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Post Match Analysis of MI vs KKR

Pat Cummins scores an unbelievable 14 ball half century to win against Mumbai Indians.

Post Match Analysis of MI vs KKR

Post Match Analysis of MI vs KKR – Pat Cummins the fast bowling sensation came from nowhere as he scored an unbeaten 56 runs in 15 balls. KKR now has won 3 matches out of 4 and has started to knock on the door of the play-offs. MI on the other side has joined CSK as both the teams now have lost 3 out of 3. MI is known to be slow-starters but losing 3 won’t keep them in a good place as bouncing back won’t be easy.

Post Match Analysis of MI vs KKR

History says that MI has clinched the title after losing 5 matches in a row (2015 edition where MI had won the title). Calculation wise it looks good but in the practical sense, it looks tough as this year’s IPL has a slightly different flavor in it.

All in all, MI has to go back to the drawing board and hope that they start winning quickly otherwise winning 7-8 matches consecutively won’t be easy.

KKR was set a target of 162 runs by the 5-time Champions MI. KKR had a mediocre power-play as they scored 35 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Scoring was not easy as there was less due which meant that the score can be defended.

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MI had restricted KKR for 101-5 inside 14 overs which meant that KKR would require at least 9-10 runs per over. Then came Pat Cummins, he was just lethal from the Word Go. He changed the dynamics of the match as he struck a 14 ball half-century and made a statement that he is a handy batter too. Within a blink of an eye, the match changed as KKR hunted down the target with 4 overs left in the tank.

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Cummins was unbeaten with a score of 56 runs in 15 balls where he scored 4 fours and 6 sixes. He was seen showing no mercy which was the specialty of the knock. Cummins was well accompanied by Venkatesh Iyer who scored 50 runs in 41 balls, the left-handed batter laid the foundation of the run chase which was a must.

KKR had won the toss and had elected to bowl first. KKR’s bowlers bowled impeccable lines and lengths and made scoring quite difficult. The power-play overs yielded 35 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. At the end of 11 overs, MI’s score was 55-3 and it looked like MI would score around 130 odd runs.

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Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma resurrected the innings. Suryakumar Yadav scored a well-deserved half-century of 52 runs in 36 balls which included 5 fours and 2 sixes.

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In the last over Kieron Pollard smashed 3 sixes off Pat Cummins and took MI’s total to 161-4 and all of sudden, it looked like Mumbai Indians had a chance to open their account. KKR would be over the moon as who would have expected Pat Cummins to play a match-winning knock when you already have got the services of Andre Russell. All in all, KKR would be happy as of now they are the table-toppers in the Tata IPL 2022.

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Varad Sandeep Vaichal is a Cricket Analyst and Sports Journalist at Empire Weekly.

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