PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: SKY and Kishan’s blistering knocks helped MI beat PBKS in Mohali

PBKS vs MI highlights in IPL 2023: In match number 46 of the TATA IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians faced Punjab Kings at PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. After the rain stopped match number 45 happening between LSG and CSK at BRSABV Ekana cricket stadium, Lucknow, cricket fans at Mohali stadium and those watching at home were waiting to see a contest that could make their day, and that is what happened at Mohali. Runs were rained down by batters of both teams all over the ground, and a special knock from Mr. 360 of the Indian team, Surya Kumar Yadav, and the left-handed Ishan Kishan made MI chase the impossible-looking target with 7 balls remaining.

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Squads of both teams during the match

Punjab Kings: Punjab Kings beat MI in their last face-off, and this time Atharva Taide, Kagiso Rabada, and last match winner Sikandar Raza weren’t part of the playing XI; Matthew Short was playing as a top-order batter.

Punjab Kings playing XI: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (w), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, and Arshdeep Singh
Impact Player: Nathan Ellis

Mumbai Indians: Some changes happened in the MI team as Riley Meredith wasn’t playing and Nehal Wadhera got the chance to play in the MI playing XI.

Mumbai Indians playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, and Arshad Khan
Impact Player: Suryakumar Yadav

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PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Livingstone and Jitesh’s Run Storm:

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma, after winning the toss, invited Punjab Kings to bat first, and Punjab Kings started their innings with their captain Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh, a typical right-hand, left-hand combination. The right-handed Prabhsimran Singh this time failed to impact the scoreboard that much and was caught behind while trying to cut the ball to the third man. Shikhar Dhawan took charge and played some good shots around the park, but got stumped by Ishan Kishan while he was trying to charge towards the bowler to hit another boundary. Shikhar Dhawan made 30 runs in 20 balls.

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Liam Livingstone arrived at the crease and made his intentions clear and loud to the bowlers, while Piyush Chawla managed to dismiss Matthew Short. Now the most exciting batsman to watch for in the Punjab Kings team, Jitesh Sharma, walked to the crease at that point. The 12th over of the innings was running, and he targeted Jofra Archer in the 13th over and hit four fours in his over.

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Both Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma started dealing boundaries and sixes, and the task to stop them from doing that became impossible, and the duo managed to put a mammoth-looking total of 214 runs on the scoreboard with the loss of 3 wickets. This was their second-highest total against the Mumbai Indians.

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Rohit Sharma’s record number of ducks

PBKS vs MI highlights in IPL 2023: Rohit Sharma and Co. opened their innings to chase the target of 215 runs in 20 overs, and their start was not what they expected it to be as captain Rohit Sharma departed in the very first over of their innings without scoring runs. Rohit Sharma is now the record holder of maximum ducks in the IPL as a captain, along with Gautam Gambhir, who got dismissed 10 times on a duck.

Cameron Green joined the crease with Ishan Kishan and both started making runs. Cameron Green was trying to hit every ball to the boundary, while Ishan Kishan was taking his time to understand the pitch and bowlers. That’s what paid dividends later as Cameron Green departed in the final ball of the powerplay, and Surya Kumar Yadav entered and started playing his game.

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Ishan Kishan and SKY together started accelerating the runs, and there was no reverse gear to their way of playing; they rained down boundaries and sixes in Mohali, and the target, which was once looking indomitable, slowly started reaching into the grip of Mumbai Indians. SKY, before getting out, managed to make his fifty and left MI in a dominant position.

Punjab Kings bowlers tried changing the course of the match as they got wickets of SKY and Ishan Kishan in quick succession, but Tilak Varma didn’t let that happen and powered Mumbai Indians to victory.

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PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: SKY and Ishan’s Collab

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav were in sublime touch last night as both of them took the match away from the PBKS. SKY’s game plan was pretty clear: to charge on every ball and try to put it in the stands. Ishan Kishan, on the other hand, was constantly making runs that put pressure on the bowlers, and both batters took advantage of that and achieved the target of 215 runs within 18.5 overs. The duo had a partnership of 116 runs in just 55 balls, and this was also the first century partnership for the Mumbai Indians since 2020.

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Post Match

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Batters from both teams displayed their hitting capabilities; SKY was back in his form, assisted by Ishan Kishan, to register their team’s 5th win in the IPL 2023, whereas Punjab Kings Liam Livingstone and impressive young talent Jitesh Sharma played destructive knocks but in vain as SKY and Ishan Kishan’s batting overpowered theirs. The winning team is going well, whereas the Punjab Kings need to reset their strategy.

PBKS vs MI highlights IPL 2023: Post-Match Statements:

Really happy we ended up on the winning side, but feel I should have finished the game. When I went in, it was important to bat with a positive mindset and obviously support Ishan who was batting really well. I always prepare for these situations, all the plans are very clear and I just try to be myself when I walk out to bat. I had to support Ishan and also bat with a similar strike-rate to bring the game close in the end. I actually don’t have the power game, I like to time the ball and play with the field. Really happy that the partnership helped for the winning cause.

Surya Kumar Yadav Post-Match

We started off quite well and thought that was a very good total but unfortunately we could not defend it. I feel that, of course Rishi bowled really well, but from the other end, we bowled outside the off stump quite a bit and we should have bowled on off in the powerplay. And then Ishan and Surya just took the game away. We should have bowled tighter lines. Because we saw the wicket and saw it’s a very good wicket, we thought change of pace will work a lot and I feel Nathan bowled really well but other bowlers didn’t step up today. There was dew on the field and the wicket got a bit better, I felt that if one spinner gets hit then it gets hard to contain runs.

Shikhar Dhawan Post-Match
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