Team Kolkata defeated two-time defending champions Team Mumbai by seven wickets in match 34 of the Indian T20 League at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, September 23.
Electing to field, Kolkata restricted Mumbai to 155/6 courtesy of some quality bowling from Lockie Ferguson, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy.
In reply, Kolkata rode on twin fifties from Rahul Tripathi (74 not out) and Venkatesh Iyer (53) to chase the target in 15.1 overs.
With this win, Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata leapfrogged Rajasthan and Mumbai to move fourth in the Indian T20 League 2021 points table.
Here's what happened during the match:
Clinical! Kolkata win by seven wickets
Another all-round performance from Kolkata as they beat their all-time nemesis Mumbai by seven wickets to move fourth in the points table. Kolkata 159/3 in 15.1 overs.
Bumrah gets another, Morgan departs
With just nine runs to get, Kolkata lose their skipper Eoin Morgan as he falls to a skiddy quick bouncer from Jasprit Bumrah. Kolkata 147/3 in 14.1 overs.
Captain Morgan hits one out of the park!
Kolkata captain Eoin Morgan smashes Rahul Chahar for a huge maximum in the deep mid-wicket area. The two-time champions edge closer to victory. Kolkata 145/2 in 13 overs.
BOWLED!!!Bumrah removes Iyer
Jasprit Bumrah provides a much-needed breakthrough for Mumbai as he clean bowls Venkatesh Iyer. Kolkata 128/2 in 11.4 overs.
Rahul Tripathi joins the party, registers another fifty
Lucky, Rahul Tripathi's leading-edge ends up on the boundary ropes. This is one of those bizarre ways to bring up a fifty. Kolkata 123/1 in 11.1 overs.
Venkatesh Iyer brings up his maiden Indian T20 League fifty
Venkatesh Iyer has continued from where he left off against Bangalore. Iyer, who holds a business degree, registers his maiden Indian T20 League fifty. Kolkata 113/1 in 10.1 overs.
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100 up for Kolkata, need another 56 runs
Kolkata have looked in complete control of the run chase. They need another 56 runs. Kolkata 100/1 in 9.3 overs.
Kolkata end Powerplay overs on a high!
Kolkata racks up their best Powerplay score in Indian T20 League 2021 with 63 runs and 10.5 runs per over.
Sensational batting from Eoin Morgan's men against the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. Can they go the mile and wrap up the contest with ease?
The first strategic timeout is called in. Kolkata 63/1 in 6 overs