The 17th match of the IPL 2021 between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians took place yesterday. Let’s have a look at the article to know about the exciting moments of the game.
IPL 2021 Match 17 (Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians)
Defending champions Mumbai Indians got defeated by Punjab Kings in Chennai on Friday. Punjab got the victory by 9 wickets. Mumbai scored 131 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. KL Rahul’s team reached the port of victory with 14 balls to spare in reply. The team has won after losing 3 matches in a row.
After losing the toss, Mumbai Indians lost 2 wickets to put up only 26 runs on the board. But then dashing opener captain Rohit Sharma took the helm of the team. He put on 79 run-partnership for the third wicket with Suryakumar Yadav. But he failed to increase the speed of scoring. When Suryakumar got out, the team score was 105 runs in 16.1 overs. After that Kieron Pollard and Pandya brothers went down to bat but could not speed up to score. As a result, the team had to be satisfied with 131 runs. Rohit scored the maximum for Mumbai, he scored 63 runs in 52 balls in 5 fours and 2 sixes. Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets each for Punjab.
Punjab got off to a good start coming down to chase an easy target of 132 runs. Rahul scored 53 runs on the opening wicket with Mayank Agarwal. After Agarwal getting out, the captain finished the rest of the job with Chris Gayle. Captain Rahul played an unbeaten 60-run inning hitting in 3 fours and 3 sixes from 52 balls. Besides, 25 runs came from Agarwal’s bat and Gayle remained unbeaten on 43 off 35 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Punjab Kings moves up to the fifth position in the points table after winning the match and Mumbai Indians is in the fourth position in the points table after losing.
Mumbai Indians – 131/6 (20.0)
Punjab Kings – 132/1 (17.4)
Result – Punjab Kings won by 9 wickets
Player of the Match – KL Rahul
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