Both Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians (MI) will look to bounce back from their defeat and return to winning ways in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when the two giants face off in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Both skipper KL Rahul (17) and in-form opener Mayank Agarwal (25) failed to deliver as Punjab were pushed on to the back foot and never looked in contention in their chase.
Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult bowled splendid spells after Surya Kumar Yadav played a quick-fire knock as Mumbai Indians (MI) routed Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Tuesday.
Trent Boult returned with a figure of 2-28 after opener Quinton De Kock scored a brilliant 39-ball 67 as Mumbai Indians (MI) continued their relentless march with a 34-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Sharjah on Sunday.
It was an abject surrender by KKR as they never looked in contention in their chase and could manage to muster only 146/9.
Mumbai made no race of the chase, as captain Rohit Sharma late cut the first delivery to the boundary, and fellow opener Quinton de Kock finished on 78 not out off 44 balls to get them to 149-2 in the 17th over and their fifth straight win.
Mumbai are in a clinical form from the beginning of the tournament. They have procured 12 points from eight matches with six wins and just two losses and one of them going into the Super Over.