Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi Superb Show: IPL 2021 The Kolkata Knight Riders made a statement when they beat the Mumbai Indians by seven wickets and more than five overs to spare. They chased the 156 targets with ease and scoffed at an attack that had India pace at the head of Jasprit Bumrah. Although he managed to break three, the rest of the attack in Mumbai looked like a pedestrian.
KKR mounted some strong shots from young Venkatesh Iyer (53 of 30), who had already shown brilliance against RCB. He was well supported by Rahul Tripathi (67 * of 38), who remained undefeated to assert his team. Both Iyer and his starting partner, Shubman Gill, gave KKR a boisterous start, with 30 runs in the first two overs. Iyer hit Trent Boult and then tried to go after his colleague Adam Milne. Gill lost his window to Bumrah, but Iyer continued his devilish behavior to take Mumbai out of the game.
Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi Superb Show
All-rounder Hardik Pandya did not start again and raised questions about his fitness. Rohit began attacking the mysterious spinner Varun Charkravarthy with two fours in a row when he opened two fourth-round deliveries. De Kock was not far behind as he adjusted his pattern blow for blow and pulled a Lockie Ferguson delivery over the fence for the first high of the game. Introduced on the attack in the sixth over, Prasidh Krishna faced De Kock, who hit the middle pacemaker over the fence twice to collect 16 runs from his first over as IM galloped to 56 without losing. De Kock looked unstoppable when he greeted Andre Russell with four in a row.
Morgan defeated Trump Chakravarthy last eleventh (40220), and MI did not lose any ground to him. Pollard, as he often does, has had much-needed big hits in the last five overs. Including flat-hitting six-over midwicket on Krishna’s 18 runs. Ferguson made a brilliant finish for KKR and eliminated the dangerous duo Pollard and Krunal Pandya (12) by just six races. MI racked up 49 runs from the last five overs.
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