Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians, keep playoff hopes alive

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. KKR beat Mumbai by 52 runs to register their fifth win in the tournament. At the same time, this is the 9th defeat of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022. Mumbai is already out of the race for the playoffs, while Kolkata’s team has kept the hopes of reaching the playoffs alive. KKR now have 10 points in their account and the team has managed to move from 9th to 7th position in the points table.

In this match, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first. This decision of the captain did not prove to be right at first, but Jasprit Bumrah took five wickets to break the back of KKR. In such a situation, Kolkata scored 165 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. The target of 166 runs for Mumbai Indians seemed big when the wickets kept falling at frequent intervals of the team. Jasprit Bumrah’s 5 wickets and Ishan Kishan’s half-century did not work for the team.

Batting first, the KKR team scored 165 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs on the basis of 43 runs by Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer, 25 by Ajinkya Rahane and 23 by Rinku Singh. Jasprit Bumrah got five wickets. At the same time, Ishan Kishan played an innings of 51 runs for Mumbai. Apart from him, no batsman could score good runs. This was the reason why Mumbai team had to face defeat. If KKR win the remaining two matches by a huge margin, then the team will have chances of reaching the playoffs.

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