Punjab Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets in the 17th match of IPL 2021. This is Mumbai’s third defeat in five matches. In this match played at Chennai’s M Chidambaram Stadium, Mumbai Indians scored 131 runs for six wickets in 20 overs thanks to captain Rohit Sharma’s 63-run innings. In response, Punjab Kings easily chased down the target by losing just one wicket in 17.4 overs. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has attributed dew to this defeat.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said after the match, “We made short runs. I still believe that the pitch was not difficult for the batsmen. You can see how the Punjab Kings batted and easily won the match by 9 wickets. There was a lack of application in our batting. If there were 150-160 runs on this wicket, then we would have been in the match. “
Rohit added, “We tried our best. But in the second innings, dew contributed significantly, which completely changed the match.”
Significantly, this is Punjab Kings second win in five matches this season and now it has got four points and it has reached number five in the point table. At the same time, Mumbai has suffered the third defeat in five matches and is at number four in the points table with four points.
Captain KL Rahul and Universe boss Chris Gayle were the heroes of this victory of Punjab. Rahul played a brilliant inning of 60 not out off 52 balls with three fours and three sixes.
At the same time, Chris Gayle scored an unbeaten 43 runs in 35 balls. During this, he hit five fours and two sixes with his bat. Apart from this, Mayank Agarwal scored 25 runs in 20 balls with four fours and a six.