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KKR vs MI Match Highlights: IPL 2024


IPL  •  13 May, 2024  •  75,827 Views  •  ⭐ 4.5

Written by Anand Swami


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In the electrifying atmosphere of Eden Gardens, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) faced off in a pivotal IPL 2024 clash that was not just a game, but a battle for pride and playoffs. Under the gloomy skies, the match was shortened to 16 overs a side, adding an extra layer of urgency to the contest.

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With KKR's eyes set on a playoff spot and MI playing for honour after being knocked out of contention, both teams had everything to play for. This high-stakes backdrop set the stage for an encounter filled with strategic brilliance, exceptional performances, and dramatic moments that defined the essence of cricket.

Strong Start for KKR

Venkatesh Iyer
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Kolkata Knight Riders took to the field with a robust batting lineup after Mumbai Indians' skipper Hardik Pandya chose to bowl first in a rain-curtailed 16-over game. Venkatesh Iyer, known for his aggressive batting style, led the charge with a swift 42 off 21 balls, including multiple boundaries that disrupted MI's bowling strategy early on.

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Rinku Singh and Andre Russell added firepower in the middle overs with quick scores of 20 and 24, respectively. Nitish Rana also played a crucial knock, adding 33 runs off just 23 balls, which included crisp boundaries and a six, propelling KKR to a competitive total of 157 for 7. This collective effort set a challenging pace for the Mumbai Indians to chase, underscoring KKR’s strategic batting depth.

MI's Response and Early Setbacks

Sunil Narine
Image Credits: Times of India
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