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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!

Top 5 / Top 10 20 Apr 2017, 10:35 IST
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Marsh’s innings was the eventual difference.

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.

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