Steady 5-wicket haul for Andre Russell limited to MI 152: Suryakumar Yadav scored a half-century for Mumbai and Rohit Sharma scored 43 runs. For Kolkata, Andre Russell won the toss with five wickets for 15 runs and took the bowling of KKR bowling for Mumbai with captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock started the batting. Harbhajan Singh bowled the first over for Kolkata. Bhajji gave only three runs in the first over, Mumbai team’s first wicket fell to 10 runs.
Surya, playing on the front foot, played a tremendous innings of 56 runs with the help of seven fours and two sixes from 36 balls. Rohit and Surya together shared a 76-run partnership for the second wicket. Kolkata bowlers did not allow Mumbai Indians lower batting order to last. Windies all-rounder Andre Russell teamed up with young bowler Krishna to cheaply tackle explosive batsmen like Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard.
In 20 overs of the Friends innings, Krunal Pandya somehow brought Mumbai’s score to 150, but after that Russell got out the first Krunal by wreaking havoc. Krunal scored 15 runs off nine balls with the help of three fours. After this, Russell dismissed Jaspreet Bumrah (0) and Rahul Chahar (8) to pile up Mumbai’s innings. Friends, Mumbai team could score 152 runs in 20 overs.