5 moments from the MI-KXIP match that don't fade away
Mumbai Indians chased down the target of 199 in just 15.3 overs.
Two-time champions Mumbai Indians put the Kings XI Punjab to bat at a packed-to-capacity Holkar Stadium in Indore in the 22nd game of IPL 2017. A century from Hashim Amla, followed by a splendid 40 off 18 from Glenn Maxwell, took the hosts to a threatening target of 198 on the board.
However, Mumbai Indians, on the back of exceptional performances by Jos Buttler (77 off 37) and Nitish Rana (62 off 34), put up an incredible second innings to chase the uphill task comfortably and negate the heroics of Amla and Maxwell. Towards the end, Hardik Pandya too chipped in with 15 runs and Mumbai Indians thumped to an 8-wicket victory.
Here are 5 memorable moments from the match that don't fade away, quite like the Axe Signature range of body perfumes.
#1 Holkar reverberates to ‘Sachin, Sachin’ even in Tendulkar’s absence
Just when the match between an upbeat Mumbai and struggling Punjab began, one wondered if the venue was Indore’s Holkar Stadium or Mumbai’s iconic fortress Wankhede. That was because of the repeated chants of ‘Sachin, Sachin’ that reverberated at a neutral venue which made its Test debut in November last year.
Even as Hardik Pandya began Mumbai’s bowling attack against Shaun Marsh and Hashim Amla, the crowd seemed oblivious of the proceedings and kept chanting Tendulkar’s name. That’s the added advantage Mumbai Indians carry with them wherever they go, even if Sachin is not travelling with the team!
Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of the Master Blaster’s biopic titled ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’, which will hit the theatres on May 26.