Punjab Kings decimate Mumbai Indians and win the match by 9 wickets

Punjab Kings-canter to nine-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians
Punjab Kings-canter to nine-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians

The 17th match in the 14th season of IPL was played on Friday (April 23)  between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram  Stadium. Punjab won the toss and decided to bowl first. Mumbai only scored 131  runs for 6 wickets in the first inning. In reply, Punjab scored 132 runs for one wicket  in 17.4 overs. 

This is Punjab King’s first win after three consecutive defeats this season.  They defeated Rajasthan Royals in their first match and later went on to lose in  their next three against Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers  Hyderabad. On the other hand, this is the second consecutive defeat of defending  champion Mumbai Indians. They were defeated by Delhi Capitals in their last  match. For Punjab, captain KL Rahul hit 60 off 52 balls. He hit three fours and three  sixes in his innings. Chris Gayle scored an unbeaten 43 off 35 balls. The universe  boss smashed 5 fours and 2 sixes while Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for 25 runs  off 20 balls. 

Mumbai Indians scored 131 runs losing 6 wickets. Captain Rohit scored the  highest of 63 runs off 51 balls. Apart from him, Suryakumar Yadav scored 33 runs.  Spinner Ravi Bishnoi, playing his first match of the season took 2 wickets. Fast  bowler Mohammed Shami also scalped 2 wickets. Kieron Pollard scored 16 off 12  balls. Ishan Kishan 6, Krunal Pandya 3 and Hardik Pandya 1 runs.

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