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IPL 2019, Punjab vs Mumbai: How the action unfolded

Team Punjab led by Ravichandran Ashwin defeated Mumbai by 8 wickets in the ninth clash of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Saturday. 

IPL 2019, Punjab vs Mumbai: How the action unfolded
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Team Punjab, led by Ravichandran Ashwin, registered victory by a margin of 8 wickets in their first home clash after being handed a target of 177 runs against Mumbai, led by Rohit Sharma.

Here are the highlights: 

# Punjab win by 8 wickets! 

# Punjab 177/2 (18.4 overs)

# Need 14 runs in 18 deliveries! 

# Punjab 163/2 (17 overs)

# Jasprit Bumrah to bowl his 3rd over with 25 runs needed off 24 balls! 

# 12 runs from the over, Punjab 152/2 (16 overs)

#Lasith Malinga to bowl his third over!  

# Time for the final strategic timeout! 

# 19 runs from the over, Punjab 140/2 (15 overs)

# Hardik Pandya into the attack! 

# 12 runs and a wicket off the over, Punjab 121/2 (14 overs)

# David Miller is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Mayank Agarwal hands a return catch to Krunal Pandya with the bowler making no mistakes. Punjab 117/2 (13.3 overs) 

# Krunal Pandya to bowl his final over! 

# Punjab 109/1 (13 overs) with just 6 runs off the over.

# Hardik Pandya into the attack! 

# 12 runs off the over, Punjab 103/1 (12 overs)

# Krunal Pandya to bowl his third over! 

# 7 runs off the over, Punjab 91/1 (11 overs)

# Mitchell McLeneghan to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# 11 runs off the over, Punjab 84/1 (10 overs)

# Krunal Pandya to bowl his second over! 

# 12 runs off the over, Punjab 73/1 (9 overs)

# Mayank Markande into the attack! 

# Punjab 61/1 (8 overs)

# Mayank Agarwal is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Gayle dismissed for 40 following a big shot off a wide off delivery, which the batsman fails to connect effectively, handing a catch to Hardik Pandya. Punjab 53/1 (7.2 overs)

# Krunal Pandya into the attack! 

# 14 runs off the over, following consecutive sixes by Chris Gayle. Punjab 52/0 (7 overs)

# Hardik Pandya into the attack! 

# Just 2 runs off the over, Punjab 38/0 (6 overs)

# Bumrah set to continue with the ball! 

# 9 runs off the over, Punjab 36/0 (5 overs)

# Lasith Malinga to bowl his second over! 

# Just four runs off the over, following a boundary. Punjab 27/0 (4 overs) 

# Jasprit Bumrah into the attack! 

# 15 runs off the over, as Gayle smashes consecutive sixes to complete 300 sixes in the IPL. Punjab 23/0 (3 overs)

# McLeneghan to continue with the ball! 

# 3 runs off the second over, Punjab 8/0 (2 overs)

# Lasith Malinga to bowl the second over! 

# 5 runs from the first over following a boundary off the final delivery. Punjab 5/0 (1 over)

# Mitchell McLeneghan to bowl the opening over! 

# Punjab openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul have made their way down to the crease with the chase set to kick off soon!

# Punjab need 177 runs to win!

# Mumbai 176/7 (20 overs)

# Mayank Markande is the new batsman in!  

# Wicket! Hardik Pandya attempts to go for a big hit but fails to generate the necessary elevation with Mandeep Singh pulling off a catch on the boundary ropes. Mumbai 175/7 (19.4 overs)

# Mohammed Shami to bowl the final over of the innings! 

# Mumbai 167/6 (19 overs)

# Mitchell McLeneghan is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Krunal Pandya dismissed for 10 following a shot over square leg without proper contact, with Murugan Ashwin pulling off the catch. Mumbai 162/6 (18.3 overs) 

# Hardus Viljoen to bowl his final over! 

# 8 runs off the over, Mumbai 154/5 (18 overs)

# Krunal Pandya is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Pollard dismissed for 7 with Mayank Agarwal pulling off an excellent catch on the boundary ropes. Mumbai 146/5 (17.1 overs)

# Andrew Tye to bowl his final over! 

# 9 runs off the over, Mumbai 146/4 (17 overs)

# Viljoen to bowl his 3rd over! 

# 6 runs off the over, Mumbai 137/4 (16 overs)

# Andrew Tye into the attack! 

# Mumbai 131/4 (15 overs)

# Hardik Pandya is the next man in! 

# Wicket! Yuvraj Singh departs for 18 runs off 21 balls as he attempts to go for a big hit off a turning delivery without much contact, with Mohammed Shami making no mistakes. Mumbai 126/4 (14.4 overs)

# Murugan Ashwin to bowl his final over! 

# Just 4 runs off the over, Mumbai 124/3 (14 overs)

# Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl his final over! 

