TATA IPL 2024 Match 33 , PBKS Vs MI – Match Report

TATA IPL 2024 Match 33 , PBKS Vs MI – Match Report

Jasprit Bumrah (3/21) and Gerald Coetzee’s (3/32) superb spells coupled with a scintillating 78-run knock from Surya Kumar Yadav and brilliant fielding helped Mumbai Indians edge Punjab Kings by nine runs in a thrilling Match 33 of the TATA IPL 2024 at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur.

MI survived a splendid Ashutosh Sharma (61 off 28) blitz after Suryakumar Yadav’s 78(53) had helped the visitors post 192/7. Bumrah and Coetzee then sparkled in the second innings, picking up three wickets each to help MI get back to winning ways.   

Defending 193, Mumbai Indians got off to a splendid start, reducing Punjab Kings to 14/4 inside the first three overs. It was an eventful start for Gerald Coetzee in the first over as Sam Curran cracked a four off the first ball and then Coetzee sprayed the second one down the leg side for five WIDES. The MI pacer, however, bounced back off the next ball as he had Prabhsimran Singh strangled down the leg side via a brilliant flying catch from Ishan Kishan. Jasprit Bumrah then arrived in style as he cleaned up Riley Rossouw with a spectacular full inswinger.

Two balls later, an excellent review had Curran walking back as Bumrah strangled him down the leg side. Coetzee then made things worse for PBKS, having Liam Livingstone caught and bowled in the next over.

Shashank Singh and Impact Player Harpreet Singh then stabilised things for a brief moment before a splendid diving caught and bowled by Shreyas Gopal sent back Harpreet in the seventh over.

Shashank tried to release some pressure with consecutive sixes off Gopal in the 9th over, but the home side lost another wicket post the Strategic Timeout as Akash Madhwal trapped Jitesh Sharma LBW.

Shashank and Ashutosh Sharma then got together and counter-attacked with a brisk 17-ball 34-run stand. But Pandya brought back Bumrah and he struck immediately, outfoxing Shashank (41 off 25) with a typical Bumrah slower one. 

Ashutosh, though, kept hitting powerful sixes. Harpreet Brar arrived and joined the boundary hitting party as the duo turned tables. Ashutosh got to his maiden IPL fifty in style, off 23 balls, with a six over long off off Madhwal and then reverse swept the next ball over third man for a six. Brar finished the over in style with a massive six downtown as the pair accumulated 24 runs off the 16th over to bring the equation down to 28 needed off 24.

Bumrah came back to bowl a very good 17th over, conceding just three. The pressure built, and Coetzee reaped rewards as he had the dangerous Ashutosh (61 off 28) caught at deep mid-wicket off a short delivery off the first ball of the next over to pull things back in MI’s favour. Coetzee conceded just two runs in the 18th over as the equation came down to 23 needed off 12.

Brar and Harshal Patel added four from the first three balls of the 19th over from Pandya, but Brar departed off the fourth ball. Rabada arrived and hammered the first ball for a six to keep the chase alive. A single off the last ball brought the equation down to 12 needed off the last over.

Madhwal was entrusted with the job of bowling the last over. He started off with a wide first ball. Rabada then jammed the next ball to deep point and the batters set off for a single and then a risky second. Mohammad Nabi, in the deep, though, was up to the task, and he replied with a superb throw. Ishan Kishan, with his quick glovework, disturbed the stumps in a flash at the striker’s end as Rabada dived in. Replays showed that Rabada was short, and MI set off in exuberant celebrations.

Earlier, Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to field. Sam Curran continued to lead the side in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, who was yet to recover from a niggle.

PBKS, who have been impressive in the Powerplays, started off well again as Kagiso Rabada struck early to dismiss Ishan Kishan, having him caught at deep backward point in the third over. Suryakumar Yadav, though, arrived and went on the attack straightaway hitting two fours in the same over. At the other end, Rohit looked in good touch as he cracked a couple of fours and sixed inside the Powerplay. In between, he survived a scare as he was given out LBW, but he decided to review and replays showed it was missing leg.

Suryakumar Yadav upped the ante in the last over of the Powerplay, smashing a four a six off Curran to take the score to 54/1 at the end of the Powerplay.

The pair kept chipping away the runs and brought up the 50-run stand in the ninth over. Suryakumar took up the mantle of acceleration and also unleashed his favourite ‘Supla’ shot as he brought up his fifty off just 34 balls. 

PBKS needed a wicket at this stage, and captain Curran provided it as he brought himself back into the attack and had Rohit 36(25) caught at backward point to break the 81-run stand. PBKS pulled things back a bit and dried up the boundaries. 

Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav finally released the pressure valve, hitting three fours off Arshdeep Singh in the 15th over. Suryakumar was then adjudged LBW in the next over, but he successfully reviewed and then went on the attack, smashing a four and a six off the next two balls before Varma joined the party, thumping a pull over mid-wicket for another six in the over.

Curran finally struck in the next over, having Suryakumar (78 off 53) caught at backward point via an excellent leaping catch from Prabhsimran Singh. Captain Hardik Pandya departed in the next over but Varma and Tim David provided a crucial late surge, adding 23 off just eight balls.

But Harshal bowled an excellent last over to give away just seven runs and picking up the wickets of Tim David and Romario Shepherd along with running out Mohammad Nabi off the last ball. Tilak Varma remained unbeaten on 33 off 17 balls as MI posted 192/7. Mumbai Indians introduced Akash Madhwal as their Impact Player, replacing Suryakumar Yadav at the start of the second innings. 


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