Death overs specialist Arshdeep shattered stumps at will in a worrying ultimate over as Punjab effectively defended 214 to get again to profitable tactics.
The victory took Punjab to the 5th spot at the issues desk as a high-flying Mumbai have been introduced all the way down to earth after a hat-trick of wins.
As It Happened
After Sam Curran‘s 29-ball 55 led Punjab Kings to an enormous 214 for 8, Mumbai Indians took the sport into the general over because of high-quality counter-attacks from Cameron Green (67 off 43 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (57 off 26 balls). The duo added 75 off most effective 36 balls.
Arshdeep struck a decisive blow within the 18th over to disregard an on-song Suryakumar with Mumbai desiring some other 33 from 15 balls, and bowled an outstanding ultimate over whilst accounting for Tilak Varma (3) and Nehal Wadhera (0) to go back with figures of 4-0-29-4.
However the hosts most effective controlled 201 for six as Arshdeep broke the middle-stump in back-to-back deliveries to ship NT Tilak Verma and Nehal Wadhera packing.
On a batting belter, Arshdeep once more confirmed why even Indian crew depends upon him in T20 video games to ship throughout the top levels of the sport.
Mumbai Indians would agree that Jitesh Sharma’s 7-ball-25 against the top did change into the adaptation even if 82 runs conceded via MI bowlers between overs 15-18 used to be some other turning level.
MI did combat neatly after conceding 117 runs within the ultimate seven overs, however their effort with the bat used to be no longer sufficient to avert a defeat in a sport through which greater than 400 runs have been scored right here on the Wankhede Stadium.
For MI, the most important acquire can be Suryakumar’s go back to shape.
It used to be in January this yr that the swashbuckling batter made his ultimate ranking in far more than 50 — 112 no longer out towards Sri Lanka at Rajkot — and after a rocky duration wherein he used to be pushed aside for an extraordinary 3 consecutive first-ball geese, the appropriate -handed batter extremely joyful a packed Wankhede Stadium with a regular Suryakumar innings.
Mumbai have been additionally rocked early via Arshdeep, who had his India teammate Ishan Kishan (1) stuck via Matthew Short for his fiftieth IPL wicket.
Rohit and Green fueled MI’s price in the rest of the powerplay, taking them to 54/1 after six overs taking their affiliation to a 76-run stand for the second one wicket, coming off 50 balls.
Rohit regarded in bold shape however fell to Liam Livingstone within the tenth over for 44 from 27 balls, studded with 4 fours and 3 sixes. Earlier, Curran justified his best billing with a very best 29-ball-55 as Punjab Kings lifted themselves from a precarious place to publish a commendable 214 for 8.
A 92-run stand for the 8th wicket with Harpreet Bhatia (41 off 28 balls) modified the process the sport with 131 runs coming within the back-10.
Arjun Tendulkar (1/48 in 3 overs), who had a few spectacular video games first up, had a just right opening spell however went for 31 in his 3rd over as 69 runs have been yielded between overs 16-18. Jofra Archer and Cameron Green went for 13 and 25 respectively within the seventeenth and 18th over.
But the hero used to be surely Curran, who hit his first fifty of IPL this season and Bhatia made a 28-ball 41 (4x4s, 2x6s) whilst including 92 runs from 50 balls for the 5th wicket to energy Punjab Kings to a frightening overall. This used to be after MI bowlers strangled their middle-order publish a promising get started.
Curran struck 5 fours and 4 sixes to lend a hand Punjab Kings soar again strongly right here on the Wankhede Stadium once they misplaced their approach within the center overs, main a powerful restoration.
Punjab Kings have been 97/4 after 13 overs however courtesy good efforts from Curran, Bhatia and Jitesh Sharma, they added 117 runs within the ultimate seven overs, with 96 runs coming at the ultimate 30 balls.
Punjab wicketkeeper-batsman Jitesh additionally equipped fireworks later, hitting 4 sixes in his seven-ball 25 ahead of being wiped clean up via Jason Behrendorff within the ultimate over.
(With inputs from PTI)