PBKS vs MI Highlights: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav firework Mumbai Indians to 215 runs for fifth win | cricket news
It was another run fest at the IS Bindra Stadium, with boundaries galore in a high-scoring thriller. A combined total of 430 runs was scored by the two teams, with Mumbai beating Punjab for their fifth win of the season.
With this win, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai also joined the traffic of 10 points in the points table, while this defeat did not give Punjab a chance to jump to the second spot.
After a Liam Livingstone-Jitesh Sharma scuffle took Punjab to 214 for three, Ishaan and Surya stormed Mohali by storm as they put on 116 runs from just 55 balls for the third wicket. While Ishan scored a 41-ball 75, Surya smashed a blistering 31-ball 66 to give Mumbai the much-needed push to chase down the target.
Tilak Verma and Tim David chased down the target with 7 balls to spare.
Uncapped Jitesh (27-ball 49) fought T20 specialist Livingstone (82 not out; 42b) with flair and flamboyance as the duo struck the back end in style to take Punjab Kings to a formidable total, Mumbai The Indians opted to bowl.
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But Ishan was at his fiery best while Suryakumar batted with his usual self to chase down 200-plus runs.
Arshdeep Singh took a brilliant catch to dismiss Suryakumar off the bowling of Australian seamer Nathan Ellis (2/34) and then he came to the bowling in the next over and dismissed Ishaan with a finger ball.
Both were dismissed for eight to open the match with 37 runs needed off 22 balls, but David (19 not out) and Tilak Verma (26 not out) followed on.
Tilak (26 not out in 10 balls) launched Arshdeep Singh mercilessly, scoring 66 runs in 3.5 overs, ending in a stroke at the end.
From being 0/1, it was only one-way traffic for Mumbai Indians with Ishan sharing a fifty-plus partnership with Cameron Green (23; 18b) to mount a counter-attack.
Both hit it off against Punjab pacer Arshdeep Singh for 16 runs.
Ishaan led the way in his maiden fifty-plus partnership with Cameron Green (23 off 18 balls) when their five-time title-winning captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed for a three-ball zero in his 200th match for the franchise. Later showed the way.
The left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman was at his combative best and got Mumbai off to a good start in the company of Suryakumar.
It was then Suryakumar’s show that lit up Mohali as he smashed a 23-ball half-century, his third of the season and 19th overall, batting with disdain against Sam Curran.
Suryakumar, who came in as an impact substitute for debutant Akash Madhwal, suddenly opened the face of his blade to a wide Curran delivery and cleared the backward point boundary with utmost ease.
Curran returned with a wide full delivery and Surya had no problem reaching it as he got on his knee to take the ball 87-metres.
On the next ball, he gave a return catch to Curran but it was too difficult for the fast bowler as he hit two more fours to collect 23 runs from the over.
There was no looking back for the MI duo, who kept scoring boundaries from the last five overs to bring the equation to 45 runs.
Earlier, Livingstone brought up his first half-century of the season in 32 balls and finished as the top scorer with an unbeaten 82 (42b) studded with seven fours and four sixes.
Giving Livingstone a full backing, PBKS gloveman Sharma continued to impress as he remained unbeaten on 49 (27b) in a fourth-wicket partnership of 119 off just 53 balls.
Livingstone was at his fiery best when he hit his English teammate Jofra Archer for three consecutive sixes in the 19th over.
There was no slam-bang approach but sheer orthodox hitting on both sides of the wicket by the Vidarbha keeper-batsman.
Sharma looked fluent, be it against the moves of legspinner Chawla or the pace of Archer as he hit five fours and two sixes, just one run away from his maiden IPL half-century.
MI were given big time by their star English pacer Archer, who looked rusty and scored 56 runs from his entire quota.
It was yet another poor performance from the MI bowlers at the back-end as they conceded 115 off 48 balls to register their fourth consecutive 200-plus score.
At 99/3 in 12 overs after Chawla’s brilliant spell of 2/29, MI were in a tight spot after Rohit Sharma opted to bowl.
The pair of Livingstone and Sharma took the lead in the next over when they clean bowled Archer in an over that yielded 21 runs.
Returning from injury, Archer looked at ease and bowled a waist-high full toss that would have been a nasty blow but his English teammate managed to put it away.
After this, Sharma expressed his anger by hitting Archer for four fours.
Batting-belter, Chawla smartly varied his tempo and quietly worked his way up, dismissing the dangerous-looking Shikhar Dhawan (30; 20b) and Matthew Short (27; 26b) in the middle overs.
After being relieved on 23, Dhawan started to break the shackles and hit Chawla for a boundary over the bowler’s head.
Dhawan tried to repeat the same in the next ball but this time the experienced legspinner had the last laugh when he changed his length to dismiss the lefthander.
Fresh from their humongous win against Chennai, PBKS didn’t find their mojo in front after Rohit Sharma opted to bowl.
Returning to the same venue where their bowlers had bundled out Lucknow Super Giants for a mammoth 257/5, PBKS started on a shaky note.
Prabhsimran Singh was dismissed in the second over, while Dhawan was as slow as ever.
(With inputs from PTI)