IPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians - Match Report

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IPL 2019: KKR vs MI – Match Report, Man of the Match, Turning Point of the Match, Scorecard 

IPL 2019: KKR vs MI – Match Report, Man of the Match, Turning Point of the Match, Scorecard
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Kolkata Knight Riders registered their 100th T20 win as they won by 34 runs against Mumbai Indians. The hosts ticked the right boxes as they came up with a fine performance. However, Mumbai Indians succumbed to pressure after KKR added a huge score on the board.

Turning Point of the Match:

Andre Russell was promoted to number three position and the hard-hitter proved his worth with a blistering knock. Russell powered KKR to a huge score of 232.

Man of the Match:

Andre Russell was awarded the Man of the match for his blistering knock and he also scalped two wickets.

IPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders Innings:

Kolkata Knight Riders posted a gargantuan score of 232 runs after Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn gave a perfect start to their team as they added 93 runs for the opening stand. Lynn was the aggressor in the partnership as the Australia power-hitter scored a fine knock of 54 runs from 29 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
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On the other hand, Shubman Gill once again proved why he should be utilised at the top of the order by the Kolkata Knight Riders. Gill timed the ball with perfection and he was able to hit the ground running. Consequently, Gill scored a flamboyant knock of 76 runs from 45 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes.

Subsequently, Andre Russell was promoted to the number three position and he once again proved his worth to the side. Russell scored a fine knock of 80 runs off just 40 balls with the help of six fours and eight sixes in his blistering knock. The big man batted at the top of his game as he smashed everything from the middle of the bat.

KKR batting scorecard.

IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians Innings:

Mumbai Indians could not get to a good start as they lost three early wickets. Quinton de Kock top-edged Sunil Narine whereas Rohit Sharma was plumbed in front by Harry Gurney. Furthermore, Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav were dismissed in quick succession by Andre Russell.

However, Hardik Pandya had other plans in his sleeve. The Baroda all-rounder was in no mood to give up and brought up the fastest fifty of the season off just 17 balls.

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Hardik Pandya scored a blistering knock of 34-ball 91 with the help of six fours and nine sixes. Pandya was able to hit the ground running from the get-go and showed his intention as soon as he came to the crease. The hard-hitter gave a ray of hope to the Mumbai Indians but Kolkata Knight Riders always had enough runs in the bank.

MI scorecard

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