Kolkata Knight Riders found themselves a way to lose the game from a dominating position handing Mumbai Indians a 10-run win and taking their record against the champions to 6-22, including losing 11 of the last 10 meetings.
Trent Boult concedes only five runs in the last over as Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs to record their maiden win of IPL 2021.
OUT! Trent Boult gets Andre Russell and Mumbai Indians are favourites to win from here. Boult bowls a sharp yorker at Russell's legs. The KKR batsman defended it the but the ball popped up and Boult takes a return catch to dismiss Russell. Russell c and b Boult 9(15)
OUT! Mumbai Indians are back in the match thanks to some careless batting by the KKR batsmen. Shakib Al Hasan perishes trying to clear the boundary against Krunal Pandya. Shakib tried to slog the Pandya over mid-wicket but ends up giving Surykaumar Yadav a comfortable catch. Shakib c Suryakumar Yadav b Krunal Pandya 9(9)
OUT! Third wicket down for KKR and its the skipper Eoin Morgan who falls prey to Rahul Chahar. The leg-spinner is on a roll here. The southpaw went for a big hit but the required connection wasn't there and the youngster Marco Jansen took a good catch at deep mid-wicket Morgan c Marco Jansen b Rahul Chahar 7(7).
OUT! Rahul Chahar is a man on a mission here! After getting the price scalp of Shubman Gill, the leg-spinner dismisses Rahul Tripathi to bring his side back in the hunt. It was an absolute peach of a delivery as a bamboozled Tripathi edged the turning delivery and Quinton de Kock took a good catch behind the stumps. The contest is far from over at the moment. Tripathi c de Kock b Rahul Chahar 5(5)
OUT! First warrior down for Kolkata Knight Riders and it's Shubman Gill who has to make a long way back to the hut. Rahul Chahar gets the crucial wicket! The leg-spinner, after being smashed for a six, bowled a flighted delivery and Gill, trying to another maximum, went for a big shot but found the bucket hands of Kieron Pollard at long-off. Can MI come back from here? Shubman Gill c Pollard b Rahul Chahar 33(24)
Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill have continued to play safely as not many risks have been taken in the first five overs. Both players have also smashed boundaries at times to keep the scoreboard ticking and the team management would be happy with their approach. The defending champions desparately need a wicket here.
KKR openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill have been watchful in the first two overs with only eight runs on the board. The pitch hasn't been easy to bat on and Kolkata understand the importance of making a good start in low-scoring games.
So, the ghosts from the last game haunted MI again as they lost seven wickets in the last five overs, scoring just 38 runs. Andre Rusell was the wreaker-in-chief for KKR as the pacer took his maiden five-wicket haul in T20 cricket. He now is also the new holder of the purple cap.
KKR vs MI Live Score Updates: The match number five of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will see Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) locking horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Both teams had contrasting starts to their campaigns, and it would be interesting to see how this game unfolds. While KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by ten runs in their opening clash, the defending champions narrowly suffered a two-wicket loss against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the season opener. Meanwhile, IPL fans must stay tuned to get the live commentary, score updates and live scorecard of the KKR vs MI clash. IPL 2021 Points Table Updated.
With both sides studded with T20 stalwarts, an exciting contest is on the cards, and fans should buckle up. Youngsters Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi shone in KKR’s first game, and the duo would like to make a statement against the five-time champions as well. In the bowling department, pacers Prasidh Krishna and Pat Cummins had a great outing. Although the Knight Riders started the tournament on the winning note, Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell’s failure on the slow Chennai track would be an area of concern for them. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2021 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of KKR vs MI on Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar Online.
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On the other hand, Chris Lynn, on his MI debut, had an impressive outing against RCB and dropping him would be a tough call. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan were also impressive in the previous game, and KKR bowlers should beware of them. It was MI’s astonishing collapse in the end overs which led to their downfall in the season opener, and the reigning winners should look to overcome their problem.
With Eoin Morgan’s winning the first game and MI is known to make thrilling comebacks, predicting favourites for this game won’t be easy. However, the toss will have a crucial role to play with dew coming into play in the latter stage of the contest.
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Quinton de Kock, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Arjun Tendulkar, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, James Neesham, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Yudhvir Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora