Rahul Chahar, Mumbai Indians’ spinner, who scalped two wickets conceding 26 runs in opposition to Kings XI Punjab, mentioned the pitch was serving to spinners which constructed his confidence within the match.
Rahul Chahar completed with 2-26 in his quota of 4 overs as Mumbai Indians defeated Kings XI Punjab by 48 runs in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Rahul Chahar Gained Confidence As Pitch Supplied Help For Spinners
Mumbai Indians batted first and posted 191 runs on the board after skipper Rohit Sharma scored 70 off 45 balls which included Eight fours and three sixes. Regardless of his knock, Mumbai Indians have been struggling considerably at 124/four at 17th over.
“There was assist for the spinners within the pitch and I used to be gaining confidence from it. My plan was so as to add stress on them by giving much less run after which assault for wickets. I used to be attempting for the wickets,” Chahar mentioned within the post-match convention.
However a late onslaught by Kieron Pollard who remained unbeaten on 47 off solely 20 balls coupled with Hardik Pandya who scored a quickfire unbeaten 30 off 11 balls noticed MI publish 191/four in allotted 20 overs.
“Now we have lots of religion in big-hitting abilities of Pollard and Hardik. Pollard virtually took us to the victory within the final recreation in opposition to RCB. They’re in good type they usually can end video games in any scenario,” the spinner mentioned.
Nicholas Pooran Scores 44 However Different KXIP Batsmen Fail As MI Received By 48 Runs
KXIP began effectively however misplaced wickets at common intervals. Other than Nicholas Pooran who scored 44 not one of the different batsmen might cross 30 runs. Mayank Agarwal was the subsequent greatest with 25 runs as KXIP misplaced regardless of being positioned 101/Three at one stage dropping the final 7 wickets for less than 42 runs.
Chasing 192 runs, KXIP obtained off to a very good begin. Nevertheless, Jasprit Bumrah castled in-form opener Mayank Agarwal (25) within the fifth over. A couple of balls later, spinner Krunal Pandya bowled Karun Nair for a duck.
Nicholas Pooran then joined skipper KL Rahul within the center and the duo stitched a 21 run stand. KL Rahul’s sluggish innings got here to an finish within the ninth over which diminished Punjab to 60/3.
Nicholas Pooran performed an excellent innings and tried to revive the crew’s hope within the run chase by way of his power-hitting earlier than getting dismissed within the 14th over. He scored 44 runs off 27 balls which included two sixes.
Nicholas Pooran’s wicket triggered a middle-order collapse as each all-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham departed in fast succession. KXIP stored dropping wickets repeatedly and have been quickly discovered reeling at 124/8. In the long run, KXIP fell 49 runs wanting the goal.