MI vs KKR: Mumbai set Kolkata a target of 156 runs, De Kock hit fifty
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders: In the 34th match of IPL 2021 being played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai Indians have given a target of 156 runs to Kolkata Knight Riders after playing first. Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma gave Mumbai a great start, but in the middle overs, the Kolkata spinners bowled very economical and did not let the Mumbai batsmen play freely. In such a situation, Mumbai Indians could only score 155 runs for six wickets in 20 overs.
Dekock studded fifty
For Mumbai, De Kock scored 55 runs in 42 balls. During this he hit four fours and three sixes. At the same time, captain Rohit Sharma scored 33 runs in 30 balls with the help of four fours. Both of them added 78 runs for the first wicket in 9.2 overs. But after this the spinners of Kolkata tightened the screws.
Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty conceded 22 runs in his four overs. At the same time, Sunil Narine took one wicket for just 20 runs in his quota of four overs. Apart from this, Nitish Rana gave five runs in an over. In this way, the spinners of KKR gave only 47 runs in 9 overs.
Ishaan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav were flops
Once again Mumbai’s star batsmen Ishaan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav were flops. Surya scored five runs in 10 balls. At the same time, Kishan scored 14 runs in 13 balls. Apart from this, Kieran Pollard scored 21 and Krunal Pandya scored 12 runs. On the other hand, Saurabh Tiwari returned unbeaten after scoring five runs in two balls.
Krishna, famous for Kolkata, took the highest two wickets. But he gave 43 runs in his four overs. At the same time, Lockie Ferguson took two wickets for 27 runs in his four overs.