KL Rahul Captain of Punjab Kings plays a shot during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on the 23rd April 2021.
KL Rahul Captain of Punjab Kings plays a shot during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on the 23rd April 2021.
Photo by Faheem Hussain / Sportzpics for IPL

Match details

Venue: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Toss: Punjab Kings elect to bowl first

Points Table Standings: MI 4 | PBKS 8

Head-to-Head: 26 matches - MI 14 | PBKS 12

Mumbai Indians have won three from the last five matches played against Punjab. Their last encounter went into the Super Over in which Punjab Kings came out on the top.

Pitch Report: Spinners will have an upper hand on a slow pitch. Batsmen will have to bat with a realistic approach. However, RCB scored a massive 204 at the same venue.

Chasable score: <180

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Playing XI

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Dream 11

WK – KL Rahul (C), Ishan Kishan

Batsmen – R Sharma (VC), M Agarwal, SK Yadav, H Pandya

All-rounder – D Hooda

Bowlers – T Boult, J Bumrah, R Chahar, A Singh

Will 'The Boss' fire against Mumbai Indians?

MI vs PBKS IPL Live Streaming: KL Rahul and Chris Gayle take clinical Punjab Kings home against Mumbai Indians

Chris Gayle began the IPL 2021 with an innings of 40 against Rajasthan Royals but has since gone flat, producing scores of 10, 11 and 15 batting at No. 3.

MATCH BEGINS!

QDK and Rohit walk out to bat. Moises Henriques to open the bowling.

End of Over 1: MI 4/0

Time for Spin. Hooda comes in to bowl Over 2

1.6 -WICKET!

de Kock plays it straight to mid-on for a soft dismissal. Early setback for Mumbai Indians. Ishan Kishan is the new man in at No. 3

Quinton de Kock c Henriques b Hooda 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60

END OF OVER 2: MI 7/1


Rohit Sharma 4 (7) | Ishan Kishan 0 (0)

Deepak Hooda 1-0-3-1 | Moises Henriques 1-0-4-0

END OF OVER 3: MI 10/1

Hooda to continue

Rohit Sharma 6 (10) | Ishan Kishan 1 (3)

Moises Henriques 2-0-7-0 | Deepak Hooda 1-0-3-1

END OF OVER 4: MI 12/1

Just 2 runs from the over. Punjab Kings bowlers are dominating Mumbai batsmen.

4.6 - FOUR!

It took 30 balls for the first boundary to arrive. Rohit Sharma sweeps it fine and cancels what could have been a maiden over.

END OF OVER 5: MI 17/1

Shami to bowl final over of the powerplay

Rohit Sharma 11 (13) | Ishan Kishan 3 (12)

Moises Henriques 3-0-12-0 | Deepak Hooda 2-0-5-1

End of Powerplay: MI 21-1 

Punjab Kings will be the happier side at the end of six overs. This is also the lowest score in the powerplay in this edition.

Ravi Bishnoi comes in to bowl Over 7

6.6 - WICKET!

Bishnoi strikes! Punjab Kings are all over Mumbai Indians here.

KL Rahul takes a sharp catch behind the wickets to send Kishan back in the dugout

Ishan Kishan c Rahul b Ravi Bishnoi 6 (17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.29

END OF OVER 7: MI 26/2

Allen to bowl Over 8

7.1 - FOUR!

Rohit Sharma puts it past backward point

7.2 - FOUR!

Same shot, same result!

END OF OVER 8: MI 37/2

Rohit Sharma 27 (25) | Suryakumar Yadav 1 (1)

Fabian Allen 1-0-11-0 | Ravi Bishnoi 1-0-5-1

END OF OVER 9: MI 39/2

140 looks tough from here but Mumbai will have to manage it somehow with 8 wickets in hand.

Allen to continue

9.5 - SIX!

Rohit Sharma slams a juicy full toss over cow corner for first maximum of the match

END OF OVER 10: MI 49/2

Rohit Sharma 36 (32) | Suryakumar Yadav 4 (6)

Fabian Allen2-0-21-0 | Ravi Bishnoi 2-0-7-1

Allen has been expensive

10.3 - FOUR!

Rohit Sharma is carrying MI innings on his shoulder. A boundary in the third man area.

