Abu Dhabi: The fifth match of IPL season 13 (IPL 13) between Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (MI vs KKR) has been won by MI by 49 runs. After losing the toss and batting first, the team of Mumbai Indians gave KKR a big target of 196 runs in 20 overs on the basis of skipper Rohit Sharma’s 80 (54) innings. In response to this, Kolkata’s team could score 146 runs in 9 overs in 20 overs and lost the match. Meanwhile, we are going to tell you, 5 big reasons for the defeat of Kolkata Knight Riders.
First bowling decision proved wrong
KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) captain Dinesh Karthik’s decision to bowl first after winning the toss proved wrong. Initially, after taking the wicket of Mumbai Indians’ Quinton Deacock, KKR’s bowlers appeared in front of MI batsmen in the Powerplay and looted 59 runs in the first 6 overs.
Pat Cummins littering
Kolkata Knight Riders bought Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins for this IPL by spending a hefty amount of 15.5 crores. But in this fifth match of IPL 2020, Cummins looted runs in front of Mumbai Indians (MI). He gave the highest 49 runs in his 3 overs and during this time Cummins did not achieve any success.
KKR’s poor start in Powerplay
When the team is chasing a big target of 196 runs, Amunan used to show aggressive game from the beginning. But KKR did not do this and in the first 6 overs of the powerplay, the team scored 33 runs at the loss of 2 wickets. While Kolkata’s account was opened on the ninth ball of the innings.
Rana-Karthik could not accelerate rungati
However, for KKR in the middle overs, captain Dinesh Karthik and middle-order left-handed batsman Nitish Rana handled the team’s front. But chasing a big score, both of them did not score at the pace that Kolkata Knight Riders needed more. This was the reason that the team could not reach even 150 runs in 20 overs.
Russell and Morgan’s bat didn’t work
Two of Kolkata Knight Riders’ most acclaimed batsmen, Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan, could not show anything special. Both these batsmen became the victim of MI fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the 16th over of the match. During this time, Russell scored only 11 runs. On the other hand, just 16 runs came off the bat of Eoin Morgan. This was the biggest reason, due to which KKR had to face defeat.