That was phenomenal. Chasing one less than 200 with 27 balls spare. It was certainly a batting track but I was not expecting a chase that comfortable. Mumbai were just outstanding.
Buttler and Parthiv went crazy in the powerplay, and once they were removed, Rana, and Hardik at the close, continued the party! It almost seems sad that a classy century from Hashim Amla, his first in Twenty20 cricket has been overshadowed. But Mumbai devastated the KXIP bowling attack. They were hitting sixes for fun.
That was their highest successful chase ever, and this match had the third highest number of boundaries in an IPL match – and that’s even without 4.3 overs! That’s now 4 wins in a row for Mumbai, and 4 defeats in a row for Kings XI
Fantastic display of batting prowess by Mumbai Indians as they chased down a target of 199 with over four overs remaining. Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel started the assault helping Mumbai to their best ever powerplay score (82/1) before
Nitish Rana joined the fray with a 34-ball 62-run knock. Buttler top-scored with 77 off 37. KXIP bowling was lacklustre and they failed to carry on the good work down by the batsmen, Hashim Amla in particular, who scored a brilliant 104 off 60 balls.
That’s all we’ve got time for tonight for all the post match coverage and highlights, and join us again tomorrow for the Knight Riders against the Lions.