Hashim Amla’s maiden T20 century went in vain as Mumbai Indians surged to the top of the standings with a comprehensive 8-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in an IPL encounter at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Fans got full value of their money as records went for a toss with Mumbai chasing down 199 in less than 16 overs, thanks to some brutal hitting from Jos Butler, Nitish Rana and Parthiv Patel to a certain extent. Earlier Punjab had racked up 198/4 in 20 overs with significant contributions coming through Amla’s 104 and Maxwell’s 18-ball 40.
A 81 and 85-run partnership for the first two wickets for MI ultimately turned the match in a no-contest, which was heading in KXIP's favour at the mid way stage. Mumbai now have 10 points from six matches whereas Kings XI slumped to their fourth loss on the trot. They remain in the fifth position with four points from six games.
In total, 397 runs were scored in 35.3 overs for the loss of just six wickets.
A look at the mind-boggling numbers from the KXIP-MI game.
1- It was Hashim Amla’s first T20 century in 113 innings.
3- No. of fifties scored by Nitish Rana in IPL 10, the most by any batsman.
7- Most No. of sixes in an innings in IPL without a boundary (Nitish Rana).
20- No. of innings taken by Jos Butler to record his maiden IPL fifty.
16- No. of sixes hit by Nitish Rana in IPL 10, the highest so far.
28- Runs conceded by Mitchell McClenaghan in one over, the second most expensive in this year’s IPL after Ashoke Dinda’s 30 vs MI.
58- Runs conceded by Lasith Malinga in 4 overs, the most in his career. He has conceded over 50 runs in the last two consecutive matches.
58- Runs conceded by Ishant Sharma and Lasith Malinga, the most in an innings in IPL 10.
82- Mumbai Indians’ highest powerplay score in their IPL history.
255- Runs scored by Nitish Rana in this edition, currently owning the Orange Cap.