PBKS vs MI: Ishan Kishan, and Surya Kumar Yadav helped Mumbai chase a huge target and won the match by 6 wickets

Mumbai Indians once again successfully chased down a 200+ total in the IPL 2023. Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav helped Mumbai register a huge victory over Punjab Kings by 6 wickets at Mohali.

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PBKS vs MI: Ishan Kishan, and Surya Kumar Yadav helped Mumbai chase a huge target and won the match by 6 wickets

Mumbai Indians once again successfully chased down a 200+ total in the IPL 2023. Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav helped Mumbai register a huge victory over Punjab Kings by 6 wickets at Mohali.

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Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Kumar produced a superb effort with the bat as Mumbai Indians completed a gigantic 215-run chase against Punjab Kings and won the match by six wickets in Mohali on Wednesday. The pair added 116 runs for the third wicket after Mumbai were 54/2 in the powerplay. Ishan scored 75 in 41 balls before getting out to Arshdeep Singh. Nathan Ellis dismissed Surya Kumar Yadav, who scalped two wickets in his full quota. Tilak Varma and Tim David joined the chase and wrapped the contest with no issues. Arshdeep, who had emerged as the hero in the reverse fixture played at Wankhede, was a big flop in Mohali as he leaked 66 runs in the 3.5 overs he bowled. Read the match report of the PBKS vs MI clash and share your thoughts in the comments.

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PBKS vs MI: IPL 2023 Match Report

A hot & cold start from Punjab with the bat

Arshad Khan drew the first blood after coming into the ball in the second over. He dismissed Prabhsimran Singh for 9 runs. Matthew Short joined the action and opened his account with a boundary. Arshad Khan banged short against Matthew Short, who pulled it over the square leg region for a maximum. Arshad then bowled it full, drifting on the batter’s pads, who guided it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 12 runs came in Arshad Khan’s second over as PBKS reached 35/1 in 4 overs.

Arshad Khan had Prabhsimran Singh edging behind in his first over | Sportz Point
Arshad Khan had Prabhsimran Singh edging behind in his first over
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Rohit brought in Piyush Chawla to bowl the final powerplay over and he was welcomed with a lofted drive straight over the bowler’s head for a boundary by Dhawan. The PBKS skipper then swept it towards the square region, which resulted in another four. 10 runs came off the over as Punjab accumulate 50/1 in powerplay.

Liam Livingstone & Jitesh Shamra’s partnership turned the match completely

Dhawan got stumped on 30 in Piyush Chawla’s second over as Punjab lost their second wicket of the evening. Liam Livingstone joined the attack. After some singles, he played a late cut which helped Punjab reach 78 runs in the first 10 overs. Piyush Chawla came to bowl his final over and got the wicket of Matthew Short. The bowler cleaned up Short for 27(26).

PBKS vs MI: Piyush Chawla got the big wicket of Shikhar Dhawan | Sportz Point
Piyush Chawla got the big wicket of Shikhar Dhawan
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Jofra Archer came back into the attack and he started with a beamer against Livingstone. Following the beamer, Archer conceded four boundaries in his over as 21 runs came off the 13th over. Livingstone welcomed Arshad Khan with back-to-back boundaries. He and Jitesh then happily rotated the strike before Livingstone finished it with another boundary. The pair also brought up the 50-run partnership in 23 balls. Liam Livingstone hit Akash Madhwal for a boundary towards the cover region, which also brought up his half-century. He took 32 deliveries to reach the milestone. Jitesh Sharma then hit the pacer for another four in the over. 12 runs come off it as PBKS reached 178/3 in 18 overs.

PBKS vs MI: Liam Livingstone slaps one through covers | Sportz Point
Liam Livingstone slapped one through the covers
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119 runs partnership between Livingstone & Jitesh Sharma set the perfect tone for the match

Jofra Archer came to bowl his last over. Livingstone welcomed him with a six towards the long-on stands. He dispatched another one for 92-metre in the same direction. The party didn’t stop as Livingstone connected another one, once again in the same direction. The fourth and fifth balls were rotated for a single, before Archer banged it short, which beat the batter and the wicketkeeper and raced towards the fence. The umpire signaled it wide as MI challenged the decision. TV officials directed the umpire to stick to his decision. 27 runs came off the over as PBKS reached 205/3 in 19 overs.

PBKS vs MI: Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone added 119 in just 8.4 overs | Sportz Point
Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone added 119 in just 8.4 overs
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Akash Madhwal delivered an excellent final over as no boundaries came in it. Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma rotated the strike and got eight runs in it as PBKS posted 214/3 in 20 overs. Livingstone returned unbeaten on 82(42), Jitesh scored 49*(27). The pair added 119 in 53 balls. Piyush Chawla was Mumbai Indians’ best bowler as he conceded only 29 runs in his 4-over spell and scalped 2 crucial wickets. The Veteran Indian spinner is performing on a regular basis for Mumbai Indians.

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PBKS vs MI: IPL 2023 Match Report

Ishan Kishan & Cameron Green overcome after Rohit’s fall

Rohit Sharma & Ishan Kishan walked out in the middle to start the 215-run chase. Rishi Dhawan led the attack for Punjab. Rohit Sharma’s dreadful run in IPL 2023 continued as he played it straight to Matthew Short at third-man, who collected a simple catch. The MI skipper fell for 0(3). Arshdeep Singh was introduced in the attack and Cameron Green hit him for a four. Ishan Kishan then ended it with back-to-back boundaries. Impact substitute Nathan Ellis was introduced in the attack and he did an exceptional job providing Punjab Kings with a crucial breakthrough in the final ball of the powerplay. Cameron Green departed for 23(18) as MI reached 54/2 in the powerplay.

PBKS vs MI: Rohit Sharma walks back without scoring | Sportz Point
Rohit Sharma walks back without scoring
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PBKS vs MI: Sky & Ishan’s partnership shifted the momentum and helped Mumbai complete a huge target

After starting with a tight over Harpreet Brar, Ishan Kishan smashed him a four and a six. 14 runs came off the 10th over as Mumbai reached 91/2 at the halfway stage. Sam Curran was reintroduced in the attack and he was ripped apart by Suryakumar Yadav. He smashed him for two sixes and then a boundary. The bowler banged it short, which was signaled wide, following which he was hit for another four by Surya Kumar Yadav. 23 runs came off it as Suryakumar Yadav slammed a 23-ball 50. MI reached 138-2 after 13 overs.

PBKS vs MI: Surya Kumar Yadav played a brilliant inning of 66 runs | Sportz Point
Surya Kumar Yadav played a brilliant inning of 66 runs
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Nathan Ellis broke the partnership between Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar. Surya Kumar Yadav was dismissed for 66(31). Tim David joined the chase and he scored a boundary in the final ball of the over. MI reached 178/3 after 16 overs. Mumbai lost set batters in quick succession as Arshdeep Singh got rid of Ishan Kishan for 75(41). He banged it short and reduced his pace as Ishan Kishan’s shot found Rishi Dhawan at fine leg. Tilak Varma wrapped up the match in style as he smoked Arshdeep Singh for a huge six. Mumbai Indians completed the 215-run chase with seven balls to spare and won the match by six wickets.

PBKS vs MI: Ishan Kishan played a matchwinning inning of 75 runs | Sportz Point
Ishan Kishan played a matchwinning inning of 75 runs
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