Chennai: The Punjab Kings defeated Rohit led-team in one-sided match by 9 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday night.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma’s crucial fifty in the right time helps Mumbai Indians post 131 runs in the board against Punjab Kings.
A superb win against the defending champions after suffering a 9-wicket loss at the hands of SunRisers Hyderabad a couple of days back here at the same venue.
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock open the first innings for Mumbai. Through the partnership between Rohit and SKY, Mumbai are on the frontfoot. Suddenly, Bishnoi comes back into the attack and he instantly picks up his second wicket of the night. The spinner breaks the 79-run partnership as he removes SKY (33). After Rohit’s departure, command in the hands of Pollard, takes all the responsibility on his shoulders for the final two overs.
For PBKS, Shami and Ravi Bishnoi picks up two-wickets each. Deepak Hooda and Arshdeep Singh takes one each.
Brief scores: Mumbai Indians (Rohit Sharma 63, Suryakumar Yadav 33, Pollard 16, Ishan Kishan 6), (PBKS- Shami 2/21, Bishnoi 2/21, Hooda 1/15, Arshdeep 1/28)
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh