the winning streak of Kolkata is broken and Mumbai once again proves too good on the field when Mumbai defeated Kolkata by 5 runs. Narrow Margin but a win always is a win.
Batting first Mumbai got a good start thanks to both their players getting some runs on the board. But, they lost 2 quick wickets after that. After the 3rd wicket was down, Pandya came into bat and he was the one that took Mumbai to a good total. He scored his blazing 61 in only 31 balls and that took Mumbai to a fighting total of 171 runs by loosing the 4 wickets. Shakib was the most successful bowler for Kolkata and perhaps if it wasn’t for him then Mumbai might have gotten a better score. He took 2 wickets in his 4 overs by giving away only 22 runs.
Coming into bat, Kolkata got to a better start than their opponents. But, they were loosing wickets regularly and that allowed Mumbai to restrain them. Pathan scored 52 of 37 balls and he was the one that took Kolkata close to the total. After him, however, only Shakib managed to get past 20 and thus Kolkata failed to reach the total. They fell short by only 5 runs. the best bowler for Kolkata was Pollard who took 1 wicket for 6 runs in his 1 over.
Match of – Mumbai Indians VS Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai – 171/4
Kolkata – 166/7
Result – Mumbai Indians won by 5 runs
Man of the match – Pandey