Mumbai Indians, who are in search of their first win in IPL 2022 continue to lose their fifth game of this season after failing to chase the huge total of 199. The fifties from Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan helped Punjab Kings conjure a sizable total at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. For Mumbai Indians, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Varma gave them hope, however, the Punjab Kings bowled their best to prevent the opposition from winning the game.
How did Mumbai Indians approach the chase?
They did not start the journey quite well, having gone for five front-line bowling options, MI had to alter their batting order. A lot of pressure was put on the openers to get their team off to a good start. Rohit did manage to provide Mumbai ease in the beginning, scoring three boundaries and two sixes in the first four overs.
During the course, Rohit also became only the second Indian to cross 10000 runs in T20 cricket. But fate put him in the hands of Kagiso Rabada as he accounted for him with a short delivery, sending him back to the dressing room with 28 runs off 17 balls. Ishan Kishan couldn’t survive the bowlers and got out for 3 of 6. Mumbai Indians ended the powerplay with 42/2 with the run-rate climbing over 11.
How did PBKS bounce back from the Mumbai Indians attack?
Smith made sure that Brevis did not get reach his maiden IPL fifty, nicking him off with a short delivery just after the batter was put down in the deep. Suryakumar and Tilak fell in the same over bowled by Arshdeep. Suryakumar scored two successive sixes off Arora but Arshdeep was again called out to bowl the 18th over which he managed really well under pressure.
Unadkat pulled smith for a six and scored a couple. Eventually, he fell off the third delivery and the bowler added the wickets of Jasprit Bumrah and Tymal Mills to his books, finishing with a career-best performance of 4 for 30.
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How did PBKS conjure a total of 198 off Mumbai Indians bowlers?
Punjab Kings scored a huge total of 198 with the likes of Jitesh Sharma and Shahrukh Khan. Jitesh has been hitting everywhere off the deliveries by Jaydev Unadkat, who leaked 23 in the 18th over. Jasprit Bumrah still managed to keep it tight in the penultimate over. Shahrukh Khan went frenzy off Thampi in the final over. 47 runs were scored in the final three overs, aiding Punjab to reach the highest total against Mumbai Indians in this IPL.
Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings: Brief scores
Brief scores: Punjab Kings 198/5 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 70, Mayank Agarwal 52; Basil Thampi 2-47) beat Mumbai Indians 186/9 in 20 overs (Dewald Brevis 49, Suryakumar Yadav 43; Odean Smith 4-30) by 12 runs.