IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI): Trent Boult has massive responsibility on his shoulders. Will he buckle? His first ball is good, just a single. Almost got a wicket there too, that was a wild swing from Russell and it took a big inside edge. Karthik on strike, and he's changed his bat. He knows he needs a boundary now. Can't get one, he tries the reverse, but he hits straight to a fielder and runs a single. Russell now. This is good from Boult. Gorgeous delivery, and he gets the wicket of Russell! Russell was dumbfounded and tried to swat it away, but he hits right into the hands of Boult. He's replaced by Pat Cummins. What can the Australian do? Not much, it turns out. It's a blazing yorker from Boult, and Cummins is sent right back to the dugout. TAKE A BOW TRENT BOULT! Harbhajan is out now, and he needs a six. He doesn't get one. It's a single. And a dot. And Mumbai Indians have just pulled off a smash and grab of epic proportions! Against all odds, they win by 10 runs!
Preview: Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders and Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians will lock horns at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in match 5 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season.
KKR narrowly missed out on a playoff spot after finishing fifth in the standings, level on points with fourth-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore but with an inferior net run-rate. Mumbai Indians had a tournament to remember last season, as they successfully beat out the likes of Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad to retain their title, taking their overall tally to five trophies.
File image of KKR captain Eoin Morgan and MI captain Rohit Sharma. SportzPics
The Kolkata Knight Riders began their campaign with a 10-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Nitish Rana top-scored for KKR in that contest, scoring 80 runs off 56 balls, while Rahul Tripathi chipped in with a half-century, scoring 53 in 29, as KKR put up a total of 187/6. It proved to be too much for SRH to chase down, and the David Warner-led side fell short of their target, despite the best efforts of Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey, who put together a partnership of 92 runs.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, faced defeat in their first match of the season, as Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to steal a victory on the very last ball of their innings. Chris Lynn was the high-scorer for MI, getting 49 in 35 balls to push his team to a total of 159/9. RCB then chased down that total in exactly 20 overs, despite the best efforts of Marco Jansen and Jasprit Bumrah, both of whom bagged two wickets apiece.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.