Dhawan, Agarwal stars as PBKS hands MI their fifth loss

Captain Mayank Agarwal set the tone for PBKS with a fine half-century. Image : IPL/BCCI

Captain Mayank Agarwal set the tone for PBKS with a fine half-century. Image : IPL/BCCI

Mumbai Indians look for their first success in IPL 2022 went on as they slipped to their fifth loss this season subsequent to neglecting to pursue down an objective of 199. Half-hundreds of years from Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan, and an appearance from Jitesh Sharma, assisted Punjab Kings with posting a sizable complete at the MCA arena in Pune on Wednesday (April 13). Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma gave MI trust however the Kings bowled well in the demise to keep the resistance from moving past the line.

Did MI begin well in the pursuit?

Not exactly. Having gone for five forefront bowling choices, MI needed to eliminate their batting request, with a great deal riding on the openers to get their group looking great so far. Rohit figured out how to give MI an energetic start, scoring three fours and two sixes in the initial four overs. During the cycle, he additionally turned out to be simply the second Indian to cross 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. Be that as it may, Kagiso Rabada represented the MI chief with a short conveyance, sending him back for 28 off 17, while Kishan was out gotten behind for 3 off 6, jabbing at a Vaibhav Arora conveyance. MI finished the powerplay with 42/2, with the expected rate moving more than 11.

The ‘Baby AB’ show gets MI’s pursuit on target

Brevis played eight dab balls prior to scoring two progressive fours off Arshdeep Singh. Indeed, even after a six off Odean Smith, Brevis’ initial 16 runs fell off just a run a ball. Notwithstanding, when Rahul Chahar finished the 10th over, Brevis had 44 to his name off just 21 balls. With Tilak Varma taking a solitary off the principal ball, Brevis was protesting. At a similar setting in MI’s past game, Brevis had tumbled to a googly from Wanindu Hasaranga. Be that as it may, he won’t let a leg-spinner rule him in this game. He got going with a raving success past the bowler for a four and afterward struck four sixes in as numerous conveyances, long-on being his favored area, as 29 fell off the over. With Tilak Varma scoring a four and a six off Arora, MI hustled to 105/2 toward the finish of the tenth over.

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How did PBKS recuperate from the attack to dominate the match?

Smith guaranteed that Brevis didn’t get to his lady IPL fifty, getting him out with a short conveyance soon after the player was placed down in the profound. While Suryakumar’s initially hit over the fence came in the thirteenth over off Arshdeep, Tilak fell in something very similar over – run-out at the non-striker’s end after a misunderstanding. With Kieron Pollard being run out while endeavoring a second, the tension was on MI, as they required 47 off 23 conveyances, with just Suryakumar being their last perceived hitter. Suryakumar scored two progressive sixes off Arora however Arshdeep dumbfounded a fine eighteenth under tension, surrendering just five runs. The nineteenth over, bowled by Rabada, began with a limit. Jaydev Unadkat sent Suryakumar back to the striker’s end when he needed to take a solitary, and the No. 5 fell the exceptionally next ball, hitting a low full throw to Smith at long-on. With 22 expected off the last finished, Unadkat pulled Smith for a six and took a couple. Yet, he tumbled off the third conveyance and the bowler added the wickets of Jasprit Bumrah and Tymal Mills to his count, wrapping up with a vocation best 4-30.

PBKS set the vibe in the primary half

The primary ball, a short and wide conveyance from Basil Thampi outside off, was crashed away beyond in reverse point for a limit by Mayank, who additionally struck the third ball for a four in a similar area. Dhawan avoided down the track to Unadkat’s first ball, creaming it over additional cover past the ropes for the initial six of the match. Bumrah’s first ball, which was off radar, brushed Dhawan’s cushions and went to the fine-leg fence and the over finished with Mayank going over covers for a four. Notwithstanding the fourth over bowled by Unadkat, in which just six runs were scored without a limit, it was a limit fest as M Ashwin was struck for two fours and a six by Mayank, while both the openers scored a limit each off Tymal Mills to take 65 off the powerplay. This was the most costly initial six overs for Mumbai, whose past most noteworthy yielded in the powerplay was 46 against Delhi Capitals.

Albeit the scoring rate descended a little, the openers kept the limits coming, with Mayank crossing 4000 runs in T20I cricket on the way to his lady fifty in this IPL season. He raised the achievement in style, driving a Mills conveyance over lengthy off for a six to enroll a 30-ball 50. Dhawan struck a six off Ashwin over the profound in reverse square leg fence, as Dewald Brevis, who nearly pulled off a shocker, palming the ball over the ropes. A 97-run opening organization reached a conclusion in the equivalent over as Mayank’s endeavor to play a lobbed drive brought about a catch to Suryakumar Yadav at long-off.

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MI bowlers retaliate

Dhawan proceeded to raise a 37-ball 50 years, having been reprieved prior whenever Ishan Kishan put down an intense opportunity off Mills’ bowling. Be that as it may, PBKS lost wickets routinely at the opposite end. Jonny Bairstow tumbled to Unadkat for a 13-ball 12 while the greatest wicket that MI were expecting came in the fifteenth over when Bumrah nailed a yorker to have Liam Livingstone bowled for 2. From the beginning of the seventh over to the furthest limit of the fifteenth, 67 runs came in the nine-over period at under 7.5 an over, and all the more critically according to Mumbai’s viewpoint, they sacked key wickets to return the battle to Punjab. With Thampi getting Dhawan captured at long-on not long after being hit for a six, MI had worked effectively of applying the brakes on the Kings.

How did the Punjab Kings oversee 198 then?

On account of Jitesh Sharma and Shahrukh Khan. Jitesh turned out lengthy off, wide of the defender at long-off, over additional cover and executed an opposite lap for two sixes and two fours off Unadkat, who yielded 23 in the eighteenth over. While Bumrah kept it tight in the nineteenth, Shahrukh Khan turned out lengthy on and long-off for two sixes off Thampi in the last finished. Upwards of 47 runs were scored in the last three overs, assisting Punjab with enlisting the most noteworthy complete against Mumbai Indians in this IPL, which demonstrated enough on the day.

Brief score : Punjab Kings 198/5 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 70, Mayank Agarwal 52; Basil Thampi 2-47) beat Mumbai Indians 186/9 in 20 overs (Dewald Brevis 49, Suryakumar Yadav 43; Odean Smith 4-30) by 12 runs.

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