Punjab Kings secured their third win of the season as they held their nerves to beat Mumbai Indians by 12 runs in the 23rd match of the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Redemption for Odean Smith! After being Tewatia-d in the previous match, he conceded a six off the first ball of the final over.
However, he held his nerve and picked three wickets off the last four deliveries to finish with a four-fer Also Before he got Crucial Wicket of Dewald Brevis (Baby AB) and Change the Match For Panjab favour
Odean Smith after the match : I was just thinking it was such a coincidence, I was in the same situation (against Gujarat Titans). But I just backed myself tonight. I thought it would be hard for him (Unadkat) if he goes straight down the ground or on the leg-side.
Mumbai, meanwhile, faced a fifth-successive loss as they remain the only winless side in the season.
Batting first, PBKS slammed 198/5, riding on brilliant knocks from Shikhar Dhawan (70) and Mayank Agarwal (52) and Jitesh Sharma (30*).
Chasing a target of 199, MI were restricted to a total of 186 for nine. Mumbai Indians got off to a brisk start with Rohit Sharma hitting a flurry of boundaries.
However his innings was cut short by Rabada and Ishan Kishan followed him in the very next over. At 32/2, two teenagers joined hands.
Dewald Brevis top-scored for MI with a counter-attacking 49, he took nine balls to get off the mark but the teenage prodigy was quick to turn the tables. He went 4 6 6 6 6 against Rahul Chahar and turned the match on its head within a span of four deliveries. But rest of batting didn’t capitalize it.
Alongside Tilak Varma (35) and Suryakumar Yadav (43) brought MI close to the total but the two run outs of Tilak and Pollard eventually proved key to the side’s downfall.