KXIP score 156/8 against Mumbai Indians

KXIP score 156/8 against Mumbai Indians

KXIP score 156/8 against Mumbai Indians

Kings XI Punjab recovered after a middle-order collapse to post a challenging 156 for eight in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Mumbai Indians here today.

Skipper George Bailey top-scored with 39 while Manan Vohra and Shaun Marsh contributed 36 and 30 respectively at the PCA stadium.

Sent into bat, Kings XI Punjab were strongly placed at 90 for two after the first 10 overs, but lost their way after that before Bailey anchored the innings with some calculative batting.

For Mumbai Indians, Jasprit Bumrah (2/31) and Shreyas Gopal (2/32) were the most successful bowlers.

Kings XI Punjab were off with a bang as Virender Sehwag launched the innings with a couple of sixes -- the first one soaring over extra cover before the batsman dispatched a slower one straight over the bowler's head.

But the opener's innings was cut short when he was run out in an unfortunate dismissal by Praveen Kumar who, after the ball hit no-striker Manan Vohra's foot, run back to knock the bails off.

In came Shaun Marsh and, in the season's first appearance, raced to 30 off just 17 balls with the help of two sixes and as many fours. Vohra too went along nicely to keep the run rate healthy.

But the 64-run partnership between Vohra and Marsh was ended as the Aussie went for heave towards the on side only to be bowled by Krishmar Santokie.

That triggered a collapse as Kings XI Punjab lost a flurry of wickets, including the big one of Glenn Maxwell to Shreyas Gopal, to be stuttering at 116 for six in the 17th over.

Bailey then added 38 runs in just 3.2 overs with Rishi Dhawan, who hit a couple of fours in his nine-ball 14, to help KXIP's cause.