First Team Ever! Mumbai Indians register their name in record books with historic chase vs Punjab Kings

First Team Ever! Mumbai Indians register their name in record books with historic chase vs Punjab Kings

Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings produced an exciting game of cricket that was another high-scoring affair in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League. It was a record-breaking match that saw two teams go after each other and produce a nail-biting contest.


It started with Rohit Sharma winning the toss and putting Punjab to bat first. Despite some debacles early on, PBKS went on to score a mammoth total. It was an unbelievable partnership for the third wicket between Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone. Both added an unbeaten 119 runs for the third wicket.

As a result, PBKS posted an identical score of 214 as they did in their last meeting with MI earlier this season. It was the first time that a team scored 200 or more in four consecutive games. Jitesh played a brilliant cameo of 49 off 27, while Livingstone scored 82 not out with seven fours and four maximums at a strike rate of 195.24.


The chase didn’t go well for the five-time champion. Rohit registered his 15th IPL duck and got dismissed in the very first over. Cameron Green (23) and Ishan Kishan added a 54-run second-wicket partnership. Green’s wicket brought Suryakumar Yadav to the crease.

That was the turning point in the game. Surya and Ishan added a staggering partnership for the third wicket of 116 runs. That partnership pushed MI on the top, and Mumbai Indians made 216/4 in 18.5 overs to win by six wickets.

Ishan scored a 41-ball 71 and was adjudged “Man of the Match” for his inning. Meanwhile, Suryakumar scored a 22-ball fifty and made 66 off 31 at a strike rate of 212.90. With this win, Mumbai Indians became the first team to score 200 or more in consecutive games. No other teams have chased 200 totals in back-to-back matches.


In the previous game, Mumbai beat Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, chasing the target of 212 runs. MI made 214/4 with an unbeaten cameo from Tim David (45 off 14). These two wins will surely give the five-time champion great confidence moving ahead. They have jumped to sixth place with 10 points.

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