IPL: Rahul-Gayle's aggressive batting, Punjab beat Mumbai easily - Newztezz Online


Friday, April 23, 2021

IPL: Rahul-Gayle's aggressive batting, Punjab beat Mumbai easily

Due to KL Rahul's half-century and Chris Gayle's strong game, Punjab Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets in the match played in Chennai. 
This was the 5th match of both the teams in IPL 2021. After 5 matches, Mumbai got the third defeat, while the Punjab Kings got the second win. With this victory, the points tally also saw a change in the places of both teams. Mumbai Indians has slipped to number 5 in the points tally. At the same time, Punjab Kings has climbed to number six.

In the match, the toss was won by the Punjab Kings and Mumbai was bowled first. Mumbai Indians scored 131 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs thanks to captain Rohit Sharma's half-century innings and 33 runs off 27 balls made by Suryakumar Yadav. Rohit Sharma scored 63 off 52 balls, which was the 40th half-century of his IPL career. Rohit's innings included 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Half century debut of Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings got off to a brilliant start to chase down the target of 132 runs from Mumbai Indians. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal added 53 runs for the opening wicket. However, after this, Mayank Agarwal was caught by Suryakumar Yadav off the ball of Rahul Chahar and the Punjab Kings got the first blow.

Mayank completes 1000 runs for Punjab Kings

Mayank Agarwal scored 25 runs off 20 balls, which included 4 fours and 1 six. With this 25-run inning, Mayank Agarwal became the batsman who scored more than 1000 runs for Punjab Kings. Mayank achieved this feat as soon as he scored the 19th run of his inning.

KL Rahul's half-century and victory support

Well, if Mayank went, Chris Gayle came to the crease to support KL Rahul. And there was an unbeaten half-century partnership between the two for the second wicket. Meanwhile, KL Rahul, playing the captaincy innings, also completed his half-century off 50 balls. KL Rahul remained unbeaten after scoring 60 runs off 52 balls, which included 3 fours and 3 sixes. Gayle remained unbeaten after scoring 43 runs from 35 balls. Gayle's game consisted of 5 fours and 2 sixes. Thanks to the amazing game of Rahul and Gayle, Mumbai has been forced to lose 2 consecutive matches in the IPL for the first time after 2018.


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