In Match 37 of IPL 2018, the Mumbai Indians were up against the Kolkata Knight Riders. During the coin toss, KKR won and opted to bowl first. Openers, Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis got off to a good start and quickly raced off. The former reached his half-century before going down for 59 runs, off the bowling of Andre Russell. Lewis departed for 43, off Russell again. But, Mumbai had already laid the foundation by then.
Skipper Rohit Sharma departed for just 11 runs and Krunal Pandya exited for 14. Both of them were scalped by Sunil Narine, thus completing the West Indian reign of terror of them. Fortunately, Hardik Pandya and JP Duminy soldiered on with scores of 35 and 13 respectively. Mumbai’s grand total was 181 for the loss of 4 wickets in match 37 of IPL 2018.
When KKR came in to the crease, they got off to a fairly sluggish start with openers Chris Lynn and and Shubman Gill, being dismissed for 17 and 7 respectively. Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana stabilised the innings for a bit and got the chase back on track. Uthappa went down for 54 runs and Rana was scalped for 31 runs. Dinesh Karthik was the next man in and stayed at the crease for the rest of the innings. Mumbai Indians got their revenge on the 2 West Indians as Russell went for 9 and Narine went for 5. In the end, Kolkata would fall short by 13 runs.
In the bowling department, Russell and Narine bagged the only wickets for the KKR and ended their overs with an economy of 6.00 and 8.75 respectively. Piyush Chawla was the most expensive bowler with an economy of 11.67. When it was Mumbai’s turn to bowl, nearly every bowler chipped in with a wicket, except for Ben Cutting. Incidentally, Cutting ended his innings with the highest economy with 11.50. Hardik Pandya had the best figures of 4.75 economy with 2 wickets and 19 runs conceded.