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IPL 2021, PBKS vs MI Highlights: Rahul, Gayle guide Punjab to nine-wicket win

IPL 2021, PBKS vs MI Highlights: Punjab Kings managed to break their three-match losing streak with a nine-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Friday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 23, 2021 11:08:51 pm
IPL 2021, PBKS vs MI Highlights: The match was held in Chennai.

IPL 2021, PBKS vs MI Highlights: Punjab Kings (PBKS) notched up their second win in the ongoing IPL 2021 by defeating Mumbai Indians (MI) by nine wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday.

Sent to bat first, MI struggled in the opening powerplay but a 79-run third-wicket partnership between Rohit Sharma (63) and Suryakumar Yadav (33) steadied the ship for the champions. At the end of 20 overs, they posted 131/6 on the scoreboard. Chasing, PBKS got off to a bright start before Mayank Agarwal (25) was sent back by Rahul Chahar. Afterwards, KL Rahul (60*) and Chris Gayle (43*) wrapped things up comfortably with 14 balls left to spare.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 17

Punjab Kings

132/1 (17.4)
vs

Mumbai Indians

131/6 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 17 )
Punjab Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets

Live Blog

IPL 2021, PBKS vs MI Highlights:

22:59 (IST)23 Apr 2021
PUNJAB KINGS WIN BY NINE WICKETS!

Two sixes, a four... and that's it! Game over! Not even Boult can stop the inevitable as he concedes 17 runs in just four balls... Rahul and Gayle finish on 60* and 43* respectively. Punjab Kings finally manage to break their losing streak! PBKS: 132/1 (17.4 overs)

22:55 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Rahul hits fifty as Punjab inch closer

Rahul brings up his fifty with a single off Bumrah! 50 balls, two fours and two sixes... a solid innings during such a tricky run-chase. The MI pacer tries to nab a wicket for his team but alas... Gayle (36*) punishes him with a four in the end. PBKS: 115/1 (17 overs)

22:48 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Punjab need 24 more runs to win

Gayle seems to be growing in confidence as he hits Jayant for yet another six. But Mumbai try to bounce back... Krunal comes in and bowls three dots against Rahul (49*). Gayle (30*) does end the over with a four though. 24 off 24 now. PBKS: 108/1 (16 overs)

22:37 (IST)23 Apr 2021
FOUR! FOUR! SIX!

Gayle (19*) continues the momentum on his own as he smacks Jayant for back-to-back boundaries! One to the long leg fence and another through the gap between deep mid-wicket and long-on. Because of the costly over, Rohit introduces Pollard into the attack next. Rahul (48*) assumes some responsibility and hammers home a six! 23 runs from the last two overs. PBKS: 93/1 (14 overs)

22:26 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Gayle brings back the boundaries for Punjab

After scoring just 11 runs from the last four overs, Gayle (8*) decides to up the ante to inject some confidence into the team. The Universe Boss takes on Chahar and helps the ball on its way to the fine leg fence. Pressure released. PBKS: 70/1 (12 overs)

22:18 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Rahul, Gayle take it slow and steady

Ever since Mayank's departure, Punjab have fallen into a slump. Failing to hit any boundaries since the dismissal, both Rahul (33*) and Gayle (3*) try to keep rotating the strike against Jayant and Chahar. Mumbai are in the driving seat now. PBKS: 62/1 (10 overs)

22:07 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Chahar gets breakthrough

Rahul Chahar gets the breakthrough! Mayank Agarwal tries to loft him over long on, but SKY latches on to the catch. Mayank goes for 25. Jamaican juggernaut Chris Gayle joins KLR at 3. Another great over by Chahar, 4 runs and a wicket in it.

PBKS 56/1 after 8

22:02 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Punjab cruise towards target

Mayanks times a very late cut for four to third man as Bumrah bowls his second over. Punjab get 45 runs without a wicket in the Powerplay. Working class hero Krunal Pandya brought back into the attack as the safety of the non-Powerplay overs ensue. The batsmen revert to placing their shots around for singles.

