After losing the season opener against Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians made an emphatic comeback against Kolkata Knight Riders to get their first win of Dream11 IPL 2020. Skipper Rohit Sharma was the stand-out performer with the bat, scoring 80 off 54 balls. He was well supported by Suryakumar Yadav who scored a fiery 47. Chasing a mammoth total of 196 runs, KKR never looked in the hunt as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Jasprit Bumrah was absolutely phenomenal as he breathed fire with the ball. Pat Cummins played some big shots in the end overs but it was too late for the Knight Riders. With this, MI have registered their first victory on UAE soil. Well, that's it from this coverage. Hope you enjoyed our updates. We will be back tomorrow with the match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Till then, Adios from Team Latestly.
Mumbai Indians win by 49 runs! What an emphatic all-round performance by the four-time champions. Rahul Chahar gives just four runs from the last over to complete formalities. Not a great start by KKR in Dream11 IPL 2020.
OUT! And the fireworks by Pat Cummins finally come to an end. His countryman James Pattinson sends him to the pavilion. Cummins tried to go for another big hit but didn’t get the distance and Hardik Pandya takes another catch. He has been busy this evening. Cummins c Hardik Pandya b Pattinson 33(12)
Some late flourish from Pat Cummins here. He smashes Jasprit Bumrah for four towering sixes in the 18th over. Fireworks by the million-dollar man. However, these big hits can only minimise the margin of defeat. 27 from Bumrah's last over. KKR need 57 from the last two overs.
OUT! Nikhil Naik comes and goes. With the required run-rate touching mountains, he had to go for a big shot. However, the ball doesn't get the connection and Hardik Pandya takes another good catch. Trent Boult gets his second wicket of the night. KKR are seven down now. Nikhil Naik c Hardik Pandya b Boult
OUT! Jasprit Bumrah is on a roll here. First Andre Russell and now Eoin Morgan. The southpaw gets foxed by a brilliant slower delivery and the ball hits the timber again. KKR are six down now. Only formalities left in the game. Morgan c de Kock b Bumrah 16(20)
OUT! Andre Russell is gone and so are KKR’s hopes of winning this game. What a peach of a delivery from Jasprit Bumrah. He hits the yorker length and beats Russell with sheer pace. The result of the game is looking inevitable now. Can Eoin Morgan turn the tides on his KKR comeback? Meanwhile, players take the strategic time-out. Russell b Bumrah 11(11)
Finally! Andre Russell gets a boundary as he dispatches a full-toss off Trent Boult. He gathers another four via an outside edge. KKR aren't out of the contest till Russell is out in the middle. However, the batting team needs a special performance to cross the line. 100 up from Kolkata. They still need 96 from the last five overs.
James Pattinson comes back in the attack after an impressive opening spell. He starts off nicely here as well, cramping the batsmen for room. However, Eoin Morgan finally opens his arms and collects his first six of the night. However, they need boundaries in cluster with the required run-rate approaching 18-runs per over. Meanwhile, Andre Russell is yet find his first boundary.
Jasprit Bumrah comes back in the attack and he’ll like to make KKR’s life more miserable. Meanwhile, Andre Russell joins Eoin Morgan in the crease and the MI bowlers must be aware of his prowess. However, Bumrah doesn’t give him any many run-scoring chances. Only four from the over. The required run rate climbs over 16.
KKR vs MI Live Score Updates: Kolkata Knight Riders are kick-starting their Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) campaign against four-time champions Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. They will be eyeing to get off to a winning start to get momentum early in the tournament. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma and Co are looking for redemption after facing a five-wicket loss against Chennai Super Kings at the season opener. Fans will undoubtedly be glued to their TV sets and mobile phones to watch KKR vs MI live-action in IPL 2020. Meanwhile, stay tuned to get the live updates and commentary of KKR vs MI match. KKR vs MI, IPL 2020 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians.
Failure of prominent players was the biggest reason behind Mumbai’s defeat in the opening game. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya failed to leave an impact and must be raring to make a mark. Speaking of the brighter side, Saurabh Tiwary and Trent Boult shone against CSK and will like to prove their mettle again. Notably, MI played their first game at Abu Dhabi, and they must have gotten quite familiar with the track. KKR vs MI IPL 2020 Dream11 Team Selection: Recommended Players As Captain and Vice-Captain.
On the other hand, the addition of Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins has added more firepower to the KKR line-up. Both the stars have played a decent amount of cricket in recent times and are in the groove. Caribbean all-rounders Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have been a cornerstone of the team over the years and will be critical to KKR’s victory. Among Indians, skipper Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana hold the key.
On previous occasions, the two sides have crossed paths in 25 IPL matches with Mumbai Indians leading the head-to-head record with 19 victories. The remaining six games went in KKR’s favour. However, Kolkata registered a 41-run win when these two sides last met in UAE in 2014.