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IPL 2018: Mumbai defeat KKR by 102 runs

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Due to Ishan finest innings, Mumbai first scored a huge score of 210 runs in 20 overs, losing six wickets in 20 overs. Mumbai’s bowlers managed to save a huge margin from this huge target and Mumbai won the match by 108 runs in 18.1 overs.
After this win, Mumbai has come in fourth place in the points table. Man of the match, Ishan completed the half-century in just 17 balls. This is the fastest half-century in IPL for Mumbai. Ishan hit six sixes and five fours in his 21-ball innings.
At the same time, the bowlers shared the two-two wickets by Hardik-Krunal Pandya Bandhu. Apart from these, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mayank Markandey and Ben Cutting took one wicket each. Coming to chase the huge target, Kolkata sent Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn (21) to a very aggressive pair of innings for the start of the innings. Sunil hit a four-wicket hunt with McLagan at the other ball.
Kolkata had come under pressure and Mumbai took advantage of it. From here the hosts continued to lose wickets. Nitish Rana scored a 21-run innings but did not have any struggle but there was no one to support him from the other end.


In the end, Tom kurren scored 18 and Piyush Chawla scored 11 but his contribution was enough to save Kolkata from all-round before the total score of 100 and to reduce the margin of defeat.
Earlier, playing in the first innings, Mumbai got a good start as expected. Suryakumar, who has been in excellent form in this season from the bat, with restraint, played 36 runs in 32 balls with the help of five fours and a six. The other opener Ewin Luis scored 18 runs in 13 balls with three fours. Both were added 46 runs for the first wicket in 5.4 overs. Lewis was dismissed by leg-spinner Chawla.
Chawla was caught by Rinku Singh at the total of 62 for Suryakumar. Ishant and captain Rohit Sharma took responsibility for this. Ishan looked very aggressive and on every bowler, in Kolkata, he used to shoot big and great shots. In this effort, he played the ball of Naren in the hands of Robin Uthappa. With the captain, he shared an 82-run partnership for the third wicket. Only 18 runs in this partnership were Rohit. Prior to being dismissed, he had laid the foundation of Mumbai’s big score.
After the departure of Ishaan, Rohit changed the gear. At the same time, Hardik Pandya also made two fantastic sixes. Pandya scored 19 runs in 13 balls. He was bowled on the Kuran ball at the total of 177. After one run, Rohit got the pavilion with the help of famous Uthappa.
In the end, Cutting took Mumbai to 200 in nine balls, with the help of three sixes and one four. The last over was Chawla who hit 22 runs in the last over. Chawla took three wickets for Kolkata.


 

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