Arshdeep Singh's last-over heroics enable Punjab Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 13 runs at Wankhede Stadium.

Pacer Arshdeep Singh kept his nerve in the last over to help Punjab Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 13 runs on Tuesday. Punjab Kings needed 15 runs in the last over, but Arshdeep gave up only two runs and got two wickets.Earlier, Sam Curran hit a stunning 29-ball-55 to help Punjab Kings recover from a perilous situation to post a strong 214 for 8 against Mumbai Indians. With 131 runs approaching in the final 10 overs, a 92-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Harpreet Bhatia (41 off 28 balls) reversed the game's fate.Arjun Tendulkar (1/48 in 3 overs), making his IPL debut this season, got off to a good start but was bowled for 31 in his third over as 69 runs were scored between overs 16-18. Jofra Archer and Cameron Green took 13 and 25, respectively, in the 17th and 18th overs.Curran, who hit his maiden IPL fifty this season, and Bhatia, who blasted a 28-ball 41 (4x4s, 2x6s) while providing 92 runs from 50 balls for the fifth wicket to help Punjab Kings reach a massive total. MI bowlers stifled Punjab's middle order after they had a good start.Curran smashed five fours and four sixes to help Punjab Kings comeback admirably after falling down in the middle overs here at the Wankhede Stadium.Punjab Kings were 97/4 after 13 overs, but they added 117 runs in the following seven overs, with 96 coming off the final 30 balls, thanks to great contributions from Curran, Bhatia, and Jitesh Sharma. Jitesh Sharma, Punjab's wicketkeeper-batsman, hit four sixes in his seven-ball 25 before being caught by Jason Behrendorff in the last over.

Apr 22, 2023 5:53 PM