Abu Dhabi: During the match played on Wednesday during IPL 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders had to face a crushing defeat by defending champion Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets. This is the second consecutive defeat for KKR in the last two matches.
Also, Kolkata have suffered a defeat in both the matches played against Mumbai this season. In the meantime, we are going to tell you about the 5 big reasons that have caused Knight Riders to be defeated by MI.
The beginning was bad
Batting first after winning the toss, Kolkata Knight Riders made a poor start in this match. Under which KKR lost important wickets of Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana for 33 runs in the first 6 overs during the powerplay.
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Gill and Karthik out in two balls
KKR’s batting back was broken when the wickets of Shubman Gill and Dinesh Karthik lost two balls during the 7 overs of the innings. Both these batsmen walked by Rahul Chahar of Mumbai Indians.
Andre Russell’s bat did not work
When Kolkata needed to emerge from the wicket port. So the time all-rounder of the team, Andre Russell, once again disappointed. In this match, Russell showed a bad game with his bat and returned to the pavilion on a personal score of 12 runs.
No success in bowling
Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers could not save the target of 149 runs in front of Mumbai Indians. KKR bowlers bowled disappointingly in this match, due to which the MI team scored 51 runs without any loss in the powerplay.
Quinton Deacock gave life
The biggest defeat for KKR was the dropping of the catch of Quinton De Kock. When Deacock was playing for 24 runs. Then Varun Chakraborty of Kolkata Knight Riders dripped his catch off Chris Green. DeCock later played a 78-run match-winning innings unbeaten till the end.