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IPL 2021, MI vs KKR Highlights: Venkatesh Iyer stars as Kolkata romp home by 7 wickets

IPL 2021, MI vs KKR Highlights: Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer struck fluent half-centuries to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to victory.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 23, 2021 11:25:35 pm
IPL 2021, MI vs KKR:IPL 2021, MI vs KKR: Venkatesh Iyer slammed his maiden IPL fifty against MI.

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.

Brief Scores:

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).

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 34

Mumbai Indians

155/6 (20.0)
vs

Kolkata Knight Riders

159/3 (15.1)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 34 )
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

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IPL 2021, MI vs KKR Highlights:

23:25 (IST)23 Sep 2021
KKR wins against MI:

By 9 wkts, Kolkata, 2010
By 32 runs, Mumbai WS, 2012
By 41 runs, Abu Dhabi, 2014
By 9 wkts, Cuttack, 2014
By 7 wkts, Kolkata, 2015
By 34 runs, Kolkata, 2019
By 7 wkts, Abu Dhabi, 2021 *

22:58 (IST)23 Sep 2021
KKR win

It's all over. Rana finishes it off in style with a reverse sweep. That is what is called a statement of intent. KKR just took 15.1 overs to reach the target and they win by 7 wickets. MI vs KKR has been one of the lopsided battle in the IPL where MI has beaten KKR 22 out of 28 times they encountered. But today KKR came strong and had a thumping victory over MI. With this win, Kolkata move to 4th position, and Mumbai remain in the bottom half.

22:53 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Wicket!!

Morgan is gone. Bumrah gets another. Simple catch for Boult. The captain's poor form continues but that is a worry for some other day. Kolkata 147/3 after 14.1 ovs

22:51 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Kolkata almost home

Kolkata almost home now with Tripathi batting at 67 and Morgan at 7. Need 9 from 6 overs now. Kolkata 147/2 after 14 ovs.

22:47 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Captain joins the party.

Does not matter which batsman it is.  Now Morgan hits a six. Half-tracker on middle. He goes deep in his crease and pulls it over deep midwicket for six. KKR eke out 17 from the over.  KKR 145/2 after 13 ovs.

22:44 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Tripathi on another level

Tripathi hits another 6. What a hit!! Picks the googly well, and drags a slog sweep over deep midwicket for six. Another 4 in the 3rd ball of the over. KKR 138/2 after 12.3 ovs

22:41 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Bumrah strikes

Iyer is gone as his Leg stump knocked back. Fullish, outside leg stump but angling into leg. He clears the front leg to muscle a six over midwicket but this time he is done in by the lack of pace. KKR 128/2

22:39 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Tripathi goes BOOM

Oh dear Bumrah. Another 6 by Tripathi which beautifully brings up his 50. Hits another 4 as well. What an innings son!!

22:36 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Iyer scores fastest 50 for KKR against MI

Iyer reached his debut IPL fifty earlier in the over. His 25-ball fifty tonight is the fastest for a KKR batter vs Mumbai. 6 runs off tis over. Ticking away nicely. KKR 117/1 after 11 ovs.

22:30 (IST)23 Sep 2021
10 overs gone

Tripathi gets the width, and beats deep point to his left! Short of a length and wide of off, and cut away from his body for another four, as this one was a slower ball too. Not Bumrah's night as he concedes 5 from a wide ball. Gives away 14 this over. KKR 111/1 after 10 overs. 

22:24 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Another 6 and a 4

Tripathi again!! Hits Krunal for a 6 in the first ball of this over and ends the over with a flourish and a 4. Excellent over for the KKR players. KKR 97/1 after 9 overs

22:21 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Iyer not stopping

Iyer shows no signs of slowing down. Hits 2 fours in this over. Bumrah is not having a good time against these attacking batsmen. KKR 85/1 after 8 ovs.

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22:15 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Maximum!!!

,Look at Iyer. Krunal is shown no mercy as he gets hit for another maximum. He just about clears deep midwicket! Comes down to this full delivery on middle and leg, and swung that away cleanly for six. KKR 70/1 after 6.2 ovs.

22:09 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Tripathi on song

Tripathi in on the act as he steps across, and ramps that over short fine leg! Good length ball just outside off, but he is already way across to comfortably scoop that for four more. 12 off the over. KKR 63/1 after 6 ovs

22:04 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Economical over

Krunal finally gives MI a quiet over. KKR batsmen could only manage 3 from it. Great start by Pandya. Kolkata Knight Riders are 51/1 after 5 ovs.

22:01 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Runs continue to flow.

Boult in the attack for Mumbai Indians. Gets hit for a 4 in the second last ball. Tripathi this time. Over ends with 8 runs. KKR 48/1 after 4 ovs.

21:56 (IST)23 Sep 2021
And breakthrough

Bumrah hits back with an offcutter from the quick this time, as Gill chops it back on to his stumps. KKR lose an early wicket. Knight Riders are 40/1 after 3 overs.

21:54 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Runs galore

Bumrah gets hit for a 4 on his first delivery by Gill.  A leg-stump half-volley, mediocre first ball from Bumrah, and that's tickled away with a flick to fine leg for four! In the 4th ball Bumrah's delivery is driven down the ground between the non-striker and mid-off!

21:50 (IST)23 Sep 2021
What a start!!!

Iyer hits a 6 and a 4 in the second over. What a start by the KKR openers. Another 4 to end the over. 15 off this over. MI players do not look happy. KKR 30/0 after 2 overs.

21:48 (IST)23 Sep 2021
Mooku-mela raja and other Cheeka-isms!

To hear Krishnamafchari Srikkanth on commentary for T20 games is almost like watching him bat. A non-stop stream-of-consciousness jabber, utter delight in seeing big hits, a constant stream of advise to the batsmen or the bowler, and an unbridled use of colloquial Tamil. “Udaathara, Pottu Saathu machan!” (Don’t let it go, slam 'em mate!) was his advice to Ishan Kishan. He has a host of typical Cheeka-isms: Mooku mela raja (On top of the nose, Raja!) Is a miscue that sends the ball straight up for a dolly of a catch to the fielder. Dil-ku-Duddu! (Cash for guts!) is his desperate plea to batsmen to not to muck around but to blast that white ball. Dil-ku-duddu machi .. adura-adura (hit hit). He takes the mickey off other commentators and also is sporting enough to take some back as well. Let’s end with a story from when he was a selector of Tamil Nadu Ranji team. He asks a debutant his batting strategy and the nervous batter told him that he will defend compactly and respect the attack. Srikkanth, so goes the story, wore an incredulous look and snorted “Defend aa? Dei! Poi adi-ra! (Just go and whack)”!

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