MI vs KXIP, IPL 2020 Match Live Updates: KL Rahul Key As Kings XI Punjab Close In On 177-Run Target | Cricket News

By | October 18, 2020

MI vs KXIP IPL 2020 Score: KL Rahul has scored his 21st IPL half-century.© BCCI/IPL




KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda are the batsmen at the crease for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) who have been handed a target of 177 runs. Mumbai Indians (MI) posted a total of 176 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs, after skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat. Quinton de Kock was the highest run-scorer, smashing 53 runs off 43 deliveries in an innings comprising of three boundaries and as many sixes. De Kock enjoyed quality support from Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile who chipped in with valuable knocks. Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh accounted for two wickets apiece, with English pacer Chris Jordan completing one dismissal. The two teams are battling it out in Match 36 of IPL 2020, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. (LIVE SCORECARD)

IPL 2020 Match 36 Live Score Updates Between Mumbai Indians And Kings XI Punjab, Straight From The Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

  • 23:04 (IST)

    KXIP need 27 runs from 18 balls

    KXIP 150/4 after 17 overs, with KL Rahul holding the key to the chase. Jasprit Bumrah has been handed the ball.

  • 23:02 (IST)

    KL Rahul scripts history

    KL Rahul is the first Indian batsman to score more than 500 runs in three consecutive IPL seasons. What an achievement.

  • 22:58 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Superb boundary by KL Rahul, who plays an inside-out shot, directing the ball into the gap at sweeper cover.

  • 22:57 (IST)

    SIX!

    Deepak Hooda gets a much needed six, hooking a bouncer from Jasprit Bumrah into fine leg.

  • 22:54 (IST)

    FOUR!

    KL Rahul continues to cruise, directing a rare wayward delivery from Jasprit Bumrah perfectly through point.

  • 22:52 (IST)

    Ishan Kishan is in pain, as he clutches his hamstring

    Ishan Kishan seems to be in pain, as he calls for medical assistance clutching his hamstring. KXIP 128/4 after 15.2 overs, Need another 49 runs from 28 balls.

  • 22:45 (IST)

    FOUR!

    KL Rahul continues to fire with a beautiful boundary off Krunal Pandya, without any unnecessary power and reliance only on proper timing.

  • 22:42 (IST)

    WICKET! Glenn Maxwell c Rohit Sharma b Rahul Chahar 0 (2)

    Glenn Maxwell departs for a duck following a flighted delivery which the Australian attempted a big cover drive off. Maxwell got a thick nick, which Rohit Sharma took full advantage of at slip. Deepak Hooda is the new man in.

  • 22:41 (IST)

    Half-century for KL Rahul

    KL Rahul completes his 21st IPL half-century with a massive six, swivelling and depositing the ball over deep mid-wicket with a strong pull shot. Deepak Hooda is the new batsman in.

  • 22:36 (IST)

    WICKET! Nicholas Pooran c Nathan Coulter-Nile b Jasprit Bumrah 24 (12)

    Nicholas Pooran departs for 24 runs off 12 deliveries, following a sharp delivery from Bumrah which the Windies cricketer hit straight to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.

  • 22:27 (IST)

    SIX!

    Nicholas Pooran gets his second six of the innings following a short delivery which was angling in, smashing it over deep square leg.

  • 22:25 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Brilliant boundary by Nicholas Pooran, who waits for the ball, before slapping it with great strength.

  • 22:21 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Nicholas Pooran follows up the six with the boundary, directing the ball sweetly to fine leg.

  • 22:20 (IST)

    SIX!

    Massive six by Nicholas Pooran, who plays an astounding shot, with the ball hitting the stands after clearing long-off.

  • 22:18 (IST)

    WICKET! Chris Gayle c Trent Boult b Rahul Chahar 24 (21)

    Chris Gayle departs for 24 runs from 21 deliveries, as he takes on Rahul Chahar, hitting the ball well but managing to find Trent Boult at long-off. Nicholas Pooran is the new man in.

  • 22:16 (IST)

    KXIP continue to cruise at the end of 9 overs

    KXIP 75/1 after 9 overs, Need another 102 runs in 66 balls. KXIP need Chris Gayle to get a big knock tonight.

