IPL 2021
IPL 2021: Rahul And Venkatesh-show Guides KKR To Break MI Hoodoo, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Sep 23, 2021 11:06 pm
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Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are locking horns in the 34th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Kolkata Knight Riders registered an emphatic victory in their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore while Mumbai Indians got defeated by Chennai Super Kings in their previous game.

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Rahul Tripathi during his thunderous knock against MI

Rohit Sharma, after missing the previous game, made a comeback in this match for Mumbai and replaced Kieron Pollard to lead the team. Anmolpreet Singh made way for Rohit in the playing XI. Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat first while naming an unchanged XI.

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Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma got MI off to a flying start as they scored boundaries at will. They added 77 runs for the first wicket before Rohit got out for 33 to Sunil Narine. De Kock, however, kept going strong and notched up his fifty.

Prasidh Krishna, then, returned and shacked Mumbai’s innings by removing De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav in successive overs. Kieron Pollard gave a final flourish to MI and propelled their score to 155/6 in 20 overs.

In response, Shubhman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer got Kolkata Knight Riders’ chase off to a flier. Both openers smashed boundaries before Jasprit Bumrah castled Gill for 13. Venkatesh Iyer was unstoppable and smashed MI bowlers to all corners of the park. In the process, he notched up his maiden IPL fifty in just his second IPL game.

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Bumrah dismissed Venkatesh who scored 53 runs in 30 balls, where he hit four fours and three sixes. Rahul Tripathi batting with intent since coming in the middle and scored boundaries at will. He scored unbeaten 74 runs in 42 balls where he hit eight fours and three sixes. KKR hunt down the target with seven wickets and 29 balls in hand.

Here is how Twitter reacted to this game;