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IPL 2020 MI Vs KXIP: Pollard Hardik Explosion Gives Punjab Another Loss!

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Source: CricGram

Mumbai Indians Fire Up, In The End, To Put A Mammoth Total Against Punjab In IPL 2020

Mumbai Indians took on Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 in an encounter that promised many to be a thrilling one. MI went out to bat first, and it was a Rohit show all the way. He was at his best as no bowler had an answer to his batting who went on to make 70 from 45 balls. However, the best was yet to come when Keiron Pollard and Hardik Pandya came in the death and hit Punjab bowlers in all directions. Pollard hit 47 in just 20 balls while Hardik made a quick 30 in 10 balls.

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Source: CricGram

Punjab Bowlers Struggle Again Against MI In IPL 2020

Punjab bowlers gave a below-par performance yet again after a horrific death bowling against Rajasthan that led to Rajasthan chasing down a 200+ target. While Shami and Cottrell were more or less okay with the ball, no one was able to ensure regular break of wickets. Neesham went for over 50 runs in his four overs while Gowtham was also expensive giving away 45 runs in his four overs.

Punjab Batsman Find The Target Too Much Against MI

Punjab batsmen came out to chase a big total, and it was necessary to go for the boundaries from the start. Rahul and Mayank looked like they would take the game away, but the two gave away their wickets just when they were looking to get dangerous. Nicholas Pooran also looked good, but lack of support from the other end put pressure on him, and he went back at 44. Eventually, Punjab could only manage 143 in the twenty overs, and Mumbai won the match.

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Source: The Quint

Bumrah Shines In Mumbai Win Against Punjab In IPL 2020

Bumrah was at his usual best with the ball as he took two wickets and gave just 18 runs from his four overs. Moreover, Rahul Chahar was also impressive as he also took down two Punjab batsmen. Mumbai bowlers managed to do what Punjab couldn’t- take wickets.

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