KKR faces Mumbai challenge

New Delhi, 13/4 (AO Bureau): The fifth match of IPL 2021 will be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Mumbai is looking for their first win in the tournament. At the same time, Kolkata will be eyeing the second victory. However, it will not be so easy. The figures are witness to this. Kolkata’s team has been a laggard in front of Mumbai. Kolkata has won only one win in the last 12 matches against Mumbai. At the same time, both teams have faced each other 27 times in IPL, and the Mumbai team has been successful in winning 21 matches.

Mumbai won both matches in the year 2020

In IPL 2020, the Mumbai team defeated Kolkata in both matches due to Corona. The first match of the tournament between the two was played on 23 September. Mumbai, batting first in this match, set a target of 195 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Kolkata team could only score 146 runs in 9 overs in 20 overs and lost the match by 49 runs.

Kolkata got one win in the last 5 matches

In the year 2020, the second match between the two teams was played on 16 October. In this match, the Kolkata team scored 148 for five wickets in 20 overs, batting first. Mumbai’s team achieved this target in 16.5 overs. Quinton Deacock scored an unbeaten 78 off 44 balls in this match to give Mumbai a 19-ball eight-wicket win. Talking about the last five matches, Kolkata has won only one match. In such a situation, the challenge of Mumbai for Kolkata will not be easy. He is going to get a tough competition from Mumbai.

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