IPL 2020 Highlights, Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Defending Champions Mumbai Indians defeat Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets in the 32nd match of the Indian Premier League 2020 in Abu Dhabi.
IPL 2020 Highlights, Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 78 followed by Hardik Pandya’s quick cameo towards the end guided Mumbai Indians to an 8-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 32nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. After opting to bat first, KKR managed to score 148/5 as Rahul Chahar (2/18), Trent Boult (1/32), Jasprit Bumrah (1/22) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (1/51) were among the wickets. In reply, Mumbai Indians comfortably chased down the target with 19 balls to spare. A 94-run stand for the opening wicket between Rohit Sharma (35) and de Kock laid the foundation of MI’s run-chase. Suryakumar Yadav contributed with 10 runs while Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten on 21.
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Hardik Pandya joins the party and amplifies MI’s run-chase with some mighty shots. A boundary followed by a huge maximum take them close to victory against KKR. Just 8 runs needed off 25 balls, MI - 141/2 after 16 overs
Quinton de Kock continues to keep Mumbai Indians ahead in the run chase. Some mighty shots to trouble KKR attack. A boundary behind square followed by a gigantic maximum over long leg. de Kock edges forward to close the game on a winning note. MI - 126/2 after 15 overs
BOWLED! Varu Chakravarthy tossed it up, Suryakumar tries to send it past square leg with the sweep. He gets a thick inside-edge instead onto the off stump. MI - 111/2 after 13.3 overs
Shivam Mavi once again dismisses an opener in IPL 2020. 5 out of his 6 wickets in IPL 2020 are of openers.
OUT! Shovam Mavi breaks the 90-plus opening-wicket stand for MI. Rohit was looking to play for the angle but the ball finds an outside edge and Karthik somehow grabs it. The MI skipper departs for 35, MI - 94/1.
SIX! KKR seems to have no answer to that onslaught. Varun misses his length and Rohit Sharma punishes. The MI skipper unleashes the pull shot and sends the ball over deep mid-wicket for a huge six.
For the first time in IPL 2020, MI has not lost a wicket in the powerplay.
Here comes KKR’s mystery spinner who would try to slower down MI’s run-chase. Varun has been a handy bowling option and all he needs to pick some wickets at the moment.
SIX! de Kock is on fire and has left his captain behind in terms of scoring. A back of a length from Krishna and de Kock pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
The MI openers - Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock provided a superb start as they chase a 149-run target. They went past 50-run mark in the sixth over, bowled by Andre Russell. MI - 51/0 after 6 overs.
FOUR! Quinton de Kock fires again and this time Chris Green is at the receiving end. A lower full-toss and de Kock slaps it for a boundary.
After Rohit, Quinton joins the party. The Protea wicketkeeper-batsman is goes berserk over Pat Cummins. Seems like he is covering up for his missed catch. Two back-to-back boundaries to start the fourth over.
Looks like Rohit Sharma wants to end this early. A couple of boundaries - one over backward square leg, the other one in front of square. The MI skipper is getting some easy runs here.
FOUR! This time a fuller from Cummins and Rohit flicks it towards the fine-leg. Man at short third-man dives but the ball races towards the boundary.
FOUR! The umpire signals a leg-bye. A good length ball, angling in and Rohit brings the bat late. The ball touches the pads and goes towards the fine-leg boundary for a four.
* Maiden T20 fifty for Pat Cummins
Fifties by KKR batsman in IPL 2020
S Gill - 2
R Tripathi - 1
N Rana - 1
P Cummins - 1
FOUR! Rohit Sharma welcomes Chris Green with a boundary. A wider delivery to start with and Rohit drives it through backward point. Opening runs for MI
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out to bat for Mumbai Indians. Chris Green begins the attack for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Lowest totals batting first in IPL 2020
* SRH - 142/4 vs KKR, Abu Dhabi
* KKR - 148/5 vs MI, Abu Dhabi
* RR - 154/6 vs RCB, Abu Dhabi
* DC - 157/8 vs KXIP, Dubai
Captain Morgan finishes the KKR innings with a six. An 87-run partnership between him and Pat Cummins guides Kolkata Knight Riders to 148/5 in 20 overs.
SIX! More runs coming off the last over. Morgan slaps the slower ball over wide long-on for a maximum. First SIX from Morgan against MI tonight.
Cummins is charging and that’s what KKR would want him to do, as much as possible. A mighty six followed by a boundary; runs coming in for Morgan and Coo after a disappointing start.
Slower one from Bumrah and mishit from Pat Cummins. Ball goes right up in the air and Quinton de Kock drops it .
FOUR! Slower ball this time and Cummins sits there and clubs it through square leg. Very well picked by Cummins and a beautiful pull shot followed.
FOUR! Boult bowls an overpitched delivery and Morgan attacks it over point from inside the crease. A boundary for KKR after 18 balls, coming off the skipper’s bat. 100-up for KKR!
Quinton de Kock now has 29 dismissals behind the stumps for MI, which is the most by wicketkeeper for MI in IPL.
Pat Cummins can definitely bat these terrific shots are the proofs. A cracking six over deep square leg followed by a boundary over mid-off; Cummins is going all over the park. 16 from the 13th over, KKR - 82/5
FOUR! A much-needed boundary for KKR after a flurry of wickets. A full-pitched delivery and Cummins slams it through mid-off. Beautifully done by Cummins.
Jasprit Bumrah removed Russell for 2nd time in this season. Overall 3rd time in IPL and joint most dismissals by a bowler to dismiss Russell in IPL.
OUT! Bumrah’s short ball leaves Russell in misery. The tall man tried to duck but couldn’t get his bat out of the way. Off the back of the willow, goes up high and Quinton de Kock takes it easily.
FOUR! A boundary came off Captain Morgan’s bat, his first one in the game. Picked up the leg-break so well and pushed it for a boundary towards fine leg.
SIX! Krunal Pandya pitches it on the slower side and Andre Russell just muscled it over cow corner. Fifty-up for KKR after some series of early losses. KKR - 51/4 after 9 overs
Rahul Chahar pushes KKR under pressure with back-to-back wickets. First removed Shubman Gill off a floaty delivery and then bowled Dinesh Karthik out. A hat-trick chance for the leggie but Andre Russell turned it down.
OUT! Coulter-Nile strikes with a short ball and Nitish Rana departs for 5. A half-hearted pull from the batsman, gets his gloves on the ball and Quinton de Kock takes an easy catch. KKR - 33/2 after 5.3 overs
Spin has been introduced by the Mumbai Indians within the powerplay and Krunal Pandya comes in to bowl. He has been very economic this season. He would look for some early wickets to dent KKR.
FOUR! A full toss from Bumrah and Nitish Rana plays it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Comfortable four runs for KKR to finish the over. KKR - 25/1 after 4 overs.
OUT! Trent Boult draws the first blood and Rahul Tripathi departs for 7. A short ball and Rahul tried hitting hard. Suryakumar threw himself at the left of point to take a stunner. Mumbai Indians get the first wicket, KKR - 18/1 after 3 overs.
FOUR! An over-pitched delivery from Couler-Nile and Gill drives it towards mid-on. Bumrah dives but the ball goes past him. First boundary on the board for KKR
An amazing first over bowled by Trent Boult. Both the Shubman and Rahul Tripathi found it difficult to score against the Kiwi speedster. Just 3 runs of the over, KKR - 3/0 after 1st over.
Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi are out to bat for Kolkata Knight Riders. Trent Boult starts the attack for Mumbai Indians.
* 5: Eoin Morgan will be the 5th captain for KKR in IPL after S Ganguly, B McCullum, G Gambhir and D Karthik.
* 71: Runs required by Keiron Pollard to reach 3000 runs for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, he will be the 2nd player after Rohit Sharma to reach this landmark
* 61: Runs required by Krunal Pandya to reach 1000 runs in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, he will be 8th player to do so
* 11: Sixes required by Keiron Pollard to hit 200 sixes in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, he will be the first player to do so.
* 2: Dismissals required by Quinton de Kock to surpass Parthiv Patel as Mumbai’s most successful wicketkeeper
* 2: Catches required by Hardik Pandya to reach 50 catches for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, he will be the 3rd player after Rohit Sharma and Keiron Pollard to achieve this feat
* 1: With one more 50+ score R Sharma will have joint most 50+ scores against KKR in IPL with Suresh Raina (8)
* 1: catch needed by R Sharma to surpass V Kohli (13) as the fielder to have the most catches against KKR in IPL.
* 1: Trent Boult needs 1 wicket to complete 50 IPL wickets
* 6: Suryakumar Yadav needs 6 fours to complete 200 fours in IPL.
* 4: R Chahar is 4 wickets away from 50 T20 wickets
* 2: K Pollard is 2 catches away from 300 catches in T20s. He would become 1st player to reach this milestone
* 1: Pat Cummins is 1 wicket away from completing 100 wickets in T20s.
* 3: Lockie Ferguson is 3 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in T20s
* 4: Sandeep Warrier is 4 wickets away from 50 wickets in T20s.
Rohit Sharma said, “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, not playing for a long period is easy for players to get injured.”
KKR skipper Eoin Morgan at toss - “We are going to bat first. The wicket looks good, hopefully we can get good score on the board.”
On captaincy change - “It all happened yesterday. DK came to me and head coaches, decided it is better for the team and he also needs to focus on his batting. It just shows the culture we’ve created,” said Morgan.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Tom Banton, Kamlesh Nagarkoti out; Chris Green, Shivam Mavi in
Mumbai Indians: James Pattinson misses out, Nathan Coulter-Nile comes in
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(wk), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
“It looks like a fresh wicket. A little bit of green grass. We have seen assistance for the pacers. There is not a lot of turn here, so the spinners need to vary their pace,” reckons Danny Morrison on Star Sports.
“We have a lot of young guys coming through that lead from the front - Gill, Rana to name a few, Nagarkoti stepped up in different stages and we have an abundance of overseas players to lead as well. Between myself and Dinesh, captain and vice captain, we can be at the forefront of that but the driving engine is the other guys behind us,” said KKR skipper Eoin Morgan.
“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, obviously captain and not vice captain now, but hopefully continue to work alongside our players. 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,” said Morgan ahead of the play.
To bowl or bat first - now that doesn’t remain a tough question. As the league enters the second phase, the tracks are getting slower and dew hasn’t played much. As the trend follows, team winning toss will look forward to bat first.
Nitish Rana hasn't performed up to his potential this season. He has scored 150 runs this season in 111 balls faced, managing to score just one half-century. In his last 3 matches, he has been dismissed on a single digit score. His average in this season has been worst so far. The youngster has to strike back to prove his worth.
Suryakumar Yadav is scoring quick runs in Powerplay in IPL 2020. His strike rate in powerplay is 155.31 while his balls/ boundary is 3.13. His strike rate in death overs is the highest and goes past 200 in IPL 2020 season.
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KKR will take the field under a new captain tonight. As Morgans comes in command, the fans might witness a change in strategy as well. Talking about the playing XI, a bowling change can do wonders for KKR.
KKR’s predicted XI vs MI: Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
Rohit Sharma’s side looks completely balanced across departments. There is no need t make any change to the playing XI.
MI Predicted XI vs KKR: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
KKR’s spin bowling has been struggling this season. •Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy have taken 5 wickets each for the team while Kuldeep has managed to take only 1 wicket for KKR. As a result, they have the 2nd worst spin bowling average in IPL 2020 after RR.
* 56 runs required to reach 4000 runs in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, he will be first player to achieve this feat
* 96 runs required to complete 1000 runs against KKR in IPL.
* With one more 50+ score Rohit will have joint most 50+ scores against KKR in IPL with Suresh Raina
vs Sunil Narine - 17 innings, 129 runs, 6 dismissals
vs Prasidh Krishna - 2 innings, 21 runs, 1 dismissal
vs Shivam Mavi - 1 innings, 14 runs, 1 dismissal
vs Andre Russell - 9 innings, 92 runs
Mumbai Indians’ go to pacer Trent Boult is among the top wicket-takers of the season. He needs just one more wicket to complete 50 IPL wickets.
Andre Russell’s form with the bat remans to be KKR’s biggest concern. The Caribbean all-rounder has managed a meagre 71 runs from seven matches. There were talks about promoting him up the order but he continues to bat down.
After losing the season opener, Mumbai Indians have been on a winning spree of 4 matches so far. At Abu Dhabi, Mumbai Indians have the best win% in IPL. Also, they are the team with 2nd best bowling average and SR at Abu Dhabi in IPL 2020.
Suryakumar is one of the core members of the MI batting line-up. He is the leading run scorer for MI in IPL 2020 with 233 runs. He has scored 74 runs batting in first 4 games of this season, whereas 159 runs were scored in his last 3 matches. In middle overs he has been striking at 144.31 with balls/boundary of 5.50. His strike rate in death overs is the highest and goes past 200 in IPL 2020 season.
“Dinesh Karthik has informed the KKR management that with a view to focusing on his batting and contributing more to the team’s cause, he wished to handover the captaincy to Eoin Morgan,” KKR said in a statement.
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), 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 Squad: Tom Banton, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik(wk), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Shivam Mavi, Manimaran Siddharth
Hello and welcome to the live blog of MI vs KKR IPL 2020 match in Abu Dhabi. The defending champions are coming into the contest after defeating the Delhi Capitals and will look to continue the momentum tonight as well. KKR will take the field under a new leader, Eoin Morgan. The England limited overs skipper got KKR’s command after Dinesh Karthik decided to step down from his post so that he can focus on his game. Under a new leader, the Knights would seek revenge for their previous loss this season.