Ishan Kishan (58) and Suryakumar Yadav (43) led the cost as Mumbai Indians handed Kolkata Knight Riders a five-wicket defeat of their Indian Premier League match at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. The quickest century on this yr’s IPL for Venkatesh Iyer – 104 off 51 balls (6x4s, 9x6s) – went in useless for KKR, who suffered their ninth defeat in 10 matches right here on the Wankhede Stadium, and an total twenty third in 32 matches in opposition to Mumbai Indians. The spotlight of Mumbai Indians’ win was not simply their sturdy response with the bat chasing 186, however their key middle-order batter Suryakumar banishing batting woes with a 25-ball 43 laced with 4 fours and three sixes.
Suryakumar additionally stepped as much as lead Mumbai Indians within the sport wherein common captain Rohit Sharma performed as an affect substitute owing to a abdomen bug as MI received with 14 balls to spare, ending at 186/5 in 17.4 overs.
Tim David struck an unbeaten 24 off 13 balls with two sixes and a 4 as MI recorded a second successive win whereas chasing.
The platform, nevertheless, was laid early by Kishan and Sharma, who went hammer and tongs from the second over onwards so as to add 65 for the primary wicket in 4.5 overs, attacking the KKR pacers Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur particularly.
The primary-wicket partnership appeared ominous for KKR who managed to interrupt by way of, with Yadav taking a superb diving catch at mid-on off Suyash Sharma within the fifth over.
Sharma fell for a 13-ball 20 with two sixes and a 4 after serving to MI previous 50-run mark inside 4 overs.
On the opposite finish, Kishan introduced up his fifty in 21 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes. His cost was stopped by Varun Chakravarthy, with the KKR thriller spinner cleansing up Kishan after a 25-ball 58 with 5 sixes and as many fours.
The rookie leg-spinner Suyash claimed his second wicket within the type of Tilak Varma, within the 14th over, who performed one onto his wickets after a 25-ball 30 (3x4s, 1x6s) having added 60 from 38 balls with Suryakumar for the third wicket.
Earlier within the afternoon, Iyer’s maiden century in IPL powered Kolkata Knight Riders to 185/6.
The 28-year-old India and KKR batting all-rounder Iyer waged a lone battle with the bat in opposition to Mumbai Indians, recording his highest rating within the IPL in addition to this season amongst all batters, hitting an total six fours and 9 sixes to carry up the second century of this IPL version from solely 49 balls.
Iyer bettered the report set by Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Harry Brook a few nights in the past by way of quickest century this season, who made 100 from 55 balls in opposition to KKR.
Whereas Iyer, who injured his knee at first of his innings whereas trying a ramp shot off Cameron Inexperienced, dominated the Mumbai Indians bowlers, not one of the KKR top-order batter might bother the scorers.
The blow was certainly painful as Iyer, enjoying in his third IPL season for KKR, hobbled between the wickets to finish runs, however the ache finally subsided which gave the left-handed batter an opportunity to play naturally.
In an innings replete with strokes hit throughout the park, Iyer accomplished his maiden IPL century with 5 fours and 9 sixes.
Whereas a lot of the KKR batters didn’t final lengthy sufficient, Iyer additionally did effectively to attain closely in his 48-run stand for the second wicket with Rahmanullah Gurbaz (8), 50 runs for the fourth wicket with Shardul Thakur (14) and 36 for the fifth wicket with Rinku Singh (18).
Nitish Rana (5) additionally had a sport to overlook with the bat, mistiming one to lengthy on off Shokeen and walked away after exchanging just a few phrases with the spin bowler.
KKR’s newest sensation Rinku fell for a run-a-ball 18 with two fours and all-rounder Andre Russell freed up his arms, scoring his first double-digit whole after three video games to complete on 21 not out from 11 balls (3x4s, 1x6s).
MI handed debut to Arjun Tendulkar who opened the assault and received the ball to swing again into the KKR right-handers, sending down two largely spectacular overs.
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