Starc Picks 4 Wickets as KKR Element MI from IPL 2024

Knight Riders spinners Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy strangled the Mumbai Indians batters in the first 10 overs as the hosts chase a target of 170. MI were reduced to 61/4 in the ninth over with Narine sending back Rohit Sharma and Varun Chakravarthy getting Naman Dhir and Tilak Varma.

Mitchell Starc dismissed Ishan Kishan in the second over. Starc went on to finish the match in spectacular fashion, taking three wickets in the second last over and thus helping KKR win by 24 runs. The Australian pacer finished with figures of 4/33 and KKR recorded their first victory over MI at the Wankhede Stadium of 12 years for the first time.

Earlier, KKR’s top order was shredded apart by MI inside the first seven overs of their innings after Hardik Pandya won the toss and chose to bowl first at the Wankhede.

Nuwan Thushara dismissed Phil Salt in the first over of the match and then got the wickets of Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Shreyas Iyer in the third. Jasprit Bumrah, meanwhile, bowled the second over and gave just two runs away. Hardik Pandya then cleaned up Sunil Narine after which Piyush Chawla sent back Rinku Singh with his first ball of the match in the seventh over.

Venkatesh Iyer and Manish Pandey then put up a partnership of 83 runs off 62 balls that resurrected the innings somewhat. Jasprit Bumrah was saved up until the last five overs came around. He ended up stopping KKR’s progress when at one point they looked capable of reaching 190, taking three wickets in the death overs. KKR were hence all out for a score of 169.

Coming to Mumbai Indian’s innings, Suryakumar Yadav’s played a brilliant fifty with 56 off 35 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Apart from him, none of the payers could make an impact in the game. Ishan Kishan was dismissed at 13, Rohit Sharma scored 11 runs off 12 balls, and Naman Dhir was dismissed at 11. Apart from them, Tilak Varma scored 4 off 6 balls, Nehal Wadhera scored 6 off 11 balls, and Captain Hardik Pandya scored 1 off 3 balls. The Mumbai Indians were shot out for 145 in 18.5 overs. KKR’s Mitchell Starc took 4 wickets while Varun Chakravarathy, Sunil Narine, and Andre Russell took 2 wickets each.

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