Both Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab lost their opening matches © IANS
Both Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab lost their opening matches © IANS

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George Bailey is awarded the Man of the Match for his knock of 61 off 32 balls. One has to feel for Harbhajan, who played his heart out today, scoring a 24-ball 64 and recording figures of 4-0-20-2.

It was a brilliant game at the end of the proceedings. Mumbai Indians appeared done and dusted at a score of 59 for six in the 14th over, with the possibility of losing by a 100 runs or more appearing very likely. Harbhajan Singh however, showed the world his highly under-rated batting skills as he went on to smash six sixes and five fours during his stay at the crease to score the fastest fifty by a Mumbai Indians batsman (19 balls). Photo Gallery: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai

It was a miraculous partnership between Harbhajan and Suchith, who brought their side back into the game out of nowhere. In the end, KXIP were going to get rewarded for their brilliant batting efforts as well as some terrific bowling with the new ball. While KXIP will be satisfied with their performance in the match, Mumbai need to ponder over their bowlers, especially the decline in form of the likes of Lasith Malinga. They are off to a disastrous start, with two losses from as many games. Read: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Match Report

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 159/7 | Over 20 overs

Batsmen: J Suchith 34 (21), Vinay Kumar 0 (0)

OUT! Harbhajan Singh c Sandeep Sharma b Anureet Singh 64 (24)

Anureet Singh is entrusted with the last over. Single taken by Suchith off the first ball to give the strike back to Bhajji. FOUR! Bhajji smashes the next ball through extra cover as the 150 is up for Mumbai. SIX! The 100 partnership comes up with a six over deep square leg by Bhajji! The partnership is worth 100 off 39 balls. DOT BALL! The extra cover fielder stops Bhajji from getting a boundary. OUT! Harbhajan’s marathon innings finally comes to an end, as he is caught by Sandeep Sharma at deep point, getting congratulated by the opposition players on his way back to the dugout, including Glenn Maxwell. No run off the final ball, as KXIP register an 18-run win.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 148/6 | Over 19 overs

Batsmen: J Suchith 33 (19), Harbhajan Singh 54 (20)

Akshar Patel into the attack, with Suchith smashing the ball towards extra cover a four! SIX! Suchith smashes the second ball over mid-wicket! Anything can happen now! FOUR! Suchith sends the third ball towards extra cover again! Single off the fourth ball as the strike goes back to Harbhajan Singh, who takes a single off the next ball. Suchith retains strike for the next over, in which Mumbai Indians need 30 to win.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 131/6 | Over 18 overs

Batsmen: J Suchith 17 (14), Harbhajan Singh 53(19)

Rishi Dhawan back into the attack. Dot off the first ball. Brilliant fielding by Anureet Singh at third man off the second delivery to save two runs. Wide as Harbhajan goes for a leave! SIX! Harbhajan moves to 48 off 17 balls now, as he smashes his fifth six of the innings. Harbhajan takes a single off the next ball. Suchith sends the wide full toss towards deep point for a single. And Bhajji gets his fify in just 19 deliveries with a four towards deep point! It is the fastest fifty by a Mumbai Indians batsman! Take a bow Harbhajan!

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 116/6 | Over 17 overs

Batsmen: J Suchith 16 (13), Harbhajan Singh 40 (14)

Anureet Singh back into the attack. Wide off the first ball. Dots off the first two balls of the over. Bhajji smashes the third ball over the bowler’s head for a six! He repeats the feat off the next ball, pulling the fourth ball over the mid-wicket boundary. And its a hattrick of sixes!!! Harbhajan smashes the third ball over square-leg boundary! Even Sehwag is smiling. Slower ball off the last ball, as Harbhajan takes a single to retain strike. 56 runs off the last 3 overs!

