Indian Premier League, Qualifier 2: Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bengaluru, May 19, 2017
Indian Premier League - 2nd qualifying final
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
19 May 2017 - night match (20-over match)

8pm Rohit has a word with his boys even as the Knight Riders Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn come out. Mitchell Johnson to open the bowling to Lynn.

Will KKR open with Narine today? He's batted only once against Mumbai this season - for 1 runs off six balls.

Mumbai Indians have won the last five games against KKR. The last time KKR won was in the first game of the 2015 edition

This is only the second game Yusuf Pathan has missed since being bought by KKR in 2011. The first was against his old franchise Rajasthan Royals in 2014.

Vijay Naid: "There is so much talk about the DL system. It is messed up but the suggestions are no better either. Think back to the time when SA were eliminated when batting second and had to score 22 runs off 2 balls because of the rains. You could have eliminated all wickets as they could not have won the game. Yesterday KKR played well and they would have won fairly (we may never know) but those are the rules. You cant cry foul every time things do not go your way. Eliminate DL system completely. Felming says it is ok for 50 over matches but even that is unfair to teams. Ask SA, shaun Pollock especially. "

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Sohail Khan: "With No Manish Pandey ... droping Yousuf Pathan is not a good move. He doesnt gets enough chances to play coming down the order and once he got he has batted well."

Bhargav Mitra: "The concept of DLS system is based on potential, where the wickets on hand is always taken into count for calculating the predictive score. That is why in a run chase like the Eliminator, the required run rate increases much more considering that 10 wickets are in hand. If you deduct wickets for lessening of overs in case of rain, the basis on which DLS is calculated gets affected at the inception. Though it is agreed that applying DLS in 20 overs has its own set of flaws."

7.30pm Mumbai Indians have won the toss and are fielding first.

Looks a good wicket, but I guess it will play on the slower side. That's been the case throughout the season, but keeping in mind the weather, we thought it'd be better to chase. We have to give everything we have in this game. Last game was an eye-opener on how we need to bat and a few things. Mitchell McClenaghan is injured and Mitchell Johnson is in.

It looks a little dryer, but we were looking to chase as well. It was the bowlers that set up the game for us, hopefully, we can do the vice-versa today and have the batsmen set up the game. We've got two changes - Ankit Rajpoot comes in for Yusuf Pathan and Colin de Grandhomme is back for Trent Boult.

Here are the XIs -

Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel (wk), Lendl Simmons, Rohit Sharma (capt), Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir (capt), Robin Uthappa (wk), Ishank Jaggi, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot

AJ: "Commenting on rain reduced matches. I agree with Stephen Fleming To keep it fair for teams batting second, for every 3 overs reduced 1 wicket should be deducted. "

7.16pm We are nearing the end of the tournament, and quite naturally, it's a ripe time to discuss the top performers and all-time XIs. Shaun Tait, Brad Hogg and Ajit Agarkar list their all-time IPL XIs. Who would you pick in yours?

Jigar: "I remember an article about the drainage system at Chinnaswamy on Cricinfo, Can you provide a link to it, would love to read through to understand how it works per engineering perspective. " Sure, mate. Here you go. And it was written by yours truly, so thanks for the plug!

shashank: "being at ground on wednesday, the new drainage system at BLR is amazing and we may have a match today despite extreme weather. The ground staff were emptying the water on top of covers onto the field instead of outside it and the water puddles used to disappear in an instant magically."

7.05pm Meanwhile, the super late finish of the Eliminator hasn't gone down well with a lot of people. Stephen Fleming, the coach of finalist Rising Pune Supergiant, was among those concerned with the usage of D/L method in a T20 game. He has suggested a new system of "wicket pressure". Read more on that and what other stakeholders had to say here.

Snehil: "Pune's triumph over Mumbai in Qualifier 1 has shed light on the fact that the secret for succeeding at the big stage lies in the fact that both the experienced players(Rahane,Dhoni,Tiwari) and the youngsters(Sundar,Unadkat,Thakur) need to contribute. Teams relying only on big names(RCB) and teams relying only on young blood(Delhi) will eventually underperform in the long run. Both Mumbai and KKR look pretty well balanced on this front as most of their players have made significant contributions throughout the season. This promises to be a cracker of a contest if the Bengaluru weather permits as the home advantage is also negated for both the sides."

Saif Munshi: "in case there is no result today, which team goes through ?" Mumbai, by virtue of having finished higher on the table.

Samaresh Banik: "Mi could give a surprise to KKR with Rohit opening the batting . With Rohit opening it would help mi a great chance of playing attacking cricket with one end being anchored by Rohit with target 180 in mind if they bat first . MI should really think about this"

Sathish: "Two evenly balanced team facing in an unpredictable pitch and weather... Can toss be a crucial moment?"

6.55pm Will it rain, won't it rain? That's the primary question in everyone's mind. Bangalore's weather hasn't exactly been amiable for cricket in recent days, and that means it is a more pressing concern than any cricketing matter as we gear up for the penultimate match of the 2017 IPL. Hello, and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live coverage of the second Qualifier between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sunrisers Hyderabad have already felt the pinch of the rain, once in the league phase, and most recently, in the Eliminator against Knight Riders. A washout against Royal Challengers Bangalore, without a single ball being bowled, potentially hurt their chances of finishing in the top-two. Knight Riders would have bowed out had the Eliminator been washed out, but that wasn't the case, and they ultimately prevailed in a shortened chase of 48 from six overs in a 1.27 am finish.

For those wondering about the weather currently, there is no rain at the moment, but it is expected to be cloudy through night. it had absolutely pelted down last night and there is a significantly high chance of rain tonight as per the forecast for tonight.

Coming to the cricket itself, Mumbai Indians have slightly cooled off in the latter stages of the tournament, but only compared to how well they started. They have been toppled by Rising Pune Supergiant three times this season, including the first Qualifier. Knight Riders slightly panicked in their curtailed chase against Sunrisers, and now, they have to head into this match without Manish Pandey, who has been ruled out with a side strain. That is a significant blow to the middle order. That, and all else you need to know in Shashank Kishore's preview.

0.1

Johnson to Lynn, no run, fuller ball, slanted across around a set of stumps outside off, Lynn crashes a drive to covers

0.2

Johnson to Lynn, no run, fuller ball at 146ks, outside off, Lynn pushes it back off the inside part of the bat

Third man inside the circle and mid-on drops back

0.3

Johnson to Lynn, no run, length ball, he is tucked up for room and fails to make contact as he tries to tuck it away

Lynn has his 29 runs off 14 balls from Johnson in the BBL and the IPL, before today's game, no dismissals. Against Malinga, Lynn has 31 runs off 16 balls, no dismissals.

0.4

Johnson to Lynn, no run, back of a length and angled across, swing and a miss outside off

0.5

Johnson to Lynn, 2 runs, in the air and safe. Short ball, Lynn tries to hook but it gets slightly big on him and Lynn is tucked up for room. Gets a top-edge and short fine leg runs to his left, but the ball lands safely in the backward square leg region. Malinga was the fielder, runs across and slides but ends up misfielding and concedes two runs

0.6

Johnson to Lynn, 1 run, fuller ball, angled across but swinging back in, takes the inside part of the bat to midwicket

End of over 1 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 3/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • CA Lynn 3 (6b)
    • SP Narine 0 (0b)
    • MG Johnson 1-0-3-0
1.1

Bumrah to Lynn, 1 run, length ball on off, gets the front leg out of the way and shovels it with a flat bat down to long-on for one

1.2

Bumrah to Narine, 1 run, full toss from Bumrah, Narine pushes it to wide mid-off

1.3

Bumrah to Lynn, OUT, mid-on had just dropped back a few balls earlier and Lynn has now picked him out. Bumrah slants in a fuller ball, Lynn tries to loft it. He is particularly strong through that arc but this time he gets elevation but not the distance. Perhaps didn't get the room he was looking for to swing his arms. Pollard runs in for the deep and takes a reverse-cupped catch

CA Lynn c Pollard b Bumrah 4 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Gautam Gambhir

1.4

Bumrah to Gambhir, no run, length, on middle and off, Gambhir defends back solidly

1.5

Bumrah to Gambhir, no run, that's a ripper. Short of good length ball, angled across the left-hander. Gambhir is stapled to the crease and also tries to flick across the line, shoots past the outside edge

1.6

Bumrah to Gambhir, no run, similar delivery and now Gambhir tries to open the face of his bat late. But it jags away further and beats the edge again

End of over 2 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 5/1 (RR: 2.50)

    • G Gambhir 0 (3b)
    • SP Narine 1 (1b)
    • JJ Bumrah 1-0-2-1
    • MG Johnson 1-0-3-0
2.1

Johnson to Narine, no run, short ball, tries to cut and cannot connect

2.2

Johnson to Narine, 1 run, shortish ball, Narine is tucked up for room and he tries to pull it away, gets a top edge that goes on the bounce to deep backward square leg

2.3

Johnson to Gambhir, FOUR, shot! Nice, clean drive through covers and he splits the gap between cover and mid-off. Very full and giving him all the room he is looking for outside off

2.4

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length, angling in on off, Gambhir jumps up to deal with the bounce and tucks it behind square on the leg side

Comes from around the wicket now.

2.5

Johnson to Narine, 1 run, bangs another one in on the ribs, Narine manages to tuck it away to deep backward square leg fairly comfortably

2.6

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 wide, short ball, Gambhir barely has to duck. The bounce is too steep and it's called a wide

2.6

Johnson to Gambhir, no run, width on offer outside off, Gambhir tries to cut but it's not short enough and he chops it towards point

End of over 3 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 13/1 (RR: 4.33)

    • G Gambhir 5 (6b 1x4)
    • SP Narine 3 (4b)
    • MG Johnson 2-0-11-0
    • JJ Bumrah 1-0-2-1

harnam: "MI continuing the short ball tactic to Narine. Love it! wonder why no one else tried it. Just have a feeling that a well placed yorker will get him today because these short balls have to put him on the backfoot. Another over for Bumrah please!" Here comes another yorker specialist, Lasith Malinga.

3.1

Malinga to Narine, 1 leg bye, length ball, on leg stump, Narine tries to whip it away without moving his feet, keeps slightly low and pings him on the pad before rolling away to the off side

3.2

Malinga to Gambhir, 1 run, gets forward and taps this to mid-off. Slight yes-and-no as Gambhir stops in his tracks after starting off, completes it eventually

3.3

Malinga to Narine, SIX, wristy from Narine! Fullish length on middle and leg, Narine whips it uppishly and comfortably gets it over deep midwicket running to his left

3.4

Malinga to Narine, 1 run, length, outside off, punched off the backfoot to long-off

3.5

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, good length ball, slightly shaping away off the seam, Gambhir tries to open the bat face late and gets beaten

3.6

Malinga to Gambhir, no run, good length ball, again he tries to steer it but this time he has opened the face of his bat too early and ends up chopping it off the splice. Misses the stumps and thinks of a single as the ball goes behind the wicket but eventually decides against it

End of over 4 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 22/1 (RR: 5.50)

    • G Gambhir 6 (9b 1x4)
    • SP Narine 10 (7b 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-8-0
    • MG Johnson 2-0-11-0

Advait K: "Is Harbhajan injured? His absence baffles me at such a point in the tournament. I would not pick Karn Sharma over him today." Here he comes, Karn.

4.1

KV Sharma to Narine, no run, tries to whip one away over the square leg region but it's full and on leg stump channel, not giving him any room and he gets hit on the pad

That six by Narine is 16th conceded by Malinga this season. He had not conceded more than 9 sixes in any of the previous IPL seasons.

4.2

KV Sharma to Narine, 1 leg bye, and again, fails to make contact as he tries to heave a length ball over the leg side

4.3

KV Sharma to Gambhir, 1 run, flighted outside off, Gambhir taps it away to midwicket for a single

4.4

KV Sharma to Narine, OUT, done in by the angle! This is beautifully done by the bowler. It's a googly and Narine has no clue about that. Gives the bowler the early charge and Narine swipes against the line looking for a big one over the leg side. It is also slanted across so he is done in by the angle as well as the turn, which is away from him. Parthiv does the rest

SP Narine st †Patel b KV Sharma 10 (23m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Hometown boy Uthappa

4.5

KV Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, flighted on leg, Uthappa pushes it wide of long-on for a single

Dravindian: "How important is this season for Karn Sharma? From fast tracking into the Indian Test team in 2014-15, to not being retained by SRH! Looks like he has found his mojo back again here with MI."

4.6

KV Sharma to Gambhir, no run, slanted across outside off, Gambhir goes after it with a half-angled bat. A tad full for that and he makes no connection

End of over 5 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 25/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • G Gambhir 7 (11b 1x4)
    • RV Uthappa 1 (1b)
    • KV Sharma 1-0-2-1
    • SL Malinga 1-0-8-0

today was the first day Bumrah bowled with the new ball. Ensuring the best bowler bowling to their best batsmen.

5.1

Bumrah to Uthappa, no run, fuller ball, angled in outside off from wide of the crease, defended back

5.2

Bumrah to Uthappa, OUT, goes for a flick across the line and Bumrah finds the pad. Looked plumb from the moment it hit the pad. Bumrah angles it in on middle from wide of the crease and he does it at pace, 144ks. Uthappa tries to turn it away and gets beaten as the ball shoots into him, plays all around the pad and gets hit above the knee roll. Could it have been high? May have been umpire's call

RV Uthappa lbw b Bumrah 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

5.3

Bumrah to Jaggi, no run, back of a length on off, stays in the crease and opens the face of his bat to backward point

Replays show the ball was hitting top of leg stump

5.4

Bumrah to Jaggi, no run, brilliant effort from Hardik at backward point. Slightly short of good length, Jaggi taps it into the ground and the ball goes behind square, Hardik darts across and flings himself to his left to field it one-handed

5.5

Bumrah to Jaggi, no run, short of a length, angled in on off and Jaggi tries to open the face of his bat clumsily. No room at all and he gets beaten, ball goes just over off-stump

5.6

Bumrah to Jaggi, no run, good length ball, punched solidly to mid-off. No run there

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) Kolkata Knight Riders 25/3 (RR: 4.16)

    • IR Jaggi 0 (4b)
    • G Gambhir 7 (11b 1x4)
    • JJ Bumrah 2-1-2-2
    • KV Sharma 1-0-2-1
6.1

KV Sharma to Gambhir, FOUR, comes down the track and goes beautifully inside-out. And he is helped by the angle. It is nicely slanted across and that gives him the room to launch it with free arms

6.2

KV Sharma to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed across on a fullish length again, pushed down to long-off for one

KKR had scored at 9.79 in the Powerplay this season. Their lowest six-over score is 40, and they had scored 45+ in 11 innings. Their highest was 105 at this very venue. Today is their lowest by far.

6.3

KV Sharma to Jaggi, 1 run, back of a length, waits for it to spin away and wristily whips it from outside off through midwicket

6.4

KV Sharma to Gambhir, no run, tosses it up just slightly and fires it at a tight line on the stumps, Gambhir plants the front foot half forward and the ball spins in to beat the attempted tuck. Hit on the pad but would have missed leg as the turn suggests

6.5

KV Sharma to Gambhir, OUT, follows up with a flat ball with one that is flighted on off, Gambhir comes down, gives himself the required room and goes over the top. Just that it is against the turn and it needed some serious power to fetch it from that wide and whack it all the way. Finds a waiting Hardik at deep midwicket

G Gambhir c HH Pandya b KV Sharma 12 (27m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Colin de Grandomme.

6.6

KV Sharma to de Grandhomme, OUT, pings him on the back leg and Nigel Llong raises his finger almost immediately. Does not pick the googly at all. He is stuck on the backfoot and gets pinged right in front of leg. What's worse, the ball does not turn in like a regular googly. Had it turned, it would have missed leg. But because it came on with the arm, it was plumb in front of leg

C de Grandhomme lbw b KV Sharma 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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End of over 7 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 31/5 (RR: 4.42)

    • IR Jaggi 1 (5b)
    • KV Sharma 2-0-8-3
    • JJ Bumrah 2-1-2-2
7.1

KH Pandya to Jaggi, no run, short of a length and width outside off, backs away and cuts, finds backward point

7.2

KH Pandya to Jaggi, 1 run, fuller this time, driven out square of the wicket, through point

Giri: "Rohit, should continue with bumrah to wrap up this .."

7.3

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, 2 runs, sliding on leg, fullish length, taps it through midwicket

7.4

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, 1 run, back of a length, on off and not much spin away, punched through covers off the backfoot

7.5

KH Pandya to Jaggi, 1 run, short of a length, not much spin so he whips it against the turn between deep midwicket and long-on

7.6

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, no run, length on off, these are tight lines, punched straight back to the bowler

Strategic timeout with KKR in serious disarray.

KKR's highest and lowest Powerplays scores this season have both come at Chinnaswamy - 105 v RCB and 25 today.

