IPL 2024 Factors Desk, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Mumbai Indians Achieve Two Spots With Win, Punjab Kings Slip To…

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Ashutosh Sharma gave Mumbai Indians a mighty scare with a sensational 61 earlier than the five-time champions scraped via with a nine-run win over Punjab Kings within the IPL in Mullanpur on Thursday. Ashutosh unleashed a flurry of sixes in his 28-ball knock which introduced Punjab from the brink to close the end line however his dismissal within the 18th over turned the sport again in favour of Mumbai Indians. Punjab, who have been left tottering at 17/4 of their chase of 193 , got here again roaring via Ashutosh and Shashank Singh (41 off 25) earlier than ending at 183 all-out in 19.1 overs.

The win helped Mumbai Indians rise to the seventh spot, whereas Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings slipped a spot every to maneuver to the eighth and ninth spot, respectively. Remainder of the factors desk remained unchanged.

Virat Kohli remained on the high spot within the run-scorers’ chart whereas Jasprit Bumrah changed Yuzvendra Chahal for the Purple Cap.

Suryakumar Yadav (78) starred with the bat for Mumbai Indians to take them to 192 for seven.

It was Mumbai’s third win in seven video games whereas Punjab’s slide continued with their fifth loss in seven matches.

Regardless of an early four-wicket burst from pacers Jasprit Bumrah (3/21) and Gerald Coetzee (3/32), MI as soon as once more paid a heavy worth of being peculiar with the ball. Akash Madhwal gave away 46 for one wicket in his 3.1 overs.

Ashutosh produced a panoramic knock, hammering seven sixes and two fours after Shashank’s counterattack introduced Punjab again on observe following early wickets.

The best-handed Shashank smacked every of his three sixes off leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal (1/26).

Ashutosh was adroit together with his strokes notably on the leg-side.

Harpreet Brar proved he’s no mug with the bat both, because the left-handed tailender unleashed lofted hits in his very important 20-ball 21 with two fours and a six. On the high of the order, Prabhsimran Singh’s (0) poor run continued when the right-hander edged one behind to be caught by a diving Ishan Kishan, with Coetzee redeeming himself after a poor begin with the ball.

Bumrah put Mumbai Indians in full command with twin strikes in his opening over.

On his fourth supply, the ace pacer fired a vicious in-swinging yorker which left Rilee Rossouw (0) practically toppling over together with his off and center stump uprooted.

Later within the over, a sensible assessment in opposition to an on-field name for a large resulted in Bumrah bagging his second wicket off an innocuous supply.

This one, fired down the leg, had the ball kissing Sam Curran’s (6) bat earlier than settling into Ishan Kishan’s glove, which was confirmed by the DRS assessment.

Coetzee then piled additional distress on fallible Punjab as he bounced out Liam Livingstone (1).

Earlier, Suryakumar and Tilak Varma (34 not out off 18) produced gritty knocks on a sluggish wicket to fireplace Mumbai Indians to a aggressive whole.

On a usually low and gradual floor right here, MI batters struggled for timing but garnered the very best whole to this point at IPL’s latest venue.

Rohit (36 off 25) and Suryakumar supplied the bedrock with a sturdy 81-run stand for the second wicket earlier than Varma and Tim David (14 off seven) discovered their mojo.

Taking part in in his 250th IPL match, Rohit introduced up his 6,500 runs within the competitors.

(With PTI Inputs)

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