Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Completely nothing modified for Mumbai Indians this time too as they bagged yet one more defeat within the 23rd match of IPL 2022 towards Punjab Kings by 12 runs. Selecting to bowl first, MI let PBKS batters function on the pitch first the place the opening set comprising Shikhar Dhawan (70 off 50) and Mayank Agarwal (50 off 32) got here up with flying colors.

The senior batting duo stitched a sturdy opening stand of 97 runs which propelled Punjab to submit large 198 runs on the board. Jitesh Sharma’s 30* off 15 remained important in direction of the top to push the workforce’s rating to a difficult one in Pune. Whereas prime pacer Jasprit Bumrah conceded at 7.00, Basil Thampi picked two wickets to his credit score.

Odean Smith picked 4 wickets for PBKS

The opening set of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan failed to supply a promising begin to the workforce because the skipper went off after including 28 runs whereas the junior batter might solely produce three runs. The onus was once more on the center order, the place Dewald Brevis (49 off 25) smashing 4 straight sixes to Rahul Chahar did give some hope to the Blue Military, however even that couldn’t convey any luck for MI. It was Suryakumar Yadav (43 off 30) struggling alone but once more within the discipline after Tilak Varma departed and after Yadav’s dismissal, it was all curtains for MI. Odean Smith picked 4 wickets for PBKS.

Profitable skipper and Participant of the match, Mayank Agarwal mentioned:

 It was a superb night time, very blissful to contribute to the workforce’s win. The essential factor for us was the 2 factors. We will’t simply say it was runs on the board, this recreation had a number of ups and downs. There have been a number of essential moments and most of the time, we had been nailing and profitable these moments. When the sport was 50-50, we received these moments and it got here in direction of us. It wasn’t batting alone, it was intervals within the recreation. That’s the model of cricket we wish to play, we wish to play aggressive, onerous cricket. With that, we obtained to point out good mindset. We had been lots smarter as effectively.

Dropping skipper, Rohit Sharma mentioned:

It’s hardly something to search out out (any negatives), thought we performed effectively, got here fairly near closing the sport, a few run-outs didn’t assist our trigger. At one time, we had been cruising alongside, however didn’t maintain our nerves, credit score to PBKS for bowling effectively within the second half. We’re attempting to play with a unique thought course of, nevertheless it’s not understanding effectively. However I don’t wish to take the credit score out of the blokes who performed effectively and Punjab did so right now. We aren’t taking part in good cricket, we have to perceive some conditions and execute in keeping with it. They obtained off to a flier, put our bowlers underneath strain, however the pitch was good to bat on and I assumed 198 was chaseable. As I mentioned earlier, we have to return to the drawing room and are available again higher ready.

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