Bangla Hunt Desk: Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders met in the fifth match of IPL yesterday. In this match, Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs and picked up their first win in the IPL. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to bat first. Batting first, Mumbai Indians set a target of 196 runs in front of Kolkata. KKR's innings ended with 146 runs for the loss of 9 wickets at the end of 20 overs.
KKR captain Dinesh Karthi looks very disappointed after the match loss. “We should have done better in this match,” he said. We need to improve in both batting and bowling. However, there were a number of experienced cricketers who could have done better in this match but they did not perform as expected, which is to say that Dinesh Karthik pointed the finger at Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins.
The Kolkata Knight Riders picked up Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins in the auction, but there was no sign of them in the first match. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik himself admits this. In this context, Karthik said, “Morgan and Pat Cummins have just returned to the field after the quarantine episode. And so in the first match, it was a little difficult for them to cope with this terrible heat of Amirshahi. Hopefully, from the next match, they will get back to their old rhythm and play an important role in the team's victory.