KOLKATA: The great-talked about Kolkata Knight Riders batting unit got right here a cropper as they misplaced their opening bump into to Mumbai Indians in IPL 13 by 49 runs on Wednesday.
This was MI’s first declare in the United Arab Emirates after six defeats since the 2014 IPL model.
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There is one thing about Kolkata that looks to price up Rohit Sharma. Be it the Eden Gardens in Kolkata or the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the MI skipper’s love affair with KKR continued as his majestic 80 (54b, 3×4, 6×6) helped his aspect place up 195 for five.
Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav laid the muse for a great innings adding 90 runs for the 2d wicket after KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik place the rivals in on winning the toss.
Even though the MI center roar did now not capitalize on that lawful delivery up, their bowlers did properly to encourage it tight from the observe stride and restrict the rivals to 146 for nine.
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None of the KKR batsmen could rating going and their most productive hope aged when Jasprit Bumrah sparkling bowled Andre Russell for 11 most productive.
The pacer made a colossal comeback after going for 43 runs in the final match, ending with two for 32.
On the opposite, KKR’s most experienced bowler Pat Cummins‘ giving freely 49 runs in his three overs made a great difference to the ideal end result.
Rohit, who did now not rating his timings lawful in opposition to CSK in the first match of this IPL, unruffled regarded late in running between the wicket, nonetheless showed glimpses of his historic self as he practically single-handedly took MI to a area of power.
The opener on Wednesday also became most productive the 2d Indian after MS Dhoni to hit 200 sixes in IPL.
Had it no longer been for KKR’s hasten duo of Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav, MI could even like ended up getting far more on the board.
The lawful and left-hand aggregate kept it tight in the guts overs when Rohit and Surayakumar were breaking free.
Narine, who claimed six wickets in the no longer too prolonged ago-concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL), ended up taking one wicket for 22 runs from his four overs whereas Kuldeep went wicketless conceding 39 runs.
The extinct Knight Suryakumar gave Rohit lawful make stronger taking part in a 28-ball 47-bustle innings earlier to being bustle out reasonably unnecessarily.
Rohit continued to play his photographs nonetheless being out of action for prolonged, tiredness sooner or later got the upper of him as he perished to Mavi failing to determined the prolonged-on boundary and was caught by Cummins.
But over every other time MI’s good guns Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard did now not map the stage on fireplace. Whereas the extinct was out hit-wicket in a reasonably recurring fashion taking part in too deep in the midst of the crease, the good West Indian managed factual 13 runs off seven balls that he faced.