IPL 2018, KKR vs MI HighlightsCommanding win for Mumbai Indians over Kolkata Knight Riders at the historic Eden Gardens, Kolkata in match no. 41 of Indian Premier League 2018 ! They continue to deliver under the immense pressure of getting eliminated. This is their third win in a row and finally, they appear to get things back on track. They have registered their second biggest win of the Indian T20 League in terms of runs and extend their winning streak to eight over Kolkata. It was a dominating batting show by Mumbai to post a gigantic total on the board. In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders needed a big start but it never came. In pursuit of quick runs, they kept throwing their wickets away and failed to plan their chase properly. Credit to Mumbai's bowlers and fielders for applying pressure and it was a complete team effort which saw them jump into the top 4 of the points table. (CRICKET STREAMING - KKR vs MI) (SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)
HIGHLIGHTS, KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS vs MUMBAI INDIANS, IPL 2018, MATCH 41 FROM KOLKATA
23.30 IST: OUT! That's hitting the leg stump! A flighted ball landing around middle, Kuldeep brings out the reverse sweep but fails to make any connection with the bat. It hits him in front of the stumps, they appeal and the finger goes up. Yadav takes the referral but the replays find that it's hitting leg. All over for Kolkata. MUMBAI WIN BY A MASSIVE MARGIN OF 102 RUNS! Mumbai Indians (210/6) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (108-all out) by 102 runs at Eden Gardens. Krunal 2/12, Hardik 2/16
23.28 IST: Appeal for an lbw, given. The batsman takes the DRS.
Prasidh Krishna is the last batsman for Kolkata.
23.25 IST: OUT! Number 9 goes down! Curran tries to go big as he targets the long on fence. Jumps out of the crease but fails to middle his shot properly. A simple catch for Duminy at long on. End is nigh for Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders 106/9 in 16.5 overs vs Mumbai Indians (210/6)
23.20 IST: Strategic break. Mumbai are on the verge of a big win here which will give their NRR a big boost and take them into the top 4.
23.19 IST: FOUR! Flighted and outside off, it's been smashed with the spin and it runs wide of long off for a boundary. KKR 103/8 in 16 overs
Mayank Markande is back into the attack.
Kuldeep Yadav is the new batsman.
23.11 IST: OUT! Chawla gets a little too ambitious and throws his wicket away. A slower delivery by Bumrah, on a length and angling away from the southpaw. Chawla heaves it across the line, aiming to clear mid-wicket but gets caught by Suryakumar Yadav in the deep. Kolkata Knight Riders 93/8 in 13.5 overs vs Mumbai Indians (210/6)
23.10 IST: FOUR! Wrong line from Bumrah and he goes for a boundary. Shortish and angling down the leg side, Chawla gets enough wood behind it and the ball races down to fine leg. KKR 93/7 in 13.4 overs
23.07 IST: Chawla gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it on the leg side for one. Good over from Bumrah, 5 runs from it. KKR 87/7 in 13 overs
23.03 IST: FOUR! But there is absolutely silence at the crowd. Short ball from Cutting, Curran gets behind the ball and pulls it through mid-wicket. KKR 82/7 in 12 overs
That's how KKR's leading run scorer walked back in the hut. Paltan, how crucial was that dismissal?— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 9, 2018
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Piyush Chawla is next to bat.
22.56 IST: OUT! A proper fast bowler's wicket for Bumrah and Mumbai are breathing fire! Good length ball around off, it swings away from Rinku after pitching. He goes for the push and gets a faint edge through to the keeper. They go up in an appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Kolkata Knight Riders 76/7 in 10.2 overs vs Mumbai Indians (210/6)
22.54 IST: FOUR! Rinku plays it fine towards third man. Fuller ball outside off, Singh swings and gets a top edge which flies over the cordon to the third man region. KKR 76/6 in 10.1 overs
Jasprit Bumrah is called back to bowl.
22.53 IST: FOUR! Streaky but Kolkata will take it. Full ball on leg, Tom gets an inside edge to this and the ball rolls to the fine leg region for a boundary. KKR 72/6 in 10 overs
Tom Curran walks out next.
