The ongoing IPL 2021 match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai has seen Suryakumar Yadav play a different game on a tricky surface. Even as Mumbai Indians captain is Rohit Sharma struggling slightly, Suryakumar Yadav played relatively freely, en route to his 12th IPL fifty before departing. Yadav’s six landing on the roof off Knight Riders’ pacer Pat Cummins left Hardik Pandya surprised.
The shot played by Suryakumar Yadav occurred in the 10th over as the 30-year old picked the bones out of the ball even as he merely flicked the ball towards deep square leg. Nevertheless, the ball travelled a long way and measured at 99 meters. It took the Mumbai Indians’ number three to his 12th IPL half-century, coming off 33 deliveries to give his side the upper hand.
Unfortunately, Shakib Al Hasan snared his wicket for 56 from 36 deliveries in the last over as the right-handed batsman mistimed one as he danced down the track to hit it over the bowler’s head. Shubman Gill took the catch, running from long-on to give the Knight Riders a crucial wicket. Earlier, leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy got rid of opener Quinton De Kock in the second over for 2. But Yadav and Rohit Sharma added 76 off 53 balls before the former departed.