MI vs PBKS highlights: Agarwal and Dhawan show excellence

IPL 2022 PBKS vs MI highlights: Punjab wins by 12 runs, secures their third win for the season while Mumbai Indians incurs fifth defeat, remains as the only winless side. Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal shows his dedication for the role, wins Man of the Match.

Punjab Kings secured their third win of the season after defeating Mumbai Indians by 12 runs in the 23rd Match of IPL 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, Mumbai on Thursday. Mumbai, however faced their fifth-successive loss this season and remain the only winless side. 

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PBKS bat first scored a 198/5, steered by amazing game by Shikhar Dhawan (70), Mayank Agarwal (52), who showed great maturity in captaincy strengthening PBKS further, and Jitesh Sharma (30*).  During the run-chase Dewald Brevis’ (49) alongside Tilak Varma (35) and Suryakumar Yadav (43) brought MI, who had won the toss and chose to bowl, somewhat close to the total but went in vain after Varma and Pollard’s two run outs. Tymal Mills fell in a ditch on the final ball of the innings as Odean Smith picked his third wicket of the over and fourth of the night. This wall all PBKS needed to complete a beautiful 12-run over Mumbai. For MI, Brevis and Suryakumar were a sheer beauty to witness but consistent wickets kept snatching away their chances as they remained winless.  

Mayank Agarwal won Player of the Match and while chasing a target of 199, Mumbai was reduced to a total of 186 for nine. Dewald did score the highest for MI with a counter attacking 49 as Smith was the pick of the bowlers for PBKS, bagging four wickets. Prior to this PBKS had managed to post a total of 198 for five against MI. Dhawan and Mayank had showed us a brilliant finish to the innings followed by J Sharma and Sharukh providing a heavy push to PBKS’s score. 

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Mumbai had previously lost to Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore whereas, Punjab Kings on the other hand, initiated the season with brilliant run-chase against RCB but got defeated by KKr followed by a win against CSK and then again got defeated by Gujarat Titans. 

Mumbai Indians severely need to buckle up as their pit gets deeper with every loss, Punjab Kings keep striving for victories making us wait for the next excellent win.