PBKS vs MI: The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League has been a high-scoring tournament and has produced some high-scoring contests. Last night’s game between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians was another example of this. Both teams crossed the 210-run mark, and Rohit Sharma and his team made history. It was MI that won the toss and elected to bowl first. PBKS in-form opener Prabhsimran Singh (9) got out early.

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But Matthew Short (27 off 26) and skipper Shikhar Dhawan (30 off 20) added 49 runs for the second wicket. But the real carnage came when Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma joined the crease. Both batsmen played shots and scored boundaries at will. Jitesh scored 22 runs off Jofra Archer’s second over, while Livingstone also smashed him for three consecutive sixes in the end.

PBKS had an unbeaten 119-run stand for the third wicket, which took Punjab to a score of 214/3. It was the fourth consecutive game when PBKS scored over 200, and they became the first team to do so. Livingstone scored a fiery half-century and made 82 not out with four maximums and seven boundaries. Jitesh also scored an unbeaten 49 off 27.

PBKS vs MI: Mumbai Indians made history with a 215-run chase on Wednesday

PBKS vs MI: First in the History! MI Registered a Huge IPL Record With an Epic Chase vs PBKS in Mohali
PBKS vs MI: First in the History! MI Registered a Huge IPL Record With an Epic Chase vs PBKS in Mohali

Notably, it wasn’t an easy chase, as in the last game between the two, PBKS scored an identical score of 214. But MI fell short by 13 runs. Thus, Mumbai needed a good start, but Rohit (0) got out for a three-ball duck. Ishan Kishan and Cameron Green (23 off 18) added 54 runs for the second wicket. But after the fall of the second wicket, Suryakumar Yadav joined Ishan in the chase.

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Things changed from there on. Suryakumar and Ishan started playing their shots and collecting boundaries. Both batsmen made 116 in 9.1 overs to put their team in the driving seat and also completed their respective half-centuries. SKY played a 31-ball, 66-run inning at a strike rate of 212.90. Ishan also scored 75 off 41 and won the “Man of the Match” award.

MI reached the target in 18.5 overs and won by six wickets. They made 216/4 and registered the biggest chase in Mohali. With this win, MI also became the first team in IPL history to chase 200-plus totals in consecutive games. Notably, MI chased down 214 runs in the last game against the Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai will lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings on Saturday afternoon.

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