Punjab Kings spinner Ravi Bishnoi has hurt the Mumbai Indians at a perfect time, delivering a crucial breakthrough in the ongoing encounter in Chennai. Ravi Bishnoi picked his second wicket of the night as Suryakumar Yadav could only find the edge of his bat while playing the reverse sweep. Chris Gayle, who was standing at short third man, took an easy catch.
The dismissal occurred in the 17th over as Mumbai Indians looked to latch on the Punjab Kings’ bowlers, considering there were only a few balls left. Suryakumar Yadav, who was on 33 that time, looked to play an unorthodox shot; however, he could only edge it to Chris Gayle at short third man. Bishnoi, who removed Ishan Kishan earlier, finished his spell with 4-0-21-2.
Yadav joined hands with Rohit Sharma to share potentially a match-winning stand of 79 off 56 deliveries after Quinton De Kock and Kishan departed cheaply. Earlier, Punjab Kings won the toss and their only change was drafting Ravi Bishnoi for Murugan Ashwin and it proved to be a significant one. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians fielded an unchanged side.
Punjab Kings would be desperately searching for a win as they have managed to win only one out of four matches in IPL 2021. On the contrary, the defending champions would be aiming for more consistency with their batting line-up as their bowling line-up have conjured two wins for them in four games, defending modest totals.