The Punjab Kings put on an all-around clinical performance as they beat the Mumbai Indians by 12 runs in the 2022 IPL game at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
The Indians from Mumbai lost their fifth straight game in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) after the Punjab Kings (PBKS) beat the five-time champions by 12 runs in Pune on Wednesday. Punjab Kings conceded the first game thanks to the outstanding performance of Mumbai Indians bowlers in IPL-2022 after brilliant batting by Shikhar Dhawan (70) and Captain Mayank Agarwal (52) (Punjab Kings) victory. Previously, Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal hosted the Punjab Kings (PBKS) batting show which completely dominated the Indian bowlers from Mumbai. In the first half, skipper Mayank Agarwal and veteran Shikhar Dhawan led the Punjab Kings to nearly 200 runs on the green in Pune, marking their first half-century.
Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal shared 97 runs to the starting grandstand at 9.3 to set the stage for the Kings of the Punjab total after they were sent to bat. Losing first, rookies Shikhar Dhawan (70) and Mayank Agarwal (52) went half a century to give the PBKS a solid platform before Jitesh Sharma also hit a good 30 without being knocked out. Jitesh Sharma played blind with 15 balls 30 runs innings, while Shah Rukh Khan broke a pair of sixes on the 13th to take the Punjab Kings to 198/5 in 20 overs. Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal and Kiron Pollard only got 19 runs out of 14 while the Punjab Kings stepped up with the ball, and Mumbai made what seemed like a conscious and forced effort to take the match to depth, given the lack of a joke to follow.
Three consecutive single figures didn’t change Mayank Agarwal’s approach. He gave the PBKS the first ammunition to charge 65 for 0 after six overs: the season’s fourth-highest powerplay and Pune’s highest. In the season. Rohit Sharma and opening partner Ishan Kishan (3 of 6) scored 31 over 3.4 overs before Kagiso Rabada drew first blood. Shikhar Dhawan didn’t get the support Johnny Bairstow (12) and Liam Livingston (2) needed, who came into the fight late and didn’t manage to score much for Punjab. T20 type cricket that Shikhar Dhawan has been playing for the past three years; he started this season a little slow, it wasn’t a lack of form, but he saw a lack of runs and significant results.
Odean Smith was the pick of the bowlers for Punjab; after a disappointing performance against the Gujarat Titans, it was a good time to bounce back and show his capabilities. Picking up 4 minutes in three overs for just 30 runs shows how brilliantly he bowled in such a high scoring game.