KKR after winning the toss opted to bowl first on the tricky and turning Chepauk pitch. MI were going good until the halfway stage of the game with the help of Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma’s 76-run partnership but post that, they lost the momentum and were reduced to a total of just 152 runs. Andre Russell came in to bowl the death overs and picked a 5-wicket haul. Russell also registered the best ever bowling figure for a KKR bowler in IPL.
KKR openers batted superbly and it looked like KKR would win the game convincingly with the steady opening partnership from Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana. However, in the last five overs, Rohit Sharma’s brilliant tactical moves helped Mumbai come out on top. KKR had 6 wickets in the hand and needed only 31 runs from the last 5 overs to win the game but unfortunately ended up choking the match in very poor fashion.
Let us have look at some of the important numbers from match 5 of IPL 2021:
5/15 –Andre Russell’s five-wicket haul came in just 2 overs of his bowling spell. He became the 1st bowler in IPL to pick a five-wicket haul inside two overs. Andre Russell’s 5/15 (2) is also the best bowling figure against MI in IPL.
Picking a 5 wicket haul in T20 match within 2 overs:
Rashid Khan – 5/3 vs Ireland, 2017
Ankit Rajpoot – 5/17 vs Tripura, 2019
Will Williams – 5/12 vs Wellington, 2020
Khizar Hayat – 5/4 vs Hong Kong, 2020
Andre Russell – 5/15 vs MI, 2021*
4/27 – Rahul Chahar recorded his best ever bowling figures- 4/27 vs KKR in IPL. His previous best bowling figure was 3/19 vs DC in IPL 2019.
Best bowling figures for a MI spinner in IPL
Harbhajan Singh – 5/18 vs CSK, 2011
Karn Sharma – 4/16 vs KKR, 2017
Harbhajan Singh – 4/17 vs DC, 2009
Mayank Markande – 4/23 vs SRH, 2018
Rahul Chahar – 4/27 vs KKR, 2021*
71 – Rohit Sharma now has won 71 matches as captain in IPL, 2nd joint-most with Gautam Gambhir. Also, Rohit Sharma has now won 14 matches against KKR as captain, which is also the joint-most wins for a captain vs KKR in IPL.
Most wins as captain in IPL
MS Dhoni – 110
Rohit Sharma – 71*
Gautam Gambhir – 71
Virat Kohli – 58
Adam Gilchrist – 35
Most wins vs KKR as captain in IPL
Rohit Sharma – 14*
MS Dhoni – 14
Virat Kohli – 8
Sachin Tendulkar – 6
3 – MI is the only team in IPL to win three matches after being all-out.
MI winning games after being all-out
173 vs DC, 2014
153 vs GL, 2017
152 vs KKR, 2021*
100 – With a 10-run defeat to MI, KKR have lost their 100th T20 match [94 losses in IPL and 6 in CLT20]
7 – Since 2019, Suryakumar Yadav has smashed 7 fifty-plus scores for MI in IPL
Most fifty-plus scores for MI since 2019
Quinton de Kock – 8
Suryakumar Yadav – 7*
Rohit Sharma – 5
Ishan Kishan – 4
66 – Andre Russell has picked 66 wickets for KKR in IPL, becoming the 2nd joint-highest wicket-taker for KKR in IPL. Only Sunil Narine has more wickets for KKR than Andre Russell in IPL.
Most wickets for KKR in IPL
Sunil Narine – 127
Andre Russell – 66*
Piyush Chawla – 66
Umesh Yadav – 48
Shakib Al Hasan – 45