IPL 2018 MI vs KKR: Mumbai keeps winning momentum alive

Published on: 6 May 2018 2:26 PM GMT
IPL 2018 MI vs KKR: Mumbai keeps winning momentum alive

Mumbai: Some extraordinary bowling by Hardik Pandya helped Mumbai Indians (MI) win a cliffhanger against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 13 runs in Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

Pandya gave only 19 runs in four overs and picked two important wickets at crucial junctures of the inning to help his team emerge victorious. Bumrah also bowled a fine spell giving away 34 runs off fouyr overs for a wicket. Mitchell McClenaghan also managed a scalp for 30 runs in four overs, while Mayank Markande conceded 25 runs off 3 overs.

Krunal Pandya, who bowled the last over off the match, bagged a wicket for – runs.

After the early departures of Chris Lynn (17 off 13, 4 fours) and Shubhman Gill (7 off 5, 1 four), Robin Uthappa played a splendid inning of 54 runs off only 35 balls to bring the visiting team back into the match. He smashed 6 fours and 3 sixes in his inning.

Nitish Rana also played a fine inning off 31 runs off 27 balls with 3 fours and a six, while skipper Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten at 36 runs off 26 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. He, however, could not lead his team across the line.

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Andree Russell failed to explode today scoring 9 runs off 10 balls with 1 four. Sunil Narine, who was demoted in the batting lineup, scored 5 runs off 4 balls with a boundary.

Earlier after being put in to bat first, Mumbai Indians got off to a fantastic start with openers adding 91 runs off only 9.2 overs. Suryakumar Yadav scored 59 runs off 39 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes while Evin Lewis added 43 runs off only 28 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Skipper Rohit Sharma failed again scoring 11 runs off 11 balls with a four. Haardik Pandya remained unbeaten at 35 runs off 20 balls with 4 fours and a six.

Krunal Pandya added 14 runs off 11 balls with 1 four and a six. JP Duminy scored 13 runs off 11 balls with 1 six.

Sunil Narine and Andre Russell had picked up tywo wickets each.



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