Rulers XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by eight wickets to enlist their second win in three matches at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. The KXIP pursue was splendidly secured by opener KL Rahul, who stepped his class on the match.
In this battling pursue, Rahul played second fiddle to Chris Gayle first and after the veteran's expulsion, he let Mayank Agarwal assume responsibility for the pursuit. Rahul didn't look agreeable in the center at an early stage and he didn't give it a chance to upset him as he continued taking singles to move the strike.
Until the fourteenth over, Rahul kept hold of the innings from one end and let his accomplices take every necessary step of hitting runs. Till at that point, his strike rate was well under 100 as his score read 31 off 37 conveyances.
On the primary bundle of the fifteenth over (KXIP required 56 off 36), Rahul cut free and hit a gigantic six of Hardik Pandya to come back to his typical self. Toward the finish of the over his strike rate was well more than 100.
Rahul then hit four limits in new couple of overs as KXIP got over the line with eight balls to save. An innings that began with such a great amount of battle for the Karnataka fellow, finished with his group winning the serenely, all since he picked to raise the stakes exactly at the opportune time.