Two IPL matches were held today.聽The聽Match Wise聽Highlights are appended below the Points Table.

Teams

P

W

L

Points

NRR

1.聽聽Sunrisers Hyderabad

9

7

2

14

+0.471

2.聽聽Chennai Super Kings

10

7

3

14

+0.421

3.聽聽Kings XI Punjab

9

6

3

12

+0.198

4.聽聽Kolkata Knight Riders

10

5

5

10

+0.145

5.聽 聽Mumbai Indians

10

聽4

6

6

+0.070

6.聽聽 Royal Challengers Bangalore

9

3

6

6

-0.376

7.聽聽 Delhi Daredevils

10

3

7

6

-0.411

8.聽聽 Rajasthan Royals

9

聽3

6

6

-0.726

Vs

Match 37:Match Basics

Mumbai Indians 1st innings total:聽聽181/4 (20 Overs, RR: 9.05)

Performers:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Batting:聽SA Yadav 59 off 39 balls, Evan Lewis 43 off 28 balls, Hardik Pandya 35* off 20 balls.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Bowling:聽Sunil Narine 2/35 in 4 overs, Andre Russell 2/12 in 2 overs

Target:聽 182 runs from 12 overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders 2nd innings total:聽聽168/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.4)

Performers:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Batting:聽 Robin Uthappa 54 off 35 balls, Nitish Rana 31 off 27 balls, Dinesh Karthik 36* off 26 balls.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Bowling:聽Hardik Pandya 2/19 in 4 overs, M Markande 1/25 in 3 overs.

Result:聽聽聽Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs.

Man of the Match:聽Hardik Pandya

Highlights:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Kolkata Knight Riders had lost 6 consecutive games to Mumbai Indians since IPL 2015. However, they looked to set that record straight by cashing on their winning form against Mumbai who had to win this match.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽So, Kolkata won the toss in Wankhede and elected to field first. Mumbai鈥檚 in-form openers Evan Lewis and SA Yadav gave a blasting start to Mumbai as they attacked KKR bowlers with full force.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽However, after their 91-run stand was broken by Andre Russell, Mumbai couldn鈥檛 carry on the momentum as KKR took regular wickets at key moments.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But, nevertheless Hardik Pandya鈥檚 sensible batting allowed Mumbai to post a competitive total of 181 runs on the scoreboard.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽As, for KKR bowlers apart from Andre Russell and Sunil Narine no KKR bowler was impressive today and Mumbai cashed on them quite efficiently.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽It was KKR鈥檚 turn now to bat and chase down 182 runs in 20 overs. It wasn鈥檛 going to be easy as Mumbai had a strong bowling line-up in place.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽KKR should have sent Sunil Narine to open the innings however, they did a grave mistake to send Shubham Gill up the order with Chris Lynn.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽This was a flop decision as both Lynn and Gill departed in two consecutive deliveries as Mumbai looked to put their foot on KKR鈥檚 throat.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But, then a solid partnership between Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana eased things up and the match was now evenly competitive.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But, Mumbai was playing for their life as a loss would mean they are knocked out of IPL. So, they gave it all on the field and got regular wickets in return.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽After KKR鈥檚 trump card Russell got out, it all come down to KKR鈥檚 captain Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine to score 23 off the last over.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But, Krunal Pandya managed to hold off these two batsmen as Mumbai won the match by 13 runs and kept their hopes alive in this tournament.

聽聽Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab

Match 38:Match Basics

Rajasthan Royals 1st innings total:聽聽152/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.6)

Performers:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Batting:聽Jose Buttler 51 off 39 balls, Sanju Samson 28 off 23 balls, S Gopal 24 off 16 balls.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Bowling:聽R Ashwin 1/30 in 4 overs, Mujeeb Ur Rehman 3/27 in 4 overs, AJ Tye 2/24 in 4 overs, AR Patel 1/21 in 4 overs.

Target:聽 153 runs from 20 overs.

Kings XI Punjab 2nd innings total:聽聽155/4 (18.4 Overs, RR: 8.3)

Performers:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Batting:聽 Karun Nair 31 off 23 balls, Lokesh Rahul 84* off 54 balls, Marcus Stoinis 23 off 16 balls.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Bowling:聽K Gowtham 3/18 in 3 overs, Ben Stokes 1/22 in 3 overs.

Result:聽聽聽Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets.

Man of the Match:聽KL Rahul

Highlights:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽With decent bowling and an explosive batting line-up, KXIP faced the Rajasthan Royals who needed a win to rise from the bottom of the table.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽So, the toss was won by KXIP and they elected to field first. The Rajasthan Royals looked to forget their batting troubles and hoped for a better start by their openers.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But, that did not happen as KXIP spinners Axar Patel and the captain Ashwin struck in their first overs to send Short and Rahane back to the pavilion.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽However, a solid partnership between Sanju Samson and Jose Buttler steadied the Royals innings as they eyed a decent total.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But, Samson got out, KXIP bowlers struck at regular intervals and no batsman other than Gopal could hold their ground as KXIP scored 152 runs in 20 overs.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽This was a below par total and Royals would now have to bowl quite exceptionally if they wanted to retain a powerful KXIP batting line-up.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But, it Royals had the intent to win this match as they showed their bowling might by taking quick wickets to unsettle KXIP batting line-up.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽The Royals had the upper hand in the first overs but KL Rahul and Karun Nair shared a good partnership to shift the momentum in KXIP鈥檚 favor for some time.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽After Nair got out, Axar Patel closely followed and it was now up to Stoinis and Rahul to win this match for KXIP.

路聽 聽 聽 聽聽Although, Royals restricted these two batsmen for some time, but Rahul went in the 17th聽over as he finished the match in the 19thover and remained unbeaten with 84.

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