Today’s victory will be unforgettable for Mumbai Indians. This is their first victory in the tournament, but it is also their first victory in the UAE. Mumbai have not won a single match in the last six matches in the UAE. With this victory, Mumbai has opened its account in the tournament. Rohit Sharma’s scintillating 80-run knock and a penetrating strike by the Mumbai Indians bowlers helped them to a victory over KKR today.
KKR made a cautious start as they chased down Mumbai’s 196-run target. KKR got its first blow early in the form of Shubhaman Gill. After that, another opener Sunil Narine was also dismissed immediately. So captain Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana started their game cautiously. It was thought the duo would make big shots once they were stable. The duo put on a 46-run stand for the third wicket. But these two could not increase the speed of the team. Dinesh Karthik scored 30 runs this time, while Rana scored 24 runs.
With Rana and Karthik out, Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan, two batsmen in Twenty20 cricket, were on the field. It took a while for both of them to settle down. But Mumbai Indians fast bowler Jaspreet Bumra dismissed both of them in the same over and then KKR’s hopes of victory were dashed.
KKR won the toss and elected to bat first. KKR got off to a good start as they dismissed opener Kinton Decock early. KKR’s young fast bowler Shivam Mavi gave the team its first victory in the second over. But after that, it was the Mumbai batsmen who played well.
Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma, who came to bat after Decock’s dismissal, batted vigorously. Rohit and Suryakumar put on a 90-run stand for the second wicket. That is why Mumbai have laid a good foundation for their score. Suryakumar ran away and the pair broke up. Suryakumar hit 47 off 28 balls with six fours and a six.
Though Suryakumar was dropped, Rohit was stable. So Rohit took the responsibility of the team on his shoulders this time and also scored a half century. It was seen that Rohit got good news from KKR bowlers this time. Because nothing was going on with KKR bowlers before Rohit. Rohit hit 80 off 54 balls with four fours and six sixes. The fans thought that Rohit would score a century this time, but his century was lost in this match. After the dismissal of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya was also dismissed. Therefore, Mumbai could not make a big impact in the last overs.