IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians Knocks Out Kolkata Knight Riders, Twitter Reacts
Well, it has been a brilliant display of cricketing skills from Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium. They completely outsmarted Kolkata Knight Riders to knock them out of the tournament and pull Sunrisers Hyderabad into the mix. It was a collective team effort from the team, which saw them winning.
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.
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.
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.
In reply to the chase, the flamboyant pair Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma started things off in a flash before Prasidh Krishna removing de Kock when Dinesh Karthik pulled out a stunner. However, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav finished things off in a style.
Here are a few tweets:
KKR have had an odd season. On paper they are one of the strongest teams in the IPL but without Russell they’d be near the bottom of the table. The absence of Nagarkoti & Mavi – who consume a lot of their purse – has been significant; their bowling has lacked potency. #IPL #KKR
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) May 5, 2019
So, first time in the history of the #IPL, a team with 12 points will qualify for the playoffs. Three teams locked on same points. I’m convinced that it’s because of VVS Laxman’s good karma that #SRH will make it 🤗🙈🥳
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 5, 2019
Robin Utthpa making effort so that KKR qualifies for play off’s !!
— Boring… (@graphicalcomic) May 5, 2019
— CHOWKIDAR AMIT KUMAR (@AMITKUMAR2604) May 5, 2019
Amazing Bowling Performance From @mipaltan Specialy From Slinga Malinga and in end Steady and Captains Innings from Rohit Sharma taken MI through the Line and Now MI on Top of the Table Superb Allround Performance From MI,Well Played You Rock!!! #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan #MI
— Abhinav Jha (@Abhinav122000) May 5, 2019
This season "RUSSEL" was carrying entire KKR team.
Next season we need more youngsters.
Need to kickout some test players .#MIvKKR
— Pewdendra pie (@halfpsych) May 5, 2019
— Bhavesh Rao (@bhaveshsrao) May 5, 2019
*Results of the match.
— Prince Pandey 🇮🇳 (@princepandey_) May 5, 2019
— Priyank Patel (@Patel777Priyank) May 5, 2019
— Ankita (@imankitarathore) May 5, 2019
Robin Uthappa you beauty 😘 #MIvKKR
— Sir Manish Pandey (@IPLnRealityTV) May 5, 2019
First time happening,
The team that defeated you in super over, helped you to qualify in the playoffs!! #MIvKKR
— Omkar🐈 (@om211196) May 5, 2019
— Prashant (@imPR10) May 5, 2019
What a way to finish the Game…
Mumbai on top💙#MIvKKR
— Akshara#Mi💙 (@akshi_nair) May 5, 2019
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) May 5, 2019
SRH will be the weakest team in the play-offs because these key players won't be playing for them :
1. David Warner
2. Jonny Bairstow
3. Robbie Uthappa#MIvKKR
— SanTos ;)) (@San4Tos) May 5, 2019
#KKR deserves not making it to top 4. DK's captaincy is below par:
1. Narine has to open the innings, he is proven jackpot batting early.
2. Kuldeep Yadav can be Match winner, can't bench him for so many matches. #MIvKKR #ipl2019
— MJ Imran (@mjimran) May 5, 2019
SRH becomes the first team to qualify for the play-offs with just 12 Points…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 5, 2019
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 5, 2019
— Sushanth A (@iamSushanthA) May 5, 2019
Any team qualifying with 12 points was unthinkable. Great IPL this #MIvKKR
— Raj Chandak (@rajchandak10) May 5, 2019
OMG. WE HAVE DONE IT.
MUMBAI INDIANS ARE NUMBER 1 😍😍😍
MUMBAI… MUMBAI @mipaltan
— Vinesh Prabhu (@prabhu_vinesh) May 5, 2019
SRH is most happiest team right now.😂#MIvKKR
— axay patel🔥🔥 (@akki_dhoni) May 5, 2019
#MI are peaking well. Key players are in form, they've had a wonderful last day in the league phase and there is a calmness around them.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 5, 2019
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