Mumbai Indians bounced back from a Super over defeat to RCB by trashing Kings XI Punjab by a record 48-run margin. This victory has helped the defending champions to climb on to the top of the points table. Rohit Sharma’s 45-ball 70 at the top despite a slow start was boosted by Kieron Pollard (47* off 20) and Hardik Pandya (30* off 11) as MI team finished with 191/4 in their 20 overs. Expect for the first three overs, the Kings XI never looked like chasing down the big total and hence finished with only 143/8.
Here are all the statistical highlights from Mumbai Indians’ record victory against Kings XI Punjab:
MI’s biggest win against Kings XI:
48 – Mumbai Indians’ 48-run victory is now their biggest in terms of runs in the IPL against the Kings XI Punjab. Their previous biggest against KXIP was by 25 runs during the 2016 edition match in Mohali.
MI’s biggest finish:
89 – The 89 runs scored by Mumbai Indians in the last five overs are the joint 3rd most runs aggregated by any team between 16th and 20th overs of an IPL inning. RCB smashed 112 runs against Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 91 runs during the last year’s away fixture against KKR. MI team also scored 89 runs in their last five overs of the chase against RCB in the last game.
Rohit @ 5000 runs:
5068 – Rohit Sharma completed 5000 runs in IPL with the boundary he struck on the first ball he faced in the game. Rohit is now the 3rd player to reach 5000 IPL after Suresh Raina (5368) and Virat Kohli (5430).
3000 – Rohit Sharma also completed 3000 runs through boundaries in the IPL with his last scoring shot against KXIP. He is the 4th player after Chris Gayle (3428), Suresh Raina (3136) and Virat Kohli (3060) to score 3000+ boundary runs in the IPL.
KXIP @ 1000 sixes:
1002 – Kings XI Punjab now have completed 1000 sixes in the Indian Premier League. They are only the 3rd team after RCB (1147) and Mumbai Indians (1134) to smash 1000 sixes in IPL.
Bouncing back in Bumrah’s way:
16 – Since the start of 2016, Jasprit Bumrah has picked up 16 wickets across eight IPL matches which he played straight after conceding at 10+ RPO. Bumrah took those 16 wickets at an average of 12.75 and an economy of 6.38.
4 – Number of times Hardik Pandya had a strike rate of 250+ in an IPL inning where he faced 10 and more balls. Among Indians, these are the most times any player had 250+ SR in an IPL inning alongside Yusuf Pathan (4). Kieron Pollard (6), Andre Russell (6) and Chris Gayle (5) are the other players overall with four or more IPL innings of 250+ strike rate. [Min: 10 balls]
A rare low score in a chase for Rahul:
17 – The 17 runs which KL Rahul scored on Thursday were the second-fewest by him in an IPL chase for Kings XI Punjab. He was dismissed for just one run during last year’s chase against KKR in Kolkata. Across 16 IPL chases for KXIP, Rahul scored fifties in 11 of them and at least 30+ in 13 innings.
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