One IPL match was held today. The Match Wise Highlights are appended below the Points Table.

Teams

P

W

L

Points

NRR

1.  Sunrisers Hyderabad

10

8

2

16

+0.448

2.  Chennai Super Kings

10

7

3

14

+0.421

3.  Kings XI Punjab

10

6

4

12

+0.097

4.  Mumbai Indians

11

5

6

10

+0.529

5.  Kolkata Knight Riders

11

 5

6

10

-0.359

6.  Rajasthan Royals

10

4

6

8

-0.552

7.  Royal Challengers Bangalore

10

3

7

6

-0.361

8.  Delhi Daredevils

10

 3

7

6

-0.411

Vs

Match 41:Match Basics

Mumbai Indians 1st innings total:  210/6 (20 Overs, RR: 10.5)

Performers:

·Batting: Ishan Kishan 62 off 21 balls, SA Yadav 36 off 32 balls, Rohit Sharma 36 off 31 balls, Ben Cutting 24 off 9 balls.

·Bowling: Sunil Narine 1/27 in 4 overs, PP Chawla 3/48 in 4 overs.

Target:  211 runs from 20 overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders 2nd innings total: 108 all out (18.1 Overs, RR: 5.94)

Performers:

·Batting:  Chris Lynn 21 off 15 balls, Nitish Rana 21 off 19 balls.

·Bowling: MJ McClenaghan 1/24 in 3 overs, Krunal Pandya 2/12 in 3.1 overs, Hardik Pandya 2/16 in 3 overs, M Markande 1/26 in 4 overs, Ben Cutting 1/12 in 2 overs.

Result:   Mumbai Indians won by 102 runs.

Man of the Match: Ishan Kishan

Highlights:

·         Kolkata Knight Riders faced their demons once again as it was their match against Mumbai Indians; a team that has been winning against KKR since IPL 2015.

·         Although, KKR had the home advantage, however this was not going to stop Mumbai Indians from attacking their favorite team.

·        So, KKR won the toss and chose to field first. Mumbai Indians were in a tight spot when and they knew this so they needed their batting unit to fire which they did.

·         First and foremost, a nice partnership of 46 was shared between the openers before Evin Lewis got unlucky as the ball bounced off his pads after hitting his pads and Lynn took a comfortable catch to dismiss him.

·         SA Yadav also departed not long after that, however then came Mumbai’s tornado. And, no it was not Rohit Sharma rather it was the young wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan, who scored 62 off 21 balls to put Mumbai ahead in the game.

·        After he departed, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya also put in their contribution after which a strong finish was made by Ben Cutting to take Mumbai Indians in excess of 200 runs.

·         KKR bowlers were pretty average today, however they needed their batsman to be above average as they needed to score 211 runs to win off 20 overs.

·         So, the 2nd innings started as KKR openers walked out to bat. Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn needed to give their team a good start. But, Mumbai were not going to let that happen as the Narine fell in the first over to McClenaghan.

·         Even Nitish Rana who had been brilliant for KKR in the middle overs could not contribute as Mumbai were on a wicket taking spree.

.         Nevertheless, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik’s wicket was the end of KKR’s hope as Mumbai tore KKR’s batting line-up and got them all out on 108 runs.

·         This was the biggest defeat for KKR this season as they lost by a whopping 102 runs. Credit goes to Mumbai as they scored a big total and then followed it up with the bowl as well.

·         Despite, losing their first three matches, the defending champions of IPL, Mumbai Indians have moved to the 4th spot in the table. Meanwhile, KKR needs their match-winners to step up if they need to win their place in the play-offs.

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