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Chasing 184, MI lost Glenn Maxwell (0) to the third delivery of the run-chase as he was caught by Manan Vohra at third man edging Praveen Kumar. Aditya Tare pulled Azhar Mahmood for a six before cutting him away for a boundary. Tare then lofted Sandeep Sharma over the ropes before the bowler got one through the gap between bat and ball to castle him. Ambati Rayudu then hit consecutive boundaries off Sandeep Sharma as MI reached 51 for two at the end of the Power Play overs.
Rayudu (26), trying to hook, gloved Parvinder Awana to the wicket-keeper in the ninth over. Rohit Sharma launchedPiyush Chawla deep into the stands before Dinesh Karthik (0) chipped one straight back to the bowler a couple of balls later. At the halfway stage, MI were 69 for four still needing 114 runs.
Rohit Sharma (25) was dropped by Shaun Marsh off Chawla, but the Mumbai Indians captain failed to make the most of it as he was bowled a few deliveries later. Kieron Pollard (22) was given a lucky break when he was caught off a no-ball but Sandeep Sharma had him caught by David Miller a little later. Rishi Dhawan (14) was adjudged leg before off Mahmood in the 17th over. Mahmood then bowled IPL debutant, Nathan Coulter-Nile (9) in the 19th over. Gilchrist dropped the gloves and came on to bowl the final over of the innings. With his very first deliver, he had Harbhajan Singh (5) holing out to Gurkeerat Singh at the midwicket fence as MI fell 51 runs short.
Earlier in the evening, MI won the toss and elected to bat. KXIP were shaken early as they lost Mandeep Singh (1) in the second over caught by Pollard off Dhawan. Coulter-Nile uprooted Gilchrist's (5) off-stump to leave KXIP two down. Shaun Marsh looked in ominous mood as he smashed three boundaries off Dhawal Kulkarni in the 6th over. Lasith Malinga's 8th over went for 20 runs as Mahmood hit a six and three successive boundaries.
Mahmood continued his assault slamming consecutive sixes off Glenn Maxwell in the 13th over. Mahmood and Marsh who added 148 runs for the third wicket were each given a chance in Dhawan's 14th over as the MI fielders put them down. Mahmood deposited Harbhajan over the ropes, before the bowler came back to bowl Marsh (63). Malinga trapped Mahmood (80) leg before wicket. Vohra (20*) hit a couple of boundaries before Pollard had Miller (6) caught in the deep. With three wickets falling in the last over, KXIP finished with 183 for eight.
Man-of-the-Match: Azhar Mahmood
Brief Scores: Kings XI Punjab 183 for 8 (Azhar Mahmood 80, Lasith Malinga 3-39) defeated Mumbai Indians 133 for 9 in 19.1 overs (Ambati Rayudu 26, Piyush Chawla 2-20) by 50 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad took a step closer to securing their Playoff seat with a convincing 23-run win over Rajasthan Royals at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday night. Batting first, SRH posted 136 on the back of Biplab Samantray's maiden half-century, before their bowlers restricted RR to just 113.
Chasing 137, RR started positively asRahul Dravid pulled Ishant Sharma for a six and whipped one through midwicket in the second over. Ajinkya Rahane joined in slog-sweeping Karan Sharma for a six. RR made 33 from their Power Play overs with both openers playing conservative cricket. Rahul Dravid (25) was run out by Cameron White as he tried to run off a mis-field. Karan Sharma then had Rahane (12) caught byShikhar Dhawan in the ninth over. At the halfway stage, RR were 44 for two, still requiring 93 runs.
Sanju Viswanadh (5) holed out in the deep to Steyn off Amit Mishra to leave RR three down in the 12th over. Thisara Perera dealt two major blows in the 14th over as he had Shane Watson (11) caught in the deep by Darren Sammy before bowling Stuart Binny's (8). Mishra then had Sachin Baby (3) trapped leg before to leave RR six down. The RR capitulation continued as James Faulkner (6) departed after smashing Karan Sharma for a six. Steyn uprooted Brad Hodge's (8) off-stump to deliver the knock-out punch. Kevon Cooper(26) smashed a six off Perera before falling to Steyn in the final over. RR finished 23 runs short.
Earlier SRH won the toss and elected to bat. SRH were shook early as Faulkner struck twice in the second over. First Parthiv Patel (2) was bowled off an inside edge before Dhawan (1) hit one straight to Rahane at point. Watson had White (0) caught in the deep by Siddharth Trivedi to leave SRH reeling at 5 for three. SRH managed only 21 from their Power Play.
Samantray was lucky early on as the RR fielders failed to appeal despite the stumps being broken by a direct hit with the batsman being out of his ground. Trivedi had Vihari (19) miscue to be caught by Baby in the 11th over. Samantray hit Cooper for a boundary and a six in the 14th over. Sammy (23) deposited Watson into the stands before Faulkner had him caught by Hodge. Samantray (55) who brought up his maiden IPL half-century in the 18th over, perished to Faulkner as he tried to up the ante. Steyn (0) was then bowled by Faulkner as he picked up his second five-wicket haul in the IPL. SRH eventually made 136 for 9.
Man-of-the-Match: Amit Mishra
Brief Scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 136 for 9 (Biplab Samantray 55, James Faulkner 5-16) defeated Rajasthan Royals 113 for 9 (Kevon Cooper 26, Amit Mishra 2-8) by 23 runs.