IPL 2020: Match 5, Talking points as MI beat KKR by massive 49 runs
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.
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:
MI opener Quinton de Kock departed early after which Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav shouldered the responsibility. Both made a 90-run partnership between them.
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.
These two bowlers did some economical bowling unlike KKR’s rest of the bowlers who gave too many runs.
KKR’s shaky performance
The opener, Shubman Gill collapsed early, and hardly did the team see any major contribution with the bat.
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.
MI exceptional bowling
All MI bowlers except Krunal Pandya were quite economical with the ball and kept scalping wickets.