IPL 2017: Top 5 IPL encounters between KXIP and MI
KXIP and MI have been together in some really tough encounters that went down to the wire!
Part of the original set of franchises, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians have played several thrilling encounters between them and picking the top 5 is an extremely tough job. Nevertheless, some games have been exceptionally close, proverbially going down to the wire. Here are the best five:
#1 KXIP win by 1 run, Mumbai, 2008
In a high-scoring game, Kings XI Punjab amassed a massive 189 runs thanks to a 133-run second wicket partnership between Shaun Marsh (81) and LA Pomersbach (79*). KXIP managed to score 39 runs in the last 14 balls.
Sachin Tendulkar was fantastic during the chase for MI smashing a 46-ball 65. There wasn’t much support from the other end though and that cost Mumbai the match. When Sachin was out at 159, MI needed 31 more in the last 3 overs, which was quite possible but they lost Uthappa soon enough.
Siddharth Chitnis brought them close with a 6-ball-15-run cameo and MI needed just 7 in the last 5 balls. However, they ended up losing three wickets, all run-outs. KXIP held their nerve in the end, winning the match by a solitary run.
It is probably one of IPL’s best matches ever. Piyush Chawla was KXIP’s best bowler with figures of 1-22 in his 4 overs and Marsh was the Player of the Match.