IPL 2016 - Kolkata Knight Riders crushed by Mumbai Indians

April 14, 2016 06:03
IPL 2016 - Kolkata Knight Riders crushed by Mumbai Indians

The Men in Blue emerged victorious today against the Men in Purple in this high-scoring bout. Mumbai captain and man of the match, Rohit Sharma, expected that it is a high scoring ground and they knew that they will have to chase 170-plus. Kolkata Knight Riders got 10-15 runs extra and at one point and they thought they will have to chase 200-plus, but felt his bowlers pulled it back.

Kolkata put an excellent 187/5, thanks to Gautam Gambhir and Manish Pandey’s 100-run partnership. But Mumbai Indians banked on Rohit Sharma’s waltz and a McClenaghan cameo to run down the target with five balls to spare. The absence of Sunil Narine seemed to have hampered KKR's chances against a batting-heavy side.

John Hastings conceded four runs in a tidy 18th over, which left MI needing 18 runs from the last two overs with Rohit and Buttler in supreme touch. But the very next over, Andre Russell took the wicket of dangerous Buttler off. Rohit hit three fours and thus leaving one run from the last over to win. Keiron Pollard ran down a Piyush Chawla flipper for a single for their first win.

Kolkata lost their opener Robin Uthappa early in the match, to Mitchell McClenaghan in the fourth over. Precariously placing KKR at 21/1. The arrival of Pandey assured that hosts got a decisive say in the middle overs. Gambhir scored 64 off 52 balls, while Pandey was more proactive, notching up 52 runs off 29 balls.

The defending champion’s, skipper Rohit utilised six bowlers, but McClenaghan was the only one who was impressive. In his four overs' spell, the Kiwi registered figures of 4-0-25-2. Harbhajan Singh also contributed significantly, but the off-break bowler could have done more. His figures were 4-0-31-1.

Kiwi bowler Tim Southee, who was billed to be one of Mumbai's main bowlers, failed in his first match of the season. MI coach Ricky Ponting confirmed that the West Indian will be replaced by Martin Guptill. The swashbuckling Kiwi opener was earlier ignored by every IPL franchise during the Players' auction.

Score Card

Kolkata Knight riders - 187 / 5

 

 

BATTING

R

B

4S

6S

S/R

 

 

Rohit Sharma  Not Out

84

54

10

2

155.55

 

 

Parthiv Patel  run out B. Hogg

23

20

4

0

115

 

 

Hardik Pandya  c M. Pandey b P. Chawla

9

10

0

0

90

 

 

Mitchell McClenaghan  c C. Munro b K. Yadav

20

8

0

3

250

 

 

Jos Buttler  c S. Yadav b A. Russell

41

22

3

3

186.36

 

 

Kieron Pollard  Not Out

1

1

0

0

100

 

 

Extras:  (B: 1, LB: 1, WD: 8, NB: 0, P: 0)

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:  (4 Wickets; 19.1 Overs)

188

(9.8 Runs per over)

 

 

 

 

 

Did not Bat: Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL OF WICKETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53/1 (P. Patel  5.5 Overs),  87/2 (H. Pandya  10.1 Overs),  109/3 (M. McClenaghan  11.5 Overs),  175/4 (J. Buttler  18.3 Overs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOWLING

O

M

R

W

NB

WD

E/R

Andre Russell

4

0

52

1

0

0

13

John Hastings

4

0

31

0

0

2

7.75

Brad Hogg

4

0

37

0

0

1

9.25

Piyush Chawla

3.1

0

29

1

0

0

9.15

Kuldeep Yadav

4

0

37

1

0

1

9.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mumbai Indians - 188 / 4

BATTING

R

B

4S

6S

S/R

 

 

Rohit Sharma  Not Out

84

54

10

2

155.55

 

 

Parthiv Patel  run out B. Hogg

23

20

4

0

115

 

 

Hardik Pandya  c M. Pandey b P. Chawla

9

10

0

0

90

 

 

Mitchell McClenaghan  c C. Munro b K. Yadav

20

8

0

3

250

 

 

Jos Buttler  c S. Yadav b A. Russell

41

22

3

3

186.36

 

 

Kieron Pollard  Not Out

1

1

0

0

100

 

 

Extras:  (B: 1, LB: 1, WD: 8, NB: 0, P: 0)

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:  (4 Wickets; 19.1 Overs)

188

(9.8 Runs per over)

 

 

 

 

 

Did not Bat: Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL OF WICKETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53/1 (P. Patel  5.5 Overs),  87/2 (H. Pandya  10.1 Overs),  109/3 (M. McClenaghan  11.5 Overs),  175/4 (J. Buttler  18.3 Overs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOWLING

O

M

R

W

NB

WD

E/R

Andre Russell

4

0

52

1

0

0

13

John Hastings

4

0

31

0

0

2

7.75

Brad Hogg

4

0

37

0

0

1

9.25

Piyush Chawla

3.1

0

29

1

0

0

9.15

Kuldeep Yadav

4

0

37

1

0

1

9.25

By Premji

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