Punjab Kings beats Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets to register their 2nd victory of the IPL 2021
Punjab Kings beats Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets to register their 2nd victory of the IPL 2021

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PBKS vs MI Highlights 2021 IPL: Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians lock their horns to play the 5th league match of the IPL 2021 season. Both the team struggles to make consistency in this league.

Match: Punjab Kings(PBKS) vs Mumbai Indians(MI)

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Toss Details: Punjab Kings won the toss and opt to bowl

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KL Rahul | PBKS Skipper

We’re going to bowl first. I think we lacked cricket smartness in the last game. When we lost early wickets the middle order should have realized that it wasn’t a 170 wicket. We need to learn from that. The pitch does look sticky and damp and it could get better to bat on later.

Just one change: Ravi Bishnoi comes in for Murugan Ashwin. A leggie for a leggie.

Rohit Sharma | MI Skipper

We were going to bat first anyway. While batting first in our games we have understood how to bat as a group. We have made mistakes but we hope we can put everything to rest tonight.

When we came here we saw some clouds so hopefully, there shouldn’t be any dew. It was just a small niggle on my calf and it looks good now. We are unchanged.

Playing XI

Punjab Kings(PBKS)

KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Mumbai Indians(MI)

Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

IPL 2021 PBKS vs MI Highlights

Mumbai Indians(MI) Batting

Rohit Sharma and de Kock get into the crease to lead Mumbai Indians. While Henriques opens the bowling attack on behalf of Punjab Kings.

Hooda draws the first blood by dismissing de Kock in the second over of the innings for 3 runs. At the end of the power play, MI score 21 runs for 1 wicket loss. It’s the lowest powerplay score this year.

In the last delivery of the 7th over Ravi Bishnoi dismissed Ishan Kishan for 6 runs and loads pressure over the MI side. With stable performance, Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma dragged MI to score 49 runs for 2 wickets loss.

The duo added 79 runs to the MI scoreboard. The duo maintains a slow run rate on focusing to make a partnership but Ravi Bishnoi in the 17th over dismissed Suryakumar Yadav for 33 runs and breaks the partnership.

With the skipper’s dismissal for 63 runs, MI starts to struggle and loses wicket in a regular interval. At the end of the 20 overs, MI scored 131 runs for 6 wickets loss.

Punjab Kings Batting

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gets into the crease to lead PBKS to chase the target of 132 runs. Trent Boult opens the attack on behalf of MI.

The duo started the game without any pressure and moves the team’s score to 45 runs for no wicket loss at the end of the powerplay. Mumbai Indians need to make quick wickets in order to increase their winning percentage.

As expected Rahul Chahar in the 8th over dismissed Mayank Agarwal for 25 runs and draws the first blood. Universal boss Chris Gayle joins hands with skipper KL rahul. The duo with a pack of power shots leads PBKS to register their second victory of the tournament by beating Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets.

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Man of the match

  • Name: KL Rahul
  • Team: Punjab Kings
  • Role: Batsman
  • Stats: 60* runs from 52 deliveries

We don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves. Slowly we are coming together as a team. We are still a young team. Every year we keep bringing in newer guys. It’s important to be patient.

The guys we have backed and given opportunities are slowly coming through. Hooda has been playing really well, Shahrukh got an opportunity and he’s been batting really well, Bishnoi came in this game and the way he bowled was brilliant.

Fingers crossed, hopefully we can keep climbing and keep getting two points every game. Main coach did have a little bit of a long chat about batting second. I felt that the wicket was sticky. I felt that the bowlers always were under pressure, it was important that they bowled on a wicket like this early.

We had heard that there was a lot of dew here. I felt like that could play a part. The drier ball started to grip, when it turns and bounces like that, it gets really hard. It was good of Chris that he got through that period.

He was always confident that he could make it up. He knew whom to target. That’s what you get with Chris, not just destructive batting but also experience of so many years playing T20 cricket. I am sure it gives him (Bishnoi) a lot of confidence.

He, unfortunately, missed the first few games, he’s been working really hard with Anil bhai. There were a few things he needed to correct and he’s been somebody who’s brave, that’s very good to see. He held his composure and bowled really well.

When I know what target I am chasing, it gets slightly easier to pace the innings. Really happy with the way I finished the game and that’s the most important thing.

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