Mumbai Indians choke Kolkata Knight Riders to pull off a remarkable victory

Andre Russell was the star for KKR and picked up 5 wickets

Mumbai Indians scripted a remarkable turnaround and pulled off a magnificent 10 run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders. Batting first, Mumbai got off to a poor start and lost Quinton de Kock for 2 in the 2nd over. However, Suryakumar Yadav came out all guns blazing and played some crisp shots. Rohit Sharma, on the other end, looked steady. The duo added 76 runs in 8.3 overs to set a great platform for the middle order. Surya was dismissed for a well made 56 off 36 balls. Rohit Sharma took his time early on and looked set for a big one. But just as he was about to put his foot on the paddle, he lost his wicket for 43.

Mumbai found it very hard in the second half of the innings as Andre Russell blew their middle order with a five-wicket haul. None of the batsmen could get going as Mumbai folded out for 152. Andre Russell was the star with the ball and returned with astonishing figures of 15-5 in 2 overs.

The target wasn’t a big one and KKR got off to a brilliant start, adding 72 runs for the 1st wicket in 8.5 overs. However, Gill’s wicket for 33 opened the floodgates as Mumbai clawed back in the match. The bowling was so good from Mumbai that none of the batsmen, apart from the openers, could reach the double figures. A good start meant that KKR was in the game till the last over but they kept on losing their grip on the match. They needed 19 off the last two overs but Bumrah bowled a magnificent penultimate over and gave just 4 runs, leaving 15 for Boult to defend. The Kiwi pacer too spent just 4 runs and picked up the wickets of Russell and Cummins to win the game for his team.

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