Indian Premier League, 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians - Match 5

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Date & Time: 13 April 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders 142/7

RR: 7.1 | Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Nitish Rana stumped Quinton de Kock (W) & b Rahul Chaharstumped Quinton de Kock (W) & b Rahul Chahar574762
Shubman Gill c Kieron Pollard & b Rahul Chaharc Kieron Pollard & b Rahul Chahar332451
Rahul Tripathi c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Rahul Chaharc Quinton de Kock (W) & b Rahul Chahar5500
Eoin Morgan c Marco Jansen & b Rahul Chaharc Marco Jansen & b Rahul Chahar7710
Shakib Al Hasan c Suryakumar Yadav & b Krunal Pandyac Suryakumar Yadav & b Krunal Pandya9910
Dinesh Karthik not out not out 81100
Andre Russell c Trent Boult & b Trent Boultc Trent Boult & b Trent Boult91510
Pat Cummins bowled Trent Boultbowled Trent Boult0100
Harbhajan Singh not out not out 2200
Varun Chakaravarthy
Prasidh Krishna
Extras 12 (b 4, lb 5, w 2, nb 1)
Total 142 (7 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
72-1 (Shubman Gill,8.5), 84-2 (Rahul Tripathi,10.3), 104-3 (Eoin Morgan,12.5), 122-4 (Nitish Rana,15), 122-5 (Shakib Al Hasan,15.2), 140-6 (Andre Russell,19.3), 140-7 (Pat Cummins,19.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Trent Boult4 0 27 2 6.75
Marco Jansen2 0 17 0 8.50
Jasprit Bumrah4 0 28 0 7.00
Krunal Pandya4 0 13 1 3.25
Kieron Pollard1 0 12 0 12.00
Rahul Chahar4 0 27 4 6.75
Rohit Sharma1 0 9 0 9.00
Quinton de Kock 0 0 0 0 0
Suryakumar Yadav0 0 0 0 0
Ishan Kishan0 0 0 0 0
Hardik Pandya0 0 0 0 0

That is it from this game! Mumbai have shown their might once again and pulled off an unthinkable. Kolkata will be deeply hurt with this loss but will now look to comeback stronger in the next game. The action continues in the league on Wednesday, 14th April. It is the replay of 2016 final as David Warner's Hyderabad takes on Virat Kohli's Bangalore. That game promises to be another exciting clash. The match begins at 1930 local (1400 GMT). Make sure to join us for that one. Till then, goodbye and take care!

For his brilliant bowling display that turned the game on its head. Rahul Chahar is named the Player of the Match. Rahul says that Kolkata started well so there was pressure on him but he felt confident as there was turn on this wicket. Rahul says that he is experienced now and he knew Gill well and he was sure that he could get the better of him. Chahar feels his strength is that he can turn the ball at any pace. Adds Tripathi's wicket was his favorite. Tells he bowled the flipper as he felt Rana would try to take charge as it was his last ball of the spell. Tells when the confidence is down, Rohit comes and gives him confidence. Adds Rohit shows him confidence even when he doubts himself. Tells Mumbai is such a team that takes care of the players even during off season.

Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma, says that it was a great fightback considering where the game was when Kolkata was batting. Tells anyone who came to bowl put their hands up and tells they can take a lot of confidence moving forward. Rohit credits Kolkata for the way they batted in the Powerplay. Credits Krunal and Rahul for their bowling. Adds he can credit all the bowlers for their efforts. Rohit says batting on that track is not easy and feels a batter who is set needs to carry on. Rohit says the trend in Chennai is when a new batter comes in he has to take time. Rohit admits they were 15-20 runs short and feels they should have batted well towards the fag end. Rohit feels this game will give them a lot of confidence. On SKY, Rohit says he is carrying that form and says he is very fearless when he bats. Tells he plays cricketing shots and feels that is a positive for them. Tells they need a guy who can bat fearlessly and he is glad that they could get some partnership. Rohit though says they need to understand how to finish off the game with the bat. 

Earlier in the evening, Mumbai looked to be in a strong position when Suryakumar Yadav was batting. His majestic 56 put Mumbai in a strong position but Mumbai faltered at the death once again. Russell's 5/15 from two overs restricted Mumbai to 152. It seemed like the defending champions were 20 runs short but in the end it proved to be 10 runs too many for Kolkata.

The star of the final over, Trent Boult is caught for a chat. Boult says it was nice to get over the line. Tells it is important to stay in the game. Credits Krunal for the role he played in containing the run chase. Boult says that the wicket was not the best and credits the spinners for their role. Boult says it is never easy to start on this track and they were aware that it would be tricky.

Eoin Morgan, Kolkata skipper, says he is disappointed with the result. Adds that they should have batted better while chasing. Mentions that the pitch was not easy to bat and it gets tough while chasing in the end. Further says that it is disappointing to lose against Mumbai time and time.

What a brilliant display from Mumbai. They have the reputation of making small total look like a herculean task and once again the might of Mumbai was there for all to see. They were down and out for 14 overs of this chase but boy do they know how to win. They pulled things back out of nowhere in the last 6 overs. From a seemingly hopeless position, they did the unthinkable. The spin duo of Krunal and Rahul Chahar were at the thick of the action in this win. Chahar finished with 4/27, his best figures. Krunal though was instrumental as he troubled Russell and finished with 1/13 from his 4. Bumrah went wicketless but was economical and Boult bowled a brilliant final over to finish with 2/27.

Chasing a moderate total of 153, Kolkata got off to a good start with Gill and Rana starting off with a 72-run stand before Gill departed. Rana was dictating and cruising this chase as wickets continued to fall at the other end. At 122/3 in the 15th over it looked like an easy win for Kolkata. But that was not to be. Rana departed and soon after Shakib followed. Russell struggled from the get-go and the run rate kept creeping up with him. Russell-mania failed to arrive and DK was unable to get going. The reputed finishers came short against mighty Mumbai and the 2-time champions threw away the game.

What a bowling performance! What a team! What a win for Mumbai! They have snatched a win from the jaws of defeat! A game they had no right to win but they have shown why they are the defending champions, why they are 5-time champions and why they are the best side in this league. Kolkata have no one but themselves to blame for this loss. This was their game but maybe their fear of Mumbai saw them throw this from an unthrowable position.

Trent Boult to Harbhajan Singh, Full delivery outside off, Singh looks to drive but misses it. MUMBAI WIN BY 10 RUNS!
Trent Boult to Harbhajan Singh, Full delivery outside off, Harbhajan Singh lofts it over mid off. Two runs taken.

Harbhajan Singh comes out to face the hat-trick ball.

Trent Boult to Pat Cummins, OUT! BOWLED! Two-in-two for Trent Boult! Yorker delivery on middle, Cummins looks to slog at it but misses it and gets bowled.

Pat Cummins is the new man in. He can hit the long ball but can he do it now?

Trent Boult to Andre Russell, OUT! CAUGHT! Boult gets the crucial wicket! Full on middle, Russell looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes back towards the bowler where Boult takes a simple catch.
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Back of a length on off, Karthik looks to play the reverse sweep but gets it off the gloves. It goes towards short third man. The batsmen take a single.
Trent Boult to Andre Russell, Short delivery on off, Russell looks to pull but gets an inside edge. It goes towards short fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.

Who will bowl the final over? Will it be Trent Boult or will Rohit go to his young South African, Marco Jansen? It is going to be the experienced Trent Boult.

Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, PLAY AND A MISS! Slower delivery outside off, Karthik looks to sweep but misses it. Kolkata need 15 runs in 6 balls!
Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, Full and outside off, Karthik comes down the track and looks to go big but misses it.
Jasprit Bumrah to Andre Russell, Short delivery on middle, Russell pulls it through mid on for a run.
Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, Back of a length outside off, Karthik punches it through covers for a single.
Jasprit Bumrah to Andre Russell, Low full toss on middle, Russell drives it through mid on for a run.
Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, Length delivery outside off, Karthik drives it through covers for a single.
Krunal Pandya to Andre Russell, Another dot. Just 3 off the over. Krunal finishes with 1/13 from his 4 overs, superb. Darted quicker on the pads, Russell looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pad.
Krunal Pandya to Andre Russell, Play and a miss! Flattish outside off, Russell looks to go for the sweep but misses. 
Krunal Pandya to Dinesh Karthik, Flighted on off, DK milks it to long off for one.
Krunal Pandya to Andre Russell, In the air, very high, too high and DROPPED! Bumrah has put down a tough chance here but a chance they needed to take. Floated on middle, Russell looks to smack it over long on. He mistimes it skies it high n the air. It goes high, very high in the air.. It swirls. Bumrah gets under it but does not settle and the ball falls away from him. Single taken.
Krunal Pandya to Andre Russell, Flatter on off, Russell defends it to the off side.

