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MI vs KKR highlights: Di Cock’s Dense Fifti, Mumbai beat Kolkata by 8 wickets, reach top in point table again

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Kolkata Knight Riders’ new World Cup winning captain Ian Morgan also failed to stop the winning chariot of Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma. In the 32nd match of IPL 2020, Mumbai defeated Kolkata by 8 wickets. With this win, Rohit’s team has once again reached the top in the points table, leaving the Delhi Capitals behind.

De Kock and Rohit gave a good start
Mumbai Indians started off chasing an average target of 149 runs. Opener Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock fiercely targeted almost all of the KKR bowlers. In particular, Quinton de Kock looked very aggressive batting. The effect was that in the Powerplay, he scored 51 runs without losing any wickets. Not only this, the famous Krishna, who came to the 7th over, smashed 16 runs with two fours and a six, while 14 runs were scored in his first over.

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Half century in 25 balls of DI Cock
In the 9th over, Di Cock hit Andre Russell for a four and then a six to complete the stormy half century in 25 balls. This is Di Cock’s third half-century in the last 4 matches. At the other end, calm Rohit caught pace with Varun hitting a six that in the 11th over, a ball from Shivam Mavi took the edge of the bat and went into the gloves of Dinesh Karthik. He scored 35 runs in 36 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six. The two shared a 94-run partnership in 10.3 overs.

By the time Rohit was dismissed, Kolkata had almost lost the match. Required Runrate was also reduced by 6. However, Suryakumar Yadav (10) was bowled by Varun Chakraborty and gave Mumbai a second blow.

KKR innings thrill
Kolkata Knight Riders scored five wickets at 148 for the half-century of Pat Cummins (53 not out) and his 87-run unbroken partnership for the sixth wicket with skipper Ian Morgan (39 not out) after Mumbai Indians bowled. Cummins and Morgan added 35 runs in the last two overs to bring the team to a respectable score. Cummins hit two sixes and five fours in a 36-ball knock, while Morgan hit two fours and as many sixes in a 29-ball innings.

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Morgan captained
Hours before the match, however, wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik stepped down from the post of captain of KKR, focusing on batting. He has been replaced by Morgan, the World Cup winning captain of England and Morgan, who has been the vice-captain so far in this franchise in the IPL. Although Morgan’s decision to bat after winning the toss did not prove right, the team struggled to score runs at the start of the innings.

Rohit Sharma and Ian Morgan during the toss.

Suryakumar catches Rahul Tripathi’s eye-catching
He got the advantage of the tight bowling of Mumbai Indians with the wicket of Rahul Tripathi on the last ball of the third over. Fielding at the point, Suryakumar Yadav caught a brilliant catch by Rahul Tripathi off Trent Boult. Tripathi scored seven runs off nine balls. After this, Nitish Rana (five runs), who came to bat, could not do anything special and in the fifth over, Nathan Coulter-Nile was caught by wicketkeeper Quinton de Cock.

Rahul Chahar dismissed Karthik and Gill in the same over
Freed from the burden of captaincy, Karthik hit the last ball of Krunal Pandya in the seventh over but after that Rahul Chahar, who came to bowl, showed the path of pavilion to Shubman Gill and Karthik for two consecutive balls of the eighth over of the innings. Gill’s catch was caught by Kieran Pollard while Karthik bowled in an attempt to sweep. While Gill scored 21 off 23 balls, Karthik could contribute only four runs in eight balls.

Pat Cummins made his first half century in the IPL.

Bumrah sent Russell the pavilion
Russell, who came to the crease to support Captain Morgan, hit a six off Krunal’s ball but on Bumrah’s bouncer, he caught a wicketkeeper Dickock. After this, Pat Cummins, who came to bat, tried to speed up the run by hitting two fours and a six in Coulter-Nile’s over. In this 13th over of the innings, 16 runs were scored. Morgan, however, struggled to score runs and hit the first ball of the 17th over to take the team’s score to 100.

Pat Cummins’s first Pachasa

Cummins completed his half-century in 35 balls with a six off Coulter-Nile in the final over after Bolt hit a six and a four in the 19th over. Morgan also hit two sixes in this over. For Mumbai, Rahul took four wickets for just 18 runs in four overs. Bolt, Bumrah and Coulter-Nile had one success each. Coulter-Nile, however, managed 51 runs in four overs.

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