The 5th match of the IPL 2021 between Kolkata Knight Riders & Mumbai Indians took place yesterday. Let’s have a look at the article to know about the exciting moments of the game.
IPL 2021 Match 5 (Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Legends)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost by 10 runs in an almost guaranteed winning match against Mumbai Indians in the 5th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday (April 13).
Winning the toss, KKR sent MI to bat. KKR bowlers put pressure on Mumbai batters from the beginning. MI could score 152 runs in 20 overs, losing all of their wickets due to their great bowling performance. Suryakumar Yadav scored the highest 56 runs for MI. KKR’s highest wicket-taker was Andre Russell (5-15, 2 overs).
KKR got off to a good start with a 72-run stand by Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill chasing a medium target at Chennai’s ground. Gill returned, scoring 33 runs off 24 balls. On the other hand, Rahul Tripathi left the field, scoring 5 runs off 5 balls. Eoin Morgan left the ground, scoring 7 runs off 7 balls. Later, opener Rana was dismissed for 57 playing 47 balls. Young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar took the first four wickets for MI.
Coming down to bat for the 5th wicket, Shakib lost his wicket to Krunal Pandya and returned to the dressing room with 9 runs off 9 balls. Although Shakib failed to bat well, he was successful with the ball. He took a wicket conceding 23 runs in four overs. KKR needed 15 runs to win in the last over, but they could manage to score only 4 runs. Trent Boult took two wickets with the ball in the last over.
After winning this match, Mumbai Indians have moved up to the second position in the points table and Kolkata Knight Riders are in the fifth position in the points table after losing.
Mumbai Indians – 152/10 (20.0)
Kolkata Knight Riders – 142/7 (20.0)
Result – Mumbai Indians won by 10 runs
Player of the Match – Rahul Chahar
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