IPL 2020: MI Beats KKR By 8 Wickets, de Kock Remains Unbeaten At 78
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Abu Dhabi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) started off the 32nd match of IPL 2020 by winning the toss and choosing to bat against the Mumbai Indians (MI). However, KKR was able to score only 148 runs at a loss of 5 wickets. MI batsmen easily achieved the winning target at a loss of only 2 wickets. MI won the match by 8 wickets with 19 balls remaining.
Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma’s partnership was indeed a great start for Mumbai Indians. The partnership of the duo easily lead the score board to 51 runs at no loss. de Kock scored his third fifty in the Dream 11 IPL 2020. Though the partnership was took a long stand, MI skipper Rohit Sharma departed scoring 35 runs off 36 balls. It was Shivam Mavi who took the big wicket.
Following Rohit’s departure, Varun Chakravarthy dismissed S Yadav at 10. However, de Kock took the burden and his excellent shots took the team towards achieving the target.
de Kock scored 78 runs off 44 balls while Hardik Pandya scored 21 off 11 balls and both remained unbeaten.
de Kock became the game-changer of the match, winning the man of the match tag for his winning performance.
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Pat Cummins (53 not out) and newly appointed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan (39 not out) dragged the team to 148/5 after a clinical Mumbai Indians (MI) dismantled the top half of the KKR batting lineup within the first 11 overs for just 61 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday.
MI pacers Trent Boult (1/32), Jasprit Bumrah (1/22) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (1/51) all took a wicket each while spinner Rahul Chahar (2/18) took two wickets off consecutive balls in the eighth over.
It was Cummins and Morgan’s partnership that took the tottering innings close to the 150-run mark. The pair put up 87 for the sixth wicket.