MI vs KKR, IPL 2020 Highlights: De Kock, Chahar lead eight-wicket rout of Kolkata

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Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma

Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma brought up their fifty-run partnership before the end of the PowerPlay.   -  BCCI/IPL

This was Santadeep Dey bringing you LIVE commentary of IPL 2020: MI vs KKR in Abu Dhabi.


HIGHLIGHTS

RESULT: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets.


KKR 149/2 in 16.5 overs:
This turned out to be a walk in the park for Mumbai Indians. A four to level scores and then a single was enough for Mumbai to bag their 21st win over Kolkata by eight wickets.

KKR 141/2 in 16 overs: Hardik plays two similar shots to get two boundaries off Cummins. Leans forward and gets his bat to track back on the line of the ball. Exquisite! He follows that up with a maximum over backward square leg with a wristy flick. With eight needed off 24, MI can bat with their eyes closed hereon.

KKR 126/2 in 15 overs: Back of a length from Mavi and QDK directs it behind square third man. A shorter delivery follows and the South African swivels to pull it over long leg for a six.

KKR 113/2 after 14 overs: Varun to bowl out. He has been KKR's standout bowler in this match so far. GONE! Varun has cleaned up Yadav!  It's time for the second strategic time-out. Hardik Pandya is in.

KKR 110/1 after 13 overs: Shivam Mavi continues. De Kock takes a single to backward of square. Both batsmen dealing in singles at the moment. There's no real hurry, really. Mumbai bat deep and the equation isn't exactly one worth breaking a sweat over. STREAKY! Suryakumar Yadav gets a boundary off the last ball. Seven from the over.

KKR 103/1 after 12 overs: Chakravarthy into his third over. He has been the most economical of all Kolkata bowlers thus far. Suryakumar Yadav has joined de Kock, who has looked in terrific touch after a rather average start to the season. Nine runs from the over. Mumbai need 46 more to win.

KKR 94/1 in 11 overs: Wonder why Shivam Mavi has been brought on this late... Rohit announces himself to the bowler by shimmying down the track and taking the latter for a ride down the ground for a four. Mavi strikes off the very next delivery - bowls the probing length a little outside off and it has been caught behind! SKY comes to the crease.

KKR 90/0 in 10 overs: Varun's back. Rohit swings and misses once - almost escapes a stumping - and then he connects off the very next delivery to launch it right into outer space. SIX!

KKR 83/0 in 9 overs: Russell bowling in a line wide of the off stump to de Kock. His third delivery is overpitched and QDK slams it straight down the ground for a four. Russ alters his length to go short the very next ball and de Kock goes the distance this time to reach his fifty, in the process, off only 25 deliveries.

KKR 71/0 in 8 overs: A decent over from Tamil Nadu's Varun goes for four runs as his state side captain DK keeps shouting instructions from behind the stumps in Tamil. Interestingly, DK and Morgan had a long chat at the beginning of this over before handing the ball over to Varun. Time for the strategic timeout.

KKR 67/0 in 7 overs: Seems like MI is in a hurry to finish things off! De Kock welcomes Prasidh back into the attack with a boundary - hangs back and works this one away to the fence near backward square leg. The South African 'keeper-batsman picks the length early and takes the aerial route, shortly after. He is, however, not done yet as he finishes the over with a picturesque drive through the mid-off region.

KKR 51/0 in 6 overs: Rohit and QDK have already brought up their fifty-run stand before the end of the PowerPlay. Andre Russell concedes only three singles this over.

KKR 48/0 in 5 overs: Things go from bad to worse for KKR. QDK punishes Green for a low full toss off the first ball, pushing down the ground for a four. Later, Varun Chakravarthy drops one, running back from short fine leg, after de Kock gets a top edge, and the ball rolls down to the ropes.

KKR 39/0 in 4 overs: QDK battering Cummins away to the fence with absolute disdain. Two back-to-back boundaries to start the over. The Aussie comes back well to concede just a single off the remainder of it.

KKR 30/0 in 3 overs: Rohit is known for his expertise against the short ball and he punishes Prasidh Krishna by powering one away to backward square leg. Krishna goes fuller the next ball and Rohit goes for a silky, smooth drive through the offside. De Kock joins the party as he slaps one through point.

KKR 16/0 in 2 overs: And Mumbai starts this over off with a boundary again - this time off a leg bye. Cummins' delivery strays down leg and the ball brushes Rohit's pad before racing away to the fence. The India opener flicks another straighter delivery for four. Mumbai is off to a confident start.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma flicks one to the fence.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

KKR 7/0 in 1 over: Rohit greets Green with a boundary. A loopy delivery, wide outside off stump and that has been cut away to glory by the skipper.

A confident Rohit Sharma walks out, humming the Mumbai Indians anthem, alongside Quinton de Kock. Chris Green, the debutant, will be bowling with the new ball.

MI INNINGS

WHAT THEY SAID

Rahul Chahar: I think the ball is staying low. It isn't easy for the batsmen. It is skidding a bit for the fast bowlers. At one point it looked like we'll restrict them to 130, but those two batted really well. They showed patience and didn't hurry around.

Mumbai Indians need 149 to win.

KKR 148/5 in 20 overs: Cummins gets to his first T20 fifty in style off 35 balls and targets Coulter-Nile again as he goes for a perfect placement through extra cover. Two balls later, Morgan goes downtown for a six over long on! He goes for the final flourish, too, with a maximum and KKR would be just a little relieved with how things have panned out despite a not-so-good start.

KKR 127/5 in 19 overs: Cummins dispatches a slower delivery from Boult right out of the park, lifting it over deep backward square leg. He follows that one up with another boundary on the onside.

KKR 113/5 in 18 overs: Bumrah will be bowling his fourth. Cummins and Morgan stitch together a fifty-run partnership and that has somehow and somewhat kept KKR in the game. Nevertheless, they should be looking to go for the big shots now with only two overs remaining in this contest. QDK, meanwhile, spills a sitter off the last ball to keep Cummins at the crease.

KKR 108/5 in 17 overs: Morgan welcomes Boult back into the attack with a slice over point. This is smart cricket from the England limited-overs captain. Cummins pulls him for another boundary through square leg.

KKR 99/5 in 16 overs: Morgan has to be the key for KKR, this point onwards, with not many deliveries remaining in the innings. Meanwhile, Bumrah is mixing it up well, too, to outwit both batters.

KKR 95/5 in 15 overs: Krunal to bowl out as well. He goes at the rate of a run a ball and it is time for the second strategic timeout of the innings.

KKR 89/5 in 14 overs: Chahar to bowl out. Cummins and Morgan stick to the singles and doubles as the Rajasthan spinner finishes with excellent figures of 4-0-18-2

KKR 82/5 in 13 overs: Cummins decides to go after his countryman Coulter-Nile right from Ball 1. He hits a four a little wide of mid-off and then later follows it up with a 65-metre six over deep square leg and another boundary towards mid-off.

KKR 66/5 in 12 overs: Chahar concedes only three off that over. KKR won't be looking to take any risk now that there is not much batting left to come.

KKR 63/5 in 11 overs: Russell frees his arms to flay Bumrah away behind point. Is this the Jamaican's night? Well, jinxed it! A shorter delivery surprises Russell and the edge balloons right into QDK's gloves. The Bumrah factor continues to get the better of Dre Russ in T20s! This is the third time that the India pacer has removed Russell in the IPL. Pat Cummins walks in.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah celebrates Andre Russell's dismissal.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

KKR 57/4 in 10 overs: Morgan steals a cheeky boundary, brooming Chahar's wrong'un towards fine leg. That and a couple from this over.

KKR 51/4 in 9 overs: Krunal will continue. He has conceded only nine off his first two overs. However, the economical show doesn't continue as Dre Russ has muscled him for an 81-metre maximum over cow corner. It is the first six of the day as well. And immediately after that, a strategic timeout has been taken.

KKR 43/4 in 8 overs: KKR losing its way yet again! Gill, looking to go for a biggie, has played it straight to a leaping Kieron Pollard at deep mid on. Meanwhile, Chahar makes it two in two! What a game this is turning out to be... The ball becomes slower after hitting the surface and Karthik has been castled. Chahar is on a hattrick as Dre Russ walks out to the centre; he doesn't get it but what an over this has been for MI.

Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar celebrates Dinesh Karthik's dismissal.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

KKR 40/2 in 7 overs: Karthik times it magnificiently to end Krunal's over on a high pulling it to the ropes between deep forward square leg and the sweeper.

KKR 33/2 in 6 overs: Coulter-Nile gets his very first delivery slightly overpitched and Gill greets him with a glorious on drive for a four. The Australian gets his revenge, two balls later, albeit by dismissing the Punjab batsman's partner Rana. He bowls it short and Rana, always known to have a weakness against the bouncers, edges it to QDK. Dinesh Karthik is the new man in and quite evidently, Mumbai is on top at the end of the PowerPlay.

KKR 28/1 in 5 overs: Rohit Sharma introduces spin from one end. Krunal Pandya to bowl. We see two half-opportunities after two loose shots from Gill strays wide of the bowler and then dips short of Suryakumar at mid on.

KKR 25/1 in 4 overs: Nitish Rana comes to the creasea and Mumbai almost makes it two in two! A direct hit would have seen Shubman way out of the frame but Ishan Kishan couldn't get the throw on point. Rana picks the gap on the onside to hit Bumrah for a four off the last delivery.

KKR 18/1 in 3 overs: Boult continues the good show! The Kiwi did bowl one at Tripathi's body but the latter couldn't pull it hard enough and Hardik Pandya did a good job in the deep to keep it down to one run. Boult got another short, but Tripathi was alert this time around to swat it between the mid-on and midwicket area for a fine-looking four. However, the very next ball, we witness something magical. Suryakumar Yadav pulls off a blinder of a catch at backward point to send Tripathi back. The expression on the face of the bowler and the batsman said it all!

KKR 12/0 in 2 overs: James Pattinson's like-for-like replacement Nathan Coulter-Nile is into the attack. The Australian pacer is playing his first game this season. He gets an outswinger off the very first ball and in an effort to replicate that line, he ends up bowling two back-to-back wides down leg side. A sloppy misfield from Jasprit Bumrah hands KKR and Gill their first boundary through the midwicket region.

Shubman Gill

Kolkata Knight Riders' Shubman Gill attempts to play a shot during the match against the Mumbai Indians.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

KKR 3/0 in 1 over: There is a hint of swing straightaway and it is precisely how Boult has been troubling batters in the PowerPlay, thus far, in IPL 2020.

Rahul Tripathi has been pushed back to the top for KKR and he will be opening alongside Shubman Gill. Some magical words from MI skipper Rohit Sharma before his squad take their respective positions on the field. Trent Boult to start proceedings with the new ball.

KKR INNINGS

WHAT THEY SAID

Rohit Sharma: We feel confident. We had a great last game here. It's another challenge to come out and chase a target. It gives us another opportunity to come out and express ourselves. It is important to make sure everyone are fresh. We have one change. James Pattinson misses out and Nathan Coulter-nile comes in.

Eoin Morgan, KKR captain: We are gonna bat first. The wicket looks good and hopefully we can get a good score on the board. We have made two changes. Banton and Nagarkoti go out. Mavi and Green come in.

Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan, the newly-appointed Kolkata Knight Riders skipper, before the start of the match against Mumbai Indians.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

PLAYING XI

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (w), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

TOSS: Eoin Morgan wins toss. KKR to bat.

 

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PITCH REPORT: "We have come one pitch across, so it does tweak the boundaries a bit. I like the pitch. This is a fresh wicket after four days. There is a little bit of a tinge of grass. Some new ball assistance will be there as well. There will be variable bounce and it will aid spin at the end. The dynamics have changed throughout the tournament. Above 90kph, the bowlers have picked up 14 wickets. There were 23 wickets below 90. The spinners have to be variant with their pace to get wickets," reckon JP Duminy and Danny Morisson.   -  BCCI/IPL

WHAT THEY SAID

Eoin Morgan, KKR captain: DK informed yesterday that he would like to step back and focus on his batting as he feels that's the best option for the team. It's incredibly selfless and it also shows a lot of courage from him to do that, putting the team first ahead of him being skipper. I'm delighted to continue the leadership role within the side. We are only halfway through the tournament, we have showed some potential, haven't quite achieved majority of it yet but tonight will be another good test and hopefully we'll be up to it.

- The biggest news of the hour has been Dinesh Karthik handing over the Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy to England's World Cup-wining captain Eoin Morgan to focus on his batting, only hours ahead of the match against Mumbai Indians. Read more on this by clicking here.

Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan

Dinesh Karthik has decided to hand over the Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy to England's limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

MATCH PREVIEW BY WRIDDHAAYAN BHATTACHARYYA

Kolkata Knight Riders is a talented side, but it looks less-than-half of what it is against four-time champion Mumbai Indians. On the hunt for its fifth straight win in Indian Premier League 2020, Rohit Sharma’s side will start as favourite at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

The build-up

By snatching two successive games from the jaws of defeat — against Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab — KKR earned a few points for its strategy to unleash ‘mystery’ spinners Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy at the back end.

However, Narine’s absence due to suspect action made KKR look ordinary against Bangalore. If KKR blindly trusts one bowler to win him games, it’s Narine. KKR could only dismiss two batters that night, and it lost the game by 82 runs.

Mumbai has been unstoppable with five wins in the first seven games at a handsome net run-rate of +1.327 (KKR net run rate reads -0.577).

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It also beat table-topper Delhi Capitals this week. The defending champion is riding on the pace triumvirate — Jasprit Bumrah (11 wickets), Trent Boult (11 wickets) and James Pattinson (nine wickets). In fact, Bumrah is among the top five dot-ball exponents. He bowled 76 dots in the first seven games.

Mumbai also has a versatile batting department. Quinton de Kock’s return to form is good news; Suryakumar Yadav keeps getting better with every game and Rohit has scored 904 runs against KKR in the IPL.

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IPL 2020: What the teams are playing for   -  BCCI/IPL

KKR will have plenty to ponder. Rahul Tripathi, once again, had to sacrifice his preferred opening position to accommodate debutant Tom Banton in the last game. The England youngster failed to make it count and it is imperative newly-appointed skipper Eoin Morgan promotes Tripathi up the order to bat with Shubman Gill. 

Tripathi averages 32.8 as an opener. He even scored 81 off 51 balls against the Super Kings. In all other positions, his average is below 20.

As for the spin department, Chakravarthy is far more unpredictable when bowling in partnership with Narine.

Key men

KKR quick Pat Cummins would like to make amends after the hammering in the first game. The Australian had conceded 49 in his three overs. He will be eyeing the most-prized wicket of Rohit. If the franchise decides to drop Banton, New Zealand speedster Lockie Ferguson will be a solid addition.

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It is not easy to face the Mumbai pace trio in tandem when in a hurry to score. Andre Russell has not really got going this season and it will be interesting to see how he tackles the back-of-length deliveries.

"We will have to make amends after the first game when they beat us. We love playing in Abu Dhabi, so it will be a good game. In T20, in any game you play, it (wickets) is normally flat. There is never too swing or seam. It is quite a big field here and it is nice to bowl here. We haven't played near our best cricket yet; complete a game that blows a team out of the water. We had no right to win against Chennai and Kings XI, but we still won. That's a sign of a really good side." - PAT CUMMINS



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HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

The two teams have faced each other 26 times in the IPL so far, and MI has dominated the fixture by winning it 20 times.

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Last IPL meeting:

MI (195/5 in 20 overs) beat KKR (146/9 in 20 overs) by 49 runs.

Earlier this season, the sides had squared off in Abu Dhabi on September 23, Wednesday. The Mumbai-based franchise handed the Kolkata-based side a 49-run defeat. MI skipper Rohit Sharma (80) and Suryakumar Yadav (47) stitched a 96-run partnership to steer the side to the big total. A disciplined bowling attack, then, restricted KKR to 146. Four bowlers picked two wickets apiece.

IPL 2020 Form guide (last 5 matches)

MI- The team is in fine form, having won four of its last five encounters.

KKR- The franchise has won three of its last five matches but heads into the game on the back of a loss.

Current position in the table:

MI (2nd): After five wins and two losses from seven matches, Mumbai currently sits third in the points table with 10 points.

KKR (4th): On the other hand, Kolkata is placed right below Mumbai in the points table after bagging eight points from seven matches. The side has won four matches and lost three.

Top performers so far- MI :

Top-scorersTop wicket-takers
Suryakumar Yadav (233)Jasprit Bumrah (11)
Rohit Sharma (216)Trent Boult (11)
Quinton de Kock (191)James Pattinson (9)

 

Top performers so far- KKR :

Top-scorersTop wicket-takers
Shubman Gill (254)Andre Russell (6)
Eoin Morgan (175)Varun Charkravarthy (5)
Nitish Rana (150)Sunil Narine (5)


PREDICTED XI

MI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

KKR: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

TOP FIVE PLAYERS WITH MOST POINTS IN FANTASY SQUADS

1. Jasprit Bumrah (MI) - 114.5 points
2. Trent Boult (MI) - 113.5 points
3. Kieron Pollard (MI) - 103 points
4. Suryakumar Yadav (MI) - 101.5 points
5. Rohit Sharma (MI) - 96.5 points

NUMBER-CRUNCHING

  • Highest run-getter: KL Rahul (448)
  • Highest wicket-taker: Kagiso Rabada (18)
  • Highest individual score: KL Rahul (132*)
  • Best bowling figures: Jasprit Bumrah (4/20)
  • Best economy: Chris Morris (4.83)
  • Most fours: KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal (38)
  • Most sixes: Sanju Samson (18)
  • Fastest ball: Anrich Nortje (156.22 kmph)
  • Biggest six: Nicholas Pooran (106m)
  • Fastest fifty: Nicholas Pooran (17 balls)
  • Fastest century: Mayank Agarwal (45 balls)

SQUADS

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Shivam Mavi, Manimaran Siddharth


IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE

TEAMSPWLPointsNRR
Delhi Capitals86212+0.99
Mumbai Indians75210+1.327
Royal Challengers Bangalore85310-0.139
Kolkata Knight Riders7438-0.577
Sunrisers Hyderabad8356+0.009
Chennai Super Kings8356-0.390
Rajasthan Royals8356-0.844
Kings XI Punjab8264-0.295


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