X

IPL Results 2019: Best Run-Scorers, Latest Table and Schedule

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2019

Mumbai Indians' batsman Ambati Rayudu plays a shot during the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at The Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai on April 28, 2016.���� / AFP / PUNIT PARANJPE / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT        (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
PUNIT PARANJPE/Getty Images

Mumbai Indians earned a dramatic three-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday that went down to the last ball at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Lokesh Rahul's unbeaten century and Chris Gayle, who scored 63, helped the visitors set a target of 197 for four.

However, thanks largely to a sensational 83 from Kieron Pollard in just 31 balls, the home side successfully chased down the total at 198 for seven.

Here are the standings after Wednesday's action:

                      

IPL 2019 Standings

(Team, Played, Points, Net Run Rate)

1. Chennai Super Kings: 6, 10, +0.310

2. Kolkata Knight Riders: 6, 8, +0.614

5. Mumbai Indians: 6, 8, +0.290

3. Kings XI Punjab: 7, 8, -0.057

4. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 6, 6, +0.810

6. Delhi Capitals: 6, 6, +0.131

7. Rajasthan Royals: 5, 2, -0.848

8. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 6, 0, -1.453

                    

Top Run-Scorers

1. David Warner (SRH): 349

2. Lokesh Rahul (KXIP): 317

3. Jonny Bairstow (SRH): 263

4. Andre Russell (KKR): 257

5. Chris Gayle (KXIP): 223

                  

Updated Schedule

Thursday, April 11: RR vs. CSK

Friday, April 12: KKR vs. DC

Saturday, April 13: MI vs. RR, KXIP vs. RCB

Complete results, schedules and leaders available on the IPL's official website

                           

Rahul took his maiden IPL century from 64 balls, smashing six sixes and as many fours along the way.

The 26-year-old adopted a relatively slow but steady pace throughout before producing an explosive finish with 36 from his last 12 balls.

Cricket pundit Harsha Bhogle was impressed:

Harsha Bhogle @bhogleharsha

Excellent finish from KL Rahul. Looked for a while like he was leaving it till too late. His form augurs well.

The innings followed a 55 and a 71 from Rahul in Punjab's previous two matches:

OptaJim @OptaJim

3 - KL Rahul has registered half-centuries in 3 successive #IPL knocks; equalling his best ever run in the competition. Form. #MIvKXIP

Meanwhile, Gayle's knock of 63 came from 36 balls, including seven sixes.

His partnership with Rahul formed the bedrock of their 197 total, and the pair had reached 116 before Gayle was caught by Krunal Pandya in the 13th over.

Mumbai's task was difficult enough without coming up against a superb bowling performance from Mohammed Shami in the second innings.

The bowler grabbed three wickets—dismissing Siddhesh Lad, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya—in four overs, giving up just 21 runs in the process.

However, Pollard led his side into contention with a superb performance that included 10 sixes.

Punjab finally stopped him in the final over when Ankit Rajpoot made a vital intervention:

ESPNcricinfo @ESPNcricinfo

What a knock from Kieron Pollard 👏 But he's gone with four needed off four https://t.co/buZqHixsW0 #MIvKXIP #IPL2019 https://t.co/LDXrx7XXW5

It wasn't enough, however, as Alzarri Joseph and Rahul Chahar got the hosts over the line.

🚨 SPORTS NEWS ➡️ YOUR INBOX

The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.