Mumbai: Mumbai Indians has won the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai Indians break Knight Riders’ bowlers like crackers to pull sixes and fours to turn the match around.
Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match.
Kolkata Knight Riders peformance highlight
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir scored the most runs from his team with 59 in 45 balls.
SP Narine took the most wickets in his team with 2 wickets.
JD Unadkat conceded the most runs by giving 49 in 3 overs without taking a wicket.
Robin Uthappa scored 36 runs from 20 balls.
Mumbai Indians highlight
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma scored the most in the match with 68 runs followed by Pollard and Rayudu.
TG Southee emerged as the most wicket-taker of the team with 2 wickets.
Batsmen Kieron Pollard made 51 runs from 17 balls.
Harbhajan Singh took a single wicket and conceded 32 runs in 4 overs.
Parthiv Patel left the field for a mere 1 run.
Mumbai Indians loses its opening batsman Parthiv Patel for a mere 1 run.
If runs were decisive factors in winning IPL matches, the Kolkata Knight Riders have been good at this factor in all of its matches, so far. With Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa at the pivot when the match started, their partnership looked impenetrable, and they looked menacing. Not a bad effort from the Kolkata Knight Riders – they have registered a total of 174 for the lost of five wickets.
Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa‘s partnership proves enduring as the duo looked in perfect playing condition.
Mumbai Indians wins the toss and choose to bowl first.
Pleased with the number one spot at the points table, Kolkata Knight Riders will be facing defending champions Mumbai Indians at their home ground in Mumbai on Thursday. Both teams will be facing each other for the second time in this Indian Premier League tournament.
The Knight Riders, even after scoring a hefty total of 187 runs in its first clash at the Eden Gardens, were not able to defend against the Mumbai Indians.
Gambhir’s league have so far bagged 4 wins out of their 5 matches, but the team must strategize and analyse its performance when it comes to dept or in case if the openers somehow fail to give a good start which is generally required.
Mumbai Indians after chasing 188 in its previous match against the Riders are in a better position, especially after skipper Rohit Sharma 84-run winning inning that also earned him Man of the Match title.
Mumbai Indians: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), 3 Ambati Rayudu, 4 Jos Buttler, 5 Kieron Pollard/Corey Anderson, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Mitchell McClenaghan, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 2 Robin Uthappa (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Yusuf Pathan, 6 Andre Russell, 7 R Sathish, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Sunil Narine, 11 Morne Morkel
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Wankhede Stadium has so far seen high scoring matches and the totals have been successfully chased down. The forecast is for a hot day, with temperatures expected to hit 36C, and no rain. However, dew potentially being a factor later in the evening, bowling first would presumably be the way to go.