END OF OVER 11: MI 56/2

Hooda comes back in attack

Suryakumar Yadav 10 (11) | Rohit Sharma 37 (33)

Arshdeep Singh 1-0-7-0 | Fabian Allen 2-0-21-0

11.3 - SIX! Rohit Sharma is looking set to play a big one today 

Slams it over deep midwicket for maximum

END OF OVER 12: MI 66/2

10 runs from the over

Rohit Sharma 46 (38) | Suryakumar Yadav 11 (12)

Deepak Hooda3-0-15-1 | Arshdeep Singh1-0-7-0

Arshdeep to bowl over 13

12.2 - SIX! Suryakumar puts the foot on the gas!

Inside-out shot over extra cover for maximum

END OF OVER 13: MI 76/2

10 runs from the over

Suryakumar Yadav 19 (17) | Rohit Sharma 47 (39)

Arshdeep Singh 2-0-17-0 | Deepak Hooda 3-0-15-1

Mumbai Indians will look to touch the 150 mark in 20 overs

Bishnoi to bowl Over 14

13.2 – FOUR!

Another boundary in the backward point area. This has been a fine calculative knock by the Mumbai captain. Fifty comes up in 40 balls.

13.4 – FOUR!

Another one in the backward point area. This is becoming bread and butter for the Hitman

END OF OVER 14: MI 88/2

12 runs from the over

Rohit Sharma 53 (42) | Suryakumar Yadav 25 (20)

Ravi Bishnoi 3-0-19-1 | Arshdeep Singh 2-0-17-0

END OF OVER 15: MI 97/2

9 runs from the over

Rohit Sharma 60 (46) | Suryakumar Yadav 27 (22)

Fabian Allen 3-0-30-0 | Ravi Bishnoi 3-0-19-1

END OF OVER 16: MI 105/2

8 runs from Shami’s 2nd Over. Bishnoi to bowl Over 17

Suryakumar Yadav 33 (26) | Rohit Sharma 62 (48)

Mohammed Shami 2-0-12-0 | Fabian Allen 3-0-30-0

16.1 – WICKET!

Yadav attempts a reverse sweep only to edge it to Gayle at backward point

Suryakumar Yadav c Gayle b Ravi Bishnoi 33 (27b 3x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

END OF OVER 17: MI 111/3

Rohit Sharma 63 (50) | Kieron Pollard 1 (3)

Ravi Bishnoi 4-0-21-2 | Mohammed Shami 2-0-12-0

17.3 - HUGE WICKET!

Rohit Sharma creams it straight to deep square leg.Misses out on a full toss and possibly a chance to see Mumbai Indians past the score of 150

Rohit Sharma c Allen b Mohammed Shami 63 (52b 5x4 2x6) SR: 121.15

END OF OVER 18: MI 114/4

3 runs and a wicket from Shami’s over

Kieron Pollard 3 (5) | Hardik Pandya 1 (2)

Mohammed Shami 3-0-15-1 | Ravi Bishnoi 4-0-21-2

18.1 - SIX!

Pollard’s muscles come into play. A six over long off from the slower ball

18.4 - WICKET!

Hardik attempts to hit a slower one over long off for maximum but holes out to Hooda!

Hardik Pandya c Hooda b Arshdeep Singh 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25

END OF OVER 19: MI 125/5

Krunal Pandya 2 (1) | Kieron Pollard 11 (8)

Arshdeep Singh 3-0-28-1 | Mohammed Shami 3-0-15-1

Shami to bowl the final over

19.5 - WICKET!

Pooran takes a brilliant catch running in from deep point. Krunal fails to get one over the line off Shami’s slower ball.

Krunal Pandya c Pooran b Mohammed Shami 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100

END OF FIRST INNINGS

Top drawer bowling by Punjab Kings to restrict Mumbai Indians to just 131/6 in 20 Overs. Having said that, it won't be easy for out-of-form Punjab Kings batting to overcome the likes of Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and in-form Rahul Chahar.

Start of second innings

Boult to bowl first over. Rahul to take strike with Mayank Agarwal at non-striker's end.

END OF OVER 1: PBKS 1/0

1.2 - FOUR!

Short ball cut through the point region for a boundary

1.3 – FOUR!

Short ball again and put through the midwicket region for another boundary

Change in field now: Deep square moves to deep midwicket

1.6 – SIX!

A maximum over extra cover by Agarwal. 15 runs from the over

END OF OVER 2: PBKS 16/0

15 runs from it

Need 116 from 108 balls. Bumrah to bowl Over 3 as Mumbai search for a breakthrough

Mayank Agarwal 6 (5) | KL Rahul 10 (7)

Krunal Pandya 1-0-15-0 | Trent Boult 1-0-1-0

2.5- SIX!

