MI make sensational comeback to defeat KKR by 10 runs. KKR were in control till 15th over of the chase with 31 required off 30 balls. They had 6 wickets in hand with Nitish Rana set on crease. But what followed was some brilliant display of bowling by MI and an epic choke by KKR.
MI 152-10 (20 overs) S Yadav 56(36), R Sharma 43(32), A Russell 5/15, P Cummins 2/24.
KKR 142-7 (20 overs) N Rana 57(47), S Gill 33(24), R Chahar 4/27, T Boult 2/27
Man of the Match: Rahul Chahar
KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to field first. This was understandable as in Chennai chasing can be a bit easier due to the dew. There was just 1 change in MI and no changes in KKR. Quinton de Kock was back in the squad in place of Chris Lynn.
Andre Russell takes a 5-wicket haul in just 2 overs
KKR were exceptional in their bowling today. Suryakumar Yadav scored a brisk half-century. But after he was dismissed, it started a collapse for Mumbai Indians. Pat Cummins dismissed the set Rohit Sharma. Andre Russell, who was brought in to bowl in the 18th over, took 5 wickets in those 2 overs. He thus recorded his best figures in T20s and also the best figure for KKR.
Rahul Chahar takes 4 wickets in 4 overs, KKR choke in run-chase
A target of 153 runs looked pretty easy for KKR. It looked even easier when they needed just 31 off 30 deliveries. But somehow, KKR managed to lose this game by 10 runs. Rahul Chahar bowled brilliantly to take a wicket each in his 4 overs. Krunal Pandya was also superb in his economical spell of 13 runs off 4 overs. Overall it was a superb come from behind win for MI. On the other hand, KKR have a lot of homework to do on their middle-order.
The man of the match was Rahul Chahar. He was the pick of the bowlers for MI as he took 4 wickets and gave away just 27 runs in his 4 overs.