In the 32nd match of the 13th season of IPL, Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 8 wickets. KKR was beaten by Mumbai for the second time in the season. In the match played in Abu Dhabi, Kolkata won the toss and gave a target of 149 runs while batting. In response, Mumbai won the match by scoring 149 runs for 2 wickets in 16.5 overs.
Mumbai opener Quinton De Kock made his 13th fifty in the IPL. He scored the most unbeaten 78 runs for the team. He was also adjudged as ‘Man of the Match’. Captain Rohit Sharma scored 35 runs, while Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed for 10 runs. KKR’s Shivam Mavi and Varun Chakraborty got one wicket each.
50+ run opening partnership for Mumbai for the first time in the season:
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma (35) and Quinton De Kock gave their team a great start. There was a 94-run opening partnership between the two. For the first time in the season, there was a 50+ run partnership between the Mumbai openers. At the same time, this is the first time in the season, when no wicket fell for Mumbai in the power-play.
Boult completed 50 wickets in IPL:
Trent Boult completed 50 wickets in the IPL. Boult achieved this record in 41 matches. His economy in the league has been 8.59. 3 wickets for 19 runs is his best performance. The record of taking the most wickets is in the name of Mumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga. He has taken 170 wickets in 122 matches.
Mumbai’s bowlers most effective in power-play:
Mumbai Indians bowlers performed well in the season so far. The bowlers of the team have taken 12 wickets in the power-play at an average of 23.33. At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad are second with 12 wickets at an average of 28.08. Kings XI Punjab has taken 9 wickets at an average of 32.11 and is third in this list.