END OF OVER 3: PBKS 25/0

9 runs from the over

Need 107 from 102 balls

KL Rahul 19 (13) | Mayank Agarwal 6 (5)

Jasprit Bumrah 1-0-9-0 | Krunal Pandya 1-0-15-0

END OF OVER 4: PBKS 37/0

12 runs from the over

Need 95 from 96 balls

Mayank Agarwal 15 (10) | KL Rahul 21 (15)

Trent Boult 2-0-13-0 | Jasprit Bumrah 1-0-9-0

END OF OVER 5: PBKS 40/0

3 runs from the over

Need 92 from 90 balls

KL Rahul 23 (19) | Mayank Agarwal 16 (12)

Rahul Chahar1-0-3-0 | Trent Boult2-0-13-0

End of Powerplay

END OF OVER 6: PBKS 45/0

Mumbai Indians were 21/1 at this stage

5 runs from the over. Need 87 from 84 balls

Mayank Agarwal 20 (16) | KL Rahul 24 (21)

Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-14-0 |Rahul Chahar 1-0-3-0

END OF OVER 7

Need 80 runs from 78 balls

Mayank Agarwal 25 (19) | KL Rahul 26 (24)

Krunal Pandya 2-0-22-0 | Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-14-0

7.2 - WICKET!

Agarwal lofts it straight to long on

Mayank Agarwal c SA Yadav b Chahar 25 (20b 4x4 1x6) SR: 125

END OF OVER 8: PBKS 56/1

Need 76 from 72 Balls

KL Rahul 29 (28) | Chris Gayle 1 (1)

Rahul Chahar 2-0-7-1 | Krunal Pandya2-0-22-0

END OF OVER 9: PBKS 57/1

Just 1 run from the over

Need 75 from 66 balls

Chris Gayle 1 (5) | KL Rahul 30 (30)

Jayant Yadav 1-0-1-0 | Rahul Chahar 2-0-7-1

END OF OVER 10: PBKS 62/1

END OF OVER 11: PBKS 63/1

11.4 – FOUR!

Welcome boundary for Punjab Kings! Chris Gayle gets a move on

END OF OVER 12: PBKS 70/1

7 runs from the over. Jayant Yadav to bowl Over 13

Need 62 from 48 balls

KL Rahul 36 (39) | Chris Gayle 8 (14)

Rahul Chahar 4-0-19-1 | Jayant Yadav 2-0-2-0

BACK TO BACK BOUNDARIES FOR CHRIS GAYLE

END OF OVER 13: PBKS 82/1

12 runs from the over. Need 50 from 42 balls. Pollard to bowl Over 14.

Chris Gayle 17 (18) | KL Rahul 39 (41)

Jayant Yadav 3-0-14-0 | Rahul Chahar 4-0-19-1

13.4 - SIX!

Sweet stuff from KL! Short-arm whip over deep fine leg for a maximum!

END OF OVER 14: PBKS 93/1

11 runs from the over

Need 39 from 36 balls

KL Rahul 48 (45)

Chris Gayle 19 (20)

Kieron Pollard 1-0-11-0

Jayant Yadav 3-0-14-0

14.2 – SIX!

The boss has arrived! Smashed over long on for a maximum!

END OF OVER 15: PBKS 99/1

Need 33 from 30 balls. Krunal to bowl Over 16

Chris Gayle 25 (26) | KL Rahul 48 (45)

Jayant Yadav 4-0-20-0 | Kieron Pollard 1-0-11-0

15.5 - FOUR!

Gayle plays it towards deep square leg for a boundary!

END OF OVER 16: PBKS: 108/1

Need 24 from 24 balls.Bumrah is back into the attack

Chris Gayle 30 (28) | KL Rahul 49 (49)

Krunal Pandya 3-0-31-0 | Jayant Yadav 4-0-20-0

16.5 - FOUR!

Missfield by R Chahar at long leg

END OF OVER 17: PBKS 115/1

Need 17 from 18 balls

Chris Gayle 36 (33) | KL Rahul 50 (50)

Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-21-0 | Krunal Pandya 3-0-31-0

17.1 - SIX!

Gayle pulls the off stump delivery for six over mid-wicket

17.2 - One run, KL on strike

17.3 – SIX!

Full toss dispatched over long-on! Punjab Kings in touching distance

17.4 – FOUR!

And that seals an emphatic 9-wicket win for Punjab Kings over defending Champions! KL Rahul plays it fine towards third man. Punjab Kings now climb up to the fifth spot on the points table.

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