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Mumbai Indians Beat Kings XI Punjab, But Not Without Controversy, Cheat To Win The Match

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This is about the match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians. The match was held on Thursday, April 18 at the New stadium in Punjab and Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab, but not without controversy. However, after this victory, the fans made huge allegations against Hardik Pandya’s team, accusing them of cheat to win the match. Fans claimed that MI won the match through foul play.

The match, which took place at Punjab’s new stadium on April 18th, Mumbai batted first in the match. The controversy stems from an incident during the 15th over of their innings. Arshdeep Singh was bowling, and he delivered a ball far wide of the stumps to Suryakumar Yadav.

Yadav attempted to reach the wide ball but couldn’t make contact. Surprisingly, the umpire didn’t signal a wide, and the over continued without any indication from the officials. In that over, Mumbai managed to score ten runs. However, the situation took a turn when the camera panned to Mumbai’s dugout. Head coach Mark Boucher was seen gesturing wide, while team analyst Tim David signaled for a DRS review.

Following these signals, Surya Kumar Yadav asked for a DRS review. However, Punjab’s captain, Sam Curran, protested after Yadav asked for the review. but the umpires did not listen to Karan. He referred the matter to the third umpire. The third umpire after seeing the replay called it a wide ball.

Arshdeep had to throw this ball again. And this time Surya did not miss. He managed to score four runs towards extra cover. That means Arshdeep got fifteen runs in this over. There was a lot of uproar on this matter. One user even wrote an entire thread on X. He started,

The match itself saw Mumbai Indians posting a formidable total of 192 runs while batting first, with Yadav being the standout performer with a blistering 78-run innings. In response, Punjab Kings fell short, managing to score only 183 runs. For Punjab, Aashutosh Sharma contributed with a quickfire 61 off 28 balls, while Shashank Singh chipped in with 41 runs off 25 balls.

Despite the controversy surrounding the match, Mumbai Indians emerged victorious, but the allegations of dishonesty have left a stain on their win.

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