KKR vs MI IPL 2024: KKR defeated Mumbai Indians by 18 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders became the first team to reach the playoffs.

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Kusum. May 12, 2024 1:30AM

KKR has become the first team to reach the playoffs of IPL 2024. After the brilliant batting of Venkatesh Iyer (42) and Nitish Rana (33), thanks to the excellent performance of Andre Russell, KKR defeated Mumbai Indians by 18 runs on Saturday. The match started late by about one and a half hours at the rain-soaked Eden Gardens.

Kolkata Knight Riders has become the first team to reach the playoffs of IPL 2024. After the brilliant batting of Venkatesh Iyer (42) and Nitish Rana (33), thanks to the excellent performance of Andre Russell, KKR defeated Mumbai Indians by 18 runs on Saturday. The match started late by about one and a half hours at the rain-soaked Eden Gardens. Kolkata, who came to bat first in the match, scored 157 runs in the stipulated 16 overs. In response to which Mumbai could score only 139 runs for eight wickets. Varun Chakraborty was given the Player of the Match award for his excellent bowling.

With this win, Kolkata has become the first team to reach the playoffs with 18 points after its ninth win in 12 matches. At the same time, the current season has been disappointing for Mumbai. This defeat will sting for a long time for Hardik Pandya’s team, which is already out of the playoff race.

While chasing 158 runs, Mumbai started aggressively. Ishan Kishan (40) and Rohit Sharma (19) maintained the run rate of ten runs per over in the first over. But in the seventh over, Ishan Kishan became the victim of Sunil Narayan, while in the very next over, Varun Chakraborty showed Rohit the way to the pavilion. By the time Surya Kumar Yadav’s bat came into its form, Andre Russell silenced him with the hands of Ramandeep.

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