MI vs PBKS: “A Little Disappointed There”


Last Update on: April 23rd, 2023 at 12:22 am

Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians were handed a harsh thirteen runs loss in the 31st match of the Indian Premier League 2023 against Punjab Kings as they failed to breach the opposition’s 214 runs.

Mumbai Indians started off well after winning the toss as they put Punjab in a tough position in the first fourteen overs giving away just 105 runs. However, Arjun Tendulkar’s over changed the complexion of the game as Sam Curran and Harpreet Bhatia smoked him for 31 runs in the over. Punjab continued the onslaught racking up 109 runs in the last six overs to register a total of 214 runs on the board.

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Chasing the massive total on the board, Mumbai lost Ishan Kishan early but skipper Rohit Sharma kept things going as he racked up 44 runs off just 27 deliveries. Rohit Sharma’s knock was followed by two stunning fifties from Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green as they brought Mumbai closer to the target.

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However, Arshdeep Singh’s last two overs the 18th and the 20th overs in particular turned the game in Punjab’s favor as the bowler picked up 3 wickets in those two overs to finish with a four-wicket haul to hand his side the win.

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We Can’t Look Down And Start Worrying: Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma was present with the commentators after the end of the game where he discussed what went wrong for his side. Rohit talked about the woes with the death bowling, although talking about the positives Rohit also credited Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green for their respective knocks.

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“(On their death bowling) Yes, a little disappointment there, we made some errors in the field, not gonna look too much into that. Just keep our heads high, it was pretty even-stevens, we have won three and lost three, there is a lot of time left in the tournament.

“We can’t look down and start worrying about things. Yes we didn’t come out on top today. We made some errors but something to go back and look into it. (On Sky and Green) Quite happy with the way those two guys batted today, and they kept us in the game till the end. Credit to Arshdeep the way he bowled in the last couple of overs.”

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Mumbai Indians now have won three games and lost three and are positioned at the lower half of the points table and will be looking to bounce back soon with the first half of the season coming to an end.

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