Wel, well, well. Rohit had a silly point in but takes him off. 

Krunal Pandya to Dinesh Karthik, Floated on middle, DK tickles it to the on side for one.
Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, Good shot but just for a run. Fullish outside off, Karthik gets on his front foot and drives it sweetly to the right of sweeper cover. DK wants two but Russell sends him back. Just a single. 8 off the over. 22 needed off the final 3 overs now.
Jasprit Bumrah to Andre Russell, Bumrah goes fuller on off, Russell looks to defend but does so off the inner half of his bat. It goes to the right of the bowler and they take a run.
Jasprit Bumrah to Andre Russell, FOUR! Russell makes use of the freebie and gets off the mark. Much-needed boundary for Kolkata! Bumrah surprisingly bowls a length ball on middle and off. Russell hits it across the line over mid-wicket for a boundary.
Jasprit Bumrah to Andre Russell, NO BALL! Beauty! An absolute peach! Bumrah hits it hard on a length. It pitches and moves away from Russell. He looks to defend but misses. Hold on. Bumrah has overstepped and Russell will now have a Free Hit. 
Jasprit Bumrah to Andre Russell, Good length delivery on off, Russell defends it with a straight bat.
Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, Short ball on middle and off. Karthik pulls it with control to fine leg for one. 29 needed in 22 balls.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on.

Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, Good length delivery on off, DK keeps it out. 
Krunal Pandya to Andre Russell, Shorter on middle, Russell keeps it out. Excellent over from KP. Kolkata need 30 off 24 balls now.
Krunal Pandya to Andre Russell, DROPPED! Krunal Pandya has dropped the big man of his own bowling. The ball almost stuck in his hand but pops out after hitting his palms. Floated on middle and leg, Russell checks his drive and hits it uppishly to the right of Krunal. He dives, gets both his hands to it. The ball pops in and outs of his hands. It hits his chin and falls away. Was it the game there? 
Krunal Pandya to Andre Russell, Krunal fires one quicker on off. Russell defends it nervously towards point. 
Krunal Pandya to Dinesh Karthik, Karthik is off the mark! Darted fuller on middle, DK nudges it to long on and gets to the other end. 

STRATEGIC TIME-OUT! Mumbai are bouncing back with quick wickets. Rahul Chahar has done with his four overs and has taken 4 wickets. He has bowled beautifully here and has brought Mumbai back into the game. On the other hand, Kolkata has lost Nitish Rana which they did not wanted but they would want Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell to do their job to finish this game. Andre Russell is the new batsman in.

Krunal Pandya to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! CAUGHT! Kolkata are shooting themselves in the foot here. A very poor shot selection and a very unnecessary one. This should be a relatively easy run chase but Kolkata are making a mess of it. Shakib, one of the best batters in the world has completely played an unnecessary shot here. Floated delivery on off, Shakib looks to go after Krunal and goes for a big slog across the line. He mistimes it and ends up hitting it high in the air. It goes straight to deep square leg and Suryakumar Yadav there makes no mistake. 31 needed in 28 balls now.
Krunal Pandya to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter on off, Shakib punches it back to the bowler.

Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman in.

Rahul Chahar to Nitish Rana, OUT! STUMPED! Chahar gets his fourth wicket and the big one of Rana! Floated delivery outside off, Rana comes down the track and looks to push but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Quinton de Kock takes the bails off. Replays show that Rana was nowhere near his crease.
Rahul Chahar to Shakib Al Hasan, Flighted delivery on middle, Al Hasan slogs it through mid-wicket for a single.
Rahul Chahar to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR BYES! Googly on off, Al Hasan looks to drive but misses it due to the turn on this one. It goes past de Kock towards fine leg for four byes.