KKR is back to the good old winning days

Published on: May 09, 2022

Kolkata Knight Riders were back to the winning days in the TATA IPL 2022, as they defeated the IPL giants Mumbai Indians by 52 runs in a nail biting match where both the teams were playing for a desperate win to add some points in the points table.

KKR had a blazing start in the power play as both the openers where hitting runs, at the end of the power play, KKR were on 64-1. But after the loss of their second wicket it’s like everything started to fell apart as after the top 3 batters and except Rinku Singh, not even a single batter scored double digit runs. MI pacer Jasprit Bumrah showed a class of world’s best bowler as he took 5 wickets for 10 runs in his spell of 4 over’s including 1 maiden over. It was Bumrah’s best bowling spell in IPL and 1 five-wicket haul. KKR ended their innings on a good total of 165 runs.

While chasing the total of 166 runs Mumbai Indians didn’t get the start they must have wanted as they loss 2 quick wickets for 33 runs and after the end of the power play they scored just 37 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. Pat Cummins took 3 wickets in his 4 over spell by giving just 22 runs and stopped MI from chasing the total down. For MI it was just Ishan Kishan who scored a half century a kept the fans hope alive, but after the fall of his wicket. MI lower order departed very soon.

Venkatesh Iyer- 43 (24) Jasprit Bumrah- 4 (1-10-5)
Ishan Kishan- 51 (43) Pat Cummins- 4 (22-3)