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Match 51, Mumbai, May 03, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by 24 runs

Commentary

6:12 PM IST Right then, this is it from Match number 51. With this win, Kolkata has cemented the second spot as they have 14 points now with seven wins. Next up is an exciting clash between the two teams languishing in the bottom three. Bengaluru hosts Gujarat at the iconic M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Mathematically, Bengaluru needs to win all four remaining games to get close to the knockouts, and also, they can play a spoilsport in Gujarat's journey and would aim to double over them as well. That match will be played on Saturday, 4th May, and the first ball will be bowled at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). But as you know, you can surely join us for the pre-match build-up. Till then, take care, cheers!
6:11 PM IST Venkatesh Iyer is the Player of the Match for his match-winning knock. He starts by saying that as a professional he needs to be flexible given the situation and had to play the anchor role and is happy that it came off. On Manish Pandey, he says that with the Impact Player rule, you can get an extra batter and it was crucial to use Manish at that point in time. Mentions that the wicket was two-paced and Manish was the one guiding him and which bowlers to take on and says that he thrives on being a smarter cricketer and held himself back a bit. Adds that he is a big fan of Dada (Saurav Ganguly) and took a few suggestions on his stance and is working on it.
6:08 PM IST Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of Kolkata begins by saying that it was important for them. Says if they had lost it, they had to win two out of their remaining four and says they are really happy to win it. Adds that the Impact Player rule certainly helped them in this game and Manish Pandey who was waiting to perform for the team, did exactly what the team expected from him. Says he is a wonderful player and it was good to see him building a strong partnership with Venkatesh Iyer. Appreciates the spinners and says they were unreal and spot on with their lines and lengths and says they executed their plans to perfection. On being asked about Venkatesh Iyer, he says that he's been eagerly waiting to go out there and display his abilities. Ends up by saying he is happy for him.
5:57 PM IST Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...
5:54 PM IST Varun Chakaravarthy is up for a flash interview. He says it's an amazing feeling to win against Mumbai at Wankhede after 12 long years. On being asked about Suryakumar Yadav taking the game away, he says it was just a matter of one wicket to get back into the game. States that there was a lot of dew but they controlled their lines and lengths well. Also adds that after the first innings, the batters said that the ball was stopping. On being asked about bowling in tandem with Sunil Narine, he appreciates him and says that he is a legendary player and he feels glad to bowl with him. Also appreciates Manish Pandey and Venkatesh Iyer. Says they both batted well under pressure and notched a brilliant partnership.
5:53 PM IST Hardik Pandya, the captain of Mumbai says that obviously in the batting innings, they lost the game as they failed to build partnerships which proved costly. Adds that there are a lot of questions which will take time to answer but there's not much to say at the moment. Reckons that the bowlers did a fine job to restrict Kolkata under 170 and the wicket actually got a bit better with the dew coming in and they will try to get better. Mentions that you keep fighting and he keeps telling himself that good days and bad days are part of the game.
5:52 PM IST Earlier in the game, Mumbai got off to a great start thanks to Nuwan Thushara's three quick wickets in the Powerplay, really shaking up Kolkata's top order. Phil Salt, Shreyas Iyer, and Raghuvanshi struggled to get going with the bat. Mumbai's spin duo, Naman Dhir and the experienced Piyush Chawla, then added to Kolkata's woes in the middle overs, with Chawla even dismissing Rinku Singh. However, Venkatesh Iyer and impact sub Manish Pandey came to Kolkata's rescue, forming a solid partnership and injecting some life into their innings with an 83-run stand. But once Pandey departed, Kolkata's scoring rate slowed down, and Jasprit Bumrah capitalized, neatly wrapping up the innings with three wickets to his name while keeping the runs in check. Coming to chase, Mumbai faced a dramatic collapse with the top order again failing to contribute. Suryakumar Yadav with his 56 brought back to life but eventually, after his fall, things just went downhill and Mumbai faced a humbling defeat in the end.
5:50 PM IST Kolkata might have thought their score wasn't all that intimidating, but when they got down to defending it, they really turned up the heat. Sure, Mitchell Starc started off a bit rough, but he came back strong, sending Ishan Kishan packing with a peach of a delivery. Then, Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine joined the party, picking up a wicket each in the first six overs. That put Kolkata in a pretty sweet spot in the game. Chakravarthy caused quite a stir with a couple of key wickets and really clamped down on the flow of runs. Although at the halfway mark, Kolkata might have thought they were well in control but soon they went for runs in the next few overs which balanced the game equally. Andre Russell emerged as a guiding light for Kolkata, making a crucial breakthrough by dismissing SKY just when Mumbai's momentum was starting to build up. Then came Mitchell Starc, who was due for providing a match-winning performance, bowled the penultimate over and he just didn't let the opposition sneak a comeback by ending with a sensational 4-fer.
5:46 PM IST KOLKATA DEFEAT MUMBAI AFTER 12 LONG YEARS AT WANKHEDE IN AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER-COASTER AND REGISTER THEIR 7TH WIN OF THE SEASON! Mumbai kicked off their chase of 170 cautiously, with Ishan Kishan showing some promise. Unfortunately, both he and Naman Dhir couldn't hold their ground for long. And just when things seemed tough, Rohit Sharma's early exit left Mumbai struggling with three wickets down for less than 50 runs within the Powerplay. After Tilak Varma's dismissal, Mumbai seemed to hit a roadblock, with Suryakumar Yadav playing it safe to absorb the pressure. In the meantime, Hardik Pandya too perished yet again failing to make any impact with the bat. But once Yadav found his rhythm and with Tim David providing steady support, he shifted gears and started playing some aggressive shots, reaching his fifty in no time. This momentum shift brought Mumbai right back into the game, but the mood quickly changed when SKY got out at a crucial moment. And just within a span of a few minutes, Tim David got back to the hut after a crucial cameo of 24 and just couldn't sail his side home.
End of over 18.57 runs
MI: 145/10CRR: 7.70RRR: 21.42
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18.5

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! That's it, Mitchell Starc has cleaned things up here for Kolkata and boy, he is pumped up. With adrenaline pumping through his veins, Starc steams in and darts in the yorker right on the middle stump at well over 140 clicks. Gerald Coetzee backs away to open up the off side but there's just too much heat on the ball and it sneaks through to crash into the middle stump. Starc finishes with a four-fer and Kolkata win by 24 runs!

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18.4

Mitchell Starc to Jasprit Bumrah, 1 run

Mitchell Starc gets the perfect wide yorker in this time. Bowled at 140 clicks and right on the popping crease outside off, Jasprit Bumrah jams it down back past the stumps and scampers across for a single.

5:43 PM IST Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in for Mumbai.
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18.3

Mitchell Starc to Piyush Chawla, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Two in two for Mitchell Starc and Kolkata on the cusp of a famous win here. Comes from around the stumps to the left-hander and just misses the yorker by a couple of inches. It is a low full toss, quite hard to get underneath and Piyush Chawla ends up chipping the ball straight to cover where Sunil Narine takes a comfortable catch.

5:41 PM IST Piyush Chawla is in at number 10.
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18.2

Mitchell Starc to Tim David, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Wow, would you believe it? Not for the first time in the last two games that a full toss has brought a crucial wicket. Mitchell Starc steams in and misses his mark completely with the wide yorker and he serves a juicy full toss instead. Tim David hits it hard and flat and the ball pings off his bat but goes just to the right of long off where Shreyas Iyer takes a very sharp catch and the Mumbai dugout cannot believe it. Is that game over?

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18.1

Mitchell Starc to Tim David, 6 runs

SIX! Just the start Mumbai wanted to the over! Fuller in length, angling it into the stumps, Tim David does well to shuffle across and whips it away over deep backward square leg for a maximum.

5:39 PM IST Mitchell Starc (3-0-26-1) to continue.
End of over 1811 runs
MI: 138/7CRR: 7.67RRR: 16
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17.6

Andre Russell to Gerald Coetzee, no run

Swing and a miss! Hard length outside off stump, Gerald Coetzee with a wild heave across the line but he only connects with thin air.

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17.5

Andre Russell to Gerald Coetzee, 6 runs

SIX! BOOM! Gerald Coetzee connects and keeps Mumbai in the game. Short again over middle stump, Gerald Coetzee gets in position and gets on top of the bounce before nailing the pull over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

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17.4

Andre Russell to Tim David, 1 run

Short of a length and outside off, slapped away through backward point for just a single this time.

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17.3

Andre Russell to Tim David, 2 runs

Oh, another overthrow and Tim David will be back on strike. Banged in short over the stumps, David pulls it on the bounce to deep mid-wicket and the throw comes in at the keeper's end. Phil Salt gets a bad bounce and the ball goes between his legs as the batters get an extra run.

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17.2

Andre Russell to Tim David, 2 runs

TWO LEG BYES! Andre Russell bowls a heavy ball on a hard length and angles it in from middle stump. Tim David goes across to the off side to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away towards fine leg as the keeper chases it down and there's an appeal for LBW which is turned down. Kolkata take the review and there's clearly no bat involved but Ball Tracking shows that the ball would have gone over leg stump.

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17.1

Andre Russell to Tim David, no run

More than half an appeal for LBW by the bowler but he gets no support from his teammates. Slightly back of a length again on off and middle, sticking in the deck, Tim David looks to heave it leg side but misses and gets hit very high on the pads.

End of over 173 runs
MI: 127/7CRR: 7.47RRR: 14.33
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16.6

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, no run

Wow, just 3 off that over and now Mumbai need 43 runs off 18 balls. Starc takes pace off and bowls it on a shortish length outside off, getting it to grip a bit as well. Gerald Coetzee hops back to guide it away but is beaten past the outside edge.

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16.5

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, no run

Another dot ball and the pressure keeps on rising for Mumbai. Full and quick outside off, Gerald Coetzee connects the cover drive once again but hits it straight to the fielder.

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16.4

Mitchell Starc to Tim David, 1 run

Back of a length and around off, Tim David stays deep in the crease and shuffles across before pulling it in front of mid-wicket for just one more. No timing on that one.

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16.3

Mitchell Starc to Tim David, no run

A golden dot ball! Banged in a bit short and angled onto middle, doesn't bounce as much and Tim David is hurried while looking to pull and gets hit on the body.

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16.2

Mitchell Starc to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run

Tim David says no to the second run! Full and outside off, driven brilliantly by Gerald Coetzee wide of long off but Rinku Singh speeds to his left and cuts off the boundary, just the single then.

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16.1

Mitchell Starc to Tim David, 1 run

The call is for two straight away but they won't get it! Comes from around the stumps and angles it in on a good length, trying to nip it away from off stump. Tim David edges it away with soft hands behind point and gets a single.

5:30 PM IST Mitchell Starc (2-0-23-1) is back into the attack.
End of over 165 runs
MI: 124/7CRR: 7.75RRR: 11.50
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15.6

Andre Russell to Tim David, 1 run

Full and around off stump, gets it right in the blockhole, Tim David punches it down to long off for a single.

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15.5

Andre Russell to Tim David, 2 runs

Oh, overthrows! Bowled into the pitch and outside off stump, Tim David shuffles across the off stump and gets caught on the crease, getting a leading edge in front of cover. They scamper through for one as Shreyas Iyer misses the direct hit at the bowler's end and there's no one backing up which allows David to get an extra run.

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15.4

Andre Russell to Gerald Coetzee, 1 run

Slower one, fuller in length and angled into the legs, Gerald Coetzee clips it away towards the vacant mid-wicket region and turns the strike over.

5:25 PM IST Strategic Break! This game's not for the weak-hearted for sure. At one time after a huge collapse, Mumbai fans were chewing their nails off, and just at that moment, Suryakumar Yadav unleashed a streak of big strokes by taking calculated risks. He reached to his fifty in no time but just when things were getting back in control for Mumbai, they have lost Suryakumar Yadav on 56. Mumbai is still in the hunt for 50 more runs in 27 deliveries with Tim David the only recognised batter. While Piyush Chawla and Gerald Coetzee have the ability to strike a few lusty blows, the onus lies on how they finish this game.
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15.3

Andre Russell to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! What a moment in the game, one that could seal the game for Kolkata, and Suryakumar Yadav is heartbroken. Andre Russell steams in and looks to bowl another yorker straight at the stumps but ends up serving a juicy full toss. SKY isn't quite ready for it and just tries to whip it away but gets it high on the bat and the ball goes a long way up in the air towards fine leg. The keeper, Phil Salt runs back and the man in the deep also comes charging in but does hear the keeper calling for it and Salt hangs on to the swirling ball. Yadav walks back after a fine knock and Russell gets the big fish.

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15.2

Andre Russell to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

Top delivery! Full and straight, right in the blockhole, Suryakumar Yadav looks to shuffle across but has to adjust and blocks it out in front of covers.

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15.1

Andre Russell to Tim David, 1 run

Hits the deck hard and bowls it over off stump, Tim David stands tall and works it away in front of mid-wicket for a single. They look for two but won't get it.

End of over 159 runs
MI: 119/6CRR: 7.93RRR: 10.20
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14.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

Goes fuller in length, on the fourth stump outside off, Suryakumar Yadav drives it straight to covers to end the over. 51 runs needed off the last 30 deliveries.

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14.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, 2 runs

Pushes it through slower and on off, keeps the length short, Suryakumar Yadav waits for it and drives it through cover-point firmly for a couple of more runs. Excellent running.

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14.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tim David, 1 run

Short in length, just around off, Tim David rocks back and punches it along the ground to long off for an easy single.

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14.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tim David, 2 runs

Shade short in length, on off, Tim David waits for the ball come at him and cuts it well and through the diving point fielder for a brace.

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14.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tim David, no run

Fuller in length, way outside off enticing him to make a mistake. Tim David reaches to it and drives it towards covers off the inside half of the willow.

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14.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tim David, 4 runs

FOUR! A little bit of luck and David will take it with both hands! Quicker and outside off on a length, Tim David gets it off the thickish outside edge that just goes past the vacant first slip region for a boundary.

End of over 1420 runs
MI: 110/6CRR: 7.86RRR: 10
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13.6

Vaibhav Arora to Suryakumar Yadav, 4 runs

FOUR! The fielders are getting a bit irrelevant at the moment! Not that short but short enough on off for Suryakumar Yadav to employ the pull shot once again. He gets it correct once more and through square leg for another cracking four.

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13.5

Vaibhav Arora to Suryakumar Yadav, 4 runs

FOUR! SHOT! SKY GETS HIS 24th FIFTY IN THE INDIAN T20 LEAGUE! Short in length, angling into the batter, Suryakumar Yadav stays inside the crease and pulls it well along the ground through square leg for a boundary.

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13.4

Vaibhav Arora to Suryakumar Yadav, 6 runs

SIX! He has picked the bones out of it! Misses the yorker and offers a juicy full toss on the middle, Suryakumar Yadav clears his front leg and hoists it over long off for a maximum. 100 up for Mumbai and now they are up and running.

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13.4

Vaibhav Arora to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Uh, oh! A front foot No Ball from Arora and Suryakumar Yadav would want to make the most out of it. Full toss angling into the stumps. Suryakumar Yadav pushes it to cover. Free Hit to follow.

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13.3

Vaibhav Arora to Suryakumar Yadav, 4 runs

FOUR! This time he goes over the circle and gets the reward! Not an ideal length to bowl with the third man inside the circle. Short, and on off, Suryakumar Yadav climbs on the ball by hopping from the crease and guides it over the short third for a boundary on a single bounce.

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13.2

Vaibhav Arora to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

Short, just outside off, Suryakumar Yadav covers his off stump and tries to get it through short third but finds the fielder.

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13.1

Vaibhav Arora to Tim David, 1 run

Over the wicket, short in length, outside off, Tim David pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

End of over 138 runs
MI: 90/6CRR: 6.92RRR: 11.42
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12.6

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, 4 runs

FOUR! Nice shot! Flighted delivery around the off-stump line at 89.5 kph. Tim David sits down on one knee and sweeps it along the ground towards deep backward square leg for a boundary.

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12.5

Sunil Narine to Tim David, 1 run

Almost a half-tracker at the stumps. Tim David stands tall and punches it down to long on for a single. Narine is a bit late to react and fails to stop it in his follow-through

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12.4

Sunil Narine to Tim David, no run

Good-length delivery spinning into the stumps, Tim David tucks across to short mid-wicket.

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12.3

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Drags the length back at the stumps, Suryakumar Yadav tucks across to long on for a single

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12.2

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

Full and around off-stump line, Suryakumar Yadav pushes it to mid-off for none.

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12.1

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, 2 runs

Full in length, in front of the woods, Suryakumar Yadav flicks it through mid-wicket and looks to bisect the two converging fielders from long on and deep square leg. Venkatesh Iyer from long on puts in a timely slide and saves a couple of runs just ahead of the ropes and manages to keep the ball inside of the fence.

End of over 1211 runs
MI: 82/6CRR: 6.83RRR: 11
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11.6

Andre Russell to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Full and at the middle stump. Suryakumar Yadav drills it off the toe end of the bat down to long on for a single.

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11.5

Andre Russell to Suryakumar Yadav, 2 runs

Full-length delivery on the middle and leg stump line. Suryakumar flicks it to the deep square leg region and the fielder in the deep does well to slide across and saves two.

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11.4

Andre Russell to Suryakumar Yadav, 6 runs

SIX! Typical Suryakumar Yadav shot! Good-length delivery, just outside the off and nips in a tad. Suryakumar Yadav shuffles a bit to the off side, and uses his wrists, and whips it over long-leg for a maximum.

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11.3

Andre Russell to Tim David, 1 run

Back of a length angling on the leg stump line. David gets inside the line of the ball but misses the flick on the thigh pads for a leg bye.

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11.3

Andre Russell to Tim David, 1 run

WIDE! Bumper over the helmet of the batter down the leg side, Tim David ducks underneath it. The Umpire calls for a Wide and Shreyas Iyer sends it upstairs. The replays come in and the ball is clearly above David's head. The original decision of Wide stands and Kolkata burn a review.

5:00 PM IST Tim David is the next batter in.
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11.2

Andre Russell to Hardik Pandya, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Things are just getting more and more precarious for Mumbai and nothing's going right for the skipper Hardik Pandya. Dre Russ hits the deck hard, on the middle, it skids a bit. Hardik Pandya goes on the back foot and closes the face of the bat pretty early and gets a leading edge that flies high up in the night sky just in front of short mid-wicket where Manish Pandey takes an absolute sitter. He won't drop these dollies and Mumbai going further downhill as the sixth one falls.

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11.1

Andre Russell to Hardik Pandya, no run

On the back of a length, on the top of off, Hardik Pandya punches it off the inside half of the bat straight to covers.

End of over 114 runs
MI: 71/5CRR: 6.45RRR: 11
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10.6

Sunil Narine to Hardik Pandya, 1 run

Full, around off, Hardik Pandya drives it inside out along the grass for a single to long off to end another successful over for Kolkata.

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10.5

Sunil Narine to Nehal Wadhera, no run

OUT! CHOPPED ON! Mumbai is in serious trouble now with half of its side back to the sheds. Narine lands this around off on a shade fuller length, Nehal Wadhera rocks back into the crease, and tries for a half-hearted cut shot but inside edges straight into the stumps. Sunil Narine gets his second wicket and Kolkata is in a commanding position now.

4:57 PM IST Skipper, Hardik Pandya walks in with Mumbai in dire straits.
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10.5

Sunil Narine to Nehal Wadhera, 1 run

WIDE! Way down leg on a fuller length, Nehal Wadhera goes for a sweep but misses. Wided.

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10.4

Sunil Narine to Nehal Wadhera, no run

Slower and fuller on the middle and off channel, Nehal Wadhera leans ahead and drives it straight to covers.

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10.3

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Hides the ball and lands it on off, just fuller in length, Suryakumar Yadav tucks it off the back foot through mid-wicket for one.

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10.2

Sunil Narine to Nehal Wadhera, 1 run

Lands on the leg stump line, on a dragged length, Nehal Wadhera tucks it to deep mid-wicket off the back foot for an easy single.

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10.1

Sunil Narine to Nehal Wadhera, no run

Slightly on off, full in length, Nehal Wadhera strides forward and blocks it to the pitch.

4:53 PM IST Halt! Andre Russell is down on his follow-through and looks in some pain out there. The physio runs in to check him up. Russell looks fine and play can now continue.
End of over 106 runs
MI: 67/4CRR: 6.70RRR: 10.30
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9.6

Andre Russell to Nehal Wadhera, 1 run

Just a single to end! Slower one around the top of off and Nehal Wadhera gets an inside edge onto the pads as the ball just rolls past the cut strip on the off side. They pick up a quick single but Andre Russell has gone down on the follow-through, hope he is fine.

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9.5

Andre Russell to Nehal Wadhera, no run

Too full around off, nailed in the blockhole, Nehal Wadhera bunts the ball back on the bounce to Andre Russell.

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9.4

Andre Russell to Nehal Wadhera, no run

NO WIDE! The quick bumper now around leg stump, Nehal Wadhera looks to swivel and pull but is beaten for pace and a wide is signaled. Shreyas Iyer does review it though. The third umpire checks the replays and concludes that the ball is within the body range and not too high either, so, the wide called is revoked.

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9.3

Andre Russell to Nehal Wadhera, no run

The slower bumper, bowled around off stump and at the perfect height, Nehal Wadhera has a poke at it but leaves it alone eventually.

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9.2

Andre Russell to Nehal Wadhera, 4 runs

FOUR! A rare midfield from Rinku Singh and a welcome boundary for Nehal Wadhera. Short and wide outside off, cut away really hard and to the right of deep point where Rinku overruns the ball and allows the boundary.

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9.1

Andre Russell to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Starts off with a shortish ball aimed at the body, Suryakumar Yadav hops back and nudges it through mid-wicket for one. They look for the second run but decide against it.

4:48 PM IST Andre Russell is introduced into the attack now. He replaces Sunil Narine.
End of over 97 runs
MI: 61/4CRR: 6.78RRR: 9.90
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8.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Nehal Wadhera, no run

Flatter this time and on a good length on off stump, Nehal Wadhera is late on the cut and edges it down to short third for another dot ball.

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8.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Nehal Wadhera, no run

Looked like the one that is bowled from the back of the hand and this is bowled quick and a bit full at the stumps. Nehal Wadhera nudges it on the leg side.

4:43 PM IST Strategic Break! Well, with the departure of Tilak Varma, Mumbai has just lost its rhythm at the moment and finds itself in very deep trouble being 61/4. The top order failed big time to put on a show yet again. Kolkata is right on the top of the game and they just need a couple of more wickets to totally outclass the home side. The spinners, Varun Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narine have troubled the opposition badly, using the slowness of the pitch to perfection. With Suryakumar Yadav still unbeaten and the big hitters to follow next, will Mumbai strike a comeback in this chase? Let's find out.
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8.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tilak Varma, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Would you believe it? Just before this ball, you could hear Phil Salt shout from behind the stumps, 'Come on Varun, time for bang, bang again,' and just on cue, the wicket fell. Varun Chakaravarthy comes from around the stumps and just throws it full and wide outside the off stump, enticing the batter to go after it. Tilak Varma does just that and ends up slicing it off the outside edge straight to short third where Sunil Narine takes a simple catch and Kolkata get another wicket at a crucial stage.

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8.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tilak Varma, 2 runs

Floated up fuller and onto middle stump, Tilak Varma leans right ahead and works it nicely into the gap at mid-wicket for a couple of quick runs. Good running!

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8.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Drags it down a bit and angles it onto the pads, this is nudged away behind square leg for an easy single.

4
8.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, 4 runs

FOUR! A rare bad ball and Suryakumar Yadav doesn't let it go unpunished. Short and wide, there to be hit, SKY makes some room and cuts it hard past point for a much-needed boundary.

End of over 85 runs
MI: 54/3CRR: 6.75RRR: 9.66
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7.6

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Pushed through quicker and flatter into the batter, Suryakumar Yadav backs away and punches it down to long on for a single.

1
7.5

Sunil Narine to Tilak Varma, 1 run

Very full and on off stump, dipping as well, Tilak Varma strikes it down to long off for just one more.

0
7.4

Sunil Narine to Tilak Varma, no run

Oh, that could have gone anywhere! Floated up full and around off stump, Tilak Varma reaches out to drive but gets a big inside edge onto the pads and the ball lobs up well in front of the keeper though.

1
7.3

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Nice and full at the stumps, Suryakumar Yadav plays it off the front foot and hits it down to long on for a run.

2
7.2

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, 2 runs

Looked like a certain boundary that! Too full and on leg stump, Suryakumar Yadav gets down on one knee and brooms it away wide of short fine leg but Vaibhav Arora sprints to his right from deep backward square leg and dives across to keep it down to a brace.

0
7.1

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

Immaculate length on middle stump, Suryakumar Yadav gets pushed onto the back foot and this one almost turns away as SKY nudges it towards short fine leg.

End of over 73 runs
MI: 49/3CRR: 7.00RRR: 9.30
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6.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Bowled flatter and on a dragged length around middle and leg, Suryakumar Yadav plays it off the back foot down to long on and picks up a single.

0
6.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

Fuller in length and around off, pushed out on the off side and the dots just keep piling up.

0
6.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

Stump-to-stump bowling again from Varun Chakaravarthy and SKY just turns it to the on side for another dot ball.

0
6.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

Oh, just falling short! Nagging length on the stumps, this one stops on the batter, Suryakumar Yadav tries to get on the front foot but gets it right of the face of the bat back towards the bowler who dives forward but the ball bounces well in front.

1
6.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Tilak Varma, 1 run

Bowled from around the stumps to the left-hander and too full outside off, Tilak Varma drives it on the full and towards deep cover for just another single.

1
6.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Shortens the length and bowls it over off and middle, Suryakumar Yadav presses back and works it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

End of over 65 runs
MI: 46/3CRR: 7.67RRR: 8.85
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5.6

Sunil Narine to Tilak Varma, no run

On the fuller side on middle and leg, just stopping a bit on the batter, Tilak Varma leans on and manages to tuck it towards mid-wicket. At the end of the Powerplay, Mumbai at 46/3!

4:30 PM IST Tilak Varma is in at number 5 for Mumbai.
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5.5

Sunil Narine to Rohit Sharma, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Sunil Narine with the big wicket and Rohit Sharma is distraught with himself. Narine shortens the length and bowls it at the batter. Sharma rocks back and gets cramped for room as he tries to force the pull shot over mid-wicket and gets no timing at all. The ball goes up and Manish Pandey takes a few steps back at mid-wicket to gobble it up with both hands. Mumbai in a precarious position here and Kolkata in the driver's seat.

0
5.4

Sunil Narine to Rohit Sharma, no run

Flights it up a bit more and bowls it on leg stump, Rohit Sharma goes for the slog-sweep but miscues it badly off the inside edge towards short fine leg or another dot ball.

0
5.3

Sunil Narine to Rohit Sharma, no run

A tad fuller in length on middle stump, Rohit Sharma leans ahead and turns it towards square leg.

1
5.2

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Bowled flatter at the stumps, tucked away neatly in front of mid-wicket for a single.

4
5.1

Sunil Narine to Suryakumar Yadav, 4 runs

FOUR! Sunil Narine gets greeted with a boundary. Short around off, Suryakumar Yadav rocks back and punches it away past a diving Andre Russell at covers for a boundary. That should have been stopped.

End of over 53 runs
MI: 41/2CRR: 8.20RRR: 8.60
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4.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

On the middle and leg, fuller in length, Suryakumar Yadav flicks it through the right of mid-wicket for a quick single to end the over.

0
4.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

Straight and on off, full in length, Suryakumar Yadav plants his front foot ahead and drives it straight to covers. Shreyas Iyer initially fumbles but manages to recover the ball quickly.

1
4.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

Slightly overpitched on middle, Rohit Sharma drives it inside out through widish mid off and gets a single.

0
4.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Rohit Sharma, no run

Drifts it on the pads, full in length, Rohit Sharma leans onto the ball and works it straight to mid on.

1
4.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

Very slow, turning on the pads from a length, Suryakumar Yadav flicks it to deep square leg and gets off the mark with a single.

4:23 PM IST Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in.
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4.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Naman Dhir, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Chakaravarthy comes and strikes straightaway! Bowls it from over the wicket and lands it just on off on a shade fuller length, it nips back into the batter. Naman Dhir comes forward and plays down the wrong line, looking to play it across to the leg side which creates a huge gap between his bat and the pad. The ball sneaks through that gap and dismantles the stumps. Mumbai two down now and Kolkata is suddenly in command here.

End of over 413 runs
MI: 38/1CRR: 9.50RRR: 8.25
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3.6

Mitchell Starc to Naman Dhir, 1 run

Hard length, on the top of the middle, Naman Dhir swipes it across the line of the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 13 runs from this over.

0
3.5

Mitchell Starc to Naman Dhir, no run

A low full toss outside off, Naman Dhir drives it but finds Ramandeep Singh at covers.

2
3.4

Mitchell Starc to Naman Dhir, 2 runs

Full and on off, Naman Dhir drives it to mid off and sets off for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end and the ball rolls to to the mid-wicket region which allows them to cross for the second run.

1
3.3

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

Yorker on the legs, Rohit Sharma manages it to clip behind square for a single.

6
3.2

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, 6 runs

SIX! Up and over into the stands. On the back of a length, slightly across off, Rohit Sharma covers the off-pole and plays it on the up and gets it over the deep extra cover for a maximum.

0
3.1

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, no run

On the back of a length, around off, Rohit Sharma presses ahead and pushes it to covers.

3
3.1

Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, 3 runs

3 WIDES! Swings it down leg on a length. Rohit Sharma misses to flick it and the ball goes to Phil Salt on a single bounce where he misses to collect the ball cleanly. The ball rolls down to the deep fine leg region. Ramandeep Singh fetches the ball just before the ropes. The batters cross for the second in the meatime.

End of over 39 runs
MI: 25/1CRR: 8.33RRR: 8.52
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2.6

Vaibhav Arora to Naman Dhir, 4 runs

FOUR! Shot! Arora bowls it short and on the top of the middle. Naman Dhir reads the length early, readies himself on the back foot and pulls it neatly over mid-wicket for a boundary to end the over.

0
2.5

Vaibhav Arora to Naman Dhir, no run

Swings back into the batter from the middle to the pads, Naman Dhir goes for another flick but misses and wears on the front pad.

4
2.4

Vaibhav Arora to Naman Dhir, 4 runs

FOUR! Flicked away with sheer authority! Angles it in on the pads, full in length. Naman Dhir takes a step ahead and flicks it over mid-wicket for a cracking boundary.

0
2.3

Vaibhav Arora to Naman Dhir, no run

Oh, this one sharply tails in with the angle on the middle and leg, the length is just around the halfway. Naman Dhir goes for a lifted shot but plays over the line and the ball crashes into his pads.

0
2.2

Vaibhav Arora to Naman Dhir, no run

Hits the deck hard around off at 135 clicks, Naman Dhir punches it firmly off the back foot.

1
2.1

Vaibhav Arora to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

Full, swinging on the pads, Rohit Sharma flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

End of over 210 runs
MI: 16/1CRR: 8.00RRR: 8.55
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1.6

Mitchell Starc to Naman Dhir, no run

Sprays it ont he pads, on a length. Naman Dhir looks to flick it away but misses. It clips off his thigh pad and carries to Phil Salt behind the wicket. Just for a brief moment, Mitchell Starc thought it tickled off his bat but Shreyas isn't quite convinced to go upstairs.

0
1.5

Mitchell Starc to Naman Dhir, no run

A full toss tailing into the batter on the middle, Naman Dhir flicks it straight to mid on.

4:09 PM IST Naman Dhir is in at number 3.
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1.4

Mitchell Starc to Ishan Kishan, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! A quick revenge from Starc as he hits the pegs to perfection! Lands it shade full in length, angling into the left-hander on middle and leg stump line, Ishan Kishan looks to hoist it over the leg side but misses. The ball goes through the huge gap between the pad and the bat to disturb the furniture. A sigh of relief for Mitchell Starc and Kolkata as they get an early breakthrough here.

6
1.3

Mitchell Starc to Ishan Kishan, 6 runs

SIX! In the zone and punished! Pitches on the good length, just on the middle and leg, Ishan Kishan gets underneath it and picks it over deep backward square leg for a biggie. Effortless stuff from Ishan Kishan.

4
1.2

Mitchell Starc to Ishan Kishan, 4 runs

FOUR! On the up and boundary! Hits the deck hard, swings it away from outside off, Ishan Kishan gets on top of it and clears the inner ring over covers for a boundary.

0
1.1

Mitchell Starc to Ishan Kishan, no run

A brief inquiry for LBW but umpire denies it! Cannons on the pads on a fuller length, Ishan Kishan goes to swipe it across the line and gets pinged on the pads.

4:06 PM IST Mitchell Starc to steam in from the opposite end.
End of over 16 runs
MI: 6/0CRR: 6.00RRR: 8.63
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0.6

Vaibhav Arora to Ishan Kishan, 1 run

Ends up by bowling an away swinger outside off at 132 clicks, Ishan Kishan gets a thickish outside edge toward deep backward point for just one to end the first over.

1
0.5

Vaibhav Arora to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

Swings inward again on the fuller length, on off, Rohit Sharma tries to go for a big shot and ends up hitting it off the inside half toward deep square leg for one.

0
0.4

Vaibhav Arora to Rohit Sharma, no run

Bowls it from the wide of the crease, and gets the ball to swing into the batter on the length, around off, Rohit Sharma reads the ball well and defends it on the front foot.

1
0.3

Vaibhav Arora to Ishan Kishan, 1 run

Swinging away from the southpaw, on a length just outside off, Ishan Kishan drives it through point and cover for a single.

1
0.2

Vaibhav Arora to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

Tailing back in on the back of a length, just on off, Rohit Sharma watches it closely and defends it off the inner half of the bat and the ball rolls to the left of the keeper. They cross for a quick single.

1
0.2

Vaibhav Arora to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

WIDE! Full, and swinging down leg, Rohit Sharma fails to flick but it has been given as a Wide.

1
0.1

Vaibhav Arora to Ishan Kishan, 1 run

On the hard length, at the middle and leg stump line, Ishan Kishan works it to the left of mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single. And, the towels are already out to dry the ball.

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