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IPL-2023: Punjab Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 13 runs

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In IPL Cricket, Punjab Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 13 runs at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai last night. Chasing a big target of 215 runs, Mumbai Indians scored only 201 runs for six wickets in stipulated 20 Overs.

For Mumbai Indians, Cameron Green with 67 was the top scorer while Suryakumar Yadav and skipper Rohit Sharma chipped in with 57 and 44 runs. 

A low-scoring last-ball thriller, followed by a high-scoring humdinger! Just the perfect dose of entertainment to get your weekend rolling. We hope you had great fun following both the games. Another double-header lined-up tomorrow. First up, RCB taking on the Rajasthan Royals followed by KKR v CSK at the Eden Gardens. Expecting a sell-out at both venues. As ever, do remember to tune in early for all the IPL action. Until then, cheers and goodbye from Raju Peethala, Akshay Maanay, Abhinav Guha and Venky AV.

We are playing in Mumbai on Saturday, it’s a good wicket out there and we’re excited to play over there,” were Sam Curran’s exact words after his team’s loss to RCB at Mohali on Thursday and boy, did his team do justice to their skipper’s excitement! Thanks to this win, Punjab have now moved into the top half of the table. Mumbai, on the other hand, slipped to 7th spot with 3 wins from 6 games.

Sam Curran | PBKS skipper and Player of the Match: Pretty special. What an amazing ground. The environment is incredible here. It (the win) is a massive positive for us. I don’t think I should be getting the Man of the Match considering how the boys closed the game out there. Without Shikhar, we know we had to take that responsibility. Our group is coming together really well. Shikhar will be fit soon. We won 4 out of the 7 games and it is not a bad place to be. Have got great support from the management and the local guys. The boys are enjoying themselves, and it is still a long way to go and the important thing is enjoy the game and don’t put too much pressure on ourselves.

PBKS vs MI in the IPL – Even-Stevens!
Overall – Matches: 30, MI Won: 15, PBKS won: 15
At Wankhede – Matches: 10, MI Won: 5, PBKS won: 5
At Mohali – Matches: 8, MI won: 4, PBKS won: 4
Since 2018 – Matches: 10, MI Won: 5, PBKS won: 5

Bowlers with 50-plus wickets for PBKS in the IPL
84 – Piyush Chawla
73 – Sandeep Sharma
61 – Axar Patel
58 – Mohammed Shami
53 – Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep Singh: Feels good whenever I take wickets. Right now I feel even happier as the team won. I have shortened my run-up as it helped me with the no-ball problem and I am enjoying my cricket at the moment. Danny (Morrison) you should come and stand next to me (when bowling the final over), the heartbeat is not even close to 120.

Rohit Sharma | MI skipper: (On their death bowling) Yes, a little disappointment there, we made some errors in the field which can happen, not gonna look too much into that. Just keep our heads high, we have won three and lost three, pretty even-stevens at the moment. 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. (On Green and Sky) 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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