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IPL 2024 MI vs KKR : KKR Clinch Playoff Berth, Defeat MI by 18 Runs

IPL 2024 MI vs KKR : In a rain curtailed clash at the iconic Eden Gardens, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) showcased their mettle, securing a vital victory against the struggling Mumbai Indians (MI).

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KKR’s Batting Blitz

Opting to bat first, KKR posted a competitive total of 157 for 7 in their allotted 16 overs. Venkatesh Iyer led the charge with a blistering 21-ball 42, setting the tone for the innings. Contributions from Rinku Singh (20 off 12 balls) and the explosive Andre Russell (24 off 14 balls) bolstered KKR’s total, ensuring they crossed the 150 run mark. Nitish Rana’s cameo of 33 in 23 balls added to the batting prowess of the Knight Riders.

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Gambhir’s Influence and KKR’s Remarkable Turnaround

The return of two time IPL winning skipper Gautam Gambhir as team mentor has been instrumental in KKR’s resurgence this season. Under Gambhir’s guidance, KKR has exhibited a remarkable turnaround, poised to secure a playoff berth for the first time in three years. The strategic decision to promote Sunil Narine as an opener alongside Phil Salt has paid dividends, providing KKR with explosive starts and setting the stage for imposing totals.

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MI’s Struggles and Suryakumar’s Brilliance

In contrast, MI finds themselves in a precarious position after being the first team to be eliminated from playoff contention. Despite Suryakumar Yadav’s scintillating form, highlighted by recent knocks of 56 and an unbeaten 102, MI’s inconsistent performances, particularly from Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, have raised concerns. Rohit’s struggle for form and Pandya’s lacklustre displays add pressure to the Mumbai outfit.

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KKR’s Playoff Berth Secured

In a thrilling finish, KKR successfully defended their total, clinching victory by 18 runs over MI. Harshit Rana’s exceptional final over, including crucial wickets of Naman Dhir and Tilak Varma, sealed the win for KKR. With this victory, KKR became the first team to secure a playoff berth in the IPL 2024 season, adding another feather to their cap in what has been a remarkable campaign.

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As the IPL 2024 season unfolds, KKR’s resurgence under the mentorship of Gautam Gambhir stands as a testament to their determination and resilience. With a clinical victory over MI, KKR has solidified their place in the playoffs, setting the stage for further triumphs in the days to come. As the tournament progresses, all eyes will be on KKR as they aim to etch their name in IPL history once again.

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FAQ

  1. Who won the MI vs KKR match in IPL 2024?

    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Read more : IPL 2024 PBKS vs RCB : RCB Dominates PBKS – Kohli’s 92 Powers RCB to 241/7, PBKS Fall Short at 186/5

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