Tuesday (13th April) was the fifth day of the IPL 2021 where Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) faced the record five-time IPL winners (including winning both the last two IPL trophies) Mumbai Indians (MI) at Chennai during the fifth game of the match. Apart from the official beginning of the points table movement in this season, the fights for the Orange Cap and Purple Cap have officially been started now.
This latest match was the second game for both Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in this IPL 2021. After KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss, he chose to field first. In the first innings, the last two IPL winners Mumbai Indians were all out for 152 runs (20 overs) where the KKR cricketer Andre Russell got a fifer (5/15) and he has earned the Purple Cap (6 wickets in 2 matches).
Though Rohit Sharma (43) and Suryakumar Yadav (56) set up the strong base for the defending champions with their 76 runs partnership for the second wicket, their other batsmen failed to handle the latter situations.
Later, KKR opener Nitish Rana secured the Orange Cap after scoring 57 runs off 47 balls. It was his second consecutive fifty in this season as he has scored 137 runs in two innings. Rana and Shubman Gill provided the solid opening partnership of 72 runs. But then the leg-spinner Rahul Chahar’s brilliant spell (4/27) brought back Mumbai Indians into the game as KKR suddenly felt a deep pressure in the late moment of that match.
Ultimately, Mumbai Indians restricted KKR to 142/7 (20 overs) as the defending champions snatched their first victory of this season after beating their opponents by 10 runs.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Mumbai Indians (MI), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
|Rank||Team||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied/No Result||Net Run Rate||Points|
|Rank||Player (Team)||Matches (Innings)||Runs||Highest Score||Average||Strike Rate||100s/50s|
|1||Nitish Rana (KKR)||2 (2)||137||80||68.50||133.00||0/2|
|2||Sanju Samson (RR)||1 (1)||119||119||119.00||188.88||1/0|
|3||KL Rahul (PBKS)||1 (1)||91||91||91.00||182.00||0/1|
|4||Suryakumar Yadav (MI)||2 (2)||87||56||43.50||147.45||0/1|
|5||Shikhar Dhawan (DC)||1 (1)||85||85||85.00||157.40||0/1|
|6||Prithvi Shaw (DC)||1 (1)||72||72||72.00||189.47||0/1|
|7||Deepak Hooda (PBKS)||1 (1)||64||64||64.00||228.57||0/1|
|8||Rohit Sharma (MI)||2 (2)||62||43||31.00||131.91||0/0|
|9||Manish Pandey (SRH)||1 (1)||61||61*||–||138.63||0/1|
|10||Rahul Tripathi||2 (2)||58||53||29.00||170.58||0/1|
|Rank||Player (Team)||Matches (Innings)||Wickets||BBI||Average||Economy Rate||4wks/5wks|
|1||Andre Russell (KKR)||2 (2)||6||5/15||7.83||9.40||0/1|
|2||Harshal Patel (RCB)||1 (1)||5||5/27||5.40||6.75||0/1|
|3||Rahul Chahar (MI)||2 (2)||4||4/27||17.50||8.75||1/0|
|4||Pat Cummins (KKR)||2 (2)||3||2/24||18.00||6.75||0/0|
|5||Chetan Sakariya (RR)||1 (1)||3||3/31||10.33||7.75||0/0|
|6||Trent Boult (MI)||2 (2)||3||2/27||21.00||7.87||0/0|
|7||Arshdeep Singh (PBKS)||1 (1)||3||3/35||11.66||8.75||0/0|
|8||Prasidh Krishna (KKR)||2 (2)||3||2/35||25.66||9.62||0/0|
|9||Krunal Pandya (MI)||2 (2)||2||1/13||19.00||4.75||0/0|
|10||Avesh Khan (DC)||1 (1)||2||2/23||11.50||5.75||0/0|
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