22.49 IST: OUT! Kolkata are falling like a pack of cards! Pandya digs in a short ball on middle and Rana wheels a pull shot. He seems to have made a good connection but it's not good enough to take it over the fence. Cutting in the deep mid-wicket region runs across to his right and takes a nice sliding catch. Mumbai need 4 more for a big win here. Kolkata Knight Riders 67/6 in 9.2 overs vs Mumbai Indians (210/6)
Rinku Singh is the new man in.
22.48 IST: OUT! Kolkata lose half their side! The ball has hit the stumps before Hardik hits it with his hands. Slower ball outside off, Rana plays it to point. Karthik takes of from the non-striker's end and is sent back halfway through. Duminy there throws it to Hardik who takes the bails off. Kartik is well short, the only question is weather Hardik had the ball in his hands. The umpire takes it up and replay shows us that the ball hit the stumps before Pandya's hand. This should be the game for Mumbai. Kolkata Knight Riders 67/5 in 9.1 overs vs Mumbai Indians (210/6)
22.46 IST: A run-out appeal has been taken up. On the first go, it looked like Hardik took the bails off with his hand. What to we have here?
Strategic break! -
22.43 IST: FOUR! Flighted ball on leg, Karthik picks it up early and sweeps this through square leg for a boundary. 144 more needed from the last 11 overs. KKR 67/4 in 9 overs
22.42 IST: SIX! Goes all the way! Floated ball on middle and leg, Rana gets low and slog sweeps this over square leg for half a dozen. They need more of this is Kolkata. KKR 62/4 in 8.4 overs
Dinesh Karthik walks out next.
22.38 IST: OUT! Kolkata lose another wicket and are digging the hole deeper for themselves. The danger man Russell is out of here and his fails to make an impact full promotion. Back of a length ball outside off, Russell reaches for it, gets it off the lower half of the bat and slaps it straight to Markande at covers. Kolkata Knight Riders 54/4 in 8 overs vs Mumbai Indians (210/6)
22.33 IST: Andre Russell has been promoted up the order.
22.32 IST: OUT! Markande removes Uthappa for 14. Mayank gets Uthappa in both the games! Uthappa holes out trying to clear the mid-wicket fence. Tossed up ball in line of the stumps, Robin gets on one knee and sweeps this. He gets enough meat on it but hits it straight to Yadav at deep square leg. Big wicket for Mumbai. Kolkata still need 162 more in 80 balls. Kolkata Knight Riders 49/3 in 6.4 overs vs Mumbai Indians (210/6)
22.27 IST: FOUR! Deft! Slower ball from Pandya outside off, Rana cuts it late in the gap between the keeper and wide slip. KKR 47/2 in 5.3 overs.
22.26 IST: FOUR! Full ball on the leg side, Rana flicks it and milks it through square leg for a boundary.
22.24 IST: SIX! HUGE! Get's hold of this one and will get maximum runs for it. Pulls this over square leg for a biggie.
22.19 IST: Nitish Rana joins Robin Uthappa in the middle and Jasprit Bumrah will bowl his first over.
22.18 IST: OUT! Chris Lynn run out for 21. A big mix up in the middle and Lynn is short of his crease. Krunal fires this full around off, Robin leans forward and pushes this towards covers. Yadav there does well to stop the ball. Lynn is out of his crease and is halfway through before Uthappa sends him back. Suryakumar throws it to Krunal's end and he takes off the bails. No need for the TV umpire, Lynn walks. Kolkata Knight Riders 32/2 in 4 overs vs Mumbai Indians (210/6).
22.16 IST: SIX! He plays this shot really well! Fuller ball from Krunal, Uthappa gets behind the ball and tonks it over mid-wicket.
22.14 IST: FOUR! Pulls this behind square this time. Won't get the same result but will take four. Short ball from Mitchell, Lynn pulls it to the deep square leg region. KKR 24/1 in 2.4 overs.
22.13 IST: SIX! Short again, Lynn makes room and smokes it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Lynn knows what to do at this stage! KKR 20/1 in 2.3 overs.
22.09 IST: FOUR! In total control this time. Pulls a short ball to the deep square leg region for the ball to meet the fence.
22.07 IST: FOUR! That will go to the fence. Flashes and flashes hard. Full ball outside off from Mitchell, Lynn gets a top edge and the ball flies over short third man for a boundary.
22.06 IST: Robin Uthappa is the new man in.
22.05 IST: OUT! McClenaghan removes Narine for 4. There it is, this is what we are talking about. Cramp him for room and do not allow him to free his arms. Mitchell does exactly that and gets his man. Bangs this short on leg, Narine makes room and goes for the pull. Gets a leading edge and the ball flies towards mid-wicket. Krunal settles under it and makes no mistake. Narine who could have made a difference to this chase has to walk back. Kolkata Knight Riders 4/1 in 0.2 overs vs Mumbai Indians (210/6).
22.04 IST: FOUR! Runs in from over the wicket and overpitches this one straight in line of the stumps, Sunil does not need any sighters and lofts this over the man at mid off. You cannot bowl there to him.
22.02 IST: We are back for the chase! The Mumbai boys huddle in and share few tips. Kolkata have no choice but to bring back Sunil Narine at the top. Chris Lynn will accompany him. For the visitors, Mitchell McClenaghan will open the bowling. A slip in place. Let the chase begin!
21.45 IST: SIX! Krunal finishes it off in style! Piyush probably forgot that he is a spinner. Once again fires one in on the shorter side, Krunal remains on the back foot and pumps it over cow corner for a biggie. Mumbai Indians score 210/6 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. Kishan 62, Chawla 3/48
21.44 IST: OUT! But Ben has done his job! Another quicker one outside off, Cutting tries to heave it over mid-wicket but this time it's not backed with enough power. Russell settles near the rope and catches the ball safely. The umpires get it checked upstairs and it's a clean effort by the West Indian. End of a handy cameo by the Australian! Mumbai Indians 204/6 in 19.5 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
21.42 IST: SIX! 200 comes up for Mumbai with still 4 balls to go. Karthik will be already thinking that was it a good call to give Chawla this over! Flatter and shorter on middle, a seam up delivery, Cummins powers it over mid-wicket and clears the man in the deep with utmost ease. MI 200/5 in 19.2 overs
21.41 IST: SIX! That's gone into the Kolkata dugout! Quicker full ball around leg, Cutting gives it the full whack of his bat and launches it over long on. MI 194/5 in 19.1 overs
Last 6 balls left, can Mumbai take their total over the 200-run mark? Piyush Chawla to bowl...
21.38 IST: SIX! Boom! A slower delivery, short in length, Cutting fetches it from outside off and rockets his pull shot over cow corner for a maximum. MI 184/5 in 18.3 overs
21.36 IST: OUT! Rohit falls! Kolkata are clawing their way back in the latter stage of the innings. A length ball outside off, Sharma goes hard at it but fails to provide it the sweet spot of his bat. Ends up chipping it in the air towards extra cover off the bottom half of his blade and Uthappa makes no mistake inside the ring. Mumbai Indians 177/5 in 18.2 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders -
Ben Cutting is the new batsman.
21.33 IST: OUT! It's a legal one. A full toss, dipping in around off, Pandya aims to go downtown but fails to invest enough power behind the shot. And if the investment is not good, you seldom get the desired output. A simple catch for Rinku Singh at long on. Timely breakthrough for Kolkata as Hardik usually proves to be quite dangerous during the death overs. Mumbai Indians 177/4 in 18 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
21.32 IST: SIX! A real freebie by the Englishman! A full toss wide outside off, Pandya reaches out for it and smashes it over point for a biggie. Clean hit! MI 177/3 in 17.5 overs
21.29 IST: SIX! The first one has vanished! A full length ball around off, Pandya swings and swings hard. It flies off the meat of the bat and clears mid-wicket with ease. Such power. MI 168/3 in 17.1 overs
21.27 IST: SIX! Out of here! A tossed up ball landing around middle, Rohit goes with the spin and dispatches it over mid-wicket for a biggie. He is the most dangerous campaigner as far as Kolkata are concerned. MI 162/3 in 17 overs
21.21 IST: Strategic time out! Mumbai are going great guns and with four overs left, they will be eyeing the 200-run mark. Kolkata would do themselves a big favour if they manage to limit the damage.
.@ishankishan51 scored the joint-fastest 50 by an MI batsman and the skipper hugs him on behalf of all of us. 💙— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 9, 2018
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Hardik Pandya arrives next.
