Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 49 runs in the 5th match of the 13th season of IPL. Batting first after losing the toss, Mumbai gave a target of 196 runs. In response, Kolkata could score 146 runs after losing 9 wickets. Captain Rohit Sharma, who scored 80 runs, was the hero of the match. Rohit made his 37th fifty in the IPL and also became the second Indian to hit 200 sixes. For Mumbai, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and James Pattinson got 2-2 wickets.
KKR started slow
Mumbai's fast bowlers did not give much opportunity to KKR to chase down the target. Kolkata could only score 33 runs in Powerplay. During this, his two wickets also fell. Shubman Gill 7 and Sunil Naren 9 returned to the pavilion.
After this, captain Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana handled the innings. Karthik was out for 30 off Rahul Chahar. At the same time, Nitish Rana (24) was caught by Kieron Pollard at the hands of Hardik Pandya. Andre Russell (11) and Eoin Morgan (16) could not do anything special.
Rohit put 37th fifty
Captain Rohit Sharma scored the highest 80 runs in Mumbai innings. This is his 37th fifty in the league. Apart from these, Suryakumar Yadav scored 47, Saurabh Tiwari 21 and Hardik Pandya scored 18 runs. There was an 89-run partnership between Rohit and Suryakumar for the second wicket. Due to which Mumbai scored 195 runs losing 5 wickets. Shivam Mavi took 2 wickets for KKR, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell took one wicket each.
Hardik Pandya the 11th batsman to be hit-wicket
Hardik Pandya is the first batsman to be hit-wicket in this season of IPL. At the same time, he is the 11th player to be dismissed like this in the league. In the first season (2008), the Muse Khote of Mumbai Indians were hit-wickets against Kings XI Punjab. At the same time, the last time in 2019, Rajasthan Paras' Ryan Parag was hit-wicket against Kolkata.
Most expensive bowler Pat Cummins looted runs
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has been bought the most by Kolkata for Rs 15.50 crore. He is also the most expensive foreign player in the league, but has spent a lot of time in the first match of this season. He gave 49 runs in 3 overs and did not even get a wicket. In his very first over, Rohit Sharma scored 15 runs with the help of 2 sixes.
Mavi threw his first maiden over of the season
KKR fast bowler Shivam Mavi bowled Maidan for the second over of the match. In the same over, he got Quinton Dickock caught by Nikhil Naik on a personal score of 1 run. This is the first maiden over of this season.
Rohit's 200 sixes in IPL
Rohit Sharma has become the second and overall fourth player to hit 200 sixes in the IPL. Chris Gayle is at the top with 326 Sixes. Among the Indians, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored the most 212 sixes. He is the third player to do so. AB de Villiers is at number two with 314 sixes.
Pollard's 150th match in IPL
Kolkata's playing XI includes foreign players Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. At the same time, Quinton Dickock, Kieron Pollard, James Pattinson and Trent Boult are foreign players in the Mumbai team. This is Pollard's 150th match in the IPL. He has so far scored 2773 runs and taken 56 wickets in 149 matches of IPL.
Mumbai: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton Dickock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwari, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult and Jaspreet Bumrah.
Kolkata: Sunil Naren, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (captain and wicketkeeper), Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier and Shivam Mavi.
KKR winning their opening match for last 7 seasons
Since 2013, the Kolkata team has not lost their opening match in the IPL. 7 years ago he defeated Delhi Daredevils by 6 wickets. At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad were also defeated by 6 wickets in their first match of last season. Against Mumbai, KKR played their opening match twice (2014, 2015) and won both.
Mumbai's best record against Kolkata
Talking about the last 10 matches, KKR has been able to beat Mumbai only once. If Mumbai team wins this match then it will become the first team to win 20+ matches against one team. So far 25 matches have been played between Mumbai and KKR. In this, Mumbai won the most 19 matches, while it has lost 6. 1 match was inconclusive.
Mumbai not yet won in UAE
Mumbai's record in the UAE has been extremely poor. The first 20 matches of the IPL were held in the UAE in 2014 due to the Lok Sabha elections. Then Mumbai played 5 matches here and was defeated in all. At the same time, in the UAE, KKR have won 2 out of 5 matches and lost 3. KKR played 3 matches in Abu Dhabi, winning 2 and losing 1.
Mumbai won the title 4 times and Kolkata 2 times.
Mumbai has won the title 4 times (2019, 2017, 2015, 2013) in IPL history. The last time he defeated Chennai by 1 run in the final. Mumbai has played the final 5 times so far. At the same time, Kolkata has played the final twice (2014, 2012) so far and has been the champion both times.