Mumbai Indians 149 for 2 (D Cock 78 *, Rohit 35, Varun 1-23) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders 148 for 8 (Cummins 53 *, Morgan 39 *, Chahar 2-18)

After the Mumbai Indians attack, Kolkata united to stop the Knight Riders for 148 for 5, scoring eight wickets and 19 balls in Abu Dhabi to secure their fifth successive win. The result put a two-way tie with Delhi Capital at the top of the IPL leaderboard.

Trent Boult found swing with the new ball, legspinner Rahul Chahar dismissed both Shubman Gill and Dinesh Karthik off consecutive balls, and Jaspreet Bumrah finished his match against Andre Russell, reducing Knight Riders to 5 for 61. done. – made his way to his first T20 half-century and even dismissed Knight Riders new captain Eoin Morgan in an unbroken partnership of 87 off 56 balls.

A late charge gave the Knight Riders something to bowl, but Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock made the goal a very small one, scoring 51 runs in the powerplay.

KKR dug himself into a hole

In contrast, Knight Riders scored 33 for 2 in their powerplay. Suryakumar Yadav took a great diving catch to dismiss Rahul Tripathi for 7 runs off 9 balls at the backward point. A fit again was Nathan Culter Nile, who replaced fellow Australian James Pattinson when Nitish Rana gave life by scoring 5 runs in 6 balls.

Gill downed ten dots from 23 deliveries and dismissed them for 21 runs. In the same over, Karthik swept back to his stumps, scoring 4 runs off 8 balls. When Bumrah dismissed Russell for 12, the Knight Riders were dismissed for five in the 11th over.

Cummins pulls them out

Morgan also started slowly and scored 23 runs off 25 balls at the start of the final over of the innings. Cummins then dismissed Coulter-Nile for four and scored a half-century in 35 balls. He shaped Coulter-Nile’s on-pace and slow length balls, scoring 20 runs off seven balls. Cummins’ knock could have been reduced to 36, with De Cock not dropping a skier off Bumrah’s ball near the short third man field.

Whenever the Coulter-Nile and Bault missed their lengths, Cummins regularly jumped to target the lower leg side boundaries. Morgan also hit the Knight Riders closer to 150 with two sixes off Colter-Nile in the final over.

Rohit-D Coke Show

Chris Green, the offspinner who replaced Tom Banton, took the new ball and found himself swinging with his arm balls, but his first delivery was too short and wide, with Sharma bowling it out for four without a hurdle. It was a fraction of what he had to do to chase.

Sharma then went to seamer Prithvi Krishna, taking him for back-to-back fours in the third over. Morgan then matched Green with De Kock, and the spinner gained a top edge, but Varun Chakraborty overtook a tough catch from short fine leg. De Kock regrets 20. He hit 25 balls off Fifty – the third in his last four innings – to punish the Knight Riders.

Sharma was out for 35 and Suryakumar dismissed for 10, but Hardik Pandya (21 *) helped to give the finishing touch with three fours and a six.