In the match played on Friday during the Indian Premier League 2020, Mumbai Indians defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) team by 8 wickets. In this way, this is Kolkata’s second consecutive defeat in the last two matches.
Also, the KKR had to face defeat in both matches of this league played with Mumbai Indians. But today we will tell about those 5 reasons in this article, due to which the Kolkata team had to face defeat.
Top 5 reasons KKR lost their second match against Mumbai Indians –
1- The first and biggest reason for this list was Kolkata’s poor start. Kolkata’s team started to bat first after winning the toss and it was a bad start. And Kolkata team lost two batsmen Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana during their first 6 overs in the powerplay. And this has also led to the biggest defeat for Kolkata.
2- The same reason for the second number defeat in this list was to lose the two Kolkata batsmen Shubman Gill and Dinesh Karthik. With this, Ying of Kolkata only broke his back. Let us tell you that Kolkata’s back was broken when Gill and Karthik became the victim of Rahul Chahar in the 7th over.
3- The third biggest reason for Kolkata’s defeat was Andre Russell’s poor batting performance once again. When the KKR team needed to recover from the wicket collapse, then all-rounder Andre Russell once again disappointed his team and the spectators. In this match, only 12 runs were scored off the bat of Andre Russell and after that, the pavilion returned. This batsman’s pick was taken by fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah in a great way.
4- The fourth reason for Kolkata’s loss was their bowlers not getting a wicket. The Kolkata Knight Riders team set a target of 149 runs in 20 overs in front of Mumbai Indians. But the Kolkata bowlers could not save this target. The Kolkata bowlers showed very poor bowling in this match. For Mumbai, Rohit Sharma, and Quinton de Kock scored 51 runs in the first 6 overs of the power play without losing a single. And this led to Kolkata’s defeat.
5- The fifth biggest reason for Kolkata’s loss was giving life to Mumbai batsman Quinton de Kock. Mumbai Indians batsman Deacock was batting on 24 runs at a time when KKR player Varun Chakraborty gave up his catch to Chris Green. And Furr was then unbeaten till the end and came back only to win Mumbai.