IPL 2018, KKR vs MI: In the span of four day the nemesis Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians faced each other. Hosted by Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Mumbai won by a huge margin of 102 Runs.
The hosts won the toss and opted to field. The hosts started a bit slow but then geared up to a total of of 210 run. A major contribution by Ishan Kishan and his 62 runs off 21 balls and Ben Cutting’s 24 runs off 9 balls.
When it was KKR’s turn to chase, Mumbai soon had their pulse and knocked all major wickets. The first ball of the 19th over brought the final blow for KKR, and they could manage just 108 giving Mumbai win by 102 runs. The team that was lurking in the bottom some time ago is now at the 4th position on the points table.
IPL 2018, KKR vs MI Live Cricket Score
MI won by a huge 102 Runs
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field
MI – 210/6, KKR – 108 all out
Over 19: 108 all out. MI won by a huge 102 Runs. Krunal Pandya LBW Kuldeep Yadav. the last wicket of KKR.
Over 18: 108/9, Mayank Markande gives just 2 runs. Kuldeep Yadav 5(14), Prasidh Krishna1(5)
Over 17: 106/9, Curran is Caught by Duminy. Krunal Pandya gives just 3 runs. Prasidh Krishna comes to the crease. Kuldeep Yadav 2(9), Prasidh Krishna 0(0)
Over 16: 103/8, Mayank Markande gives an relatively expensive over with 8 runs. Curran hits a boundary. Tom Curran 17(15), Kuldeep Yadav 2(9)
Over 15: 95/8, McClenaghan just gives 1 run from the over. Tom Curran 12(13), Kuldeep Yadav 0(5)
Over 14: 94/8, another one bites the dust as Chawla is Caught by Suryakumar Yadav. A fine over by Ben Cutting, gives just 7 runs from it. Kuldeep Yadav comes to the crease. Tom Curran 6(10), Kuldeep Yadav 0(0)
Over 13: 87/7, Jasprit Bumrah returns for another tidy spell as just 5 runs come from it. Tom Curran 9(9), Piyush Chawla 6(10)
Over 12: 82/7, Curran whacks a boundary as 5 runs come from the over. Ben Cutting comes into the attack. Tom Curran 8(7), Piyush Chawla 2(6)
Over 11: 77/7, Rinku sweeps a boundary on the first ball and then his wicket on the second one, Caught by Ishan Kishan. Jasprit Bumrah returns to the attack and gives 5 runs from the over. Piyush Chawla comes to the crease Tom Curran 4(4), Piyush Chawla 1(3)
Over 10: 72/6, Hardik Pandya strikes twice on the first two balls. Karthik is run out, Nitish Rana is Caught by Cutting. Rinku Singh and Tom Curran comes to the crease. 5 runs from the over. Tom Curran 4(3), Rinku Singh 1(1)
Over 9: 67/4, 13 runs including a 6 by Rana and Karthik by 4. Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease. Nitish Rana 21(17), A Karthik 5(3)
Over 8: 54/4, and another one is gone, A Russell is Caught by Markande on the last ball. Hardik Pandya returns to the attack and gives just 3 runs. Nitish Rana 13(14), A Russel 2(4)
Over 7: 51/3, Opsy!! Uthappa is Caught by Suryakumar Yadav. Mayank Markande comes into the attack and gives just 4 runs. Andre Russell comes to the crease. Nitish Rana 11(11), A Russel 1(1)
Over 6: 47/2, Rana smacks two boundaries as 8 runs come from the over. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Uthappa 13(10), Nitish Rana 9(9)
Over 5: 39/2, 7 runs from the over including 6 by Uthappa. Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack. Nitish Rana, comes to the crease. Uthappa 13(10), Nitish Rana 1(3)
Over 4: 32/2, Krunal Pandya returns to the attack and knocks as Lynn is run out on the last ball. 7 runs from the over including a 6 by Uthappa. Chris Lynn 21(15), Uthappa 7(7)
Over 3: 25/1, 11 runs from the over including Lynn smashes a 6 and a boundary. McClenaghan returns to the attack. Chris Lynn 20(12), Uthappa 1(4)
Over 2: 14/1, Krunal Pandya gives just 2 runs from the over. Chris Lynn 9(6), Uthappa 1(4)
Over 1: 12/1, Oh Oh! Narine is caught by Krunal Padya after he starts with a boundary. Narine and Chris Lynn are at the crease. Robin Uthappa comes to the crease. Lynn smacks two boundaries. McClenaghan opens the attack. Chris Lynn 8(4), Uthappa 0(0)
Over 20: 210/6, KKR needs 211 runs to win. Piyush Chawla serves the last over of the inning. Cutting starts the over with a two 6’s and a boundary consecutively, loses his wicket, Caught by A Russell. Krunal Pandya finishes the over with another 6. 22 runs from the over. Jean-Paul Duminy comes to the crease. Krunal Pandya 8(2), Paul Duminy 0(0)
