Mumbai Indians’ three-match shedding run was snapped towards Punjab Kings in what was their first victory within the UAE since restart of IPL 2021.
Hardik Pandya smashed two fours and a six within the penultimate over bowled by Punjab Kings’ Mohammed Shami as his 40 not out off 30 balls noticed Mumbai Indians snap a three-match shedding streak efficiently chasing down a goal of 136 in 19 overs. He was ably supported by Kieron Pollard on the finish who remained 15 not out for MI’s six wicket win in Abu Dhabi. Picture: Sportzpics
Rohit Sharma gained the toss and put Punjab Kings in to bat. KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh put collectively 36 runs earlier than Krunal Pandya struck to interrupt the stand. This was Krunal Pandya’s fiftieth IPL wicket for Mumbai Indians to go together with his 1000 runs for the workforce. Picture: Sportzpics
Kieron Pollard was adjudged Man of the Match with a match-changing 2 wickets in a single over. The second, to eliminate KL Rahul, was his three hundredth in T20 cricket. He thus turned the eleventh bowler to 300 wickets in T20 cricket. Picture: Sportzpics
Aiden Markram performed a decisive 42 runs knock for Punjab Kings to take them to a good rating regardless of shedding 4 wickets after simply 48 runs. Picture: Sportzpics
Rahul Chahar removed Aiden Markram and denied PBKS a possibility at a good larger goal. Following Markram’s dismissal, PBKS did not add a single boundary within the final three overs of the inning. Picture: Sportzpics
Requested to chase 136 to win, Mumbai Indians misplaced Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav to consecutive Ravi Bishnoi deliveries. The spinner had a possibility to get a hat-trick however was denied by Saurabh Tiwary albeit with a top-edge. Bishnoi completed with figures of two/25 from 4 overs. Picture: Sportzpics
Saurabh Tiwary steadied the MI chase with a assured 45 run knock from 37 balls. The inning was laced with three boundaries and two sixes that alleviated the strain on MI in essential moments. He put collectively 45 run stand with Quinton de Kock and 31 runs with Hardik Pandya. Picture: Sportzpics