# Kieron Pollard is the new man in! 

# Wicket! de Kock departs for 60 off 38 deliveries as he attempts to go for a cross-batted shot without proper contact, with the batsman adjudged lbw. Mumbai 120/3 (13 overs)

# Mohammed Shami to bowl his 3rd over!

# 8 runs off the over, Mumbai 110/2 (12 overs)

# Quinton de Kock completes his half-century off 35 deliveries! 

# Murugan Ashwin to bowl his third over! 

# 11 runs off the over,  Mumbai 102/2 (11 overs)

# Andrew Tye into the attack! 

# 11 runs off the over as de Kock inches closer to a half-century. Mumbai 91/2 (11 overs)

# Mohammed Shami into the attack! 

# Time for the strategic timeout! 

# 9 runs off the over, following consecutive boundaries by de Kock. Mumbai 80/2 (9 overs) 

# Murugan Ashwin to bowl his second over! 

# 7 runs off the over, Mumbai 71/2 (8 overs)

# Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl his third over! 

# Just 2 runs and a wicket off the over, Mumbai 64/2 (7 overs)

# Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Ashwin strikes off the second delivery of the over, with a delivery which kept low going on to hit the pads resulting in Suryakumar Yadav being adjudged lbw. Mumbai 62/2 (6.2 overs) 

# Murugan Ashwin to bowl his first over! 

# 11 runs and a wicket off the over, Mumbai 62/1 (6 overs)

# Suryakumar Yadav is the next man in! 

# Wicket! Rohit departs for 32 after being adjudged lbw off the second delivery of the innings. Mumbai 51/1 (5.2 overs)  

# Hardus Viljoen to bowl the final over of the powerplay! 

# 17 runs off the over comprising of two boundaries with Mumbai 50/0 (5 overs)

# Andrew Tye set to bowl his first over! 

# 7 runs off the over, Mumbai 31/0 (4 overs)

# Hardus Viljoen into the attack! 

# 8 runs off the over, with de Kock nearly dismissed following a risky shot over backward square leg. Mumbai 28/0 (3 overs)

# Ashwin continues with the ball! 

# 13 runs off the over, as Rohit smashes two boundaries to make 20/0 (2 overs)

# Mohammed Shami to bowl the second over! 

# 7 runs from the opening over following a boundary off the last delivery. The over comprised of 7 deliveries which is something the umpires failed to detect. Mumbai 7/0 (1 over)

# Mumbai openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are set to get the match underway with Ravichandran Ashwin set to bowl the opening over! 

# The umpires have made their way down to the pitch with the Team Punjab players already on the field!  

# Just a few minutes left for the first delivery of the match!  

# Team Mumbai (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

# Team Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye. 

# Murugan Ashwin has replaced Varun Chakravarthy in the lineup with Mumbai fielding an unchanged side!  

# Team Punjab have won the toss and opted to field! 

# The toss is set to take place in a few minutes! 

# Chris Gayle needs 2 sixes to become the first batsman to hit 300 sixes in the IPL!  

# The first match of the doubleheader on Saturday is between Team Punjab and Mumbai who have recorded a win apiece in the IPL this year! 

A controversy-laden first two games at their back, Team Punjab will look to exploit familiar conditions in their first home match of the IPL when they take on Mumbai on Saturday.

With the tournament still in its early stages and the two teams having won a game each, the balance is not tilted in anyone's favour and the Saturday's tie is expected to be a keenly fought one.

The two rival sides boast of some star players in their line-up and each team will hope to deliver an effective performance when it matters.

Teams (From): 

Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (capt), Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agrawal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and David Miller, Sam Curran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mandeep Singh, Simran Singh.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav and Quinton de Kock. 

(With PTI Inputs)