MI Has a Slender Hope after Simmons Show



Mumbai Indians still has a chance to secure a place in the playoffs? Well the answer is NO! But they are still trying to win every match and that too with some advantage on net run rate issue as well. MI still has two more games to play and they have 10 points at the moment, hence even if they won their next two games they will tie with KKR who are having 14 points at this juncture, but then they have to hope that KKR should lose their next two games, which is highly unlikely looking at their winning form right now, and mind you SRH is also sniffing down MI’s neck. Lendle Simmons was the main reason for MI’s win who scored the first century of IPL 7. It is really surprising that MI has defeated KXIP the team, which is topping the table, twice and yet they will lose out on the playoff race.

IPL 7 | Match 48 | KXIP Vs MI


Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Toss: MI and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

KXIP: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey, Wriddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Beuran Hendricks, Shivam Sharma

MI: Lendle Simmons, Michael Hussey, Ambaty Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Krishmar Santokie, Praveen Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Shreyas Gopal

Mini Score Card:

KXIP 156/8 (20) Run rate: 7.80

George Bailey 39* (30) | Jasprit Bumrah 2/31 (4)

Manan Vohra 36 (34) | Shreyas Gopal 2/32 (4)

MI 159/3 (19) Run rate: 8.36

Lendle Simmons 100* (61) | Akshar Patel 1/27 (4)

Result: MI won by 7 wickets

Points: MI 2 (Total 10) | KXIP 0 (Total 18)

Man of the match: Lendle Simmons (MI)

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena | Vineet Kulkarni | Pashchim Pathak (3rd) | Ulhas Gandhe (Reserve)

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama

How they played the game:

Powerplay: KXIP 48 runs, 1 wicket | MI 62 runs, 0 wickets

First 50 runs: KXIP 37 balls | MI 28 balls

50-100 runs: KXIP 39 balls | MI 35 balls

100-150 runs: KXIP 40 balls | MI 43 balls

EXTRAS: MI – 8 (5 LB, 3 Wd) | KXIP – 10 (10 Wd)

Best Partnership

KXIP: 2nd wicket – 64 runs off 43 balls between Marsh 30 (17) and Vohra 28 (26)

MI: 1st wicket – 68 runs off 42 balls between Simmons 55 (29) and Hussey 6 (13)

Fours and SIXES

KXIP 12 Fours – 4 by Vohra, 2 each by Marsh, Bailey and Dhawan 1 each by Sehwag and Patel | 7 SIXES – 2 each by Sehwag, Marsh and Bailey, 1 by Vohra

MI 16 Fours – 14 by Simmons, 2 by Sharma | 3 SIXES – 2 by Simmons, 1 by Pollard

Important facts about the match:

  • Lendle Simmons’ century is the first century of IPL 7.
  • MI has beaten KXIP twice in this season of IPL.

In the PIC: Lendle Simmons became the first player to score a century in IPL 7

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo