MI vs PBKS: Back in form, Mumbai beat Punjab by 6 wickets, Hardik scored a winning six

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Abu DhabiMumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in the second match of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. After losing the toss at the Abu Jayed Stadium, Punjab Kings scored 135 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians. For him, Aiden Markram played the most innings of 42 runs, while Jasprit Bumrah and Kieron Pollard took 2-2 wickets for Mumbai Indians. In reply, Mumbai scored 137 for 4 in 19 overs and registered a win. Hardik Pandya hit a winning six. Despite Aiden Markram’s 42 off 29 balls, the Punjab Kings team could only manage 135 for six against Mumbai Indians. Markram got good support from Deepak Hooda (28 off 26 balls). Both shared a 61-run partnership for the fifth wicket. The South African batsman hit six fours during his innings. Mumbai bowlers bowled tight in the opening and final overs with Jasprit Bumrah (24 runs in four overs) and Kieron Pollard (eight runs in one over) taking two wickets each. After winning the toss, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma gave Krunal Pandya (1 wicket for 24 runs) to bowl the first over. Mandeep Singh opened the innings for Punjab Kings along with captain Lokesh Rahul. He has joined the team in place of injured Mayank Agarwal. In the initial overs, however, both had to struggle to score runs fast. During this, Rahul hit visible fours against Trent Boult and Bumrah. Mandeep also sent Krunal over the boundary line while Bumrah’s ball taking the edge of his bat went over the wicketkeeper for a boundary. In the last over of the powerplay, Krunal finished his innings of 15 runs in 14 balls by lbw Mandeep Singh. Only three runs came from this over, due to which Punjab’s score was 38 for one after six overs. Pollard, who came to bowl in the seventh over, completed 300 wickets in T20 cricket by giving two big blows to Punjab by showing Chris Gayle (one run) and then Rahul the way to the pavilion. Rahul scored 21 runs in 22 balls. Bumrah took Nichols Pooran (02) leg before in the next over. Who used DRS against the on-field umpire’s decision but to no avail. Aiden Markram, however, kept the score board in motion by running between the wickets after Rahul Chahar (1 for 27) and then a four against Coulter-Nile and Deepak Hooda hit a six against Trent Boult. In the 15th over of Trent Boult, both scored 15 runs to complete the team’s century. Markram, however, got bowled in the next over after hitting a boundary against Rahul Chahar. After the dismissal of Markram, the Mumbai bowlers tightened the noose again and the Punjab batsmen could not hit a single boundary after that. In the 19th over of the innings, Deepak Hooda was caught by Pollard on the ball of Bumrah in the process of hitting a big shot. He hit a four and a six in his 26-ball innings. The team could add only 30 runs in the last five overs.

[Attribution to NBT]

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