IPL 2021, KKR vs MI Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) suffered a batting collapse in the run chase as they lost to Mumbai Indians (MI) by 10 runs. KKR’s middle order collapse undone the hard work of Nitish Rana up the order. Rana hit his second fifty of the season scoring 57 runs from 47 deliveries. He shared a 72 run opening partnership with Shubman Gill who scored 33 runs from 24 deliveries. Apart from the openers, none of the KKR batsmen registered a double-digit score. Rahul Chahar was the top wicket-taker with four wickets from his four overs for 27 runs. In the final over, Trent Boult took two wickets defending 15 runs.
MI suffer a batting collapse in death overs as they were bundled out for 152. Andre Russell got a five-wicket haul after bowling just two overs in the back end of the innings. Suryakumar Yadav scored a half-century and shared a 76-run partnership with Rohit Sharma for the second wicket. Skipper Rohit scored 43 but lost his wicket just when he was accelerating. Krunal Pandya’s cameo towards the end helped MI get past the 150-run mark and post a respectable total. Hardik Pandya played a slow 15-run knock as well. The other seven batsmen failed to register a double-digit score. Eoin Morgan was spot on with his bowling changes and field placements. Apart from Russell, Pat Cummins got a couple of wickets whereas Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan and Prasidh Krishna got one wicket each.
Match 5, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, 13 Apr, 2021