IPL 2019: Yesterday IPL match KKR vs MI highlights

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Yesterday IPL match KKR vs MI highlights:

  • The Mumbai Indians were defeated by 34 runs by KKR to remain on 14 points from 12 matches, still 2 away from confirming qualification for the top 4
  • Chasing 232, MI were only able to manage 198 from their quota of overs after the top 3 fell in double quick time to leave the middle-order staring at a huge job
  • The defeat made it 2 defeats in 2 matches of Mumbai, a worrying state of affairs before they take their sojourn forward to the knock-out phase

Yesterday IPL match KKR vs MI highlights

Yesterday IPL match KKR vs MI highlights

Condemned to their second defeat in three matches, an otherwise perfect Mumbai Indians have started falling apart at just the wrong time. As the knock-out phase beckons them, Mumbai have started squandering too many chances to get into the coveted top 2, something Delhi’s win over RCB earlier in the day further moves away from them.

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It was just not the night for Mumbai when they took on KKR. In what was a bad performance by their bowling unit that saw them give away 232 runs, half the battle was already lost for the Indians before the second innings of the match even begun.

KKR had all three of the top-order performances for them. In 9.3 overs, Chris Lynn And Shuman Gill put on 96 runs, a partnership that obliterated MI. Despite getting Lynn to depart for 74 in 45 balls and Gill soon after for 54, Russell who was finally promoted by KKR made full use of the overs he had at his disposal.

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Yesterday IPL match KKR vs MI highlights

Showing why it was such a contentious mistake to keep him coming in at number 5 throughout the tournament, Russell with time to build his innings, made 80 runs in 40 balls with 7 sixes and just the 1 four. It was an innings that saw even the otherwise so dependable Jasprit Bumrah being cleaned apart, giving away 44 runs in 4 overs, something hardly associated with him.

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Coming out to chase, Mumbai who couldn’t take things easy right from ball one, couldn’t have had a worse start to their task. Quinton de Kock went in the second over itself, registering yet another low score as Narine got him for 0. Rohit Sharma was trapped right in front of the pads by Gurney immediately after for 12 and as Lewis found his way back to the pavilion for 15, MI at 41-3 in 61 overs were staring at the barrel of a defeat.

Yesterday IPL match KKR vs MI highlights

Yesterday IPL match KKR vs MI highlights

It was from there though that Pandya scored 91 in 34 balls with Pollard getting 20 as 63 run partnership brought Mumbai halfway back in the end. It was too huge a target though for them and with Gurney coming on in the 17th to send Pandya back, caught by Russell, the procession of quick wickets resumed for MI.

In the end, they ended up fizzling out for 198-7, giving KKR a 34-run win, one that heavily hampered MI’s net run-rate. With Delhi refusing to stop their marauding form, emulating it match after match, Mumbai will have to make do with partaking in the eliminator come next week.

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One thought on “IPL 2019: Yesterday IPL match KKR vs MI highlights

  • April 29, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    While the news covered all relevant details, a chase by the team losing 3 wickets early and still reaching almost 200 runs on the back of a blistering 90 runs in 34 balls by a young batsman to be also added. recorded


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