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 96/6 | Over 16 overs

Batsmen: j Suchith 16 (13), Harbhajan Singh 21 (8)

Johnson into the attack. SIX! Bhajji smashes the first ball of the over over the cover region. Dot off the second. Single off the third ball as Bhajji attempts to send it down the line, with the long-off fielder collecting the ball. FOUR! Suchith sends the fourth ball towards deep backward point. Dot off the fifth ball. SIX! Suchith sends the short of length delivery for a six over long-on.  36 runs off the last two overs! Johnson is looking more aggressive now, not taking the beating lightly.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 79/6 | Over 15 overs

Batsmen: j Suchith 6 (10), Harbhajan Singh 14 (5)

Four! Bhajji smashes the first ball of the over towards mid-off. Wide off the second delivery. Harbhajan gets another boundary! Smashes it over third man this time. Bhajji slices the fourth ball that is pitched high above the waistline. Gets caught by the bowler, but the umpire has already signalled no-ball. Suchith ends the over with a boundary. Terrific over for Mumbai, with 19 runs coming off it.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 60/6 | Over 14 overs

Batsmen: J Suchith 2 (7), Harbhajan  Singh 1 (1)

OUT! Kieron Pollard c Miller b Patel 20 (21)

Dot off the first ball of the over bowled by Patel. Suchit takes a single off the second ball after sending the ball towards the cover boundary. Pollard gets a boundary off the third ball after a dropped chance near the boundary. OUT! Patel dismisses Pollard, who gets caught by Miller at long-off to depart for 20 off 21. Harbhajan Singh gets off the mark with a single off the next delivery. No run off the last ball.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 54/5 | Over 13 overs

Batsmen: Kieron Pollard 16 (19), J Suchith 1 (4)

Dhawan back into the attack, with Pollard collecting a single off the first ball of the over. Suchith fails to score off the next couple of deliveries, before getting off the mark off the fourth ball. Pollard misses the line of the ball completely off the fifth ball. SIX! Pollard smashes the last delivery for a massive six into the stands long-on.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 46/5 | Over 12 overs

Batsmen: Kieron Pollard 9 (16)

OUT! Ambati Rayudu c Saha b Johnson 13 (19)

Johnson back into the attack, with Pollard taking a single off the first ball. Rayudu fails to score off the second ball after sending it towards point. FOUR! Rayudu gets a inside edge off the third ball to send the ball towards the deep fine-leg boundary, before edging the fourth delivery to the wicket-keeper Saha to get dismissed for 13 off 19 balls. Terrible shot selection in such a pressure situation. Dot off the last ball. Read: Mumbai in deep trouble after early wickets

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 41/4 | Over 11 overs

Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu 9 (15), Kieron Pollard 7 (14)

Rishi Dhawan comes in to bowl his first over of the match, with Pollard stealing a quick leg-bye off the first ball. Rayudu comes down the track, and attempts to smash the ball over the Mitchell Johnson’s head at extra-cover for a four. Collects a single off the next ball to give the strike back to Pollard, who sends the next ball to the cow corner for another single. Single. Rayudu plays the fifth delivery towards deep point. Single off the last ball as Pollard retains strike for the 12th over. Good over for Mumbai Indians, with nine coming off it.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 32/4 | Over 10 overs

Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu 3 (12), Kieron Pollard 6 (12)

Akshar Patel comes in to bowl the next over, with Pollard taking a single by sending the ball towards long-on. Rayudu survives a stumping chance in the third delivery, before collecting a single off the fourth ball. Pollard smashes the last ball towards long-off, but manages only a single due to the sweeper stopping it from crossing the boundary rope.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 27/4 | Over 9 overs

Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu 2 (10), Kieron Pollard 2 (8)

Johnson comes in to bowl the next over, looking to wipe the rest of the batting order early. Pollard fails to negotiate Johnson’s pace, with only one runs coming off the over

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 26/4 | Over 8 overs

Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu 2 (10), Kieron Pollard 1 (2)

OUT! Corey Anderson st Saha b Patel 5 (11)

Akshar Patel comes in to bowl the next over, with Anderson collecting a single off the first ball. Rayudu attempts to smash the second ball over to extra-cover, where David Miller drops a difficult chance. OUT! Mumbai Indians have lost their fourth wicket as Mumbai are appearing to head for a disastrous defeat from here onwards. Keiron Pollard is the next batsman to come to the crease.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 23/2 | Over 7 overs

Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu 1 (8), Corey Anderson 5 (8)

Sandeep comes in to bowl his final over in what has been a brilliant spell. Rayudu finally gets off the mark with a single off the first ball of the over. Anderson gets his first boundary when he smashes the ball through extra-cover. Anderson misses out on a big hit in a rising delivery. Anderson takes the aerial route off the last ball, getting only a single as the ball lands between two fielders in the cover region.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 17/2 | Over 6 overs

Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu 0 (7), Corey Anderson 0 (4)

OUT! Aaron Finch b Johnson 8 (14)

Johnson comes in to bowl the sixth over, and begins on a vicious note! OUT! Johnson gets his compatriot Finch by bowling right through the gate. Poor shot selection by Finch, missing the line of the ball completely as it goes on to hit the off-stump. Mumbai Indians are in absolute trouble! A score of 17 for three in the sixth over ensure people moving out of the stands at the moment. Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson comes in to bat next, and he has a massive responsibility on his head at the moment. Wicket maiden for Johnson!

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 17/2 | Over 5 overs

Batsmen: Aaron Finch 8 (12), Ambati Rayudu 0 (7)

Sandeep comes in to bowl his third over, with the pressure clearly getting the better of Mumbai at the moment. Dots off the first two deliveries. Finch gets a leg-bye off the third ball. Rayudu nearly gets dismissed lbw in the fourth ball, getting a bit of an inside edge. Just one run at the end of the over.

 

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 16/2 | Over 4 overs

Batsmen: Aaron Finch 8 (9), Ambati Rayudu 0 (4)

OUT! Aditya Tare c Vijay b Anureet 7 (10)

Anureet comes in to bowl his second over, with Tare attempting to heave the first delivery towards square-leg. Tare is beginning to show signs of aggression, though he is not able to connect properly. OUT! Tare is dismissed when he gets caught at the cover region by Murali Vijay to depart for a 10-ball 7. Ambitious shot, but once again could not get enought power. Rayudu defends for the next two deliveries, with the fourth ball being a front-foot no-ball. Three runs off the over, as Mumbai Indians are clearly struggling at this stage.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 13/1 | Over 3 overs

Batsmen: Aaron Finch 8 (9), Aditya Tare 5 (7)

Sandeep comes in to bowl the third over, with the pressure still very evident on the faces of the Mumbai Indians players. Single off the first ball by Aditya Tare. Dots off the next two deliveries, before Finch takes a quick single off the fourth ball. Tare attempts to pull the next delivery towards square-leg, failing to get much bat to it and collects a single. Dot to end the over.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 10/1 | Over 2 overs

Batsmen: Aaron Finch 7 (6), Aditya Tare 3 (4)

Anureet Singh comes in to bowl the second over of the innings, with Tare collecting a single off the first ball of the over. Dots off the next two deliveries, with Finch looking to play defensive for now. Finch punches the fourth ball through point to collect a couple of runs. FOUR! Finch finally flexes his muscles as he sends the ball towards the point boundary like a rocket! Seven off the over

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 3/1 | Over 1 overs

Batsmen: Aaron Finch 1 (1), Aditya Tare 2 (3)

Rohit Sharma lbw Sandeep Sharma 0 (2).

Sandeep Sharma comes in to bowl the first over. OUT! The skipper is dismissed for a two-ball duck as Mumbai Indians are handed a massive blow right at the start of their innings. Trapped plumb leg-before, as KXIP will look to go for the kill now. Aditya Tare comes in to bat next, as he gets off the mark off the fourth ball of the over. Finch gets off the mark too with a Chinese cut that gets him a single. Single off the last ball as Tare retains the strike for the next over. Read: Rohit Sharma dismissed by Sandeep Sharma for two-ball duck


It was a captain’s knock by George Bailey at the end of the innings, smashing four fours and three sixes during his stay at the crease in order to ensure that KXIP managed to set a challenging target for the home team. The match saw a see-saw battle between the two sides. Sehwag and Vijay got the team off to a fantastic start, before a couple of quick wickets brought Mumbai Indians back into the game. Lasith Malinga ensured further damage for KXIP, but they were ultimately thwarted by Bailey’s fine half-century. Read: MI vs KXIP innings report

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 177/5 | Over 20 overs

Batsmen: George Bailey 61 (32), Mitchell Johnson 3 (7)

Suyal comes in to bowl the final over, with Bailey collecting a single off the first ball. Johnson gets a leg bye off the second delivery. Full length delivery off the third ball, with Bailey collecting a single. Another single off the next ball. FOUR! Bailey goes down the ground, with the ball bouncing once before crossing the boundary rope. Wide off the final delivery. Bailey finishes in style with a four towards deep point!

