Sharma’s 80 Helps Mumbai Beat Kolkata By 49 Runs In IPL

Sharma’s 80 Helps Mumbai Beat Kolkata By 49 Runs In IPL

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates: Title-holder Mumbai Indians earned an emphatic 49-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday to collect their first points in the Indian Premier League.

Captain Rohit Sharmas blistering knock of 80 off 54 balls propelled Mumbai to 195-5 after Kolkata skipper Dinesh Karthik continued the trend of fielding first in this years IPL after winning the toss.

Kolkata fell apart in their run chase against a three-pronged Mumbai pace attack with Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and James Pattinson all claiming two wickets each and restricting the opposition to 146-9.

Pat Cummins, batting at No. 8, top-scored with 33 as Kolkata kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Indias premier fast bowler Bumrah sealed the game for Mumbai in the 16th over when he claimed the wickets of big-hitters Eoin Morgan (16) and Andre Russell (11).

Mumbai lost their first game against Chennai Super Kings, who also have two points from two matches after losing to Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.


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