Mumbai vs Kolkata: Mumbai Indians (MI) faced Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday in IPL 2021 Phase-2. The match started with KKR winning the toss and electing to bowl. Batting first, Mumbai scored 155/6. KKR had a target of 156 runs, which the team easily achieved at the loss of just 3 wickets with 29 balls to spare.
With the win in the match, Kolkata has moved up to the fourth position in the points table with 8 points, while Mumbai Indians have moved up from fourth to sixth position.
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Rahul Shines in Kolkata’s Victory
Chasing the target, Rahul Tripathi batted brilliantly and played an unbeaten innings of 72 runs in just 42 balls. In his innings, Rahul hit 8 fours and three sixes. This was Tripathi’s 7th half-century in the IPL.
Iyer Created Panic
KKR opener Venkatesh Iyer played a blistering innings of 53 runs in 30 balls. He hit four fours and three long sixes in his innings. Iyer had completed his maiden IPL fifty in just 25 balls. Iyer and Rahul Tripathi shared a partnership of 88 runs in 52 balls for the second wicket. Mumbai vs Kolkata.
Gill-Iyer Stormy Start
KKR’s first wicket fell as Shubman Gill (13), his wicket came in the account of Jasprit Bumrah and he bowled Gill on a slow ball. Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer added 40 runs in just 3 overs before getting out.
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Dinesh Karthik Breaks Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Record
In IPL, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at number one in terms of taking the most catches behind the wicket, but now Dinesh Karthik has come in the first place. As soon as Dinesh Karthik caught the catch of Mumbai batsman Suryakumar Yadav, he became the wicket-keeper with the most catches in this league. This was Dinesh Karthik’s 115th catch behind the wicket in IPL. Earlier, Dhoni had taken a total of 114 catches in this league. Parthiv Patel is at number three with 65 catches in terms of catching the most catches in IPL.
Hardik Back on the Bench
In the match, once again all-rounder Hardik Pandya did not get a chance to play in the playing XI. Earlier, he was also kept out of the playing XI against CSK. Hardik is currently not fully fit and due to that he has not got a chance to play in the first two matches of Phase 2.
Both Team Playing XI
MI: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Kieron Pollard, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
KKR – Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakraborty, Pranand Krishna.