First Time Ever! Rohit Sharma’s MI Make IPL History With Giant Run-Chase vs PBKS
Rohit Sharma elated as MI defeated PBKS by 6 wickets© BCCI/Sportzpics
Mumbai Indians registered their identify within the historical past books as they efficiently chased down the goal of 215 runs towards Punjab Kings within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Wednesday. In what was yet one more high-scoring contest within the sixteenth version of the T20 league, Mumbai Indians noticed emphatic performances from Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan because the Indian duo guided the workforce to a 6-wicket win in Mohali. As a results of the profitable run-chase, the 5-time champions turned the primary facet in IPL historical past to chase down a 200-plus goal for 2 consecutive matches.
In the match earlier than, Tim David’s heroics had helped the workforce safe a memorable victory over Rajasthan Royals, with Rohit’s males efficiently chasing down a 213-run goal.
Considering the style during which MI’s batting unit has carried out this season, the goal of 215 runs set by Punjab regarded like a stiff ask. But, Ishan laid the platform brilliantly with a 41-ball 75. Cameron Green (23 off 18) and Suryakumar Yadav (31-ball 66) saved the workforce within the chase.
However, after Surya departed, MI followers had a motive to fret. But, Tim David and Tilak Varma proved how good the Mohali wicket was for batters. The two scored 19 off 10 and 26 off 10 respectively to complete off the chase in 18.5 overs.
“When we started the T20 format, 150 was a winning score. One extra batter makes a huge difference as well. The average score is around 180 this season, I was checking. SKY has been doing that for a couple of overs. To play behind the wicket is his strength. He utilised it well. Kishan and SKY batted brilliantly,” MI skipper Rohit stated on the finish of the match.
The outcome additionally noticed PBKS failing to interrupt their duck in dwelling video games. It was the fourth consecutive defeat for the Shikhar Dhawan-led franchise in Mohali.
The victory sees Mumbai Indians positioned sixth spot within the factors desk, with 5 wins in 9 matches.
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