Monday in Navi Mumbai, Kolkata Knight Riders found the team balance needed to defeat Mumbai Indians by 52 runs and maintain their slender IPL playoff aspirations. Mumbai Indians’ top bowler, Jasprit Bumrah. He took his first five-wicket haul in IPL history to limit the Kolkata Knight Riders to 165 for nine, courtesy of Venkatesh Iyer (43 off 24 balls) and Nitish Rana (43 off 24). Follow Our website stoptechy.com for the latest updates!!!!!
Except for Ishan Kishan’s 51 off 43 balls. The Mumbai batsmen failed to get going as their innings concluded at 113 in 17.3 overs.
Tim Southee (1/10) and Pat Cummins (3/22) yielded four wickets for KKR. Andre Russell also contributed with two wickets.
The return to the form of Venkatesh Iyer, who had to pull earlier in the tournament owing to his poor run after a great first season in 2021, is also a major plus. While they already eliminated MI from the playoff chase, KKR may yet sneak into the top four with two games to go.
In the opening over of the run chase. A contentious DRS decision gave Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma (2) out after being ruled, not out for a caught-behind appeal.
The UltraEdge spike occurred right before the ball passed the bat, according to TV replays. But the on-field ruling reversed, leaving Rohit frustrated.
Earlier, KKR openers Venkatesh and Ajinkya Rahane (25 off 24 balls) scored 60 runs in 5.4 overs after being sent into bat. Still, the Shreyas Iyer-led team failed to capitalize on this promising start.
Rana scored 43 runs in 26 balls, including three fours and four sixes. However, KKR’s middle-order collapse stopped by Bumrah’s five wickets in two overs.
On the 15th over, Bumrah got rid of Russell (9) and Rana.
On the 18th over, which was a maiden, he got rid of Sheldon Jackson (5), Cummins (0), and Sunil Narine (0), which got MI back in the game.
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Venkatesh hit three fours and four sixes. However, he dismissed in the sixth over when he gave Daniel Sams an easy catch at point. Kumar Kartikeya Singh (2/32) was the first spinner to take a wicket.
Venkatesh was rough on spinner Murugan Ashwin (1/35). Hitting him for his first six with a pull shot and then smashed him for a boundary.
The southpaw hit his second six over deep mid-wicket off Daniel Sams (1/26). KKR raced to 26/0 after three overs. Then, he went after Riley Meredith (0/35). They were hitting him for a boundary—a scoop shot for a six in the fifth over when KKR scored 17 runs.
From overs 7 to 10, Mumbai’s bowlers only gave away 23 runs.
Rahane was out because Kartikeya bowled a full ball that turned in as the opener tried to reverse-sweep it. After Rahane was out, Rana raised the stakes and went after Kartikeya. He hit him for two successive sixes, one of them over long-on. Then, in the 13th over, after the side had scored 17 runs, he went for Kieron Pollard and whacked him hard, scoring two sixes and a boundary.
But then it was Bumrah‘s turn to mess up the ball, which brought MI back into the game for good.