IPL 2018, 37th Match, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Mumbai Indians won by 13 runs
Sunday, May 06, 2018, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
MI, who were asked to bat first, were off to a solid start with their openers adding 91 runs for the first wicket in just inside 10 overs. With some meaty blows from the Pandya brothers at the death, Mumbai managed to get to 181 for the loss of 4 wickets in their 20 overs.
Back to back half-centuries for Suryakumar Yadav as he scored 59 runs off just 39 deliveries, which includes 7 fours and 2 sixes. With this innings, he took his runs tally to 399 runs, which is the second most for any player at the moment in this season.
Early in the chase, Robin Uthappa of KKR was dropped by Mayank Markande off Hardik Pandya’s in the sixth over and he went on to score 54 runs off 35 deliveries including 6 fours and 3 sixes. This is also his maiden half-century in this season. However, his lone effort wasn’t enough to take KKR over the line.
Chasing a target of 182, Kolkata Knight Riders were 112 for 2 after 13 overs but wickets in quick succession meant that they lost the game by 13 runs in the end. The brilliant diving catch by Krunal Pandya to dismiss Andre Russell in the 17th over changed the course of the match!
This is just the fourth win for Mumbai Indians in this season and they need to win all their remaining four games to get into the Qualifiers. KKR are now placed at the fourth position with 5 wins and 5 defeats in their 10 games while Mumbai Indians are at the fifth position with 4 wins and 6 defeats in their 10 games.
Mumbai Indians – 181/4 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav – 59, Evin Lewis – 43, Andre Russell – 2/12, Sunil Narine – 2/35) beat Kolkata Knight Riders – 168/6 in 20 overs (Robin Uthappa – 54, Dinesh Karthik – 36*, Hardik Pandya – 2/19, Mayank Markande – 1/25) by 13 runs
Player of the Match:
Hardik Pandya (MI) – Unbeaten 35* runs and 2 wickets
Ambati Rayudu (CSK) – 423 runs
Hardik Pandya (MI) – 14 wickets
Playing XI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Adam Milne
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Playing XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
Bench: Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran
** Photo credits to BCCI