Bumrah recorded the second-best figures of 5/10 by an Indian in the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) dashed all the slimmest of hopes of Mumbai Indians (MI) to qualify for the playoffs as the 2021 season finalists defeated the five-time champions MI by 52 runs in Match 56 of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Jasprit Bumrah was the star performer as the lethal pacer took 5/10 in his four-over spell to script his best ever bowling figures in the IPL and restrict KKR to a total of 165/9 in 20 overs. Defending the target, KKR’s Pat Cummins snared three scalps for just 22 runs to seal the fifth victory for his side this season.
Speaking about how the encounter unfolded, Rohit Sharma won the toss, and MI elected to field first. They made one change with injured Suryakumar Yadav, who is ruled out of the tournament, making way for Ramandeep Singh. KKR made a wholesale of five changes with Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Sheldon Jackson, Pat Cummins, and Varun Chakaravarthy coming into the side for Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, and Harshit Rana respectively.
Venkatesh finally struck form, scoring 43 runs off just 24 deliveries with three fours and four maximums. Rahane made 25 runs while Nitish Rana amassed 43 runs off 26 deliveries. Captain Shreyas Iyer and big-hitter Andre Russell managed to score only six and nine runs respectively while Rinku Singh remained unbeaten on 23 runs to take his side to a score of over 160 runs. Bumrah dismantled the Knight Riders with his five-wicket haul, which also included a triple-wicket maiden over.
Chasing 166 to win, Rohit’s disastrous campaign extended as he got dismissed for just two runs off the bowling of Tim Southee in the first over. Ishan Kishan racked up 51 runs off 43 deliveries with Tilak Varma scoring only six runs. Pat Cummins picked up three wickets in an over, which included well-settled Kishan’s wicket as MI’s innings collapsed.
Kieron Pollard failed yet again as he got out for 15 runs with his side getting bundled out for just 113 runs in 17.3 overs. KKR with ten points occupy the seventh spot in the table while MI remain at the bottom with just four points. For his five-for, Jasprit Bumrah, though he ended up on the losing side still managed to grab the Player of the Match award.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 56 between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2022:
64/1 – KKR registered their highest score of 64/1 in the powerplay in IPL 2022. Their previous best was 57/1 against Rajasthan Royals.
60 – Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer recorded the highest opening partnership (60) for KKR this season. The previous highest was 43 runs between the same pair against Chennai Super Kings.
5/10 – Jasprit Bumrah scripted his best bowling figures of 5/10 in the IPL. His previous best was 4/14 against Delhi Capitals in 2020.
9 – MI have now lost nine matches this season, which is the most they have in any edition. They suffered eight defeats each in 2009, and 2018.
2 – MI suffered their second-lowest total of 113 all out against KKR in the tournament. Their lowest score of 108 came at the Wankhede Stadium in 2012.
2 – Bumrah also achieved the second-best bowling performance by an MI bowler in the league. Alzarri Joseph tops the chart for picking up 6/12 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2019.
50 – Tim Southee appeared in his 50th IPL match.
4 – Andre Russell got dismissed to Bumrah for the fourth time in the IPL, which is the joint-most times he has been out by a bowler. Chris Morris has also got the better of Russell on four occasions.
18.18 – Rohit Sharma averages just 18.18 in 11 innings this season. He has scored 200 runs with the highest score of 43.
4 – Fourth time in five innings, Pat Cummins got rid of Ishan Kishan in the league.
3 – Bumrah registered the third-best bowling figures of 5/10 by a pacer in the tournament. Alzarri Joseph 6/12 against SRH in 2019 and Sohail Tanvir 6/14 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2008 hold the top two spots.
5 – Bumrah delivered a triple wicket maiden, which is the fifth instance by a bowler in the IPL and the second this year. Umran Malik achieved the same feat against Punjab Kings.
550 – Russell reached the landmark of 550 sixes in T20 cricket.
4 – Ishan got dismissed against Cummins for the fourth time in the IPL ,which is the second-most he has been dismissed by a bowler. Imran Tahir has taken his wicket five times.
5500 – Ajinkya Rahane completed the milestone of 5500 runs in the T20 matches.
2 – Bumrah is now tied with three others in the second position for picking up four or more wickets most times (3) by an Indian seamer in the league.
2 – Lethal pacer Bumrah recorded the second-best figures of 5/10 by an Indian in the tournament. Anil Kumble is on top for picking up 5/5 against Rajasthan Royals in 2009.