The bowlers, led by Ravi Bishnoi (2/21 in 4) and Mohammed Shami (2/21 in 4), restricted Mumbai Indians to 131 for six regardless of a superb half-century by Rohit Sharma (63 off 52) on a sticky floor.
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Though Mumbai are identified to defend low totals, Punjab have been medical within the run chase and obtained the job executed in 17.4 overs.
Openers Rahul (60 not out off 52) and Mayank Agarwal (25 off 20) shared a 53-run stand earlier than the skipper obtained help from Chris Gayle (43 not out off 35).
The win was Punjab’s second in 5 video games whereas Mumbai suffered their third loss in 5 matches.
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Mumbai have been capable of claw their means again into the sport after Agarwal’s dismissal however a flying begin allowed Rahul and Gayle to take their time within the center overs earlier than romping dwelling. The duo shared an unbeaten 79-run partnership.
Rahul started by hitting Krunal Pandya for a pair of boundaries and performed the anchor’s function to perfection. Gayle’s knock, comprising 5 fours and two sixes, was equally vital within the context of the run chase.
Rahul fittingly completed the sport with a straight six and a 4 in direction of third man off Trent Boult.
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Earlier, Mumbai struggled to 21 for one within the first six overs, the bottom powerplay rating this season after being put in to bat.
A 79-run stand between Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav (33 off 27) steadied the ship for the 5-time champions however they may not discover the ultimate flourish, managing solely 34 runs within the final 5 overs for the loss of 4 wickets.
As has been the case up to now at Chepauk, batsmen discovered it extraordinarily troublesome to get going early within the innings on a sluggish pitch.
Quinton de Kock perished as early because the second over after he mistimed one off spinner Deepak Hooda to be caught at mid-on.
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Ishan Kishan (6 off 17) got here forward of Suryakumar at quantity three however the southpaw struggled as soon as once more earlier than being caught behind in Bishnoi’s first over, making it 26 for 2 in seven overs.
Rohit, on the different finish, managed to maintain the scoreboard ticking. Left-arm spinner Fabian Allen bowled a excessive full toss to Rohit within the tenth over and he duly dispatched it over the cow nook for a six to launch some stress.
After Suryakumar joined Rohit within the center, batting abruptly began wanting a lot simpler. A nicely-set Rohit began taking part in the ball late and was good with discovering the gaps.
Suryakumar, on the different finish, obtained into the groove with a 4 and 6 off left-arm pacer Arshdeep. Their partnership ended after Suryakumar didn’t execute a reverse sweep to be caught at quick third man off Bishnoi’s bowling, leaving Mumbai at 105 for 3 with 23 balls left within the innings.
Some a lot-wanted lusty blows have been anticipated from the likes of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard within the loss of life overs however Punjab have been capable of preserve them quiet.