century for Chris Gayle off 31 deliveries as the Windies batsman smashes a six off the back foot!
# Krunal Pandya into the attack!
# Six off the final delivery as Gayle smashes the ball down the ground into the stands. Punjab 93/0 (10 overs)
# Chahar to continue with the ball!
# 17 runs off the over, Punjab 86/0 (9 overs)
# Consecutive boundaries for Gayle as the Windies batsman smashes the ball to deep extra cover!
# Gayle follows it up with a boundary off the next delivery straight down the ground!
# Gayle smashes the second delivery of the over, which was bowled short for a huge six, marking the sixth six of the innings!
# Hardik Pandya into the attack!
# Just a run off the next three deliveries as Rahul sweeps the ball for a single. Punjab 69/0 (8 overs)
# Boundary off the third delivery as Rahul smashes the flighted delivery, with the ball beating mid-wicket!
# Rahul Chahar into the attack!
# Time for the strategic timeout!
# 2 runs off the final three deliveries of the over with Punjab 63/0 (7 overs)
# He follows it up with a boundary off the third delivery making it 11 runs off the over following a dot off the first delivery!
# Rahul smashes a six off the backfoot following a short delivery by Joseph.
# Alzarri Joseph to bowl his second over!
# 6 runs off the next five deliveries as Gayle hands the strike to Rahul, who smashes the third boundary of the innings! Punjab 50/0 (7 overs)
# Single off the first delivery as Rahul hits the ball delivered at good length over mid-wicket!
# Bumrah to bowl his second over!
# 23 runs from the over, Gayle smashes three sixes and a boundary over midwicket, long off and down the ground. Punjab 43/0 (5 overs)
# Behendroff to bowl his third over of the innings!
# 9 runs off the over as Rahul smashes the first six of the innings off a pacy delivery on the pads. Punjab 20/0 (4 overs)
# Alzarri Joseph into the attack!
# Three runs off the remaining five deliveries following variations in line and length by Behendroff, as the batsmen struggle to score. Punjab 11/0 (3 overs)
# Boundary off the first delivery as Rahul drives the ball through cover, punching it off the backfoot!
# Behendroff to continue with the ball!
# 3 runs from the over, as Bumrah attacks the stumps with fast yorkers, Punjab 4/0 (2 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah into the attack!
# 1 run from the opening over as Behendroff bowls all his deliveries at a good length and outside off making it difficult for the batsmen to score. Punjab 1/0 (1 over)
# Jason Behendroff to bowl the opening over of the innings!
# The Mumbai players have made their way down to the field with the clash set to start in a couple of minutes!
# Punjab openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul have made their way down to the crease!
# Mumbai has won 12 matches out of the 23 played between the two sides in the IPL, Punjab has won 11!
# Quinton de Kock has been the highest run-scorer for Mumbai in this edition!
# Team Mumbai: Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah
# Lad will be making his debut for Mumbai after 5 years!
# Siddhesh Lad is set to play his first match for Mumbai as a replacement for Rohit Sharma at the top of the order!
# Team Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Sam Curran, Hardus Viljoen, Mohammed Shami, Ankit Rajpoot.
# Mayank Agarwal has been replaced with Karun Nair after failing to recover from a finger injury. Hardus Viljoen replaces Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb in the lineup!
# Kieron Pollard will lead the hosts in the absence of Rohit Sharma who has been rested as a precaution!
# Mumbai has won the toss and opted to field!
# The toss is set to take place in a few minutes!
# Punjab has registered four wins in six matches so far in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They have won one out of three away matches this season
Revenge will be on their mind when Mumbai lock horns with Punjab, the hosts looking to stretch their winning run in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
The previous encounter between the two teams in Mohali had ended in a comprehensive eight-wicket win for Punjab, but home conditions at the Wankhede Stadium are expected to favour Mumbai.
Mumbai enter the match high on confidence following successive victories over defending champions Chennai and last edition’s finalists Hyderabad.
Punjab, who too have been given a shot-in-the-arm by their six-wicket victory on Monday night over Hyderabad, need to chip away at the top of the Mumbai batting as well as ensure that the big-striking Pollard and Hardik don’t take away the game like they did when they scored 45 runs in the last two overs against Chennai to turn the game around.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Alzarri Joseph, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ankul Roy, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan (wk), Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav.
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthi, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi.
(With PTI inputs)