IPL 2020, KXIP vs MI: KL Rahul falsifies “mistakes” by Kings XI Punjab players for Mumbai Indians
IPL 2020, KXIP vs MI: Players of Kings XI Punjab celebrate the fall of Mumbai Indians wickets.© Twitter
After facing defeat against Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain KL Rahul on Thursday admitted that his team made “mistakes” which led to the defeat. KXIP suffered a 48-run loss to the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Rahul said during the post match presentation, “Obviously disappointing. Looking back, we could have won three out of four. In this game, we made some mistakes.
After being asked to bat first, Mumbai Indians posted a mammoth total of 191 runs on the board. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 70 runs while Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten innings of 47 and 30 runs respectively.
Pollard and Pandya scored 18 runs in the 18th over and 19 runs in the 19th over. The pair hit four sixes in the final over to set a very competitive target for KXIP.
Rahul added: “The wicket looked good with the new ball. Don’t know if it slowed down after that. Another bowling option would be good – an all-rounder option that can bat and bowl well. With the coach Will be sitting. ” Decide if we want to play an extra bowler. “
Also, Mayank Agarwal earned the Orange Cap after scoring 25 runs in the match, as his run score was 246 runs. However, Rahul, who has 239 runs under his belt, has his eyes firmly on the orange cap.
“I am happy as long as the Orange Cap stays with KXIP. He (Aggarwal) works very hard and deserves that cap. I am sure I will take it off soon,” he said.