Going into the business end of the tournament, the Kolkata Knight Riders have made a perfect case of how not to chase a moderate target. First it was against the Kings XI Punjab at Mohali, when they messed up an easy run chase. And now in their own backyard against Mumbai Indians, the Knight Riders made an absolute meal of the run chase to only jeopardize their campaign. Needing 174 to win, the Knight Riders frequently lost wickets and that hampered the run chase to a great extent. Once Manish Pandey was dismissed, the chase was completely off track as Hardik Pandya bowled two superb overs the death to restrict the Knight Riders below the target. Fans on Twitter were fuming against the Knight Riders and some substandard umpiring. Below are some of the tweets.
This IPL qualification 🏁 is getting tighter and tighter. Some virtual quarterfinal games coming up for various slots.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) May 13, 2017
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 13, 2017
Yes yes yes..great job lads…
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) May 13, 2017
Imagine both Mitchs bowling. Mccleneghan And Johnson. #KKRvMI
— Riyan (@iamraf_19) May 13, 2017
#KKRvMI Drs needed in ipl if they continue to umpire like this Warner nicked & not given SRH WON now MANISH pandey,kkr may won @IPL@SonyTV
— Abhishek Singh (@Beingabhishek01) May 13, 2017
#KKRvMI..This is the IPL of worst Umpiring…Umpire decide who will win..Not bowlers..
— Maulik (@Maulik46) May 13, 2017
So where are those fans who called Warner a shit bloke
— Maddy (@InMaddy) May 13, 2017
— Vishal Sahani (@Vishalsahani18) May 13, 2017
— Joshua D'souza (@TheJoshuaDsouza) May 13, 2017
That could well be the turning point of the match, as Krunal Pandya misses a simple catch of Manish Pandey. #KKRvMI
— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) May 13, 2017
Pande ko Pandya ne kr diya bahar #KKRvMI
— NAGESH BAGALE (@nageshbagle) May 13, 2017
Hey umpire Manish Pandey isn't out this time as well. Please call him and gift this game to KKR. Ridiculous Umpiring.
— Raj Gupta (@iRaj7) May 13, 2017
— Anish Telkikar (@telkikar_anish) May 13, 2017
Umpires trying to win it for KKR #KKRvMI
— Dheerajreddy (@Dheeru_20696) May 13, 2017
— ABHISHEK BISWAS (@IM_AB7) May 13, 2017
— Shivaprasad (@Shivaprasad6494) May 13, 2017
— KKR (@kousikReddy2) May 13, 2017
— Rahul Srivastav (@fanroshan1) May 13, 2017