IPL 2020: Match 5, MI beat KKR: Here are the records scripted
Mumbai Indians (MI) registered their first win of the IPL season. The game turned out to be an empathic win for MI, where they defeated KKR by a massive margin of 49 runs.
A high scoring match witnessed Mumbai Indians (MI) registering their first win for the season. In the Match 5 of IPL 2020, MI beat KKR by 49 runs. KKR, who played their first game of the season, struggled both with the bat and the ball.
Match Report: KKR won the toss and chose to ball first. MI power-hitters did some massive hitting, where skipper Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav managed a 100 plus partnership. Rohit Sharma hit 80 off just 54 balls, while Yadav fell three runs short of his half-century. Later with little contributions of Hardik Pandya, Saurabh Tiwari, and Pollard, MI had put 195 runs on board.
KKR's turbulent start lacked confidence. However, Karthik’s small partnership with Narine and Rana did create some pressure. But, the former could contribute low 30 runs to his side. With the gradual fall of wickets, the team could gather only 146 runs and were defeated by a hefty margin. Despite this, massive records were broken.
Let’s have a look at them:
Rohit Sharma scores most runs against an IPL team
MI skipper becomes the record holder for scoring most runs against a team in the IPL (904 vs KKR). He surpassed David Warner, who had scored 829 vs KKR.
Rohit Sharma enters a new record club
The power-hitter, Rohit becomes the batsmen to join the 200+ sixes club in IPL. The former entered this league when he had hit six sixes in today’s match.
Kieron Pollard’s 150th IPL game
Kieron Pollard becomes the first player to play 150 matches for Mumbai Indians. He debuted with the franchisee back then in 2010.
KKR breaks its winning league
KKR have consistently won the first matches of their respective season ever since 2013. Unfortunately, the winning league broke in 2020 against MI, where they lost in their season’s first match.
Pat Cummins unique record
Pat Cummins became the first player with a 250+ batting strike rate and 15+ economy rate in the same IPL match.
Mumbai Indians made most wins against an IPL opponent
MI has registered as high as 20 wins against the KKR by winning this match. In the last 11 head to heads, KKR has managed to win only one match against the MI.
Most Man of the Match awards in IPL
Rohit enters yet another club of most Man of the Match awards. With Gayle and de Villiers ahead of him, Sharma has 18 M.O.M awards.
First win for defending champions in UAE
By defeating KKR today, MI have had their first win on the Gulf. The team didn't have any wins in the UAE.
Worst ER for KKR in IPL (3+ overs)
With the economy rate of 16.33 (49 off 3), Pat Cummins added to one of the worst economy rate records for the KKR.
1,000 runs for Suryakumar
1,000 runs for Suryakumar Yadav for MI in IPL. He becomes the seventh player and third fastest (32 innings) to do so after Tendulkar, Rayudu, Rohit, Simmons, Pollard, and Hardik.
Bumrah scripts unwanted ones
In his final over of the match, Bumrah conceded 27 runs, which is the most in his T20 career. Furthermore, it was the third time in the IPL that he has been hit for four sixes in an over, after JP Duminy (2015) and Dwayne Bravo (2018).