On Sunday, April 16, at the Wankhede Stadium, the five-time champion Mumbai Indians beat the Kolkata Knight Riders thanks to the steady innings of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. Notably,
Venkatesh Iyer stole the show while batting first. He scored 104 runs off 51 deliveries, and the visiting squad totaled 185 runs. KKR middle-order batters had trouble getting underway.
Meanwhile, in the second innings, MI introduced Rohit Sharma as their Impact Player after the 35-year-old didn’t feature in the first innings as he suffered from a stomach bug. After making 20 runs off 13 deliveries, Sharma had a strong start, but Umesh Yadav's outstanding bowling forced him to leave. Ishan Kishan, however, kept outclassing the Knight Riders, scoring 58 runs off just 25 deliveries. Suryakumar Yadav thereafter joined the fray and scored 43 runs off 25 deliveries to help MI win the match by five wickets despite being in horrible form prior to the game.
Venkatesh Iyer's first T20 century came in vain as Mumbai Indians defeated KKR by 5 wickets for their second straight victory in the IPL 2023. After being put in to bat in the sweltering heat of Mumbai on Sunday afternoon, Venkatesh smashed a 49-ball century—the second one for KKR in the league's 16-season history—to lead them to a solid 185/6. However, MI romped home with 14 deliveries to spare because to Kishan's scorching half-century up front and cameos from their acting skipper and Tim David.
Brief scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 185/6 in 20 overs (Venkatesh Iyer 104; Hritik Shokeen 2-34, Piyush Chawla 1-19) lost to Mumbai Indians 186/5 in 17.4 overs (Ishan Kishan 58, Suryakumar Yadav 43; Suyash Sharma 2-27) by 5 wickets