KKR lost plot at home
13th May 2017
Leading to some masterclass bowling in the death overs, Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by nine runs in a rain delayed IPL match today here in the Eden Gradens Kolkata.
Chasing a total of 174, KKR were in control for the better part of their innings but seemed to have lost the plot in the final three overs.
Mumbai Indians conceded just one boundary in the last three overs of the match. Even that boundary came out of a misfield from Mitchell Johnson. Mumbai did start their defence well as Tim Southee dismissed the dangerous Sunil Narine for a duck in the third ball of the first over. But Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn then got the KKR chase going.
Kolkata remained on top of the required rate but kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Gambhir was soon dismissed by Mitchell Johnson. He was swiftly followed by Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn and the match seemed to have swung in favour of the Mumbai Indians. But Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey then seemingly got the KKR chase back on track. They needed just 20 runs to win from the last three overs but Mumbai turned the screw on them and won the match.
For Mumbai Indians, Ambati Rayudu and Saurabh Tiwary were the top scorers as both notched up half centuries to lead their side to the total they had amassed.
With the win, Mumbai Indian remained at the top of the table, while KKR slipped to number 3, but confirming a place in the playoffs due to net run rate.
CAB MEDIA DESK