On Tuesday, Mumbai Indians (MI) turned the tables against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) of their second match of IPL 2021 on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Batting first, the Mumbai-based franchise may solely submit 152 on board of their allotted 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav was the best scorer for MI with 56 runs off 36 balls together with seven fours and two sixes.
KKR have been seeking to comfortably win the sport with their openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill sharing a 72 run stand. Whereas Rana scored a 47-ball 47, Gill blasted off by scoring 33 runs off 27 balls.
Nonetheless, their innings was halted resulting from steady breakthroughs supplied by leg-spinner Rahul Chahar at first rate intervals.
Chahar cleared the KKR high order by taking the primary 4 batsmen of their batting order. He eliminated Gill, Rana, Rahul Tripathi and Eoin Morgan. Thus, the teen laid the strain on the decrease order of the Kolkata-based franchise
KKR got here as shut as needing 31 runs off 5 overs with six wickets in hand however couldn’t end the sport on a excessive word and misplaced by ten runs.
Within the post-match convention, Chahar, when requested about Rohit Sharma’s recommendation throughout the recreation, responded that the MI captain solely requested him to show the ball. He backed the leg-break bowler and requested him to bowl with full confidence. Chahar additionally revealed that even the veteran Indian opener generally struggles to select up his balls.
He (Rohit Sharma) didn’t say a lot. He at all times tells me that bowl with full confidence as you’re a excellent bowler. He tells me that he generally struggles to select some balls when he bats in opposition to me within the nets. He requested to maintain the main target and attempt to flip the ball,” Chahar mentioned.
The Bharatpur-born lad went on so as to add that he had the arrogance to show the match since he knew solely a spinner may accomplish that on Chepauk’s spin-friendly wicket.“I knew that on this match, if somebody needed to flip issues round then, it needed to be a spinner. I had the arrogance in myself,” added Chahar.
Speaking in regards to the area placements, Rahul mentioned Rohit had arrange an aggressive area that gave them a psychological benefit.
“Sure, we get a psychological higher hand. Rohit Sharma employed a slip and close-in fielder to Andre Russell). Even once I was bowling to Rahul Tripathi, we had 2 covers and a slip. Even for Eoin Morgan, we had a slip and a leg slip. It reveals we’re attacking and assured.”
The Rajasthan cricketer bagged the ‘Participant of the Match’ award for his excellent efficiency of 27 for 4 in his allotted 4 overs.
MI will play their subsequent match in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on April 17 on the identical venue.