MI vs PBKS: Mumbai had started well in bowling as well as in batting, but coming in the 16th over, this team got such an eclipse that the direction of the match changed and Mumbai got defeated at home.
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Mumbai: When Mumbai Indians, captained by Rohit Sharma, went up against Punjab Kings at their home Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, everyone felt that this team would win. The reason for this was that Mumbai was playing at home and coming into this match after winning three consecutive victories. But Punjab snatched victory from Mumbai in an exciting match. In this defeat of Mumbai, the contribution of his poor game in the last over was more. Especially in the 16th over.
Mumbai captain Rohit won the toss in this match and decided to bowl first. Batting stormy, Punjab posted 214 runs losing eight wickets on the scoreboard. Mumbai tried hard but could not win and could only score 201 runs losing six wickets.
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Runs looted in the last over
Mumbai had bowled brilliantly in the beginning. He had dropped four wickets of Mumbai till the 10th over and the score did not even reach 100 runs here. Mumbai spoiled the real game in the last five overs. In the last five overs, Mumbai scored 96 runs and the Punjab team managed to cross 200.
Things got worse here in the 16th over bowled by Arjun Tendulkar where he gave away 31 runs. From here, Punjab made a flurry of runs. If a team loots 96 runs in the last five overs, then it can be understood that it has hit its own feet.
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Batting deteriorated in the 16th itself
Although the target of 215 runs was not such that it could not be chased. Mumbai also has such batsmen who can achieve this goal. It seemed that Mumbai would achieve this target. But then things went wrong for Mumbai in the 16th over. Nathan Ellis ended Cameron Green’s innings on the third ball of the 16th over. Cameron Green was scoring runs at a stormy pace. He scored 67 runs in 43 balls.
Suryakumar Yadav was batting at a more stormy pace than Green. But as soon as Green got out, the pressure on Suryakumar increased and his rhythm deteriorated. He also returned to the pavilion after falling prey to Arshdeep Singh on the fourth ball of the 18th over. Suryakumar scored 57 runs in 26 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes. After this Mumbai could not make a comeback and Punjab won the match.
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