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  • 12:08 AM IST

    MI have won the match in a last over thriller. What a match it has been. We have seen some power hitting dome smart batting and tight bowling from both the sides. MI fans will now hope for SRH to win their next match against RCB.

  • 11:57 PM IST

    OUT!!!!! Bumrah gets the big fish. He has been caught by ben Cutting near the boundary. What an innings but by the young man, he almost got KXIP to victory. Can MI turn it around from here?

  • 11:52 PM IST

    Ben Cutting has made a mess of his over conceding 15 off his over at a vital stage. Bumrah has a lot of work to do from here on. He not only needs to bowl a tight over but also manage to pick a wicket. KL Rahul enters into the 90’s.

  • 11:39 PM IST

    OUT!! The ball was literally sailing in the night sky. At one point I suppose it went out of the light parameter as well. Hardik kept his eyes on the ball and made the catch look very simple. Finch departs for 46 bringing Stoinis in.

  • 11:31 PM IST

  • 11:24 PM IST

    It may seem like KXIP are cruising towards victory but the difference is still 30 runs. One wicket can change the whole match here. Off the 36 balls left 12 belong to Bumrah who would be hard to pick. At this point MI can’t even take chance with Ben Cutting or Pollard because a good over can change the game for KXIP as well.

  • 11:13 PM IST

  • 11:12 PM IST

    Another match and another half-century for KL Rahul. He has been unstoppable this season and taken his team on various occasions. MI on the other side are in search for a wicket here.

  • 10:56 PM IST

    KL Rahul is just going with the flow here. He has played some amazing cut shots off the spinners and is rotating the strike as well. He is in for a long innings here. MI need a wicket or two here to get back in the game.

  • 10:45 PM IST

    MI have managed to pick the big wicket of Gayle but the real threat for them is KL Rahul with the form he is in. He has been joined by Aaron Finch from the other end.

  • 10:35 PM IST

    MI in search of desperate wicket here. KXIP has got one of the deadliest opening partnership and they can take the team home o their own. There have been few edges that have reached the boundaries but MI need more than that.

  • 10:29 PM IST

    Mumbai have made a good start. Rahul got a six off top edge in the first over from McClenaghan but otherwise it has been a quiet affair. Bumrah’s first over has cost just a run. Pandya has been brought into the attack.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    MI have managed to post a competitive total of 186 against KXIP after losing quick wickets. The depth in their batting line up has paid off today. They would have loved a bit more but MI will take this.

  • 9:57 PM IST

  • 9:54 PM IST

    OUT! MI have lost their way in the death overs as they are 8 down now. Tye has picked up 4 out of those wickets. We know <font color="1866db” face=”helvetica, Segoe UI, Arial, sans-serif”>Mitchell McClenaghan can bat and we saw it just now. Mayank Markande has been handed the bat for now.

  • 9:41 PM IST

    OUT! Both the well settled batters are gone for MI and KXIP are back in the game again. However Ben Cutting and Hardik can still lead Mi to a good total from here. Ashwin should have come come in earlier in the match.

  • 9:33 PM IST

    One Pandya walks out as other walks in. Can Hardik deliver tonight? Pollard from the end end is striking well which will give time for Hardik to settle in. MI can post a good total from here.

  • 9:22 PM IST

    Pollard and Krunal have kept their calm and are well settled in the middle to smash some balls in the crowd now. Pollard has just come in the party hitting two sixes. Krunal on the other end is delivering as well. The 50 partnership is up.

  • 9:12 PM IST

    The run rate has gone down for MI down for MI. The quick runs in the start is helping them. The openers usually provide them with a good start but they have failed today. It is upto Pollard and Krunal to take the game from here.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    Hardik Pandya was seen at number 4 in the last few games but today according the situations he still hasn’t made his ground yet. Pollard comes in ahead of him. He will look to prove his worth to the team. The stage is perfectly set for him.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    OUT! MI fans will hate the first word of the last 3 updates. Ankit Rajpoot gets the big wicket of Rohit Sharma as his bad form in the tournament continues. The Pandya brothers need to deliver big here.

  • 8:33 PM IST

    OUT! It is Tye who does it again for KXIP and it is the knuckle ball again. Kishan trying to goover the fielder but fails to connect costing him his wicket. This brings Rohit Sharma in.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    OUT! We have seen Lewis struggling with the full length deliveries and it has happened again. Andrew Tye with his variations disturbs the stumps behind. This brings the young Ishan Kishan in the middle. When will we see Rohit Sharma today?

  • 8:15 PM IST

    The openers have done well for MI so far and they are doing it tonight as well. They have held their ground and striking the ball towards the boundaries in every over. KXIP will surely miss the service of Mujeeb Zadran in today’s game.

  • 7:58 PM IST

    The players make their way in the middle. Kieron Pollard has made it to the team in place of JP Duminy who did not get chance to bat or bowl due to too many big names in the team. Will the same happen with Pollard or MI are willing to make place for him?

  • 7:40 PM IST

    Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah

  • 7:33 PM IST

    Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot

  • 7:33 PM IST

    KXIP have opted to bowl first. How much will MI post a competitive total enough to defend against the strong KXIP batting line up. Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary to make a comeback. For Mumbai Pollard is back for JP Duminy.

  • 7:30 PM IST

    For Mumbai on the other end have gained some momentum in the end of the season. This is a must win game for them but they have been into such situations before and come out of it victorious. Can they do it again?

  • 7:22 PM IST

    KXIP stared the IL 2018 season as one of the favourites winning 5 out of their 6 games. They had a week’s gap until their next game which saw the downfall of the Kings. In the next 6 games they only managed to win one of their game. In a must win game both teams will fight hard for a place in the playoffs.

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Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of VIVO IPL 2018. We head to Match 50 of the tournament where Mumbai Indians (MI) lock horns with Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in a do-or-die clash to alive in the competition. We will provide you with the live updates and interesting stats tweets from the social media. Defending champions MI started off poorly before bouncing back. With 5 wins from 12 matches, the equation for MI is win 2 and stand a good chance to qualify. Among the contenders for the remaining 2 Playoff spots, Mumbai have the best net run-rate. MI won their last encounter against KXIP at Indore. Restricting Punjab to 174, Mumbai chased down the total with relative ease. KXIP, unlike MI, were off to a great start and it’s a shame that they find themselves at a difficult situation at the business end of the tournament. They too need a win to ensure there chance. All eyes will be on Indian openers — Rohit Sharma for Mumbai and KL Rahul for Punjab. The duo will hold the importance for their respective sides. Head to head, it’s 11-10 in favour of Mumbai. Likely XIs Mumbai Indians: Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, JP Duminy/Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande. Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot.