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MI bowl out KKR for 107 after Sharma, Bumrah exploits

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Excellent bowling from Karn Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah saw Indians bowl out Knight Riders for a paltry 107 in the second qualifier of the Indian League (IPL) here tonight.

Leg-spinner Sharma returned figures of 4/16 - the joint best effort by a spinner in an knockout game - while medium pacer Bumrah finished with 3/7 in three overs, as KKR were all out in 18.5 overs.


exploited the conditions and rattled batsmen from the very first over, having them on the mat at 31 for five in seven overs, after Rohit Sharma opted to field.

After Bumrah dismissed Chris Lynn for four in the second over, the 29-year-old Sharma emerged as the wrecker-in-chief, sending back KKR skipper Gautam (12) and Colin de Grandhomme (0) off consecutive balls, besides castling Narine in the fifth over.

Ishank Jaggi (28) and Surayakumar Yadav (31) put on 56 runs for the sixth wicket in 47 balls, during which they belted five fours and one six, and saved KKR from further embarrassment.

KKR began the innings rather poorly, losing Lynn early, when he tried to loft Bumrah in the second over of the match.

struck for the second time in the fifth over, removing Narine for 10, thanks to a superb googly by Sharma and wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel did the rest at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

In the very next over, Bumrah got his second wicket of the match, when he trapped Robin Uthappa plumb in front of the wicket.

dealt KKR another body blow by sending back their captain Gautam after the batsman had scored 12 off 15 balls.

The situation got worse for the Knight Riders as Sharma snapped up Colin de Grandhomme.

A face-saving partnership ensued before Mitchell Johnson claimed the wickets of Piyush Chawla and Nathan Coulter-Nile, leaving at 101 for eight.

Bumrah and Lasith Malinga got the last two batsmen cheaply.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 22:22 IST
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