Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by five wickets in match 15 of IPL 2022. Batting first, the Mumbai Indians put up 161 runs on the board with majority of the runs coming from their middle order. Captain Rohit Sharma, who otherwise has great numbers against KKR, fell for just 3 runs while his opening partner Ishan Kishan wasted quite a few balls before getting out for 14 runs.
Dewald Brevis, batting one down, scored 29 off 19, while Suryakumar Yadav hit a brilliant half century. Tilak Verma and Kieron Pollard remained not out on 38 and 22 each. Pollard batted at a terrific strike of 440. His 22 runs came off just five balls.
Pat Cummins, playing his first game of the season, picked up two wickets for KKR but leaked 49 runs. Umesh Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy chipped in with a wicket each.
Chasing 162, KKR lost Ajinkya Rahane early but the other opener – Venkatesh Iyer, stayed put at the crease till the end, finishing on an unbeaten 50. KKR’s middle order collapsed like a pack of cards, with Iyer getting little to no support. However, Pat Cummins played a blinder of an innings down the order to change the course of the game. The pace bowling allrounder scored an unbeaten 56 off just 15 balls at a strike rate of over 373.
Daniel Sams conceded the most runs for MI. He gave away 50 runs in three overs, while Tymal Mills was the second worst bowler with an economy rate of 12.67.
KKR are now right at the top of the points table after winning three of their four games, while Mumbai find themselves at number 9 after losing all their games thus far.
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