IPL 2020: Match 5, KKR vs MI – Mumbai Indians Player Ratings

Rohit and Co notched their 20th victory over the Knight Riders.

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Mumbai Indians (MI), after their loss to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), made amends in their second game of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). The team, led by Rohit Sharma, beat the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 49 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Right from the very start, Rohit and Co put their best foot forward and hardly allowed the Knights to stage a comeback. MI also extended their win-count against KKR to as many as 20, opening their account in the tournament.

After they got 195 for five in their 20 overs, the Mumbai-based franchise never allowed the Men on Gold and Purple to get a foothold back into the game. For KKR, Pat Cummins got a 12-ball 33, but it only mitigated the damage. The victory has also taken MI to the top of the points table.

Here are the MI Player Ratings for the match: –

Rohit Sharma- 9.5/10

Rohit Sharma continued his decent record against the Knight Riders. He got 80 off 54 balls with the help of three fours and six sixes. He got to his half-century off 39 balls. Rohit also smashed Pat Cummins for a massive over-boundary over deep mid-wicket. Sharma also led from the front.

Quinton de Kock- 2.5/10

Quinton de Kock didn’t have the greatest of outings with the bat in hand. He perished to Shivam Mavi in the second over of MI’s innings. He tried to pull the pacer and got a top-edge, caught by Nikhil Naik. With the keeping gloves, he took a sharp catch to send the dangerous Sunil Narine back.

Suryakumar Yadav- 8.5/10

Suryakumar Yadav was one of the main reasons why MI plundered 59 runs in the powerplay. The right-hander scored 47 runs off 28 balls with six fours and a six, striking at 167.85. Yadav was involved in a 90-run stand with the skipper. In the 11th over, he was run out at the non-striker’s end.

Saurabh Tiwary- 7/10

Saurabh Tiwary was in decent form against the Super Kings  and he carried over the form in the second game as well. In 13 balls, the left-hander notched 21 runs with a four and a six, both of which came off Cummins. Tiwary got out to Sunil Narine after failing to read a carrom ball from the latter.

Hardik Pandya- 7/10

Hardik Pandya came to bat in the 16th over and didn’t flatter to deceive. The Gujarat-born scored 18 runs off 13 balls with the help of two fours and a six. With the cameo, he injected momentum to the MI innings. It was Andre Russell, who accounted for his wicket after he smashed his own stumps.

Kieron Pollard- 7.5/10

Kieron Pollard didn’t make a significant contribution, but he did his bit with precision. He came to bat in the 18th over and notched a seven-ball 13 with one four. With the ball in hand, he gave away a mere 21 runs and picked up the crucial wicket of Nitish Rana, who was looking ominous at 24.

Krunal Pandya- 2/10

Krunal Pandya didn’t have much to do in the game. With the bat in hand, the southpaw scored one off three balls. He wasn’t entrusted with the ball either. In the only over he bowled, he gave away 10 runs, having conceded two fours. He is expected to be a vital cog going forward in the tournament.

James Pattinson-  9

James Pattinson was accurate and also made breakthroughs. In his first spell, the Aussie paceman nipped out Narine with the short-pitched delivery. The he removed Pat Cummins, who got a quickfire 33 off 12. He was economical as he conceded 25 runs with 13 dots to show for his efforts.

Rahul Chahar- 9

Rahul Chahar bowled tight lines and never allowed the batters to get under his skin. To start with, he got rid of opposition skipper Dinesh Karthik, who threatened with a 23-ball 30. In his final spell, Chahar pinned Mavi. Also, in his four overs, he gave away only 26 runs with 11 dot deliveries.

Trent Boult- 8

Trent Boult started his spell with a maiden over, putting pressure on the KKR batting right away. He also gave MI their first breakthrough, nipping out the young Shubman Gill. In his last spell, the New Zealand fast bowler also dismissed Nikhil Naik. In four overs, Boult conceded only 30 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah- 8.5/10

Jasprit Bumrah conceded only five runs in his first three overs. Moreover, he dismissed the dangerous Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan in the same over to pull the curtains down on KKR’s chances of a victory. But in the last over, Pat Cummins rattled his bowling figures, scoring 27 runs.