And that is that. A bizarre end to an interesting game. MI’s fightback will give them great confidence going forward but KKR will know they got things horribly wrong in the chase. The next match in IPL 2021 will pit RCB vs SRH.
MI skipper Rohit Sharma: Was a great fightback, excellent fightback by each one of them. You don’t see a game like this often. Lots of confidence from this game and we move forward. KKR batted brilliantly in the PowerPlay. Rahul came and got us crucial wickets in the middle;. Krunal bowling those overs at the end was vital as well. It was a complete team effort and credit to all the bowlers.
KKR skipper Eoin Morgan: “Yes, disappointing (to lose). Played some really good cricket for most parts of the game, we looked comfortable in the chase, but they are a strong team, came back well and sad that it didn’t work out for us.”
KKR 140/6 after 19.4 overs (Karthik 8, Harbhajan 2): MI beat KKR by 10 runs. What a finish for MI! They have done it. But KKR came up with a very, very strange last few overs. They will need to ask themselves some very hard questions.
KKR 140/6 after 19.4 overs (Karthik 8): WICKET! Boult strikes again. Cummins is clean bowled. Cummins b Boult 0(1)
KKR 140/6 after 19.3 overs (Karthik 8): WICKET! Boult bowl two brilliant deliveries to start the over and then sends Russell back, caught and bowled. Kolkata Knight Riders need 13 runs in 3 balls. Russell c and b Boult 9(15)
16th over: 1 run
17th over: 8 runs
18th over: 3 runs
19th over: 4 runs
KKR 138/5 after 19 overs (Karthik 7, Russell 8): Kolkata Knight Riders need 15 runs in 6 balls to win the match. An amazing over by Bumrah puts all the pressure back on KKR. This has been a bizarre phase in the game.
KKR 134/5 after 18 overs (Karthik 5, Russell 6): Russell dropped again, this time on 5 by Bumrah, who failed to take a skier. KKR need 19 runs in 12 balls.
KKR 131/5 after 17 overs (Karthik 3, Russell 5): Kolkata Knight Riders need 22 runs in 18 balls. This might just go down to the wire.
30 runs. 24 balls. Bumrah has 2 overs to bowl and he is coming into the attack now.
KKR 123/5 after 16 overs (Karthik 1, Russell 0): Russell was dropped on 0 by Krunal off his own bowling. It was an easy enough chance but he just couldn’t hold on. It could cost MI.
KKR 122/5 after 15.2 overs (Karthik 1): WICKET! Shakib throws it away. Goes for a big shot when KKR can actually do it in singles with the odd boundary. Shakib c Suryakumar Yadav b Krunal Pandya 9(9)
KKR 122/4 after 15 overs (Shakib 9): WICKET! The brilliant Chahar gets Rana stumped. A fine innings and exactly what KKR needed. But KKR will hope the remaining batsmen can get them the win. Chahar finishes his spell with 4/27. Nitish Rana st de Kock b Rahul Chahar 57(47)
KKR 113/3 after 14 overs (Rana 54, Shakib 7): Rohit was okay to continue and bowls a steady over. But steady is fine for KKR, who need 40 runs in 36 balls
Rohit Sharma brings himself into the attack and rolls his ankle over just as he was about to get into his delivery stride. Physio on the field.
KKR 104/3 after 12.5 overs (Rana 52): WICKET! Chahar picks up his third wicket. Morgan beaten in the air, goes through with the shot and finds the fielder in the deep. Morgan c Marco Jansen b Rahul Chahar 7(7)
KKR 97/2 after 12 overs (Rana 44, Morgan 7): Kolkata Knight Riders need 56 runs in 48 balls and Morgan is in the middle. KKR will want their skipper to bring all his experience into play.
KKR 84/2 after 10.2 overs (Rana 44): WICKET! Tripathi didn’t stay in the middle for too long. Chahar gets another wicket. Tripathi c de Kock b Rahul Chahar 5(5)
KKR 82/1 after 10 overs (Rana 43, Tripathi 3): Fine first half of the innings for KKR. They have the platform but it can change quickly.
KKR 72/1 after 8.5 overs (Rana 37): WICKET! Gill falls while going for another big shot. Finds Pollard in the deep and Chahar gets the wicket after being hit for 10 runs in the over. Shubman Gill c Pollard b Rahul Chahar 33(24)
KKR 62/0 after 8 overs (Rana 37, Gill 23): Rana picking the slower balls from Pollard and getting a six and a four off them. Fine batting. KKR need to make sure they don’t take it too easy and Rana providing the right kind of impetus.
KKR 50/0 after 7 overs (Rana 26, Gill 22): Time for a drinks break. KKR have done well to not lose any wickets but they would have liked a few more runs on board.
KKR 45/0 after 6 overs (Rana 23, Gill 20): Gill bringing out the big shots as the Powerplay overs came to an end. Some lovely shots.
KKR 32/0 after 5 overs (Rana 22, Gill 8): Fine start by Krunal. Batting on this wicket isn’t easy.
KKR 28/0 after 4 overs (Rana 21, Gill 7): 9 runs from Bumrah’s first over without any real risk. Good stuff by KKR. MI will want a few early wickets to keep the pressure on KKR.
KKR 19/0 after 3 overs (Rana 16, Gill 3): Cat and mouse game between Rana and Boult. Rana won this round. A lovely shimmy down the track got him six off the second ball and then he followed it up with a four.
KKR 8/0 after 2 overs (Rana 5, Gill 3): Another steady over for MI, Jansen keeps things tight.
KKR 4/0 after 1 over (Rana 4, Gill 0): Four off the first ball from Boult and nothing off the remaining five balls. Rana is off the mark.
KKR openers are on the field to begin the chase.
Best bowling figures in the IPL
|1||Alzarri Joseph||3.4||12||6||SRH||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||06 April 2019|
|2||Sohail Tanvir||4||14||6||CSK||Sawai Mansingh Stadium||04 May 2008|
|3||Adam Zampa||4||19||6||SRH||ACA-VDCA Stadium||10 May 2016|
|4||Anil Kumble||3.1||5||5||RR||Newlands||18 April 2009|
|5||Ishant Sharma||3||12||5||KTK||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||27 April 2011|
|6||Lasith Malinga||3.4||13||5||DC||Arun Jaitley Stadium||10 April 2011|
|7||Ankit Rajpoot||4||14||5||SRH||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||26 April 2018|
|8||Andre Russell||2||15||5||MI||Chidambaram||13 April 2021|
|9||James Faulkner||4||16||5||SRH||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||17 May 2013|
|10||Ravindra Jadeja||4||16||5||DEC||ACA-VDCA Stadium||07 April 2012|
MI 152 all out after 20 overs (Boult 0): WICKET! Another wicket for Russell, who finished with 5 for 15 in 2 overs. The wickets just meant that MI got no momentum in the last few overs. Rahul Chahar c Shubman Gill b Russell 8(7)
MI 150/9 after 19.4 overs (Chahar 6): WICKET! Bumrah gone for a golden duck, caught in the deep. Russell is on a hat-trick. Bumrah c Shakib b Russell 0(1)
MI 150/8 after 19.3 overs (Chahar 6): WICKET! After two back-to-back fours, Krunal falls to the slower bouncer from Russell. Krunal Pandya c Prasidh b Russell 15(9)
MI 142/7 after 19 overs (Krunal 7, Chahar 6): Another poor over by Prasidh. He just hasn’t found his line today. Can MI get to 150?
MI 126/7 after 17.3 overs (Krunal 1): WICKET! Jansen finds the fielder in the deep as Russell gets his second wicket of the over. Marco Jansen c Cummins b Russell 0(1)
MI 125/6 after 17.2 overs (Krunal 1): WICKET! Pollard gone too. Edges it to the keeper. Russell gets the wicket. MI losing too many wickets at regular intervals. Pollard c Karthik b Russell 5(8)
MI 123/5 after 16.2 overs (Pollard 4): WICKET! Now, Hardik gone too. Prasidh gets a wicket. MI in some trouble. Slower ball did the trick. Hardik Pandya c Russell b Prasidh 15(17)
Two big-hitters in the middle – Hardik and Pollard. How many more can MI get in the last 4 overs? 119/4 after 16 overs.
MI 115/4 after 15.2 overs (Hardik 11): WICKET! Cummins gets Rohit. Played on. The MI skipper never really got going today. Rohit b Cummins 43(32)
MI 114/3 after 15 overs (Rohit 43, Hardik 10): End of Varun’s spell. Just 27 runs and one wicket. Morgan will be pleased with the effort. Rohit is starting to look a little better in the middle.
MI 106/3 after 14 overs (Rohit 36, Hardik 9): Prasidh back into the attack and MI take him for runs again. 12 runs from the over. Prasidh has conceded 28 runs in his 2 overs so far.
MI 94/3 after 13 overs (Rohit 29, Hardik 4): Just three runs off the Varun over. Keeping things tight. MI looking for the one big over that will help them break the shackles.
MI 91/3 after 12 overs (Rohit 28, Hardik 2): MI are in a spot of bother here. Will Rohit look to play a few shots or will he look to anchor one end down and let Hardik, Pollard and the others go for the big shots?
MI 88/3 after 11.1 overs (Rohit 27): WICKET! Cummins gets Kishan with the short ball. He hooked it straight to the fielder in the deep. Ishan Kishan c Prasidh b Cummins 1(3)
MI 86/2 after 10.2 overs (Rohit 26): WICKET! The one that KKR wanted badly but a superb innings by Suryakumar. With Rohit struggling to get going, he just took one for the team. Realised he had to keep playing the big shots. Shakib was a bit too smart and Gill took a good catch in the deep. Suryakumar Yadav c Shubman Gill b Shakib 56(36)
MI 81/1 after 10 overs (Rohit 25, Suryakumar 52): Another fine over by Cummins or at least it looked like that until Sky hammered another six out of the top drawer to get to his fifty off just 33 balls. 99 metres. The shot got Hardik Pandya on his feet. Once again, just picked it up... went high and deep into the stands.
MI 70/1 after 9 overs (Rohit 23, Suryakumar 43): A really slow and steady knock by Rohit so far. MI will want him to get a move on soon. His 23 has come off 18 balls.
MI 64/1 after 8 overs (Rohit 20, Suryakumar 40): The 50-run stand between these two batsmen has come off 35 balls. Prasidh Krishna starts off with a 16-run over which included a stunning six by Sky, who just walked across his stumps and picked up the ball with ridiculous ease.
MI 48/1 after 7 overs (Rohit 19, Suryakumar 25): Another solid over by Shakib, who has conceded just 10 runs in his two overs so far.
MI 42/1 after 6 overs (Rohit 16, Suryakumar 22): Cummins started off with three dot balls and then Sky swung his arms at one and got it through the off-side for a four. Another single off the last ball made it a five-run over. Good Powerplay for KKR.
And Pat Cummins comes into the attack after five overs of spin.
MI 37/1 after 5 overs (Rohit 16, Suryakumar 17): Chakaravarthy concedes a four off the last ball of the over. Rohit brings the sweep out and picks the gap in the field.
MI 28/1 after 4 overs (Rohit 10, Suryakumar 15): Fine over by Shakib al-Hasan, who was just brought into the attack. Just 4 runs off it.
MI 24/1 after 3 overs (Rohit 8, Suryakumar 13): Sky starts off with a sweep for four off Bhajji and then follows it up with two more boundaries in the over. One on the leg-side and the other on the off-side. Brilliant batting.
MI 10/1 after 2 overs (Rohit 8): WICKET! Varun Chakaravarthy from the other end. Morgan not wanting to give QdK or Rohit any pace to work with and it worked. QdK gets a top edge and Rahul Tripathi takes a fine catch in the deep. de Kock c Tripathi b Chakravarthy 2(6)
MI 3/0 after 1 over (Rohit 1, de Kock 2): Harbhajan starts things off for KKR with a tidy three-run over.
19.28 pm: Players are taking the field. Almost time for the game to begin.
19.19 pm: The head-to-head record everyone is talking about.
Matches played : 27
MI won : 21
KKR won : 6
19.05 pm: Playing XIs
No changes for KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders XI: S Gill, N Rana, R Tripathi, E Morgan, D Karthik, S Al Hasan, A Russell, P Cummins, H Singh, V Chakaravarthy, P Krishna
One change for MI. Chris Lynn misses out, Quinton de Kock is back for MI.
Mumbai Indians XI: Q de Kock, R Sharma, S Yadav, I Kishan, H Pandya, K Pollard, K Pandya, M Jansen, R Chahar, J Bumrah, T Boult
Eoin Morgan wins the toss and KKR are going to have a bowl first. Batting seems to get easier later.
Mumbai’s previous match: AB de Villiers plays a blinder to help RCB defeat MI in thriller
Kolkata’s previous match: Clinical KKR prevail as Sunrisers fall short
06.45 pm: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of match No 5 of Indian Premier League 2021. In what is a lop-sided rivalry in the history of the tournament, Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders will believe that they can tilt the equation a tiny bit on their favour tonight in Chennai. Defending champions Mumbai Indians, as has become customary now, lost the first match of the tournament. Rohit Sharma and Co will have their task cut out against KKR. What’s in store tonight at Chepauk?