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'Disheartening To Lose...': PBKS Captain Sam Curran Shows His Frustration After Close Game

Sam Curran in action Vs MI [AP]Sam Curran in action Vs MI [AP]

In a game marked by fluctuating fortunes, Mumbai Indians clinched victory over Punjab Kings by a narrow margin of 9 runs. 

Batting first Mumbai Indians set a challenging target, posting a total of 192-7 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav showcased his brilliance with the bat, scoring an impressive 78 runs. He received valuable support from Rohit Sharma and Tilak, who contributed 36 and 34 runs respectively.

In response, Punjab Kings faced thunderous bowling from Coetzee and Bumrah and were struggling at 14-4 at one point. Just when it seemed like Mumbai Indians would win easily, Punjab fought back out of nowhere. Punjab prodigies Shashank Singh and Ashutosh led Punjab's counterattack, turning the game around from 77-6. 

Even after Bumrah dismissed Shashank, Ashutosh kept going strong with support from Brar. With 27 runs needed from 24 balls, Bumrah and Coetzee bowled brilliantly to bring Mumbai back into the game. 

When Ashutosh got out of Coetzee's ball, Mumbai was expected to win easily. But Rabada and Brar fought hard till the end. Mumbai Indians were lucky to win and take 2 points from the Mullanpur stadium.

Curran is disappointed and proud at same time

After the loss, Sam Curran expressed his frustration but also praised the young players for their great fight.

" They have incredible confidence, you see a guy like Ashutosh having the confidence to play the sweeps and the big hits against pacers, it's so great to watch them in action. It's disheartening to lose close games, but there are a lot of positives in this team. We still have the belief in us, we believe we can turn this around, the sun will come up tomorrow and we will hopefully get on a winning run"-Curran said post game.

With this loss Punjab is at 9th spot of the table and Mumbai climbed 2 steps to reach at 7th spot.