PBKS 52/0 after 7

21:52 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Chahar plugs the run flow

Mayank gets a cut shot to burst through Ishan Kishan to get four as Boult bowls the 4th. A four off a no ball as the ball slips from Boult's hands and goes for a beamer. Runs are flowing for Punjab. The required run rate has come down below 6 already. Rahul Chahar's leg spin thrown into the mix in the 5th over. Big turn!  Just 3 runs from Chahar's over. MI were 17/1 at this stage.

PBKS are 40/0 after 5 overs

21:43 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Bumrah attacks, but Rahul has last laugh

Bumrah brought in to tighten the leash in the 3rd over, he gets the ball to climb up awkwardly to Rahul. Rahul has the last laugh, getting a six off a top edge to fine leg.

PBKS 25/0 after 3

21:37 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Krunal Pandya smashed for 15 runs in 2nd over

Krunal Pandya bowls the 2nd over. KL Rahul finds the gap on the offside to get four. The next ball is a short ball, Rahul rocks back and crashes a four on the leg side. MI change their field around. Rahul steals a quick single again. Mayank makes room and crashes a six over extra cover. 15 runs from the 2nd over!

PBKS 16/0 after 2

21:33 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Trent Boult bowls a tight first over

Welcome back! College buddies KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal walk out to begin Punjab's chase of 132. Trent Boult has the new ball. If any bowling attack can defend 131, it is the MI one. Here we go! Lot of intensity from the Mumbai inner circle, not an inch given. Rahul steals a quick single with a flick off the pad. Mayank fails to do so.

PBKS 1/0 after 1

21:13 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Punjab Kings need 132 runs to win!

After Rohit's departure, second-in-command Pollard (16*) takes all the responsibility on his shoulders for the final two overs. He clubs Arshdeep for a massive six but his partner, Hardik (1) falls to the pacer in the same over. Krunal (3) joins Pollard in the middle, but Shami weaves his magic and scalps his wicket in the final over... giving away just six runs in the process. MI: 131/6 (20 overs)

20:56 (IST)23 Apr 2021
CAUGHT OUT!

PBKS are in dreamland now! Shami makes things worse for Mumbai as he dismisses Rohit on 63! The skipper swipes his bat at a low full toss but it went flat and down the throat of Allen at deep backward square leg. Up next, Hardik. MI: 112/4 (17.3 overs)

20:49 (IST)23 Apr 2021
WICKET!

Bishnoi comes back into the attack and he instantly picks up his second wicket of the night! The spinner breaks the 79-run partnership as he removes SKY (33) from the equation. A failed reverse-sweep and an easy catch by Gayle. MI: 105/3 (16.1 overs)

20:47 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Mumbai set their eyes on big finish

The boundaries keep on coming! The dangerous pair have set their sights on a big finish and they continue the momentum in Shami's over too. SKY (33*) punishes the pacer with a cracking four through mid-wicket. Eight runs off it. MI: 105/2 (16 overs)

20:32 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Rohit reaches his first half-century of IPL 2021!

Through the partnership between Rohit and SKY, Mumbai are on the frontfoot right now. The skipper takes on Bishnoi and chops one away behind square on the off-side for a boundary to bring up his first fifty of the season. 40 balls, four fours and two sixes. On the other side, SKY (25*) continues to support Rohit (53*)... this time with a cheeky boundary through deep. MI: 88/2 (14 overs)

20:23 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Rohit, Surya keep the fight going...

After SKY (11*) joined in on the fun, hitting Arshdeep for his first four of the night, Rohit (46*) continues with his confidence. Hooda comes back into the attack and Rohit pummels a pull over mid-wicket for a maximum. 10 runs off the over. MI: 66/2 (12 overs)

20:14 (IST)23 Apr 2021
SIX!

And there's the first six of the contest! Rohit (36*) takes on the Caribbean spinner again and hits his full toss perfectly. Proper pressure release from the opener and it goes over everyone's heads to deep mid-wicket. SKY's on 4*. MI: 49/2 (10 overs)

20:05 (IST)23 Apr 2021
Rohit finds his groove, hits two fours

In an attempt to get his team out of the ongoing rut, skipper Rohit (27*) hits two back-to-back boundaries! Fabian Allen comes in and gets punished with two fours to the backward point in his opening two deliveries. 11 runs off the over. MI: 37/2 (8 overs)

Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma, Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton De Kock (WK), Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh.

Punjab Kings Squad: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.

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