Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar star as MI takes down PBKS
Over Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indians prevailed by six wickets.
The stars of the show are Ishan Kishan & Suryakumar Yadav
Ishan Kishan scored a stylish 75 off 41 balls, and Suryakumar Yadav added 66 off 31 balls with a 360-degree effort as Mumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets in an IPL match on Wednesday in Mohali.
MI vs. PKBS
Following Mumbai Indians’ decision to bowl, Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone displayed flair and flamboyance as they stepped up their play in the latter stages to help Punjab Kings reach a respectable 214/3.
Suryakumar Yadav batted with his customary panache, and Ishan played with all of his ferocity to dismantle a 200+ chase and win with seven balls remaining.
Ishan, on the other hand, played with all of his ferocity in a 41-ball 75 (7×4, 4×6), and Suryakumar Yadav batted with his customary panache in a 31-ball 66 (8×4, 2×6) to make a mockery of a 200+ chase and win with seven balls to spare.
With seven balls remaining, MI sprinted to the target and earned their fifth victory in nine games thanks to the duo’s 116 runs in just 55 balls.
In the following over, Arshdeep Singh came to bowl and dismissed Ishan with a knuckleball after taking a stunning catch to dismiss Suryakumar off Australian seamer Nathan Ellis (2/34) earlier in the innings.
When the match began, the pair were eliminated in eight runs with 37 runs needed off 22 balls, but Tim David (19 not out) and Tilak Verma (26 not out) finished the chase.
Arshdeep Singh was brutally attacked by Tilak Verma (26 not out off 10 balls), who eventually finished the match quickly by taking 66 in 3.5 overs.
Punjab Kings reached a respectable 214/3 thanks to Jitesh Sharma (49; 27b) and Liam Livingstone (82 not out; 42b), who showed style and glamour after Mumbai Indians decided to bowl.
Livingstone earlier sped to the season’s first fifty in just 32 balls and finished as the top scorer with 82 not out (42b), which was laced with seven boundaries and four sixes.
In a 119-run fourth wicket partnership that took just 53 balls, PBKS gloveman Sharma continued to shine as he remained unbeaten on 49 (27b). This partnership gave Livingstone the ideal support.
MI was severely let down by their star English pacer Archer, who appeared rusty and gave away 56 runs from his entire quota.
Result of the match
As MI sped to the target with seven balls to spare, they added 116 runs from just 55 balls together to secure their fifth victory in nine games.
Due to a higher net run rate after the victory, MI (ten points from nine games) moved up to sixth place, ahead of Punjab (10 points from ten games).