Twitter Reactions: Mumbai Indians stay alive in the hunt with crucial win over KKR
Here are the best tweets from the game.
Updated - May 6, 2018 7:56 pm
Earlier in the game, the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Mumbai Indians got off to a flying start with their openers, Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav, adding 91 runs for the first wicket. The partnership was broken in the 10th over by Andre Russell, who dismissed Evin Lewis on 43 (28). A couple of overs later, Rohit Sharma (11) was also sent packing by Sunil Narine.
Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav, who has been in sensational form this season, reached yet another fifty this season. He was dismissed on 59 that came off just 39 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. Andre Russell was the man who got the breakthrough for KKR. After Suryakumar’s dismissal, the innings suddenly lost the momentum. Eventually, it was Hardik Pandya who managed to get the final flourish for the hosts.
Hardik scored an unbeaten 35 off 20 deliveries to take the MI total to 181/4 in the stipulated 20 overs. In the run chase, the KKR camp sprung a surprise by letting Shubman Gill open with Chris Lynn. The move did not work and both openers perished cheaply. Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana played decently well to hold the run chase in proper shape. While Rana scored 31 off 27 balls, Robin Uthappa hammered a quick 54 off just 35 deliveries.
Uthappa was dropped earlier in the innings by Mayank Markande. Luckily for Mumbai Indians, the drop did not cost them dearly. The dismissals of Uthappa and Rana in quick succession hurt the run chase. Eventually, it boiled down to KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik to rally the run chase. Karthik remained unbeaten on 36 off 26 deliveries as KKR finished with 168/6 in their 20 overs to lose by 13 runs.
Here is how the fans reacted to the MI vs KKR match:
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) May 6, 2018
4-0-18-3 :Sir Jadeja Yesterday.
4-0-19-2: Hardik Pandya Today.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 6, 2018
Most consecutive wins vs an opponent in IPL:
8 RCB v DD (2011-15) +
8 KKR v KXIP (2014-17)
7 CSK v DD (2012-15)
7 RR v DD (2013-18)
7 MI v KKR (2015-18) *
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) May 6, 2018
As usual the comeback from MI begins. Well done #IPL18
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) May 6, 2018
— Arun Venugopal (@scarletrun) May 6, 2018
This is a really imp win for @mipaltan they stay alive. @krunalpandya24 s catch won them this game. Good for the tournament. @KKRiders will need to rethink Narine in the middle order. Doesn’t work. #MIvsKKR
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 6, 2018
And they laughed at me when I called it in the mid show that "MI will win by 12 runs" … Almost correct ? #CricbuzzLIVE
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) May 6, 2018
Superb defence by @mipaltan. At one stage Uthupa and Rana threatened to run away with match. Hardik my MOM for all-round contribution
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 6, 2018
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 6, 2018
— Manya (@CSKian716) May 6, 2018
SRK should teach Dinesh Karthik how to HIT in Wankhede #MIvKKR
— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) May 6, 2018
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) May 6, 2018
The only place SRK hates in Mumbai is Wankhede
— Dr. Gill (@ikpsgill1) May 6, 2018
Krunal Pandya, clutch player #MIvKKR
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 6, 2018
— Nikhil Patidar (@dats_nikhil) May 6, 2018
Krunal Pandya should steal purple cap from brother just for that last over & Wonder full catch !!#MIvKKR
— Boring… (@graphicalcomic) May 6, 2018
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 6, 2018
— Murtaza Asgar (@toysoldier92) May 6, 2018
— Arani Basu (@AraniBasuTOI) May 6, 2018
Back of a length delivery from Krunal Pandya which was sloshed with an amazing straight drive from Robin Uthappa for four!
Robin ne khilaya Krunal ko Uthappa.
— Febin Benjamin (@Fabianski17) May 6, 2018
*Misses a ball*
*Looks at umpire*
Repeat 10x times#IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 6, 2018