IPL 2018
IPL 2018: The Krunal-Stoinis matchup
By B Dixit - May 16, 2018 10:01 pm
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During the 50th match of the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Mumbai, Mumbai Indians’ Krunal Pandya and Kings XI Punjab’s Marcus Stoinis were involved in an interesting matchup in the middle overs.

Earlier Ravichandran Ashwin, captain of Kings XI Punjab, had won the toss and chose to field. Kings XI Punjab made two changes to their middle order, bringing in Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary in place of Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians made solitary change into their playing eleven, bringing in Kieron Pollard in place of JP Duminy.

Marcus Stoinis celebrates a wicket.

Krunal Pandya came in to bat at No. 5 in the sixth over after Andrew Tye dismissed Suryakumar Yadav. On the other hand, Stoinis was introduced into the attack in the 10th over of the innings.

On the second delivery of Stoinis’ second over, the 12th of the innings, Krunal Pandya hit a rank-short delivery over the fine-leg fielder for a six. Picking up the length early, he hit the following delivery for a towering six over deep mid-wicket. Stoinis reduced his pace on the following delivery but only to be hit past the long-off fielder for another boundary. Watch the video:

On the second delivery of Stoinis’ third over, the 15th of the innings, Krunal Pandya played the pull too early only to top-edge the ball to Ankit Rajpoot at short fine-leg. He ended up scoring 32 (23) with the help of one four and two sixes. Watch the video: