This match is the final home match for Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium and they would want to end the home run with a win. Both these teams have come into the match with a win. While KKR can win this match and reach the top of the table, Mumbai Indians have a chance to jump to 3rd position in the table.
KKR have won 4 matches and all 4 have come while chasing. Looking at this IPL history and KKRs form, Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to field. KKR openers started well as they scored 59 runs in the first powerplay. Gambhir scored another 50 in this season of IPL and some helpful contribution from Uthappa, Yadav, Russell and Pathan led the team to a score of 174-5 in 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians didn’t start off well as the Man of the Match of previous game – Parthiv Patel got out in the 2nd over itself. But a half-century from Rohit Sharma and joint fastest 50 from Kieron Pollard took the Mumbai Indians to victory with 2 overs to spare.
Here’s a list of interesting numbers / statistics from this match –
Golder Pair of KKR – Uthappa and Gambhir have opened together in 6 matches this season so far. off the 6 matches these two put up a stand of 50 or more runs on 4 occasions.
200 for Russell – Andre Russell was playing his 200th T20 match as KKR faced MI.
Least Extras – Mumbai Indians gave just one extra while bowling to KKR. This is the joint least in an IPL inning of complete 20 overs.
Wickets in Powerplay – While KKR have lost just 3 wickets in the powerplays, which is the least, Mumbai Indians have lost 12 wickets in powerplays so far, the most by any team this season.
1 in 100 – Parthiv Patel, playing his 100th IPL match, scored just 1 run in this match.
Most 50s in IPL – Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and David Warner each have 29 fifties in IPL, the joint most by any player in this league.
Joint Fastest 50 this IPL – Chris Morris scored the fastest 50 of this IPL against Gujarat Lions on 27th April and today we have Kieron Pollard equaling his record of joint fastest 50 in IPL 2016.
The problem against Indians – KKR have lost only 2 matches in IPL 2016, both losses have come against Mumbai Indians and both while defending a total.