21.12 IST: OUT! Kishan holes out this time. Speed thrills but it kills. Once again Kishan is down on one knee to smoke a full ball out of the park. But this time it takes the top half of the bat and balloons behind square leg. Uthappa in the deep settles calmly near the fence and takes the catch safely. End of a scintillating knock by Ishan. He has given a strong platform for his team. Mumbai Indians 144/3 in 14.4 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
21.11 IST: SIX! He is in a different zone. Anything pitching in his half is travelling. Yet another full ball has been slog swept with disdain over mid-wicket. MI 144/2 in 14.3 overs vs KKR
21.08 IST: SIX! Four in a row, 25 from the over! Tremendous hitting by the youngster. A bit of MS Dhoni in this shot. The swing of the bat was like a helicopter as he dismisses a full ball over cow corner. MI 137/2 in 14 overs
21.07 IST: SIX! FIFTY! Bye bye ball! 3rd Indian Premier League fifty for Ishan Kishan, off only 17 balls! Kishan dances down to the pitch of the ball and thwacks it over mid-wicket. A quickfire knock by the young man, joint-fastest for Mumbai. For a moment, they lost the ball but then they found it. Mumbai Indians 131/2 in 13.5 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
21.06 IST: SIX! Well done, Ishan! Kuldeep sensed the charge from the batsman and hence fired it down the leg side. Kishan does extremely well to still adjust to the line. Goes down on one knee and smokes it over backward square leg. MI 125/2 in 13.4 overs
Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack.
21.04 IST: FOUR! Kishan gets the better of Krishna! Feeling mythological. A short of a length delivery around leg and Ishan pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. 15 from the over and Mumbai are going strong here. MI 112/2 in 13 overs
21.02 IST: FOUR! He is already looking dangerous. Krishna attempts a short delivery to which Sharma plays the pull shot. Not from the meat of the bat but still good enough connection to send it to the deep mid-wicket fence. MI 107/2 in 12.4 overs
21.01 IST: EDGY FOUR! Plenty of width on offer outside off, Sharma flashes his bat through the line but gets an outside edge. It speeds down to third man for a boundary. MI 103/2 in 12.3 overs
20.58 IST: FOUR! Wow, a cracking shot by Ishan and once again a boundary off the last ball has spoiled a good over. Russell overpitches it outside off, Ishan needs no second invitation as he crunches this through extra cover for a boundary. MI 97/2 in 12 overs
20.57 IST: Dropped by Rana! You cannot afford to do that. Rohit anyway is a dangerous batsman and at the Eden Gardens he turns into a beast. All the best, Kolkata. Russell offers width outside off and Sharma latches onto the room. Throws his bat at it but fails to keep his square drive down. It goes straight in and out of Rana's hands at point. They cross for a single. ! MI 91/2 in 11.3 overs
Andre Russell is into the attack again.
20.52 IST: FOUR! Connects and connects quite well. Chawla continues to fire it in. A full ball at 91.1 kph, around leg, Kishan goes down on one knee and hammers it behind square leg. Once it goes through the practice pitches, there is no chance for any fielder. MI 86/2 in 11 overs
20.48 IST: FOUR! Shot! Kishan has come out with a positive intent. Fullish ball landing around off, Ishan gets into the position for the reverse sweep and nails it behind backward point for a boundary. MI 76/2 in 10.1 overs
20.47 IST: SIX! Gets hold of this one and it is gone all way! Tossed up ball on off, Kishan takes a step and deposits this over the mid-wicket stand. MI 72/2 in 10 overs
20.42 IST: Strategic break! Mumbai got off to a good start but Chawla removed both the openers to steady things up for his team. An important phase of the game coming up. The batting in the middle overs against Kolkata's spinners will be the key. Let's wait and watch what happens. Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan has joined his skipper in the middle.
20.41 IST: OUT! Soft dismissal for Yadav. Flat ball in line of the stumps, it keeps low, Yadav adjust to the ball and goes for the pull. He doesn't go through with his pull and ends by giving Rinku Singh at deep cow-corner an easy catch. Suryakumar fails to convert another fifty. Mumbai Indians 62/2 in 9 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
20.36 IST: FOUR! Floated ball outside off, Yadav gets low and sweeps this to the deep square leg region for another boundary. MI 59/1 in 7.4 overs
Kuldeep Yadav to bowl his first over now.
20.33 IST: Rohit has flicked the ball off his pads for an easy single. Tight over from Narine, 4 from the over. MI 51/1 in 7 overs
Rohit Sharma is the new man in.
20.27 IST: OUT! An unlucky dismissal for Lewis, but he has to take the long walk back. Short and flat ball from Piyush down leg, Lewis goes for the pull short but gets hit on his thigh pad. The ball then hits the back of his bat and flies to Lynn at short third man who gets low and takes it comfortably. That ball could have gone anywhere! Maybe, just the luck Kolkata needed. Mumbai Indians 46/1 in 5.4 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
20.25 IST: FOUR! Starts with a full toss and Yadav excepts it with glee. Gets on one knee and sweeps it to the deep square leg region. MI 45/0 in 5.2 overs
Piyush Chawla to bowl the last over of the Powerplay.
20.22 IST: FOUR! Length ball outside off from Krishna, Lewis make room, backs away and carves it over backward point for a boundary. MI 35/0 in 4.4 overs
Prasidh Krishna gets a change of ends.
20.18 IST: FOUR! Lewis hits it hard towards deep extra cover o beat the man on the boundary. Another last ball boundary. Narine bowls this quicker around off, Lewis stays back and creams it through covers. The man in the deep cannot get to it. MI 30/0 in 4 overs
Sunil Narine is introduced into the attack.
20.12 IST: FOUR! Deft! Clever from Yadav. Knew third man is on top, waits for the ball and gets it fine to the third man region. MI 22/0 in 2.4 overs
20.10 IST: FOUR! Pure power on that. Overpitched ball on off, Lewis leans forward and hits it hard uppishly through covers. The ball races to the boundary MI 17/0 in 2.2 overs
Tom Curran comes into bowl
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20.08 IST: SIX! Suryakumar spoils the good over from Krishna, a good hit over the third man. There it is! Length ball outside off, Yadav gets behind the ball and cuts it over backward point for a maximum. MI 13/0 in 2 overs
Prasidh Krishna will bowl from the other end.
20.02 IST: FOUR! First of the night! Length ball outside off, Yadav crushes this trough backward point for a boundary. He crosses 400 Indian T20 League runs for this season. MI 4/0 in 0.4 overs
19.59 IST: Andre Russell will bowl with the new ball. Let's play!
19.57 IST: Lasith Malinga rings the iconic Kolkata bell to mark the start of the match. Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav walk out in the middle. Dinesh Karthik gives his men some wise words before taking the field. The umpires are out too and we are moments away before we begin.
After leading MI to four trophies and essaying numerous match-winning innings, @ImRo45 is all set to play his 100th T20 match as captain! 🙌— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 9, 2018
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19.38 IST: Rohit Sharma, playing his 100th Match as captain says that he too wanted to bowl first. Adds that they played well against them in the last game and want to continue that. States that they are playing the same team as before and want to back the boys who are playing some good cricket.
19.35 IST: Dinesh Karthik, Kolkata skipper says that the wicket looks a good one to bat and it won't change for the 40 overs. Opines that the boys are starting fresh and the team is in good shape. Ends by saying they have made two changes to their side, Shubman Gill and Mitchell Johnson sit out while Rinku Singh and Tom Curran take their place.
19.30 IST: TOSS - Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens
We've garnered some momentum at the business end of the tournament and skipper @ImRo45 wants the boys to continue to thrive under pressure.#CricketMeriJaan #KKRvMI #MumbaiIndians pic.twitter.com/PiElWj3wCC— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 9, 2018
18.51 IST: Look who's going to be there tonight -
Kolkata see u at Eden. Let today’s cheer be the loudest for KKR. pic.twitter.com/oEtKwYFR88— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 9, 2018
The Marquee Clash! 🤝— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 2018
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While KKR are fast running of time, the most successful IPL franchise, MI, are peaking at the right time, a revival that's quite akin to their triumphant campaign in 2015 when the Rohit Sharma-led side won seven of their last eight matches en route the title. (Read Full Match Preview)