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IPL 2021 KKR vs MI: Chahar, Boult, Bumrah shine as Mumbai Indians stun Kolkata Knight Riders in low-scoring thriller


Mumbai Indians (MI) snatch the victory from the jaws of defeat towards the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as Rahul Chahar spun an online whereas Trent Boult executed good yorkers in the loss of life overs to assist the defending champions beat KKR by 10 runs in the low-scoring thriller on the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.

Andre Russell’s five-wicket haul had bundled Mumbai Indians out for 152 after batsman Suryakumar Yadav’s gutsy knock. In response, KKR was restricted to 142/7 due to an all-rounder bowling efficiency from Mumbai Indians.

KKR had been proper on the observe for a simple win however Chahar spun an online and eliminated the highest 4 batsmen earlier than Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult’s fiery spell handed Mumbai Indians the match.

 

 

Chasing 153, KKR bought off to an ideal begin as the openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill stitched a 72-run stand for the primary wicket. The duo made full use of the powerplay and smashed 45 runs in the primary six overs.

Chahar supplied Mumbai Indians the primary breakthrough as Gill in an try to go for back-to-back sixes bought out in the ninth over.

Minutes later Chahar picked his second wickets for the day as he dismissed Rahul Tripathi for a paltry 5 in the eleventh over to scale back KKR to 84/2.

Nitish and Eoin Morgan scripted a short partnership of 20 runs. However, Chahar wreaked havoc and dismissed the KKR skipper in the thirteenth over.

With Nitish’s wicket, Chahar eliminated KKR’s high order to show the sport in Mumbai Indians’ favour in the fifteenth over.

In the subsequent over, Krunal Pandya joined the social gathering and dismissed Shakib Al Hasan as KKR misplaced half of their facet with 31 runs nonetheless wanted in 28 balls.

Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik then performed sluggish knocks in order to not lose any wicket however the batsmen nonetheless didn’t get KKR over the road.

Earlier after being requested to bat first, Mumbai Indians suffered an early jolt as the facet misplaced opener Quinton de Kock in the second over. Varun Chakravarthy bamboozled the South African batsman on the final ball of his first over.

Rohit performed a cautious knock however Suryakumar dealt in boundaries as he introduced up his half-century with a six. However, after smashing the fifty, ‘SKY’ bought out in an try to whack the ball round however failing to get all of it.

And in the loss of life overs, Mumbai Indians didn’t get going and stored shedding wickets at common intervals. Russell dismissed Kieron Pollard and Marco Jansen in the 18th over as Mumbai Indians collapsed from 115/3 to 126/7.

Krunal Pandya tried to hit some photographs in direction of the top of the innings however he faltered in order to whack each ball in the ultimate over as Mumbai Indians touched the 150-run mark.

Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 152 (Suryakumar Yadav 56, Rohit Sharma 32; Andre Russell 5-15); KKR 142/7 (Nitish Rana 57, Shubman Gill 33; Rahul Chahar 4-27)



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