It was an amazing day at Wankhede, Mumbai. The crowd was absolutely lit, cheering for their team. Yet another thrilling innings by the big Jamaican! Kieron Pollard. The wicket was totally dry and flat. The last match sensation, Alzarri Joseph was costly this time as the Kings XI Punjab openers making the most of his pace with the new ball. The Caribbean speedster yielded 22 runs in his two overs and was far-fetched about completing his quota of overs. The stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard figured out how to sneak in an over from Hardik Pandya amid the 17th over. Indian all-rounder gave away just five runs and guaranteed Karun Nair’s wicket in the wake of rejecting perilous David Miller in the fifteenth over.
Rahul had appeared of backing off after a speedy begins in the last two games and same occurred against Mumbai Indians. The opening batsman passed up targetting the bowlers in the previous two games however, discovered one in his companion Hardik Pandya. Mumabi Indians completed a mix-up of running with Pandya for the nineteenth over regardless of his poor record in this period. The Kings XI punjab keeper was at that point confronting Jasprit Bumrah at the other against whom he has a splendid record in the IPL.
Rahul, who was batting on 69 off 54 balls, required a major over to take KXIP past 190. He crushed Pandya to 6, 4, 6 and 6 amid the initial four balls in the nineteenth over which gave him the push to raise his maiden IPL century. He completed with 100* from 64 balls and controlled KXIP to complete on 197/4. Notwithstanding that over from Pandya, the KXIP could have scored 10-15 runs lesser. MI may not been experiencing tension as they were on Wednesday pursuing 198.
It would be strangely to perceive what Rohit Sharma could have done now. Rohit evaluated Joseph exceedingly after the diversion against Sunrisers and might have turned towards him to convey the nineteenth. Be that as it may, while overcoming against RCB this year, he gave Pandya the duty of blowing away the eighteenth because of absence of pace bowling alternatives. Against CSK also, Rohit gave the twentieth over to Pandya however, after the amusement yet not before Mumbai have affirmed their success over the main opponents.