Punjab Kings (PBKS) returned to winning ways, hammering Mumbai Indians by nine wickets in match 17 of IPL 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk) in Chennai. Batting first, MI only managed to post 131 for 6 on the board. In response, PBKS got home with ease, with 14 balls to spare. Here are the player ratings for the PBKS vs MI match.
KL Rahul (9/10)
Led from the front. Made an unbeaten 60 off 52 balls in the chase. His three fours and as many sixes to guide the team home.
Mohammed Shami (9/10)
Was back to his best. Picked up two scalps and conceded only 21. Sent back Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya.
Ravi Bishnoi (9/10)
Made an instant impact in his first game. Had identical figures to Mohammed Shami. Dismissed Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.
Chris Gayle (8.5/10)
Came in and gave good company to KL Rahul. Just when it seemed the pressure was building after Mayank Agarwal’s dismissal, hit an unbeaten 43 off 35 with two five sixes and two fours. Was there at the end with Rahul as PBKS romped home.
Moises Henriques (7/10)
Opened the bowling and kept things extremely tight. Did not get a wicket, but conceded only 12 in his three overs.
Mayank Agarwal (6.5/10)
Got PBKS off to a good start with the bat. Eased his way to 25 with a few fluent boundaries but could not carry on.
Deepak Hooda (6/10)
Bowled three overs for 15, throttling the opponents. Got the wicket of Quinton de Kock.
Arshdeep Singh (5/10)
Bowled a good ball to dismiss Hardik Pandya. Went for 28 in three overs.
Fabian Allen (2/10)
Was expensive on a responsive pitch. Went for 30 in his three.
Nicholas Pooran (No rating. Did not bat)
Shahrukh Khan (No rating. Did not bat)
Rohit Sharma (9/10)
Held the innings together for MI. Was the best batsman on display for the team. Made a well-compiled 63 in 45 balls to give his side a competitive total on a tough Chennai track.
Rahul Chahar (8/10)
Bowled an excellent spell, giving away on 19 runs in his four overs. Took the only wicket to fall in the PBKS innings, getting rid of Mayank Agarwal for 25.
Suryakumar Yadav (7/10)
Got another start but failed to convert it. Was dismissed for 33 from 27, trying to take on Ravi Bishnoi.
Jayant Yadav (6.5/10)
Bowled well without much luck. Was hit for a few big shots by Chris Gayle but also beat him multiple times without finding the edge.
Jasprit Bumrah (6/10)
Bowled his three overs for 21. Did not have many runs to make an impact.
Kieron Pollard (5/10)
Got one big six. Was unbeaten on 16 from 12.
Trent Boult (4/10)
Was expensive, going for 30 in 2.4 overs. Could not build any pressure.
Krunal Pandya (3/10)
Couldn’t get the big hits. Cut a short, slower ball from Mohammed Shami to sweeper cover having scored three. Was hammered for 31 in his three overs.
Quinton de Kock (2/10)
Failed to get going again. Was out for 3 trying to break free.
Ishan Kishan (2/10)
Was promoted to number three, but found the going very tough. Made 6 off 17 balls, perished to Ravi Bishnoi trying to cut him.
Hardik Pandya (1/10)
Had another poor match. Was out for 1, trying to take on Arshdeep Singh.