Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs for their first win of the season, Rohit Sharma (80) and Suryakumar Yadav (47) helped Mumbai Indians post 195/5 against Kolkata Knight Rider. Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and decided to field in the Abu Dhabi.
KKR were nowhere in the chase from early in the innings, especially after losing their openers cheaply inside 5 overs. And in the end, they fell short by a massive 49 runs as they managed 146/9 in 20 overs while chasing a 196- run target.Quinton de Kock (1) fell early in the first innings, but Rohit Sharma (80) and Suryakumar Yadav (47) got MI off to a cracking start despite the early blow.
KKR did well to restrict MI to within 200 after a good comeback by their bowlers in the later half of the innings.
Shivam Mavi (2/30) was the pick of the KKR bowlers. New acquisition Pat Cummins had a forgettable day with the ball.
Sunil Narine (1/22) was the most economical bowler. After losing their openers early, KKR’s ship was steadied by a partnership between Dinesh Karthik (30) and Nitish Rana (24).
MI’s pacers put their batsmen to the sword, with Jasprit Bumrah (2/31) being the pick of the bowlers, who snuffed out KKR’s remaining hopes by picking up the wickets of Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan in the same over.