Mumbai Indians host the Punjab Kings in match 31 of the Indian Premier League 2023. The match will be live from the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Refresh or Swipe up to catch all the updates from the MI vs PBKS clash.
MI vs PBKS: Live Score and Update
MI vs PBKS: Brilliant Arsh restricts MI in the death!
AN HIGH SCORING ENTERTAINER AT MUMBAI! A beautiful game of cricket. MI had their job cut out and they came out with an positive intent. Rohit gave them a brilliant start, with Cam Green and SKY taking them through the middle. Mumbai were looking well-placed to chase this but Arshdeep had other plans. He held his nerves and bowled flawless overs in the death. He now holds the purple cap. A fantastic win for Punjab Kings!
Impact Player(MI): Nehal Wadhera in for Behrendorrf!.. and he is dismissed first ball!!..ARSHDEEP YOU BEAUTY! Once again the middle stump has been broken.
Sky flicks one straight to mid-wicket. WHAT A MOMENT IN THE GAME! And a appreciation for Atharva Taide as he has taken an splendid catch. Had very little time to react but grabs this without any mistakes! Arshdeep strikes and PBKS needed this to break the momentum! MI 184/4 after 18 overs. 29 more to get! An excellent comeback by Arshdeep, going for 9 only after being hit for a first ball six!
Nathan Ellis bowls an excellent slower ball to get Cameron Green. Sam Curran takes a clean catch under pressure! Cam Green is played an blinder here!! And well Tim David replaces him at the crease! He is tall and has a long reach just as Green!
Mumbai need 54 runs from 24 balls! THE GAME IS STILL ON!!
MI vs PBKS: Surya-Green keep the chase alive!
Last two overs have went for 31 runs! 14 off the 14th over and 17 off the 15th over. 70 runs off the last 5 overs. Suryakumar is off to a flyer with 19-ball 44. Green has brought up his second consecutive fifty and is striking it very big! MONSTEROUS STUFF THIS BY MI!
They are 149/2 after 15 overs and need 66 more runs from 30 balls!
Rohit falls to a soft dismissal!
Livingstone knew Rohit is on the attack and hence tossed a slower one. A half-hearted flick spoons the ball back to Livingstone. A big wicket this, Rohit gone for 44! MI 88/2 after 10 overs! Need 137 runs more from 60 balls.
STAT UPDATE: With that mighty maximum, Rohit Sharma becomes the third player to hit 250 sixes in IPL and is the first Indian to do so! The first two players are Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers.
MI vs PBKS: MI cash-in on the powerplay!
Both batters looking good but not finding the middle regularly. But they ensured that the powerplay is perfectly utilized. Rohit has played some glorious strokes and Green is smashing them very hard. MI are 54/1 after 6 over. A decent powerplay for MI but the required run-rate is 11.5. They need 161 more from 84 balls. Rohit and Green need to keep going.
Arshdeep completes a half-century of wickets!
50 wickets in the IPL for Arshdeep Singh and Ishan Kishan is the victim. Outside off, pitched up and swung away. Ishan Kishan chops it upwards above the cover point. Short is positioned at a deep backward point and moves well to his left to make a well-judged catch. Kishan goes early as MI are 13/1 after 2 overs. This wicket brings Cam Green to the crease!
Impact Player (PBKS): Nathan Ellis comes in for Prabhsimran Singh!
MI vs PBKS: Punjab end with 214!
96 runs off the last 5 overs! 131 runs off the last overs! STAT: this is the second most runs scored from the last 5!Sam Curran and Harpreet Bhatia has lead PBKS to a solid recovery. And a solid cameo by Jitesh Sharma to end the innings. He smacked 25 runs off just 7 balls. A day to forget for Arjun Tendulkar who went for 49 in his three overs, 31 off them coming in one over! Punjab Kings end with 214/8 after 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians wanted to chase and they have one at their hands as they need 215 runs from 120 balls. The ball will swing for a couple of overs but nothing to trouble the batters after that. Mumbai have a power-packed line-up and we have a cracker of an second-innings coming up!
Brilliant fifty for Sam Curran!
Sam Curran departs but not before playing a gem! He’s played a captain’s knock here to lead the PBKS recovery. He came to bat when his team was 83/4 at the halfway mark! He was 2 off 8 at one point. But then he launched an assault bringing up his fifty in just 26 balls. Bhatia and Curran have lead an exceptional turnaround! PBKS cross 190 with an over to go. How many can they get?
Curran-Bhatia take Arjun for 31 runs!
An over to forget for Arjun Tendulkar. He went for 31 runs in his 3rd over. Just the over PBKS needed. Both batters are accelerating now and eyeing a score of around 190 with the momentum on their side. The score can prove competitive given PBKS bowlers have been on the money this season. Curran started slow but is striking well now.
This is how the Arjun Tendulkar over unfolded.
16th over(31 runs): 6, 0wd, 4, 1, 4, 6, 4nb, 4
MI vs PBKS: Chawla’s double-strike leaves Punjab struggling at the halfway mark!
Chawla has two wickets in one over. First, he had Livingstone stumped. He snuck one down the leg side, anticipating the batter’s charge down the wicket. Kishan did an excellent job of collecting it and breaking the wicket.
Taide attempted a sweep three balls later, but the ball hit him on the pads and dribbled onto the stumps.
Punjab losing wickets in a cluster. A similar story unfolding in their batting innings. PBKS are 83/4 at the halfway stage!
Perfect yorker by Arjun!
Arjun delivered a terrific yorker. He has shown in the last game how consistently he can nail ’em in the blockhole and now has Prabhsimran right in front of the wicket The ball sneaks through and smacks the back boot, and ball-tracking showed it slamming into the base of the middle stump. Liam Livingstone replaces him at the crease.
Short hit Green’s second ball past deep square leg for four after two calm overs. On the following delivery, he was looking for another boundary but ended up pushing it to short midwicket, where Piyush Chawla pouched it barely above his head. PBKS are 20/1 after 3 overs. Atharva Taide walks in at no.3
PBKS: Nathan Ellis, Mohit Rathee, Sikandar Raza, Rishi Dhawan, Gurnoor Brar
MI: Ramandeep Singh , Kumar Kartikeya, Shams Mulani, Vishnu Vinod, Nehal Wadhera
Punjab Kings Playing XI: Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran(c), Jitesh Sharma(w), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff
Toss Update: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and opt to bowl!
It looks like a very very good batting track but the fast men could be the ones to watch out for tonight. It is a great ground to bat on and it is a chasing ground. No dew, I don’t think,” reckon Matthew Hayden and Danny Morrison in Pitch Report.
Mumbai Indians are poised to meet an inconsistent Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after winning three consecutive matches in the current IPL 2023. Follow the feed for MI vs PBKS: Live Score and Update.
MI has won three of its five games this season and is now sixth in the standings. They are on a three-match winning streak and came into this game after defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Kings started their season with two victories but faltered in the middle. They are seventh on the table with 3 wins in 6 games. The Kings failed to chase down a 175-run mark in their last encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
WHAT TO EXPECT?.. The Wankhede Stadium surface provides the proper bounce, and batters will love the ball coming onto the bat. The pitch will assist the batters. On this wicket, bowling first is preferable, and anything over 180 runs is good.
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