MI beats KKR by 49 Runs: Rohit Man of The Match: MI vs KKR -ShaamTak

MI beats KKR by 49 Runs: Rohit Man of The Match: MI vs KKR -ShaamTak

Mumbai Indians (MI) never won a single match in UAE ground but Yesterday, they did so well in the bowling and as well as in batting to won their first match in UAE and as well as in IPL2020. Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs in KKR’s first match of the IPL2020.

Mumbai Indians in IPL (UAE)
Lost to KKR by 41 runs
Lost to RCB by 7 wkts
Lost to CSK by 7 wkts
Lost to DD by 6 wkts
Lost to SRH by 15 runs
Lost to CSK by 5 wkts
Won vs KKR by 49 runs*

While Kolkata won their first match in all the IPL’s from 2013 but they broke the chain and loses to Mumbai Indian.

KKR in the first match of the season
2013 – Won v DD
2014 – Won v MI
2015 – Won v MI
2016 – Won v DD
2017 – Won v GL
2018 – Won v RCB
2019 – Won v SRH
2020 – Lost v MI

Alongside Mumbai Indians won their 10th match in the last 11 matches played with Kolkata Knight Riders. The most matches won by a single team to another is also between Mumbai and Kolkata.

Most wins against an opponent in IPL
20 MI vs KKR
17 KKR vs KXIP
17 MI vs CSK
16 MI vs RCB
15 CSK vs DC
15 CSK vs RCB
Last 11 matches: MI 10; KKR 1

Rohit Sharma (Man of The Match)

Rohit Sharma with his 80 runs in 54 balls got MoM (Man of the Match) and said, “It was only two players from the 2014 squad. It was all about how we executed our plans today, we were in good positions and it was all about being ruthless. The wicket was good and dew was coming down. I back myself to play the pull shots and have practiced quite a bit. Pretty happy with the performance of my squad. All my shots were good (laughs), can’t pick one. I haven’t played a lot of cricket in the last six months’ time and was looking to spend some time in the middle; it didn’t come out well in the first innings but glad to have done it tonight. We never knew that the IPL would happen in the UAE so we wanted a pace attack that was strong for the Wankhede. But the ball was seaming around for the first six overs over here as well. We haven’t played much with Trent Boult and Pattinson, but it was good that we were on the same page. It takes a lot out of you to play in these conditions. Maybe I was a bit tired in the end and it was a lesson for us that one set batsmen need to bat deep till the end. We’ve seen it in the past and that’s what I tried to do.”

Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh karthik made his statement after match and said, “I think we had areas to do well in bat and ball. I think it was a pretty rusty day to be honest, I don’t want to get too analytical about it but it’s ok the boys realise where they could have done better. Couple of the guys – Cummins and Morgan – just finished their quarantine today, it is hard – playing in the heat and getting used to the conditions. Don’t want to be too analytical, the boys put in a good effort. I haven’t had the conversation about that (regarding tweaking the top order) with Baz, will let you know by the next game.”

Trent Boult

Trent also told about his performance in the match, “I wouldn’t say I’m comfortable in these heat and conditions. It’s a big challenge to bowl against the likes of Morgan and Russell but it’s nice to come out on the winning side tonight. I have been bowling back in New Zealand and it’s the winter there, that’s been the biggest challenge but everyone is excited to have cricket around and I’m sure there will be a few crackers going ahead. New franchise for me this year, great bunch of guys, hopefully we can keep the winning ways.”

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