Mumbai Indians to victory in Mohali .Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan power
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians: In a stunning display of cricketing prowess, the Mumbai Indians pulled off an improbable victory on Wednesday, chasing down an enormous target of 215 runs to win the game in Mohali. Despite a rocky start with skipper Rohit Sharma falling for a duck, Mumbai rallied with impressive performances from Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, who both hit brilliant fifties. But it was the late cameos of Tilak Varma and Tim David that ultimately carried Mumbai to victory, securing the win by six wickets.
Earlier in the game, Punjab had looked strong with a confident display from skipper Shikhar Dhawan before he was outfoxed by Chawla. However, this turned out to be a stroke of luck for Punjab as Jitesh Sharma walked out, partnering with Liam Livingstone to pummel the Mumbai bowlers. Together they scored an unbeaten 119 off just 53 balls, with Livingstone smashing 82 off 42 balls and Jitesh Sharma ending with 49 off 27 balls to take Punjab to a mammoth total of 214.
Tim David again begins the over with a boundary behind the wickets. And then Tilak Varma takes over power hitting to finish the chase in 18.5 overs. Mumbai Indians defeat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets at their homeground in Mohali.
Arshdeep Singh takes down set Mumbai batter Ishan Kishan for 75 runs. Tilak Verma comes in to play. Hits a maximum in he fourth delivery followed by a boundary in the next. Doesn’t stop there, ends the over with another sixer. MI need 21 runs off 18 balls.
Suryakumar Yadav departs from an explosive inning of 66 runs to take the team closer to the 215-run target. Ishan Kishan stands ground at 75 runs. Tim David comes in to play. MI need 37 runs in 24 balls.
Punjab Kings thought it had more than enought its banks after the first innings. It had the game in control after the early wicket of Rohit Sharma. But Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan brought their side back into the game with smashing hits. But Kings struck back by removing them both and must have felt back in the game. But Tilak Varma and Tim David needed no time to get their finishing boots on as MI closed off the game with seven bowls to spare.
PBKS vs MI Full Squad:
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Raj Bawa, Rahul Chahar, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Harpreet Singh, Vidwath Kaverappa, Liam Livingstone, Mohit Rathee, Prabhsimran Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Singh, Matthew Short, Sikandar Raza, Atharva Taide
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Riley Meredith, Ramandeep Singh, Kumar Kartikeya, Shams Mulani, Vishnu Vinod, Duan Jansen, Sandeep Warrier, Jofra Archer, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Raghav Goyal
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