Kolkata Knight Riders were struggling in the match after the failure of their top order batsmen, but Pat Cummins (56 not out off 15 balls with the help of four fours and six sixes) changed all the equations as soon as they arrived. lamps. Kolkata batsmen lost their wickets while trying to play long shots. Ajinkya Rahane (7) and captain Shreyas Iyer (10) were dismissed inside the powerplay. Both these batsmen were dismissed on short pitch balls by Tymal Mills (2 for 38) and Sams (1 for 50) respectively.
95 runs needed in 10 overs
After the first six overs, KKR’s score was 35 for two. When the run-rate was slowing down, Billings set the score board in motion with a six off Basil Thampi off Murugan Ashwin (2 for 25). However, Ashwin soon retaliated against him. KKR could only manage 67 runs for three wickets after 10 overs. Nitish Rana (eight) opened his account by hitting Mills for a six in the third man area, but was soon caught at midwicket off Ashwin.
Cummins bat when Russell fails
Now Andre Russell (11) was at the crease, who sent Ashwin’s googly for six, but Mills quickly stopped his storm. Cummins hit Mills, Jasprit Bumrah and Sams for sixes, leaving the KKR fans to forget about Russell’s dismissal. Meanwhile, Venkatesh, who kept the wicket at the other end, completed his fifty off 41 balls.
Mumbai had given a target of 162 runs.
Earlier, losing the toss, Mumbai Indians made a challenging score of 161 runs for four wickets. Mumbai’s score was 83 for three after 15 overs. Suryakumar (52 off 36 balls, five fours, two sixes) and Tilak (38 not out off 27 balls, three fours, two sixes) shared an 83-run stand for the fourth wicket. Mumbai added 78 runs in the last five overs, including an unbeaten 22 off five balls by Kieron Pollard. He hit three sixes in the last over of KKR’s most successful bowler Pat Cummins (2 for 49). Umesh Yadav took one wicket for 25 runs.