The record five-time IPL champions and the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) registered their first victory in the IPL 2021 after beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 10 runs at Chennai.
After KKR captain Eoin Morgan chose to bowl first, MI scored 152 runs before losing all wickets in 20 overs. In reply, KKR managed to score 142/7 (20 overs).
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians – 152 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 56, Rohit Sharma 43; Andre Russell 5/15)
Kolkata Knight Riders – 142/7 in 20 overs (Nitish Rana 57, Shubman Gill 33; Rahul Chahar 4/27)
Result – Mumbai Indians won by 10 runs
IPL 2021, Match 5: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (KKR vs MI) – Stats Review
Mumbai Indians (MI)
4th consecutive win against KKR
i) Mumbai Indians won this match by 10 runs. It was their fourth successive victory against Kolkata Knight Riders, which began from their second meeting in the IPL 2019.
(Kolkata Knight Riders)
i) Caribbean cricketer Andre Russell had bowling figures of 2-0-15-5.
– Best bowling figures against MI
It was not only his first fifer in his T20 cricket career (previous best 4/11), but it was also the best T20 bowling figures for a bowler against Mumbai Indians. The previous best was 4-0-27-5 by Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai on 9th April 2021) which happened during MI’s previous match.
Incidentally, before this IPL 2021, there was no record of a five-wicket haul against MI in the T20 cricket.
– Best bowling figures for KKR
It was the best bowling figures for Kolkata Knight Riders. Their previous record was 4-0-19-5 by Sunil Narine against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Kolkata on 15th April 2012.
– 3rd best bowling figures in losing cause in IPL history
It was the third-best bowling figures in a losing cause in IPL history.
Top five best IPL bowling figures in losing cause
|Player (Team)||Bowling figures||Opposition||Venue||Date|
|Adam Zampa (Rising Pune Supergiants)||4-0-19-6||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Visakhapatnam||10th May 2016|
|Ankit Rajpoot (Kings XI Punjab)||4-0-14-5||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad (Deccan)||26th April 2018|
|Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)||2-0-15-5||Mumbai Indians||Chennai||13th April 2021|
|James Faulkner (Rajasthan Royals)||4-1-16-5||SunRisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad (Deccan)||17th May 2013|
|Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)||4-0-19-5||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata||15th April 2012|
– 1500 T20 runs for MI
i) After his 56 runs, Suryakumar Yadav has scored 1550 T20 runs and 1503 IPL runs for Mumbai Indians. He became the third Indian but fourth overall batsman to score 1500+ T20 runs for this team.
MI batsmen with 1500+ T20 runs