Defending champions Mumbai Indians notched up their first win of the continuing IPL version by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders on the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.
Suryakumar Yadav hit a 36-ball 56 whereas skipper Rohit Sharma made 43 from 32 balls earlier than Mumbai was hit by Andre Russell’s bowling heroics late within the innings. Russell picked a fifer together with three wickets — Krunal Pandya (15), Jasprit Bumrah (0) and Rahul Chahar (8) — in his final over as Mumbai ended up posting 152 on the scoreboard.
In reply, Mumbai’s bowling unit was strengthened by Rahul Chahar’s four-fer and sensible death-overs present from Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. Regardless of a fifty from Nitish Rana, KKR had been capable of put up simply 142 of their 20 overs.
Within the post-match presentation, Rohit admitted that his facet was 15-20 runs quick in Chennai however credited the bowlers for staging a turnaround. “Was an excellent fightback, glorious fightback by every one in every of them. You do not see a recreation like this typically. Numerous confidence from this recreation and we transfer ahead. KKR batted brilliantly within the powerplay.
“Rahul got here and bought us essential wickets within the center; Krunal bowling these overs on the finish was very important as nicely. It was an entire workforce effort and credit score to all of the bowlers,” stated a beaming Mumbai Indians skipper.
“As batters, you must stick with it. The pattern in Chennai is you’ll be able to’t hit from ball one. You must plan earlier than you go into bat. We had been 15-20 runs quick. Ought to have batted nicely on the fag finish. We have to perceive how we have to bat on the dying however I do not wish to take something away from the boys,” he added.
Rohit additionally heaped reward on ‘fearless’ Suryakumar, who carried his wealthy vein of kind to deliver up his first fifty of this yr’s IPL.
“SKY has carried his kind nicely. He performs fearless and it is a optimistic signal for us within the first few overs. We’d like a man there to do this. We now have achieved the ending half nicely as a workforce, simply that we have to perceive the surfaces right here and adapt,” concluded Rohit.