WATCH: Mumbai Indians’ Hardik Pandya gets bowled; survives as bails unmoved

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 0

Mumbai Indians’ Hardik Pandya got a miraculous reprieve while batting against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League contest on Wednesday night.

During the 13th over of the innings, Pandya – batting against fast bowler Hardus Viljoen – shuffled across the stumps, so much so that a sharp in-swinger went on to clip the leg of leg stump, only for the stumps to be unmoved.

To add to the bowler’s woes, Punjab wicket-keeper KL Rahul failed to collect the ball that ran away to the boundary. Furthermore, the umpire called it a wide, adding five runs to Mumbai total (without the ball being counted, of course).

It turned out to be a costly error for Punjab as Mumbai chased down their mammoth 198-run target off the last ball.

Earlier, an unbeaten 64-ball 100 from Rahul propelled Punjab to 197-4 on a batting-friendly surface at the Wankhede Stadium. In response, Mumbai – at 94-4 in 12 overs – looked way off target. Stand-in captain Kieron Pollard, however, smashed 10 sixes en route to a belligerent 31-ball 83 as Mumbai pulled off an absolute nail-biter.

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