KKR vs MI: Kolkata Beat Mumbai To Stay Alive In IPL

KKR vs MI: Kolkata Beat Mumbai To Stay Alive In IPL
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KKR vs MI: Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians lost nine matches for the first time. Kolkata wins to keep playoff hopes alive. Mumbai Indians suffered a 52-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in the match played on Monday night due to a disappointing performance by the batsmen. This is Mumbai’s 9th defeat in 11 matches this season.

In this way, this is the most disappointing performance of Mumbai Indians in IPL history. Earlier, Mumbai’s team had lost eight matches in the 2009, 2014, and 2018 seasons. On the other hand, Kolkata has kept the hopes of making it to the playoffs alive with the win against Mumbai. Mumbai won the toss chose bowling first and restricted Kolkata to 165 runs for nine wickets. In reply, Mumbai’s team got bundled out on 113 runs in 17.3 overs.

Cummins and Russell wreak havoc on Mumbai

Against Mumbai, Kolkata fast bowler Pat Cummins took three and Andre Russell took two wickets. In front of these two, Mumbai batsmen were seen a yearning to score runs. Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma’s poor form continued and he was dismissed for two runs.

The bowlers got the victory

With this win, Knight Riders have 10 points from 12 matches and the team is in seventh place. Mumbai’s team is already out of the race for the playoffs and is in the last spot with four points from 11 matches. Chasing the target of 166 runs against Knight Riders, Mumbai could not faced Cummins (3 for 22), Andre Russell (2 for 22), and Tim Southee (one wicket for 10 runs). Mumbai’s team, despite a half-century of opener Ishan Kishan (51), they were bundled out for 113 runs in 17.3 overs.

Kolkata’s five changes worked

Kolkata had made five changes for this match. Openers Ajinkya Rahane, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakraborty, Sheldon Jackson, and Venkatesh Iyer were included in the squad. Rahane shared a 60-run partnership for the first wicket with Venkatesh in 5.4 overs. Rahane scored 25, and Venkatesh scored 43 runs.

Ishan Kishan’s Slow Fifty

Ishan completed his fifty in 41 balls. Cummins then returned to the bowling and got Kishan caught by Rinku at deep backward square leg on the very first ball. He faced 43 balls and hit five fours and a six. Cummins also sent Daniel Sams (01) and Murugan Ashwin (00) to the pavilion in the same over.

Mumbai needed 64 runs in the last five overs. Five runs each were scored in the overs of Southee and Cummins, which increased the trouble for Mumbai. In the next over of Russell, Pollard was run out for 15 runs, which also shattered Mumbai’s true hope of victory. Knight Riders registered the win with Bumrah (0) being run out.

Jasprit Bumrah’s deadly bowling got in vain

For Mumbai, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah made the best performance of his IPL career, taking five wickets for the first time. He took five wickets for ten runs in 4 overs. He also bowled one over maiden. Bumrah took three wickets in the 18th over of the innings. Then Ishan Kishan scored 51 runs. But the performance of both could not make the team win.