Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by nine runs at Eden Gardens to sit atop the IPL points table on Saturday. Losing wickets at regular intervals, Kolkata couldn't get their momentum going and hence fell short of runs in the last over. Since 2013, this was their first defeat at Eden Gardens while chasing. For Kolkata, Manish Pandey scored the highest (33) and for Mumbai, Hardik Pandya finished with the figures of 2 for 22 in his four overs. Despite the loss, because of better net run-rate, Kolkata have qualified for the play-offs.(SCORECARD)
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00:03 IST: And it's done, Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by nine runs at Eden Gardens. However, Kolkata qualified with 16 points but miss the top 2 slot.
00:01 IST: Great over from Hardik Pandya, just a run in five deliveries.
23:58 IST: Last over to go! Exciting last over of the match. Home team needs 14 runs in 6 balls to win.
23:55 IST: Out! Southee gets his man, Kuldeep edges the full ball to the keeper. Kolkata now need 16 runs off 9 balls.
23:54 IST: Four! Poor fielding from Mitchell Johnson gives Kolkata four added runs.
23:48 IST: Out! Hardik Pandya strike, sends Manish Pandey back to the dug-out. Kolkata 149 for seven, 17.1 overs.
23:47 IST: Good over for Kolkata as they score 14 runs off Southee over. Three overs to go.
23:46 IST: Southee bowls beautifully, Kuldeep only scores a single off the free hit.
23:45 IST: No ball! Free hit for Kolkata.
23:44 IST: Four! A bit of width from Southee, Kuldeep tickles the ball down for a boundary past the wicket-keeper.
23:43 IST: Safe! Short from Southee, Manish Pandey pulls, but Suchith drops him at deep mid wicket.
23:42 IST: Four! Southee straying on the pads, Manish Pandey hits the ball away for a boundary.
23:38 IST: 16 overs gone, Kolkata stand at 135 for six. Need for need 39 runs in 24 balls.
23:34 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders need 43 runs in 30 balls.
23:29 IST: Out! Length ball from Hardik, Grandhomme trying to guide the ball away, inside edges the ball onto the wickets.
23:28 IST: Good over from Mitchell Johnson, concedes only two runs. Kolkata need 46 runs in 36 balls.
23:25 IST: Safe! Pandey edges the ball back to the keeper, Rayudu appeals, but the umpire turns down the appeal.
23:22 IST: Six! Short from Hardik, Colin de Grandhomme smokes Hardik for a biggy.
23:18 IST: Four! Wide from Krunal, Colin Grandhomme places the ball perfectly past the short third man for a boundary.
23:14 IST: Four! Length ball from Vinay, Grandhomme edges the ball to the left of third man.
23:13 IST: Four! Wide and short from Vinay Kumar, Grandhomme guides the ball away for a boundary.
23:12 IST: Ten overs gone, Kolkata stand at 91 for five. The home team need 82 runs in 60 balls.
23:07 IST: Out! Looking for the big shot, Yusuf Pathan mistimes the ball and sends the ball straight down the throat of Hardik Pandya at long on. Kolkata losing steam, stand at 87 for five.
23:02 IST: After eight overs, Kolkata stand at 80 for four.
23:01 IST: Six! Six! Pathan going after Karn. Two in two.
23:00 IST: Six! Yusuf Pathan heaves, connects, the ball goes flying into the stand.
22:59 IST: 'KKR!' 'KKR' chants are reverberating across the stadium.
22:58 IST: Four! Short ball from Karn, Pandey dispatches the ball on the leg side for a boundary.
22:54 IST: Six! Yusuf Pathan gets off the mark in style off Vinay Kumar.
22:52 IST: Out! Short from Vinay Kumar, Lynn pulls the ball straight to J Suchith in the deep. Kolkata in deep trouble now, stand at 53 for four.
22:49 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Kolkata stand at 53 for three.
22:48 IST: Out! Karn Sharma sens Robin Uthappa packing, big blow to the Riders.
22:45 IST: Four! Two in two for Lynn off Mitchell Johnson.
22:44 IST: Four! Short from Mitchell, Lynn pulls the ball away with authority.
22:42 IST: Out! Short from Johnson, Gambhir miscues the pull, short fine leg takes a beautiful catch.
22:41 IST: Six! Length ball from Mitchell Johnson, Gambhir slaps the ball away for a maximum.
22:39 IST: Good over from Karn Sharma, concedes only five runs.
22:38 IST: Four! Little shimmy down the wicket, Gambhir lofts the ball over the in field on the off side.
22:37 IST: After three overs, Kolkata stand at 30 for one.
22:36 IST: Four! Southee straying on the pads, Lynn puts the ball away with authority.
22:35 IST: Six!! Right in the swinging arc, Lynn smokes Southee for a maximum.
22:32 IST: Six! Length ball from Southee, Lynn clobbers it for a maximum.
22:31 IST: Four! This time Gambhir gets it away through the on-side once again.
22:29 IST: Four! Short from Johnson and Gambhir puts it away in style.
22:26 IST: A wicket maiden to start things off for Mumbai. Not a great start for Kolkata though.
22:25 IST: Wicket! Sunil Narine takes the long walk back. Tim Southee gets the first breakthrough for Mumbai.
22:24 IST: Both the openers are out there in the middle for Kolkata Knight Riders. Sunil Narine will open with Chris Lynn.
