Within the 32nd match of the IPL 2020, the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) claimed a straightforward victory after beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by eight wickets at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).
Newly-appointed KKR captain Eoin Morgan determined to bat first after profitable the toss. Whereas their top-order batsmen massively struggled, KKR managed to attain 148/5 (20 overs) on the finish of the primary innings. In reply, Mumbai Indians chased down that concentrate on in 16.5 overs after shedding solely two wickets.
IPL 2020, Match 32: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (MI vs KKR) – Highlights
Mumbai Indians (MI) innings
Chasing down the goal, the defending champions had an excellent begin as each the openers, skipper Rohit Sharma and wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock managed to attain comfortably from the start of the second innings.
At first, the openers helped Mumbai Indians to attain 51/Zero on the finish of the powerplay. They continued their robust opening partnership until the 10th over. Throughout that partnership, De Kock accomplished his fifty in 25 balls.
After the 94 runs partnership for the opening wicket, captain Rohit Sharma (35 runs off 36 balls; 5 fours and solely six) was dismissed by Shivam Mavi within the 11th over.
Although Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed after scoring simply 10 runs, De Kock and Hardik Pandya assured Mumbai Indians’ fifth successive victory in model. De Kock remained not out on 78 runs off 44 balls (9 fours and three sixes) whereas Hardik scored 21 not out off 11 balls (three fours and solely six).
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) innings
Mumbai Indians bowlers supplied an excellent begin as KKR managed to attain 33/2 on the finish of the necessary powerplay. As soon as even KKR have been struggling deeply on 61/5. Opener Rahul Tripathi (7), Nitish Rana (5) and former skipper Dinesh Karthik (4) have been dismissed within the single-digit scores, whereas one other opener Shubman Gill (21) and Andre Russell (12) misplaced their wickets within the double-digit scores.
Newly-appointed captain Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins dealt with the KKR innings in the course of the disaster second and managed it until the top of the innings. They arrange the 87 runs partnership for the unbroken sixth-wicket that massively helped KKR to handle a decent first innings complete.
Cummins accomplished his fifty within the last over as he remained not out on 53 runs off 36 balls (5 fours and a couple of sixes). However, Morgan scored 39 not out off 29 balls (2 fours and a couple of sixes).
Aside from Nathan Coulter-Nile (1/51), all the opposite Mumbai Indians bowlers have been very disciplined in that whole innings. Solely the younger leg-spinner Rahul Chahar managed to take multiple wicket in that innings as he had the bowling figures of 4-0-18-2.
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