IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts As KKR Earn Second Consecutive Victory, Brush Aside MI With A 7-Wicket Victory
IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts As KKR Earn Second Consecutive Victory, Brush Aside MI With A 7-Wicket Victory

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) continued their resurgence in the second leg of the IPL 2021 with a second consecutive and comfortable victory over defending champions, Mumbai Indians (MI). Another excellent bowling effort and a good top-order batting performance sees them climb to fourth place on the table.

Eoin Morgan’s decision to bowl first was questioned early on when both Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got going quickly. The pair brought up the team 50 in the powerplay and looked set to continue. Sunil Narine was brought into the attack and he provided the breakthrough.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

Rohit fell for 33 and his wicket slowed down the scoring rate. The batsmen who followed failed to contribute much and wickets tumbled at regular intervals. De Kock reached his fifty but couldn’t kick on and the MI side huffed and puffed to a total of 155/6.

With growing confidence after a brilliant opening stand against RCB, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer once again put their team in the driver’s seat. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed the former with a slower ball but that was just the beginning of MI’s misery.

Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, KKR, MI
(Image: Twitter)

Rahul Tripathi walked out and played with intent, pushing the scoreboard forward. Iyer at the other end showed no fear and kept chipping away at the total. Both of them reached their fifties before Iyer was outfoxed by another Bumrah slower ball.

The damage was done, however, as Tripathi carried on in the company of skipper, Morgan, scoring a brilliant 42-ball 74. They won with 29 balls to spare and the victory took KKR over RR and Mumbai into fourth place by virtue of a much better net run-rate.

Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer (Image: Twitter)

Here’s how Twitter reacted to KKR’s resurgence in the second leg of IPL 2021


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