Ever since the off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin affected Mankading to dismiss Jos Buttler, it has become a headliner in the game of cricket. The players across the globe expressed their disappointment for the poor display of the sportsman spirit in a tournament, which will be witnessed by a huge section of people in the world. Meanwhile, Krunal Pandya shows how it should be done.Krunal Pandya almost mankads Mayank Agarwal…
In the middle overs of the game, especially, when Mayank Agarwal was on a song in the middle, Krunal Pandya stopped himself from Mankading him. He gave a warning to the young Punjab player, who is the member of Kings XI Punjab that won the game by doing Mankading on the other night.
Coming to the match, Rohit Sharma started things off in a style while Quinton de Kock showed his class in the middle. However, South African star Viljoen trapped Rohit Sharma in front of the wicket to give a first breakthrough for the home side.
The right-hander Surya Kumar Yadav started his innings with a brilliant couple of boundaries. However, Murugan Ashwin struck him in front of the wickets. In between, Quinton de Kock continued his form in the middle by smashing a quickfire 60.
Murugan Ashwin picked up 2 wickets
In the end, it was once again Hardik Pandya, who smashed a superb 31 off 19 balls, which saw Mumbai Indians post a competitive total of 176 runs on the board. For KXIP, it was Murugan Ashwin, who picked up 2 wickets alongside Viljoen and Mohammed Shami.
In reply to Mumbai Indians, the stylish southpaw Chris Gayle started things off in a flash while KL Rahul took a cautious approach. After scoring 40 runs off 23 balls, Gayle handed a catch to Hardik Pandya to return to the pavilion. Then came the knock from Mayank Agarwal, which kept the home side in the game.
But, a beautiful return catch saw Mayank Agarwal walk back to the hut. However, the opening batsman KL Rahul and the South African star David Miller finished things off in a style.