Twitter reacts as KKR beats MI to keep their playoff hopes alive in IPL 2022

The 56th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) was played on Monday 9 May between the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) and Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 52 runs against Mumbai Indians to win their 5th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and their hopes for play-offs are still alive.

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Previously, Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to field first and made one forced change in the playing XI when Ramandeep Singh replaced Suryakumar Yadav, who was injured and banned from the entire tournament.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders again made many changes to the playing XI as Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Pat Cummins, Sheldon Jackson and Ajinkya Rahane Shivam Mavi, Anukul Roy, Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith and Harshit replaced Rana in the XI play.

Pat Cummins and Venkatesh Iyer. Image: IPL

Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane led off the innings for the Knight Riders and all-rounder Daniel Sams led the charge for Mumbai Indians, giving up just 4 runs in the first.

In the 6th over, Kumar Kartikeya got the first break for Mumbai Indians (MI) by sacking lead-off hitter Venkatesh Iyer, who scored 43 runs off 24 balls, including 3 fours and 4 sixes, and at the end of the power play KKR was at 64 / 1.

jasprit bumrah.  Photo IPL
jasprit bumrah. Photo IPL

Kumar Kartikeya took the second wicket of the match by sacking Ajinkya Rahane for 25 in the 11th over. Soon, Shreyas Iyer was cleared by Murugan Ashwin in the 14th over. In the 15th over, Jasprit Bumrah produced a two-wicket over by sacking Andre Russell and Nitish Rana.

Then Bumrah produced a magical triple wicket maiden over in the 18th over of the match by sacking Sheldon Jackson, Pat Cummins and Sunil Narine. With the help of Bumrah’s magic spell and the decent performances of other bowlers, Mumbai Indians were able to limit Kolkata Knight Riders at 165/9.

Rohit Sharma.  Photo IPL
Rohit Sharma. Photo IPL

Chasing for goal, Rohit Sharma was sacked for 2 in the first over from pacer Tim Southee and 19 year old Tilak Varma was sacked by Andre Russell in the 5th over. At the end of the power play, the Mumbai Indians were 37/2.

Wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan and Ramandeep Singh had a partnership of 37 runs before the latter was sacked by Andre Russell in the 11th left.

Then it was MI’s batting horror show as Tim David was sacked by Varun Chakravarthy in the 13th over and Pat Cummins produced a 3-wicket over in the 15th over by sacking Ishan Kishan, Daniel Sams and Murugan Ashwin. In the end, Kieron Pollard failed again and the Mumbai Indians were out for 113.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to IPL 2022 Match between MI and KKR:

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