Mumbai's rotten luck🙆 at their new 'home ground' at Vizag continued as Kings👑XI came up with an all-round effort to dismantle them by 7 wickets. Kings XI's bowlers were impressive👏 as Mumbai put in an irresponsible effort after opting to bat. No batsman applied himself on a slow wicket😯 and lost wickets regularly. After Sandeep Sharma dealt a double blow💥 by removing Chand & Rayudu, Rohit Sharma was castled by Axar Patel😳. Then, Marcus Stoinis took over✨. The Aussie returned figures of 4/15 as MI struggled to stitch partnerships together😟. Pollard top-scored with 27 as they ended up at a paltry 124/9.
In reply, Southee trapped Amla before the stumps in the first over to raise MI's hopes🙏. But Vijay (54*) & Saha (56) batted patiently and ensured Mumbai🔷 were not given a sniff with a 116-run stand. Vijay was classy👏 with his stroke-making while Saha was a busy-bee, rotating strike well🔁. Though McClenaghan picked up 2 late wickets, it did not mask the fact that MI were thoroughly outplayed👏 by Kings XI who keep their slim hopes of qualifying up👍.
⭐MoM: Marcus Stoinis