Akash Madhwal of Mumbai Indians during the Tata Indian Premier League Match 46 between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians held at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on 3rd May 2023 (Photo by : Deepak Malik / SPORTZPICS for IPL)
Debutant Madhwal fared well in the innings deaths, as he conceded just 12 runs in the 18th and limited PBKS batsmen to just 9 on the last.
Mumbai Indians recorded a 6 wicket win over Punjab Kings at Mohali on Wednesday as they successfully chased the target of 215, set by the PBKS.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to play first as PBKS managed a total of 214, overlapping Liam Livingstone’s unbeaten 82 and Jitesh Sharma’s unbeaten 49.
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Debutant Akash Madhwal fared well in the innings deaths, as he conceded just 12 runs in the 18th and limited PBKS batsmen to just 9 on the last.
Madhwal, finished the night with numbers of 3 overs 37 for none, after being caught for 16 runs in his first over.
Madhwal, 29, who represents Uttrakhand, was added as a substitute player by the Maharashtra-based side in the previous edition of the IPL, following Suryakumar’s injury which ruled him out. the campaign last year but could not start. the last time.
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Mumbai lost skipper Rohit’s precious wicket at the start of the innings as he started unmarked. But, Ishan Kishan and Cameroon Green helped steady the Mumbai ship before the Aussie fell to Nathan Ellis after contributing 23 runs on 18 balls.
Suryakumar Yadav’s blitzkrieg 66 made 31 deliveries and Kishan’s magnificent 75 of 41 proved crucial as they steered their team to victory.
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MI picked up their 5th victory of the tournament as Tim David’s 19 and Tilak Verma’s 26 helped Mumbai cross the line on the night.
Mumbai sit 6th in the table with 10 points from 9 outings, while Punjab are seventh, with 10 points from 10 outings and a lower net run rate than MI.
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