IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders choke as Mumbai Indians continue dominance

Mumbai Indians on Tuesday continued their domination over Kolkata Knight Riders as they defeated the Eoin Morgan-led outfit by 10 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Despite posting just 152 runs on the board, MI successfully defended the target in what was a last-moment crumble by KKR.

Rohit-QDK fail to give MI a good start (Photo: IPL)

After being invited to bat first, MI were off to a shaky start as they lost opener Quinton de Kock for cheap. Rohit Sharma, too, looked out of his natural rhythm and struggled during his 43-run knock in the middle.

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Suryakumar Yadav shines again (Photo: IPL)

While Suryakumar Yadav smashed a blistering half-century, 56 off 36 balls, others struggled against a well-oiled KKR unit which was used to its optimum by skipper Morgan.

Mumbai Indians ended up posting 152/10 after Krunal Pandya’s 15 off 9 at the death. For KKR, Andre Russell ended up with a five-wicket-haul to complete the best bowling figures by a KKR bowler against the Mumbai franchise.

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Andre Russell show with the ball (Photo: IPL)

For KKR, Andre Russell ended up with a five-wicket-haul to complete the best bowling figures by a KKR bowler against the Mumbai franchise.

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Shubman-Nitish give KKR a good start (Photo: IPL)

Chasing 153, KKR openers Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana were off to a brisk start as they stitched a 72-run opening stand.

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Bowlers steal the show for Mumbai Indians (Photo: IPL)

Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell struggled to connect the ball as Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult helped MI win the match in what can be described as a last-over thriller.

MI registered their first win of IPL 2021 whereas KKR their first defeat of the T20 tournament.

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