Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 On Tuesday, defending champions Mumbai Indians, returning on the winning track, defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in the 42nd match of the match. In this match played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai Indians won the toss and bowled first, restricting Punjab to 135 for 6 and then winning the match in 19 overs losing four wickets. For Mumbai, Saurabh Tiwary scored 45 runs in 37 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. Apart from him, Quinton de Kock scored 27 runs.
Hardik Pandya’s explosive knock of 40 not out off 30 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes not only signaled a return to his form but also gave Mumbai a crucial two points in the crucial match. Hardik along with Kieron Pollard made a match-winning partnership of 45 runs in just 23 balls to give Mumbai a six-wicket victory. Pollard scored an unbeaten 15 off seven balls, in which he hit a four and a six. Ravi Bishnoi bowled lethally for Punjab, dismissing two players for 25 runs in four overs. Apart from them, Mohammed Shami and Nathan Ellis took one wicket each.
Earlier, Mumbai kept the Punjab batsmen under control while bowling brilliantly and restricted them to 135 for six. Aiden Markram scored 42 runs for Punjab. In this, he hit six fours in 29 balls. Apart from him, Deepak Hooda scored 28, Harpreet Brar scored 14 not out, captain KL Rahul scored 21 and Mandeep Singh scored 15 runs. Kieron Pollard took two wickets for eight runs in an over for Mumbai. Apart from him, Jasprit Bumrah got two wickets. At the same time, Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar got one success each.
With this win, Mumbai’s team has 10 points from 11 matches and has reached number five in the table. This is Mumbai’s fifth win. At the same time, Punjab has got the seventh defeat in 11 matches. The team is at number six with eight points. Chennai Super Kings are currently on top with 16 points. Delhi Capitals is also second with 16 points.