Punjab Kings (PBKS) returned to winning ways after defeating Mumbai Indians (MI) by nine wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday.

Chasing a paltry target of 132, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal (25) gave their side a solid start as the pair added a 53-run stand for the opening wicket. Agarwal was outdone by Rahul Chahar in the eighth over, but Rahul kept his end alive and formed another vital partnership with Chris Gayle.

The duo of Rahul and Gayle put together an unbeaten stand of 79 runs to take their side over the finish line. While Rahul smashed another half-century and stayed not out on 60 runs, Gayle contributed with an unbeaten 43.

Earlier, PBK bowled magnificently well to restrict Mumbai to a low score of 131/6 in their allotted 20 overs. MI skipper Rohit Sharma showed his high-class batting and top-scored for his side with 63 from 52 deliveries.

Despite wickets falling at the other end, the Mumbaikar scored runs at an impressive strike rate of 121.15, featuring five fours and two sixes. Rohit was well supported by middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who smashed 33 off 27 balls packed with four boundaries, including a maximum.

For PBKS, Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi performed outstandingly well, picking up two wickets each. Both the bowlers conceded 21 runs each in their quota of 4 overs. Apart from the duo, Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Hooda also bagged one scalp apiece.

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