Indian Premier League 2020, Match 5, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders: As it happened

Kolkata Knight Riders will kick-start their IPL 2020 campaign against Mumbai Indians and would look to start strong to gain some momentum for the later stages. Mumbai on the other hand will look to bounce back from their defeat in the tournament opener against Chennai Super Kings. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 01:04
Image credits: Twitter/@mipaltan

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of match number 5 of IPL 2020 between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) to be held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi later tonight (September 23).

Mumbai Indians have completed an emphatic 49-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders. Knight Riders' batsman failed to get going and never really threatened the disciplined bowling attack of Mumbai Indians.

Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders had won the toss and opted to bowl first against Mumbai Indians.

Mumbai Indians finished their innings at 195/5. Not quite the frantic finish that they were looking for as KKR bowled well at the death.  Rohit Sharma led from the front with his brillant 80 (off 54 balls; 4x3, 6x6). He reached another milestone by completing 200 sixes in the IPL.

KKR will kick-start their IPL 2020 campaign with this encounter against the defending champions Mumbai Indians and would look to come out all guns blazing to gain some momentum for the later stages of the tournament.

MI on the other hand will look to bounce back from their defeat in the tournament opener against Chennai Super Kings. They were comprehensively beaten by MS Dhoni- led CSK by 5 wickets.

But if the head-to-head record is anything to go by, MI have the upper hand. In the 25 matches played between the two sides, Mumbai have won 19 matches while KKR has only won 6 of them.

The sheer amount of match-winners that KKR have in their squad is unparalleled. Karthik, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana and Tom Banton.

In the bowling department they boast of two-time IPL Most Valuable Player award winner Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Yadav.

And, talking about teams we cannot not talk about the one-man army that KKR possess in their ranks: Andre Russell. The reigning MVP winner, Russell, is T20 cricket’s most lucrative property. He is the biggest match winner in cricket. Period.

Meanwhile, MI are a record 4-time champions for a reason. Captain ‘hitman’ Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Keiron Pollard, Chris Lynn and Quinton de Kock - all capable of changing their side’s fortunes at any stage of the game. Jasprit Bumrah’s death bowling craft is second to none and Mumbai will rely on his able shoulders to spearhead their attack this year. 

It looks like a pretty even contest on the cards and we expect a lot of fireworks in the middle today, thanks to so many big-hitters that are taking the field today.

The match as it happened:

24 September 2020, 00:06 AM

23 September 2020, 23:47 PM

Mumbai Indians thump Kolkata Knight Riders, complete an easy 49-run victory. Mumbai Indians obtain their first win of the tournament. Shivam Mavi is out stumped on the final ball of the innings against Rahul Chahar. 

KKR: 146/9 (20 Overs)

23 September 2020, 23:37 PM

Out!! Wicket!! Cummins fireworks come to an end. He tries to go for a big one off his compatriot Pattinson but ends up giving a catch to Hardik Pandya. Cummins scored 33 from just 11 balls. KKR: 142/8 (19 overs)

23 September 2020, 23:34 PM

Wow!! Cummins!! He ruins Bumrah's figures as he hits him for 27 runs in the Indian's final over. Cummins hits Bumrah for four sixes that over. He open himself up, clears the front leg and hits them all the way. Bumrah missed his yorkers in that one. KKR: 139/7 (18 overs)

23 September 2020, 23:27 PM

Out!! Wicket!! Naik is dismissed as he tried to go for a big pull shot of Boult. Very well directed short ball from Boult. Hardik completes an easy catch in the deep. It's done and dusted now. KKR: 112/7 (17 overs) 

23 September 2020, 23:24 PM

Good stuff from MI on Twitter. They are enjoying their team's performance. 


23 September 2020, 23:22 PM

Out!! Wicket!! Bumrah takes care off the two big fishes. He dismisses Eoin Morgan caught behind. What a spell from him today. He currently has figures of 3-0-5-2. Bumrah on a roll here. KKR: 102/6 (16 overs)

23 September 2020, 23:19 PM

Wicket!! Out!! Andre Russell is out bowled. He tried to go for a big one but misses the ball completely as Bumrah rattles the stumps. Dre Russ never really middled the ball today. KKR: 100-6 (15.1 overs)

23 September 2020, 23:13 PM

Dre Russ isn't middling the ball right now but still hits a couple of boundaries against Trent Boult. 96 needed from final five overs. KKR: 100/4 (15 overs)

23 September 2020, 23:07 PM

The ball hits the stumps but the bails didn't come off. Lucky, very lucky for Morgan

MI engaging in some fun banter about it:

23 September 2020, 23:04 PM

Wow! What happened there. Morgan went for a frantic pull against Bumrah but the ball tangles against his body, rolls over and just hits the stumps. But the bails don't come off as the impact was so little. Crazy scene there. KKR: 82/4 (13 overs)

23 September 2020, 23:00 PM

Dre Russ is here. Andre Russell is in here. Can he conjure up some magic here, like he has done so often before ? 

