Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) comprehensively defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 34th Match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
The Knight Riders continued from the place they left within the earlier recreation, dominating the proceedings all through the course of the match. With the victory, KKR additionally changed MI from the 4th place within the factors desk.
Chasing the goal of 156, the two-time champions began tremendously as Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave their facet a flying begin. The duo added 40 runs in simply three overs for the opening wicket earlier than Jasprit Bumrah broke the attacking partnership by eradicating Gill for 13 runs.
However Iyer stored on tickling the scoreboard and shortly reached the primary half-century of his IPL profession. He shaped an important 88 runs partnership for the second wicket with Rahul Tripathi. Iyer fell for 53, however Tripathi continued his aggression.
Tripathi additionally scored a fifty and took his facet over the end line by smashing unbeaten 74 runs off simply 42 balls. The appropriate-handed batter slammed eight fours and three sixes throughout his match-winning knock.
Earlier, Mumbai posted 155/6 on the scoreboard of their allotted 20 overs. Opener Quinton de Kock shined with the willow and scored an important 55 from 42 deliveries with 4 fours and three sixes. Captain Rohit Sharma additionally made a priceless contribution of 33 off 30 balls, together with 4 boundaries.
Nevertheless, the middle-order did not capitalise on the spectacular begin. Suryakumar Yadav (5), Ishan Kishan (14), Kieron Pollard (21), and Krunal Pandya (12) couldn’t add very important runs down the order.
For KKR, the tempo duo of Lockie Ferguson (2/27) and Prasidh Krishna (2/43) picked up two wickets every. Varun Chakravarthy was the least costly bowler for his facet, conceding solely 22 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
The #KKR earlier than the break had been unrecognisable from this workforce. They’re in critical competition now for a play-off spot
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 23, 2021
Abruptly, KKR is a critical contender for play-off after two wins in a row. However, it’s uncommon for MI to see that #SuryakumarYadav , #ishankishan and #pandya brothers not contributing sufficient. #MivsKKR #KKRvsMI #KKRvMI
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) September 23, 2021
Venkatesh Iyer. Wow!
— Pleasure Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) September 23, 2021
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 23, 2021
The final time an opponent chasing a goal of 150+ received simply vs Mumbai Indians #MI was when Deccan Chargers (155/0 in 12 overs) received by 10 wickets chasing MI’s 154/7 in 2008.
Gilchrist 109* in 47b, VVS Laxman 37* in 26b
Gained with 48 balls to spare!#MIvsKKR #KKRvMI #IPL #IPL2021
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 23, 2021
The day of Venkatesh Iyer. 83, 109, 198… in home. And now within the Ipl.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) September 23, 2021
This can be a enormous win for @KKRiders but in opposition to NRR will get a significant enhance. Opens up the complete factors desk. Will likely be a significant scramble within the center for play off spots. Enjoyable of the @IPL
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 23, 2021
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) September 23, 2021
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 23, 2021
Big win for KKR. Opens up the factors desk large time.
KKR transfer from second-last to prime 4 in a matter of two video games. With video games in opposition to PBKS & SRH nonetheless in hand.#MIvsKKR
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) September 23, 2021
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 23, 2021