IPL 2019: Lasith Malinga And Co Restricts KKR To 133, Twitter Reacts

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IPL 2019: Lasith Malinga And Co Restricts KKR To 133, Twitter Reacts 

IPL 2019: Lasith Malinga And Co Restricts KKR To 133, Twitter Reacts
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One of those nights,  where the batting of Kolkata Knight Riders hasn’t gone down as planned. Despite that, they ended up knocking a decent tally on the board. The slow knock from Robin Uthappa and the majestic spell of fast bowling from Lasith Malinga were the topics to discuss after the first innings.

Getting into the details, initially, it was Rohit Sharma, who won the toss, elected to bowl first. KKR got the blistering start with the help of Chris Lynn knock, who found the fence more often than not. In between, Shubman Gill failed to get them going as he would have liked to have.

Chris Lynn
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Gill’s struggles ended when Hardik Pandya got better off him. He was quickly followed by Chris Lynn, which made things look bleak in the middle for KKR. Then came the worst possible partnership between Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik, which brought Mumbai into the driver seat.

Karthik struggle ended when Krunal Pandya took a stunner off Lasith Malinga bowling. Meanwhile, Robin Uthappa played one of the slowest knocks of his career. Then came the shocker when Andre Russell walked back for a golden duck, courtesy Lasith Malinga.

Lasith Malinga, IPL 2019, Mumbai Indians, India, Sri Lanka,
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

However, the cameo from Nitish Rana helped Kolkata past 100 on the board. He played a brilliant inning in the middle and the odd boundaries from Uthappa kept the team going. However, it was once again Lasith Malinga, who turned things by bagging the wicket of Nitish Rana.

Then the economical over from Jasprit Bumrah further made things look bleak for KKR. In the end, it was Robin Uthappa again, who helped the team to post a decent tally on the board. For Mumbai Indians, Lasith Malinga was the pick of the bowlers, who picked three wickets to his name.

Here are a few tweets:

https://twitter.com/Jerry_narang/status/1125069360425398272

 

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