Thursday, September 23, 2021

IPL 2021, MI vs KKR: Kolkata outplays Mumbai by 7 wickets as records galore

Kolkata Knight Riders displayed sheer determination to outplay Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021 and won by seven wickets. As a result, quite a few records were scripted.

It was sheer class from former champion Kolkata Knight Riders that overwhelmed defending champion Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in Match 34 of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The blistering twin innings from Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi mostly got the job done, while the match also saw some records being scripted, which we take a look at.

Rohit Sharma continues love story against KKR
Rohit scored his 1,000th IPL run against KKR. Consequently, he has become the first to do so against a particular side in the tournament.

Sunil Narine maintains his love story against Rohit
On the contrary, it was Narine for KKR who maintained his dominance against Rohit, dismissing him for the seventh time in the tournament, the joint-most by any bowler. The others happen to be MS Dhoni by Zaheer Khan and Virat Kohli by Sandeep Sharma.

Trent Boult scripts an unwanted
Boult conceded his seventh six of his IPL career. Meanwhile, Venkatesh Iyer slammed a couple of sixes against him in an over, while it was the first time in his IPL career that Boult had conceded two sixes in an over.

KKR produces a best
KKR managed to score 63/1 in the powerplay. As a result, it was its best score during the phase, bettering its 61/1 in IPL 2013.

Match summary
Winning the toss, KKR opted to field, as MI looked threatening initially before the KKR bowlers bounced back, while MI managed to score 155/6, thanks to Quinton De Kock's 55. However, in reply, Venkatesh and Tripathi just outplayed the MI's potent bowling attack, besides some luck going their way, thus sealing an emphatic seven-wicket win.
Brief scores: MI 155/6 (Rohit-33, De Kock- 55; Ferguson- 2/27) lost to KKR 159/3 in 15.1 overs (Venkatesh- 53; Tripathi- 74) by seven wickets.


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