MI vs PKBS, Match 42- Man of the Match award winner
A battle between two great Indian openers!! The 42th match of IPL 2021, scheduled at Sheikh Zayed Stadium was between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings. Both teams have the same number of points in the table, so it was a crucial match. So let’s have a glimpse on the summary of this enthralling match. MI bowlers gave a hard time to Punjab batters. They managed to restrict PKBS to 135 taking 6 wickets. The middle order of MI ensured to steal the win for the team. MI vs PKBS Man of the match: The big man steals the show and fulfils his part as an all-rounder.
To begin with the match, MI won the toss and chose to bowl first. Exceptional bowling from MI as they restrict Punjab to 135. The batting order collapsed as none of them was able to smash a glorious knock. Although Aiden Markram scored 42 off 29, the team was not able to pull off a big score. MI bowlers were terrific throughout the match and managed to retard Punjab from putting up a big total. Pollard dismissed two batters to complete his count of 300 T20 wickets. Jasprit Bumrah became the highest Indian wicket taker in the T20s by overtaking Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
In the second innings, MI tumbled as the two top order batters got dismissed in early overs. However the middle order did their job really well. They pulled the team out from the muddle and sealed the win. Saurabh Tiwary smashed a gutsy knock of 45 from 37 to maintain the momentum. In addition to this, Hardik Pandya scored 40 off 30 and led the team to the victory along with Pollard. As a result, MI won the match by 6 wickets and 1 over left. Although the PKBS bowlers gave their best shot, they failed to restrict MI from chasing down the target.
Man of the Match in MI vs PKBS match
The great West Indies player received the Man of the Match award for his exceptional performance overall. Kieron Pollard dismissed KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in his 1 over and turned the tables. He also assisted Hardik to complete the run chase and win the match. Furthermore he also completed his 300 T20 wickets in today’s match.
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