22:10 IST: And it's done, Mumbai finish 173 for five in 20 overs.
22:06 IST: Out!! Low full toss from Trent Boult, Pollard sends the ball flying high up and Yusuf Pathan takes a good catch.
22:02 IST: Last over to go for Mumbai. Pollard and Hardik Pandya out in the middle.
22:01 IST: Stumped! Wide from Kuldeep, Rayudu misses, Uthappa collects the ball and takes the bails off.
22:00 IST: Six! Six! Back-to-back maximums from Rayudu off Kuldeep Yadav.
21:56 IST: Six! Short from Boult, Pollard clubs it for a huge maximum.
21:54 IST: Four!! Full length delivery from Boult and Rayudu dispatches the ball for a boundary to bring up his 14th IPL fifty.
21:51 IST: Three overs to go, Mumbai stand at 139 for three. Ambatai Rayudu and Kieron Pollard out in the middle for Mumbai,.
21:47 IST: Run-out! Rayudu miscues the short ball, he calls for a run, Tiwary doesnt respond, Umesh collects the ball, and takes the bails off at the strikers end. Tiwary departs.
21:45 IST: What a shot! Rayudu follows the boundary with a huge maximum.
21:44 IST: Four! Rayudu changing gears, slashes the ball hard on the off side.
21:42 IST: Four! Tiwary this time goes straight down the wicket.
21:41 IST: Four! Short from Narine, Tiwary pulls it with authority for a boundary.
21:40 IST: Four! Ambati Rayudu slams Narine for a boundary at deep mid wicket.
21:35 IST: Four! Wide from Umesh, Tiwary slashes hard at the ball for a boundary.
21:34 IST: Kolkata bowlers are doing a good job by not letting Mumbai batsmen free their arms.
21:27 IST: 12 gone, Mumbai stand at 94 for two.
21:25 IST: Four! Slog sweep from Rayudu off Narine.
21:21 IST: Four! Half volley from Rajpoot, Tiwary slams the ball straight down the ground.
21:19 IST: Ten overs done, Mumbai stand at 79 for two.
21:11 IST: After 8.2 overs, Mumbai stand at 69 for two.
21:10 IST: LBW! Ankit Rajpoot traps Rohit Sharma in front of the wicket. Good call by the umpire.
21:03 IST: Four! Rohit sweeps, misses the ball, ball ricochets off the pads.
21:02 IST: Four! Rohit Sharma welcomes Kuldeep Yadav with a slog sweep boundary.
21:00 IST: After six overs, Mumbai stand at 61 for one.
20:58 IST: Six! Length ball from Umesh, Rohit sends the ball long way back into the stands.
20:56 IST: Four! Wide from Umesh, Tiwary slashes, edges the ball for a boundary at third man.
20:53 IST: Four! Rohit Sharma down on one knee sweeps Narine for a boundary.
20:51 IST: After three overs, Mumbai stand at 32 for one.
20:50 IST: Four! Tiwary is punishing the bowlers, slams Umesh straight down the ground.
20:49 IST: Four! Umesh straying on the pads, Rohit Sharma times th epush well for the ball to reach the boundary ropes.
20:45 IST: Four! Tiwary slams Boult on the up through the covers for a boundary.
20:42 IST: Out! Trent Boult strikes, full length from Boult, Lendle heaves and Narine takes a simple catch at mid-off.
20:39 IST: Four! Wide from Grandhomme, Tiwary puts the ball away over the in-field.
20:37 IST: Four! Tiwary welcomes Colin de Grandhomme with a boundary on the off-side.
20:35 IST: Good first over from Trent Boult, concedes only two runs.
20:30 IST: Trent Boult leading the bowling attack for Kolkata.
20:29 IST: Lendl Simmons and Saurabh Tiwary opening the batting for Mumbai.
20:28 IST: Playing XI for Kolkata:
KKR XI: C Lynn, S Narine, G Gambhir, R Uthappa, M Pandey, Y Pathan, C de Grandhomme, K Yadav, U Yadav, A Rajpoot, T Boult— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 13, 2017
20:27 IST: Playing XI for Mumbai:
MI XI: L Simmons, RG Sharma, A Rayudu, K Pollard, S Tiwary, K Pandya, H Pandya, K Sharma, V Kumar, T Southee, M Johnson— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 13, 2017
20:26 IST: Team changes -- For Kolkata, Trent Boult comes in place for Chris Woakes. For Mumbai, there are five changes as Rohit Sharma wants to try out his bench strength.
20:12 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders wins toss, elects to bowl against Mumbai Indians.
20:05 IST: The toss is scheduled to take place at 20:10 IST and the play is expected to start at 8:30.
19:52 IST: Good news for the fans, covers are coming off!
19:37 IST: Toss delayed due to rain at Eden Garden.
19:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians.
MI too have lost two consecutive games and suddenly find themselves in a place a top-two finish is still not guaranteed. Kolkata need to win to take their tally to 18, same as their opponents and remain in contention for a second-place finish, as it will give them the privilege of getting two shots at making the final. At the same time, both sides will keep an eye on Rising Pune Supergiant, who have two matches to go and could well end up with 20 points.
To make matter worse, KKR have lost four matches in a row against Mumbai in a lopsided 5-14 overall record. Their winning percentage of 26.31 against Mumbai is also the least among teams with a minimum of five matches. Kolkata, however, have the best net run-rate (+0.729) among the still-to-be-qualified teams.