Mumbai XI vs Punjab XI 42nd Match at Abu Dhabi, 28 Sep, 2021

Toss: Mumbai, who chose to bowl
Punjab XI 135/6 (20)
Mumbai XI 137/4 (19)
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: Kieron Pollard

    Over 0.1 Aiden Markram bowls a pitched up delivery to Rohit Sharma,1 run, gets forward and  works it through mid-wicket to get going

    Over 0.5 Aiden Markram tossed up delivery to Rohit Sharma, no run, stays on his front foot to drive this tossed up delivery to the fielder at mid-off

    Over 0.6 Aiden Markram tossed up delivery to Rohit Sharma,1 run,  walks down the track to clip this to wide mid-on 

    Over 1.1  Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to Rohit Sharma, no run, stands tall to defend this watchfully

    Over 1.2  Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to Rohit Sharma, no run, gets forward and  trying to flick this ball away, but it kissed the flap as Rahul took it down the leg-side

    Over 1.3  Mohammed Shami bowls a pitched up delivery to Rohit Sharma, Boundary! Comes on to the front foot and drives it square of the wicket on the off-side and the ball raced away to the fence for four.

    Over 1.4  Mohammed Shami bangs it short onto the pitch to Rohit Sharma, no run, goes deep inside the crease and goes for a pull, ends up getting an inside edge onto his thigh pad

    Over 1.5  Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to Rohit Sharma, no run, gets forward and misses the flick and the ball struck on the pads down the leg side.

    Over 1.6  Mohammed Shami bowls a back of length delivery to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs, gets forward and works it through the on-side and finishes the over with a couple of runs.

    KL Rahul (Punjab): It was a great fight, but 135 was not enough on this pitch. We should have got about 170. The boys showed a lot of fight with the ball, we have done that two games in a row. The next three games will be interesting for us as the table looks interesting. It is what it is, we haven't been able to handle the pressure. We'll learn more if we play more together as a team. We need to be positive. We have three games, so we need to take one game at a time. We need to go out there and enjoy ourselves. All our games in the UAE have gone down to the wire, hopefully we can build on that.

    Rohit Sharma (Mumbai): We do agree that we didn't play to our potential, but it's a long tournament and we need to stick to our plans and reading the situations is very important and we can take a lot of confidence from that. Important not to lose the guard. The way he understood the situation was very crucial from a team's perspective, it's important for him to spend the time in the middle as he's coming back from a injury. It's a tough call and he seems very confident and the reply you get from him was very boosting as well. Saurabh has played the perfect role today and he's done well to nudge around in the middle overs. We are gonna back him as he's a very important player for us. The ball was coming off when we started off and the grass is coming off the surface in the middle overs and we need to adjust to the conditions. He (Pollard) is one of our key players. Crucuial part of MI for so many years. He will be happy with taking the 'Man of the Match' for his bowling performance.

    Kieron Pollard is the Player of the Match