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New leader, same story as Mumbai humiliate Kolkata

Oct 18, 2020 12:37 IST

Just like their previous encounter, Mumbai Indians once again dominated the proceedings in their match against the Kolkata Knight Riders. After deciding to bat first under new captain Eoin Morgan, the Knight Riders found themselves in ruins at 61 for 5. With their top five batsmen gone so soon, Pat Cummins launched a counter-attack with a 53* of 36 balls, studded with five 4s and two 6s. Skipper Eoin Morgan also chipped in with a 29-ball 39* which took the Knight Riders to a below-par 148 for 5 total. In reply, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock tore apart the opening bowling and put on 94 runs for the first wicket. While Rohit scored a patient 35, QDK was in a murderous mood as he clobbered an unbeaten 78 of 44 balls, leaving a grim-looking Shah Rukh Khan. Mumbai won with 19 balls and 8 wickets to spare. They zoomed to the top of the points table with 6 wins. The head-to-head record now stands at 21 wins for Mumbai in the 27 times the two teams have clashed.