Rohit Sharma’s 54-ball 80 stole the show for Mumbai Indians versus Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders has been a favorite opponent for Rohit Sharma, the batsman and his Mi teammates. Once the captain continued his form against Kolkata Knight Riders, it became easier for Mumbai Indians outfit to continue it’s domination against the Knights
Some exciting facts …..
Pat Cummins smashed four sixes off Jasprit Bumrah .
Having won nine of the previous 10 encounters. Mumbai Indians couldn’t have asked for a better opponent than Kolkata Knight Riders to overcome the opening loss against Chennai Super Kings. Once Knight Riders spinners were introduced by Dinesh Karthik erred by persisting with pace for the first five overs .
Now comes an interesting fact…
Pat Cummins was brought by Kolkata side for 15.5 cr who conceded 49 runs in 3 overs. However Pat Cummins did managed to make amends in the batting part .
But Knight Riders lost the match during the opening half itself. Pat Cummins just after the match was trolled on social media for the unwanted record. There were several statistics floating around the players regarding the match .
Both the teams are strong at their own prospectives. But again on social media it becomes too hard for the players to disclose their loss in match. At least that is what Pat Cummins and his team would want that this was just a one off match that eventually delivers for a franchise.
Big wicket was when Rahul Chahar trapped Dinesh Karthik and the Kolkata skipper paid the price for going for the sweep. Kolkata was really struggling with Mumbai drying up the boundaries it needed a blinder to cross the line..
Mumbai Indians and their skipper Rohit Sharma will be hoping that this year it would be a hattrick Indian Premier League title win for the Men from Mumbai.