New Delhi: The match between the five-time champions Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders is played in the 5th match of IPL 2021. After winning the draw in this match, KKR decided to play first. Against Mumbai, KKR all-rounder Andre Russell set a great record.
Made this record
Russell took 5 wickets for 15 races against the Mumbai Indians. Russell did this feat in just 12 balls, or 2 overs. With that, Russell became the first bowler in IPL history to take 5 wickets in just two overs. Not only that, this is the second time in two straight games against Mumbai when a bowler has taken 5 wickets. Ahead of the race, RCB’s Harshal Patel also dismissed 5 Mumbai batsmen with 27 points.
Best fight against Mumbai too
Not only that, Russell has now also achieved a special record against the Mumbai Indians. Russell took 5 wickets for just 15 races and it’s the best performance of any bowler against Mumbai. Prior to Russell, that record was set in the 2021 IPL opener by Harshal Patel, who achieved the feat with 27 races.
This year, that feat was also achieved in two matches against Mumbai, which had never happened until today. In fact, from 2008 to 2020, no bowler was able to take 5 wickets against Mumbai, but this year two bowlers did so in two consecutive games.
KKR target of 153 races
After winning their first game, KKR has a golden opportunity to win another game by knocking out Mumbai by just 152 points. Andre Russell took 5 wickets of KKR. While Suryakumar Yadav played the highest score of 56 races for Mumbai.