IPL 2020, KXIP vs MI: Zaheer Khan concedes defeat of Mumbai Indians after Triumph over Kings XI Punjab
Mumbai Indians, Director of Cricket Operations, Zaheer Khan feels that the players absorbed the pressure very well in the game against Kings XI Punjab, which won by 48 runs on Thursday. Captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan shared a 62-run partnership for the third wicket after losing the first few wickets. Rohit scored 70 runs while Kishan added 28 runs. He said, “Everyone was very good with the game, they assimilated the pressure very well. I think that was one of the highlights in bowling or batting. I think Rohit and Ishaan formed a great partnership, Which was necessary at that level. ” He) took his time, the circumstances were not really easy, ”Zaheer said in a video posted from the franchise’s official Twitter handle.
Kiron Pollard and Hardik Pandya scored 18 runs in the 18th over and 19 runs in the 19th over. After this, both of them hit four sixes for 191 runs in 20 overs in the last over. Mumbai scored 104 runs in the last six overs.
Both shared an unbeaten 67-run partnership off 23 balls. Pandya scored 30 * while Pollard scored an unbeaten innings of 47 off 20 balls.
He said, “Hardik and Pollard are what I’m known for and I think it’s great to have a big man in such form. It’s coming from a tournament in the Caribbean. Now he continues with that form Which is very important and we always are. Zaheer said, “Pollard coming to the party. It’s a great sign to come to the party and always hurry. “
For Mumbai, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahal and Jaspreet Bumrah took two wickets each, while Trent Boult and Krunal Pandya took one wicket each.
“Well, we had specific plans. Shane Bond works very hard to ensure that all the bowlers are updated with the plans. It is good to have an experienced fast battery and the spinners are also joining the party. So , The former Indian fast bowler said that this confidence was very important for someone like Rahul Chahal and Krunal Pandya. I think everyone can put their hands up today.
“Very happy with the win. I think it was very important for us. We are playing good cricket. The preparations have been fantastic and we are motivating our soldiers in this regard. So everyone and we are all very happy He said that things are taking shape for us, it is about continuing the process and moving forward in the tournament.
Chasing 192 runs, KXIP got off to a good start. However, Bumrah dismissed Mayank Agarwal (25) in the fifth over. Minutes later, Krunal Pandya bowled Karun Nair for a duck.
Nicholas Pooran then joined captain KL Rahul and both scored 21 runs. Rahul’s sluggish innings came to an end in the ninth over, leaving Punjab at 60/3.
Powran performed brilliantly before he was dismissed in the 14th over and tried to revive KXIP’s hopes through his power-hitting. He scored 44 off 27 balls which included two magnificent sixes.
Glenn Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham departed in rapid succession and Puran’s wicket collapsed in the middle-order. KXIP continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and were soon found back at 124/8.
Mumbai Indians will now take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday, 4 October.