Suryakumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians smashed a half-century against Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Tuesday in an ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Suryakumar Yadav scored his 13th half-century in the IPL with a pair of sixes and seven boundaries. Suryakumar flicked one off his pads off Prasidh Krishna in the tenth over, and the ball flew out of the park. Hardik Pandya seemed shell-shocked in the dugout when the ball cleared the stadium.
As Mumbai Indians endured another batting slump, only Suryakumar Yadav (56) and Rohit Sharma (43) got moving.
Andre Russell was the best of the KKR bowlers, taking his first five-wicket haul in the IPL.
On the final ball of the Mumbai Indians’ innings, Russell dismissed Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Janssen, Rahul Chahar, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Russell’s spell contributed to KKR’s 152-run victory over Mumbai Indians’ batting lineup.
KKR got off to a strong start in pursuit of a 153-run mark, as Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana put on a 72-run partnership for the first wicket.
Gill was dismissed for 33 runs, but Rana persisted and scored his second half-century in the ongoing IPL 2021.
KKR kept losing wickets at regular intervals, and after Nitish Rana was stumped by Rahul Chahar, the batsmen who came in couldn’t get moving, and they finally lost by ten runs.