MI vs KKR
MI vs KKR

IPL 2020 MI vs KKR Highlights: Mumbai Indians is set to play the 32nd match of IPL 2020 against Kolkata knight Riders. Mumbai Indians will grab the top position in the IPL 2020 points table if they win this match.

KKR with their new skipper gets in to play their 8th match of IPL 2020. Without any prior announcement, Dinesh Karthik steps down from the KKR captaincy and let Eoin Morgan to lead.

Match: Mumbai Indians(MI) vs Kolkata knight Riders(KKR)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Toss Details: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opt to bat

Captains View 

Eoin Morgan | KKR skipper

We are gonna bat first. The wicket looks good, hopefully, we can get a good score on the board. It all happened yesterday (the captaincy change), DK came to myself and head coaches, decided it is better for the team and he also needs to focus on his batting. It just shows the culture we’ve created. We have made two changes. Banton and Nagarkoti go out. Mavi and Green come in.

Rohit Sharma | MI skipper

Feel confident. We had a great last game here, it’s another challenge to come out and chase a target. It gives us another opportunity to come out and express ourselves. It is important to make sure everyone are fresh, not playing for a long period is easy for players to get injured.

We have one chance. James Pattinson misses out and Nathan Coulter-Nile comes in. We are managing the workload and that’s the thought behind it.

Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.

Mumbai Indians(MI) 

Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

MI vs KKR Highlights

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Batting

Tripathi and Shubman Gill get in to the crease to lead KKR. Boult dismissed Tripathi in his second over and makes a massive blow for KKR. Within the powerplay, KKR loses another wicket as Rana walks to Pavillion after scoring 5 runs. KKR gets in trouble after losing their two top-order batsmen while scoring 33 runs.

KKR former skipper DK gets in to the crease. Rahul Chahar in his first over makes an impressive work for MI by dismissing Gill and DK in back-to-back balls of the over. Losing 4 wickets at an early stage lands KKR in trouble.

Rahul Chahar dismissed DK and Gill of the same over
Rahul Chahar dismissed DK and Gill of the same over

KKR seeks a partnership which is much needed for them at this stage. KKR skipper Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins with a much-needed partnership drag KKR to score 148 runs for 5 wicket loss. Cummins made his half-century in 35 deliveries which pump the KKR score to this range.

Lowest totals batting first in IPL 2020
142/4 SRH v KKR Abu Dhabi
148/5 KKR v MI Abu Dhabi
154/6 RR v RCB Abu Dhabi
157/8 DC v KXIP Dubai

Mumbai Indians(MI) Batting

For a team like MI chasing a target with 150 would be a simple task to do. Rohit Sharma and de Kock gets in to lead MI. de Kock starts to hit aggressively as this duo makes 51 runs for no wicket loss at the end of the powerplay.

de Kock makes his half-century in 25 deliveries and sets MI in a safe zone. Finally, Mavi makes a breakthrough by dismissing MI skipper while scoring 35 runs. Though MI lose another wicket de Kock seems unstoppable. Hardik and de Kock lead MI to the glorious victory. MI registered their 21st win over KKR in IPL.

de Kock with a six reached his half-century in 25 deliveries
de Kock with a six reached his half-century in 25 deliveries

Finally, MI beat KKR by 8 wickets and grabs the top position in the IPL 2020 points table.

Watch MI vs KKR highlights

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Man of the match 

Quinton de Kock | MI

To be honest, I’m not very sure – it’s the best shot I have in my armory (talking about his leg-side game), I like to play it and it’s nice when it comes off. It’s all about keeping my balance, I don’t work too much on the cross-bat shots, it’s important to stay in the line while playing those.

I was disappointed at not finishing it off last game, Mahela had a word to us – he keeps us in check, in focus, it’s nice to have such people around. I have played enough to not think too much about the keeping – everyone does drop catches and I’m not any different. I’m working on some aspects of the keeping, but I think I can keep improving on that aspect of the game

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