13 Apr 2021: IPL 2021: KKR bowl well to restrict MI to 152
Kolkata Knight Riders bowled well to restrict the Mumbai Indians to 152/10 in match number five of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season.
KKR started well before Suryakumar Yadav played a solid innings and Rohit Sharma chipped in with 43.
The eastern giants were always in the game, picking wickets at regular intervals.
Here is the mid-innings report.
PP overs: MI manage 42/1 in the powerplay overs
KKR did reasonably well in the powerplay overs.
Harbhajan Singh opened with a fruitful opening over, conceding just three.
In the next over, Varun Chakravarthy got the key wicket of Quinton de Kock.
From there on, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav took charge.
KKR didn't offer many freebies as Surya on the other hand played some gorgeous looking shots as MI managed 42/1.
Surya: How good is Suryakumar Yadav?
Suryakumar Yadav had a stunning time at the crease.
He came in and smacked Harbhajan for three fours in his second over.
The Indian cricketer welcomed Prasidh Krishna by hitting two fours and a six in the eighth over.
Surya looked comfortable and timed the ball superbly.
He racked up a 36-ball 56, hitting seven fours and two sixes.
Spinners: KKR spinners do an able job
Shakib Al Hasan (1/23) showed his value with the ball, getting the priced wicket of Surya.
With an economy rate of 5.80, the Bangladesh cricketer kept things under control.
Varun Chakravarthy chipped in as well, giving away 27 from four overs.
Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh (0/17) was rocked in his second over.
Together, the KKR spin quartet registered figures of 67/2 in 10 overs.
Cummins: Cummins excels with figures of 2/24, Russell shines
Cummins (2/24) was vital for the Knights, claiming two prized wickets in the form of Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma.
He bowled a good short ball as Kishan managed to find the fielder after the ball hurried on to him.
He then got the dangerous Rohit with an off-cutter.
Meanwhile, Andre Russell claimed five wickets at the death.
He has six wickets this season.