IPL 2017 22nd Match: Mumbai Indians overcome Amla’s century and complete their highest successful run-chase

Buttler scored his first IPL fifty

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Despite a sparkling century from Kings XI Punjab opener Hashim Amla, the Mumbai Indians chased down their highest total to claim an eight-wicket win.

Jos Buttler and Nitish Rana were the men responsible for the Indians’ win as they scored 77 and 62 not out respectively.

Being put in to bat first, the Kings XI got off to a blistering start before Shaun Marsh was dismissed by Mitchell McClenaghan for 26.

Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha could only add 11 runs, but Amla and captain Glenn Maxwell stabilised the innings with an 83-run partnership, during which Amla surpassed his half-century.

With the Kings XI beginning to claw their way back into contention, Jasprit Bumrah clean bowled Maxwell for an 18-ball 40 before McClenaghan took out Marcus Stoinis for just one run.

However, Amla proceeded to make an unbeaten 104, which came off 60 balls and included eight boundaries and six sixes, as the Kings XI finished on 198/4 off their 20 overs.

Amla celebrates after scoring his maiden IPL century

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

McClenaghan was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Bumrah and Krunal Pandya chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 199 to win, the Indians made a fantastic start to their innings as Parthiv Patel and Buttler amassed an 81-run partnership before Patel was removed by Stoinis for 37.

Buttler and Rana kept the runs flowing with an 85-run stand, during which Buttler sailed past his half-century, before he was sent packing by Mohit Sharma for 77, which came off 37 balls and included seven boundaries and five sixes.

Rana and Hardik Pandya finishing things off as the Indians won the match with 27 balls to spare.

Rana ended up making 62 off 34 balls, which included seven sixes, while Hardik remained undefeated on 15 off four deliveries, which included two boundaries and a six.

Rana made his fourth IPL fifty

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Stoinis and Mohit claimed one wicket each.

Buttler was named Man of the Match.

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