IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians win seventh match in UAE, beat Kolkata by 49 runs

Mumbai Indians faced Kolkata Knight Riders in fifth match of 13th season of Indian Premier League.

24th September, 2020

IPL 2020 KKR vs MI Match Report: Mumbai Indians faced Kolkata Knight Riders in fifth match of 13th season of Indian Premier League. This was the first match of IPL 2020 of KKR's team, while Mumbai Indians had to play second match. In this match, Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata by 49 runs. With this, the account of Mumbai's win over UAE's field was opened.

Let us know that in 2014, 5 matches were played by Mumbai Indians in UAE. The team had lost in all those matches, while this year also the team had to face defeat in the inaugural match of IPL 2020 against Chennai Super Kings. However, now Mumbai has broken the series of defeats and won a big win. The team's hero in this match was Rohit Sharma, captain of the team, who played a stormy innings of 80 runs.

In their first match of IPL 2020, Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to bowl first against Mumbai Indians. In such a situation, batting first, Mumbai Indians scored 182 runs in 5 overs in 20 overs on the basis of Rohit Sharma's half-century. In response to this, Kolkata's team was able to score 146 runs after losing 20 wickets and losing the match by 49 runs.

IPL 2020 KKR vs MI Match Scorecard

Mumbai innings, Rohit's fifty

After losing the toss and batting first, Mumbai Indians got the first blow on the score of just 8 runs when Quinton Dickock was out for 1 in 3 balls. After this, Rohit Sharma led the innings with Surya Kumar Yadav and shared a 90-run partnership, but Surya Kumar Yadav was run out after scoring 47 runs in 28 balls. The third blow to the team was in the form of Saurabh Tiwari, who was dismissed for 21 runs off 13 balls.

The first half-century of IPL 2020 came off the bat of hitman Rohit Sharma. Rohit completed his half-century with the help of 1 fours and 4 sixes in 39 balls. However, Rohit was caught out by Pat Cummins off Shivam Mavi for a personal score of 80 runs with 54 fours and 3 sixes and 6 sixes. The team got the fifth blow in the form of Hardir Pandya, who scored 18 runs and was hit out. Kiron Pollard was unbeaten on 13 runs and Krunal Pandya scored 1 run for Mumbai.

Kolkata's innings, opener batsman failed

Chasing a huge score of 196, Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a poor start and opener Shubman Gill was out for 7 as Trent Boult got out. At the same time, Sunil Narine scored 9 and became the victim of James Pattinson. Captain Dinesh Karthik was dismissed lbw by Rahul Chahar for 30 runs. The fourth wicket of this team fell as Nitish Rana, who was caught by Kieron Pollard at the hands of Hardik Pandya for 24 runs.

KKR received the fifth blow as Andre Russell. Jaspreet Bumrah made him clean bowled on a personal score of 11 runs. Bumrah followed in the same over after Russell to Eoin Morgan, who was able to score 16 runs in 20 balls. Kulkat fell to the seventh blow as Nikhil Naik, who was caught by Bolt at the hands of Pandya at the score of one run. The 8th wicket fell in the form of Pat Cummins, who was caught by Pandya at the hands of James Pattinson for 33 from 12 balls. The 9th blow to the team was on the last ball, when Shivam Mavi was stumped by Rahul Chahar for 9 runs.

Mumbai Indians playing XI

Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton Dickock (wicketkeeper), Saurabh Tiwari, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kiron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult and Jaspreet Bumrah.

Kolkata Knight Riders' playing XI

Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (captain, wicketkeeper), Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier and Shivam Mavi.

Category: Sports: Cricket


Reported by:
Pankaj Prasad