New Delhi: Welcome to our live coverage of 54th match of the IPL 2017, between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, being played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. ( Scorecard || Full coverage 2017 || Points Table 2017|| Match Report )
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CATCH OF THE MATCH- Karn Sharma
MAXIMUM SIXES- Ambati Rayudu
STYLISH PLAYER- Trent Boult
MAN OF THE MATCH- Ambati Rayudu
MI win by 9 runs
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings; Target 174
Over 20 | Score 164/8 | Umesh 4 (4) ; Boult 5 (8)
Hardik in to finish off with the last six deliveries. 12 needed off it. Shorter delivery, Umesh pulls it, top edge and just a single off it. Quick two off the next delivery. 11 off 4 now. Dot ball to follow. That was real paced up with a yorker length delivery well outside off. Then comes the quicker bouncer. 11 off 2 now as Mumbai fans are back with the smile and the roar. And itr turns 11 off 1 now. What a bowling by Hardik! Single off the last ball and Mumbai win by 9 runs. This is Kolkata's first defeat in a run chase at Eden Gardens since 2013.
Over 19 | Score 160/8 | Umesh 3 (3) ; Boult 2 (2)
Tim Southee in for his final over now. 21 off 12 needed now. Second delivery, yorker, just off as Kuldeep shifts accordingly to push it down square-leg, fumble in the deep by Johnson and boundary it is. Third ball, well over-pitched, just outside off, dips late and off the outside edge flies to Rayudu. Loud appeal and Umpire raises his finger. Kuldeep not at all happy with the decision.
Kuldeep Yadav c Rayudu b Southee 16 (15b)
New batsman is Trent Boult. Ohh...it seems it wasn't an OUT. Just the ball swinging right. No wonder Kuldeep wasn't happy with it. Seven off the over.
Over 18 | Score 153/7 | Umesh 2 (2) ; Kuldeep 12 (13)
25 off 18 needed. Hardik Pandya into the attack now. First ball, short, angling in as Pandey chips it over midwicket to Suchith in the deep and he takes it effortlessly.
MK Pandey c sub (J Suchith) b HH Pandya 33 (33b)
Umesh Yadav is the new batsman. Just four singles off the over.
Over 17 | Score 149/6 | Pandey 33 (32) ; Kuldeep 10 (10)
Tim Southee back into the attack. He was the one who started off taking the wickets. Had struck down Narine in the first over. First ball, length, down leg side as Pandey glances down square-leg for a boundary. Third ball, similar delivery as Kuldeep uses the pace to guide it down to third man for a four. Fourth ball, front foot NO BALL. FREE HIT, with Kuldeep at strike. Just a single off the slow yorker. 26 off 19 now. 14 off the over.
Over 16 | Score 135/6 | Pandey 26 (28) ; Kuldeep 4 (6)
Mitch Johnson paces in for his fourth and final over tonight. Just two singles off the first half of the over. Two singles to follow in off the next two deliveries. Last ball, full toss, well outside leg stump as Kuldeep shifts, but not enough as he falls down in vain.
Over 15 | Score 131/6 | Pandey 24 (26) ; Kuldeep 2 (3)
Hardik paces up for his second over now. First delivery, length, seams beautifuly in, seeping through bat and pad and red goes the bails. Colin departs.
C de Grandhomme b HH Pandya 29 (16b)
Kuldeep Yadav is the new batsman in. Just two singles of the five deliveries and single to finish it off.
Over 14 | Score 128/5 | Pandey 23 (24) ; de Grandhomme 29 (15)
48 off 42 needed. So a evenly poised game till now. Run rate going at right pace, just the wickets have been a problem. If KKR can pull off with this partnership, they are through.
Mitch Johnson in for his third over now. Second delivery, length, seaming across, slight inside edge and Rayudu takes it behind. Loud appeal denied by the umpire. But Rayudu unhappy. Rohit Sharma has a word with the umpire as he too was disappointed.
Four dot balls and finally a single off the five deliveries bowled. Single to finish off.
Over 13 | Score 126/5 | Pandey 22 (19) ; de Grandhomme 28 (14)
And another of the Pandya brother steps into the attack. It is Hardik now for his first over. Fourth delivery, short, angling in as Colin drags it to dispatch it into the crowd. Well, a one-handed catch by a spectator! 11 off the over.
Over 12 | Score 115/5 | Pandey 18 (16) ; de Grandhomme 21 (11)
Krunal continues in for his second over. Three singles off the first half of the over. Fourth ball, short and low as Colin lazily cuts it down past third man for a boundary. That has been a strong point over the last couple of deliveries to Colin. Nine off the over.
Over 11 | Score 106/5 | Pandey 15 (13) ; de Grandhomme 15 (8)
Vinay Kumar in for his third over. First delivery, short, outside off as Colin eases it past the man at third man for a boundary. Second ball, similar ball, angling in as he cuts it down third man for a four again. 100 up for struggling KKR. Two singles and a dot ball to follow off the next three deliveries. Last ball, slower, length, outside off as Colin punches it down point for a boundary. 14 off the over.
Over 10 | Score 92/5 | Pandey 14 (12) ; de Grandhomme 2 (3)
And it is Krunal Pandya into the attack now. Colin de Grandhomme makes his way to the pitch. Just five off the over.
Over 9 | Score 87/5 | Pandey 11 (9) ; 0 (0)
And it is Vinay Kumar into the attack yet again. Four singles and two wides off the five deliveries bowled in this over. Last ball, took the pace off the ball, outside off as Pathan mistimes it stroke as Hardik takes it at long-on.
YK Pathan c HH Pandya b Vinay Kumar 20 (7b)
Over 8 | Score 80/4 | Pandey 8 (6) ; Pathan 19 (4)
Karn Sharma back into the attack for his third over. Second delivery, shorter and Pandey off his back-foot sends it sailing over midwicket for a six. Fourth ball, fuller. Top-spin and Pathan slogs it over midwicket for another six. Last ball, fuller and Pathan sends it downtown for a flat six.
Over 7 | Score 63/4 | Pandey 3 (2) ; Pathan 7 (2)
And into the attack is Vinay Kumar. Back after a long, long time. Second delivery, short as Lynn pulls it off his front-foot and Krunal Pandya takes it at deep midwicket
CA Lynn c KH Pandya b Vinay Kumar 26 (14b)
Yusuf Pathan is the new man. Third ball, thick outside edge and it flies over third man for a six.
Over 6 | Score 53/3 | 0 (0) ; Lynn 26 (12)
Karn Sharma into the attack for the last over of power-play. Last ball, spins in, googly as Uthappa rocks back to chip it in the air and Rohit takes it at cover.
RV Uthappa c RG Sharma b KV Sharma 2 (4b)
Over 4 | Score 35/1 - Chris Lynn 16(7b); Gautam Gambhir 15(13b)
Bowling change for Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma brought in Karn Sharma, and the spinner helped the skipper in his choice. Five runs from the over, which included a four, off the fourth ball, hit by Gautam Gambhir.
KKR need another 139 runs from 16 overs.
Over 3 | Score 30/1 - Chris Lynn 16(7b); Gautam Gambhir 10(7b)
One laboured over from Tim Southee. The Kiwi pacer started with a six, hit by Chris Lynn over long-on, then a leg bye. A dot ball, then a wide. A single to rotate the strike.
Then Lynn smashed second six of the over, at cow corner. The over ended with a four, through fine leg. 19 runs from it.
Over 2 | Score 11/1 - Chris Lynn 0(3b); Gautam Gambhir 9(5b)
It's veteran's day out for Mumbai. Mitchell Johnson shared the new ball with Tim Southee, and not a good start from the former Aussie pacer.
11 runs from the over with Gautam Gambhir hitting two fours, off the fourth and sixth balls respectively.
Over 1 | Score 0/1 - Chris Lynn 0(2b); Gautam Gambhir 0(0b)
A rather quiet start from Kolkata Knight Riders, or rather Sunil Narine. Three dot balls as Tim Southee managed to tie down the West Indian. Then the wicket. A wicket maiden for the Kiwi pacer.
WICKET: Sunil Narine c Hardik Pandya b Tim Southee 0 (4b)
That happened off the fourth ball. A well directed bouncer from Southee forced Narine to play the shot, and it ended up as a catch for Hardik Pandya at extra cover.
KKR need 174 runs off 120 deliveries to win
Over 20 | Score 173/5 | Krunal 0 (1) ; Hardik 1 (2)
Last six deliveries to go as Boult paces up. Starts off with two dot balls. Excellent start from the pacer and Pollard desperate for a boundary now. Third delivery, well off as Pollard strikes it hard down the wicket, but Pandey fields it well in the deep. Just two off it. Fourth ball, full toss, dipping in as Pollard strikes it high, real high. Pathan waits at covers patiently to take it.
KA Pollard c Pathan b Boult 13 (11b)
Fifth ball, full toss, thigh high and single off it to Hardik. Last ball, full toss, leg-bye single.Excellent over by the Kiwi international.
Over 19 | Score 168/4 | Pollard 11 (7) ; Hardik 0 (1)
Kuldeep Yadav back in for his last over now. Third delivery, length, spinning out as Rayudu shimmies down to loft it over the bowler for a boundary. Fourth delivery, fuller as Rayudu charges out to put it over long-on boundary. And then again...WICKET! Googly, shorter and wider as Rayudu fails to reach out. Uthappa takes it and stumps him out.
AT Rayudu st Uthappa b Kuldeep Yadav 63 (37b)
Hardik Pandya is the new man in.
Over 18 | Score 157/3 | Pollard 10 (5) ; Rayadu 53 (34)
And Trent Boult back into the attack. First delivery, short, seams across, giving the width as Rayadu slaps it down cover for a boundary. Second delivery, length, across the stumps down leg as Rayadu off a wristy flick down square-leg gets a six. Fifty up for Rayadu too. Fifth ball, shorter, seams across as Pollard ramps it over mid-on for a six. 18 off the over.
Over 17 | Score 139/3 | Pollard 3 (3) ; Rayadu 41 (30)
Narine in for his last over. Pollard is the new man in. First ball, slight to the off as Rayadu glides it down past the keeper for a boundary. Nine off the over.
Over 16 | Score 130/3 | 0 (0) ; Rayadu 36 (26)
Umesh Yadav in for his final over now. Third delivery, length, outside off as Rayadu slices it over point for a boundary. And then a six! Similar ball and Rayadu off his back-foot ramps it over square-leg for a maximum. Last ball, shorter and Rayadu looking to pull it slaps it near and takes a quick single. But Tiwary wasn't ready as he looked puzzled and then took off. Umesh sprints in to topple down the stumps. Crowd goes wild at Eden Gardens.
SS Tiwary run out 52 (43b)
Over 15 | Score 118/2 | Tiwary 52 (42) ; Rayadu 25 (22)
Sunil Narine back in. Third over. Second delivery, back of the length, spins in as Rayudu rocks back to put it through midwicket for a boundary. Fifth delivery, similar ball to Tiwary who picks it right to flick it over midwicket for a boundary. And then four again, down the line and fifty up for Tiwary.
Over 14 | Score 105/2 | Tiwary 43 (39) ; Rayadu 20 (18)
And Umesh Yadav in for his third over. First delivery, shorter, seaming out as Tiwary slashes it down backward point for a boundary. And it is 100 up for MI. Two singles to follow in. And that is it off the over. Good come-back from the pacer.
Over 13 | Score 99/2 | Tiwary 38 (35) ; Rayadu 19 (17)
And it is Rajpoot back in for his third over. His slower cutter doing the trouble as just one single ahs been pivked up off the four deliveries bowled. Two each off the last two deliveries as the over sums up to five runs.
Over 12 | Score 94/2 | Tiwary 36 (33) ; Rayadu 15 (13)
Narine returns to attack now. Two singles off the first two deliveries bowled. Fourth ball, length, just outside off as Rayudu sweeps it over midwicket for a boundary. Boult makes a good effort but failed to beat the pace of the ball. Eight off the over.
Over 11 | Score 86/2 | Tiwary 35 (31) ; Rayadu 9 (9)
And it is Ankit Rajpoot into the attack now for his second over. Second delivery, fuller, outside off as Saurabh powerfully strikes it off a half-volley over the bowler for a boundary. And there is a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan, who has finally arrived at the Eden Gardens to support his team. Seven off the over.
Over 10 | Score 79/2 | Tiwary 30 (27) ; Rayadu 7 (7)
And it is Kuldeep Yadav back again for his second over now. Five runs picked up between the wickets off the four deliveries bowled. Good over by KKR – just seven off the over.
Over 9 | Score 72/2 | Tiwary 28 (25) ; Rayadu 2 (3)
And new bowler into the attack. It is Ankit Rajpoot in for his first over. Second delivery, slow cutter as Rohit looking to cut it down to third man fails to strike it as the ball hits the pad in line with middle stump. Umpire raises his fingers and Rohit unaware. He is unhappy.
RG Sharma lbw b Rajpoot 27 (21b)
New man in is Ambati Rayadu. Tidy over – just four off it.
Over 8 | Score 68/1 | Tiwary 28 (23) ; Rohit 27 (20)
And finally a leg-spinner to test Rohit Sharma. Kuldeep Yadav in for his first over. Second delivery, fuller, well off as Rohit sweeps it over midwicket for a boundary. Fourth ball, googly, Rohit looking to sweep it again, fails but the ball skids off his jersey and off it goes for a boundary. 11 off the over.
Over 6 | Score 51/1 | Tiwary 25 (18) ; Rohit 17 (12)
Umesh Yadav in for the last over of power-play. First delivery, back of the length, seams across to off as Tiwary off the upper edge whistles down point to the boundary. Fourth ball, length, angling in as Rohit lofts it elegantly high over long-on. 100th six for MI this season and 50 up for them too. 12 off the over.
Over 5 | Score 39/1 | Tiwary 20 (15) ; Rohit 10 (10)
And times for some spin action as Sunil Narine steps in. Third ball, fuller, well off, Rohit paddle sweeps it over square-leg for a boundary. Just seven off the over. So in favour of the spinner.
Over 4 | Score 32/1 | Tiwary 19 (14) ; Rohit 6 (5)
And pace attack continues with Umesh Yadav now. Second delivery, fuller down leg side as it glances off Rohit's pads it past the keeper, slips past Uthappa's goves and off to the boundary. Third delivery, length, angling in as Rohit pushes it down midwicket for a boundary again. Last ball, straight drive by Tiwary and four again.
Over 3 | Score 18/1 | Tiwary 14 (11) ; Rohit 1 (2)
Boult warms-up for his second over now. Square-leg goes back. Second delivery, length, seaming across and Simmons chuckles it over to Gautam Gambhir at cover. Big blow for Mumbai Indians as Simmons goes for a duck.
LMP Simmons c Narine b Boult 0 (5b)
Skipper Rohit Sharma is the new man in. Remember, this has been his hunting ground. So much is expected off Rohit tonight. Man at short-leg for him. Fifth ball, length, angling in as Tiwary drives it down cover for a four. Quick out-field does most of the job.
Over 2 | Score 12/0 | Tiwary 9 (9) ; Simmons 0 (3)
Sharing the new ball is Colin de Grandhomme. First delivery, length, seaming outside off as Saurabh pushes it off his back-foot down cover for a boundary. Fourth delivery, shorter down off-side as Saurabh cramps it off the upper edge of the bat over short-third man for a boundary again. 10 off the over.
Over 1 | Score 2/0 | Tiwary 1 (3) ; Simmons 0 (3)
Mahela Jayawardene rings the bell as new opening pair, Saurabh Tiwary and Lendl Simmons make their way to the pitch. With the new ball is Trent Boult. Lot of changes for MI and Rohit said that he wants to test his bench strength against one of the best teams in IPL.
Four beautiful and anxious deliveries from the Kiwi international. Just two runs off it.
MI XI: L Simmons, RG Sharma, A Rayudu, K Pollard, S Tiwary, K Pandya, H Pandya, K Sharma, V Kumar, T Southee, M Johnson
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TEAM CHANGES: Chris Woakes out with ankle injury as Treant Boult will replace him; MI will be testing their bench strength in tonight's important encounter
TOSS TIME: KKR win toss, elect to bowl first
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WOW FACT: If Mumbai Indians win today, they will be the first team, across all international teams, to win 100 T20 games
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NEWS FROM THE PITCH: It is raining there at Kolkata as the fight for top place might get delayed for it
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (C), Darren Bravo, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, Shaikb-Al-Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Suryakumar Yadav, Robin Uthappa and Umesh Yadav.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Lendl Simmons, Mitchel Johnsohn, Mitchell McClenghan, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, Saurabh Tiwary, Shreyas Gopal, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Krunal Pandya, Keiron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Jagdish Suchith, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Karn Sharma and Vinay Kumar.
When and where to watch the match:
Date & Time: May 13 (Saturday) at 20:00 IST
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.
Online Streaming: Sony LIV, Hotstar
Kolkata Knight Riders find nemesis Mumbai Indians in their way for a top-two finish as the two heavyweights clash in the final round of the Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens tonight.
After a flying start to their respective campaigns, both the teams have started showing some wear and tear. Mumbai have suffered successive defeats while KKR have lost three of their last four matches.
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Having become the first team to make the cut, the outcome of the match won't affect Mumbai but Kolkata need to win to take their tally to 18, same as their opponents and remain in contention for a second-place finish.
A top-two finish will be up for grabs for both Mumbai (18 points) or Kolkata (16) as it will give them the privilege of getting two shots at making the final.
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Taking into account of their first-leg result, Kolkata have their 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.
Last season, Mumbai Indians won both their matches against Kolkata Knight Riders and skipper Rohit Sharma was the Man-of-the-Match in both. It will be a big opportunity for the skipper to get back among runs before the Play-offs.