Punjab Kings recorded a brilliant last over thriller victory over the hosts Mumbai Indians in the match number 30 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Batting first, Punjab Kings scored 214 runs in their 20 overs. The team had lost 4 wickets for 83 runs before captain Sam Curran and Harpreet Singh Bhatia formed a good partnership for the 5th wicket.
However, the real work was done by Curran and Jitesh Sharma. While the former scored 55 runs in 29 balls, the latter scored 25 runs in 7 balls.
Chasing the total, Ishan Kishan departed early. Captain Rohit Sharma also departed after adding little more runs, missing out on a fifty. But Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav played important inning as the former scored 67 runs in 43 balls while the latter smashed 26 balls 57 runs.
However, after Suryakumar departed, other Mumbai batters failed to chase the target and eventually lost the match in the last over where they lost 2 crucial wickets.
Fans have been praising Jitesh Sharma meanwhile for his inning as it played a decisive role in Punjab Kings’ win today. See how Twitterati reacted.
A lovely cameo from Jitesh Sharma – 25 in just 7 balls with 4 sixes. He smashed a 104M six as well. pic.twitter.com/zV2HZ4bnq3— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 22, 2023
Jitesh Sharma the difference between the sides…— Shrikant (@HomerOpines) April 22, 2023
Jitesh Sharma was the difference.— Vinay Lamba (18.5) (@VinayLamba_) April 22, 2023
Deserves MOM today 🔥#MIvsPBKS
In a match like this, winning team needed Jitesh Sharma like innings that would eventually make the difference. That’s the template in the modern T20 cricket. #IPL2023— Prince Arora (@Princy_2310) April 22, 2023
Game changing moment today is Arjun Tendulkar over 😭— Satya biyyala (@BiyyalaSatya) April 22, 2023
Excellent batting from sam , jitesh Sharma 🔥
Excellent over arshdeep Singh 🔥🔥
Jitesh Sharma is the unsung hero of the #PBKSvsMI match. 25 of 7 with 4 sixes! Perfect Tadka!💪💪💪💪— Kritic (@Kritic5) April 22, 2023
Giving 15th over to a spinner Rahul Chahar was a wrong move by Sam Curran. It was most expensive and costed 17 runs.#MIvsPBKS #IPL2O23 #IPL #IPL23
And how crucial were those 4 sixes by Jitesh. Jitesh Sharma’s cameo at the end made such a huge difference to this game #PBKS #PBKSvMI https://t.co/WiMV09eTQw— Aadit Kapadia (@ask0704) April 22, 2023