Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday. With this win, PKBS moved to the 5th spot in the IPL 2021 points table, behind MI, who are on 4th due to a superior net run rate.
Chasing a target of 132, PBKS won the game by 9 wickets and 14 balls to spare. Skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gave PBKS a bright start. The pair added 53 runs for the opening wicket before Rahul Chahar dismissed the latter in the 8th over. However, Rahul and Chris Gayle made sure that PBKS won the game without any more hiccups.
Earlier, MI, after being put on to bat first, experienced a shaky start as Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan were dismissed for cheap by Deepak Hooda and Ravi Bishnoi, respectively. However, skipper Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav steadied their ship, adding 79 runs for the third wicket before the latter was dismissed for 33 by Bishnoi as well.
Mohammed Shami then dismissed Rohit (63) and Krunal Pandya (3) on either side of Hardik Pandya’s wicket in the penultimate over, which was bowled by Arshdeep Singh. Mi were eventually reduced to 131/6 with Kieron Pollard unbeaten on 16. For PBKS, Shami and Bishnoi picked up two wickets each while Hooda and Arshdeep got a wicket each.
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