Manish Pandey* 0(0); | Kane Williamson 17(11);
Mohammed Siraj* 0.5-0-2-1; | Tim Southee 2-0-17-1
Lokesh Rahul* 84(54); | Marcus Stoinis 23(16);
Jofra Archer* 3.4-0-43-1; | Jaydev Unadkat 4-0-26-0
Dinesh Karthik 36(26); | Piyush Chawla 0(0);
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-34-1; | Krunal Pandya 3-0-29-1
07:55pm local: It's time you hop tabs and catch our coverage for the PUN-RAJ game. Punjab are bowling, and have dropped Yuvraj for Manoj Tiwary. KOL's miseries against MUM continue, and we'll see how the latter make something out of a fading T20 League campaign. See you in the other match, ta-ta!
Hardik Pandya, MoM and Purple Cap holder - Quite happy to have the Purple Cap. More than that I am happy that the team won and that was my plan. I have been bowling for the Indian team in all games and that gives confidence. In the last one year I have learnt a lot of things while bowling for India. I always want to keep improving. In T20 you might go for runs but you can always come back and today I did that. Today when Rohit got out JP was going in next but Mahela stopped him and said "Hardik you have to go". I love to bat up the order, happy that I got the chance.
Rohit Sharma: This victory was much needed for us to stay in the competition, it was a great effort from the bowling unit. It was always going to be tough for us with the way they batted in the first 10 overs. We kept taking wickets which was a crucial part. I thought it was a good pitch from the last time we played here, it played nicely. We knew it will play a little slower because of the heat here. We adjusted well but we still have to do some work with the bat to finish off the games, considering the start we got. We should have got 15-20 runs more, some work needs to be done there. We are not short of power hitting, with so much ability with the bat at times it becomes difficult to utilize them. We have got three power hitters in the team, Ben is a great striker of the ball but he hasn't got enough time to bat in the middle. I know at some time in the tournament he will play a crucial role. At Wankhede, you can't keep bowling the same length, you don't want to be predictable here. So, with the field we set we never allow the batsmen to think what we are going to bowl. Under the lights pitch gets better so idea was to keep the batsmen guessing. I think Krunal is a very smart cricketer and that is the reason I went with him in the last over.
This is the 17th win for MUM against KOL in the history of T20 League
This is the second instance of Karthik remaining unbeaten in a losing run chase. Other was 58* for GUJ vs PUN in Rajkot last year.
Most consecutive wins vs an opponent in T20 League8 BLR v DEL (2011-15) +8 KOL v PUN (2014-17)7 CHN v DEL (2012-15)7 RAJ v DEL (2013-18)7 MUM v KOL (2015-18) *+ includes a Super Over win
07:46pm local: MUM can be down in the doldrums but they sure have an antidote to everything that KOL is. Seventh consecutive win for Mumbai over Kolkata, who have to remain content with their only win at Wankhede that came all the way back in 2012. 182 wasn't a daunting target on a Mumbai pitch with some pace and bounce -- something that swayed Mumbai into bowling short and leaking runs early on. Uthappa, dropped on 4 by Markande, flourished to a fifty but his wicket in the 13th over, and poetically to Markande, took the wheels off a rattling chase. Nitish Rana fell soon after, Shubman's promotion as an opener meant Narine was batting at an unfamiliar slot, and Karthik was left with too much to do in the end.
Piyush Chawla, left handed bat, comes to the crease
19 needed off 4. Good thing is that DK is back on strike. KOL need a six here. And we've a spinner bowling..
Krunal Pandya to Narine, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Krunal Pandya [2.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack
23 needed off the last over
Who'll bowl this over? 37 needed off 12, so MUM might as well go for Bumrah and keep the req. runs to a maximum.
Hardik Pandya [3.0-0-13-2] is back into the attack
Russell's wicket makes it a bit tricky. Now over to DK, who has to keep most of the strike with occasional big hits from Narine
Sunil Narine, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Bumrah to A Russell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
Yep, time for Bumrah then. DK on strike. Feel this over will tell us a lot. Rohit's taking his time to set the field, as DK looks keenly, resting the bat on his shoulder. Here we go. Bumrah from over the wicket
Time-out! 54 off 24 balls required. Bumrah has two left, and the other bowlers will bowl around him. Cutting's gone for 23 in his 2 overs, so the choice will be interesting. Hardik has just one left by the way.
Mayank Markande [2.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack
Now we know what these two batsmen are capable of. Yes, a rising RAJR but we'll not panic yet for KOL. Time for some leg spin (and googlies)
Lovely violet skies in Mumbai at the moment
Mitchell McClenaghan [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack
That wicket meant that Hardik now has the Purple Cap with 14 wickets
Andre Russell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Hardik Pandya to Nitish Rana, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
28,041 - stadium attendance
Hardik Pandya [2.0-0-8-1] is back into the attack
69 needed off 7 overs. Whose side are you on? There's no third option like "can't say," okay?
Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Markande to Uthappa, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mayank Markande [1.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Given the momentum and the equation (needing 71 runs in 48 balls), KOL favourites. More than that actually.
Jasprit Bumrah [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Okay, halfway mark and one team is clearly on top. Back to some pace..
Ben Cutting, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Stat: Robin Uthappa becomes the the sixth player to get into the 4000-run club in T20 League.Warner (114 innings) Kohli (128)Raina (140)Gambhir (140)Rohit (147)Uthappa (153)
Mayank Markande, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Mayank into the attack, can he make up for the dropped catch?
Time for the strategic break. KOL started off well, lost two quick wickets, but this pair has settled down after a hesitant start. Uthappa was dropped early, will he make MUM pay for their mistake?
Krunal Pandya, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
First sign of spin and it's Krunal
Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Hardik Pandya to Shubman Gill, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Robin Uthappa, right handed bat, comes to the crease
McClenaghan to Chris Lynn, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Third man comes in, mid-on goes back
Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
The on-air commentators reckoned that Narine didn't open the innings as he was exhausted by the oppressive Mumbai heat
A slip for Shubman Gill
Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill are at the crease. Chris Lynn is on strike. McClenaghan will open the attack