MI vs KKR, Qualifier 2: Kolkata Knight Riders crash to fourth-lowest total in IPL playoffs

first_imgMumbai Indians bowled out Kolkata Knight Riders for 107 in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here tonight.Opting to bowl after skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss, Mumbai Indians had KKR on the mat at 31 for five in the seventh over.However, a 56-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Suryakumar Yadav (31) and Ishank Jaggi (28) steadied KKR’s sinking ship, before leg spinner Karn Sharma struck for the fourth time on the night.Sharma returned excellent figures of 4/16 from four overs, while Jasprit Bumrah had equally great figures of 3/7 in three overs, as KKR were all out in 18.5 overs.Worst starts in #IPL knock-outs:29/5 RCB v GL 2016 (W)31/5* KKR v MI 2017 (?)36/5 CSK v MI 2013 (L)40/5 KXIP v CSK 2008 (L)#MIvKKR- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 19, 2017This is the fourth-lowest total in IPL playoffs after – 82 by Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore (DY Patil stadium, 2010), 87 by Delhi Daderdevils vs Rajasthan Royals (Wankhede stadium, 2008), 104 by Deccan Chargers vs Chennai Super Kings (DY Patil stadium, 2010) and 107 by Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (M Chinnaswamy, today).KKR lowest 67/10 (15.2 ov) also v MI at Wankhede 2008#DimagSay may just reach 100!check out what #BingPredictshttps://t.co/2AQVPErOvM- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 19, 2017The 29-year-old Sharma sent back Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, KKR captain Gautam Gambhir and Ishank Jaggi at the M Chinnaswami Stadium.Jaggi’s dismissal in the 15th came as a relief for MI as the batsman had whipped Lasith Malinga for two boundaries in the previous over and was starting to look threatening.advertisementSuryakumar Yadav struck two boundaries and a six while facing 25 balls.last_img

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