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Mumbai Indians had an exciting win against Punjab Kings, winning by nine runs on Thursday. Suryakumar Yadav played a great innings, scoring 78 runs, helping Mumbai reach a total of 192 runs.

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Punjab struggled early in their chase, losing wickets quickly to reach 14 for 4. However, they fought back strongly with Shashank Singh scoring 41 runs and Ashutosh Sharma hitting 61 runs off just 28 balls.

After 17 overs, Mumbai Indians seemed to be on the verge of losing, with Punjab Kings appearing to have the upper hand. However, the situation changed dramatically in the final three overs, thanks to the strategic brilliance of Rohit Sharma, the former captain of Mumbai Indians.

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Rohit’s expertise in field placement in strategic positions made a significant impact, turning the momentum in favor of Mumbai Indians. His experience and tactical decisions played a crucial role in preventing what seemed like an inevitable defeat, thus saving Mumbai Indians from another loss.

However, despite the victory, the current captain, Hardik Pandya, didn’t receive much recognition for his leadership. Some Mumbai fans even blamed him for allowing the game to become so close, suggesting that his captaincy was lacking.

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Rohit Sharma’s influence on the game in the last overs overshadowed Hardik Pandya’s role as captain.

Mumbai Indians managed to defend 12 runs in the last over, moving up to seventh place in the points table.