Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians are back on the winning track in IPL 2021. The team defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in their 11th match. The team has moved from 7th to 5th position in the table. The team has 10 points. Playing first, Punjab’s team could only score 135 runs for 6 wickets. Aiden Markram scored the highest 42 runs. In reply, Mumbai achieved the target for 4 wickets in 19 overs. Earlier, Mumbai had lost in the first three matches of the second leg. Left-handed batsman Saurabh Tiwary, playing in place of Ishan Kishan, scored the highest 45 runs. This is Punjab’s 7th defeat in 11 matches. The team has come from 5th to 6th number.
Chasing the target, the team of Mumbai Indians could not start well. On the third and fourth balls of the fourth over, leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi dismissed Rohit Sharma (8) and Suryakumar Yadav (0). Saurabh Tiwary and Quinton de Kock (27) added 45 runs for the third wicket after the fall of 2 wickets for 16 runs. Shami bowled de Kock. On the other hand, Saurabh scored 45 runs off 37 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes and was dismissed by Ellis.
Pandya’s catch left for 7 runs
The players of Punjab Kings remained in loss due to poor fielding. In the 14th over, Harpreet Brar dropped the catch of Hardik Pandya off Arshdeep Singh. He was only on 7 runs at that time. Mumbai had to score 40 runs in the last 4 overs. Shami gave 11 runs in the 17th over. Hardik Pandya hit a six and a four. Left-handed Arshdeep Singh gave 13 runs in the 18th over. Pollard hit a six and a four. 16 runs were needed in the last 2 overs. Shami gave away 17 runs in the 19th over. Pandya won by hitting a six. Pandya remained unbeaten on 40 off 30 balls. Hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. Pollard remained unbeaten on 15 off 7 balls. Hit a four and a six. Both shared an unbeaten 45-run partnership off 23 balls.
38 runs scored in first 6 overs
Earlier, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma decided to bowl after winning the toss. 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 fours against Trent Boult and Bumrah. 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 gave 2 blows in an over
Kieran Pollard, who came to bowl in the 7th over, took 300 wickets in T20 cricket with two big blows to Punjab by showing Chris Gayle (1) and then Rahul the way to the pavilion. Rahul scored 21 runs in 22 balls. In the next over, Bumrah made Nichols Pooran (2) leg before. Aiden Markram took over the team. 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. He scored 42 runs. Deepak Hooda also scored 28 runs. Bumrah and Pollard took 2-2 wickets for Mumbai.