Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians - As it happened...
Zeenews Sports Bureau
Kolkata Knight Riders` Sunil Narine claimed four wickets to bundle out Mumbai Indians for 108 to register a crucial 32-run victory in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
Over 19.1: Tossed up on middle, RP Singh smashed it towards deep midwicket, Abdulla took a catch just inside the boundary rope.
RP Singh c Iqbal Abdulla b Narine 3(5)
Mumbai need 33 runs in 6 balls
Over 18.6: Balaji struck to claim Malinga. He bowled short and outside off, Malinga pulled it straight to Tiwary at long on. Malinga c Manoj Tiwary b Balaji 8(6) [6s-1]
Mumbai need 36 runs in 12 balls
Over 17.5: Rohit Sharma, looking to work it onto the leg side, got a leading edge. McCullum ran from behind to hold on to the catch. Rohit Sharma c Brendon McCullum b Narine 12(14) [4s-1]
Over 17.1: Harbhajan Singh out! Sunil Narine struck again. Short and wide outside off, Harbhajan tried to slog and found Tiwary at long on. Harbhajan c Manoj Tiwary b Narine 1(2)
Over 16.5: Dwayne Smith out! Back to back wickets for Kallis. Mumbai 97/6 after 17.0 Overs.
Dwayne Smith lbw b Kallis 0(1)
Over 16.4: Kallis got the big man Kieron Pollard!! He tried to pull a short delivery going above his head, gets an edge and went into the hands of McCullum. Pollard c Brendon McCullum b Kallis 8(5) [4s-1]
Over 16: Kieron Pollard started off with the boundary off Shakib. Shakib bowled it on middle, Pollard came down the track and hit it over the midwicket for a boundary. 10 runs came in that over. Mumbai 90/4 (16.0 Ovs). Mumbai need 51 runs in 24 balls.
Overs 15.3: Rayudu out! Shakib went for a wide delivery for a charging Rayudu, who missed the ball by a mile. McCullum did a wonderful job behind the wicket by whipping the bails off in a flash. Rayudu st Brendon McCullum b Shakib Al Hasan 11(8) [6s-1]
Overs 15: Mumbai need 61 runs in 30 balls.
Overs 14: Ambati Rayudu, new man on the crease, hoisted Abdulla for a six in the third ball over the long on boundary. 10 runs came in that over. Mumbai need 64 runs in 36 balls. Mumbai 77/3 (14.0 Ovs).
Overs 12.5: Dinesh Karthik out!! Wicket goes to Lakshmipathy Balaji. Tried to clear a slower delivery over fine leg, but failed to get the distance. Handed Yusuf Pathan a fine catch at fine leg. Dinesh Karthik c Yusuf Pathan b Balaji 21(26) [4s-3].
Overs 12: Iqbal Abdulla finished another good over. Just three runs off that over. Mumbai Indians were 63/2.
Overs 10.6: Sunil Narine left Sachin cluless. Cleaned him up with a beauty.Pitched outside off, turned back into the batsman, but Sachin had no clue. He got an inside edge and crashed onto stumps. Narine gave away just 1 run in that over. Tendulkar b Narine 27(24) [4s-3 6s-1]
Overs 10:Shakib Al Hasan back into the attack. Dinesh Karthik ensured scoreboard kept ticking. Pulled a short and outside off between midwicket and long on for four in the third ball. Seven of the over. Mumbai 59/1 (10.0 Ovs).
Overs 9: Kallis started the over with a dot and Karthik got a single in the next delivery. Third ball, Sachin moved to the leg, played late upper cut over the keeper`s head off short of a length ball for a six. Sachin finished the over with a four towards third man. Mumbai 52/1 (9.0 Ovs) (89 runs required from 11 overs)
Overs 8: Iqbal Abdulla continued a good spell, just four off it. Mumbai 39/1 (8.0 Ovs). Mumbai need 102 runs in 72 balls.
Over 7: Dinesh Karthik, the new batsman, scored a boundary off first ball. Pulled as short delivery past mid on fielder for a boundary. Drove for another four towards the same position. Mumbai 35/1 (7.0 Ovs). Mumbai need 106 runs in 78 balls.
Overs 6: Gibbs out! Iqbal Abdulla claimed the wicket. Tried to sweep a straight delivery but missed the ball and trapped before wicket. Gibbs lbw b Iqbal Abdulla 13(24) [4s-1]
Mumbai Indians were 26/1 (115 runs required from 14 overs).
Overs 1-5: Mumbai got off to a slow but steady start. Tendulkar smashed last ball of the Narine`s over through cover region for four. Managed 6 runs in that over.
Mumbai 20/0 (5.0 Ovs). Mumbai need 121 runs in 90 balls
Mumbai Indians restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 140/7 after 20 overs in a crucial IPL match on Wednesday.
Kolkata 133/7 (19.0 Ovs)
Over 18.1: Rajat Bhatia out! Slow delivery from Malinga, Bhatia tried to slog but miscued and ends up giving a catch at square leg. Bhatia c Dinesh Karthik b Malinga 12(7) [4s-2]
Over 18: RP Singh back into the attack after a good opening spell. Good fielding saved couple of runs when Yusuf Pathan tried to slog it across the line between midwicket and long on in the second ball. Pathan survived even after he was caught by Pollard at backward point as umpire called it a no ball. Bhatia scored a four out of the resulting free hit to extra cover in the fourth ball.
13 runs off the over. Kolkata 125/6 (18.0 Ovs).
Kolkata 100/6 (16.0 Ovs)
over 15.4: Debabrata Das run out!! Pathan pulled a short delivery off Smith to mid-wicket. Harbhajan quickly collected and threw it back. Smith backed up well, whipped the bails off as Das was nowhere near the crease.
Deba Das run out (Harbhajan/Dwayne Smith) 2(3)
Over 14.1: Manoj Tiwary out!! Tiwary tried to go for big shot off a length ball on the off stump, but a top-edge resulted in an easy catch to Malinga at long off. Manoj Tiwary c Malinga b Munaf Patel 41(43) [4s-2 6s-2]
Over 13.2: Dwayne Smith came, removed Shakib. Edged a length delivery and lost the stumps. Four down for KKR. Shakib Al Hasan b Dwayne Smith 13(12) [4s-1]
Over 12: Shakib Al Hasan and Tiwary upped the scoring rate. Tiwary charged down the track and hit a superb six towards deep mid wicket to finish Harbhajan`s over. 14 runs came in that over. Kolkata 78/3 (12.0 Ovs)
Over 11: Tiwary smashed back to back fours off Pollard. First one, Tiwary found an inside edge off length delivery outside the off stump, it ran away to fine leg boundary. Second ball: A slower delivery, Tiwary pushed towards long off for another four. Much needed ones. Good over for KKR, 10 runs came in that over. Kolkata 64/3 (11.0 Ovs).
Over 10: Mumbai nicely placed. 6 runs came in Harbhajan`s over. Kolkata 54/3 (10.0 Ovs).
Kolkata 48/3 (9.0 Ovs)
Over 8.3: Pollard continued and change of pace bore fruit, after the startegic break.Gambhir OUT. An off cutter from Pollard turned away from the batsman, Ganbhir mistimed due to the variation in pace and ball crashed onto the off stump. Gambhir b Pollard 27(23) [4s-3 6s-1]
Over 7: Kieron Pollard came into the attack.6 runs off that over. Kolkata 38/2 (7.0 Ovs).
Over 6: Munaf Patel bowled his third over. Tiwary rotated the strike with a single in the second ball. In the third ball, Gambhir placed a length ball outside off perfectly to third man for boundary. 7 off the over. Kolkata 32/2 (6.0 Ovs). Manoj Tiwary (7), Gambhir (23). Partnership 26(27).
Over 5: Lasith Malinga into the attack. Mumbai tightened the noose around the KKR batting, run scoring moved along at a snail`s pace. Just three runs came in that over. Kolkata 25/2 (5.0 Ovs). Gautam Gambhir on 18.
Over 4: Highlight of the over, a dropped catch by Sachin Tendulkar when Gambhir cut a short delivery off side to third man. Sachin caught it initially but popped out of his hands. Resulted in a six. 10 runs off that over. Kolkata 22/2 (4.0 Ovs).
Over 3: Just 1 run from the third over by Munaf. Kolkata 12/2 (3.0 Ovs).
Over 2: Good over for Mumbai, two wickets, 5 runs.Kolkata 11/2 (2.0 Ovs).
Over 1.3: Jacques Kallis out!! RP on a hat-trick.Good length delivery on the off stump, swung inside, Kallis tried to push it, missed the line and lost his stumps. Kallis b RP Singh 0(1)
Over 1.2: McCullum trapped in front of wicket by RP Singh!! Big blow. Brendon McCullum lbw b RP Singh 1(5). Kolkata 6/1 (1.2 Ovs).
Over 1: Gautam Gambhir and Brendon McCullum opened for the Kolkatan outfit, Munaf Patel opened the attack for Mumbai. Gambhir, on strike, drove a full from Munaf straight down the ground for four in the first ball.The next was a dot ball and it was followed by a single towards third man. McCullum cut to third man for a single off the last ball to finish the over with six runs on board. Kolkata 6/0 (1.0 Ovs).
Toss: Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh won the toss and decided to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR brought in Shakib and Iqbal dropping Marchant de Lange and Laxmi Ratan Shukla.
Mumbai: Thirsting for revenge and desperate to arrest their two-match losing streak in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders would settle for nothing less than a victory in their return leg clash against Mumbai Indians here on Wednesday.
But it won`t be easy for KKR as Mumbai Indians, with 18 points from 14 matches, hold an edge over the visitors and a victory in their last home game on Wednesday would definitely cement the Harbhajan Singh-led side`s place in the second stage of the competition.
KKR, who suffered back-to-back defeats in their last two games - against MI and holders Chennai Super Kings - at the home venue of Eden Gardens, are a point adrift of their rivals with 17 in their kitty from 14 games.
But a win against Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium would virtually seal KKR`s place in the four-team play-offs ahead of their final round robin game against the struggling Pune Warriors on May 19.
Mumbai Indians: Herschelle Gibbs, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik (w), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh (c), Lasith Malinga, RP Singh, Munaf Patel.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Brendon McCullum (w), Gautam Gambhir (c), Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Manoj Tiwary, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Iqbal Abdulla, Sunil Narine.