Rohit Sharma won the toss and asked the Punjab-based team to bat first. The visitors began their inning on a decent note as both the openers, Prabhsimran Singh (26) and Matthew Short (11), striked well in the powerplay. Furthermore, Atharva Taide’s (29) knock gave PBKS a significant push in the middle overs. Towards the end, Harpreet Singh (41) provided some quick-fire runs along with captain Sam Curran (55), who smashed unbelievable half-century. Curran batted at the strike rate of 189.66 which consisted five fours and four sixes. Both the batters scored 92 runs for the fifth wicket partnership which helped PBKS to reach 214 runs. Not to forget Jitesh Sharma’s (25) match winning knock which was the difference maker between both sides. Sharma’a outing included four sixes in just seven deliveries which set the momentum for the Curran-led side in the second innings.
In the chase, MI approached with attacking manner with captain Rohit Sharma (44) scoring at high strike rate. Post positive start, Cameron Green (67) and Suryakumar Yadav (57) were smooth in the chase until Green’s wicket in the 16th over. Both batters added 75 runs for the third wicket partnership. Tim David (13) also tried his best but couldn’t win two points for MI.
PBKS were panicking throughout the innings until the final few overs where they got momentum with the ball. Arshdeep Singh led with some intent as he plucked four wickets. One wicket each was also bagged by Liam Livingstone and Nathan Ellis.
Sam Curran was adjudged Player of the Match for his brilliant batting show. Following this win, PBKS have registered their fourth game of the season and are now placed fifth on the points table.
Punjab Kings: 214/8, Overs 20, Sam Curran 55, Piyush Chawla 2/15
Mumbai Indians: 201/6, Overs 20, Cameron Green 67, Arshdeep Singh 4/29