Stats made in match 34
Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders registered emphatic win against Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians in 34th match Indian Premier League 2021 and 5th match of second leg of IPL held at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Some important stats made in match 34 are discussed in this article.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and took decision of bowling first bowl.
Mumbai Indians’ Innings
Captain Rohit Sharma started the innings 33 runs in 30 deliveries with the help of 4 fours.
De Kock added new vigor to the play, hitting 4 fours and 3 sixes. He smashed 55 runs in 42 deliveries. Mumbai Indians started their innings in excellent way but they were not able to continue with the same momentum and got restricted to 155 runs with the loss of 6 wickets. The starting and ending of innings of MI was completely different.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings
KKR openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer started the game with their effort. Rahul Tripathi joined the battle as great warrior and played amazingly , giving the contribution of 74 runs in 42 deliveries. He showed his efficient batting skills hitting 8 fours and 3 sixes. The great warrior was on crease till end and contributed to make his team win.
Bowlers of MI were not quite energetic in the match as only Jasprit Bumrah picket up 3 wickets. Others did not grab even a single wicket.
The team smashed 159 runs in 15.1 overs with the loss of 3 wickets. Thus Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians by a big margin of 7 wickets.
KKR’s stats made in match 34
Since 2019, it happened for the first time that KKR achieved victory over MI.
Dinesh Kartik’s stats made in match 34
Dinesh Karthik has achieved the record of taking highest number of catches as a wicketkeeper in IPL history. Up till now he has taken 115 catches.
Rohit Sharma’s stats made in match 34
Rohit Sharma has completed 1015 runs against KKR and thus became the first batsman to complete 1000 runs against any team in IPL.
Shubham Gill’s stats made in match 34
Shubman Gill has completed his 50 matches for KKR in IPL and thus became the 13th player to achieve this record.
Sunil Narine’s stats made in match 34
It happened for the 32nd time that Sunil Narine gave away 20 or less than 20 runs in four overs in IPL and it is joint- highest for any player. He shared the record with Ravichandran Ashwin.
It happened for the 7th time in IPL that Sunil Narine dismissed Rohit Sharma. No other player has dismissed Rohit Sharma more than this.
Venkatesh Iyer’s stats made in match 34
Venkatesh Iyer hit his maiden IPL fifty.
Rahul Tripathi’s stats made in match 34
Rahul Tripathi has hit his seventh half-century of IPL.
Krunal Pandya’s stats made in match 34
Krunal Pandya is not able to grab any wicket in his last four IPL matches.
In this match some new stars of cricket seems making records. KKR achieved the victory over MI after a long time and that too in a emphatic way.So, the match was quite more important and will be memorable for KKR.