23 September 2020, 22:58 PM

Wicket!! out! Nitish Rana is gone for 24. Keiron Pollard picks-up his first IPL wicket since the 2015 edition. He hasn't bowled for Mumbai Indians since IPL 2017. But what a way to mark his 15oth appearence. He bowls one full and wide to Rana, who slashes hard and Pandya takes a beautiful running catch in the deep. Beautiful balance from Pandya to shift his momentum away from the boundary. KKR: 78/4 (12 Overs)


23 September 2020, 22:51 PM

Wicket!! Out!! It's the big one. Dinesh Karthik is dismissed lbw by Rahul Chahar. Brilliant stuff from Chahar. Karthik was trying to go for a slog sweep but is caught plumb in front. He is smart enought to not to waste the review. Only one run coming of that over. Eoin Morgan is the new man in.  KKR: 72/3 (11 overs)

23 September 2020, 22:38 PM

An update on Rohit Sharma's injury. It is a hamstring problem and he was seen clutching it a couple overs back. 

23 September 2020, 22:36 PM

Karthik is looking good here. He tries to keep the run-rate in check with a boundary every over and then rotates the strike. Smart batting from him. Rana's started swinging as well. 10 runs coming off Krunal Pandya's first over. KKR: 64/2  (9 overs)

23 September 2020, 22:28 PM

New man in Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik are rebuilding the innings now after the two early wickets. But they don't have much time. The required run-rate is already going over 11 runs per over. KKR: 41/2 (7 overs)

23 September 2020, 22:26 PM

23 September 2020, 22:18 PM

Wicket!! Out!! Sunil Narine is gone. Sent iin as the pinch hitter, he tries to go over the top against James Pattinson but only manages to hand an easy caught behind to Quinton de Kock. The Knight Riders are stuttering right now.  KKR: 25-2 (5 overs)

23 September 2020, 22:16 PM

Good batting from KKR. New man in skipper Dinesh Karthik shows his intent against James Pattinson. He is taking the Australian on. KKR fans will be happy that Karthik promoted himslef up the order. KKR: 19/1 (3 overs)

23 September 2020, 22:05 PM

Wicket!! Out!! Trent Boult gives the early breakthrough. After hitting one for four, Gill goes for a pull shot but ends up giving a straight catch to Pollard at midwicket. KKR: 14/1 (2.4 overs)

23 September 2020, 21:56 PM

Beautiful bowling from Boult. He starts off with a maiden as Shubman Gill has no choice but to defend the swinging ball. KKR: 0-0 (1 over)

23 September 2020, 21:54 PM

Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine will open Kolkata Knight Riders innings against Mumbai Indians. Trent Boult set to open the proceedings for Mumbai Indians. 

23 September 2020, 21:48 PM

KKR need 196 to win and with the firepower that they have in their ranks, they will fancy their chances. 

23 September 2020, 21:39 PM

Not quite the frantic finish that Mumbai Indians desired. Pollard, playing his 150th game for Mumbai Indians fails to get going. Good final over from Shivam Mavi. KKR will be happy with this. At one stage it looked like Mumbai will finish around 200-220. Mumbai Indians 195/5  (20 overs)

23 September 2020, 21:27 PM

Wicket!! Out!! Pandya is out. Big wicket. What a weird way to go. Pandya is out hit wicket to Russell. He goes too deep in the crease that he hits his own stumps. MI: 180/5 (18 overs)

23 September 2020, 21:21 PM

Wicket!! Out!! Rohit Sharma who has been limping for a while is dismissed by Shivam Mavi. Good bowling from him. It was a low full toss but Rohit can't come under the ball as he loops the ball straigh-up and Cummins Completes the catch. Great innings from his. He scored 80 off 54 balls. Pollard is the new man in. Mumbai Indians: 178/4 (18 overs) 

23 September 2020, 21:12 PM

Hardik Pandya is the new man in and would look to provide a frantic finish to Mumbai. Rohit is struggling here- He's limping. He's injured or cramps hasn't been confirmed but the physio was out for a while. Pandya meanwhile has already started-off, scoring two consecutive boundaries off Cummins and then hitting a beautiful six. 19 off that over. MI: 167/3 (17 overs)

23 September 2020, 21:03 PM

Wicket!! Out!! Sourabh Tiwary who was looking good is dismissed when he tries to go over long-on. Still a good little knock from him. Narine picks up the wicket. He has looked good today. MI: 148/3 (16 Overs)

23 September 2020, 20:59 PM

Rohit Sharma has taken the game away from KKR. And now, Sourabh Tiwary is following his captain as he hits a four and six off Pat Cummins. 15 coming off that over. Cummins looks out of ideas right now. MI: 147/2 (15 Overs)

23 September 2020, 20:53 PM

Milestone alert!!  Rohit Sharma has just completed 200 sixes in IPL. 

23 September 2020, 20:50 PM

Rohit is on-fire right now. He is making sure that he picks up atleast one boundary of each over and then cleverly rotates the strike. He hits two huge sixes off Kuldeep Yadav who is really struggling with his lines right now. 17 runs off Kuldeep's last over. MI: 132/2 (14 overs)

23 September 2020, 20:41 PM

23 September 2020, 20:40 PM

23 September 2020, 20:39 PM

Fifty for Rohit. Great mature innings from him. He knows his role well and he has secured one end for Mumbai. They need a strong finish now. MI: 105/2 (12 Overs)

23 September 2020, 20:31 PM

Wicket!! Out! Suryakumar Yadav is run-out. Rohit-Suryakumar were well set at the crease but some disciplined bowling from narine put a bit of pressure on them and they tried to complete a double which never looked like one. Yadav is dismissed for a decent 47 off 28 balls. Mumbai Indians: 99/2 (11 overs)

23 September 2020, 20:21 PM

KKR really need a wicket here. The match is slipping away here. They have bowled two good overs here but that is not enough. They need a breakthrough here. Mumbai Indians: 88/1 (9 overs)

23 September 2020, 20:08 PM

Dre Russ into the attack. Good to see him bowling as his knee was a concern coming into the match. But Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav continue their good run. Rohit hits a four and a six off Russell's first over. The duo have completed their 50-run stand. Mumbai Indians 72-1 (7 overs)

23 September 2020, 20:00 PM

Good intent from MI. Rohit attacks KKR's pace spearhead Pat Cummins straightaway and then he follows it up with another six from the penultimate ball. 15 from that over. Sunil Narine being brought into the attack. Mumbai Indians: 48/1 (5 overs) 

23 September 2020, 19:49 PM

Four fours from that over!! Suryakumar Yadav almost played it on to his stumps but is lucky that the ball goes for four from the thick inside edge. He then plays three excellent shots to finish Warrier's second over with 16 runs. Mumbai Indians: 24/1 (3 overs)

23 September 2020, 19:42 PM

Wicket!! Out! Quinton de Kock is dismissed early when he tries for a big pull shot off the pacy Shivam Mavi. Knight Riders have the early breakthrough. Excellent bowling from the youngster. He beats Rohit Sharma a couple of times to finish with a wicket maiden. Mumbai Indians:  8/1 (2 overs)

23 September 2020, 19:38 PM

A very tight over from Warrier but Rohit hits him for a six over cover point. Still only 8 from that over.  Mumbai Indians: 8/1 (1 over)

23 September 2020, 19:33 PM

Keiron Pollard is playing his 150th IPL game for Mumbai Indians today. What an achievement for the West Indian powerhouse. 

23 September 2020, 19:30 PM

Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock will open Mumbai Indians innings against Kolkata Knight Riders' Sandeep Warrier. Mumbai Indians 0-0 (0 overs)

23 September 2020, 19:12 PM

Here are both lineups:

23 September 2020, 19:11 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders playing XI:D Karthik (C), S Narine, S Gill, N Rana, E Morgan, A Russell, N Naik, P Cummins, K Yadav, S Warrier, S Mavi


23 September 2020, 19:08 PM

Here's the Mumbai Indians playing XI: Rohit (C), Qdk (WK), Surya, Tiwary, Pollard, Hardik, Krunal, Chahar, Pattinson, Boult, Bumrah


23 September 2020, 19:05 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and opted to bowl first against Mumbai Indians.

Watch the toss here: