Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians (Mumbai win by six wickets)

  • Mumbai won the toss and chose to bowl.
  • Hosts posted 187/5 at Eden Gardens.
  • Rohit Sharma scored 84 from 54 balls to guide run chase.
The KKR openers run between the wicket
The KKR openers run between the wicket AFP

Mumbai win! What a brilliant run chase at Eden Gardens, with Rohit Sharma leading the way with an unbeaten 84 from 54 balls.

He was ably supported by England's Jos Buttler as they closed in on victory.

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Mumbai Indians 187/4 (19/20 ov)

Rohit has a hat-trick of boundary fours to end the over and, effectively, to end the game.

One run needed now. The Mumbai skipper has played a blinder.


Wicket: Buttler c Yadav b Russell 41

Russell's end Buttler's destructive knock, but is it a case of too little, too late? The England wicketkeeper goes for 41 from just 22 balls.

Mumbai appeared to be home and hosed not long ago. Not so sure now.


Mumbai Indians 170/3 (18/20 ov)

John Hastings bowls a very tidy over and should have been rewarded with a wicket, but he shells the chance Buttler offers up to him.

Two overs left and 18 runs required.


Mumbai Indians 166/3 (17/20 ov)

Sharma finds the boundary and Mumbai require just 22 now. This runchase has become a cakewalk at this stage.


Mumbai Indians 157/3 (16/20 ov)

Buttler has swung this match in Mumbai's favour smashing back-to-back sixes over extra cover. He made that look so easy.

Amazing power from the young Englishman. What a talent.


The scenario: Mumbai Indians require another 49 runs with 7 wickets and 30 balls remaining.

Rohit is unbeaten on 59 from 43 balls. He's played a top knock.


Mumbai Indians 139/3 (15/20 ov)

Buttler smashes a thunderous four down the ground, before sitting deep in the crease and belting Brad Hogg over midwicket - six of the best. Amazing power.


Mumbai Indians 122/3 (14/20 ov)

Nine off the over, including a Buttler chip that almost carries all the way for four. The away side need to deliver some fireworks now and they have the right men at the crease at the moment.


Mumbai Indians 113/3 (13/20 ov)

Buttler taking his time to get in, meaning there was no boundary in that over. The required rate goes back up above ten as a result.

Well bowled John Hastings, to be fair.


Mumbai Indians 109/3 (12/20 ov)

Right, it's Rohit and Jos Buttler at the crease now. This should be a key partnership in the context of this chase.

A quick reminder of the scenario: Mumbai Indians require another 79 runs with 7 wickets and 48 balls remaining.


Wicket: McClenaghan c Munro b Kuldeep Yadav 20

Awful cricket all round. Yadav lobs up a horrible full toss, McClenaghan looks to smack it out of Kolkta, but can only toe-end it to extra cover.

The bowler ought to feel pretty sheepish about that one.


Mumbai Indians 101/2 (11/20 ov)

What do I know, eh? McClenaghan hits two sixes from his first four balls. There's no elegance to it ... quite simply, if the ball is pitched up, it's off.

The required rate is back under ten an over now.


Wicket: Pandya c Pandey b Chawla 9

Piyush Chawla throws one up into the air, trying to entice the batsman. Pandya takes the bait but can only find the finds of long-off.

Bizarrely, it's Mitchell McClenaghan who has come to the middle. Where is Jos Buttler?


Mumbai Indians 87/1 (10/20 ov)

A crazy and potentially match-changing over, this , from Kuldeep Yadav. He sends down five wides and three balls later, there are six overthrows. Totally needless concession of valuable runs.


Mumbai Indians 72/1 (9/20 ov)

Rohit breaks the tension, smashing a short ball well back into the midwicket stand. You sensed something had to happen.

The away side are fractionally behind the rate but with just one wicket down, they remain well placed.


Mumbai Indians 63/1 (8/20 ov)

Another boundary-less over ticks by and the pressure is rising in Kolkata. The spinners are doing the job expected of them at this stage of the innings, tightening the screw.

Mumbai need to find the fence just to break the shackles.


Mumbai Indians 58/1 (7/20 ov)

Piyush Chawla into the attack and the little legspinner sends down some pretty tidy stuff. Only five runs conceded to increase the pressure on Rohit.


Mumbai Indians 53/1 (6/20 ov)

An eye-catching powerplay for the Mumbai Indians, who were racing away at one stage. That wicket promises to slow them down, though.

There are 14 overs left in this innings, including the likes of Buttler and Pollard, who can clear the fence with ease.


Wicket: PA Patel run out 23

KKR have their first wicket. Parthiv Patel knocks the ball wide of Brad Hogg and sets off for a run. But the Australian latches onto the ball and sends a rocket throw back towards the stumps.

Patel is just short and KKR have an all-important breakthrough.


Mumbai Indians 51/0 (5/20 ov)

Sharma is not only one of the most elegant players you could wish to see, but he is also very, very effective. He collects another couple of boundaries from John Hastings' latest over.

Mumbai bring up their fifty and are well in this chase, make no mistake. The key could be the performance of the spinners once the field is relaxed.


Mumbai Indians 37/0 (4/20 ov)

The inimitable George Bradley Hogg comes up to the bowling crease - what can he do under the lights in Kolkata?

Well, his first over is underwhelming and he is taken for two boundaries. Mumbai are flying now.


Mumbai Indians 27/0 (3/20 ov)

Parthiv smashes a couple of boundaries off the first two balls of the over. The first is a thick top edge; the second comes right out the meat and whistles back past the bowler.

Mumbai are up with the rate required for the moment.


Mumbai Indians 18/0 (2/20 ov)

Parthiv and Rohit are going after this total with some determination. The left-handed wicketkeeper pulls the ball to the fence for four, before Rohit plays an imperious straight drive.

On reflection, this pitch is much better than most people initially suspected.