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IPL 2022 MI vs KKR Highlights: Knight Riders stay alive with 52 run victory

MI vs KKR Highlights: A top effort by the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers meant that they bowled out Mumbai Indians for only 113 and defended 165 to win by 52 runs and stay in the hunt for Playoffs

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It was a top effort by the and especially their bowlers as they bowled out for only 113 and defended 165 to win the match by 52 runs and stay in the hunt for a Playoffs spot in the 2022.

Though the chase didn't really start well for the as they lost early and Tailak Varma departed soon too. But Ishan Kishan at one end was keeping the hopes alive and even though Ramandeep Singh and Tim David departed in quick succession, the internet with which Pollard walked in, seemed like it was going to be a victory for the Mumbai side.

However, Pat Cummins broke the back of the chase by picking up three wickets in one over including that of Ishan Kishan and Daniel Sams and Pollard was left to do everything with the tailenders. He couldn't do it as he was run out of a ball on which his catch was dropped by Wicket-keeper sheldon jackson. in the end, another direct hit on the very next ball that over meant that Mumbai were all out for 113 in the 18th over. 

Earlier in the evening after being asked to bat first., KKR had the best ever opening stand for them this season as Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer added 60 for the first wicket. Even Nitish Rana played well and Kolkata were cruising at 123-2 in the 14th over, all set to get to a 180-190 total. 

However, Jasprit Buymrah bowled the best spell of his entire T20 career as he picked five wickets for 10 runs in his four overs and the men in purple could only manage to get 165-9 on board. 

MI vs KKR Player of the Match: Jasprit Bumrah

Although he finished on the losing side, but Jasprit Bumrah's performance was one for the ages as he bowled one of the best spells in IPL history to concede only 10 runs even after picking five quality wickets and he picked three of them in one over without conceding even a run. For this rare spell of his, he was rightly chosen as the Player of the Match. 

MI vs KKR Toss Result:  wins toss, Mumbai will field first

skipper won the toss and decided to bowl first at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Shreyas Iyer, the captain was also happy to lose the toss as he wanted to bat first anyways. 

MI Playing 11

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Kumar Kartikeya, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith

KKR Playing 11

Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakaravarthy

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