IPL 2023: The Indian Premier League 2023 has seen some of the most exciting games ever played in the league’s history. The way teams are scoring over 200 runs in an inning shows the standard of the batting is very high. Every team has scored 200 or more a few times already this season. Teams are not just posting 200 or more on the board; the teams batting second are also chasing it on a few occasions.

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That’s what happened in the game between the Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians on Wednesday at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. These two teams produced a high-voltage clash, with over 420 runs scored in 38.5 overs. It was PBKS who batted first and posted a huge total of 214/3. It was their second successive 200-plus total against MI. Earlier, in the last game between the two this season, PBKS made 214/8 and won the game by 13.

IPL 2023: Punjab Kings achieved a rare feat in the IPL’s history

IPL 2023: Despite a Loss, Punjab Kings Registered a Massive IPL Feat; Becomes First Team to Achieve Special Landmark
IPL 2023: Despite a Loss, Punjab Kings Registered a Massive IPL Feat; Becomes First Team to Achieve Special Landmark

For Punjab, Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma were the stars with the bat. Both batters scored 119 runs for the second wicket in just 8.4 overs, which changed the whole scenario of the match. PBKS were looking to end around 170-180 at one stage but went on to cross the 200-run mark and ended at 214/3. It was their fourth consecutive 200-plus total in the last four games.

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With this, the Punjab Kings became the first ever team to post 200 or more scores in four games in a row. No other team has achieved this feat in history. Prior to this game, PBKS scored 201/6 against CSK and won by 4 wickets. Earlier, PBKS scored 201 against LSG while chasing 258. Though, the 214 against MI didn’t help, the five-time champion chased down the target and won by six wickets.

Ishan Kishan (75 off 41) and Suryakumar Yadav (66 off 31) scored half-centuries to take their team to a dominating position. Tilak Varma (26 off 10) and Tim David (19 off 10) gave the finishing touch. This win pushed MI over PBKS to 6th place. Both teams have 10 points each, but Mumbai has a better NRR of -0.373 as compared to Punjab’s -0.472. Punjab will play their next game on May 8 against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

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