IPL 2020 KKR vs. MI Match Report: Mumbai Indians face Kolkata Knight Riders in the fifth match of the 13th Indian Premier League season. It was the first match of the KKR team in IPL 2020, while Mumbai Indians played their second match. In the match, Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata by 49 runs. This is the first win of Mumbai Indians in the UAE. Let's say that Mumbai Indians played in the UAE in 5 matches in the year 2014. In all those matches, the team was defeated, while this year, too, the team was defeated in the opening match of the IPL 2020 against Chennai Super Kings. However, now Mumbai broke their defeat streak and won a significant victory. The team's hero team captain Rohit Sharma, who played a stormy inning of 80 runs, in the match. In his first match of the IPL 2020, Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to bowl first against Mumbai Indians. Batting first, Mumbai Indians scored 182 for 5 wickets in 20 overs, Rohit Sharma's half-century. In response, Kolkata's team lost 9 wickets to make 146 runs despite playing 20 overs and lost the match by 49 runs.
Chasing a huge score of 196 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders were on a bad start, and opener Shubman Gill lost his wicket on Trent Bolt's ball after scoring 7 runs. Sunil Naren became the victim of James Patterson by 9 runs. Skipper Dinesh Karthik was lbw out by Rahul Chahar on 30 runs. The fourth wicket of the team fell as Nitish Rana, who was caught out by Kiron Pollard at 24 runs by Hardik Pandya. KKR took the fifth blow as Andre Russell. Jasprit Bumrah made him clean bold on a personal score of 11 runs. Bumrah also made his next victim Eoin Morgan after Russell in the same overs, who could make 16 runs in 20 balls. The seventh blow to Kolkata fell as Nikhil Naik, who was bowled out by Pandya on one run score. The 8th wicket fell as Pat Cummins, who scored 33 runs in 12 balls on James Patterson's ball, caught by Pandya's hands. The team took the 9th blow on the last ball when Shivam Mawi scored 9 runs to stump out Rahul Chahar's ball.
Considered to be the most dangerous batsman of the limited over format, he proved once again on Wednesday. Rohit had returned to the pavilion cheaply in the opening match of the 13th session of the IPL against Chennai Super Kings, but he lashed out against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi. Rohit scored 80 with the help of three fours and six sixes on 54 balls. After the match, Rohit said it is not easy to play long innings in the UAE due to heat and humidity.
I was a little tired at the end, and it was a lesson for us that a set batsman needed to bat till the end, "Rohit said. We have seen it before, and that is what I have tried to do. He hit the Sixers by playing pull shots during batting. The Mumbai captain said that he has done a lot of practice. I am delighted with the performance of the team. He laughs that all my shots were quite good. Talking about the bowling, he said that we did not know that the IPL would be in the UAE. We chose a pace attack in the Wankhede track, but the ball was getting seam here in the first six overs. We haven't played much with Trent Bolt and James Pattinson.
KRR captain Dinesh Karthik said there is no need to analyze much. Players know where they need to do better. Pat Cummins and Eoin Morgan ended the quarantine today. It was not easy for them to play this summer. Trent Bolt also said that he was not comfortable playing in these circumstances. "I would not say that I am comfortable in these hot conditions. Bowling against Morgan and Russell is a big challenge, but it was terrific to win today. I was bowling in New Zealand, and it's winter there. That is the biggest challenge, but everyone is excited about cricket.
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