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#TataIPL2023 : Powered By Ishan Kishan , Suryakumar Yadav’s Blazing Knocks, Mumbai Indians Beat Punjab Kings By 6 Wickets

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Mumbai Indians powered to a six-wicket victory over Punjab Kings in a high- scoring Tata IPL2023  match in Mohali .

This after MI Skipper Rohit Sharma asked Punjab to bat first an uncapped Jitesh Sharma (49; 27b) matched T20 specialist Liam Livingstone (82 not out; 42b)as they  helped propel Punjab Kings to a fighting 214/3 after Mumbai Indians opted to bowl.

Despite the big total  by Punjab , Mumbai  Indians were unfazed desp[ite losing Skipper Rohit Sharma early yet again.  Ishan was at his furious best in a 41-ball 75 (7×4, 4×6), while Suryakumar Yadav batted with his usual flair in a 31-ball 66 (8×4, 2×6) to make a mockery of 200-plus chase, winning with seven balls to spare. The duo added 116 runs from just 55 balls as MI raced to the target with seven balls to spare to secure their fifth win from nine matches.

Arshdeep Singh took a stunning catch to dismiss Suryakumar off Aussie seamer Nathan Ellis (2/34) and then he came to bowl the next over and accounted for Ishan with a knuckle ball. The duo were dismissed in eight runs to open up the match with 37 runs needed off 22 balls but Tim David (19 not out) and Tilak Verma (26 not out) sealed the chase.

Tilak Verma (26 not out off 10 balls) launched mercilessly into Arshdeep Singh, who went for 66 in 3.5 overs.

On batting-belter, wily leg spinner Piyush Chawla accounted for – Shikhar Dhawan (30; 20b) and Matthew Short (27; 26b) in the middle overs. It was Liam Livingstone  who gave the Punjab innings the push as  he raced to season’s first fifty in 32 balls and ended up being the top-scorer with 82 not out (42b), studded with seven boundaries and four sixes.

Giving Livingstone a perfect support, PBKS glovesman Sharma continued to impress as he remained unbeaten on 49 (27b) in a 119-run fourth wicket partnership that came off just 53 balls. Livingstone hit  his English teammate Jofra Archer for three sixes in a row in the 19th over.

PBKS Impact Player: Nathan Ellis replaces Prabhsimran Singh
MI Impact Player: Suryakumar Yadav replaces Akash Madhwal

Match: IPL 2023, 46th Match
Venue: Mohali | Date: May 03, 2023

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