Punjab lord it over Mumbai

Afp, Chennai

25 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Captain K.L. Rahul and Chris Gayle plundered easy runs as Punjab Kings inflicted the third defeat of the season on IPL champions Mumbai Indians on Friday.

Rahul hit 60 and veteran West Indies batsman Gayle 43 as Punjab raced to 132 for one in 17.4 overs to beat Mumbai by nine wickets. Mumbai, five times winners of the Indian Premier League title, were let down by their middle order batsmen again as they made 131 for six from their 20 overs.

Capain Rohit Sharma hit a 52 ball 63 with two sixes and five fours, Suryakumar Yadav made 33 and Kieron Pollard 16 off 12 balls, but other wickets went too easily. Punjab’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami and spinner Ravi Bishnoi both took two for 21 as Punjab put the squeeze on their opponents.