IPL 2021, Match 5 – KKR vs MI: Mumbai Indians, on Tuesday, beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in the 5th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Put into bat, KKR bowled out MI for just 152. Andre Russell claimed figures of 5/15 as MI lost the plot at the death.
Quick Highlight Of Match 5: KKR vs MI
Chasing the paltry target of 153, KKR opener Nitish Rana continued from where he left in the previous game and smashed where a fantastic 50 from 40 deliveries.
Rana formed a crucial 72-run stand with Shubman Gill before Rahul Chahar thrashed the Kakar batting unit by dismissing the top-four batters of KKR. Chahar broke the opening partnership of Gill and Rana by dismissing Shumban for 33. He then removed Rahul Tripathi (5), Eoin Morgan (7) and Rana (57).
Rana’s dismissal followed a collapse as KKR could not get over the line, and Mumbai won the match to register their first IPL 2021 victory.
Earlier in the match, Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Mumbai Indians to a low total of 152 runs, thanks to Andre Russell‘s career-best bowling figures. The West Indian bowled just two overs in the match and bagged a five-wicket haul for 15 runs. Russell’s brilliant bowling spell propelled Kolkata to become the first team to bundle Mumbai out in the IPL since 2018.
Not only this, but Russell also registered the best bowling figures by a KKR bowler in the cash-rich league. He leapfrogged Sunil Narine, who had claimed a fifer for 19 runs against Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) in 2012.
For the defending champions, Surya Kumar Yadav and skipper Rohit Sharma were the highest scorers. While Surya scored a scintillating 56 from 36 deliveries at an impressive strike rate of 155.56, featuring seven fours and two sixes. On the other hand, Rohit contributed 43 off 32 balls with the help of four boundaries and one maximum.
Before heading into the next match, let’s have a look at the records broken in the match.
1. Andre Russell – First Bowler to Take 5 Wickets in 2 Over
Andre Russell becomes the first bowler in the history of the IPL to take a fifer in just 2 overs. No other bowler has ever touched this milestone in the IPL.
2. Andre Russell – Best Bowling Figure For KKR
Andre Russell now holds the best bowling figures record for KKR in the IPL surpassing the 5/19 of Sunil Narine.
3. Andre Russell’s Fifer
Andre Russell has picked a fifer against Mumbai Indians. He becomes the second bowler after Harshal Patel to take a fifer against MI in the IPL.
4. Brilliant MI Seal The Deal Against KKR
This was the 28th meeting between KKR and MI in the IPL. Mumbai won their 22nd match against the Knights. The champions opened their account in the IPL 2021 season after losing the opener.