The Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) beat Mumbai Knight Riders (KKR) by 10 runs on the basis of spinner Rahul Chahar’s superb four wicket haul and Jasprit Bumrah-Trent Boult’s superb death over bowling. ) Recorded its first win in the 14th season. Also
Chasing the easy-going target of 153 runs scored by Mumbai in the match being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the KKR team could only manage 142 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Click To Tweet Chahar took the maximum four wickets for Mumbai. Fast bowler Trent Boult scored two and Krunal Pandya scored a breakthrough.
Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a great start after chasing the target after Mumbai Indians were all out for a score of 152. Nitish Rana, who scored a half-century in the previous match, teamed up with Shubman Gill to form a 72-run partnership for the first wicket.
Young spinner Rahul Chahar worked to break this partnership. Chahar caught Gill (33) off the fifth ball of the ninth over. The series of wickets continued continuously after the first wicket fell.
Chahar followed skipper Eoin Morgan (7) cheaply after Rahul Tripari (5). Although Rana tried to handle the innings from one end, he was also stumped off Chahar in the 15th over. Rana scored 57 runs off 47 balls with the help of six fours and 2 sixes.
Shakib Al Hasan, who came to the crease after Rane’s dismissal, was caught in the hands of Suryakumar Yadav in Krunal Pandya’s over by scoring only 9 runs. After half the team returned to the pavilion on a score of 122, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell combined to lead KKR’s innings.
After 18 overs, Kolkata needed 19 runs to win. For the 19th over, captain Rohit Sharma handed the ball to his trusted Jaspreet Bumrah. Bumrah used a mixture of slow ball and low full toss to prevent Karthik and Russell from making big shots. Kolkata team could score only 4 runs in the 19th over and 15 runs were yet to be won in the last over.
Trent Boult bowled the last over for Mumbai. Taking a single off the first ball, Russell gave the strike to Karthik. Karthik changed his bat before the second ball but a single run came on the next ball as well. Bolt caught Russell off the third ball, giving a big blow to the KKR team. Russell was waiting for a slow ball but Bolt changed tactics and beat the Windies batsman with a short length ball.
Pat Cummins came to bat after Russell’s dismissal but he was dismissed without opening an account on the fourth ball. On the fifth ball, new batsman Harbhajan Singh took two runs but the match was now completely in Mumbai’s grip. On the last ball, KKR needed 11 runs and Bolt put a dot ball to Mumbai to win by 10 runs.
KKR’s target of 153 runs
Mumbai Indians scored 152 runs losing 10 wickets in the prescribed 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav scored the highest 56 runs for MI, while Rohit Sharma missed the Fifty. He scored 43 runs in 32 balls. Apart from these two, none of the batsmen of this team could play a big innings.
Andre Russell took 5 wickets
Andre Russell bowled just 2 overs and sent 5 batsmen back to the pavilion. He went for just 15 runs and become the second player to take 5 wickets against Mumbai. Click To Tweet In the opening match of the same season, Harshal Patel of RCB did such a charisma.