Rohit Sharma’s team Mumbai Indians have set the stage for rising to the top of the points table. Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bat at the Dubai International Stadium, setting up a challenging 16-run stand.
If they beat Punjab, Mumbai Indians will rise to the top of the IPL points table. They now have 12 points from 6 matches. Delhi Capitals is at the top with 14 points. If Mumbai wins, they will also have 14 points. However, Mumbai will be ahead in the run rate gap.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat. Rohit was dismissed for 9 off 8 balls. After that Suryakumar Yadav played 4 balls and got out for zero runs. Then Ishan Kishan was also dismissed for 7 off 6 balls. When Mumbai Indians lost 3 wickets for 36 runs, Quinton de Kock and Hardik Pandya emerged as the saviors.
Quinton de Kock made 53 off 43 balls. Maren de Kock also hit 3 sixes with 3 boundaries. Hardik Pandya made 34 off 30 balls. He hit 1 six with 4 boundaries. Kieron Pollard made the storm at the end. He only played 12 balls. He made an unbeaten 34 off 12 balls. He hit 4 sixes with 1 boundary. Nathan Coulter Neil played 12 balls and scored 24 runs. He hit 4 boundaries. In the end, Mumbai Indians lost 6 wickets and scored 18 runs.
Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh took two wickets each for Kings XI Punjab. Chris Jordan and Ravi Vishnu took 1 wicket each.