Rohit Sharma continued his love story😍 with Eden Gardens as he hit a sublime 84* to give Mumbai their 1⃣st win in IPL9🏆. Mumbai won the toss and invited Kolkata to bat on a flat track at the Eden. Kolkata🐎 started steadily as Gambhir(64) and Pandey(52) laid a platform before the latter exploded💥. Andre Russell then whacked 4⃣ sixes in his 17 ball 36 as Kolkata looked set to go past 200😯. But good death bowling from Bumrah and McClenaghan ensured that the Knight Riders could only score 21 runs in their last 3 overs🙆 and ended up at 187/5.
Mumbai🔷 started their chase as Rohit and Parthiv scored quickly and scored 53 runs inside the powerplay before Parthiv was run out by a good piece of fielding from Hogg👏. KKR's spinners then tied down Rohit and Pandya, who holed out to Chawla as the pressure mounted😨. But Mumbai played a tactical masterstroke👌 by promoting McClenaghan ahead of Buttler and Pollard. The burly left-hander hit a lusty 20 off 8 balls😱 to give the innings some momentum before perishing to Kuldeep Yadav😅. But there was no respite for Kolkata as Jos Buttler took a special liking😋 to Andre Russell and hit a 22 ball 41 before Rohit ensured the target was accomplished without much fuss🙌.
⭐MoM: Rohit Sharma