Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings

Live Summary, Match 42, Indian Premier League, 2021, September 28, 2021
MI 137/4 (19)
Mumbai Indians beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets
PBKS 135/6 (20)
Match over
CRR: 6.75
Commentary :
18.6 : Right then. That is all we have from this game. The action in the Indian T20 League continues as on Wednesday, 29th September 2021, we will have the clash between Bangalore and Rajasthan at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). Do join us then. Cheers! 
Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Match! He says that his bowling is a bit underrated. Adds that as an individual he tries to do what the team wants and he had his day with the ball. Mentions that he targets certain batters and other specialists are there in the team. He mentions that he doesn't have pace, swing, seam, or spin but uses his brain to get the job done. Mentions that he is getting older but it's nice sometimes to show the young guys how it's done. Ends by saying that they got the two
The Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma says that they didn't play to their potential but they stick to each other during this time. Says that they have been in a similar situation previously and they learn from it. Adds that they have a brilliant squad and they play well when asked to. He praises Pandya on the way he played, he says that he is coming after an injury so he needed some time in the middle. Talking about Kishan, he says that it was a tough call to take but he can be back when needed. Laug
KL Rahul, the losing skipper of Punjab, says that it was a great fight from them. Says that 135 was not enough and they should have posted 170 but they have done well to show fight and the next two games will be very interesting for them. Adds that they have not been able to handle the pressure in the middle but they will learn over time. Says that they try to stay positive and they take one game at a time. Says they just enjoy playing cricket and do not think much of the result. Says they just
Another good bowling display from Punjab but it was not enough for them to bag the two points. They needed a win here but they could not overpower Mumbai. They started well as Ravi Bishnoi struck in consecutive balls to remove 2 Mumbai batters early on. Then, they kept the pressure building by bowling tight lines and lengths and did not allow the batters of Mumbai to score runs freely. Aiden Markram was decent in his spell, whereas, Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis displayed their class once
Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, SIX! DROPPED! It's all over now! On a length and Hardik Pandya rocks back to pull it. He flat-bats it towards long on where the fielder, Deepak Hooda spills the catch and the ball goes over the ropes. MUMBAI WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
Usually, the openers of Mumbai have been good in providing a good platform at the start, and they did that well in the last game against Bangalore too, but it did not happen in this game. Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav fell in consecutive balls and Mumbai were in some trouble. Quinton de Kock and Saurabh Tiwary steadied things slightly before de Kock departed. Tiwary though continued and played very well for his 45, but lost his wicket at the wrong time. The onus fell on the duo of Hardik
Finally. Finally, Mumbai have won a game. It has felt like a lifetime, right? Well, that's because Mumbai are just serial winners, so, every time they get a result that isn't a win, it is a surprise. They will be hoping that this win turns around their fortunes and they can continue with the same momentum. Punjab, on the other hand, will be disheartened that they could not cross the line as they have bowled very well, but it was not meant to be. 
18.54 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Up and over! Length again, on off and Pandya goes on the back foot. He manages to clear Chris Gayle at mid on and splits the gap at long on and deep mid-wicket. Mumbai have the finishing line in sight now as they need just 5 more! 
18.4 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, Length ball, slapped down towards wide long off for a couple. Great work from the fielder in the deep to save the boundary.
18.34 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! It was always a risky tactic with no third man. Back of a length and around off. This time Pandya waits for it and cuts it over backward point for a boundary.
18.2 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, A golden dot ball! Back of a length and well outside off. Pandya looks to cut and misses yet again.
18.1 : Mohammed Shami to Kieron Pollard, Length ball, around off, swatted down to long on for one.
17.6 : Arshdeep Singh to Kieron Pollard, Full and straight. Pollard thumps it down to long off, almost taking the umpire out in the process. They get a single and now 16 runs are required off 12 balls.
17.56 : Arshdeep Singh to Kieron Pollard, SIX! BANG! It was building up to be such a good over for Punjab and then Pollard has ruined it. Arshdeep Singh misses the yorker outside off by a couple of inches and Pollard doesn't let it go unpunished. Pollard just lifts this one over long off for a biggie.
17.44 : Arshdeep Singh to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Welcome boundary for Mumbai. Low full toss, wide of off stump. Pollard creams it through covers for a boundary, nobody moved as that raced away to the ropes. 
Arshdeep Singh to Kieron Pollard, WIDE! Full and down the leg side, Pollard leaves it. 
17.3 : Arshdeep Singh to Hardik Pandya, Full and around off, squeezed to deep point for a single.
17.2 : Arshdeep Singh to Hardik Pandya, Back-to-back dot balls! Another perfect wide yorker. There's nothing any batter can do about that one. Hardik Pandya tries but fails to make any contact. 
17.1 : Arshdeep Singh to Hardik Pandya, Excellent bowling. Wide yorker and Pandya can't reach it.
16.4 : Will Nathan Ellis continue? Or will Arshdeep Singh come back on? It is the latter! Arshdeep Singh (3-0-16-0) to bowl out! 
16.6 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, This time Pandya does cut away the length ball to the fielder at deep point. He retains the strike with the single. 29 needed in 18 balls! 
16.5 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, That one had just extra bounce on it. Another good-length ball and outside off. Pandya hops and looks to cut away but is undone by the pace and the bounce.
16.4 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, Good-length ball, outside off. Pandya can't get any bat on it.
16.36 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, SIX! What a shot from Hardik Pandya! That body blow has fired him up. Length ball, on middle. Pandya stands tall and whips this one over the deep square leg fence for a maximum.
16.24 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Well, the previous delivery might have hurt Pandya but he has now hurt Punjab. Marginally short and pulled away with authority into the square leg fence.
16.1 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, Ooooh! That was fiesty from Mohammed Shami. He hits the deck hard on middle and the ball seams in sharply. Pandya can't get out of the way and gets hit on the shoulders. That must have stung.
0.0 : Ravi Bishnoi is done for the night. Who will replace him? Mohammed Shami (2-0-14-1), it is! 
15.6 : Nathan Ellis to Hardik Pandya, On a length, angled into the body. Pandya works it to wide long on for a single.
15.5 : Nathan Ellis to Hardik Pandya, Another dot ball, the pressure starts to build. Back of a length, on off. Hardik Pandya punches it off the back foot but straight to mid off.
15.1w : Nathan Ellis to Saurabh Tiwary, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! It has carried! Nathan Ellis comes in and provides the big breakthrough. What a bowling change from KL Rahul! The third umpire has a check and is happy with the catch. A slower delivery, well outside off. Saurabh Tiwary goes after it and pays the price. Tiwary looks to cut it away but gets a thick outside edge. KL Rahul springs to his left and takes the catch in front of him. Can this be the turning point?
15.4 : Nathan Ellis to Kieron Pollard, Another slower ball, on a length, around off. Pollard taps it onto the off side and scampers through for a run.
15.3 : Nathan Ellis to Kieron Pollard, Well bowled! Banged into the deck and slower, outside off. Kieron Pollard leaves it alone.
15.2 : Nathan Ellis to Kieron Pollard, Fullish ball, on the pads and clipped away by Pollard towards deep square leg for a couple.
14.6 : Strategic Time-Out! The game hangs right in the balance. 44 more needed from 29 balls and we are going all the way down the wire. Punjab have bowled well so far but they know that they need to be sharp in these last 5 overs. Mumbai, meanwhile, will be disappointed that they lost Saurabh Tiwary but they still have enough power in the form of Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Krunal Pandya to take them home. Also, Kieron Pollard is the new batter in! 
Is that a clean catch? KL Rahul certainly thinks so. Both umpires converge and take this one upstairs. Replays show that it is indeed, a clean one. Saurabh Tiwary walks back. 
Nathan Ellis (2-0-8-0) comes back on. 
Ravi Bishnoi to Hardik Pandya, Full and on off, pushed to mid off. 44 needed in 30 balls.
14.5 : Ravi Bishnoi to Saurabh Tiwary, Again goes for the heave, but this time along the ground towards mid-wicket and collects a single. 
13.2 : Arshdeep Singh to Hardik Pandya, DROPPED! Hard chance though! A length ball, outside off. Hardik Pandya looks to go big but gets a thick outside edge to point where Harpreet Brar leaps but just manages finger-tips to it. A single.
14.46 : Ravi Bishnoi to Saurabh Tiwary, SIX! This time he connects! A full ball, in the slot, on middle. Saurabh Tiwary gets on his knee and slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie. A welcome boundary as well. 
14.3 : Ravi Bishnoi to Saurabh Tiwary, A full ball, outside off, spinning away as well. Saurabh Tiwary swings across the line and misses.
14.2 : Ravi Bishnoi to Saurabh Tiwary, A flatter ball, on off. Saurabh Tiwary dabs it straight to short third man.
14.1 : Ravi Bishnoi to Hardik Pandya, Full and around off. Hardik Pandya turns it to long on for one run.
13.5 : Here's Ravi Bishnoi again. 3-0-17-2 for him so far! 
13.6 : Arshdeep Singh to Hardik Pandya, Full ball and on middle. Hardik Pandya nudges it to mid-wicket for a single. 52 needed in 36 balls.
13.5 : Arshdeep Singh to Saurabh Tiwary, A full toss, on middle. Saurabh Tiwary smashes it back to the bowler who deflects it to long on. The umpire does well to get away from it. A single. Will count as another drop though. 
13.4 : Arshdeep Singh to Hardik Pandya, Length ball, on off. Hardik Pandya pushes it down to long off for one.
13.3 : Arshdeep Singh to Saurabh Tiwary, Yorker, on middle. Saurabh Tiwary jams it out to covers for a single.
13.1 : Arshdeep Singh to Saurabh Tiwary, Full and angling on the pads, this is flicked to square leg for one.
12.6 : Nathan Ellis to Saurabh Tiwary, On a length, on off, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
12.5 : Nathan Ellis to Hardik Pandya, Just a single as this is pushed down to long off.
12.4 : Nathan Ellis to Hardik Pandya, Serves it slow and on off, on a length. Pandya smashes it back to the bowler.
12.3 : Nathan Ellis to Hardik Pandya, A length ball, outside off. Hardik punches it to covers.
12.2 : Nathan Ellis to Saurabh Tiwary, Full and on middle, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single.
12.1 : Nathan Ellis to Saurabh Tiwary, A slower length ball, on off. Tiwary steers it to point. Pandya yells a big 'NO' for the single.
11.6 : Change in bowling. Nathan Ellis is handed the ball. 1-0-5-0 so far! 
Arshdeep Singh to Saurabh Tiwary, On a length, on middle, tucked on the leg side for an easy single. 61 needed in 48 balls.
11.54 : Arshdeep Singh to Saurabh Tiwary, FOUR! Good shot! A full ball, on off. Saurabh Tiwary gets low and drives it through covers for a boundary. 
11.3 : Ouch! Arshdeep Singh throws the ball back towards Saurabh Tiwary who had ventured out of his crease slightly, but hits him near the box. Not a good sight. He goes down. KL Rahul comes to him quickly and helps him. Singh apologizes straightaway too. 
11.4 : Arshdeep Singh to Saurabh Tiwary, A length ball, on off. Saurabh Tiwary hits it back to the bowler. Arshdeep Singh has a shy at the keeper's stump but instead hits it back to Saurabh Tiwary. Singh apologizes for it straightaway. 
11.3 : Arshdeep Singh to Saurabh Tiwary, On middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
11.2 : Arshdeep Singh to Saurabh Tiwary, Very full and on middle. Saurabh Tiwary looks to drive but gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg for a brace.
11.1 : Arshdeep Singh to Saurabh Tiwary, Length ball, on off, tapped to point.
10.6 : Change. Arshdeep Singh (1-0-3-0) returns. 
Ravi Bishnoi to Saurabh Tiwary, Flatter and on off, pushed to covers for a single. 68 needed in 54 balls.
10.5 : Ravi Bishnoi to Hardik Pandya, A loopy ball, on middle. Hardik Pandya turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.4 : Ravi Bishnoi to Hardik Pandya, Full ball, way outside off. Left alone.
10.3 : Ravi Bishnoi to Hardik Pandya, Tossed up on middle. Pandya leans and defends it out.
10.2 : Ravi Bishnoi to Hardik Pandya, Full ball, outside off. Hardik Pandya swings and misses.
10.14 : Ravi Bishnoi to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Googly straightaway on middle. Hardik Pandya gets some bat on it as he looks to defend. The ball races away past short fine leg for a boundary. 
9.6 : Mohammed Shami to Hardik Pandya, Low full toss, dipping on the batter and on middle and leg. Pandya punches it to long on for a run.
9.5 : Hardik Pandya is the new man in.
0.0 : Strategic Time-Out! Mumbai have steadied the ship after a fabulous over from Ravi Bishnoi. They don't have to do anything fancy and just pick ones and twos. While, Punjab need to take wickets and pile up the pressure.  Also, Mohammed Shami is back into the attack.
9.5w : Mohammed Shami to Quinton de Kock, OUT! BOWLED! Mohammed Shami has the last laugh! The bowling change works and the dangerman Quinton de Kock is a goner. Shami hits the length hard and bowls it around the off stump, angling across the left-hander. De Kock goes for the pull again but it's not that short. De Kock ends up getting an inside edge and the ball goes on to hit the off stump. Could this be another turning point in this match?
9.44 : Mohammed Shami to Quinton de Kock, FOUR! The pressure is released yet again with the boundary. Short of a length and de Kock gets on top of the bounce and pulls it to wide long on for a boundary.
9.3 : Mohammed Shami to Saurabh Tiwary, Another single, just keeping the scoreboard ticking. Outside off and this is cut away through cover-point.
9.2 : Mohammed Shami to Quinton de Kock, Good shot for one. Good-length ball, around off. Quinton de Kock stands tall and punches it to sweeper cover for a run.
9.1 : Mohammed Shami to Saurabh Tiwary, Back of a length and on off. Saurabh Tiwary pushes it to mid off for a quick single.
8.6 : Harpreet Brar to Saurabh Tiwary, Nicely flighted, on middle. Tiwary pushes it down to long on for a single.
8.5 : Harpreet Brar to Saurabh Tiwary, Tossed up and patted back to the bowler.
8.4 : Harpreet Brar to Saurabh Tiwary, Fired in, outside off and nudged fine. The ball goes past short third man and Chris Gayle cuts it off, keeping it to a couple of runs.
8.36 : Harpreet Brar to Saurabh Tiwary, SIX! Tiwary goes high and handsome! Tossed up delivery, Saurabh Tiwary steps out of the crease and gets to the pitch of the ball before smashing it way over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
8.1 : Harpreet Brar to Saurabh Tiwary, This is on middle and wristed away to long on for a single.
8.2 : Harpreet Brar to Quinton de Kock, Flatter one, around off. De Kock flicks it off the back foot on the leg side and picks up a run.
7.6 : Harpreet Brar is into the attack. 
Ravi Bishnoi to Quinton de Kock, FOUR! Valiant effort but Quinton de Kock gets the boundary in the end. Flighted ball, outside off and de Kock lifts it high and wide of long off. The fielder runs from long on and puts in the desperate dive for the catch but can't get to it. The ball trickles into the fence.
7.5 : Ravi Bishnoi to Quinton de Kock, de Kock looks to reverse again but can't get it past the fielder. On off and hit straight to short third man.
7.4 : Ravi Bishnoi to Saurabh Tiwary, This is pushed outside off, Tiwary cuts it to deep point for another one.
7.3 : Ravi Bishnoi to Quinton de Kock, On middle and leg, worked to wide long on for a single by de Kock.
7.2 : Ravi Bishnoi to Quinton de Kock, Fired in full, around off. De Kock looks to reverse paddle but doesn't connect.
7.1 : Ravi Bishnoi to Quinton de Kock, On the pads, this is nudged behind square on the leg side for a couple.
6.6 : Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, Slower one, de Kock rocks back and mistimes his chip down to long on for another one.
6.2 : Review time! A run out appeal has been taken upstairs. Saurabh Tiwary has made his ground in time. Not Out it is. 
6.5 : Aiden Markram to Saurabh Tiwary, Sliding on the pads and flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.4 : Aiden Markram to Saurabh Tiwary, Fired in full on middle. Defended out by Tiwary.
6.3 : Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, Tossed up, on middle, de Kock works it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 
6.2 : Aiden Markram to Saurabh Tiwary, NOT OUT! A slight mix up but no harm done. Flatter ball, flicked towards square leg for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end. The third umpire has a quick look and shows the batter was well in. 
6.1 : Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, Fullish ball, this is flicked to deep mid-wicket for one.
5.6 : Nathan Ellis to Saurabh Tiwary, Slower ball, on middle, Tiwary keeps it out. Mumbai are at 30/2 at the end of the Powerplay, 106 more needed in 84 balls! 
5.54 : Nathan Ellis to Saurabh Tiwary, FOUR! Good shot! Around his body, on a length, nicely clipped away to the fine leg fence. 
5.4 : Nathan Ellis to Saurabh Tiwary, On a length on off, Tiwary blocks it out. 
5.3 : Nathan Ellis to Saurabh Tiwary, Back of a length, around off, pushed to covers. 
5.2 : Nathan Ellis to Quinton de Kock, Good-length ball, around off, pushed to the right of Ravi Bishnoi at mid off, who moves that side, dives and stops the ball. One run. 
0.0 : Nathan Ellis is into the attack. 
5.1 : Nathan Ellis to Quinton de Kock, Around off on a length, hit to the mid on fielder. 
4.64 : Aiden Markram to Saurabh Tiwary, FOUR! Well played! A flatter ball, on middle. Saurabh Tiwary makes room and then slaps it through point for a boundary. 
4.5 : Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, Full and on off. Quinton de Kock skips doen and smashes it to covers who lets it through and allows a single.
4.4 : Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, Flatter ball, angling on middle, driven to covers.
4.3 : Aiden Markram to Saurabh Tiwary, Now leans and drives it down to long off for a single. 
4.2 : Aiden Markram to Saurabh Tiwary, This one spins back in from outside off. Saurabh Tiwary pushes it off the inner half to the leg side.
4.1 : Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, Angles it on middle, this is pushed to mid-wicket for a single.
3.6 : Ravi Bishnoi to Quinton de Kock, Slight short, on off. Quinton de Kock turns it to mid-wicket for a single. 
3.5 : Ravi Bishnoi to Saurabh Tiwary, Almost had him there! A full ball, on the pads. Tiwary looks to flick but closes his bat face too early. It takes a soft leading edge to point and they take a single. 
3.4 : Saurabh Tiwary walks out now! 
Ravi Bishnoi to Suryakumar Yadav, OUT! TIMBER! A beauty of a delivery! Suryakumar Yadav goes for a golden duck! A flatter ball, it lands outside off and spins back in. Suryakumar Yadav plays away from the body as he looks to push. The ball sneaks through the vacant gate and disturbs the wood behind. Ravi Bishnoi is on a Hat-Trick. 
3.2 : Suryakumar Yadav is the new batter in. 
3.3w : Ravi Bishnoi to Rohit Sharma, OUT! TAKEN! An important breakthrough for Punjab! Bishnoi hurls in and serves a full ball, outside off, it was a googly. Rohit Sharma gets on his knee and looks to heave it but does not middle it. Hits it straight to mid on where Mandeep Singh gets low and takes a very good catch. 
3.2 : Ravi Bishnoi to Quinton de Kock, Quick single! A flatter ball, outside off, pushed to point for a single.
3.1 : Ravi Bishnoi to Quinton de Kock, PLAY AND A MISS! A full ball, slanting outside off. Quinton de Kock looks to drive but misses.
2.6 : Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, A low dipping full toss, on middle. Quinton de Kock lifts it to mid on. Just three runs off it. 121 needed in 102 balls.
2.5 : Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, Now serves a yorker, on middle. Quinton de Kock jams it out to covers. Lovely delivery. 
2.4 : Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, Another length ball, on middle. Quinton de Kock pushes it straight to covers.
2.3 : Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, Length ball, on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.
2.2 : Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, A length ball, on off. Quinton de Kock drives it through covers. The fielder runs back and cuts it off. Two taken.
2.1 : Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, Very full on middle, pushed to mid on.
1.6 : Change. Arshdeep Singh is introduced into the attack. 
Mohammed Shami to Rohit Sharma, Angles it on the pads. This is flicked through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
1.5 : Mohammed Shami to Rohit Sharma, Spills a length ball down the leg side. Sharma misses his flick. The ball brushes his thigh pad on its way to the keeper.
1.4 : Mohammed Shami to Rohit Sharma, Short of a length on middle. Rohit Sharma stands back and mistimes his pull, back on the deck. 
1.34 : Mohammed Shami to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! First boundary of the chase! A full ball, outside off. Rohit Sharma drives it through point for a boundary. 
1.2 : Mohammed Shami to Rohit Sharma, Appeal for caught behind but not given! A length ball, angling down the leg side. Rohit Sharma looks to flick but seems to miss it and Rahul dives to his left and grabs this. There was definitely some noise there. KL Rahul appeals but the umpire is unmoved. Looked to have brushed the pad on the way through. 
1.1 : Mohammed Shami to Rohit Sharma, A length ball, outside off, hint of away swing. Rohit Sharma blocks it out.
0.5 : Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end. 
0.6 : Aiden Markram to Rohit Sharma, Flatter and on off. Sharma skips down and eases it through mid on for a single. 6 runs coming of the first over.
0.5 : Aiden Markram to Rohit Sharma, Loopy ball, on off, pushed to mid off. 
0.4 : Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, Darted on the pads, this is flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, WIDE! Spills it down the leg side. Quinton de Kock misses his flick. 
0.3 : Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, Quinton de Kock is off the mark as well! A full ball, on off. Quinton de Kock pushes it past the diving point fielder for a brace.
0.2 : Aiden Markram to Quinton de Kock, Tossed up, on middle. Defended out.
0.1 : Aiden Markram to Rohit Sharma, Mumbai and Rohit Sharma are underway! Starts with a flatter ball, on middle, flicked to square leg for a single.