Here is one forgettable feat that Arshdeep Singh would not like to repeat

So far in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), 46 matches have been played, and 26 teams have scored 200 or more runs. That’s more than double the number of games with totals of 200 or more seen in the entire 2022 tournament. A record number of runs have been scored in this season’s IPL, with 10 matches seeing two teams reach 200 or more runs each. This is five more than were scored in all of 2022’s matches combined.

Last night in a pivotal IPL match in Mohali, opener Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav both scored brilliant half-centuries as the Mumbai Indians (MI) breezed to a six-wicket victory against the host Punjab Kings (PBKS). At the IS Bindra Stadium, the high-scoring match was another run-fest, with many boundaries being hit. The cumulative score of the two teams was 430.

The PBKS pacer, Arshdeep Singh, was the most victimized of the bowlers. The left-arm bowler, who has never before given up more than 50 runs in an IPL season, set a new record. He set a record for the most runs given up by a bowler in a Twenty20 game in which he did not bowl the required four overs. On Wednesday, Arshdeep allowed 66 runs in 3.5 overs.

Here is one forgettable feat that Arshdeep Singh would not like to repeat

Tom Curran, Pat Brown, and Alex Diziga have all given up 63 runs without bowling their full four overs, while Ben Wheeler is in second place with 64 runs allowed in 3.1 overs. Arshdeep gave away the fifth-highest number of runs in an IPL inning, and this is also noteworthy. In 2018, while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Basil Thampi set a new low by allowing 70 runs in only four overs against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

After Rinku Singh hit five sixes off the final five balls of the game for 31 runs to put the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) over the line against the Gujarat Titans (GT) earlier this season, Yash Dayal fell to second on this list with 69 runs conceded in four overs.

Ishan and Surya contributed 116 runs off 55 balls for the third wicket last night, bringing Mumbai over the winning line after the mayhem of Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma had driven Punjab to 214 for three. Ishan hit 75 off of 41 balls, but it was Surya’s aggressive 31-ball 66 that provided Mumbai with the boost they needed to complete the daunting chase. Varma and David eventually crossed the finish line with MI.

MI has won two in a row and will attempt to keep the momentum going against CSK, while PBKS will want to get back on track against KKR.

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