Friday, December 8, 2023

Venkatesh’s century, Kolkata collect 185 runs

In the first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders scored 185 runs for 6 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs on Venkatesh Iyer’s century. As a result, Mumbai need to score 186 runs to win.

At the start of the match, Mumbai Indians captain Suryakumar Yadav invited Kolkata to bat after winning the toss. Kolkata did not get off to a good start when they came to bat. Opener Narayan Jagadishan scored zero runs and Rahmanullah Gurbaz returned for 8 runs. And Nitish returns 5 runs.

Meanwhile, Venkatesh Iyer kept playing alone in the middle of the procession. He also picked up a century after completing his personal half-century. This is his first century in IPL career. He scored 104 runs off 51 balls before getting out. Then Shardul Thakur 13, Rinku Singh 18 out. And Russell remained unbeaten on 21 runs and Narine on 2 runs.

(April 16/MM)


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