Indian T20 League 2021- Mumbai vs Punjab Match Report and Highlights
After the frequent defeats at the start of the 2nd leg of the Indian T20 league, Mumbai made a great comeback by defeating team Punjab in a thrilling T20 match. Mumbai defeated Punjab by 6 wickets; by doing this, the team reached the top 5 in the points table of the Indian T20 league 2021. Let’s take a look at the team’s performance and figures of the MUMBAI versus PUNJAB T20 match.
On Tuesday 28th September, team Mumbai Indian has finally made their comeback in the tournament of the Indian T20 league by defeating team Kolkata by 6 wickets in the 42nd match. This is a great signal by team Mumbai off their returning to the winning track. The match was played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The captain of the team, Mumbai Rohit Sharma, won the toss and opted to field first. The decision by the MUMBAI skipper turned into a winning point as their restricted team Punjab to 135/6 only. Later while chasing the target, Mumbai captured the match in 19 only after losing 4 wickets. For team Mumbai, Saurabh Tiwary scored 45 runs in 37 balls, which includes 3 fours and 2 sixes. Apart from Saurabh Tiwary, Quinton de Kock scored 27 runs.
Team Mumbai’s innings
To chase the target of 135 runs, team Mumbai had a great start. For team Mumbai, Hardik Pandya shows his great batting performance with an explosive knock of 40 runs in 30 balls while remaining not out. In his 40 runs contribution, Hardik hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. This is a great indication of the return of the star all-rounder Hardik Pandya; earlier, he was struggling with his batting performance.
This great contribution from Pandya led the team Mumbai to the victory and also so that team got to two points in the crucial T20 match. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard had a great partnership of 45 runs in 23 balls, which turned into a match-winning bye partnership with 40 Mumbai. Kieron Pollard scored 50 runs in 7 balls with the help of 1 four and 1 six.
Team Punjab’s innings
While bowling first, team Mumbai kept Punjab batsmen under control with the help of their brilliant bowling and fielding. Mumbai restricted Punjab’s team to 135/6. For Punjab, Aiden Markram scored 42 runs in 29 balls with the help of 6 fours. Apart from Markram, Deepak Hooda also scored 28 runs; Harpreet Brar has scored 14 runs while remaining not out. Captain of team Punjab KL Rahul scored 21 runs, and Mandeep Singh has scored 15 runs. The bowler of team Punjab, Ravi Bishnoi, did great bowling and dismissed two Mumbai players for 25 runs in his 4 overs spell. Apart from him, Nathan Ellis and Mohammed Shami took one wicket each.
For team Mumbai, Kieron Pollard took 2 wickets by giving 8 runs in one over for Mumbai. Jasprit Bumrah also took to wickets with the help of his controlled bowling. Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya took one wicket each.
With this victory against team Punjab, team Mumbai has 10 points out of 11 matches. This was the fifth win off Ti Mumbai, and the team has reached number 5 in the Indian T20 League points table. Apart from team Mumbai, team Punjab lost their seventh match out of 11 T20 matches. With this defeat, the team is at number 6 in the points table with eight points.
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