IPL 2021: 3 Reasons Why Kolkata Knight Riders Lost Against Mumbai Indians

From letting Surya Kumar Yadav score his half-century to not scoring well in the last few overs, here are three mistakes of KKR that led MI closer to the win.

Isha Khatu

April 15, 2021

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IPL 2021 has already begun and has gotten interesting right from the beginning. On April 13, Kolkata Knight Riders played against Mumbai Indians. Previously, Mumbai Indians had lost against Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, in their second match yesterday, Mumbai won against Kolkata by 10 runs. Here are 3 major mistakes because of which Kolkata had to face this huge loss.

Three reasons why Kolkata lost against Mumbai Indians

1. Surya Kumar Yadav’s quick half-century

Mumbai Indians’ Surya Kumar Yadav scored his 12th half-century in the match yesterday. Yadav’s quickfire half-century gave momentum to MI in the mid overs. Surya managed to score 56 off 36 balls at a strike rate of 155.56. He hit seven boundaries and 2 sixes out of which one grabbed a lot of attention. Kolkata’s players could not stop him from scoring these quick runs.

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2. Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar helped MI with a magnificent four-wicket haul

Rahul Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah made sure that they would take quick wickets yesterday. In the beginning, Rahul Chahar took both the wickets of the opening batsmen. He later took the wickets of Kolkata Knight Riders’ Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi. He was also announced as the man of the match for taking away 4 wickets for Mumbai Indians.

3. Dinesh Kartik and Andre Russell failed to score in the last few overs 

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Dinesh Kartik and Andre Russell failed to score any boundaries in the last few overs. These boundaries could have helped Kolkata bring closer to the target. However, Russells was knocked out after scoring 9 runs off 15 balls while Dinesh managed to score only 8 runs of 11 deliveries.

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