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MI vs PBKS Highlights IPL 2021: Hardik, Tiwary, Pollard guide MI to 6 wicket win

IPL 2021 MI vs PBKS Highlights: Mumbai Indians beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 28, 2021 11:39:23 pm
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Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Highlights: Mumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in their Indian Premier League match on Tuesday. Mumbai lost the early wickets of Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock but their ship was steadied by Sourav Tiwary, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard. Batting first, Punjab Kings ended their innings at 135/6 after MI bowlers bowled exceptionally to restrict them. Punjab’s top order batting problems continued as they lost KL Rahul, Manpreet and Gayle in quick fashion. Markram was the only one to hold for but he could only that much. Pollard bowled one over and took 2 wickets while Jasprit Bumrah also took 2.

Brief scores:

Punjab Kings: Aiden Markram (42), Deepak Hooda (21); Ravi Bishnoi 2/25

Mumbai Indians: Saurabh Tiwary (48), Hardik Pandya (40); Kieron Pollard 2/8, Jasprit Bumrah 2/24

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MI vs PBKS Highlights IPL 2021

23:39 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Mace-man falls like a log

Back in the day, being the tallest and heaviest on the junior circuit, Saurabh Tiwary was known as Bhim in the dressing room. Size wasn't the only inspiration for the nickname, Bhim's valour in epic battles was also a factor. It was his unbeaten game-changing knock in the under-19 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand that took India in the final, which they went on to win. Those were the days of Dhoni Mania, and Tiwary, the Jamshedpur born big-hitting batsman with straight hair, had no option. He had to be the Next Dhoni. But even  Dhoni lookalike toughie Bhims are vulnerable. So when bowler Arshdeep Singh's throw, intended for the stump, hits Tiwary's box, the batsman falls like a log. It's a situation that triggers sympathy and smiles. Even Tiwary seemed amused while he winced in pain. After a long medical break, Bhim got up to hit the next ball for a four. His 45 from 37 balls showed that once in a while Bhim does a Dhoni.

23:16 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Mumbai victorious

Shami to bowl the 19th over. Another 4. Hardik on fire. 4 again in the 5th ball. What an over this was. A 6 to end the over. And he wins it. MI win by 6 wickets.

23:08 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Pollard power

Pollard in on the act as he hits a 4 and a 6 to Arshdeep. He was not expecting those. 13 off the over. Just 2 left. MI 120/4 after 18 ovs

23:02 (IST)28 Sep 2021
The agape Saffers

Because it was two South Africans with jaws wide agape, you could believe it was the usual 'cricketing souls leaving the body' at the latest catastrophe that strikes players from that part of the world. Except, it was only a pair of shocked jaws from both. Ravi Bishnoi's last delivery was full and outside off and saw Quinton de Kock open his mouth for a gasp-ful of air before lofting it on a nice pivot. Aiden Markram in the outfield saw the skier dipping down to his right faster that he liked, and dived desperately for what would've been a sensational catch. Instead it was a dreadfully unlucky drop as Markram scampered a good distance for the ball to graze his outstretched fingers and plop out, tumbling away to a four. All through this slowly playing out punishment Markram had his heart in his open mouth. They say it's a quick burst of extra oxygen to help deal with startling events, but Markram's visage opened like a crab-cracker chasing the slippery catch. Meanwhile the bowler, the unfortunate Bishnoi who snares batters with his crab-limbed run-up, and has been taking catches with an un-creased unfazed face, stayed assiduously zip-lipped, not betraying his disappointment at the dropped catch.

23:01 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Great over

Hardik hits a 4 and a 6 in back to back balls. This is what MI have been missing. What a shot. Shami is disraught. This might be the moment that the match turns. Very good over for MI. 11 off it. 107/4 after 17 ovs.

22:57 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Great over by Ellis

What an over by Ellis. Just 3 off it. These dot balls might be expensive later. Just 4 runs off the over. MI 96/4 after 16 ovs.

22:50 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Tiwary done

And Tiwary goes. Ellis gets a big wicket. Lower ball, full and wide. Tiwary is through his slap too early, and it takes a small edge. Ball pops up but then dips low late. Rahul has to jump forward to pocket the catch. MI 92/4 after 15.1 ovs. And timeout.

22:47 (IST)28 Sep 2021
5 overs left

Bishnoi in the attack. And Tiwary hits a maximum. Full on off, and he gets low before going big. Just 8 off the over though. MI 92/3 after 15 overs

22:44 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Dropped catches

Arshdeep Singh in to ball. Hardik and Tiwary were both dropped in this over. Will it come back to haunt PBKS? Only time will tell. PBKS 84/3 after 14 ovs.

22:34 (IST)28 Sep 2021
MI steadying ship

MI are slowly and steadily building their innings. Arshdeep Singh has gets hit for a 4 by Tiwary. Just 7 off the over. MI 75/3 after 12 ovs.

22:09 (IST)28 Sep 2021
What a Sixxxxxx

Brar is brought to the attack. Tiwary hits a six in is second ball. He skips down, and slams that over long-on! MI 51/2 after 8.3 ovs.

22:02 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Another quiet over

Good over by Markram. MI slowing down a smidge. Just 5 off the 7th over. Mumbai need to get a move on. MI 35/2 after 7 ovs.

21:59 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Powerplay done

Ellis in to bowl the over. Gets it for a 4 in the second last over. Saurabh Tiwary's second boundary. Over ends at 30/2 after 6 ovs.

21:53 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Great over

Bishnoi misses his hattrick but what an over by him. Just 3 off it and 2 wickets. MI struggle at 18/2 after 4 ovs.

21:47 (IST)28 Sep 2021
SKY gone too

Aaaaaand another. Bishnoi takes his second. He is on a hattrick now. Suryakumar Yadav goes for a duck. MI 16/2 after 3.4 ovs.

21:46 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Rohit falls

Ravi Bishnoi in on the attack and a wicket. And a big wicket at that. Rohit Sharma is gone early. MI 16/1 after 3.3 ovs

21:37 (IST)28 Sep 2021
2 overs down

Shami in on the attack. Rohit hits him for a four in the second ball. 2 more runs to finish the over. MI 12/0 after 2 ovs.

21:33 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Just 5 off first over

Markram bowls a pretty tight over. Just 6 off it. Mumbai start steady. MI 5/0 after 1 over.

21:31 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Mumbai chase starts

Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma are ready to roll as Punjab start with Markram.

21:29 (IST)28 Sep 2021
PBKS end at 135/6

Hooda is also caught out in the 19th over. Coulter-Nile to bowl the 20th over. The last boundary came at over 15.1.  Just 8 off it. PBKS 135/6.

Squads:

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Shahrukh Khan, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Ellis, Adil Rashid, Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Aiden Markram, Mandeep Singh, Darsan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi BIshnoi, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Jalaj Saxena.

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

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