  • 22:10 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Boundary for Chris Gayle, who hits Rahul Chahar with the turn, directing the ball to deep square leg.

  • 22:05 (IST)

    SIX!

    Massive six by Chris Gayle who picks the length from Chris Gayle early, hitting the ball through the line into stands.

  • 22:02 (IST)

    KXIP in strong position at the end of powerplay

    KXIP 51/1 after 6 overs, Need another 126 runs from 84 balls. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle are the batsmen out there for the Punjab-based franchise.

  • 22:00 (IST)

    KL Rahul follows up the six with a boundary, taking advantage of a back of length delivery to swat it over midwicket.

  • 21:59 (IST)

    SIX!

    KL Rahul smashes a six off a short ball, pulling the ball over square leg, deep into the stands.

  • 21:54 (IST)

    Great comeback!

    Nathan Coulter-Nile after getting hit for a huge six on the previous ball came back strongly and kept Gayle quiet with a slower bouncer which forced him on his toes.

  • 21:52 (IST)

    SIX!

    Chris Gayle clears his front leg and dispatches the ball straight down the ground deep into the stands for a huge 99-metre six.

  • 21:49 (IST)

    Brilliant bowling from Bumrah!

    A wicket and just one run from Jasprit Bumrah’s opening over. What a start from Mumbai Indians’ strike bowler.

  • 21:46 (IST)

    WICKET! Mayank Agarwal b Bumrah 11(10)!

    Jasprit Bumrah does the job for his skipper as he gets rid of Mayank Agarwal in his very first over to give his side the much-needed breakthrough. The ball was pitched short and all Agarwal could gets was a thick inside edge and crashed on to his stumps. 

  • 21:42 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Third boundary of the innings for KL Rahul, who drives an overpitched delivery at the stumps, casually down the ground.

  • 21:41 (IST)

    SIX!

    KL Rahul crunches the first six of the innings, unleashing his arms with great strength following a full delivery bowled outside off.

  • 21:39 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Consecutive boundaries for KL Rahul, who pulls the ball well in front of square astutely.

  • 21:39 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Boundary for KL Rahul following a misfield by Rahul Chahar who lets through the ball driven straight to him at cover point.

  • 21:38 (IST)

    Fine start by Krunal Pandya

    Krunal Pandya concedes just four runs off the second over of the innings, making it 13 runs for KXIP off two overs. Agarwal gets another chance after being dropped by Suryakumar Yadav, following a chip in the air wide of mid-on.

  • 21:36 (IST)

    Krunal Pandya to share the new ball

    Early introduction of spin with Krunal Pandya sharing the new ball alongside Trent Boult. Boult conceded 9 runs off the opening over of the innings. 

  • 21:33 (IST)

    Mayank Agarwal gets lucky

    Mayank Agarwal gets lucky having edged the ball to Quinton de Kock, with Trent Boult appealing wildly. Boult however received no support from his teammates, who might well go on to regret their lack of initiative.

  • 21:31 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Boundary to third man for Mayank Agarwal, who slashes it over the inner ring despite not looking in command of the shot.

  • 21:28 (IST)

    KXIP openers ready to start the chase

    KXIP openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are ready to start the chase of 177, with Trent Boult to bowl the opening over for MI.

  • 21:15 (IST)

    KXIP need 177 runs to win

    20 runs off the final over, as Kieron Pollard gets a boundary from the last delivery pulling hard, with the top edge flying over the keeper’s head. MI finish with a score of 176/6 in 20 overs. KXIP need 177 runs to win.

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    21:14 (IST)

    50-run partnership between Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile

    Pollard gets his fourth six of the innings, as Chris Jordan misses his yorker by a couple of chances. The Windies cricketer used his reach to great effect, smashing the ball into the stands.

  • 21:09 (IST)

    SIX!

    Massive six by Kieron Pollard who fetches a short ball from outside off, smashing it over deep mid-wicket with a tremondous pull shot.

  • 21:08 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Nathan Coulter Nile is looking very confident in the middle, following an astute pull shot off a short ball, with the ball flying over vacant leg-slip.

  • 21:06 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Sublime boundary by Nathan Coulter-Nile, who picks a slower ball from Mohammed Shami early, pulling the ball over square leg for a one-bounce four.

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