IPL 2023 | Twitter reacts to Iyer century going in vain as MI maul KKR by 5 wickets
Venkatesh Iyer's 104 went in vain on Sunday|
Kolkata Knight Riders stood no chance against Mumbai Indians on Sunday as the hosts followed up a clinical bowling effort with a flamboyant batting display. Chasing a sub-par 186, the Rohit Sharma-led side got to the target with 14 balls to spare to overshadow Venkatesh Iyer's century earlier.
Mumbai Indians roared back to form at their home ground Wankhede Stadium as they were on top of proceedings throughout against Kolkata Knight Riders. Skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first, a decision that reaped rich dividends as the hosts kept scalping wickets at regular intervals to restrict the opposition to 185/6 in their 20 overs. In response, Mumbai always looked to be the favourites as a powerplay onslaught was capitalized on by their formidable batting unit to race to the target in double-quick time.
Cameron Green got his team off to an ideal start by sending Narayan Jagdeesan back to the pavilion for a five-ball duck in the second over itself. However, thereon Venkatesh Iyer took the reigns as some pleasing shots helped him take the side to 57/2 at the end of the powerplay. The 28-year-old eventually made his way to a century off 64 balls in the 11th over itself, becoming only the second batter to reach the three-figure milestone for KKR since Brendon McCullum's 158 in the first-ever IPL game in 2008. Even so, the franchise failed to make the most of it as no other batter could provide Iyer proper support, with only an 11-ball cameo in the end by Andre Russell worth 21 runs ensuring they register at least a competitive total.
In response, both Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma were at their flamboyant best, the latter striking two maximums and a boundary in his 20 off 13 balls. The side had already made its way to 72/1 after six overs, as Ishan Kishan soon registered his half-century off 21 balls before being castled by Varun Chakravarthy four balls later for 58. However, the side had no difficulties in clinically finishing off proceedings as SKY roared back to form with 43 off 25 deliveries while Tilak Verma contributed 30 runs as well, bringing the side their second victory in their fourth encounter of the season.
History Created... #venkateshiyer is the 2nd player to score 100 for KKR. 🔥🔥— 𝐁𝐀𝐁𝐀 𝐘𝐀𝐆𝐀 (@yaga_18) April 16, 2023
What a Innings 🔥💪#KKRvMIpic.twitter.com/jiemQWEXkN
A special victory lap from @mipaltan to thank a special crowd at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai 😃 👏#TATAIPL | #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/lGo8r8npow— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 2023
Back on track
Paltans back on the Track 💥— 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒃𝒂𝒔 (@Shebas_10dulkar) April 16, 2023
2nd Win of this Season 💙
And 7th Consecutive Win against KKR at Wankhede 😮🙌#MIvsKKR pic.twitter.com/fs17ERFdn5
MI is back!
• Rohit Sharma is in form— Shb 💎❤️🔥 (@Srix_xox) April 16, 2023
• Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar
Yadav are back in form
• Middle order is doing good
• Death bowling was good today
Vintage Mumbai Indians is back 🔥#MIvsKKR #RohitSharma𓃵 pic.twitter.com/kva9RknNaw
Wins coming back
Back to back wins for the Mumbai Indians? Are they back? Is this going to be another season when start late but make it to the top at the end? #MIvsKKR #IPL2033— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) April 16, 2023
This #MumbaiIndians lineup will win a lot of games batting 2nd. Having Wadhera coming at 7 followed by Arjun/Arshad, Shokeen and Jansen it will give them a lot of freedom.— Chup Bey! (@stud88282483) April 16, 2023
And now that everyone looks in form they'll relish chasing targets even as big as 200-210.#MIvsKKR pic.twitter.com/9QgfwS3bxX
Sara's day out
What better ESA day can be than this dominanted 💙💙💙💙💙 💙— Deep Patel (@deeppatelguj) April 16, 2023
Arjun should gift his debut tshirt to sara 😅 She’s wearing old Dhfl one #MI #OneFamily #MIvsKKR pic.twitter.com/u4mWQXjHOr
Fortune our side
Ye Sara Bhabhi Kallu se kya baat krrhi hai 😒 Qismat Ho Aisee #MIvsKKR pic.twitter.com/PZ51FGyJaL— Rajeshhhhh🤐 (@johnholick) April 16, 2023
Head to Head vs KKR— Mumbai Indians FC (@MIPaltanFamily) April 16, 2023
MI : 23
KKR : 9#MIvsKKR @mipaltan
To all haters
To all SKY haters #MIvsKKR pic.twitter.com/qwhOhRLkiQ— 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 🦁 (@itzzme_Rohit) April 16, 2023
Back in Style!
Mumbai is back and in style. More importantly SKY got some runs under the belt. A perfect team game today. #MIvsKKR— Anubhav Prabhakar (@AapkaAnubhav) April 16, 2023