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 164/5 | Over 19 overs

Batsmen: George Bailey 51 (28), Mitchell Johnson 2 (5)

Vinay comes in to bowl the penultimate over, with Bailey just nine runs away from a half-century. Takes a couple off the first ball after sending it towards long-on. SIX! Bailey moves on to 49 off the next ball by smashing Vinay over the cow-corner boundary into the stands. Steals a single off the next ball to bring up his maiden IPL fifty! Johnson plays the fourth delivery towards square-leg for a single to hand the strike back to his compatriot. Bailey misjudges a slow bouncer off the fifth delivery, which Bailey attempts to pull towards mid-wicket to collect single. Dot off the last ball, with 11 coming off it.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 153/5 | Over 18 overs

Batsmen: George Bailey 41 (24), Mitchell Johnson 1 (3)

OUT! Malinga gets the wicket once again! Dhawan attempts to go for the big hit, ends up getting caught at square-leg by Vinay Kumar to depart for a run-a-ball 6. The experience of Malinga works for Mumbai Indians! Bailey takes a single off the second ball to get Johnson to the strike. Slower ball in the third delivery, with Johnson playing it towards fine  third man for a single. Bailey moves to his highest IPL score when he moves to 41 with a single. Dot off the last ball, with just three runs coming off the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 150/4 | Over 17 overs

Batsmen: George Bailey 39 (22), Rishi Dhawan 6 (5)

Bailey collects a single off the first ball, with Dhawan mis-hitting the second delivery. Dot off the third delivery. Dhawan steals a quick single off the fourth, though the mid-off fielder shows some fine skills. SIX! Bailey gets into the act once again, smashing Suchith over mid-wicket! Plays the last delivery down the leg side for a couple ! 10 runs off the over!

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 140/4 | Over 16 overs

Batsmen: George Bailey 30 (19), Rishi Dhawan 5 (2)

OUT! David Miller c Tare b Malinga 24 (23)

Malinga comes in to bowl the next over, and bowls a full-toss in the first ball. Bailey promptly picks up the delivery and smashes it over the square-leg boundary for a six! Full toss in the second ball ensures a single. OUT! Malinga does it this time for Mumbai! Bowls a wide delivery, which Miller gets an edge to the wicket-keeper to depart for a score of 24 off 23 balls. And it is the strategic time-out right now. Malinga finally makes himself heard after getting hit all over the park so far in the game. Rishi Dhawan comes in to bat next, and sends the first ball towards the fine-leg boundary for a four! Pulls the fifth delivery towards square-leg boundary for a single. Full-length delivery off the last ball that traps the Bailey on the pad, who collects a leg-bye in the process.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 127/3 | Over 15

Batsmen: David Miller 24 (22), George Bailey 23 (16)

Pollard comes in to bowl the next over, and gets smashed over his head for a four by Bailey, who takes a single off the second ball by sending it towards backward square-leg. Dot off the third ball. Attempts to pull the fourth ball, but gets a mishit as he manages to collect a single. Bailey attempts to smash the fifth ball towards long-off, collects only a single. Much slower delivery off the last ball, which is patted towards the cover boundary by Miller.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 116/3 | Over 14

Batsmen: David Miller 19 (19), George Bailey 17 (13)

Suchith comes in to bowl the next over, with Bailey collecting a single off the first ball, with Miller rotating it back to him off the next ball. Bailey attempts to play the ball towards fine-leg, collecting a couple in the process. Another two runs off the fourth ball, with Bailey taking a single off the fifth ball by sending the ball through square leg. Miller smashes the last ball towards the same region to collect another boundary!

