Mumbai Indians Playoff Dreams Shatter Amidst Historic All-Out Battle at Wankhede

KKR beats Mi

Mumbai: The Mumbai Indians’ journey in IPL 2024 has been fraught with challenges, and their latest defeat has further dimmed their playoff aspirations. In a dramatic showdown on Friday night, the Mumbai Indians faced their eighth loss of the season, nearly extinguishing their hopes of advancing further in the tournament.

The 51st match of IPL 2024 will be etched in the annals of cricket history for its rarity and intensity. For the first time in 12 years, the Kolkata Knight Riders triumphed over the Mumbai Indians at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. This match marked only the fourth instance in IPL’s 17-year saga where both competing teams were bowled out, a phenomenon last witnessed in 2018.

Historic IPL Showdowns: A Rare Spectacle
Over 17 years and 1076 matches, the IPL has seen only four instances of both teams losing all their wickets in a single match. This rare occurrence first graced the IPL in 2010 during a clash between the Deccan Chargers and the Rajasthan Royals in Nagpur. Subsequent instances unfolded in 2017, 2018, and now in 2024, adding a thrilling chapter to the tournament’s legacy.

All-Out Matches in IPL History:

  1. Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals, Nagpur – 2010
  2. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Eden Gardens – 2017
  3. Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Wankhede Stadium – 2018
  4. Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Wankhede Stadium – 2024
KKR beats Mi

Match Highlights: A Tale of Two Innings
The match narrative was gripping from the start. After being put into bat, Kolkata Knight Riders amassed a competitive total of 169 runs, courtesy of Venkatesh Iyer’s stellar half-century knock of 70 runs. However, the Mumbai Indians’ chase was fraught with difficulties. Despite Suryakumar Yadav’s valiant half-century, the rest of the batting lineup failed to make a significant impact, leading to Mumbai’s collapse at 145 runs in 18.5 overs. Kolkata Knight Riders emerged victorious by a margin of 24 runs, leaving the Mumbai crowd in stunned silence.