Abu Dhabi: Rohit Sharma’s masterful 80 and a few lacklustre bowling and fielding from Kolkata Knight Riders helped Mumbai Indians publish 195/5 within the IPL match between the 2 sides on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium right here on Wednesday.
Rohit almost performed by the innings for his aspect, falling to Pat Cummins solely within the 18th over. KKR managed to limit MI within the final two overs after Rohit fell, with the four-time champions in any other case trying set to attain greater than 200 runs for a lot of the innings.
MI misplaced opener Quinton de Kock early. Suryakumar Yadav joined his skipper and the pair ended up giving their aspect a dominant begin.
Rohit and Suryakumar put up 90 for the second wicket, earlier than the latter fell whereas going for a dangerous double. Saurabh Tiwary and Hardik Pandya additionally gave in a position help to Rohit. Kieron Pollard, taking part in his 150th match for MI, tried to take advantage of as many runs as he might from the final over, scoring 13 from seven balls.
Rohit made the a lot of the repeated quick pitched deliveries that had been bowled to him by the KKR bowlers, who had a forgettable day within the center.
Pat Cummins, the costliest worldwide purchase within the IPL, was creamed for 49 runs in three overs with out tasting any success.
Temporary scores: MI 195/5 (Rohit Sharma 80, Suryakumar Yadav 47; Shivam Mavi 2/32) vs KKR