Over 19: 188/5,oh oh!! Rohit is caught by Uthappa. A maiden wicket for Prasidh Krishna. Ben Cutting and Krunal Pandya comes to the crease. 11 runs from the over including a six by cutting. Ben Cutting 8(4), Krunal Pandya 2(1)
Over 18: 177/4, And Pandya is caught by Rinku Singh getting a happy ending to a otherwise expensive over. Tom Curran let loose two 6’s by Rohit giving 15 runs from the over. Rohit Sharma 36(30), Hardik Pandya 19(13)
Over 17: 162/3, 10 runs from the over including a 6 by Rohit. Sunil Narine returns to the attack. Rohit Sharma 35(29), Hardik Pandya 6(8)
Over 16: 152/3, 7 runs from the over as Tom Curran returns to the attack. Rohit Sharma 26(24), Hardik Pandya 5(7)
Over 15: 145/3, oops!! Kishan 62(21) is caught by Uthappa after he smacks another six. Sunil Narine lets loose 8 runs. Hardik Pandya comes to the crease. Rohit Sharma 23(21), Hardik Pandya 1(2)
Over 14: 137/2, Kishan thumps four consecutive six’s and completes his fifty off 17 balls in style. An expensive over by Kuldeep Yadav as he leaks 25 runs. Rohit Sharma 23(21), Ishan Kishan 56(18)
Over 13: 112/2, 100 comes up for MI with 15 runs from the over. Prasidh Krishna is milked by Rohit for two boundaries and another one by Kishan. Rohit Sharma 22(19), Ishan Kishan 32(14)
Over 12: 97/2, A Russel starts the over with a wide, gives another one after a ball and then Kishan thumps a 4. All in all an expensive over with 11 runs. Rohit Sharma 12(15), Ishan Kishan 27(12)
Over 11: 86/2, An expensive over by Piyush Chawla as 14 runs come from it; including three boundaries by Kishan. Rohit Sharma 9(12), Ishan Kishan 21(9)
Over 10: 72/2, 10 runs from the over as Kuldeep Yadav returns to the attack. Ishan Kishan comes to the crease and manages a 6. Rohit Sharma 9(12), Ishan Kishan 7(3)
Over 9: 62/2, Another wicket for MI as Yadav is Caught by Rinku Singh on the last ball. Piyush Chawla serves a tidy over with just 3 runs from the over. Suryakumar Yadav 36(32), Rohit Sharma 6(9)
Over 8: 59/1,Yadav minces a boundary as 8 runs come from the over. Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 36(30), Rohit Sharma 4(5)
Over 7: 51/1, 4 runs from the over as Sunil Narine returns to the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 29(25), Rohit Sharma 3(4)
Over 6: 47/1, Yadav welcomes Piyush Chawla with two consecutive boundaries. When Lewis tries to do the same he is caught by Chris Lynn. Rohit Sharma comes to the crease. 10 runs from the over. Suryakumar Yadav 28(22), Rohit Sharma 1(1)
Over 5: 37/0, 7 runs come from the over including a boundary by Lewis. Prasidh Krishna returns to the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 19(18), Lewis 18(12)
Over 4: 30/0, 6 runs come from the over as Sunil Narine comes into the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 18(15), Lewis 12(9)
Over 3: 24/0, Yadav sweeps two boundaries as 11 runs come from the over. Tom Curran comes into the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 17(12), Lewis 7(6)
Over 2: 13/0, 8 runs from the over including a 6 by Yadav. Prasidh Krishna comes into the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 12(10), Lewis 1(2)
Over 1: 5/0, A good start for MI, Yadav smacks a boundary. Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis are at the crease. A Russell opens the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 5(6), Lewis 0(0)
KKR’s poor record against the opposition will be the one factor that might put them on the backfoot in the upcoming match. In 21 matches between the two teams, MI have won 17 of them, the most wins for any IPL team against any opponent. Their defeat in Sunday’s match was their 7th consecutive loss against Mumbai.
KKR has exceptionally improved their death bowling but their woes during the powerplay with both batting and bowling needs to addressed as soon as possible. Sunil Narine is the saviour of KKR both with the bat and ball, his team and fans are hoping he can sail the ailing ship.
MI has slowly joined the pieces of their puzzle perfectly. On the other hand, KKR is falling apart piece by piece.
KKR Playing XI
Shubman Gill is injured and Rinku Singh comes in. Tom Curran is in for Mitchell Johnson.
MI Playing XI
Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Ishan Kishan(w), Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah