April 2021
2:20 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Sports News
MI KKR does harakiri as MI records stunning 10-run win
Chennai: Kolkata Knight Riders managed to lose its bearings in an astonishing manner as Mumbai Indians spinners Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya fashioned an improbable 10-run victory in an IPL encounter here on Tuesday. Chasing a target of 153, KKR were on course reaching 122 for 4 in the 15th over before the last five fetched only 20 runs as they stunningy fell short giving defending champions their first win. Krunal (1/13 in 4 overs) and Chahar (4/27 in 4 overs) were brilliant in checking the run-flow after a 72 run opening stand between Nitish Rana (57 off 47 balls) and Shubman Gill (33 off 24 balls).

But it was Jasprit Bumrah (0/28) and Trent Boult (2/27), who were magnificent at the death keeping Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik under checks in a game that will be talked about for years to come. especially how KKR capitulated. Required to show some sensible approach, it was harakiri of sorts by KKR batting unit as they were restricted to 142/7 to continue their miserable record with MI. They now have 22 losses against six wins over MI. Just when KKR needed to play it sensibly with require run-rate under seven, they seemed to commit harakir and lost another in Shakib, this time Krunal Pandya joining in the party for MI. Krunal bowled an exceptional 18th over giving away just three runs, as the duo of Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell struggled to get going before Bumrah applied more pressure in the penultimate over.

Needing 15 from the last over, it was a tough ask for KKR and Trent Boult dismissed Russell and Pat Cummins in successive balls to seal the issue. Earlier, Andre Russell did a star turn coming to bowl in the 18th over as his career-best 5 for 15 helped Kolkata Knight Riders blow out Mumbai Indians for 152. Opting to bowl, Eoin Morgan''s astute captaincy was on full display as he used his resources to perfection to choke MI in the middle-overs after Suryakumar Yadav threatened to seize control with his 36-ball 56. The World Cup-winning England skipper used Pat Cummins cleverly in the middle-overs as the Aussie returned with 2/24, but the masterstroke was certainly keeping Russell for the fag end as MI lost last seven wickets for 37 runs.

Russell was brought in only after Cummins finished his spell in the 16th over as the Jamaican used the platform to perfection by dismissing Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar in the final four balls en route to his milestone. But it was Shakib-Al-Hasan who deserves equal credit for stopping the run-flow as the Bangladesh left-arm spinner dismissed Suryakumar in the 11th over and changed the complexion of the innings. Suryakumar was in the midst of a belter of an innings, smashing two sixes and seven fours to lift them from a sluggish start as MI looked in balance with 81/1 at midway stage. He was on a roll against Prasidh Krishna, creaming the seamer for a six and followed it up for successive boundaries. Suryakumar then launched into Pat Cummins for a 99-metre maximum that landed on the Chepauk roof to cruise to a 33-ball fifty, his 12th in IPL.

Before he could make it big, he holed out a skier to Shubman Gill at long-on. And off the next ball, Cummins laid a perfect trap for Ishan Kishan with a bouncer which the diminutive left-hander pulled straight to square leg fielder. As Prasidh leaked runs, the spin duo of Varun and Shakib managed to keep the duo of Rohit and Hardik quiet in the middle overs as they scored only 33 runs from 10-15 overs. Looking for breakthrough, Morgan once again brought in his pace spearhead Cummins who lived up to his expectation cleaning up Rohit with an offcutter, and in the next over Prasidh dismissed Hardik to break MI''s backbone.

IPL 2021: Samson's ton goes in vain, PBKS beat RR by 4 runs in high-scoring thriller
KKR ousts SRH by 10 runs in tense chase
Shaw, Dhawan fifties fire DC to 7-wicket victory over CSK
Dominant Anshu, steady Sonam qualify for Tokyo Games; door shut on Sakshi Malik
IPL: De Villiers scripts last-ball victory for RCB
Rohit Sharma''s MI takes on Kohli''s RCB, in IPL pipe-opener under closed doors
Vishnu, Ganapathy-Varun pair qualify for Olympics; unprecedented 4 Indian sailors to compete in Tokyo
Tendulkar discharged from hospital; to continue COVID recovery in home isolation
Tokyo Olympics-bound Sania Mirza Included In TOPS After Gap Of Four Years
MI''s talent scout Kiran More tests positive for COVID-19
"IPL matches will be held in Mumbai; nothing to worry inside the bio-bubble" - Sourav Ganguly
I am not a power-hitter but I try to learn from likes of Virat and Rohit: Pujara on T20
Staib stunner gives Germany victory over Olympic champions Argentina
IPL 2021: CSK have got almost all bases covered, says batting coach Hussey
IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals' Axar Patel tests positive for COVID-19
3rd T20I: New Zealand thrash Bangladesh by 65 runs, clean sweep series 3-0
IPL 2021: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers join RCB bio-bubble in Chennai
Rana Sodhi hands over Rs 10 lakh cheque to Tokyo Olympics qualifier Kamalpreet Kaur
IPL 2021:Jason Roy to replace Mitchell Marsh for SRH
3rd ODI: India beat England by 7 runs, clinch series 2-1
Kerala logs over 7,000 cases, 20 more deaths
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 7,515 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, including 36 health workers, ta  
Chopper crash lands in Kerala
Cong committee to examine how unused posters of its candidate were found at scrap shop
Kerala reports 6,986 COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths
Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years
 Tokyo: Japan''s government decided Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive
WHO urges pause in market sale of captured live wild animals
Johnson & Johnson delays vaccine rollout in Europe
Biden nominates Wormuth as first female Secretary of Army
Mamata stages dharna in Kolkata to protest 24-hr campaign ban
 Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday staged a 3.5-hour-lon
COVID-19: No lockdown but stricter curbs in Maha from Apr 14
Sushil Chandra takes over as 24th CEC of India
Half of the elections have made TMC's complete washout certain: Modi
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.