MI vs KKR: Kolkata beat Mumbai, Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi hit half-centuries

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in the 34th match of IPL 2021 played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Along with this, Kolkata also avenged the defeat in the first half from Mumbai. Mumbai had scored 155 for six in 20 overs after playing first. In reply, Kolkata easily chased down the target in just 15.1 overs for the loss of three wickets.

Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi were the heroes of this victory of Kolkata. Iyer scored 53 runs in 30 balls. At the same time, Rahul played an innings of 72 not out in 40 balls. Both shared 88 runs for the second wicket.

Venkatesh Iyer hits first half century of IPL

Opener Venkatesh Iyer played an explosive innings of 53 runs in just 30 balls. From the very first ball, he dominated the Mumbai batsmen. He hit four fours and three sixes in his half-century innings. During this his strike rate was 176.67. This is Iyer’s first fifty in IPL.

At the same time, Rahul Tripathi, who came to bat at number three, played an innings of 74 not out in 42 balls. During this, his bat hit eight fours and three sixes. Apart from this, Eoin Morgan scored seven and Nitish Rana scored five not out.

change in point table

This is Kolkata’s fourth win in 9 matches. With this, KKR’s team has come at number four in the points table with eight points. Along with this, his net run rate has also become in plus. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians have slipped from number four to sixth place.


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