IPL 2019: Match 24, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab – Lesser Known Stats

IPL 2019: Match 24, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab – Lesser Known Stats

All the lesser known stats during MI’s last-ball win over the Kings XI in Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians. (Photo: Sandeep Mahankal/IANS)

Kieron Pollard made his captaincy debut in the IPL a memorable one by leading the Mumbai Indians to a thrilling win. Pollard got his highest score in the IPL with a 31-ball 83 with ten maximums. The Kings XI Punjab cruised to 197/4 with Chris Gayle hitting a 36-ball 63 at the top while KL Rahul finished unbeaten with his maiden century in the IPL. The MI team were struggling at 65/3 after the 10th over before they finished the chase on the last ball thanks to a brilliant knock from Pollard.

All the lesser known stats during MI’s last-ball win over the Kings XI in Mumbai:

Joseph was at it again:

Alzarri Joseph claimed the best IPL figures of 6/12 on his debut against the Sunrisers where he dismissed David Warner on the very first ball he bowled. On Wednesday, he faced his first ball in the IPL and hit it for a boundary. Although that ball could have been caught at the boundary, a misfield ensured Joseph is now part of an elite list. The Windies cricketer became only the 2nd player to hit the first ball to a boundary and first to take a wicket in the IPL with the first being Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan of CSK in 2008.

Siddhesh Lad makes his debut:

The Mumbai player Siddhesh Lad made his IPL debut in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Siddhesh, who is the son of Rohit’s coach Dinesh Lad, was first bought by Mumbai Indians in the 2015 season. He was with them in 2016 and 2017 as well before MI bought him again at the 2018 auction. After spending over four seasons and 66 matches, Lad finally made his debut in the IPL. He struck a six on his first ball of IPL career and followed it with a four.

Shami’s best with the ball:

Mohammed Shami finished with figures of 3/21 from his four overs in this game. This was his maiden 3-wicket haul in the IPL as his previous best figures were 2/27 against the Delhi Capitals earlier this season. Shami needed as many as 42 matches for his first 3-fer in the IPL. He has claimed only 30 wickets in the 42 matches he played in the league thus far at an average of 43.86.

Ishan’s unlucky dismissals:

The young keeper-batsman Ishan Kishan got runout scoring only seven runs against the Kings XI Punjab. A misunderstanding between him and stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard saw him getting out a direct-hit from Sam Curran’s. In the previous game against the Sunrisers, Kishan got runout as Jonny Bairstow dislodged the bails before collecting the ball but uprooted the stumps in time despite a dive from Ishan. The 20-year-old was overlooked for veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh for the first four matches.

He was dismissed through a freakish runout in his last T20 game before this IPL. In SM Ali T20 game against Railways, Kishan took a couple of steps when his opening partner Anand Singh skied one toward mid-off. The fielder there dropped a simple catch but ensured the bails were removed at the non-striker’s end. Kishan, who was not aware of the drop catch, responded lately to Anand’s shout and returned to the crease and therefore saw himself back to the pavilion.

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