|Mumbai Indians||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|195/5 (20.0 ov) - R/R 9.75||146/9 (20.0 ov) - R/R 7.30|
|Kuldeep Yadav||not out||1||2||0||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 146/9 (20)|
5 (5) R/R: 3
Kuldeep Yadav 1(2)
Shivam Mavi 4(8)
Shivam Mavi 9(10) S.R (90)
st Quinton de Kock b Rahul Chahar
That is it from here! Mumbai get the 2 points. The next match is on Thursday where Punjab take on Bangalore in Dubai on 24th September, 2020. Join us at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!
Rohit Sharma is named the Man of the Match. He starts by saying that he is happy with the team's performance. Adds that the batsmen played well and everyone contributed as a team. Mentions that they got couple of good practice games before the tournament. Sharma also says that the side were ruthless on their display today. On his own batting, Sharma says that he backs himself to play that shot. On going with three pacers, Rohit says that this pitch had something for the fast bowlers and that prompted him to take three quicks. Says it was not easy to bat in the heat.
Trent Boult is down for an interview. He starts by saying that he is comfortable to bowl but mentions that it is a bit hot out there. Further adds that bowling to Russell and Morgan is a challenge. Boult also says that the temperature here is a bit challenging than back home. Boult also says that he is happy to be a part of the Indian T20 League and is enjoying his new franchise.
Dinesh Karthik, Kolkata skipper, starts by saying that they had to do good with both bat and ball but they were a bit rusty out there. Mentions that the boys learnt from their mistakes. Karthik also says that Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins finished their quarantine today. On the batting order Karthik says that he will chat with the coach.
Earlier in the day after being put into bat by Kolkata, Mumbai raked up 195 on board thanks to their skipper's superb knock where he smashed 80 off 54 balls. He was well assisted in the middle by Suryakumar Yadav who scored 47 and Saurabh Tiwary who made 21. Contributions from younger Pandya and Pollard took them to a total which was too much for the opposition. Kolkata bowling first were looking like amatures as the pacers were constantly bowling short and were getting dispatched out of the park Only Sunil Narine was the one to have conceded less than 6 runs in his four overs rest all the bowlers were taken on a leather hunt. All in all an off day for the Kolkata team both with the bat as well as the ball. They would look to get back on track before the second game whereas, Mumbai will look to buid on the momentum they got today from the win. Let's head toi the presentations..
Mumbai finally came to the party after being beaten in their opening fixture against Chennai. They showed the Kolkata bowlers as to how to bowl on this slow surface. They were just perfect with the ball today. Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah all stood up to the challenge and it didn't look like this is a Malinga-less Mumbai. They executed their yorkers, the slower ones and the bumpers to perfection. To add to their efforts, Rahul Chahar and the big man who also played his 150th game for Mumbai today, Kieron Pollard did exceptionally well with the ball. Pollard bowled 3 overs and gave away 21 runs along with a wicket. In the end, a complete team effort in the field from Mumbai as Hardik Pandya though did not bowl, did not contribute much with the bat but was seen on the field taking catches and saving runs for his team.
Mumbai continue their dominance over Kolkata as they win the game comfortably. With this they open their win account too. Kolkata chasing 196 runs were never comfortable in the middle. They lost two early wickets in the Powerplay. Since then they failed to recover as they lacked partnerships. Nitish Rana looked a bit promising but the mounting run rate pressure consumed him. Skipper Dinesh Karthik too could not add much to the total despite coming one down in the batting order. Morgan and Russell too struggled to get adjusted to the pace of the wicket which was on the slower side. In the end, both departed without any substantial contibutions. In the end, some few lusty blows from Pat Cummins helped Kolkata achieve some respectability with the score. Overall a poor display of batting from them which they would like to rectify before going ahead in the tournament.
OUT! STUMPED! MUMBAI WIN BY 49 RUNS! Tossed up delivery outside off, Mavi comes down the track and looks to go big but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where de Kock whips the bails off. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Mavi is way short of his crease. 146/9
Outside off, Mavi punches it through covers for a couple.
Full ball on middle, Kuldeep pushes it through mid on for a single.
Full and outside off, Yadav looks to play the reverse sweep but misses it. It goes safely towards the keeper.
Short ball on middle, Mavi pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
Short and outside off, Mavi cuts it to point.
Full delivery on off, Mavi punches it through mid on for a run. 142/8
Short ball on off, Mavi slaps it to point.
Short delivery on off, Mavi looks to cut but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes on one bounce to the keeper.
Slower bouncer outside off, Mavi looks to pull but misses it.
Kuldeep Yadav is the new batsman in.
OUT! CAUGHT! Length ball outside off, Cummins looks to loft it over mid-wicket but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards the fielder where Hardik Pandya takes a good catch.
WIDE! Pattinson bowls it wide outside off, Cummins lets it go.
Length delivery outside off, Mavi steers it towards third man for a single.
James Pattinson is back on.
SIX! Full on middle, Cummins lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 139/7
WIDE! Down the leg side, Cummins looks to flick but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where de Kock fumbles but the batsmen don't take a run.
SIX! That is hammered! Length delivery outside off, Cummins lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum.