IPL 2021, Match 5: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (KKR vs MI) – Stats Review
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IPL 2021, Match 5: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (KKR vs MI) – Stats Review

Dinesh Karthik, Suryakumar Yadav
Image Credit: IPL

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

Teams’ Stats

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, KKR vs MI, IPL 2021, Stats
Mumbai Indians (Image Credit: Twitter)
  • 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.

Players’ Stats

(Kolkata Knight Riders)

  • Andre Russell

Andre Russell, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, KKR vs MI, IPL 2021, Stats
Andre Russell claimed a five-wicket haul [Image-IPLT20]
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

(Mumbai Indians)

  • Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, KKR vs MI, IPL 2021, Stats
Suryakumar Yadav [Image-IPLT20]

– 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

Player Runs scored
Rohit Sharma 4395
Kieron Pollard 3538
Ambati Rayudu 2635
Sachin Tendulkar 2599
Suryakumar Yadav 1550