IPL: Rohit’s love affair with Eden continues as MI beat KKR by 6 wickets
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first against the Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2016 match at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Wednesday.ipl Updated: Apr 13, 2016 23:36 IST
And Kieron Pollard knocks off the winning runs as Rohit Sharma’s love affair with Eden continues. The defending champions complete a six-wicket win to notch their first win.
Over 19: With four boundaries, Rohit kills the contest despite the fall of Jos Buttler. 187/4
18.3 Russell to Buttler, OUT
High in the air and taken. Is it too late? Full on off, Buttler goes deep in the crease to try and get under it, does so but does not time it at all. Skied and taken by Suryakumar at mid-off. Pressure catch. Bat handle may have turned in his hands.
Over 18: 4 off Hastings. 170/3
Over 17: 9 off Hogg. 166/3
Over 16: Expensive over as Buttler takes Russell to the cleaners. 157/3
Over 15: 17 conceded by Hogg, including a four and six from Buttler. 139/3
Over 14: 9 from Yadav. 122/3
Over 13: 4 from Hastings. 113/3
Over 12: 8 from Yadav and the wicket of McClenaghan. 109/2
11.5 Kuldeep Yadav to McClenaghan, OUT
Gone, McClenaghan has carried out his duty and he is walking back. Very high full toss outside off, would have been wide had he ignored it. But instead he goes after it and mis-times to cover. Munro takes the catch.
Over 11: 14 off Chawla and the wicket of Pandya. 101/2
10.1 Chawla to Pandya, OUT
Gone, Pandya holes out to long-off. Some flight from Chawla, and Pandya sits in his crease, and tries to muscle one down the ground. The ball skews off the outside half to long-off, who juggles but takes it eventually
Over 10: 15 off Yadav, including 5 wides. 87/1
Over 9: 9 conceded by Chawla. 72/1
Over 8: 5 runs off Kuldeep Yadav. 63/1
Over 7: 5 conceded by Piyush Chawla. 58/1
Over 6: Just 3 from Hogg and the much-needed breakthrough. 53/1
5.5 Hogg to Patel, OUT
Is that out? Parthiv is walking back. Flight on middle, Parthiv comes down and pushes the ball towards short mid-on and unbelievably calls Rohit for the run. Rohit is having none of it. Hogg sprints across, picks up, returns the throw to Uthappa who whips off the bails to find Parthiv well short.
Over 5: 13 runs off Hastings. 50/0
Over 4: 10 off Brad Hogg’s first over. 37/0
Over 3: 9 off Andre Russell. 27/0
Over 2: 10 runs off John Hastings. 18/0
Over 1: 8 off Andre Russell’s first over. Mumbai Indians 8/0
And with a boundary from Yadav off Bumrah’s last ball, Kolkata post a challenging 187/5. At one point, 200+ looked on the cards but the late strikes helped Mumbai restrict the scoring a bit. 188 will still take some chasing, though, and Mumbai will look to captain Rohit Sharma to give them a chance.
19.5 Bumrah to Pathan, 1 run, OUT
Yorker on off, bunted down to long-off, Munro races back for the second, but Pathan doesn’t bother. Munro is run out.
Over 19: 10 off Pandya and the wicket of Gautam Gambhir. 180/4
18.1 Pandya to Gambhir, OUT
This time Gambhir has to walk back. Full delivery on leg, right in the arc for the big hit but Gambhir is through the shot too early. Gets a leading edge which lobs up high in the air, Parthiv backtracks and shows his team-mates how to do it, albeit with gloves on. Classy knock
Over 18: 7 off the over and the wicket of Russell. 170/3
17.2 McClenaghan to Russell, OUT
Bowled im. Big big big wicket. McClenaghan is pumped. Short delivery on middle, Russell backs away and looks for another of those powerful forehands into the stands but the ball hustles him for pace. The under edge crashes into the stumps. Massive moment. Could be a 10-15 run difference
Over 17: 12 off Bumrah. 163/2
Over 16: 13 off the over from Bhajji. 151/2
Over 15: 16 off Tim Southee. 138/2
Over 14: 4 off Bhajji and the much-needed breakthrough. 122/2
13.4 Harbhajan Singh to Pandey, OUT
Gone, beautiful bowling. Flat delivery on off, but with a slower trajectory. The topspinner. Pandey is too early through the shot and gets a leading edge, which is gratefully accepted by Harbhajan
Over 13: 10 off Bumrah, KKR starting to pick up the pace now. 118/1
Over 12: 9 off McClenaghan. 108/1
Over 11: 18 off Suchith. 99/1
Over 10: 10 runs off Bhajji. 81/1
Over 9: 13 runs conceded by Jagadeesha Suchith. 71/1
Over 8: 6 runs conceded by Harbhajan. 58/1
Over 7: 12 off Pandya, including the first six of the innings from Pandey. 52/1
Over 6: 6 off McClenaghan. 40/1
Over 5: 12 off Southee, including two consecutive boundaries from Gambhir. 34/1
Over 4: 3 off Mitch McClenaghan and the wicket of Uthappa. 22/1
3.4 McClenaghan to Uthappa, OUT
Gone, big wicket. Banged in on a back of a length, Uthappa tries to pull but is hurried by the pace and bounce. Way too late on it and the ball lobs up, Pollard takes an easy catch at cover. A solid start turns into an iffy one. Big wicket.
Over 3: Much better over for KKR, 13 off Southee, including two boundaries. 19/0
Over 2: 3 off Jasprit Bumrah’s first over. 6/0
Over 1: 3 off the first over from Southee. KKR 3/0
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first against the Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2016 match at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
Sharma explained his decision, saying he was always happy to bat at Eden, which has been a happy hunting ground for him. Despite the loss to Rising Pune Supergiants in their opener, this was a great opportunity to get a win, he added.
Sharma’s KKR counterpart Gautam Gambhir said he hoped to get some runs on the board, especially given Mumbai’s batting prowess.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa (wicketkeeper), Manish Pandey, Colin Munro, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, John Hastings, Kuldeep Yadav, Brad Hogg
Rohit Sharma (captain), Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Jos Buttler, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah