Mumbai Indians pulled disconnected a miraculous triumph against Kolkata Knight Riders successful Match 5 of the Indian Premier League 2021 to get disconnected the people this play successful Chennai connected Tuesday.
Defending a below-par people of 152, MI rode connected superb bowling performances from their spinners Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya to restrict KKR to 142 for 7 successful 20 overs.
KKR had got disconnected to a large commencement with Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana scoring 72 runs successful little than 9 overs but it each went downhill successful the mediate overs erstwhile the spinners came successful to bowl.
Gill got retired for 33 disconnected 24 balls but Rana continued from wherever helium near successful the past match, scoring 57 runs disconnected 47 balls for the Knight Riders but adjacent past the 2-time champions couldn't get implicit the decorativeness enactment arsenic they choked successful the decease overs acknowledgment to Rohit Sharma's superb captaincy.
Chahar and Krunal shared 5 wickets betwixt them arsenic KKR collapsed from 104 for 2 to 122 for 5, losing 3 wickets for 18 runs successful the mediate overs. Chahar bagged 4 wickets for 27 from his 4 overs portion Krunal picked 1 for 13 from his afloat quota. Boult defended 13 runs successful the last over, picking up 2 wickets disconnected successive balls to triumph the lucifer for his team.
The triumph was MI's 22nd implicit KKR successful the IPL and 3rd successful succession since past year. They person present won 12 retired of the past 13 IPL matches against KKR. This was besides MI's archetypal triumph this play aft the season-opening decision against Royal Challengers Bangalore connected April 9.
Earlier, KKR rode connected a five-wicket haul from all-rounder Andre Russell to vessel Mumbai retired for 152 successful 20 overs aft they elected to tract archetypal astatine Chepauk.
Russell became the 2nd bowler to instrumentality a five-for against MI this play aft Harshal Patel arsenic helium bagged 5 for 15 successful conscionable 2 overs to assistance restrict the defending champions to a below-par score. No bowler had managed to instrumentality 5 wickets against MI earlier this play and present 2 person achieved the feat successful successive games.
Russell recorded the champion bowling figures by a KKR bowler successful the IPL, surpassing Sunil Narine's 5 for 19 against Kings XI Punjab successful Kolkata successful 2012. His figures are besides the champion by immoderate bowler against the defending champions successful the IPL.
Russell bowled the 18th and the 20th implicit successful the archetypal innings and picked up the wickets of Kieron Pollard (5), Krunal Pandya (15), Marco Jansen (0), Rahul Chahar (8) and Jasprit Bumrah (0) to dent the five-time champions aft they were asked to bat archetypal by KKR skipper Eoin Morgan.