Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile’s late blitz powered Mumbai Indians to 176/6 of their 20 overs in opposition to Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. However, what made the headlines was MI allrounder Hardik Pandya’s new coiffure for the match.
Hardik is well-known for rocking daring hairstyles however his latest one raised numerous eyebrows. Fans bought to witness Pandya’s low-buzz Mohock when the MI squad walked out on to the sphere to defend their whole in opposition to KXIP.
Pictures of the Indian allrounder shortly began surfacing all over social media, with followers making humorous memes out of it.
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After opting to bat first, Mumbai had the worst attainable begin as they misplaced two wickets early. Rohit Sharma (9) and Suryakumar Yadav (0) failed to attain large runs on the scoreboard. Arshdeep scalped Rohit while Mohammed Shami claimed Yadav. Ishan Kishan joined Quinton de Kock within the center however didn’t get going. Kishan (7) was eliminated by Arshdeep within the sixth over.
Krunal Pandya and De Kock performed cautiously and stitched a 58-run partnership for the fourth wicket earlier than the previous was dismissed by Ravi Bishnoi within the 14th over. Krunal performed a knock of 34 runs. Hardik Pandya scored eight off 4 balls however didn’t get going as he was scalped by Shami within the sixteenth over.
Meanwhile, De Kock accomplished his fourth half-century of the season. Chris Jordan removed De Kock within the seventeenth over. He collected 53 runs together with three sixes and as many fours.
Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile’s late onslaught added 54-run within the final three over. The duo added a 57-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Pollard scored 34 off 12 while Coulter-Nile remained unbeaten on 24. Mumbai Indians posted a goal of 177 in opposition to Punjab.
For Punjab, Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh bagged two wickets every.
(with ANI inputs)