Punjab Kings set a mammoth target of 215 runs in front of Mumbai.
Captain Sam Karan responsibly scored a brilliant half-century.
New Delhi. The team of Mumbai Indians, who have won the IPL 5 times, is competing with Punjab (MI vs PBKS) to score a hat-trick of victories. Rohit Sharma had decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Rohit Sharma and Co. made their debut on the home ground very impressive. Punjab had lost 4 of its batsmen within 100 runs. But 24-year-old captain Sam Curran, who came to bat, overshadowed Mumbai alone.
In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, Sam Karan got the command of the team. After the fall of the initial 4 wickets, it seemed difficult for Punjab to reach the score of 160. But Captain Sam Karan and Harpreet Singh Bhatia found their footing. There was a 92-run partnership between the two batsmen. Harpreet Singh got out after playing an innings of 41 runs but Sam Karan thrashed Mumbai fiercely. He played a blistering inning of 55 runs in just 29 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes and changed the direction of the match. Due to the captaincy innings, Punjab set a huge target of 214 runs in front of Mumbai.
Jitesh Sharma deals in sixes
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After Sam Karan, Jitesh Sharma started sprinkling salt on Mumbai’s burn. He dealt only in sixes, in his innings of 25 runs, Jitesh took only 1 run. In 7 balls, Jitesh played an important role in taking the team’s score past 200 by hitting 4 sixes. Rohit Sharma and Co. did not start well in this season. But the team has made a comeback by registering a spectacular win in the last 3 matches. Now it has to be seen whether Rohit Sharma’s team is able to achieve the huge target on the home ground against Punjab or not.
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Tags: IPL 2023, MI vs PBKS, Rohit sharma, Sam Curran
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 22, 2023