IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians Beat Kings XI Punjab By 48 Runs - Newztezz Online


Friday, October 2, 2020

IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians Beat Kings XI Punjab By 48 Runs

In the 13th match of IPL2020, Mumbai Indians defeated Kings XI Punjab by a big margin of 48 runs to record their second victory in the league. 
Against a huge target of 192 runs set by Mumbai, Punjab managed to score only 143 runs and lost the match by 48 runs. Only 5 Punjab batsmen were able to reach double figures. Looking at Punjab's batting line-up and form, it looked like it would give Mumbai a huge blow but nothing happened.

Chasing a target of 192, Punjab got off to a good start with opener Mayank Agarwal (17) and KL Rahul sharing a 38-run stand for the first wicket but then Karun Nair (0) got out without opening the account. With the exception of openers Nicholas Puran (44), no batsman fought against the Mumbai bowlers and at the end of 20 overs, the entire team could only score 143 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. From Mumbai, Jaspreet Bumrah, James Pattinson and Rahul Chahar took two wickets each.

Earlier, Punjab captain KL Rahul won the toss and elected to field first. The Punjab team was successful in this decision and Mumbai lost important wickets of Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav by 21 runs. Later, Rohit and Ishaan Kishan had a 61-run partnership for the third wicket but the pace of scoring slowed down. Kish scored 28 off 32 balls. However, Rohit, on the other hand, was comfortably striking the ball. He played a superb 70-run innings off 45 balls with the help of 8 fours and 3 sixes. He seemed to hit a century but Shami put a brake on his innings.

When Rohit was dismissed, the team was 124 for 4 in 16.1 overs and it looked like Punjab would have to chase a score of less than 160 but the intentions of Caron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were somewhat different. Pollard was unbeaten on 47 off 20 balls with four sixes and three fours while Hardik Pandya hit 30 off just 11 balls with three fours and two sixes. Together, the two crossed the 190-run mark. Gautam hit two sixes in the last over with four sixes. The two recorded a crucial partnership of 67 off just 23 balls.

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