IPL 2021: Match Highlights KKR vs MI: Mumbai Indians bowlers snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs : Mumbai Indian bowlers have done unthikable. KKR at one point of a time required just 31 needed off 30 with 6 wickets in hand – and from that position Rohit Sharma’s team surprised and shocked everyone as they ended up winning by 10 runs.
KKR could score only 20 runs from their last 5 overs.
IPL 2021: Match Highlights KKR vs MI: For defending champions Mumbai, Rahul Chahar bowled brilliantly for 4/27 of 4 overs while Trent Boult took 2 in his last over to win the game for the champion team.
Another strong bowling performance came from Krunal Pandya’s side who gave just 13 runs of his 4 overs.
IPL 2021: Match Highlights KKR vs MI: KKR was marching towards victory as Nitish Rana hit his 2nd consecutive 50 of IPL 2021. After he was dismissed for 57, KKR lost their way and finally lost the match which was firmly in their pocket at one point of a time.
Eoin Morgan (KKR) – ‘Yes, disappointing (to lose). Played some really good cricket for most parts of the game, we looked comfortable in the chase, but they are a strong team, came back well and sad that it didn’t work out for us. Made a few mistakes, will need to sort it out”
Trent Boult (MI) – ‘Good feeling to close a game like that. Shows the importance of staying in the game. Four tidy overs in the backend and Bumrah played a big role. He was disappointed that he dropped the catch (off Russell) but he was the crucial part in getting us back into the game. These guys (spinners) are very experienced and they kept the dots building. It’s never easy to start on wickets like these and we knew it’s gonna be tricky and nice to get a couple of wickets in the end’
IPL 2021: Match Highlights KKR vs MI: Earlier Mumbai Indians lost 7 wickets in last 5 overs for just 38 runs as Kolkata Knight Riders led by Andre Russell’s fifer was bowled them out for 152 Runs.
Russell bowled the best spell ever against Mumbai team as he took 5 wickets for just 15 runs. Earlier in the opening game of IPL 2021, Harshal Patel of RCB took 5/27.
Best figures vs MI:
5/15 Andre Russell Chennai 2021*
5/27 Harshal Patel Chennai 2021
Best figures for KKR
5/15 Andre Russell v MI Chennai 2021*
5/19 Sunil Narine v KXIP Kolkata 2012
5/20 Varun Chakravarthy v DC Abu Dhabi 2020
Andre Russell: I have been working very hard behind the scenes, taking the responsibility. There’s a possibility of going for runs (in the death over), but there’s always a chance to take wickets. I always keep stretching in the field and jogging around, you got to be ready in the 18th over. Bowling against Hardik and Pollard is always a difficult thing, happy we could restrict them. It’s always good to get Polly (Pollard) out early, we all know what he can do.
IPL Match Highlights – KKR vs MI: Earlier Mumbai Indians started on a bad note as they lost Quinton De Kock early but SuryaKumar Yadav’s 56 (35 balls) gave them the foundation for a decent score. Sky along with his captain Rohit Sharma added 76 of 51 balls for the 2nd wicket.
SuryaKumar completed his 12th IPL 50 off just 33 balls. But after his departure, MI lost Ishan Kishan (1) quickly.
For KKR – other than Russell, Pat Cummins bowled beautifully to pick 2 wickets for just 24 of his 4 overs.
Earlier Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field. KKR decided to go with the same XI which played the 1st match. Mumbai Indians made one change, as they brought Quinton De Kock in place of 1st match highest scorer Chris Lynn.
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings – 142/7 from 20 Overs
|Nitish Rana||st Q de Kock b RD Chahar||57||47||6||2||121.28|
|Shubman Gill||c Kieron Pollard b RD Chahar||33||24||5||1||137.50|
|Rahul Tripathi||c Q de Kock b RD Chahar||5||5||0||0||100.00|
|Eoin Morgan (C)||c M Jansen b RD Chahar||7||7||1||0||100.00|
|Shakib Al Hasan||c SA Yadav b KH Pandya||9||9||1||0||100.00|
|Dinesh Karthik (WK)||Not out||8||11||0||0||72.73|
|Andre Russell||c & b TA Boult||9||15||1||0||60.00|
|Pat Cummins||b TA Boult||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Harbhajan Singh||Not out||2||2||0||0||100.00|
|Extra||12 (b 4, w 2, nb 1, lb 5)|
|Yet To Bat||M Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy|
Mumbai Indian Innings – 152/10 (20 overs)
|Rohit Sharma (C)||b Pat Cummins||43||32||3||1||134.38|
|Quinton de Kock (WK)||c RA Tripathi b Varun Chakravarthy||2||6||0||0||33.33|
|Suryakumar Yadav||c Shubman Gill b S Al Hasan||56||36||7||2||155.56|
|Ishan Kishan||c M Prasidh Krishna b Pat Cummins||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Hardik Pandya||c AD Russell b M Prasidh Krishna||15||17||2||0||88.24|
|Kieron Pollard||c Dinesh Karthik b AD Russell||5||8||1||0||62.50|
|Krunal Pandya||c M Prasidh Krishna b AD Russell||15||9||3||0||166.67|
|Marco Jansen||c Pat Cummins b AD Russell||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Rahul Chahar||c Shubman Gill b AD Russell||8||7||0||0||114.29|
|Jasprit Bumrah||c S Al Hasan b AD Russell||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Trent Boult||Not out||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||7 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 4)|
|Shakib Al Hasan||4||0||23||1||5.75|
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy