IPL 2021, Match 5: KKR vs MI, Stats Review – Mumbai’s spectacular record against KKR continues, Andre Russell’s milestones and more stats
Andre Russell became only the second bowler to pick a fifer against Mumbai Indians in IPL.
Updated - Apr 14, 2021 12:00 am
Mumbai Indians registered a nerve-wrenching win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL clash played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Mumbai team had set a target of 153 runs for KKR in this game, but the latter capitulated in the chase managing only 142/7 in 20 overs, losing the match by 10 runs. Earlier in the first innings, Mumbai got all out for 152 runs in 20 overs, with the highest contribution of 56 runs in 36 balls coming from Suryakumar Yadav. Andre Russell took 5 wickets for 15 runs for 2 overs in the end overs.
Chasing this target, Kolkata made a brilliant start with their openers Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana adding 72 runs for the first wicket. Nitish Rana played a fine knock of 57 runs off 47 balls with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes. Rahul Chahar changed the game in the middle overs for Mumbai picking up 4 wickets for 27 runs in his 4 overs. KKR needed 15 runs to win in the last over but Trent Boult gave only 4 runs.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the clash between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021:
12 – This was the 12th loss for Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians in the last 13 matches in IPL.
2 – Andre Russell became only the second bowler to pick a fifer against Mumbai Indians in IPL. The other five-wicket haul was also taken in this season by Harshal Patel in the season opener. Russell’s figures are the best by any bowler against MI in the tournament history.
13 – Nitish Rana smashed his 13th IPL half-century in this match. Among the uncapped players, he has the most fifties, followed by the teammate Rahul Tripathi (6).
1- Russell took only 2 overs to complete his five-wicket haul which are the least overs taken to complete a fifer in an IPL innings.
2014– Rohit Sharma bowled in this match giving away 9 runs off his only over. He bowled in an IPL game after a long gap of 7 years, with the last instance coming in 2014.
4– Rahul Chahar picked up 4 wickets for 27 runs in this game. This was the first time he picked up a 4-fer in his IPL career, and thus registered his best bowling figures in the league.
3 – Andre Russell is the third bowler and the first pacer to pick a fifer for KKR in IPL. He also registered the best bowling figures for Kolkata in an IPL match.
2– This was only the second time in an IPL match that two bowlers took 4 or more wickets from each side.
6– Andre Russell became the sixth bowler today in IPL to register a fifer in a losing cause. His figures are third-best in losing cause in the league.