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KKR ‘s failure to beat Mumbai Indians from such an advantageous position totally confounded the fans, former cricketers and experts alike
With 31 needed in 5 overs KKR once again choked against their nemesis Mumbai Indians and lost by 10 runs.
instead of batting sensibly they lost their nerves and went for big shots instead of playing risk free cricket and rotating strike to chase down a low target.
Former cricketers / experts were astonished at KKR’s failure to close out the match.
Here are few quotes
Sanjay Manjrekar —- “More than the pitch I thought nerves got the better of KKR in the run chase. Should have won this one easily, ”
Akash Chopra — “How did that just happen? Needed 31 off 30 balls. Lost by 10 runs with three wickets still in the hut. In between, MI dropped Russell twice. Incredible Premier League has given us yet another freakish result,”
There were few experts who praised Mumbai’s resilience to hang on and finally win the the game
Lisa Stalekhar —- “Well they haven’t won 5 titles if they don’t believe they can win from anywhere. Chahar – take a bow, Bumrah outstanding and Boult adding the finishing touches. MI are away in this edition of IPL.
Venkatesh Prasad—- “What an incredible turnaround! Got to give it to MI . Brilliantly led by Rohit. Special effort from the bowlers to defend 31 in the last 5 overs,”