IPL 2019, Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, Twitter reactions: KL Rahul guides KXIP to 8-wicket win

Updated: Mar 30, 2019, 20:10 IST | mid-day online correspondent

In Super Saturday, Ravichandran Ashwin's Kings XI Punjab hosted Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians in Mohali, where KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal combined to take KXIP to an 8-wicket victory.

IPL 2019, Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians, Twitter reactions: KL Rahul guides KXIP to 8-wicket win
KL Rahul runs between the wickets during his innings

A controversy-laden first two games at their back, Kings XI Punjab will look to exploit familiar conditions in their first home match of the IPL when they take on Mumbai Indians here today.

Here is a head-to-head of the battles fought between KXIP and MI:

Ravichandran Ashwin wins the toss and elects to bowl first.

Mumbai Indians' and Kings XI Punjab playing 11:

Captain Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the first over.

Another Rohit Sharma controversy: Did he bowl a 7-ball over?

Rohit Sharma out LBW, but the replay showed that the ball was missing leg stump!

The other Ashwin strikes for Punjab!

Yuvraj Singh, de Kock resurrect Mumbai Indians innings.

Quinton de Kock departs after a well made 60.

Yuvraj Singh walks back to the pavillion.

Kieron Pollard fails yet again, departs for 7 runs off 9 balls as Mumbai stutter at the death.

Krunal Pandya fails to make amends, walks back after scoring a couple of boundaries for 10 runs.

Hardik Pandya launched into Mohammad Shami before getting caught out in the deep. Hardik scores 31 off 19 balls.

The star of the show tonight with the ball for Kings XI Punjab, Murugan Ashwin, sheds light on his spell of 4 over, 2 wickets for 25 runs.

Universal Boss Chris Gayle and KL Rahul are out in the middle to chase down the target set by MI of 177 runs.

With the back-to-back sixes against Mclenaghan, Chris Gayle crosses 300 sixes in 115 matches. That's almost 3 sixes per match!

Chris Gayle launches into Hardik Pandya with back-to-back sixes. Kings XI Punjab charge towards target.

Chris Gayle goes for 40 runs from 24 balls. Hardik Pandy and Krunal Pandya combine to take the big fish.

Here's proof that the Pandya brothers combine well.

Mayank Agarwal is striking the boundaries while KL Rahul struggles.

Chris Gayle's innings in numbers.

Keeping in with the tradition of 'Mankading', Krunal Pandya threatens to Mankad Mayank Agarwal while bowling, but pulls out while flicking the bails off.

Priety Zinta looks ravishing while cheering for Kings XI Punjab from the stands.

KL Rahul finally gets a move on. creams Hardik Pandya all over the park.

Revenge time for KL Rahul. The batman brings up a brilliant 50. anchors Punjab towards target.

KL Rahul wants to go back home ASAP. hits back-to-back fours to Bumrah!

KL Rahul displays maturity and patience to take Kings XI Punjab to an 8-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians.

KL Rahul's innings in numbers.

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