Mumbai keep IPL playoff hopes alive with crucial win

Mumbai keep IPL playoff hopes alive with crucial win

Defending champions Mumbai Indians kept their playoff hopes alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) following a three-run win over Kings XI Punjab.

Chasing a 187-run target at the Wankhede Stadium, Punjab looked on course for victory, but seamer Jasprit Bumrah took three crucial wickets to disrupt the chase.

Opener KL Rahul’s 60-ball 94 went in vain as he fell to Bumrah in the penultimate over.

West Indian Kieron Pollard was Mumbai’s top-scorer with 50 off 23 balls, while Australian seamer Andrew Tye impressed for the visitors with figures of 4-16.

The win sees Mumbai move into the fourth and final playoff spot in the eight-team league.


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