Live Cricket Score: MI Vs PBKS, Match 42, IPL 2021

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Live Cricket Score: MI Vs PBKS, Match 42, IPL 2021Can Mumbai fire as a unit?

Hardik finishes it off for MI!

Mohammed Shami's penultimate over is taken on by Hardik and he gets MI over the line courtesy a dropped catch at the boundary by Deepak Hooda that is tipped over for six. That ends a three-match losing streak for MI and they finally get a win in the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Hardik's unbeaten on 40 off 30 while Pollard does his job with a 7-ball 15. Clinical finish by the duo, and it takes MI to 10 points and fifth place on the points table.

16 off the last 2!

Kieron Pollard manages a six and a four off Arshdeep, who was trying to angle all across the right-hander. That brings the equation down further, and it's MI in the driver's seat now.

MI need 40 off the last 4

They have the right men in to go after a target like this in Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard.

WICKET: Saurabh Tiwary departs for 45

Nathan Ellis brings Punjab luck. He has Tiwary chasing a wide yorker and nicking behind where Rahul takes a neat catch diving forward.

Luck for Hardik!

Arshdeep Singh should have had Hardik Pandya, who sliced a delivery angled across him. But Harpreet at backward point leaps, gets both hands but puts it down.

WICKET: Shami gets de Kock

A 45-run stand for the third wicket ends as de Kock swings at a length delivery from Shami but gets an inside edge onto the stumps.

Nearly a third for Bishnoi!

Quinton de Kock tries to go inside out and launches one wide of long off. Aiden Markram rushes across to his right and dives, gets his hands to it but cant grab on.

WICKETS: Bishnoi's double strike

Rohit miscues a slog sweep to mid on after a series of dot balls, he then follows it up with a googly to get Suryakumar Yadav bowled first ball. That target is not going to be an easy chase now, is it?

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Innings break: Punjab kept down to 135

They've fallen well short of where they'd have wanted to be. MI look set to end their run of losses after a good bowling performance.

WICKET: Bumrah bags Hooda

He tries to go inside out but chips a simple catch in the deep. Punjab are not getting the finish they sought.

WICKET: Markram falls for 42

He was just threatening to take on the attack but Rahul Chahar has him bowled while trying to sweep. End of a 61-run stand.

A neat stand from Markram, Hooda

The duo have played with caution through the middle overs after that collapse, Markram is leading the way in upping the ante. Boult is taken for 15 in an over!

WICKET: Bumrah joins the party

Nicholas Pooran departs now, missing a low full toss as Bumrah attempts a yorker. He reviews in vain as well because that was quite plumb. Punjab 48/4 now in the 8th over, and staring down the barrel.

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WICKETS: Pollard gets Gayle and Rahul!

Big over from Pollard who comes in straight after the powerplay. He first has Gayle caught at long on, and then has Rahul top edging a pull to short fine leg. That also gets him 300 T20 wickets. Punjab in a spot of bother now.

WICKET: Mandeep falls after 36-run opening stand

Krunal Pandya has bowled three overs inside the powerplay and has accounted for Mandeep Singh's wicket, out LBW trying to sweep. Punjab have been steady but will probably be itching to up the ante after just 38 in the powerplay.

MI win the toss…

… and opt to bowl. Rohit Sharma announced two “difficult changes” MI have made today: Ishan Kishan and Adam Milne make way for Saurabh Tiwary Nathan Coulter-Nile respectively. For PBKS, Mayank Agarwal misses out with a stiff neck and he's been Mandeep Singh. KL Rahul speaks about “being brave and trusting our instincts” at the toss.

PBKS: KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

MI: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Build up…

Nick Knight has already called the pitch on offer as a “belter” and with two cracking batting line-ups on offer today, it should be a good game of cricket. Plenty of questions await us: will MI finally win a game in the UAE leg this edition? Can PBKS stand up when it matters? Aayush Puthran attempts to highlight it all in our match preview.

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