IPL 2020, Match 13: Records scripted as Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab
This was Mumbai Indians' second win of the tournament this season in four matches, having lost the other two. The win takes MI to the top spot in the table. As for Kings XI Punjab, this was their third loss in four matches, with just a win, while they are in the seventh spot.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are back to their winning ways, as they tamed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 48 runs in Match 12 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The win takes MI back to the top spot.
Match report: Winning the toss, KXIP skipper KL Rahul elected to bowl first, as the decision seemingly backfired. MI were off to a shaky start, losing a couple of wickets in the opening six overs. However, it was the pair of skipper Rohit Sharma (70) and Kieron Pollard (47*), later followed by Hardik Pandya (30*), who propelled MI to 191/4.
In reply, KXIP, too, were off to a similar start. However, unlike MI, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals, making the chase difficult for them. It was James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar's two-wicket haul each, which did not allow the KXIP batsmen to settle down. Meanwhile, there were some records scripted during the tie.
Sheldon Cottrell claims most wickets in PP: Cottrell has been relatively expensive in this IPL. However, he has scripted a feat in the tournament, this season, as he has claimed the most wickets (4) in the powerplay. He went past his KXIP teammate Mohammed Shami, who has claimed three.
MI score third joint-most runs between 16-20 overs: MI have shown the ability to score runs, especially at the closing stages of the innings. On the same note, MI have scored the joint third-most runs between overs 16-20, having scored 89 against KXIP, while they had also scored the same against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The list is led by RCB, who had scored 112 against Gujarat Lions (GL) in 2016.
KXIP pacers most expensive against MI between 16-20 overs: The KXIP pacers have not had their tournament, as they gave away the most runs against MI, between overs 16-20, this season. While they gave away 64/1 last night, their previous worst was 61/2 against Delhi Capitals (DC).
Rohit becomes third to score 5,000 IPL runs: In what could be considered an incredible feat, Rohit has become the third batsman in the history of the tournament to score 5,000 runs. He joins the elite list of other two Indians, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli.