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IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders- Who Said What?

IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders- Who Said What?
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Yet another day and yet another exciting match in IPL 2021 as Mumbai Indians make a stunning comeback and defeat Kolkata Knight Riders IN Chennai. In the run chase when Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill were batting it seemed Kolkata Knight Riders will have an easy win against MI but it all changed after a few wickets.

Mumbai Indians Defeats Kolkata Knight Riders-

The quality bowling attack of Mumbai Indians again came to the fore and they somehow managed to defend 153 runs. Rahul Chahar was sensational in the middle overs as he picked 4 crucial wickets and gave his side an outside chance to win.

Then the bowlers of MI exerted relentless pressure and Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell failed to take KKR home in the last two overs. Eventually, Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs and notched by their first win of the season.

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Who Said What?

Meanwhile, here’s what the winning skipper Rohit Sharma and Eoin Morgan said in the post-match presentation.

“Yes, disappointing (to lose). Played some really good cricket for most parts of the game, we looked comfortable in the chase, but they are a strong team, came back well and sad that it didn’t work out for us. Made a few mistakes, will need to sort it out. A perfect game needs to be bold, it came to cost us in the last 10 overs of the game (not being bold enough to finish off the chase). We needed to bat around and complete the chase – not quite sure what happened (speaking if the pitch tended to go slow in the second innings), in the games that have been played so far, barring AB de Villiers in the chase (in the RCB v MI game), that seems to be telling a tale (of teams struggling in the run-chase). We put ourselves in a good position to win today, but then not to win, that’s something we need to take care of”, said Morgan. 

Was a great fightback, excellent fightback by each one of them. You don’t see a game like this often. Lots of confidence from this game and we move forward. KKR batted brilliantly in the powerplay. Rahul came and got us crucial wickets in the middle;. Krunal bowling those overs at the end was vital as well. It was a complete team effort and credit to all the bowlers. As batters you need to carry on. The trend in Chennai is you can’t hit from ball one. You have to plan before you go into bat. We were 15-20 runs short. Should have batted well at the fag end. We need to understand how we need to bat at the death but I don’t want to take anything away from the boys”, said Rohit. 

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“There was pressure when they started well and a spinner had to pull it back. My strength is to turn it at pace. I enjoyed Tripathi’s wicket. I deliberately tried to bowl a flipper to Rana knowing it’s my last ball of the spell. Rohit gives me a lot of confidence and the management too is very supportive”, said Man of the man Rahul Chahar. 

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