The 41st match of the Indian Premier League of the 11 season between Dinesh Karthik led Kolkata Knight Riders and Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata was one of the best match of the season. Kolkata won the toss and chose to bowl first against Mumbai Indian. Rohit Sharma's men came to bat first and set a target of 211 runs in front of Dinesh Karthik's KKR. Well, KKR's batsmen bent their knee in front of MI's bowler and lost the match by 102 runs against them. Mumbai Indians Ishan Kishan became the Man of the Match.
MI's star-opener SuryaKumar scored 36 runs while Evin Lewis chased just 18 runs. Ishan Kishan gave a marvellous performance and scored 62 runs in just 21 bowls by hitting 6 sixes in 6 balls. The team skipper Sharma scored 36 runs. KKR's Piyush Chawla took 3 wickets by giving just 43 runs in 4 over.
“As a team, we tend to pick up in the month of May. I can only wish and hope we come together as a team at the start. It's never easy to come out right all the time, we'd like to start on a high. I'm glad we came together as a team and performed well. Without doubt Ishan Kishan's knock, his fearless knock was the turning point. Hitting wasn't easy, the ball was sticking in. He just came in and changed momentum. Credit to him, he was waiting for this knock, wanted to come out. Also for Ben Cutting to come out and finish on a high, he hasn't got a lot of opportunities, but he backed himself to do that,” said MI's skipper Rohit Sharma after the match.
Well, today KKR's batsmen played their worst match of the season as no batsmen managed to score above twenty other than Chris Lynn and Nitish Rana. While, MI's Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya took 2 wickets each and rest took single.
Here's the complete scoreboard:
Mumbai Indians Innings (Run Rate: 10.50)
|Suryakumar Yadav||c Rinku Singh b Piyush Chawla||36||32||112.50||5||1|
|Evin Lewis||c Chris Lynn b Piyush Chawla||18||13||138.46||3||0|
|Rohit Sharma||c Robin Uthappa b Prasidh Krishna||36||31||116.12||2||1|
|Ishan Kishan||c Robin Uthappa b Sunil Narine||62||21||295.23||5||6|
|Hardik Pandya||c Rinku Singh b Tom Curran||19||13||146.15||0||2|
|Ben Cutting||c Andre Russell b Piyush Chawla||24||9||266.66||1||3|
|Krunal Pandya||NOT OUT||8||2||400.00||0||1|
|JP Duminy||NOT OUT||0||0||0.00||0||0|
|Extras||(nb 1, w 4, b 2, lb 0, pen 0)||7|
|Total||(6 wickets; 20 overs)||210|
|Sunil Narine||c Krunal Pandya b Mitchell McClenaghan||4||2||200.00||1||0|
|Chris Lynn||run out (Suryakumar Yadav/Krunal Pandya)||21||15||140.00||3||1|
|Robin Uthappa||c Suryakumar Yadav b Mayank Markande||14||13||107.69||0||2|
|Nitish Rana||c Ben Cutting b Hardik Pandya||21||19||110.52||2||1|
|Andre Russell||c Mayank Markande b Hardik Pandya||2||4||50.00||0||0|
|Dinesh Karthik||run out (JP Duminy)||5||3||166.66||1||0|
|Rinku Singh||c Ishan Kishan b Jasprit Bumrah||5||3||166.66||1||0|
|Tom Curran||c JP Duminy b Krunal Pandya||18||17||105.88||3||0|
|Piyush Chawla||c Suryakumar Yadav b Ben Cutting||11||13||84.61||1||0|
|Kuldeep Yadav||lbw Krunal Pandya||5||15||33.33||0||0|
|Prasidh Krishna||NOT OUT||1||5||20.00||0||0|
|Extras||(nb 0, w 0, b 0, lb 1, pen 0)||1|
|Total||(All out; 18.1 overs)||108|