Match 5 : Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
Here is our Review for the Match the between the Two Classic Team in IPL
Toss: KKR Won the Toss and Elected to Bowl First .
Team Update: Mumbai Indians had an Unchanged Team from their First Match . For KKR, Dinesh Karthick came with the expected four Overseas Stars, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russel, Sunil Narine and the Big Fish Pat Cummins in their Playing XI.
Mumbai Indians Started their innings with an early wicket of De-cock,then Skipper Rohit Sharma took responsibilities on his shoulder , started clearing the ropes with his favorite pull shots and registered his record of hitting 200 sixes in IPL history .On the other end, Surya Kumar playing aggressive knock made mumbai scoring rate 10 an over . But Surya’s dismissal a (run-out )in the middle was unexpected. Then Rohit and Hardik joins the party and smashed KKR bowlers with Casual Sixes , It’s Rohit Style if he gets going no one could stop his innings , Rohit scored 80 runs in 54 balls. From KKR side, an young bowler Shivam mavi was really impressive and took two important wickets at the right time and as usual Narine economical spell restricted Mumbai Indians within 200 runs and Mumbai Set the Target of 196 runs to KKR.
On Chasing , a big score in these types of grounds the team should have started well in powerplay, Shubmall Gill failed to prove his talent in these kind of big matches and went for an early wicket against Boult. Then, Surprisingly skipper Dk entered into No: 3 position and took his time to settle in for chasing by rotating the strike, along with Nithish Rana, with such Big names Russel & Eoin Morgan at the lower order there are some high chances for KKR to chase this target with this dew factor . When DK shifted his gear for chasing, he got out against Rahul Chahar. Bumrah’s game changing over got the two big fishes Russel and Morgan and changed the game Completely to Mumbai Indians. Pat Cummins cameo in batting did not help KKR for chasing this huge target. Finally MI registered their first win against KKR after 6 consecutive losses in UAE .
Mumbai Indians won by 49 Runs.
Drawbacks of KKR:
KKR was too much dependent on Russel show in 2019 and it still continues in 2020.Except Sunil Narine, spinners are not impressive in the field especially chinaman bowler Kuldeep poor form is still a worry for KKR Team.
Positives for KKR:
Shivam Mavi bowling was impressive for KKR , as he showed the ability to take wickets and bowl good line and length also he bowled a maiden over in the middle which was a good sign for Kolkatta Knight Riders .
Positives for Mumbai Indians:
On breaking the losing Streak in UAE, it built the confidence for MI and also they reached top of the table & HitMan Pull Shots was a treat for MI fans.
Turning Point & Game Changing Moment :
Bumrah’s Magical spell with two big fishes Wicket of Eoin Morgan and Russel was a game changing moment and made easy win for them else it might be difficult to stop Russel Storm in the game.
Man of the Match :
Rohit Sharma 80(54) awarded Man of the match .