Indian Premier League, 2020

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Match 32

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 16 October 2020

Mumbai Indians 149/2

RR: 8.85 | Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma c Dinesh Karthik (W) & b Shivam Mavic Dinesh Karthik (W) & b Shivam Mavi353651
Quinton de Kock not out not out 784493
Suryakumar Yadav bowled Varun Chakravarthybowled Varun Chakravarthy101010
Hardik Pandya not out not out 211131
Ishan Kishan
Kieron Pollard
Krunal Pandya
Rahul Chahar
Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Extras 5 (b 0, lb 5, w 0, nb 0)
Total 149 (2 Wkts, 16.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
94-1 (Rohit Sharma,10.3), 111-2 (Suryakumar Yadav,13.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Chris Green2.5 0 24 0 9.60
Pat Cummins3 0 28 0 9.33
Prasidh Krishna2 0 30 0 15.00
Andre Russell2 0 15 0 7.50
Varun Chakravarthy4 0 23 1 5.75
Shivam Mavi3 0 24 1 8.00
Rahul Tripathi0 0 0 0 0
Shubman Gill0 0 0 0 0
Nitish Rana0 0 0 0 0
Dinesh Karthik 0 0 0 0 0
Eoin Morgan 0 0 0 0 0

We're done with all the action for this evening. The weekend is here so it's time to get ready for the double-header. A couple of matches are lined up for Saturday. Rajasthan will be facing Bangalore first at 1400 local (1000 GMT) and that will be followed by the clash between Delhi and Chennai at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Do join us for all the action. Cheers!

Man of the Match award is bagged by Quinton de Kock! On his leg side shots, the wicketkeeper-batsman replies that it's the best shot that he has in his armoury and it happens naturally, he doesn't plan that shot. Adds that he looks to keep his balance and play it as he sees it. Shares that he does not watch himself bat a lot and he only wants to stay in the line of the ball and play accordingly. Mentions that in the last game, he was disappointed not to finish the game and the coach had a word with him. Says that Mahela Jayawardene keeps him focused and checked and it's nice to have someone like him around. On the dropped catch, de Kock says that he has played enough cricket to not think much about his keeping as these things happen to everyone.

Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma starts by saying that this win gives them a lot of confidence. Adds that the trend has been defending but it is changing now as teams batting second have now started to win. States that it is always a challenge after winning 4 in 4 as to how they will turn up for the next game and they did it brilliantly. Shares that he did take his chances by bowling the spinners against Russell but he then brought on Bumrah against him who got the job done. Mentions he takes the backseat most of the time when batting with de Kock as the South African likes to go after the bowlers right from the word go and he should continue to bat like that without taking any pressure. Adds it is important for them to not get complacent and they can't take the foot off the gas in this tournament. Tells that his boys are hungry and they want to play and win.

Hardik Pandya, who played a lovely cameo towards the end, is up for a chat. Shares that he is using that bat for almost three years now and it has to be good. Adds that he tries to maintain his shape and he is working on his technique and it is working well for him. Mentions he tries to keep it simple and does not think about what the bowler is trying to bowl as he plays to the merit of the delivery. Jokes by saying that he should be missing changing the diapers rather than the dance floor as he has now become a father.

Kolkata skipper, Eoin Morgan says they lost a lot of wickets early and it did not let them put a good score on the board. Adds that the way their batters played, it's difficult to stop a team like Mumbai. Admits they did not have a lot of runs on the board. States number 4, 5 and 6 is an important position, today it did not make a lot of difference as they were all dismissed early but they are trying to make the most of their batting experience.

Mumbai continue to roar in this season. Yet another clinical outing for them. Their bowlers did a commendable job to restrict Kolkata and then their batting was relentless. Still, they would like to improve their death bowling which was the only blemish for them this evening.

It was a completely one-sided affair as Kolkata didn't turn up with the bat. They were on the back foot very early in the match and despite the partnership between Pat Cummins and Eoin Morgan, they only managed a below-par total. During the innings break, we all thought that it could be a tricky chase as the pitch appeared to be two-paced but the big opening stand between Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma put the chase to bed very early. Kolkata didn't get the desired result with the ball in the Powerplay and after that, it was just a matter of time. Still, a word of praise for Varun Chakravarthy who bowled with good control.

A resounding win for Mumbai! They have thrashed Kolkata here by 8 wickets and 19 balls to spare. Courtesy this comprehensive win, the defending champions jump to the top in the points table.

16.5
1
Chris Green to Hardik Pandya, THERE IS THE WINNING RUN! Pandya eases this full toss on off, down to long off for one. Easy win for Mumbai. THEY DO IT WITH 8 WICKETS TO SPARE!
16.4
4
Chris Green to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Scores level now! It is short and outside off, Pandya slashes at it. It goes off the outer half towards the point fence for a boundary.
16.3
1
Chris Green to Quinton de Kock, A full toss on middle, it is hit down to long on for one.
16.2
1
Chris Green to Hardik Pandya, Just a biggie away now! On middle, Pandya swings but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
16.1
1
Chris Green to Quinton de Kock,  Shorter and outside off, it is cut towards point for one.
15.6
0
Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, A dot to end but an expensive over by Cummins! A short one on middle, it is ducked under.
15.5
6
Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, SIX! Exquisite! So easy! Just 8 more needed. This is a poor ball. It is on the pads, Pandya uses his wrists and whips it over the square leg fence.
15.4
4
Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! This is majestic! Another brilliant lofted drive. It is fuller and on middle, Pandya shows the full face of the bat and lofts it over the bowler's head for another boundary.
15.3
0
Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, A trademark pace bowler comeback. He bangs it short. Pandya ducks under it.
15.2
4
Pat Cummins to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! That is a lovely shot by Pandya! Wow! It is a length ball on middle, not a bad delivery but Pandya stands tall and lofts it over the mid on fielder for a boundary. He made a decent ball look pretty ordinary.
15.1
1
Pat Cummins to Quinton de Kock,  On the pads, it is worked down to fine leg for one.
14.6
0
Shivam Mavi to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length ball on off, Pandya keeps it out.
14.5
1
Shivam Mavi to Quinton de Kock, Short again but this is a slower one. It is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
14.4
6
Shivam Mavi to Quinton de Kock, SIX! BOOM! Now short and on the body, de Kock has no problem whatsoever to put it away. He pulls it over the square leg fence for a biggie.
14.3
4
Shivam Mavi to Quinton de Kock, FOUR! This though is not a good ball. It is shorter and outside off, not a good one with third man up. De Kock guides it past point and it races away to the fence.
14.2
0
Shivam Mavi to Quinton de Kock, A dipping slower yorker on middle, de Kock jams it out. Mavi has been really good with the ball today.
14.1
2
Shivam Mavi to Quinton de Kock, Fuller and on middle, this is dragged wide of long on for two.

Drinks break. Despite bowling well in the last few overs and also picking up a couple of wickets, Kolkata continue to chase this game. Mumbai have things under control with 38 needed off 39 balls. Quinton de Kock has looked superb in his knock and if Kolkata manage to remove him quickly after the break, then it might push Mumbai a little bit out of their comfort zone.

13.6
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Quinton de Kock, On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
13.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Hardik Pandya, Pandya is off the mark! Outside off, it is pushed through covers for one.
13.4
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Hardik Pandya, Outside off, not played at.
13.3
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Yadav was not looking at his best tonight and he falls. He looks to drag the sweep from well outside off. The length was a little too full to do that. It takes the inside edge and deflects onto the stumps.
13.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Quinton de Kock, On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
13.1
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Quinton de Kock, On middle, de Kock looks to flick but it goes off a soft leading edge to covers.
12.6
4
Shivam Mavi to Suryakumar Yadav, EDGY FOUR! Luck has just not been going Kolkata's way! Length and outside off, Yadav looks to play it down the ground but it goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.
12.5
1
Shivam Mavi to Quinton de Kock, Shorter and outside off, it is slapped through covers for one.
12.4
0
Shivam Mavi to Quinton de Kock, Shorter and on middle, it is pulled but straight to mid-wicket.
12.3
1
Shivam Mavi to Suryakumar Yadav, Length and on off, Yadav looks to play it on the up but it goes off the outer half over covers for one.
12.2
0
Shivam Mavi to Suryakumar Yadav, Outside off, Yadav looks to play it late but is beaten.
12.1
1
Shivam Mavi to Quinton de Kock, Fuller and on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
11.6
2
Varun Chakravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, Short ball around middle, Yadav plays this uppishly towards the long on region. The batsmen get two runs.
11.5
2
Varun Chakravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, Very nicely played and the 100 comes up! It is outside off, Yadav waits for it and then guides it down towards third man. Russell runs after it and stops it with his feet just before it could cross the boundary line. Two taken.
11.4
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Quinton de Kock, One more single as de Kock works it through mid-wicket.
11.3
2
Varun Chakravarthy to Quinton de Kock, Another one on middle, de Kock works it through mid-wicket for two.
11.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Suryakumar Yadav, On middle, it is hit down to long on for one.
11.1
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Quinton de Kock, On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
10.6
0
Shivam Mavi to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller length ball on off, Yadav drives it down the ground but finds mid on. End of a successful over for Mavi.
10.5
0
Shivam Mavi to Suryakumar Yadav,The batsman has just blocked that from his crease.
10.4
0
Shivam Mavi to Suryakumar Yadav, A length ball on middle and leg, flicked on the leg side but straight to mid-wicket.

Suryakumar Yadav walks in next.

10.3
0
Shivam Mavi to Rohit Sharma, OUT! Caught behind! Mavi responds with a beautiful delivery! An outswinger, landing full and close to off, Rohit decides to play the angle but it moves away a shade to catch the outside half of his blade as he attempts to flick. Karthik just about manages to hold on to the chance behind the wickets. The 94-run opening stand is broken but it has put the chase to bed. 55 needed off 57 balls.
10.2
4
Shivam Mavi to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Whacked! Rohit takes a step down the track to a length ball outside off and thwacks it over extra cover for a boundary. Nearly went all the way.

A team with 5 resounding wins, Mumbai, is taking on a unit which will feel lucky to have won 2 of 4 games - Kolkata, in Abu Dhabi. The defending champions have looked the team to beat. Losing only to Chennai and almost winning from a hopeless situation against Bangalore shows their steel resolve. Everyone in the batting order is amongst the runs, with tremendous strike rates. The bowling attack too has done well, though Boult being a bit too expensive might just be a concern. Kolkata, on the other hand, have had just two batsmen scoring as per T20 norms - Tripathi and Morgan. Gill has got the runs but not the strike rate while the rest, including Russell, have simply not turned up. The bowling attack looks inexperienced with Cummins out of form, Narine accused of a suspect bowling action and Russell unfit. The odds are completely against them but things could get interesting if they win the toss and bat first.

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

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