Mumbai vs Kolkata
KKR win by 41 runs
KKR have made a strong statement by winning the first game of IPL 2014 against the current champions. The variety in their bowling attack was just too much to handle for Mumbai.
Over 20 - MI 122/7 (Pollard 6)
A single to start the over, Chawla to bowl the last. Gautam drives it through the off side for a couple of runs. A couple of singles and then WICKET! Gautam is stumped and that concludes Mumbai's misery for the night. KKR win the first game of IPL 2014 by 41 runs.
Over 19 - MI 117/6 (Pollard 4, Gautam 4)
WICKET! Narine strikes and Anderson fails, the much awaited debut ends in anti-climax. Harbhajan Singh is the new man in, WICKET! Harbhajan does not last long, Narine claims his 4th wicket and Mumbai staring at defeat. Gautam walks out to bat, slogs the second ball for a four over square leg. Another good over from Narine, Mumbai need 47 from the last over.
Over 18 - MI 113/4 (Pollard 4, Anderson 2)
Three overs remaining and Mumbai need 55 runs, Chawla to bowl. A single after the first three dots and then Pollard takes a couple of runs. There is a certain lack of urgency in the batting, not sure what the plan is from Mumbai. A wide from Chawla, just four from the over.
Over 17 - MI 109/4 (Pollard 1, Anderson 2)
WICKET! Rayudu is out, Uthappa stumps him, Narine produces a wicket and Mumbai need a lot of runs. Rayudu falls for 48, Anderson walks out to bat. This is the test for two of Mumbai's best hitters, Pollard and Anderson. A couple of dots as Narine bowls to Anderson. Anderson then takes a single, he is dropped by Uthappa. Pollard hits it through midwicket for a couple of runs. Three runs and wicket from a brilliant over.
Over 16 - MI 106/3 (Pollard 0, Rayudu 48)
Rohit smashes the first ball for a six over deep square leg, Morkel's short ball is pulled out of the ground. WICKET! Big wicket for KKR, Rohit goes out, Kallis takes the catch and Morkel gets the wicket. Mumbai need 63 from 28 balls, still a steep task. Pollard walks out to bat. Rayudu is on strike, and pulls it to fine leg for a much needed boundary. A single brings Pollard on strike, he has no time to settle down. A couple of dots to end the over.
Over 15 - MI 95/2 (R Sharma 21, Rayudu 43)
Narine comes back into the attack, Rohit takes a single from the first ball. Rayudu picks up a couple of runs, slashes it to long-off. A couple of singles, and then a boundary to end the over. It is four byes as Uthappa misses a stumping. Mumbai need 69 from the last 5 overs.
Over 14 - MI 86/2 (R Sharma 16, Rayudu 40)
81 runs needed from 42 balls, Mumbai have a steep task ahead of them. Morne comes back into the attack. Rohit takes a single, as Pollard is seen padded up. Good bowling from Morkel, no room on offer for the batsmen to free their arms. Just three singles from the over.
Over 13 - MI 83/2 (R Sharma 17, Rayudu 39)
Shakib starts his last over, Rayudu comes down the pitch, makes room and hits it through the off side for four. A single brings Rohit on strike. Rohit hits it to the left of cover and picks up two runs. A couple of twos to end the over, 12 runs from it.
Over 12 - MI 71/2 (R Sharma 14, Rayudu 30)
Piyush Chawla comes into the attack to bowl some leg spin. Rohit places the short ball to long-off for a single. Three singles and Rayudu then gets a couple of runs through midwicket. 6 from the over, Mumbai need 11.62 per over.
Over 11 - MI 65/2 (R Sharma 12, Rayudu 26)
A couple of runs to start the over, Kallis starts his third. Rohit flicks it again through long-on. A single brings Rayudu on strike, he then sweeps the slower ball for four. Rayudu cuts the short ball for a couple of runs. And a couple more to end the over, 11 runs from it.
Over 10 - MI 54/2 (R Sharma 9, Rayudu 18)
Shakib starts his third over, Mumbai need some quick runs. Pandey is injured now, he is clutching his right calf muscle. Rohit flicks it to square leg for a couple of runs. Mumbai go past 50. A couple more as Rohit flicks it again through midwicket. Mumbai 54 for 2 after 10 over, the required rate is 11 per over.
Over 9 - MI 47/2 (R Sharma 2, Rayudu 18)
Kallis starts his second over, a couple of singles to start the over and Rohit gets off the mark. Rayudu hits the ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Six runs from the over, Mumbai 47 for 2 after 9 overs.
Over 8 - MI 41/2 (R Sharma 0, Rayudu 14)
Shakib starts his second over, a couple of singles and then WICKET! Mumbai lose another one, Tare tries to up the scoring rate only to hit it straight back to Shakib who takes a good catch. The required rate is now above 10 per over, Rohit walks out to bat.
Over 7 - MI 38/1 (Tare 23, Rayudu 12)
Kallis comes into the attack, this is a good bowling attack for KKR. A couple of singles to start and then Rayudu hits the short ball behind square for a couple of runs. A couple more runs, the required rate climbs to over 9.5 per over.
Over 6 - MI 32/1 (Tare 22, Rayudu 7)
Shakib comes in to bowl the last over of the power play. Just a couple of singles and Rayudu is hurt. He has gone down on the ground, clutching his left shoulder. After attention from the physio, Rayudu hits Shakib for a four, he races down the track and hits it down the ground. A single to end the over.
Over 5 - MI 25/1 (Tare 21, Rayudu 1)
Narine brought into the attack to keep the pressure on Mumbai, interesting move from Gambhir. Six, Tare swipes it over the leg side for a much needed six, first six of the Mumbai innings. Narine bowls it quicker and Tare takes a single to bring Hussey on strike. WICKET! Hussey falls to spin, Narine skids through his defenses and bowls him, Mumbai lose their first. Rayudu comes out to bat, against Narine. Eight runs and the big wicket of Hussey from the over.
Over 4 - MI 17/0 (Tare 14, M Hussey 3)
Morkel bowls a couple of dots and then Tare takes a single to bring Hussey on strike. Good over from Morkel so far, he is using his pace and bounce to keep Hussey in check. Just a single from the over.
Over 3 - MI 16/0 (Tare 13, M Hussey 3)
Three dots to start Vinay's second over and then Tare hits a boundary. Tare did not middle it, but gets a boundary through the gap at midwicket. A couple of runs as Tare hits the short ball over cover.
Over 2 - MI 9/0 (Tare 5, M Hussey 3)
Tare plays the first ball to third man for a single, Morne Morkel comes into the attack for KKR. Just a single from the over, good start from Morkel.
- 16th Apr 2014
- Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.
- Sheikh Zayed Stadium
- M Erasmus, R K Illingworth
- TV Umpire
- B F Bowden
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- K Srinath
mumbai BATTING CARD
|M.E.K. Hussey||b Narine||3|
|A.P. Tare||c&b Al Hasan||24|
|A.T. Rayudu||s Uthappa b Narine||48|
|R.G. Sharma||c Kallis b Morkel||27|
|K.A. Pollard||Not out||6|
|C.J. Anderson||b Narine||2|
|H. Singh||b Narine||0|
|C.M. Gautam||s Uthappa b Chawla||7|
|Total||20.0 Overs||122 - 7|