MI vs PBKS First Innings – Suryakumar’s Blazing 78 Sets Up Intriguing Run Chase for PBKS Against MI

Sam curran and Hardik Pandya MI vs PBKS

MI vs PBKS – MI Post Challenging 192/7 After Suryakumar’s Blazing 78

Mumbai Indians put up a challenging total of 192/7 in their allotted 20 overs against Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium. Opting to bat first, MI lost opener Ishan Kishan early for 8 to Kagiso Rabada. However, captain Rohit Sharma (36 off 25) and Suryakumar Yadav (78 off 53) rebuilt with a 59-run stand.

Once Rohit departed, caught by Harpreet Brar off Sam Curran, Suryakumar took charge. The stylish right-hander played some delightful strokes, scoring his runs at a strike rate of 147. He brought up his fifty off just 34 balls before finally holing out to Prabhsimran Singh off Curran.

Rohit and Surya MI
Rohit and Surya MI

Useful cameos from Tilak Varma (34 off 18) and Tim David (14 off 7) propelled MI towards the end. While Harshal Patel picked up 3 wickets, Sam Curran also chipped in with 2 scalps. Despite some tight overs in the middle, MI managed to cross 190 thanks to Suryakumar’s brilliance.

For PBKS, the pitch appeared on the slower side which could make things tricky while chasing. With Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada opening the bowling, their batters will need to be cautious early on against the new ball. An intriguing run chase is on the cards at Wankhede.

MI vs PBKS – Top 3 Batting Performances:

  1. Suryakumar Yadav (MI) – 78 runs off 53 balls (7 fours, 3 sixes)
  2. Rohit Sharma (MI) – 36 runs off 25 balls (2 fours, 3 sixes)
  3. Tilak Varma (MI) – 34 runs off 18 balls (2 fours, 1 six)

MI vs PBKS Facts and Stats Post First Innings

  • This was Suryakumar Yadav’s 17th IPL innings of 75 or more runs, but the first time his strike rate was below 160 (147.16).
  • Rohit Sharma became the 2nd player after MS Dhoni to play 250 IPL matches.
  • Mumbai Indians hit 25 sixes in the powerplay overs this IPL season, the most by any team.
  • Harshal Patel now has 3 dismissals against Hardik Pandya in IPL matches in just 13 balls bowled to him.
  • Suryakumar Yadav brought up his 23rd IPL fifty in this innings.
  • Mumbai hit 11 sixes in their total of 192/7, with Rohit (3), Surya (3) and Tilak (1) doing the bulk of the maximums.

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