MI vs KKR: "Mumbai Indians are finished" – Twitter reacts as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Hardik Pandya-led team in IPL 2024

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Fans on Twitter reacted as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) inched closer to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 playoffs. They defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 51st game of the tournament by 24 runs at the stadium Mumbai Wankhede on Friday.

Kolkata Knight Riders had the worst possible start to their innings with the bat as Mumbai Indians pacer Nuwan Untilhara was in the top order. He removed Phil Salt (5), Angkrish Raghuvanshi (13) and Shreyas Iyer (6) before captain Hardik Pandya and Piyush Chawla removed Sunil Narine (8) and Rinku Singh (9) respectively.

Kolkata Knight Riders were reeling at 57/5 and looked like they would go all out for a low total at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. However, Manish Pandey (43), who came on as an impact substitute, along with Venkatesh Iyer (70) got the team out of trouble.

The Iyer-Pandey duo added 83 runs for the sixth wicket and based on their fun effort, Kolkata Knight Riders posted a total of 169 runs. For Mumbai Indians, Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of three for 16.

Mumbai Indians also had a horrible start with the bat. They lost wickets in front groups and were under pressure. Ishan Kishan (13) was the first wicket to fall and then the wickets fell like a pack of cards.

Rohit Sharma (11), Naman Dhir (11), Tilak Varma (4), Nehal Wadhera (6) and Hardik Pandya (1) lost early wickets as Mumbai Indians were left reeling at 71/6 in the chase and were under a immense pressure. .

Suryakumar Yadav (57) defended his team and scored a vital half-century to keep his team in the hunt, but fell at the crucial moment. Tim David (24) ultimately did his best but perished in the 19th over. Starc picked four wickets and helped his team defeat Mumbai Indians for 145 to win the game by 24 runs.

Fans on Twitter reacted after Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024 at Wankhede Stadium.

When Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024 at Wankhede Stadium, fans reacted on Twitter. They praised the Shreyas Iyer-led team for snatching victory from the jaws of defeat and reacted with joy. Here are some of them: