IPL 2024 KKR Vs MI: Match Highlights, Key Moments And Videos

Varun Chakravarthy was the hero for KKR vs MI (AP)Varun Chakravarthy was the hero for KKR vs MI (AP)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) walloped Mumbai Indians for the second time in two weeks to register their fourth successive win this IPL 2024 season.

The outcome also ensured that KKR became the first team of the season to qualify for the IPL 2024 playoffs.

Here’s the timeline of how KKR vs MI panned out in Kolkata-

KKR vs MI Highlights: Jasprit Bumrah, Thushara Strike Early For MI

Mumbai Indians new-ball paceman Nuwan Thushara deceived KKR’s in-form opener Phil Salt with a slower delivery in the first over of the innings. Thushara’s new-ball partner Jasprit Bumrah also struck in his first ball of the match by shattering Sunil Narine’s off-stump with a scorching in-swinger.

Thushara and Bumrah’s new-ball strikes helped Mumbai Indians take early advantage over KKR at 10-2.

KKR vs MI Highlights: Venkatesh Iyer Chips In With 42 In KKR’s Recovery

Number three Venkatesh Iyer pulled out a number of audacious strokes in his 21-ball 42 to lead KKR’s recovery after the early dismissals of both openers. The cricketer smacked six boundaries and two sixes and formed brief-yet-valiant stands with skipper Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana.

KKR vs MI Highlights: Rana, Russell, Rinku Push KKR To 157

After Mumbai Indians bowlers Anshul Kamboj and Piyush Chawla delivered timely breakthroughs to reduce KKR to 77-4, middle-order stars Nitish Rana (33 off 23 balls) and Andre Russell (24 off 14 balls) thwarted the visitor’s attack with an upsurge of backend boundaries.

Their sudden dismissals at 125-6 made little difference as Rinku Singh (20 off 12 balls) and Ramandeep Singh (17* off 8 balls) also unleashed cracking cameos to take KKR to a competitive 157-7 in their rain-curtailed 16-over innings.

KKR vs MI Highlights: Ishan Kishan The Aggressor In 65-Run Stand With Rohit

Chasing 158, Ishan Kishan bludgeoned five boundaries and a couple of huge sixes to blaze Mumbai Indians past the 50-run mark inside the opening powerplay. The dashing left-hander scored 40 runs from just 22 balls while partner Rohit Sharma struggled his way to a sluggish 24-ball 19 in their attacking 65-run opening partnership.

KKR vs MI Highlights: Chakravarthy, Russell-Induced Collapse Keep MI Down

Comfortably placed at 65-0 in a chase of 158, rampaging opener Ishan Kishan was outfoxed by Sunil Narine to become Mumbai Indians’ first wicket of the innings. Unfortunately for the visitors, his dismissal triggered a dramatic batting collapse as they soon collapsed to 92-5 courtesy of a couple of wickets each from spinner Varun Chakravarthy and fast bowler Andre Russell.

Harshit Rana also chipped in with two wickets at the death to keep Mumbai Indians down by 18 runs in the match.