While Yadav scored 36, Lewis perished for a quick 18. The opening partnership of Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn was broken with the former sent back for 4 runs. The last over from Piyush Chawla went for 22. The main concern for MI is their middle order that is not scoring enough runs. All bowlers were in the mix with Pandya brothers grabbing two each.
Rinku Singh (5) became Jasprit Bumrah’s only scalp of the match while Bumrah removed Piyush Chawla to pick up his second of the night. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
KKR lost to MI twice inside four days.
Ishan Kishan, today, scored the joint-fastest half-century by an MI player while playing against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Rohit Sharma too went out for 36 runs.
Catches win matches: The batting was outstanding and the bowling was tight, but Mumbai once again proved cricket’s favourite adage after seven of their ten dismissals came from catches in the field, and two more from run-outs.
However, this was followed by a cameo by Ben Cutting, but departed for 24. Krunal Pandya then finished the innings with a six clattering Chawla at mid-wicket. Sunil Narine is the saviour of KKR both with the bat and ball, his team and fans are hoping he can sail the ailing ship. They’ve taken 21 wickets among them at home, at an average of 18.1 and a strike rate of 14.4.
Talking about the batsmen, Mumbai Indians has Suryakumar Yadav as in-form batsman in their line-up. This has been a promising start by the visitors. The first wicket dropped as Lewis.
In Sunday’s game at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, it was Kolkata Knight Riders who won the toss and decided that they would be bowling first. Mithell Johnson has made way for Tom Curran.
The score of 210 had more or less sealed KKR’s fate as they had to target at least 90-100 in the first ten overs.
Mumbai Indians continued their May resurgence to crush Kolkata Knight Riders by 102 runs at the Eden Gardens.
In the fourth over, Robin Uthappa cut Krunal Pandya to cover and started for a single. Despite the obvious deficiencies, they have won 3 out of their last 4 matches and are making a late push for the playoff spots.
The match is scheduled to start at 8 P.M. IST on Wednesday, May 9th.
Here is another fascinating contest from Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
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