It was one other surprising bowling show by the Mumbai Indians once they squared off in opposition to Punjab Kings on the PCA Stadium in Mohali. The house aspect placed on a frightening whole on the board because of Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma’s swashbuckling unbeaten partnership.
Punjab Kings didn’t make the best begin to the match after explosive opener Prabhsimran Singh was dismissed within the second over of the match with simply 9 runs to his title. Nevertheless, veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan ensured a strong powerplay for his aspect with a brisk partnership with Matthew Quick.
The Punjab skipper, who was trying in nice contact, was carried out all finally ends up by his former Indian team-mate Piyush Chawla after a fiery innings on the high of the order. Mumbai Indians wrestled again the momentum after Dhawan’s wicket as Quick struggled to get going after the sphere restrictions. However Akash Madhwal’s eleventh over, which leaked 16 runs, gave the much-needed impetus to Punjab’s innings.
However it was Liam Livingstone’s breathtaking partnership with Jitesh Sharma, which blew away the Mumbai Indians within the center overs. The duo placed on a masterclass in power-hitting, smashing 119 runs in simply 53 deliveries. Whereas Jitesh remained unbeaten on 49 runs off simply 27 deliveries, the star English all-rounder hammered 82 runs in 42 deliveries to take Punjab to a mammoth whole of 214 runs of their 20 overs.
The Mumbai bowlers have been completely clueless in opposition to Jitesh and Livingstone, none extra so than star English pacer Jofra Archer, who returned with surprising figures of 0/56 in his 4 overs, his most costly in IPL historical past. His ultimate over, which included three sixes from his compatriot Livingstone, yielded 27 runs because the Mumbai Indians conceded 200 runs with the ball for the fourth time this season.
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Jofra Archer has gone for 0/56 in 4 overs. Loopy batting by Punjab Kings!
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First crew ever to attain 200+ runs in 4️⃣ consecutive matches!
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