Kolkata lost to defending champions Mumbai Indians by 10 runs in their second match of the ongoing IPL on Tuesday (April 13th) at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Batting first, Mumbai lost all their wickets and scored 152 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Kolkata managed to score 142 runs with 3 wickets in 20 overs.
After losing the toss, Mumbai lost the wicket of Quinton de Kock. Then Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav started batting. Their 6-run partnership was indicating a big score. But Shakib broke this alliance. Suryakumar Yadav top-scored with 56 off 36 balls. He hit 6 boundaries and 2 sixes.
Besides, Rohit Sharma scored 43 runs. A six with 3 boundaries. Hardik Pandya scored 15 off 18 balls and Krunal Pandia scored 15 off 9 balls. Captain Morgan bowled Russell in the 18th over. He took 2 wickets with 5 runs in his first over. He took 3 wickets with 10 runs in the next over.
Chasing the target, Kolkata openers Nitish Rana and Shubhaman Gill combined to score 82 runs. But after Gill spinner (33) was caught by Mumbai spinner Rahul Chahar, Kolkata started losing wickets at regular intervals.
Shakib entered the crease after Rahul Tripathi (5) and skipper Eoin Morgan (6) were dismissed for 64 runs. Shakib, who had dropped seven in the previous match, was dropped to five in this match. But the world’s best all-rounder could not use the opportunity.
Set batsman Nitish made 56 off 48 balls and Shakib left two balls later. At that time Kolkata needed 31 runs in 5 overs to win. Shakib actually came with a wicket while playing a slog sweep shot. Suryakumar Yadav, who was in the deep mid-wicket, took an easy catch. Shakib made 9 runs from 9 balls.
Kolkata needed 15 runs in the last over. Karthik and devastating batsman Russell, who won the match after playing great cameos in the previous match, failed to score the required runs. Rahul Chahar of Mumbai took 4 wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs. Bolt took 2 wickets at the cost of equal runs. The rest of the wicket belongs to Krunal.
Mumbai Indians: 152 in 20 overs (Rohit 43, De Kock 2, Suryakumar 57, Kisan 1, Hardik Pandya 15, Pollard 5, Krunal Pandya 15, Yansen 0, Chahar 6, Bumrah 0, Bolt 0 *; Harbhajan 2-0-18 -0, Varun 4-0-26-1, Shakib 4-0-23-1, Cummins 4-0-24-2, Famous 4-0-42-1, Russell 2-0-15-5)
Kolkata Knight Riders: 142/6 in 20 overs (Rana 57, Shubhaman 33, Tripathi 5, Morgan 6, Shakib 9, Karthik 8 *, Russell 9, Cummins 0, Harbhajan 2 *; Bolt 4-0-26-2, Jansen 2 -0-18-0, Bumrah 4-0-26-0, Krunal Pandia 4-0-13-1, Pollard 1-0-12-0, Chahar 4-0-26-4), Rohit 10-0- 9-0)
Result: Mumbai Indians won by 10 runs.
Man of the Match: Rahul Chahar.