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IPL 2013 Match 41 Highlights: MI Vs KXIP

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Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 11:49 [IST]

Mumbai, Apr 30: Kings XI Punjab kept fighting till the end and went down by 4 runs to Mumbai Indians in Match 41 of IPL 2013 here at Wankhede Stadium on Monday night (April 29).


Chasing 175 to win, KXIP kept losing wickets but David Miller yet again played an aggressive knock to raise hopes of an upset. But his dismissal in the 18th over almost shut them out of the game. However, Praveen Kumar did not give up. With 17 needed off the last over and only 1 wicket in hand, Praveen hit a six and with 5 required off the final ball, he was out thus ending their spirited reply. MI's innings was boosted by captain Rohit Sharma's magnificent 39-ball 79 not out.

IPL 2013 Match 41 Highlights: MI Vs KXIP

Here are the highlights

# KXIP needed 17 off the final over bowled by Dhawal Kulkarni. They had only 1 wicket in hand

# Praveen Kumar hit a six off the 5th ball and 5 were needed off the final ball. Praveen went for a big hit and was caught by Sachin Tendulkar at point

# The fourth ball of Kulkarni's over should have been a no ball but umpires did not call that. Praveen kept arguing with the umpire Asad Rauf at square-leg but that did help change the verdict. Even after the match, Praveen was talking with Rauf

# David Miller anchored KXIP's chase with a fine 34-ball 56 with 1 four and 5 sixes

# Praveen made a 15-ball 24 with 1 four and 2 sixes

# KXIP had 11 fours and 9 sixes

# Adam Gilchrist opted out of the game due to poor form and David Hussey captained KXIP

# For MI, it was a superb knock by Rohit Sharma that lifted them to 174/3 in 20 overs

# Rohit was unbeaten on 79 off 39 with 6 fours and 6 sixes

# Hussey bowled the final over and it went for 27 runs. Rohit hit 3 sixes and 2 fours in the over

# Rohit has now won his first three games as captain. He joins MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar as the only other two to have achieved this feat in IPL

# Rohit also completed 300 runs today

# Rohit won the man of the match award

# Rohit also completed 100 sixes in IPL. He is the third batsman after Chris Gayle and Suresh Raina

# Rohit is second in most sixes list with 105 behind Gayle (165)


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