KL Rahul led from the front as Punjab Kings finished their three-game losing streak in the Indian Premier League 2021 with a reverberating win against the mighty Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. An overwhelming performance with the ball was followed by dependable innings from the top-order batsman as Punjab Kings squashed reigning champions Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets in Chennai. With their second win of the period, Punjab additionally rose to the fifth spot in the points table. Pursuing 132, KL Rahul scored a dependable 52-ball 60* and was capably supported by Chris Gayle with his unbeaten 43 off 35. Prior, Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi confined Mumbai to 131 for 6 after Punjab welcomed them to bat first.
The wicket was dry and slow, so it wasn’t easy to smash the ball over the park. Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard played maturely and led Mumbai to a total of 131. The target they had set up for the Punjab Kings was not that much questioned but the Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack was being backed to defend it. With the likes of Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar who has been in great form, it would not have been surprising if Mumbai Indians took this one home.
The decision to bring in Ravi Bishnoi proved helpful for the Punjab Kings as he just gave away 21 runs in his four overs and picked up two important wickets of Ishan Kishan and the in-form man Suryakumar Yadav.
Punjab Kings, after a cap stunt of losses, pulled off their second win of IPL 2021 subsequent to beating reigning champs Mumbai Indians by nine wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. Showing others how it’s done, captain KL Rahul stayed unbeaten on 60 off 52 balls on a troublesome pitch to get his side over the line. Mayank Agarwal helped the Punjab Kings get a good start as he scored 25 runs of 20 deliveries smashing four boundaries and one maximum.
Mumbai Indians are the best side in the IPL history, with five titles added to their cabinet. Each season they enter the opposition as large top picks and they are the group to beat. It was a challenge in front of the Punjab Kings to get things done but the top-order of the Punjab Kings made it look easy even on a wicket like this.
Apart from KL Rahul, Chris Gayle likewise played a pivotal innings as he scored an unbeaten 43 off 35, that also playing against his temperament. While Rahul crushed three sixes during his innings, Gayle cleared the fence only a single time. Gayle took as much time as is needed to settle down and once in a while played an assaulting shot until he got a beginning and sped up in the last phases of the match, hitting 2 sixes and five fours during his innings.
Prior, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma scored 63 off 52 balls however the disappointment of their center request cost them one more match as they oversaw just 131 for six from their 20 overs.
In the wake of beating Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings moved to the fifth spot on the IPL 2021 Points Table, with two successes from three matches. The reigning champ, notwithstanding enduring their third loss of the period, stayed on the fourth spot, because of their marginally unrivaled net run-rate.
Punjab Kings next take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday (April 26) while Mumbai Indians are facing Rajasthan Royals at the Feroz Shah Stadium in New Delhi three days after the fact.