MI vs KKR match Highlights – MI keep slim hopes alive with win:
- MI won by 13 runs
- They made 181-4
- They moved to 5th in the table
Can Mumbai Indians really achieve the unimaginable this season? Well the defending champions showed that they are no walkovers on Sunday as they posted a mammoth 181 at the Wankhede against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Contrary to popular belief, the Rohit Sharma lead side went onto win their match after restricting KKR to 168.
With a lone win from their first six games, things seemed all but over for the Mumbai Indians. Coming back to MI vs KKR match highlights, the current champions who have in previous season made the playoffs after losing their first 4 matches, however, showed that they still have the same grit and fight in them. Perhaps there is something about this side that performs when it’s at its lowest. With things looking extremely bleak for Mumbai, they have been able to chalk up 3 wins from 4 to move fifth in the standings and show the world that they are here to fight for their title.
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One of the biggest revelations this season, youngster Suryakumar Yadav proved that he is no one time fluke yesterday with a fine 59. Coming off just 39 balls, he hit 7 fours and 2 sixes to maintain a healthy strike rate of 151. Pairing up with Elvin Lewis who got a fine 43 for himself for the opening wicket, Yadav ensured that Mumbai got a dream start. Despite captain Sharma departing early yet again, all-rounder Hardik Pandya got a vital 35 off 20 in the dying overs to nudge the Indians past the fearful 180 run mark.
Determined to win, Mumbai Indians got about their job in just the perfect way with two quick wickets. They are however given a scare for a good 10 overs with Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana forging a fine partnership. Their dismal in quick succession was just what Mumbai needed. It gave them the much-needed boost on the day as their bowlers maintained their nerves to contain Karthik right at the end and seal the two points for their side.
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