MI have heroically chased down yet another high score against PBKS in Indian Premier League and registered a win. Despite of Captain Rohit Sharma failing again and again but their high rated batting line up just made sure a win for the team from almost an impossible situation.
PBKS set huge target for MI
Punjab Kings led by Shikar Dhawan is one of the strongest team with excellent openers, hard hitter middle order batsman and of course down the order bowling until. On may 3, PBKS set the huge target of 215 for Mumbai Indians. All thanks to the middle order batsman Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma who smashed 82 of 42 and 49 of 27 respectively. Their partnership of 119 of just 52 balls set a great foundation to set a huge target of 215 for MI.
Went Early MI Captain Rohit Sharma
Yet another disappointment innings for opener captain Rohit Sharma. His come and go routine continues in this season of IPL. In the chase of 215, he went without disturbing the score and went on duck after playing 3 balls. Rohit is one of top 10 leading scorer in IPL scoring 6063 runs in 236 matches. He have 1 century and 41 half centuries in his name. Over all he is a tough customer to deal but as a player he failed in the last game and that can happen to any player.
Opener Ishan and the Unorthodox Surya Took the Charge
After MI captain departure early and Cameron Green with 23 of 18 balls ,Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav started the momentum. They smashed 6 sixes and 15 fours together. Ishan scored 75 of 41 balls. Surya scored 66 of 31 balls. When Surya got out MI were 170 for 3 in 15.1 over. And when Ishan got out MI were 178 for 4 in 16.1 over. MI needed 38 of 23 balls after duo got out. Any team will take that target in any given day. Cameo by previous game’s hero Tim David and Tilak Varma with 19 of 1o and 26 of 10 respectively led the victory for the team in just 18.5 over.
Thus MI won yet another high scoring match with an ease. MI is known for their Middle order blast and that came in a right time and took the team home with over and ball left. That will surely enhance their run rate.