IPL 7: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians - As it happened...

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 18:57

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Kolkata Knight Riders Innings

Over 18.4 || Score 142/4

6 runs needed off 12 balls. First ball, came a double from the bat of Shakib. Off the next, Shakib Out. Malinga bowled a well disguised slower one, Shakib didn't quite pick it and eventually gave a simple catch to Rayudu inside the circle. In the next ball, Pathan slapped the ball towards square leg for a boundary to seal the game for his team. KKR beat MI comprehensively by six wickets with eight balls to spare.

Shakib Al Hasan c Rayudu b Malinga 9 (8b)

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Over 18 || Score 136/3

14 runs needed off 18 balls. Simmons to continue. First ball went for four as Yusuf drags it towards square leg. Four singles followed the boundary. Eight runs came from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 128/3

26 runs needed off 24 balls. Malinga to bowl his third over. Fist bowl was a wide down the leg side. Off the next came a boundary as, Pathan, placed the ball fine towards leg side. Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in. Off the fourth ball, Shakib slapped the bowler for a boundary towards point region. 12 runs came from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 116/3

42 runs needed off 30 balls. Simmons is back. Uthappa welcomed the bowler with two sixes over long off and extra cover, respectively. What a form he has been in. Uthappa bowled! Off the last ball, Uthappa tried to hit another six of the over but missed the line completely and his stumps went for a walk. 16 runs came from the over.

RV Uthappa b Simmons 80 (52b)

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Over 15 || Score 100/2

46 runs needed off 36 balls. Harbhajan to bowl his last over. Pandey went for a cut, bowl kept low, hit the inside edge of Pandey's bat and it crashed into the stumps. Yusuf Pathan is the new man in. Meanwhile, KKR touched the mark of hundred runs. Four runs came from the over.

MK Pandey b Harbhajan Singh 14 (21b)

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Over 14 || Score 96/1

Bumrah is back. Off the second ball, Uthappa slapped the full toss towards point region for a boundary. Eight runs came from the over. MI need to two-three wickets in quick succession to get back into the match.

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Over 13 || Score 88/1

Pragyan with his final over. Tight over by the left arm spinner as mere three runs came from it.

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Over 12 || Score 85/1

Kieron Pollard has the ball in hand. KKR are cruising towards victory at the moment. Off the third ball came a double from the bat of Pandey. Sensible cricket in the middle by the KKR batsmen. Seven runs came from the over, all in singles and doubles.

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Over 11 || Score 78/1

Lendl Simmons has been given the ball for the first time in the match. Off the third ball, Uthappa, placed the ball fine towards third man to collect his 8th boundary of the match. With a single off the next ball came the third fifty for Uthappa in this tournament. Ten runs came from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 68/1

Turbanator to continue. Off the second ball, Uthappa got a boundary as Bumrah displayed the glimpse of sloppy fielding at short leg. Seven runs came from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 61/1

Ojha to continue. Both the batsmen are looking for singles and doubles and that is what they need to seal the game. Off the last ball, Pandey showed his nimble footwork and went to back-foot to cut the ball towards point region for a boundary. Eight runs came from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 53/1

Harbhajan with his second over. Off the second ball Gauti Out! Gauti went for a cut, but got the inside edge of his bat and the ball crashed into his stumps. Next ball was wide down the leg side. Manish Pandey is the new man in. Three runs came from the over along with the wicket.

G Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 14 (18b)

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Over 7 || Score 50/0

Ojha to continue. Four runs came from the first three balls. Meanwhile, KKR touched the mark of fifty runs. Five runs came from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 45/0

Maling is back. It means skipper Rohit desperately want a wicket here. Second ball was wide down the leg side. Form next came a single. Malinga is bowling the out-swingers. Off the fifth ball, Uthappa placed the ball fine towards third man for a boundary. Five runs came from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 40/0

Pragyan Ojha has been given the ball. Can the left arm spinner gave MI their first breakthrough. Off the third ball he chipped the ball for a six over long on. Nine runs came from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 31/0

Bumrah to continue. Robin Uthappa punched the fourth ball down the ground to get the boundary. One boundary was followed by another, this time straight over the head of the bowler. Ten runs came from it.

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Over 3 || Score 21/0

Harbhajan Singh has been introduced into the attack. Off the last ball, Uthappa came down the track to clear the infield and collected his second boundary of the match towards long off. Eight runs came from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 13/0

Jasprit Bumrah is sharing the new ball with Malinga. Off the last ball, Gauti guided the ball fine towards fine leg for a boundary. Six runs came from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 7/0

Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir are opening the innings for KKR, whereas, Lasith Malinga has the new ball in hand. Off the second ball, Uthappa picked the speedster for a boundary towards mid-wicket. Seven runs came from the over.

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Mumbai Indians Innings

Over 20 || Score 141/5

Narine to bowl the final over of the innings. First ball, came a single. Second ball, Rohit Out! He went for a cheeky shot over fine leg but missed the line completely and the ball crashed into his stumps. Aditya Tare is the new man in. Three runs came off the first five balls. Single off the last. So an excellent over by the offie as he gave mere four runs in it.

RG Sharma b Narine 51 (45b)

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Over 19 || Score 137/4

Umesh Yadav to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Three runs came off the first three balls. Off the next, Rohit placed the full toss towards mid-off region for a boundary. And with that four, Rohit completed his fifty in style. From the last two balls came two singles. Nine runs came from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 128/4

Narine with his third over. Strange! MI are still not going for big hits. Five runs came from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 123/4

Shakib with his last over. Kieron Pollard is the new man in. Off the last ball, Sharma cut it towards point to pick his third boundary. Eight runs came from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 115/4

Morkel is back. Now MI should try for big hits. Off the third ball, Rohit launched the bowler for a six over long off. Next was a wide down the leg side. In the fourth ball, Rohit clobbered the bowler over extra covers to collect second six of the over. Anderson Out! Soft dismissal, as the southpaw gave a simple catch to short mid-wicket fielder. 16 runs came from the over.

CJ Anderson c Chawla b Morkel 18 (12b)

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Over 15 || Score 99/3

Narine is back. Tight over by the mystery spinner as he conceded mere six runs.

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Over 14 || Score 93/3

Chawla to bowl his final over. Off the third ball, Corey smacked the bowler straight over his head for a six. Six was followed by a boundary towards extra cover. In the last ball, Rohit cut the short and wide ball for another boundary towards point region. Big over for MI as 17 runs came from it.

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Over 13 || Score 76/3

Morkel is back in action. Off the third ball, Yusuf dropped Sharma at deep long off. Off the last ball Rohit got the thick edge of his bat and the ball sailed over the head of the wicket-keeper for a boundary. Six runs came from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 70/3

Chawla to continue. Off the fourth ball, Rayudu cut the ball towards point to collect a boundary. Rayudu Out! In the next ball, Rayudu came down the ground to clear the long on fence but found a fielder at deep. Corey Anderson is the new man in. Six runs came from the over.

AT Rayudu c SA Yadav b Chawla 33 (27b)

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Over 11 || Score 64/2

Shakib to bowl his third over. Runs are coming in singles and doubles for MI at the moment. Rayudu and Rohit are looking in no hurry. Tight over by the left arm spinner. Two runs came from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 62/2

Chawla to continue. Six runs came from it, all in singles and doubles. So another good over by the leggie.

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Over 9 || Score 56/2

Spin from both the end as now Yusuf Pathan has been introduced into the attack. It's his 100th IPL match. Off the fourth ball, Rayudu cut the ball towards point region for a boundary. Meanwhile, MI crossed the mark of fifty runs. Ten runs came from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 46/2

Piyush Chawla, the leg spinner has the bowl in hand. Mere three runs came off the over. The leggie is right on the money from the word go.

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Over 7 || Score 43/2

Umesh Yadav has been given the ball. Off the second ball, Rayudu slapped the bowler over long off for a boundary. Six runs came from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 37/2

Shakib to continue. Simmons Out! The batsman came down the ground to hit the bowler out of the park but missed the line completely and the ball hit the stumps. Rohit Sharma is the new man in. Two runs came from the over.

LMP Simmons b Shakib Al Hasan 12 (14b)

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Over 5 || Score 35/1

Mystery spinner Sunil Narine has been introduced into the attack. He bowl a tight over first up as he conceded mere three runs in it.

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Over 4 || Score 32/1

Shakib Al Hasan has been given the ball. Simmons scored two boundaries of him to collect nine runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 23/1

In the first three overs MI lost their first wicket in the form of Gautam, who gave his wicket to Morkel. So a poor start by Mumbai as they only managed to score 23 runs.

CM Gautam c SA Yadav b Morkel 8 (9b)

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Toss: KKR have won the toss and elected to bowl first. KKR have done one change as Jacques Kallis is being replaced by Shakib Al Hasan, whereas, no changes in Mumbai Indians.

High on confidence after beating table-toppers Kings XI Punjab in their previous game, Kolkata Knight Riders will look to continue the winning momentum when they take on erratic defending champions Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match today.

The last time the two sides faced off in the tournament opener in the United Arab Emirates, the Knight Riders came out triumphant.

The Kolkata outfit, though, has been struggling to find its feet in the ongoing tournament, but back-to-back victories, especially a win against a strong Punjab side at this very venue, must have done its confidence a world of good.

KKR, who are placed fourth in the points table with four wins and five loses in nine games, would certainly be keen to go all out for a victory and brighten their chances of making the play-off stage.



First Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 23:45

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