KKR vs MI 51st Match IPL 2024 Highlights 5-3-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians. Indian Premier League 2024 fifty first match, played at Wankhede.

Kolkata Knight Riders cemented their position near the top of the IPL standings, but Mumbai Indians’ chances of making it to the last four were severely damaged. The franchise brain trust will need to investigate how MI lost a match in which they took five wickets against KKR in the first 37 overs. In essence, however, MI did not go for the kill at 43 for 4, then 57 for 5, when they had KKR on the ropes.

And even though MI’s Bumrah skillfully ended the innings, the fact that they gave KKR a chance to rally with an 83-run partnership between Venkatesh Iyer and Manish Pandey would ultimately come back to haunt them. As has been the case all season, their own top order was disorganized. Suryakumar Yadav’s strong innings, however, allowed MI to remain optimistic despite the loss. Those expectations were dashed, though, when MI was dismissed for 145 in the 19th over thanks to Mitchell Starc.

MI only required 51 runs from the final five overs, even after their dismal start, with Suryakumar at the crease on 56. Suryakumar will feel he could have done better with the knee-high full toss he received on the second ball from Andre Russell, who bowled the 16th over. Rather than sending it sailing into the legside stands, he hit a massive top edge that veered towards fine leg, where wicketkeeper Phil Salt was able to easily collect it in his gloves.

But in the end, Starc was the one who destroyed MI’s prospects. In his astounding 17th over, he gave up just three runs to the opposition. And he did give up a six off the first ball of the 19th over, when MI needed 32 from the final two overs, but Tim David was caught at long the next ball, Piyush Chawla chipped one to extra cover right away, and he wiped out the innings with a yorker that removed Gerald Coetzee’s middle stump. Starc recovered from a difficult start to the IPL by finishing this match with statistics of 4 for 33 and dismissing Ishan Kishan with the new ball.

Prior to Starc unleashing his ball-handling wizardry, KKR required a means of defense. And the cornerstone of KKR’s innings was Venkatesh’s 70 off 52. He was fast off the bat, striking two fours in his first four deliveries, then calmed down a bit as wickets came at the other end. To their great credit, nevertheless, KKR’s run rate did not significantly decline in spite of the dismissals. After five overs, they were 51 for 4, and after ten overs, they were 83 for 5, reaching triple digits in the twelfth over of the innings.

This has been made possible, in large part, by Pandey and Venkatesh, who continued to look for boundary possibilities rather than delving too deeply into accumulation mode. Iyer remained till the 20th over and was the last to be out off the penultimate ball, while Pandey was out for 42 off 31 in the 17th over. The most memorable of his three sixes came off the back away and smash over long off of Hardik Pandya’s bowling.

Bumrah remains MI’s unwavering talisman, even though they are still stinking up the IPL despite him finishing with 3 for 18 off 3.5 overs tonight. Even though KKR was having trouble in the first seven overs, Hardik did not call back his finest bowler after giving up just two runs in his opening over. After that, Bumrah had one brief middle over, during which Pandey smashed him for a four and a six.

But in the final over, he was brilliant, taking two wickets and giving up just two runs off the 18th over. He then hemmed Venkatesh in and got him out on the fifth ball of the final over, after the batsman attempted to scoop him over the shoulder but missed and was bowled out by his middle stump. Just two runs had come off of the previous four deliveries for him. Although MI’s chances of making the playoffs seem bleak, Bumrah retains the purple hat.

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