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 105/3 | Over 13

Batsmen: David Miller 14 (17), George Bailey 11 (9)

Miller collects a couple off the first ball, as the 100 comes up for KXIP. Single off the second delivery. Bailey attempts to come down the track in the third ball, only to be stopped by Bhajji. Single off the next two deliveries. Single by Bailey to end the over, as Harbhajan’s economical spell comes to an end.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 99/3 | Over 12

Batsmen: David Miller 10 (14), George Bailey 9 (6)

Malinga back into the attack, and Bailey plays him towards the fine leg for a boundary, using the pace of the ball to send the ball scurrying towards the boundary rope. Single off the second delivery, before Malinga intimidates the batsman with a vicious bouncer off the third ball! Another bouncer in the fourth delivery, but Miller simply redirects the ball towards third man to collect a single. Bailey repeats the feat in a similar fashion in the fifth delivery. Miller takes a single off the final ball to keep the strike.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 88/3 | Over 11

Batsmen: David Miller 8 (11), George Bailey 3 (3)

OUT! Murali Vijay c Suchith b Harbhajan 35 (29)

OUT! Bhajji does it for Mumbai once again, as he entices Vijay to play a risky shot off the second delivery towards the square leg boundary, where the sweeper takes a comfortable catch! Skipper Bailey is the next man to come in to bat, defending and taking a couple off the third and fourth deliveries respectively. Bailey takes a single off the fifth ball, with the over ending with a dot.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 87/2 | Over 10

Batsmen: Murali Vijay 35 (28), David Miller 7 (9)

And we are back from the break, with Suchit coming in to bowl the over. Single off the first ball. Vijay gets an inside edge in the second delivery to get a single. Wide off the fourth ball. Miller takes a single off the fifth ball, before Vijay flicks the final delivery for a boundary towards backward square-leg.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 77/2 | Over 9

Batsmen: Murali Vijay 28 (25), David Miller 5 (6)

Bhajji back into the attack, with Miller defending the first delivery that he faces in the match. FOUR! Miller sends the second ball scurrying through the cover region to get off the mark in style! Dot off the next two deliveries. Some nice fielding displayed by the Mumbai Indians in this over to stop the extra runs. Single off the last ball as Miller retains the strike for the next over. And it is time for a strategic break!

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 72/2 | Over 8

Batsmen: Murali Vijay 28 (25), David Miller 0 (0)

OUT! Glenn Maxwell c Rayudu b Suchith 6 (4)

J Suchith into the attack. Singles off the first two deliveries. FOur! Maxwell gets into the groove n the third ball, smashing the ball towards the backward square-leg boundary, before getting caught at midwicket boundary by Ambati Rayudu. David Miller comes to the crease! Dot off the fifth delivery, with the players appealing for the stumping of Vijay. FOUR! Vijay ends the over in style, smashing it through the mid-wicket region. Read: Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell out in quick succession

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 62/1 | Over 7

Batsmen: Murali Vijay 23 (22), Glenn Maxwell 1 (1)

OUT! Virender Sehwag c Pollard b Harbhajan 36 (19)

Bhajji comes in to bowl the next over. Single by Vijay off the first ball. Sehwag plays the second ball towards short-third man. Single off the third ball by Vijay. OUT! Sehwag has been finally removed, with Pollard taking the catch at long-on as Sehwag walks back after a quickfire innings. Maxwell comes in place of Sehwag, as the over turns out to be a good one for Mumbai Indians.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 57/0 | Over 6

Batsmen: Virender Sehwag 35 (17), Murali Vijay 20 (19)

Lasith Malinga finally comes in to bowl in the sixth over, with Mumbai Indians looking to get a breakthrough desperately now before Sehwag and Vijay go away with the match. Misfield in the second delivery results in a boundary towards the cow-corner. COnsecutive fours! Third ball is flicked towards backward square-leg, where the fielder has no chance of stopping it! Single off the fourth ball. Bad start for Malinga so far. Rising delivery off the fifth ball ensures dot, before a fielding error results in a single off the last ball. 11 off the over

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 46/0 | Over 5

Batsmen: Virender Sehwag 26 (13), Murali Vijay 19 (17)

Vinay comes in for his third over, with Vijay smashing the first ball for a four! Dot off the second delivery courtesy some decent fielding at cover. FOUR! Vijay at it again, smashing the ball well over extra-cover. Dots off the nextthree deliveries. A decent over for KXIP, with eight coming off it!

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 38/0 | Over 4

Batsmen: Virender Sehwag 26 (13), Murali Vijay 11 (11)

FOUR! Sehwag plays Suyal straight down the ground, with the ball comfortably beating the fielders in the race. Fails to play the second delivery, which is a rising one and well above the batsman’s height. Single off the third delivery, with Sehwag playing the ball towards backward square-leg. Suyal bowls into the blockhole for the fifth delivery, with Vijay collecting a single off the last ball, which is ruled a bye.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 32/0 | Over 3

Batsmen: Virender Sehwag 21 (10), Murali Vijay 11 (8)

Vinay back into the attack! FOUR! Sehwag gets an inside edge and gets a boundary off the first delivery! Nearly misses the stumps! SIX! Massive one by Sehwag, who times to perfection to send the ball just over the square-leg boundary. FOUR! Impeccable cut by Sehwag, as he sends the ball towards backward point boundary, where the fielder is easily beaten! The few KXIP supporters in the stands are ecstatic! Single off the fourth ball by Sehwag to hand the strike back to Vijay, who takes a risky single off the fifth ball. Sehwag plays the final delivery towards third man, where the fielder stops the delivery.

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 15/0 | Over 2

Batsmen: Virender Sehwag 5 (5), Murali Vijay 10 (7)

Pawan Suyal comes in to bowl the second over. Sehwag on strike, and defends the first delivery. Dot off the second ball. FOUR! Sehwag goes traditional as he smashes the third ball over extra cover for a boundary. Executed with complete ease! Plays the fifth delivery towards the square-leg boundary for a single. Vijay defends the last delivery. Five off the over

Live Cricket Score: Kings XI Punjab 10/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Virender Sehwag 0 (0), Murali Vijay 10 (6)

Murali Vijay faces the first ball of the opening over by Vinay Kumar, and goes for a leave. Attempts a single off the second delivery, but retracts. Pats the third delivery towards silly mid-off. FOUR! The fourth delivery is a short-pitched one by Vinay, and Vijay displays great timing in the pull shot that sends the ball towards the backward square-leg boundary. SUCCESSIVE FOURS! Vijay gets another one, this time playing a full toss through mid-wicket for a boundary. Vijay collects two runs off the final ball to finish a good over for KXIP, with 10 off it.


Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay walk out to open the innings for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). It’s a sea of blue at the Wankhede Stadium, with Mumbai Indians aiming to keep the fans happy.


Teams:

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Aaron Finch, Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare (wk), J Suchith, Vinay Kumar, Pawan Suyal.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP):  George Bailey (c), Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Akahar Patel, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma.

Two changes for Mumbai Indians, with J Suchith and Pawan Suyal coming in for Pragyan Ojha and Jasprit Bumrah. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab have drafted Rishi Dhawan in for Karanveer Singh.

TOSS: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and has elected to field against the Kings XI Punjab.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the seventh match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015, between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. This is Amit Banerjee, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over live cricket scores and updates of this match.

Both Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab are coming off from defeats in their opening games in IPL 8. While Mumbai Indians, playing the tournament opener against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), lost the clash by seven wickets at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Mumbai Indians had a good outing as far as batting was concerned with their skipper Rohit Sharma scoring 98 not out and Corey Anderson too notching up a half-century. PREVIEW: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2015 Match 7 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) were rusty in their opening match against the Rajasthan Royals, as they lost the game by 26 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Ground in Pune on Friday. The bowling did well but Punjab were nowhere in the chase when Rajasthan bowlers started implying pressure on them. Mumbai, Punjab aim to register first win

Mumbai all-rounder Anderson has admitted that their bowling was below par in the opening match and this is one area they will have to get their act together. Mumbai have veterans such as Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh in their ranks. On the other hand, KXIP will hope that their team gets the act together, as the bowlers were tad better in their last contest.

Squads:

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): George Bailey (c), Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Mitchell Johnson, Murali Vijay, Shaun Marsh, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Manan Vohra, Thisara Perera, Rishi Dhawan, Anureet Singh, Karanveer Singh, Nikhil Naik, Parvinder Awana, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Yogesh Golwalkar, Beuran Hendricks, Shivam Sharma, Shardul Thakur.

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar,Corey Anderson, Aiden Blizzard, Jasprit Bumrah, Aditya Tare, Pawan Suyal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Marchant de Lange, Unmukt Chand, Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel, Siddhesh Lad, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shreyas Gopal, Josh Hazlewood, Pragyan Ojha, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana.

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