IPL 2018, MI vs KKR: With not even a little margin to slip up the defending champions Mumbai Indians face Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 37 of Indian Premier League at Wankhede Stadium. To the defending champions relief, they managed to win the match by 13 runs
KKR won the toss and invited MI to bat first. Taking advantage of the situation Surayaakumar Yadav 59(39), Evin Lewis 43(28) gave Mumbai an aggressive start. Hardik Pandya 35(20) in his not out inning contributed in posted 181/4 on the boards.
Chasing a stiff target KKR, could not hold on to their wicket. Towards the end, Dinesh Karthik 36(26) did try to hold his end but that did not work for the team. MI manages to restrict KKR at 168 winning the match by 13 runs.
IPL Live Cricket Score screaming MI vs KKR
Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field
MI: 181/4, KKR: 168/6
Over 20: 168/6, MI won by 13 runs. Krunal Pandya serves the last over. Narine sweeps a boundary and then gives his wicket, Caught by Rohit. Piyush Chawla comes to the crease. 9 runs come from the over and KKR loses the match. Dinesh Karthik 36(26), Piyush Chawla 0(0)
Over 19: 159/5, Kolkata Knight Riders need 23 runs in 6 balls. Karthik Sweeps six and two boundaries ringing in 14 runs from the over. Jasprit Bumrah delivers the penultimate over. Dinesh Karthik 17(16), Sunil Narine 1(2)
Over 18: 145/5, Kolkata Knight Riders need 37 runs in 12 balls. 6 runs from the over including a boundary by Karthik. Hardik Pandya returns to the attack. Dinesh Karthik 17(16), Sunil Narine 1(2)
Over 17: 139/5, More troubles come for KKR as Russell is Caught by Krunal Pandya. Jasprit Bumrah returns to the attack and gives 11 runs from the over. Sunil Narine comes to the crease. Karthik manages two boundaries in the last two ball of the over. Dinesh Karthik 12(12), Sunil Narine 0(0)
Over 16: 128/4, Mayank Markande returns to the attack and gives just 6 runs. Russell manages a boundary. Dinesh Karthik 8(8), Andre Russell 6(8)
Over 15: 122/4, Kolkata Knight Riders need 60 runs in 30 balls. Mitchell McClenaghan returns to the attack and gives just 4 runs. Dinesh Karthik 5(6), Andre Russell 3(4)
Over 14: 118/4, And another one bites the dust as Rana is Caught by Bumrah. Hardik Pandya serves a good over and gives just 5 runs. Andre Russell comes to the crease. Dinesh Karthik 3(3), Andre Russell 1(1)
Over 13: 113/3, Oh oh! Uthappa is Caught by Cutting. Mayank Markande returns to the attack and gives just 2 runs. Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease. Nitish Rana 30(25), Dinesh Karthik 0(0)
Over 12: 111/2, Uthappa completes his 50 off 32 balls in style with three consecutive boundaries, followed by another one. 16 runs from the over as Ben Cutting returns to the attack. Robin Uthappa 54(34), Nitish Rana 28(20)
Over 11: 95/2, Jasprit Bumrah reins in and gives just 4 runs. Robin Uthappa 38(28), Nitish Rana 28(20)
Over 10: 91/2, Another 7 runs for KKR as Uthappa smacks a boundary. Ben Cutting comes into the attack. Robin Uthappa 36(26), Nitish Rana 26(16)
Over 9: 84/2, A boundary by Uthappa on the last ball brings in 7 runs for KKR. Krunal Pandya returns to the attack. Robin Uthappa 31(23), Nitish Rana 24(13)
Over 8: 77/2, Mayank Markande comes into the attack and lets loose 17 runs. A boundary by Rana on the first ball and two 6’s from Uthappa on the last two balls. Robin Uthappa 25(18), Nitish Rana 23(12)
Over 7: 60/2, 13 runs from the over. Krunal Pandya comes into the attack. Robin Uthappa 13(14), Nitish Rana 18(10)
Over 6: 47/2, Hardik Pandya bowls a tidy over with 3 runs from it. Robin Uthappa 6(11), Nitish Rana 12(7)
Over 5: 44/2, 11 runs come from the over as Rana smacks a 6 on the last ball. McClenaghan returns to the attack. Robin Uthappa 4(5), Nitish Rana 12(7)
Over 4: 33/2, another loss for KKR as Gill is Caught by Krunal Pandya. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Nitish Rana comes to the crease and manages to smack a boundary. 5 runs from the over. Robin Uthappa 1(2), Nitish Rana 4(4)
Over 3: 28/1, KKR suffers their first loss as Lynn is Caught by Bumrah. McClenaghan is welcomed by Gill with a boundary, Lynn follows with 2 more and then his wicket. Robin Uthappa comes to the crease. Shubman Gill 7(4), Robin Uthappa 0(1)
Over 2: 15/0, Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack and lets loose 3 boundaries. 13 runs from the over. Chris Lynn 9(10), Shubman Gill 2(2)
Over 1: 2/0, Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill are at the crease.McClenaghan opens the attack. Chris Lynn 1(5), Shubman Gill 1(1)
Over 20: 181/4, KKR needs 182 runs to win. Prasidh Krishna serves the last over of the inning. 12 runs from the over including two boundaries by Krunal. Hardik Pandya 35(20), Jean-Paul Duminy 13(11)
Over 19: 170/4, 12 runs from the over as Sunil Narine returns to the attack. Hardik Pandya 26(16), Jean-Paul Duminy 12(9)
Over 18: 158/4, 7 runs from the over as Mitchell Johnson returns to the attack. Hardik Pandya 24(14), Jean-Paul Duminy 2(5)
Over 17: 151/4, Sunil Narine knocks another one as Krunal is Caught by Shubham Gill just after he smacks a maximum. Jean-Paul Duminy comes to the crease. 8 runs from the over.Hardik Pandya 22(12), Jean-Paul Duminy 0(1)
Over 16: 143/3, Hardik sweeps two consecutive boundaries on the last two balls as MI minces 11 runs from the over. Prasidh Krishna returns to the attack. Hardik Pandya 21(11), Krunal Pandya 7(11)
Over 15: 132/3, Another one bites the dust as Andre Russell sends Yadav 59(39) back, Caught by Karthik. Krunal Pandya comes to the crease and smacks a 4 on his first ball. Hardik Pandya 12(8), Krunal Pandya 5(4)
Over 14: 126/2, 4 runs from the over as Mitchell Johnson reins in the men at the crease. Suryakumar Yadav 59(38), Hardik Pandya 11(7)
Over 13: 122/2, Yadav welcomes Piyush Chawla with a boundary and Hardik Pandya extends it with a maximum garnering 13 runs from the over. Suryakumar Yadav 57(35), Hardik Pandya 9(4)
Over 12: 109/2, Oh oh! Rohit 11(11) returns to the pavilion, Caught by (sub)Rinku Singh. Sunil Narin serves a fine over with just 6 runs from it. Hardik Pandya comes to the crease. Suryakumar Yadav 51(32), Hardik Pandya 2(1)
Over 11: 103/1, 100 comes up for MI with 8 runs from the over as Piyush Chawla returns to the attack. Rohit smacks a boundary. Suryakumar Yadav 49(30), Rohit Sharma 9(8)
Over 10: 95/1, Andre Russell comes into the attack and delivers the first setback for MI. Evin Lewis 43(28), Caught by Chris Lynn. Rohit Sharma comes to the crease. 6 runs from the over. Suryakumar Yadav 47(28), Rohit Sharma 2(3)
Over 9: 89/0, The batsmen on the crease are reined in by Kuldeep Yadav until Yadav thumps a boundary. 7 runs from the over. Evin Lewis 41(26), Suryakumar Yadav 47(28)
Over 8: 82/0, Nitish Rana returns to the attack and lets 16 runs lose. Yadav minces two boundaries and Lewis scores one as well. Evin Lewis 33(19), Suryakumar Yadav 33(23)
Over 7: 66/0, 10 runs from the over as Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. Yadav manages to smack a maximum. Evin Lewis 33(19), Suryakumar Yadav 33(23)
Over 6: 56/0, 50 comes up for MI as Lewis welcomes Piyush Chawla with one six and two boundaries consecutively on the first three balls. Evin Lewis 32(18), Suryakumar Yadav 24(18)
Over 5: 42/0, 10 runs from the over including a maximum by Lewis Prasidh Krishna returns to the attack. Evin Lewis 18(12), Suryakumar Yadav 24(18)
Over 4: 32/0, Lewis smashes two consecutive boundaries on the last two balls as MI makes 9 runs off Sunil Narine‘s over. Evin Lewis 10(9), Suryakumar Yadav 22(15)
Over 3: 23/0, A pretty expensive over by Mitchell Johnson as 15 runs come off it. Yadav thumps a six and two boundaries. Evin Lewis 2(6), Suryakumar Yadav 21(12)
Over 2: 8/0, 7 runs from the over a Prasidh Krishna serves his debutant over. Yadav sweeps a boundary. Evin Lewis 2(6), Suryakumar Yadav 6(6)
Over 1: 1/0, A tidy over as Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis are at the crease. Nitish Rana opens the attack. Evin Lewis 0(5), Suryakumar Yadav 1(1)
The Match will commence at 4:00 PM IST. Star Sports Network the official broadcast partner of the tournament will telecast the match live. You can catch the live action at Hotstar.
The up form MI is their opener batsman Suryakumar Yadav but they do not have a suitable opening partner for him in Evin Lewis. JP Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma are on a rollercoaster ride themselves and are not performing consistently.
MI also need to take note of the fact that their side has given away plenty of runs in the death overs. When they are against Kolkata Knight Riders who have brilliant batsmen like Shubman Gill, skipper Dinesh Karthik, Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine death over becomes all the more crucial.
If Nitish Rana, who did not play the previous match due to a back injury returns against MI, it will give another boost to their already strong batting unit.
MI Playing XI
KKR Playing XI
Nitish Rana comes in for Rinku. Mavi is injured and he is replaced by Prasidh Krishna.