MI vs PBKS / Mumbai beat Punjab by 6 wickets - chased the target of 215 in 18.5 overs

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 03, 2023, 11:49 PM
MI vs PBKS: Mumbai Indians, the 5-time champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL), have returned to form this season. The team defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets at their home ground. MI achieved the target of 215 runs in 18.5 overs. Suryakumar Yadav scored 66 off 31 balls and Ishaan Kishan played match-winning innings of 75 off 41 balls. Both were dismissed before winning the team, but Tilak Verma and Tim David finished the match. Tilak hit a winning six of 102 metres. Liam Livingstone scored 82 and Jitesh Sharma scored 49 runs from Punjab. With this win, Mumbai has reached number six in the points table.

The first match of the day between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings got abandoned due to rain at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.

Livingstone-Jitesh partnership

Batting first after losing the toss, Punjab had lost 3 wickets for 95 runs. From here, Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone shared a century partnership to take the team past 200.

Surya-Ishaan's partnership

Chasing a mammoth target of 215 runs, Mumbai lost 2 wickets in the powerplay itself. From here, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan shared a 116-run partnership to bring the team to the threshold of victory.

Tilak-David's Finnish

Suryakumar and Ishaan were dismissed before Mumbai could win. From here, Tilak Verma scored 26 off 10 balls and Tim David scored 19 off 10 balls to defeat Punjab with 7 balls to spare.

Surya-Ishaan proved small score of 215 runs

Electing to bat first after losing the toss, Liam Livingstone scored 82 and Jitesh Sharma scored 49 runs from Punjab. Both were not out and took the team's score to 215.

Chasing the target of 215 runs, Mumbai lost 2 wickets in the powerplay. Suryakumar Yadav, who landed at number-4, made a century partnership with Ishaan Kishan. Both hit big shots and put the Punjab bowlers under pressure. Surya was dismissed for 66 and Ishaan for 75, but had brought his team close to victory.

Prabhasimran's wicket lost in powerplay

Batting first after losing the toss at home ground Mohali, Punjab got a shock in the second over itself. Arshad Khan got Prabhsimran Singh, who scored 9 runs, caught out. After the wicket in the second over, Matthew Short and captain Shikhar Dhawan took over the team's innings. Both did not let any other wicket fall in the powerplay and scored 50 runs in 6 overs.

Dhawan could not take advantage of life donation

Punjab captain Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed after scoring 30 runs. In the 7th over, his easy catch was dropped by Joffra Archer on the ball of Kumar Kartikeya. He was on 23 runs at this time. He played only 2 balls and was stumped out by Piyush Chawla in the next over. Dhawan scored 30 runs off 20 balls.

Piyush then also took the wicket of Matthew Short. He gave only 29 runs in his 4 over spell.

Jitesh-Livingstone took Punjab to 200

Punjab had lost 3 wickets for 95 runs at one time. From here Jitesh Sharma started hitting big shots. Liam Livingstone standing at the other end also hit 3 sixes in one over of Joffra Archer after completing Fifty. Livingstone remained not out on 82 off 42 balls, while Jitesh scored 49 off 27 balls.

Jitesh and Livingstone shared a 119-run partnership to take Punjab's score past 200 runs. In the rest of the Punjab batsmen, Prabhsimran Singh scored 9, Shikhar Dhawan scored 30 and Matthew Short scored 27 runs. Piyush Chawla took 2 wickets and Arshad Khan took one wicket from Mumbai.

Punjab's wickets fell like this...

First: Third ball of the second over, Arshad Khan bowled a short pitch on the off stump. Prabhsimran Singh is caught behind the wicket. He scored 9 runs off 7 balls.

Second: Second ball of the 8th over, Piyush Chawla bowled a googly at the off stump. Shikhar Dhawan stumped. He scored 30 runs off 20 balls.

Third: Second ball of the 12th over, Piyush Chawla bowled a googly on good length. Matthew short bowled. He scored 27 runs off 26 balls.

Rohit got out in the very first over

Chasing the target of 215 runs, Mumbai Indians got a big blow in the very first over. Rishi Dhawan got captain Rohit Sharma caught out on zero. Cameron Green and Ishaan Kishan took Mumbai's score to 54 in the sixth over. But on the last ball of the Green powerplay, Nathan Ellis fell victim.

Nathan Ellis 2 wickets

Barring Nathan Ellis and Rishi Dhawan from Punjab, all the bowlers gave runs at an economy rate of more than 10. Ellis took 2 and Dhawan took one wicket. Arshdeep Singh got one wicket. Cameron Green scored 23 runs from Mumbai. At the same time, Tim David returned not out on 19 and Tilak Verma on 26 runs.

Surya's third fifty in the fourth match

Suryakumar Yadav looked out of form in the opening matches of IPL. But in the last 4 matches, he has given evidence of returning to his form by scoring 3 fifties. He put his second fifty in the season against Punjab, before that he had also put fifty against Rajasthan. Surya could not even cross the 30-run mark in the first 5 matches before the last 4 matches.

Surya became the victim of Nathan Ellis after scoring 66 runs in 31 balls. In an attempt to hit the ball outside the off stump over the third man, he was caught by the third man fielder. Surya also shared a 116-run partnership with Ishaan Kishan in just 55 balls.

Mumbai's wickets fell like this...

First: The third ball of the first over, Rishi Dhawan bowled a fuller length on the off stump. Rohit Sharma got out caught at third man. He could not even open his account.

Second: Nathan Ellis bowled the last ball of the sixth over back off hand slower. Cameron Green is caught at deep mid-wicket. He scored 23 runs off 18 balls.

Third: The first ball of the 16th over, Nathan Ellis bowled a short pitch on the off stump. Suryakumar Yadav cuts but is caught at short third man. He scored 66 off 31 balls.

Fourth: The first ball of the 17th over, Arshdeep Singh bowled a slower bouncer. Ishaan Kishan was caught at fine leg, he scored 75 off 41 balls.

Both teams came with changes

Mumbai's Riley Meredith is out due to injury, replaced by Akash Medhwal. Suryakumar Yadav will join the second innings as an impact player. At the same time, Punjab has also made 2 changes in its team. In the team, Matthew Short has got a chance in place of Sikandar Raza and Nathan Ellis has got a chance in place of Kagiso Rabada. Ellis will be part of the team in the second innings as an impact player.

Playing XI of both the teams...

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Karan, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (Wicketkeeper), Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh and Prabhsimran Singh.

Impact Players: Nathan Ellis, Sikandar Raza, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Tim David, Tilak Verma, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Arshad Khan, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Kumar Karthikeya, Jofra Archer and Akash Madhwal.

Impact Players: Suryakumar Yadav, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff and Arjun Tendulkar.