IPL 2020: Match 5, Talking points as MI beat KKR by massive 49 runs

First Published 24, Sep 2020, 4:06 PM

Match 5 of IPL 2020 saw an emphatic win for Mumbai Indians (MI). The former champions defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by a margin of 49 runs at Abu Dhabi.
 

<p style="text-align: justify;">KKR’s first match of the season did not end on a positive note. Kolkata Knight Riders, who took on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, lost by a huge margin of 49 runs.</p>

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Now, let’s just focus on some of the talking points of the game:</strong></p>

KKR’s first match of the season did not end on a positive note. Kolkata Knight Riders, who took on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, lost by a huge margin of 49 runs.

Now, let’s just focus on some of the talking points of the game:

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sharma-Suryakumar stand</strong></p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">MI opener Quinton de Kock departed early after which Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav shouldered the responsibility. Both made a 90-run partnership between them.<br />
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Sharma-Suryakumar stand

MI opener Quinton de Kock departed early after which Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav shouldered the responsibility. Both made a 90-run partnership between them.
 

<p><strong>RoHIT Sharma</strong></p>

<p>Rohit Sharma scored 80 off 54 balls and made spectacular records. He surpassed David Warner (829 runs) and became the leading run-scorer against the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL with 904 runs. By smashing 6 sixes, he has become the fourth batsmen to hit more than 200 sixes in IPL.</p>

RoHIT Sharma

Rohit Sharma scored 80 off 54 balls and made spectacular records. He surpassed David Warner (829 runs) and became the leading run-scorer against the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL with 904 runs. By smashing 6 sixes, he has become the fourth batsmen to hit more than 200 sixes in IPL.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Economical Mavi-Narine</strong></p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">These two bowlers did some economical bowling unlike KKR’s rest of the bowlers who gave too many runs.<br />
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Economical Mavi-Narine

These two bowlers did some economical bowling unlike KKR’s rest of the bowlers who gave too many runs.
 

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>KKR’s shaky performance</strong></p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">The opener, Shubman Gill collapsed early, and hardly did the team see any major contribution with the bat.</p>

KKR’s shaky performance

The opener, Shubman Gill collapsed early, and hardly did the team see any major contribution with the bat.

<p><strong>Ironic Pat Cummins</strong></p>

<p>The 15.5 crore bid was quite expensive with his bowling (for which he is famous) with 16.30 economy rate. However, he did compensate with the bat where he had a strike rate of 275.</p>

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Ironic Pat Cummins

The 15.5 crore bid was quite expensive with his bowling (for which he is famous) with 16.30 economy rate. However, he did compensate with the bat where he had a strike rate of 275.

 

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MI exceptional bowling</strong></p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">All MI bowlers except Krunal Pandya were quite economical with the ball and kept scalping wickets.</p>

MI exceptional bowling

All MI bowlers except Krunal Pandya were quite economical with the ball and kept scalping wickets.

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