During the ninth match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians in Mohali, Kings XI Punjab defeated Mumbai Indians and won their second IPL match in 2019.
Punjab’s openers Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle (40) for chasing the target of 177 runs, gave their team a positive start by playing in an innings of 53 runs. While Gayle played quick but fire inning, after the wicket of Gayle it was Rahul who chased the target and played a complete inning of Punjab.
While not out until the end, Rahul scored 71 * (57) and scored with the help of six fours and a six. Due to the low strike rate, the right-handed batsman got a lot of shock in the beginning. Mayank Agarwal scored 43 runs in 21 balls before he handed a catch to Krunal Pandya in his own over. This is Punjab’s second win.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians finished at 176/7 in their 20 over quota. At one time, Mumbai was looking closer to 200. But due to falling wickets at regular intervals, the run rate had slowed down and they ended at less than their expectations. Quinton de Kock remained the star of the visitors because he made his first half-century for Mumbai and the seventh overall. Left-handed batsman out for 60 runs
After Gayle’s dismissal, KXIP were in pressure or not?
Gayle got out to give his team a good score. For which, Rohit gave a lucky chance to the Krunal. Mayank came at number three and played a gem game.
At that time, Rahul was struggling, but Mayank ensured that there was no pressure on his partner. And when Mayank was dismissed, Rahul took complete control after these proceedings. He stayed till the end and gave Punjab his second win.