IPL 2021, MI vs KKR Highlights: Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer struck fluent half-centuries to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a comfortable seven-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians on Thursday.
Chasing 156, KKR produced a solid batting effort with Tripathi (74 not out off 42 balls) and Iyer (53 off 30 balls) putting on 88 runs for the second wicket to take the side home in 15.1 overs. Jasprit Bumrah picked up all the three wickets for MI, giving away 43 runs from his four overs.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians (MI) scored 155/6 batting first. The defending champions got off to a flyer with Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock scoring freely on their ways to 33 and 55 respectively. But after they were dismissed, KKR bowlers stifled the MI batsmen with just 75 runs added in the last 10 overs. Lockie Ferguson was particularly impressive ending his spell with 2/27.
Mumbai Indians: 155/6 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 55, Rohit Sharma 33; Lockie Ferguson 2/27, Prasidh Krishna 2/43).
Kolkata Knight Riders: 159/3 in 15.1 overs (Rahul Tripathi 74 not out, Venkatesh Iyer 53; Jasprit Bumrah 3/43).
Mumbai Indians155/6 (20.0)
Kolkata Knight Riders159/3 (15.1)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets