IPL Highlights, MI vs KKR: Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Kumar Star As Mumbai Outclass Kolkata By 13 Runs
IPL Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders highlights: The Rohit Sharma-led team produced an all-round performance to outclass the Dinesh Karthik-led team by 13 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav's successive half century and an all-round performance from Hardik Pandya powered Mumbai Indians to a 13-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders, keeping them in play-offs contention in the Indian Premier League. Yadav (59 off 39) continued his rich run with a fourth fifty of the tournament before Pandya (35* off 20) plundered the KKR attack to nudge the hosts to 181 for four. Yadav's opening partner Evin Lewis (45 off 28) too made a valuable contribution in the 91-run stand. KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik (36* off 26) tried his best to get his team over the line but was unable to after the visitors needed 60 runs off the last 30 balls. (Scorecard)
IPL 2018 Live updates of Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders match, straight from the Wankhede Stadium
19:50 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog.
19:45 IST: And it is all over. Mumbai Indians win the match by 13 runs.
19:44 IST: Four! Karthik hits Krunal for a boundary. But it is too late for the visiting team.
19:42 IST: OUT! Krunal bowls wide and full, Narine looking to go big, gets the toe end of the bat and Rohit completes an easy catch. KKR 163/6, need 19 runs in 4 balls.
19:41 IST: Four! Krunal Pandya starts the over with a wide full toss and Narine smokes it straight down the ground for a boundary. KKR need 19 off 5 balls.
19:40 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders need 23 runs in six balls.
19:39 IST: Four! Low full toss on the pads, Karthik slams the ball to backward square leg and Duminy at the boundary puts down the catch as the ball rolls away to the boundary.
19:38 IST: Four! Bumrah misses the yorker by a fraction and Karthik slams the ball straight down the ground for a boundary.
19:35 IST: Six! Full toss from Jasprit Bumrah and Karthik smokes it for a maximum. Easy pickings for the Kolkata captain.
19:33 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders need 37 more runs to win in 12 balls.
19:32 IST: Four! Short and wide from Hardik, Karthik frees his arms and slaps the ball for a boundary. A much-needed boundary for KKR.
19:28 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Kolkata Knight Riders to end the 17th over of the game. Kolkata need 43 more runs in 18 balls. Can Karthik and Sunil Narine takes the Riders home?
19:26 IST: OUT! Bumrah gets the big fish, Russell departs for 9. Short delivery from Bumrah, Russell looking to pull, miscues and Krunal Pandya takes an amazing catch. Kolkata 131/5 in 16.4 overs, need 51 more runs to win.
19:20 IST: Strategic time out -- Kolkata Knight Riders 128/4 in 16 overs.
19:08 IST: Andre Russell is the new man in.
19:07 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya strikes as Nitish Rana departs. Short ball does the trick again for Hardik as Rana miscues the pull and Bumrah takes a good catch. Kolkata lose two quick wickets.
19:02 IST: Dinesh Karthik is the new man in.
19:01 IST: OUT! Markande bowls full and wide, Uthappa looking to go for the big one, miscues and Cutting takes a comfortable catch. Uthappa departs after a fine fifty. A sigh of relief for Markande as he had earlier dropped him.
18:58 IST: Four! Uthappa has now hit Cutting for four consecutive boundaries. This time he pulls the ball away past the short fine. Kolkata Knight Riders 111/2 in 12 overs, need 71 runs in 48 balls.
18:57 IST: Four! Hat-tricks of boundaries for Uthappa as he brings up his 23rd IPL fifty.
18:56 IST: Four! Ben Cutting provides width and Uthappa pounces on it and cuts it away for a boundary. He will not let go of these.
18:55 IST: Four! Uthappa shuffles and guides the ball past the man at short fine for a boundary. Brilliant cricketing skills from Uthappa.
18:48 IST: Four! Ben Cutting bowls full and on the pads and Uthappa whips the ball and sends it flying over the short fine for a boundary.
18:44 IST: Four! Krunal bowls a full toss and Robin Uthappa puts him away with authority over the fielder at cover. This is commanding batting from the visiting team.
18:41 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Uthappa and Markande in the ninth over.
18:40 IST: Six! Uthappa stands tall and smokes Markande for back-to-back sixes. First Uthappa dispatches the ball over the deep mid-wicket area and then pummels the full and wide delivery straight down the ground.
18:38 IST: Four! Mayank Markande, the new bowler in, bowls full and gets sweeped by Nitish Rana really fine. Nitish Rana is looking in top form.
18:36 IST: Strategic timeout -- Kolkata Knight Riders 60/2 after seven overs.
18:34 IST: Four! Short and wide from Krunal, Rana rocks back and cuts the ball with power for a boundary.
18:33 IST: Six! Uthappa makes room for himself, frees his arms and smokes Krunal for a huge maximum straight down the ground. The flighted delivery gets the treatment it deserved.
18:30 IST: End of the powerplay -- Kolkata Knight Riders 47/2 after six overs.
18:27 IST: DROPPED! Mayank Markande at mid-on drops Robin Uthappa on 4. Hardik Pandya is furious at him.
18:25 IST: Six! Short and wide from McClenaghan and Rana guides him over the third man for his first maximum of the innings. Effortless.
18:19 IST: Four! Full and wide from McClenaghan and Rana crunches the ball through the off side for a boundary.
18:16 IST: Nitish Rana is the new man in.
18:15 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya, the bowler in, dismisses Shubman Gill for just seven. Slower ball does the trick as Gill goes for the big shot, miscues and Krunal takes a calm and composed catch. Kolkata lose both openers early.
18:14 IST: Robin Uthappa is the new man in.
18:13 IST: OUT! McClenaghan sticks to the short delivery as it does the trick. Lynn pulls the ball straight to the man at short fine. Kolkata Knight Riders 28/1 in 2.5 overs.
18:12 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries off McClenaghan. Lynn is dealing in boundaries as he pulled two short deliveries for beautiful boundaries.
18:11 IST: Four! Gill is now getting in the act. Slaps McClenaghan straight down the ground.
18:10 IST: Four byes! Bumrah angled the ball in as it cut back in sharply. Lynn was caught off guard and Ishan Kishan behind the stumps dives but could not reach the ball.
18:08 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Lynn. Bumrah bowls the slower delivery, Lynn reads the ball early and punches the ball through the covers for a boundary.
18:07 IST: Four! Back of a length delivery from Bumrah, Lynn plays and edges the ball past the fielder at slips for a boundary.
18:03 IST: Magnificent first over from McClenaghan. Kolkata Knight Riders 2/0 after the first over.
18:01 IST: First ball -- Back of a length delivery from McClenaghan and Lynn works the ball around point for a run.
18:00 IST: Welcome back to the chase. Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill opening the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders. Mitchell McClenaghan opening the bowling for Mumbai Indians.
17:46 IST: Mumbai Indians 181/4 in 20 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders.
17:44 IST: Four! Slower wide ball from Prasidh, Hardik throws his bat and edges it for yet another boundary.
17:41 IST: Four! Slower ball from Prasidh, Hardik heaves and edges the ball for a boundary.
17:40 IST: Last over to go. How many more can the home team score?
17:37 IST: Six! JP Duminy shuffles and crunches Narine for a maximum. The fielder was interested but in the end saw the ball sail over him.
17:36 IST: Mitchell Johnson concedes just seven runs. Profitable over for the visitors.
17:31 IST: Mitchell Johnson starts the 18th over with a wide.
17:28 IST: OUT! Krunal tries heaves again, mistimes and Shubman Gill at the boundary takes a good catch. Krunal departs for 14. Mumbai Indian 151/4 in 16.5 overs.
17:27 IST: Six! Sunil Narine bowls right in Krunal's arc and he dispatches the ball deep in the crowd.
17:25 IST: Four! Back of a length slower delivery from Prasidh, Hardik waits and paddles the ball past the man at short fine for a cheeky boundary.
17:24 IST: Four! Short and wide from Prasidh Krishna and Hardik Pandya slams the ball through the off side for a boundary. MUSCLED reads the giant TV on the ground.
17:20 IST: Another good over from Andre Russell as he concedes six runs and takes a wicket.
17:18 IST: Krunal Pandya is the new man in.
17:16 IST: OUT! Introduction of Russell does the trick yet again. Suryakumar Yadav looking to guide the short of a length delivery outside off down to the third man, gets an outside edge as Karthik takes a comfortable catch.
17:14 IST: Andre Russell starts the proceedings after the break.
17:11 IST: Strategic timeout -- Mumbai Indians 126/2 after 14 overs.
17:06 IST: Mumbai Indians 122/2 after 13 overs.
17:05 IST: Six! Exquisite. Full delivery from Piyush Chawla and Hardik Pandya lifts him straight down the ground for a maximum and the ball sails over long-off.
17:03 IST: Four! Piyush Chawla goes full and Suryakumar drives him for a boundary. Display of brute force from the right-handed batsman.
16:59 IST: Hardik Pandya is the new man in.
16:57 IST: OUT! Sunil Narine bowls full and Rohit Sharma slog sweeps him and the ball takes an top edge of his bat and flies to deep mid-wicket boundary. Rohit Sharma departs for 11.
16:56 IST: FIFTY! Suryakumar Yadav scores his fifth IPL half-century off 32 balls against KKR
16:55 IST: Mumbai Indians 103/1 after 11 overs.
16:52 IST: Four! Rohit Sharma is not taking any time to settle down. Piyush Chawla bowls a full delivery and Rohit drives him for a boundary.
16:50 IST: Andre Russell starts with a decent over, concedes six runs and takes a wicket.
16:47 IST: Rohit Sharma is the new man in.
16:46 IST: OUT! Slower delivery from Andre Russell, the new bowler in, does the trick. Evin Lewis was looking to go big, gets an edge and Chris Lynn takes a comfortable catch at short third. Lewis departs for 43. Mumbai Indians 91/1 in 9.2 overs.
16:42 IST: Four! Back of a length delivery from Kuldeep, Suryakumar rocks back and plants the cut beautifully for a boundary.
16:39 IST: Four! Suryakumar Yadav is looking in top form. Nitish bowls a half-volley and gets driven handsomely for a boundary. 16 runs came off the Nitish Rana over.
16:38 IST: Dropped! Nitish bowls a full toss and Lewis hits the ball straight at him. Nitish puts his hand in the trajectory of the ball but fails to complete the catch. Lewis dropped on 38. Will this prove costly?
16:37 IST: Four! Nitish bowls a yorker, Evin Lewis, who was looking to go inside out, brings his bat down in time and edges the ball in between the keeper's leg for a boundary.
16:36 IST: Four! Nitish Rana goes full and gets punished. Suryakumar leans forward and flicks him through the gap in the covers for a boundary. Immaculate timing from Suryakumar on that shot.
16:34 IST: End of the 7th over, Mumbai Indians 66/0.
16:33 IST: Six! Suryakumar Yadav dances down the wicket and smokes Kuldeep Yadav for a huge maximum in the deep mid-wicket stand.
16:27 IST: End of the powerplay and strategic timeout -- Mumbai Indians 56/0.
16:26 IST: Four! Piyush bowls in and around middle, Lewis looking to defend, edges the ball past the wicket keeper for a boundary. This is turning out to be good over for Mumbai Indians.
16:25 IST: Four! Full and wide from Piyush, Evin Lewis throws his bat at the ball, gets an outside edge and the ball rolls away for a boundary through the cover region.
16:24 IST: Six! Evin Lewis welcome Piyush Chawla with huge maximum on the leg side. Piyush Chawal bowls a juicy full toss and Lewis smokes the ball in the third tier. Mammoth!
16:21 IST: Six! Prasidh bangs the ball in short, Lewis stays back in the crease and pummels the pull for a maximum.
16:17 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Evin Lewis off Narine.
16:16 IST: Sunil Narine introduced in the bowling attack.
16:15 IST: 15 runs off the Johnson over. Mumbai Indians 23/0 after the third over.
16:14 IST: Four! Johnson provides a bit of width and Suryakumar cuts it away with brute force as none of the fielders move. This is turning out to be a good over for the home side.
16:13 IST: Four! Johnson follows his bouncer with an over pitched delivery and Suryakumar drives him beautifully through the cover for a boundary. Top shot!
16:12 IST: Six! Short delivery from Johnson and Suryakumar pulls him with great power. The ball goes high up in the air but the fielder at the boundary keeps looking as the ball comfortably sails over his head.
16:11 IST: Mitchell Johnson has been introduced in the bowling attack.
16:10 IST: Prasidh Krishna concedes seven runs in his first over. Mumbai Indians 8/0 after the secon over.
16:06 IST: Four! Short and wide from Prasidh, Suryakumar stands tall and cuts the ball away for the first boundary of the day.
16:05 IST: Prasidh Krishna introduced in the attack.
16:04 IST: A very tidy over from Nitish Rana to start with. Mumbai Indians 1/0 after the first over.
16:00 IST: First ball -- Nitish Rana strays on the leg side, Suryakumar works the ball around in the deep mid-wicket area to get off the mark.
15:59 IST: Nitish Rana opening the bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders.
15:58 IST: Alright, it is game time! Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav opening the batting for Mumbai Indians.
15:50 IST: Pitch report -- The wicket has a beautiful even covering of green grass and it's a hard wicket to bat on - a traditional Mumbai surface. The white ball will shine and skid through. It has the red soil and the cracks might open later in the evening. Overall, a great surface to play on. Might be a high scoring encounter, tells Brett Lee.
15:40 IST: Playing XI for both the teams --
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
15:34 IST: Rohit Sharma -- It's pretty simple for us. We need to bat, post a challenging total and then see what we can do with the ball. Every game is different. Every new day brings a new challenge. What they have done in the past doesn't matter. It's a fresh day, you have to be good on that particular day. We have to see how we improve. We have to work hard and try to win the little moments. We are playing with the same team.
15:32 IST: Dinesh Karthik -- Looks a good wicket. Will stay the same. We have been chasing well. They (seamers) are slowly improving, which is greating. Senior members like Mitch Johnson are leading the way. (When asked about the under-19 players) It's their journey. It's omportant they do it their way. I'm just empowering themto take their own decisions. Two changes - Nitish Rana comes in for Rinku. Mavi is injured and he is replaced by Prasidh Krishna.
15:30 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik wins toss, elects to bowl vs Mumbai Indians.
15:15 IST: We are minutes away from the toss, stay tuned.
15:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders straight from Mumbai.
Skipper Rohit, who struggled to get going initially, has found some sort of form and now will have to lead from the front. KKR are sitting comfortably in the third position and Dinesh Karthik's side will be full of confidence coming into the game after registering a facile victory against the mighty Chennai Super Kings at the Eden Gardens.
An area where MI need to improve is their bowling in the death overs. The likes of New Zealander Mitchell McClenaghan Hardik Pandya, who leaked over 20 runs in the final over against Punjab, have failed to keep it tight.
Jasprit Bumrah, Ben Cutting and young leggie Mayank Markande (12 wickets) also have to buck up if KKR's strong batting line-up is to be tamed. For KKR, the batting has looked steady with Karthik scoring 280 runs in nine matches followed by Chris Lynn and Andre Russell, with 260 and 207 runs respectively.
The firepower of Narine at the top and the emergence of youngster Shubhman Gill in the middle order adds teeth to their batting. KKR will hope to welcome back in-form Nitish Rana, who was suffering from a back spasm and missed the last game. KKR pacers Tom Curran, veteran Mitchell Johnson and rookie Shivam Mavi need to step up and deliver.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R. Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McLenaghan, Mustafizur Rahaman, Jasprit Bumrah, Akila Dananjaya, Ben Cutting, JP Duminy, Rahul Chahar, Sharad Lumba, Adam Milne, Siddhesh Lad, Md Nidheesh, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary.