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IPL 2021 MI vs KKR highlights: Kolkata outclass Mumbai by seven wickets

Iyer (53 off 30), playing his second IPL game, displayed the wide range of his strokes alongside Rahul Tripathi (74 not out off 42) to enable KKR to chase MI's modest total of 155 for six

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Rookie Venkatesh Iyer left many in awe of his talent as produced a clinical performance for the second successive game since IPL's resumption to tame the mighty by seven wickets and enter the top-four in the points table at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

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Iyer (53 off 30), playing his second IPL game, displayed the wide range of his strokes alongside Rahul Tripathi (74 not out off 42) to enable KKR to chase MI's modest total of 155 for six with as many as 29 balls to spare.

struck an entertaining 55 for MI before KKR bowlers bounced back in the last 10 overs, conceding 75 runs and taking five wickets.

and Iyer gave KKR another flying start with the first two overs bowled by and Adam Milne going for 15 runs each.

Gill flicked Boult for a delightful six while Iyer pulled the New Zealand pace spearhead to set the tone for the rest of the innings.

While found Gill's stumps in the third over, Iyer went on to play a memorable knock comprising four boundaries and three sixes.

Iyer and Tripathi shared an 88-run stand for the second wicket which completely shut the door on MI, who suffered their second loss since IPL's resumption.

Earlier, MI skipper (33 off 30) got off the innings in scintillating fashion, caressing a Nitish Rana delivery on to the mid-off boundary. The skipper, who was in sublime touch in the Tests in England, had not played the opening game against CSK.

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Star all-rounder did not start once again, raising questions about his fitness.

Rohit took the attack to mystery spinner Varun Charkravarthy with two consecutive fours in opening two deliveries of the fourth over.

De Kock was not to be left behind as he matched his skipper stroke for stroke, pulling a delivery over the fence for the first maximum of the match.

Introduced into the attack in the sixth over, Prasidh Krishna was taken to task by de Kock, hitting the medium pacer twice over the fence to pick up 16 runs from his first over as MI cantered to 56 for no loss.

De Kock seemed unstoppable as he welcomed with consecutive fours. Morgan bowled out trump card Chakravarthy by the 11th over (4-0-22-0) with MI not losing a wicket against him.

Sunil Narine was also tidy giving away only 20 runs in four overs.

With de Kock going hammer and tongs, Rohit played the second fiddle and scored 33 runs off 30 balls before Narine got his man for the ninth time in T20s, holing out to at the boundary.

KKR pulled things back between 10-15 overs, conceding only 26 runs and picked up two wickets.

Pollard, as he often does, came up with much needed big hits in the last five overs, including a flat batted six over mid wicket in Krishna's 18-run over.

Ferguson bowled a brilliant last over for KKR, removing the dangerous duo of Pollard and (12) at the cost of only six runs.

MI collected 49 runs from the last five overs.

MI vs KKR playing 11

MI playing 11: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

 
KKR playing 11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna,

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Mumbai Indians' scorecard

Batsman Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Rohit Sharma c Gill b Narine 33 30 4 0
Quinton de Kock c Narine b Prasidh 55 42 4 3
Suryakumar Yadav c Karthik b Prasidh 5 10 0 0
Ishan Kishan c Russell b Ferguson 14 13 0 1
Kieron Pollard runout (Morgan/Ferguson) 21 15 2 1
Krunal Pandya c Venkatesh b Ferguson 12 9 0 1
Saurabh Tiwary not out 5 2 1 0
Adam Milne not out 1 1 0 0
Total: 155-6 in 20 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Nitish Rana 1 0 5 0
Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 22 0
Sunil Narine 4 0 20 1
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 27 2
Prasidh Krishna 4 0 43 2
Andre Russell 3 0 37 0

Kolkata Knight Riders' scorecard

Batsman Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Shubman Gill b Bumrah 13 9 1 1
Venkatesh Iyer b Bumrah 53 30 4 3
Rahul Tripathi not out 74 42 8 3
Eoin Morgan c Boult b Bumrah 7 8 0 1
Nitish Rana not out 5 2 1 0
Total: 159-3 in 15.1 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Trent Boult 2 0 23 0
Adam Milne 3 0 29 0
Jasprit Bumrah 4 0 43 3
Krunal Pandya 3 0 25 0
Rahul Chahar 3 0 34 0
Rohit Sharma 0.1 0 4 0

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