IPL 2021 in UAE: Mumbai Indians take on Punjab Kings as dam battle escalates

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Mohammed Shami of the Punjab Kings cleans Quinton de Kock of the Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.
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Welcome to Game 42 as the IPL action moves to Abu Dhabi. Gulf News readers Sai Prasad and Arif Vasaya join their experts in bringing you a battle between the Mumbai Indians and the Punjab kings in search of a spot for the play-offs tonight.

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All-round Mumbai Indian giant Kieron Pollard has completed his 300 wickets in T20 cricket.
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Mumbai Indian bowlers limit Punjab kings to 135

Shyam A. Krishna, Senior Associate Editor

Abu Dhabi: The Mumbai Indians put in a more confident bowling performance, limiting the Punjab Kings to 135/6 in 20 overs in Abu Dhabi tonight (September 28, 2021). Captain Rohit Sharma will be delighted as Jasprit Bumrah and Kieron Pollard delivered the first blows to stifle the Punjab’s sleeves.

After being batted, Punjab encountered early problems losing Mandeep Singh, who replaced Mayank Agarwal. A double strike from Pollard knocked out skipper KL Rahul (21) and Chris Gayle in an over, and the Punjab never recovered.

Aidan Markram (42 of 29 balls) and Deepak Hooda (28) repaired the damage with a stand of 61, but they couldn’t continue. Now is the time for the Mumbai hitters to show off their chops, but they haven’t been in great shape. Perhaps this is their chance to reconnect.

Meet the Gulf News panel of experts following IPL 2021 in the United Arab Emirates


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