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IPL 2016, KKR vs MI as it happened: Rohit, Buttler power Mumbai to six-wicket win

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IPL 2016, KKR vs MI as it happened: Rohit, Buttler power Mumbai to six-wicket win

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Apr 13, 2016 - 23:46 (IST)

Rohit Sharma is named Man of the Match.

Apr 13, 2016 - 23:41 (IST)

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Apr 13, 2016 - 23:32 (IST)

MUMBAI INDIANS WIN BY 6 WICKETS

Rohit played some of the most outrageous and lovely shots in space of three deliveries. He steered one throuhg third man for four then lofted one over mid off for another off the next ball and then slog swept the next from 6th stump outside off through mid-wicket for three consecutive fours to bring the equation down to 1 needed off 6. Pollard then takes a single to point to hit the winning runs.  Rohit remains not out on 84 off 54 balls.

Apr 13, 2016 - 23:30 (IST)

OUT! Russell gets Buttler but is it too late?

It's a slower full delivery outside off, Buttler looks to go downtown but is done in but change of pace, Suryakumar Yadav settles under it at mid off and takes a good catch.

Kieron Pollard is the new batsman.

Apr 13, 2016 - 23:28 (IST)

After 18 overs, Mumbai 170/3 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 67 , Jos Buttler 41)

KKR's fielding has been pathetic today. Pathan makes a mess of it at fine leg and concedes a four off Hogg's bowling which resulted in a good over turning bad. 9 runs were scored off it. Hastings then bowled a terrific over and could have had Buttler back in the hut but for a dropped catch off his own bowling. It was hit hard and Hastings couldn't pouch a straight forward one. 13 runs off the last 2 overs. 18 needed off 12. 

Apr 13, 2016 - 23:18 (IST)

Apr 13, 2016 - 23:17 (IST)

After 16 overs,Mumbai 157/3 ( Rohit Sharma 60 , Jos Buttler 35)

Buttler may have turned the match in this over. 18 runs off it. Buttler at first laps it through short fine leg for a four off Russell and then clobbers a couple of flat sixes over extra cover. Takes a single to keep the strike. 31 needed off 24 now.

Apr 13, 2016 - 23:12 (IST)

PREVIEW: Star spinner Sunil Narine's presence and a sizzling win against the Delhi Daredevils in their first game of the ninth season should give enough confidence to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ahead of a tough battle against defending champions Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Narine, who had flown to the West Indies after his father's death, came back to the city to join KKR on Monday.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared his action, but whether he will be drafted into the playing XI at the Eden Gardens against Mumbai remains to be seen.

KKR have had a great start to the tournament. In the last game they overwhelmed Delhi by nine wickets after bowling them out for a paltry 98.

IPL 2016 KKR vs MI as it happened Rohit Buttler power Mumbai to sixwicket win

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma will look to make it big at favourite ground Eden Gardens. Sportzpics/IPL.

For the men in purple and gold, all-rounder Andre Russell and chinaman bowler Brad Hogg stole the show with the ball, picking up three wickets each. They were ably supported by John Hastings (2 for 6) and Piyush Chawla (2 for 21).

The chase was comfortable too with skipper Gautam Gambhir scoring an unbeaten 38.

Mumbai, on the other hand, had a poor outing in the opener against Rising Pune Supergiants. Pune, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, crushed them with nine wickets to spare chasing a low total of 121 for eight.

Mumbai's only notable contribution with the bat came from an unlikely source — Harbhajan Singh, who top scored with 45 — while the famed top order could only manage single digits.

But at the Eden, Mumbai would want to turn the tables. This has been a happy hunting ground for Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma, and if the likes of Lendl Simmons and Jos Buttler fire, KKR would have big problems to deal with.

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, John Hastings, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, Rajgopal Sathish, Manan Ajay Sharma.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Lendl Simmons, Mitchell McClenaghan, Marchant de Lange, Tim Southee, Unmukt Chand, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Shreyas Gopal, Nathu Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ambati Rayudu, Akshay Wakhare, Deepak Punia, Jitesh Sharma, Kishore Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad.

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