January 26, 2022

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Match Report ; KKR v MI, 5th Match IPL 2021

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Two strong teams on paper, Dominating head to head record by Mumbai and many battles to watch out for tonight. Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan and many more stars to watch out for.

A battle to watch out for :
Pat Cummins has an impressive record against Mumbai Indians’ all-rounder Pat Cummins. He dismissed Kieron Pollard for three times in T20 cricket and conceded just 34 runs on strike Rate of below 100.

“We would have fielded first as well. There was some dew in the first game against RCB, but the ball was turning. Last game we were 20 runs short, so we need to bat well. Of course you want to win every game, but we didn’t play to our potential in the first game. We need to understand where we went wrong and learn from it. We got only 30 runs in the last 4 overs, that was our mistake. We also discussed the shots to be playing on slow pitches. Let’s hope we rectify that today. Unfortunately Chris Lynn misses and de Kock is back again.” Rohit Sharma called

“We are going to bowl first. Looks similar to the last one, not sure if the dew will come in later. We are delighted, we are trying to play aggressive brand of cricket here. It’s a challenge to continue in that manner. No changes in the side. Shakib was handed a special cap to mark his 50th game for KKR.” Eoin Morgan added

Toss Update :

7:57 pm : Mumbai Indians lost Quinton de Kock at start of the Inning but Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav continued the Inning. Mumbai scored 41 runs in the first powerplay.

Quick Facts : Mumbai Indians won 9 matches from last 10 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders. Since 2015 Mumbai Indians lost just one match in MI v KKR rivalry. Mumbai Indians totally dominated Kolkata Knight Riders through history of IPL.

8:20 pm : Suryakumar Yadav smashed a six out of the ground and complete his first fifty of the season. He is in form of his life after selecting in India’s team. He depart after scoring 56 runs in 36 balls.

8:59 pm : Mumbai Indians struggled to make his mark after first 10 overs. Alongwith Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya also departs. Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna stars.

End of the inning : Andre Russell took the Five-For in just two overs and Mumbai Indians finished their inning on 152 runs. Mumbai Indians’ inning look set before the fantastic comeback by Cummins and Russell.

Quick Facts : Andre Russell took his first five-for in IPL. This is best spell by any bowler against Mumbai Indians. He broke the previous record of Harshal Patel (5/24).

9:56 pm : Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana scored 45 runs in powerplay overs without losing a wicket. Both the Openers have offered a good start to KKR.

Result : Rahul Chahar’s four wicket haul helped Mumbai Indians to make a comeback in this match. Krunal Pandya bolwed two brilliant death overs. Brilliant team work by Mumbai Indians.

Mumbai Indians Bowlers conceded just 20 runs in last five overs and took three wickets in crucial time. Krunal Pandya spend just five runs in his last two overs. While Trent Boult took two wickets in last two overs and brought the win for India.

Man of the match : Rahul Chahar