Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 5 wickets in yesterday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Despatched into bat after shedding the toss, KKR put up 185-6, with Venkatesh Iyer top-scoring with 104 off 51. The fabulous knock went in useless, although, as MI chased down the goal in 17.4 overs.
Rohit Sharma (20 off 13), who didn’t characteristic within the beginning XI, got here in because the Influence Participant. He added 65 for the primary wicket with Ishan Kishan in 4.5 overs. Rohit fell to a superb catch by Umesh Yadav off Suyash Sharma.
Kishan regarded in ominous contact, placing 5 fours and as many sixes in his 58, which got here off solely 25 delivieries. His blazing knock ended when he was bowled by Varun Chakravarthy, seeking to play the slog sweep.
Considerably for MI, stand-in captain Suryakumar Yadav acquired again among the many runs, scoring a usually aggressive 43 off 25 balls. After getting off to a assured begin, he took on Lockie Ferguson and whacked him for consecutive sixes. Yadav and Tilak Varma (30 off 25) added 60 runs for the third wicket.
The stand ended when Tilak was bowled by Suyash Sharma. Suryakumar additionally fell earlier than the end line, caught behind off Shardul Thakur. Nevertheless, Tim David performed a formidable cameo of 24* off 13 to make sure a cushty win for Mumbai.
Venkatesh Iyer’s solo act for KKR
Coming into bat at No. 3, Iyer slammed six fours and as many as 9 sixes in his stupendous innings.
Batting first, Kolkata misplaced Narayan Jagadeesan for a duck as Hrithik Shokeen took an excellent diving catch off Cameron Inexperienced. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (8 off 12) perished cheaply once more as he tried to tackle Piyush Chawla.
Nitish Rana (5), Shardul Thakur (13) and Rinku Singh (18) additionally did not make vital contributions as the competition was decreased to Iyer vs Mumbai.
The left-hander saved discovering the boundaries at common intervals and went on to turn into solely the second batter from KKR to smash an IPL ton – Brendon McCullum being the primary. A brisk cameo from Andre Russell (21* off 11) additionally aided Kolkata’s trigger.
MI vs KKR: Who Gained Participant of the Match in yesterday’s IPL 2023 match?
Shokeen claimed two wickets for Mumbai, whereas Chawla (1-19) tied down the Kolkata batters. Kishan and Yadav performed spectacular knocks.
For KKR, Iyer scored an excellent hundred to make sure his workforce put up a preventing complete. Suyash (2-27) made an influence with the ball. Iyer, although, was named Participant of the Match for his terrific hundred, albeit in a shedding trigger.
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