Dying overs specialist Arshdeep shattered stumps at will in a tense last over as Punjab efficiently defended 214 to get again to profitable methods.
The victory took Punjab to the fifth spot on the factors desk as a high-flying Mumbai had been introduced right down to earth after a hat-trick of wins.
As It Occurred
After Sam Curran‘s 29-ball 55 led Punjab Kings to an enormous 214 for 8, Mumbai Indians took the sport into the ultimate over resulting from effective counter-attack from Cameron Inexperienced (67 off 43 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (57 off 26 balls). The duo added 75 off solely 36 balls.
Arshdeep struck a decisive blow within the 18th over to dismiss an on-song Suryakumar with Mumbai needing one other 33 from 15 balls, and bowled a powerful last over whereas accounting for Tilak Varma (3) and Nehal Wadhera (0) to return with figures of 4-0-29-4.
Nonetheless the hosts solely managed 201 for six as Arshdeep broke the middle-stump in back-to-back deliveries to despatched NT Tilak Verma and Nehal Wadhera packing.
On a batting belter, Arshdeep once more confirmed why even Indian group will depend on him in T20 video games to ship throughout the finish levels of the sport.
Mumbai Indians would agree that Jitesh Sharma’s 7-ball-25 in direction of the tip did change into the distinction though 82 runs conceded by MI bowlers between overs 15-18 was one other turning level.
MI did struggle effectively after conceding 117 runs within the final seven overs, however their effort with the bat was not sufficient to avert a defeat in a sport whereby greater than 400 runs scored right here on the Wankhede Stadium.
For MI, the largest acquire could be Suryakumar’s return to type.
It was in January this 12 months that the swashbuckling batter made his final rating in extra of fifty — 112 not out towards Sri Lanka at Rajkot — and after a rocky interval through which he was dismissed for a uncommon three consecutive first-ball geese, the right-handed batter delighted a packed Wankhede Stadium with a typical Suryakumar innings.
Mumbai had been additionally rocked early by Arshdeep, who had his India teammate Ishan Kishan (1) caught by Matthew Brief for his fiftieth IPL wicket.
Rohit and Inexperienced fuelled MI’s cost within the the rest of the powerplay, taking them to 54/1 after six overs taking their affiliation to a 76-run stand for the second wicket, coming off 50 balls.
Rohit regarded in imperious type however fell to Liam Livingstone within the tenth over for 44 from 27 balls, studded with 4 fours and three sixes. Earlier, Curran justified his prime billing with a splendid 29-ball-55 as Punjab Kings lifted themselves from a precarious place to submit a commendable 214 for 8.
A 92-run stand for the eighth wicket with Harpreet Bhatia (41 off 28 balls) modified the course of the sport with 131 runs coming within the back-10.
Arjun Tendulkar (1/48 in 3 overs), who had a few spectacular video games first up, had a great opening spell however went for 31 in his third over as 69 runs had been yielded between overs 16-18. Jofra Archer and Cameron Inexperienced went for 13 and 25 respectively within the seventeenth and 18th over.
However the hero undoubtedly was Curran, who hit his first fifty of IPL this season and Bhatia made a 28-ball 41 (4x4s, 2x6s) whereas including 92 runs from 50 balls for the fifth wicket to energy Punjab Kings to a frightening complete. This was after MI bowlers strangulated their middle-order submit a promising begin.
Curran struck 5 fours and 4 sixes to assist Punjab Kings bounce again strongly right here on the Wankhede Stadium after they misplaced approach within the center overs, main a powerful restoration.
Punjab Kings had been 97/4 after 13 overs however courtesy good efforts from Curran, Bhatia and Jitesh Sharma, they added 117 runs within the final seven overs, with 96 runs approaching the final 30 balls.
Punjab wicketkeeper-batter Jitesh additionally offered later fireworks, hitting 4 sixes in his seven-ball 25 earlier than being cleaned up by Jason Behrendorff within the final over.
(With inputs from PTI)
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