HIGHLIGHTS: IPL 2018, MI vs KKRMI vs KKR, IPL 2018 HIGHLIGHTS: 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. By the final over, KKR needed 23 runs and Krunal Pandya defended them comfortably with the innings ending at 168 for six. Robin Uthappa's (54 off 35) first fifty plus score of the competition also went in vain. (SCORECARD) (IPL SCHEDULE | IPL POINTS TABLE | IPL FULL COVERAGE)
IPL 2018 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
19.45 IST: Mumbai Indians (181/4) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (168/6) by 13 runs at Wankhede Stadium. Hardik 2/19, Uthappa 54. Krunal Pandya to Dinesh Karthik, 1 run. MUMBAI WIN BY 13 RUNS! They stay alive in the tournament! The crowd has gone bonkers. Brilliant last over by Krunal. He held his composure under immense pressure. Karthik forces the final ball down to long on for a single. The Mumbai players are all smiles and celebrating in the middle.
19.42 IST: OUT! Krunal Pandya removes Narine for 5. A wicket for Mumbai, the crowd is going wild! Narine with a mistimed shot has sliced his drive in the air towards extra cover. Rohit Sharma backpedals a bit and makes no mistake. The batsmen though crossed and Karthik will have strike. Kolkata Knight Riders 163/6 in 19.2 overs vs Mumbai Indians (181/4) at Wankhede Stadium.
19.34 IST: SIX! Boom! Bumrah attempts for a yorker but ends up serves a full toss on middle. Karthik turns and hammers it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
19.32 IST: FOUR! Width on offer outside off, it's whacked through the point region for a boundary. DK once again doing it for Kolkata!
19.28 IST: Sunil Narine is in next.
19.27 IST: OUT! Bumrah removes Russell for 9. A massive moment in this chase! Bumrah once again delivers an accurate short ball, nicely targeted at the batsman, Russell attempts to wheel a pull shot but it catches the top edge and balloons wide of short fine leg. Krunal Pandya runs back and takes a fine catch by diving. Key was that he kept hold of the ball even when he landed. Wonderfully done. Mumbai will be relieved to see Russell's back. Kolkata Knight Riders 131/5 in 16.4 overs vs Mumbai Indians (181/4) at Wankhede Stadium.
19.16 IST: Mitchell McClenaghan to Andre Russell, 1 run. Back of length ball outside off, Russell backs away and chops it behind the wicket on the off side. They steal a quick single. KKR 122/4 in 15 overs.
19.08 IST: Andre Russell walks out to bat.
19.07 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya removes Nitish Rana for 31. Gone! Another big wicket for Mumbai, they are making those timely breakthrough and are keeping their hopes alive in the game! Hardik is the man for Mumbai with the ball tonight! He bangs one short and hurries the batsman. Rana was late on the pull, he gets a top edge to deep fine leg. Bumrah in the deep gets to it and just manages to hold on to it. The ball nearly slipped out of his hands, it would have been really costly had he miss. Kolkata Knight Riders 115/4 in 13.3 overs vs Mumbai Indians.
19.02 IST: OUT! Markande removes Uthappa for 54. Robin Uthappa runs out of his luck! End of a wonderful knock from Uthappa! Kolkata still need 75 from 40 balls! Loopy leg break, spun away just a little, Uthappa looking to play the lofted drive, he mistimes it to long off and Cutting in the deep takes a safe catch. Kolkata Knight Riders 112/3 in 12.3 overs vs Mumbai Indians.
18.55 IST: FIFTY! Robin Uthappa hits his 23 IPL half-century. FOUR! Fifty to Uthappa, his first of the season! He is playing a vital innings here for Kolkata! Hat-trick of boundaries from Uthappa. He goes back and pulls it really hard to the mid-wicket boundary. Kolkata Knight Riders 107/2 in 11.4 overs vs Mumbai Indians.
18.48 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings for Uthappa! Full ball down the leg side, Uthappa sits back and flicks it over the man at short fine leg. The ball races away to the fence. KKR 91/2 in 9.5 overs
Ben Cutting comes into the attack!
18.44 IST: FOUR! Another gorgeous shot from Uthappa, he is looking in his elements today and he will pay Mumbai for that let off! Floated delivery on off, Uthappa powers the drive away to the cover boundary. KKR 84/2 in 9 overs
18.41 IST: SIX! Biggie! Superb shot, 4000 runs in Indian Premier League for Robin Uthappa and becomes the 6th player to reach the landmark! Floated delivery on off, goes across and slogs it hard over long on for a six. KKR 77/2 in 8 overs
18.38 IST: FOUR! Floated delivery on the stumps, Rana plays a sweep and makes good cotact. The ball speeds away to deep square leg, Krunal dives to his left but fails to stop it. KKR 64/2 in 7.1 overs
18.34 IST: FOUR! Wonderful placement from Rana! Faster one outside off, Rana sits back in his crease and square cuts it behind point. The ball speeds away to the boundary. KKR 59/2 in 6.5 overs
18.33 IST: SIX! Neat strike from Uthappa! It is a floated delivery from Krunal and Uthappa gets right to the pitch of it. He smacks it over the sightscreen for a six. KKR 54/2 in 6.3 overs
Krunal Pandya comes into the attack.
18.27 IST: DROPPED! Drops an absolute sitter! Mayank Markande is the culprit! Short of a length ball from Hardik, Uthappa mistimes the pull to mid-on. Mayank took it too easily and shells a dolly. KKR 44/2 in 5.2 overs
18.25 IST: SIX! Super shot! Short ball outside off, Rana sits back and uses the pace of the bowler. He upper cuts it over the third man fence for a maximum. KKR 44/2 in 5 overs
18.19 IST: FOUR! An absolute cracker of a shot by Nitish Rana. The young lad wants to make an instant impact as he gets started in the chase by lofting the ball over the covers and down to cover point. KKR 33/2 in 3.4 overs
18.17 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya removes Shubman Gill for 7. Caught by Krunal! That went high up in the air and Krunal at mid off settles under it as he takes it neatly! Slower ball from Hardik, bowls at a 111 kph speed. Gill was early into the stroke as he miscues it. Couple of wickets for Mumbai in short time and they clawing their way back into the game. KKR 28/2 in 3.1 overs
18.12 IST: OUT! Mitchell McClenaghan removes Chris Lynn for 17. One shot too many from Lynn! He is looking to be aggressive that proves to be his downfall. Short of a length ball cramping Lynn for room. He is looking to pull that to fine leg but he finds Bumrah at short fine leg. Kolkata lose their first wicket in this chase. KKR 28/1 in 2.5 overs
18.11 IST: FOUR! Another one and the Australian is finding the spaces all over. Back-to-back boundaries for Kolkata! Short ball, doesn't rise enough and Lynn gets right on top of the bonce as he pulls to the mid-wicket boundary. KKR 28/0 in 2.4 overs
18.10 IST: FOUR! The boundaries are pouring in and Lynn has a crack short to fine leg. KKR 24/0 in 2.3 overs
18.09 IST: FOUR! Shubman Gill gets off the mark with a boundary on McClenaghan's delivery. Down the ground and smart thinking. KKR 19/0 in 2.1 overs
18.08 IST: FOUR! Bumrah once again provides width outside off and Lynn flirts with it. Gets a thick outside edge and it speeds away to the third man fence. Doesn't matter how they come as long as they come! 13 from the over. Big movement back into the batsman from around off, completely cramping Chris for room. It sneaks past the inside edge of the bat and curls wide of the keeper for a boundary at fine leg. KKR 15/0 in 1.5 overs
18.08 IST: FOUR! Fine connection this time by the Aussie. A slower one by Bumrah which was picked early by Lynn. He rocks on the back leg and spanks it through covers for a cracking boundary. KKR 11/0 in 1.5 overs
18.07 IST: FOUR! Through third man and Chris Lynn can consider himself lucky. The first boundary of Kolkata's innings. KKR 7/0 in 1.4 overs
18.03 IST: Good over by McClenaghan with just two off it. Lynn tries a few shots in between but are blocked by the covers. KKR 2/0 in 1 over
18.00 IST: The KKR batsman are out and surprisingly, Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn are the openers. Nice to see the team sending out the young lad from the start. Mitchell McClenaghan will begin with the new ball. Let's get started with the chase!!
17.46 IST: Mumbai Indians post 181/4 in 20 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium. Suryakumar 59, Lewis 43, Russell 2/12.
17.44 IST: FOUR! More agony for Krishna! He bowls a perfect wide yorker and makes Hardik stretch out for it. He gets a thick edge right between the keeper and the fielder at short third man.
17.42 IST: FOUR! That's unfair on the bowler, he foxed the batsman with the slower one. 98.2 kph was the speed of that delivery and Hardik swung his bat at it. He gets a thick edge wide of the keeper for a boundary.
17.37 IST: SIX! Duminy goes for the heave and he manages to makes excellent contact. Flatter ball on the stumps, Duminy sits back and smokes it over mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
17.29 IST: OUT! Narine removes Krunal Pandya for 14. Narine strikes and he gets his revenge! Flatter ball on the stumps, Krunal is slightly late on the ball as it skids through after pitching. He miscues the pull to wide long on. Gill is the fielder in the deep and he makes no mistake. Mumbai Indians 151/4 in 16.5 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium.
17.27 IST: SIX! Terrific connection from Krunal! 150 up for Mumbai, how many more can the hosts get? Flatter ball on the stumps, he goes right back and pulls it over mid-wicket fence for a six.
17.25 IST: FOUR! Innovative stroke from Hardik even Krishna is impressed! Length ball outside off, Hardik walks right across his stumps and scoops it away to fine leg. He didn't even watch the ball just trusted his instinct of picking up the length.
17.23 IST: FOUR! Slammed by Hardik Pandya! Shortish length outside off, enough width for Hardik. He rocks back and slaps it with disdain to the point boundary.
17.19 IST: FOUR! Krunal announces his arrival with a strong shot! Short ball and he stands tall to it. Powers the pull in front of the wicket and the ball flew away to mid-wicket fence.
17.18 IST: Krunal Pandya walks out to bat.
17.17 IST: OUT! Russell removes Suryakumar for 59. OUT! Edged and taken! Russell strikes for the second time in this innings! Poor shot from Suryakumar Yadav. Length ball much closer to the off stump and he was looking to cut that. He doesn't get enough width and gets cramped for room as he edges it through to the keeper. Karthik takes a simple catch behind the wickets. End of a terrific knock from Suryakumar Yadav. Mumbai Indians 127/3 in 14.2 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium.
17.11 IST: Mitchell Johnson to Hardik Pandya, 1 run. Another slower ball, Hardik checks his drive and pushes it to long off for a single. MI 126/2 in 14 overs.
17.04 IST: SIX! Hardik mistimed it but he got enough on it to clear the boundary at long off! Floated delivery on off, plays a lofted drive and picks up half a dozen.
17.02 IST: FOUR! Punched off the back foot, Suryakumar doesn't get to the pitch of it but he still goes through with the stroke. Powers it through the covers for a boundary.
17.00 IST: Hardik Pandya walks out to bat.
16.59 IST: OUT! Narine removes Rohit for 11. Top edge and taken! A rare failure for Rohit against Kolkata! Floated delivery on middle, it jumps a little extra and that was the undoing for Rohit. He was looking to sweep that, top edges it high to deep mid-wicket. Rinku Singh judges it to perfection. Mumbai Indians 106/2 in 11.4 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium.
16.57 IST: FIFTY! Suryakumar Yadav hits his 5th IPL half-century off 31 balls. Mumbai Indians 104/1 in 11.1 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium
16.52 IST: FOUR! Elegantly played by Rohit! He gets to the pitch of it and smashes it through the covers, the ball goes to the boundary in no time.
16.48 IST: Rohit Sharma walks out to bat.
16.47 IST: OUT! Russell removes Lewis for 43. Gone! Finally, Kolkata gets the opening breakthrough! Russell strikes for the visitors! Slower ball wider of the off stump, back of the hand delivery from Russell, Lewis goes hard at it and gets a thick edge to short third man, he losses his shape in the process. The ball flew to Lynn at short third man who accepts it gleefully. Mumbai Indians 91/1 in 9.2 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium.
16.44 IST: FOUR! Placement is the key on this occasion! Suryakumar exposes all his stumps as he backs away and square cuts it. Beating the man at backward point, who dived to his left but fails to stop it.
16.40 IST: FOUR! Just lovely, Suryakumar Yadav goes on the front foot and crisply drives it through the covers, the ball just races away to the boundary.
16.37 IST: FOUR! EDGED BUT RUNS! How did it miss the off stump? Misses it just by a whisker! Faster one on the stumps, Lewis goes hard at it, toe ends it just past the off peg. The ball goes between the legs of the keeper and races to the boundary.
16.36 IST: FOUR! Whipped away in fine style! Full ball on the pads, the batsman moves across his stumps and whips it right between deep mid wicket fielder and the fielder at long on.
16.33 IST: SIX! That is beautiful! Amazing strike from Suryakumar Yadav! Floated delivery on middle, he dances down the track towards the pitch of it. He simply nails it over long on fence for a maximum. MI 66/0 in 6.4 overs.
16.27 IST: FOUR! EDGED BUT RUNS! Googly from Chawla, the batsman went hard at it, he gets a thick outside edge past the keeper. The ball speeds away to the boundary.
16.26 IST: FOUR! Lofts it up and over the extra cover region, the ball dribbles away to the boundary. That is the 50-run opening partnership for Mumbai.
16.25 IST: SIX! Lewis welcomes Chawla with a six! BANG!! Huge strike from Lewis! Short ball and he dispatches it miles over square leg fence for a big big six.
16.22 IST: SIX! Majestic strike from Lewis! 73-meter strike from the West Indian! Short of a length ball on the pads, he gets into position quickly and pulls over the square leg region for a huge six. MI 41/0 in 4.5 overs.
16.18 IST: FOUR! Superb shot! Back-to-back boundaries for Lewis! Flatter ball on off, he goes back and powers it through the covers for another boundary. MI 32/0 in 4 overs.
16.12 IST: FOUR! Nothing streaky about this stroke, sheer class from Suryakumar! Pitched up delivery on off, leans into the drive and caresses it through the covers. MI 18/0 in 2.3 overs.
16.11 IST: SIX! Here come today's first six from the bat of Suryakumar Yadav. Up in the air and that's a biggie! Fielder at fine leg was interested but the ball just sails over him! Suryakumar goes for the pull and top edges it. Luckily for him it went all the way.
16.09 IST: Mumbai are 8 without loss after 2 overs. Prasidh Krishna to Evin Lewis, 2 runs. Too straight from Krishna, Lewis gets enough wood on it and glances it away to fine leg. The Mumbai pair take two.
16.07 IST: FOUR! Well played! That one was rising on Suryakumar, but he gets on top of the bounce nicely. He cuts it with precision between the two men square on to the off side. MI 5/0 in 1.2 overs.
16.05 IST: Nitish Rana to Evin Lewis, no run. Faster one on middle goes on the back foot and defends it down the track. Just one run from the first over.
16.00 IST: Umpires are out in the middle and Kolkata side are in a huddle near their dug-out. Mumbai opening pair Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav walks out to bat. Surprisingly, Nitish Rana will open the attack for Kolkata with the new ball.
15.55 IST: Rohit Sharma feels they have a pretty simple equation to deal with, they need to bat well and post a good total and do well with the ball in the evening. He says every day is a new challenge and they have to do well. Teams need to work hard and try to win those little moments which is what Rohit wants from his side. There are no changes in their playing squad quotes Mumbai skipper.
15.50 IST: Dinesh Karthik says he wants to chase. He feels wicket is good and should stay the same throughout the contest. Young bowlers are learning from the overseas bowlers like Mitchell Johnson and he says he is someone who give a lot of advice to young boys, he is empowering them to take their own decisions. He informs his side have got couple of forced changes. Rana is fit and Rinku Singh makes way for him. Prasidh Krishna gets a game in place of Shivam Mavi.
15.45 IST: Mumbai Indians Playing XI: 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
15.40 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (w/c), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
15.30 IST: IPL TOSS! Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and opted to field first against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
15.28 IST: KKR players practice ahead of the big clash.
15.25 IST: Mumbai's utility player Krunal Pandya will be hoping to carry on the great form against KKR today.
Wickets at crucial junctures and vital runs down the order! Utility man @krunalpandya24 will be hoping to carry on the great work against KKR today!#CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/Wq73rB4EIP— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 6, 2018
15.15 IST: Here are the IPL Teams for the 37th match between Kolkata and Mumbai.
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.
MI's under-performing batsmen finally clicked on Friday against Kings XI and will look to replicate their performance against another top of the table outfit.
Mumbai jumped to the fifth spot having won three of their nine games while KKR are sitting comfortable in the third position. The hosts have to win all their remaining five games to make it to the play-offs.
For Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav (340 runs) has been in great form and has scored runs consistently.
But his opening partner, Evin Lewis, has been a disappointment and the home team will need to relook at its opening pair, especially after the West Indian's flop show at the Holkar International Stadium.
The hosts, however, will be pleased that skipper Rohit is back among the runs and will be looking up to him to lead them from the front. (Click here to read Full Preview)