MI vs PBKS: Twitter Reacts As Punjab Subject Mumbai To 5th Loss In A Row In IPL 2022

The 5-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) were subjected to another defeat, their 5th in a row in the IPL 2022 season, this time by Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday.

Opting to bowl first, Mumbai let Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal dictate the play. They put on 97 runs for the opening wicket in just 9 overs before Agarwal fell after a well-made 52 off 32 balls.

Dhawan went on to make a 50-ball 70 studded with 5 fours and 3 sixes before finishing touches from Jitesh Sharma (30 off 15) and Shahrukh Khan (15 off 6) saw Punjab put up 198 on the board.

Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan. Photo-IPL

In response, Mumbai was off to a good start with the skipper, Rohit Sharma looking in fine touch. He raced away to 28 before being done in Kagiso Rabada. Dewald Brevis and Tilak Varma combined for the 3rd wicket and put up a masterclass.

Brevis smashed 28 runs off Rahul Chahar’s over, hitting 4 sixes in a row. Unfortunately, his dismissal triggered an all too familiar collapse. It was left to Suryakumar Yadav to take Mumbai home but there was only so much he could do.

Tilak Varma. Photo-IPL, MI, PBKS
Tilak Varma. Photo-IPL

Odean Smith took 4/30 while Rabada contributed with figures of 2/29. With the win, Punjab moves to 3rd place on the points table with 3 wins and 2 losses in five matches.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to MI vs PBKS:

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