Bangla Hunt Desk: After losing the opening match of IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders faced Mumbai Indians yesterday. In this match, Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs. Captain Rohit Sharma's wide bat helped Mumbai win easily. Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Bolters bowled with great rhythm. On the other hand, the foreign cricketers of Kolkata could not be found near the familiar rhythm. Absolutely failed were Russell, Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan.
KKR captain Dinesh Karthik decided to field first after winning the toss in Abu Dhabi. Batting first, Mumbai Indians set a target of 196 runs in front of Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders lost one wicket after another in the beginning to chase this big target. KKR opener Shubhaman Gill was caught by Trent Bolt for just 7 runs. Shortly after that, another Kolkata opener Sunil Narine returned to the dressing room with 9 runs.
Then KKR captain Dinesh Karthik took the bat. Despite having great T20 specialist batsmen like Russell and Eoin Morgan in the Kolkata team, Kolkata fans are wondering why Karthik came down so early. No other Kolkata batsman has been able to shine with the bat. Towards the end, Pat Cummins played a stormy innings, but it was not enough to win. In the end, KKR lost their first match by 49 runs and Mumbai Indians won.