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Who will edge the Wankhede battle this time?

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Numbers that you need to know

83 is Pollard's highest score in IPL 198 is the highest successful chase in Wankhede

Mumbai win, MUMBAI WIN

Is there anything above capslock on the drama ladder? 4 runs ere needed off 4 balls when Pollard got out. Dot ball, 1 run, 1 run, and then what? ... 2 needed off the last ball. That was the equation, the difference between a win and a loss. Rajpoot bowled it straight, Joseph punched it straight down the ground, and they run for their lives. Joseph and Chahar run for their lives. Mumbai win. Rohit explodes with joy, Yuvraj runs down the stairs. What a game of cricket we have seen. Long live Wankhede!

POLLARD FALLS

Heartbreaking. He's fallen on 83 off 31 balls. Rajpoot's first ball was a no-ball Pollard deposited in the stands, the free-hit was a four, and the next launched down deep-midwicket's throat. 4 off 4 needed, Chahar and Joseph in the middle.

Over# 19: Curran leaks 17 runs

Now you know why Pollard didn't want Joseph to take the single last over! He wanted to keep the strike. He likes Curran. And he's smashed him for 2 sixes and a four. "Dumped over long-off" is one of the phrases my commentators are using here. Rajpoot to bowl the last, 15 needed

Over# 18: Shami concedes only 8 runs

He was hit on the finger-tip - that's how hard Pollard is hitting them back! - a million hearts stopped, but Shami's fine you guys. But just the one boundary off the over, and it's come off Alzarri Joseph's bat. He finishes with superb figures of 3 for 21 on this pitch. 32 needed off 12 balls, Curran to bowl the next.

Over# 17: Sam Curran concedes 14

Gosh, this had to be a muted over for Punjab's sake. But Pollard won't let it be. He's seeing them like melons. Sam Curran bowls four good balls in between but they are sandwiched between two humongous sixes.

Shami who's given 3-13 in his three overs to bowl the next. 40 needed off 18 required.

UPDATE: 54 needed off 24 balls

Who will be the sixth bowler?

Ankit Rajpoot isn't on the field, so who bowls his quota of overs? Think if it's Gayle, just think.

Hardik Pandya falls

This is an important moment in the game. Shami comes into the attack with 63 needed off 30. Pandya realizes the necessity to attack Shami, takes him on and finds long-on. Miller there. He's not dropping one again tonight!

Pollard tees off

He's keeping the game alive, is Pollard. Ashwin had 7 runs in his 2 overs. And then 18 in 3 overs. But his last saw 19 runs conceded, with Pollard smashing him for consecutive sixes. 70 off 36 needed, Pollard on 41* off 17

Ishan Kishan run out

It's another one at the non-striker's end. Weird how it's following KXIP this season. Okay, so Curran had been hit for two sixes and a four in the over by Pollard. The last delivery of the over was a full ball on leg-stump. Squeezed out, Curran runs across, fires a throw at the non-striker's end and hits the bull's-eye. Look at him roar...

Deepu corner

MI need 133 off the last ten overs. The most scored in overs 11-20 in a successful run chase in IPL is 126 - KXIP vs RCB, Mohali, 2013

Another wicket

Two wickets in the last 7 balls. Miller takes a scorcher in the deep to see Quinton de Kock's back. And just like that, Ravi Ashwin has a wicket. His good season with the ball continues.

Taken, finally!

Sam Curran is having that kind of a month. Suryakumar whips him and finds the fielder at deep mid-wicket. Substitute fielder Henriques breaks the curse and takes the catch.

Rahul drops de Kock

Stretches to his right and drops it down the leg-side. And then he lies flat on the ground, possibly struggling with cramps. "How costly will this be?" this cliche blogger of yours asks.

Miller drops Suryakumar..

David Miller isn't having a great outing in Mumbai. His promotion returned a disappointed score and now he's mistimed his jump at backward point, and dropped Suryakumar Yadav. Sarfaraz has *that* look on his face. Ankit Rajpoot, the bowler, too.

Lad falls to a plan

He was 10 off 2 balls but his next 10 balls yielded only 5 runs. Tries to shuffle across and play it finer but Shami downs the leg-stump smartly. Looked like a plan. Mahela Jayawardena is expressionless in the dug out, Rohit not so much.

Lad opens the batting ... with a six!

Five years of waiting for a debut and here he is, hitting the first ball for a six. And the next for a four. You should have seen Rohit Sharma smile in the dugout. Genuine emotions. The moments sport gives us.

Rahul tons up, KXIP 197

What a beautiful innings from KL Rahul. Gets to his maiden hundred in IPL off 63 balls. And that last over included a six off Bumrah. Oh the times we live in! The highlight also was his duel with Hardik Pandya, his good friend, whom he carted around for 3 sixes and 1 four in the over. Friendships stop making sense on the field.

But do KXIP have enough? Mumbai will be without Rohit Sharma but they have home-bred batsmen to get to this target. Join us after the break!

Curran cameo = 3 balls

KXIP losing wickets towards the end and KL Rahul holding one end taught (without necessarily getting a lot of strike. We have seen that this season. Curran hits two fours off the first two balls and gets out on the third.

A loft over extra cover. Four. A wide ball slashed through cover. Four. And then the cheeky scoop that he miscues high in the air. Slower ball. Taken by the keeper Why Curran, why?

Miller falls

Look at Pandya. It's like he's swallowed the zing bails. Those vocal chords. He roars. Full, wide, Miller throws his bat and edges his behind. So this promotion doesn't work.

@Bharath, what's a turbo-charger?

@Cow, let's say he's been grazed out his deserved playing spot...

Behrendorff redeems...

Remember Gayle laying into him earlier in the night? Well he's come back and picked the big wicket of Gayle. 31 overs in his last 3 overs, and now he has Gayle caught at deep mid-wicket.

Blame the Mumbai heat too there. Gayle was down just before this delivery, being tended by the physio, and now fails to find the power on this shot. "This is the exact kind of delivery that was disappearing earlier in the night," our commentary aptly describes it.

KL Rahul has a fifty too

71*, 55, 71* & 50* are how four of his scores look this season. Back in form? Hell yea. Gets to his half-century off 41 balls today.

Fifty off 31 balls for Gayle

He keeps going. Alan Wilkins constantly reminding us how near the Arabian Sea is, and how much glass the Wankhede Stadium has. Get the point? That's how big he's hitting them tonight. So if you are in the North Stand, hold your vadapav with both hands.

"Just remember Kings XI were 20 after 4 overs!" Harsha Bhogle reminds Twitter.

Rahul and Gayle keep going

A four and six from KL Rahul off Joseph. He's off. Rahul Chahar comes with his spin, and Rahul owns the spin too, timing the pants off a clip through mid-wicket. Only 6 runs off the over but beautiful 6 runs. Hardik Pandya, then bowls an over ft. wides, Gayle sixes and fours. It's carnage in Mumbai. 86/0 after 9 overs

*THAT* Behrendorff over to Gayle

He won't forget it in a while. He'll hope it's a dream, wanting to wake up, but he can't. It's real, let's put it this way. Gayle was on 3 off 7 balls before the start of the over. He was itching. Gets length balls from Behrendorff and he's launched them out of the park. 3 sixes. 1 four. 23 runs in total. 43/0 after 5 overs.

If I was the cricketing equivalent of a met department, I'd launch a cyclone warning.

What a start!

No, a wicket hasn't fallen. How shallow can your ent quotient in cricket be? It's good bowling, and the one that hasn't fetched a wicket. Yet. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle would want to middle the ball more often than they've done in the first two overs. Jason Behrendorff conceded one run in the first over, and Bumrah only three. He even tried that wide yorker to Gayle, who blocked and missed. 4/0 after 2 overs!

Toss - MI opt to bowl

Rohit Sharma is out with a right leg muscle spasm injury and will miss his first ever game for Mumbai Indians. The 31-year-old limped out of the practice session yesterday, hence Pollard will be the captain today.

"He has waited for 5 years to make his debut," Pollard says at the toss on Siddhesh Lad's debut.

For KXIP, Mayank Agarwal misses out due to a finger injury, meaning Karun Nair gets a game. Hardus Viljoen replaces Mujeeb in the side. "Spinners have struggled to bowl 8 overs on this pitch so we have added an extra seamer," Ashwin reasons out.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Sam Curran, Hardus Viljoen, Mohammed Shami, Ankit Rajpoot

Who is Siddhesh Lad?

Here's what Vineet Anantharaman has written for his profile on cricbuzz: A middle-order batsman, who's proficient in his defences and a solid temperament, Siddesh is the son of a well-known coach in Mumbai's cricketing circles, Dinesh Lad, whose other popular student includes Rohit Sharma. Lad got an IPL contract with the Mumbai Indians, and though he has remained with them since, he hasn't been able to break out of his 'defensive player' reputation to get a spot in the playing eleven. That until now.

Rohit Sharma unlikely to play

"Rohit was injured yesterday during practice. They might be resting him as a precautionary measure," pings Ganesh from the venue. He's spotted him on the stairs, away from his team that's warming up vigourously..... Okay, we have a confirmation. Siddhesh Lad gets his Mumbai Indians cap.

Let's build up..

Mumbai Indians have beaten CSK and SRH in their last two games. That perhaps encapsulates 'form' better than any sports psychology book can ever attempt to, but what does cricket know. Hello and welcome to one of the most even rivalries in IPL, with MI winning 12 matches in comparison to KXIP's 11. The tally at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is even better. Four-all.

Let's not forget what happened last year at this venue when the two sides met. It was Bumrah (3-15) and Pollard (50 off 23) who offset KL Rahul's unbelievable 94 off 60 balls in a thrilling win by 3 runs. It was a win that kept Mumbai's season alive. What does this year have in store? Here's the match preview by Ganesh Chandrasekaran.

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