Indian Premier League, KKR vs MI: No partnership of Kolkata Knight Riders threatens to chase Mumbai Indians total, says Sachin Tendulkar
Defending IPL 2020, KKR vs MI: 195, Mumbai Indians did not give much away.© Twitter
Saluting the bowling effort of Mumbai Indians, former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar said that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) did not have a single partnership, threatening in the 196 chase. Mumbai Indians beat KKR by 49 runs for their first win. IPL of the year. Rohit Sharma was awarded “Man of the Match” for his 80-run innings. Tendulkar tweeted, “Great start by @ fast bowlers and well supported by Rahul and Pollard. Not that any partnership threatened to chase the target.”
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 23, 2020
Batting first, Mumbai scored a total of 195/5 runs in the prescribed twenty overs. Rohit Sharma scored 80 runs while Suryakumar Yadav scored 47 runs.
KKR bowlers bowled less consistently and Rohit completely redeemed those balls.
Defending 195 runs, Mumbai performed brilliantly and Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Jaspreet Bumrah and Rahul Chahar all gave away two wickets each.
Bumrah got key wickets from Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell.
In the end, KKR’s Pat Cummins hit a quick 33-run knock, but Mumbai had sealed the victory by then.
Mumbai Indians will play Horn with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) next Monday, 28 September.