End of over 8 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 36/5 (RR: 4.50)

    • SA Yadav 3 (3b)
    • IR Jaggi 3 (8b)
    • KH Pandya 1-0-5-0
    • KV Sharma 2-0-8-3
8.1

KV Sharma to Jaggi, no run, spinning away sharply from a length, beats the bat as he tries to half-slap it away

8.2

KV Sharma to Jaggi, no run, fuller ball on the stumps, pushed off the front foot to the right of the bowler

8.3

KV Sharma to Jaggi, no run, just back of a length, not much turn this away, pulled away to midwicket

8.4

KV Sharma to Jaggi, 1 run, back of a length, turning away, whipped against the spin to midwicket

Sid: "Dropping Pathan for such a crucial game was the worst decision and it could come back to haunt them, he is a big match player and has won them many deciding matches in past few seasons. "

8.5

KV Sharma to SA Yadav, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven down to long-off

8.6

KV Sharma to Jaggi, 1 run, full, on off, plants the front foot forward and gently taps it to cover for one

End of over 9 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 39/5 (RR: 4.33)

    • IR Jaggi 5 (13b)
    • SA Yadav 4 (4b)
    • KV Sharma 3-0-11-3
    • KH Pandya 1-0-5-0

Malinga.

9.1

Malinga to Jaggi, no run, length, holding its line outside off, tentatively pokes and gets beaten

9.2

Malinga to Jaggi, no run, comes down the track and Malinga drops his pace. Full and angling into him so giving him no room at all as he looks to heave it over the leg side

9.3

Malinga to Jaggi, no run, back of a length, bang on the stumps, so no room. Opens the face of his bat and chops it into the ground partly off the glove. Takes off for a single though it goes straight to point and has to scamper back

9.4

Malinga to Jaggi, 1 run, length ball on leg stump, Jaggi makes a lot of room and exposes his stumps and punches it just wide of mid-off

9.5

Malinga to SA Yadav, 1 run, full and drifting on the pads now, clipped uppishly to deep square leg

9.6

Malinga to Jaggi, 2 runs, good length on off, whips it between deep midwicket and long-on

End of over 10 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 43/5 (RR: 4.30)

    • IR Jaggi 8 (18b)
    • SA Yadav 5 (5b)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-12-0
    • KV Sharma 3-0-11-3
10.1

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, SIX, that's a six as flat as any you would see. Gets down and across outside off and nails a sweep. The ball also pitches around leg stump so makes great connection. Over deep backward square

10.2

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, no run, fuller, pushed back to the bowler

10.3

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, 1 run, fullish length ball, drops it into covers off the front foot and takes off for a quick single as the bowler darts across and picks it up

10.4

KH Pandya to Jaggi, 1 run, whipped against the turn to deep midwicket

10.5

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, 1 run, length, on middle, punched down to long-on

10.6

KH Pandya to Jaggi, 1 run, tries to go against the turn again and shovel sweep it over the leg side, gets the leading edge that goes to short third man

End of over 11 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 53/5 (RR: 4.81)

    • IR Jaggi 10 (20b)
    • SA Yadav 13 (9b 1x6)
    • KH Pandya 2-0-15-0
    • SL Malinga 2-0-12-0

Johnson

11.1

Johnson to Jaggi, FOUR, crashes this through extra cover. Johnson fires in a full ball, from wide of the crease, outside off, Jaggi comes down the track, backs away as he does so and has to end up slightly reaching out for it but makes superb connection

11.2

Johnson to Jaggi, 3 runs, whips it away from middle stump to deep midwicket, Rayudu gets around it from deep square leg and slides to his left in front of the ropes

11.3

Johnson to SA Yadav, no run, shortish and angled across outside off, tries to cut it uppishly but the bounce gets big on him and he makes no contact

11.4

Johnson to SA Yadav, no run, short ball, banged in on middle and leg, Suryakumar gets under it and gets a menacing stare from the bowler

11.5

Johnson to SA Yadav, 1 run, full, clipped off the pads to midwicket and there is a hesitation on the single. Midwicket runs to his left and fires a throw at the non-striker's end and misses. Would have been out by a mile

11.6

Johnson to Jaggi, no run, short ball, hammers a pull but straight to midwicket

Satya: "I have final tickets but now seriously thinking about going after saw performance by MI last game and KKR this game. One thing will get me there MSD."

End of over 12 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 61/5 (RR: 5.08)

    • IR Jaggi 17 (23b 1x4)
    • SA Yadav 14 (12b 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 3-0-19-0
    • KH Pandya 2-0-15-0
12.1

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, FOUR, full ball, gets down and nails a sweep from off that races away into the deep square leg boundary

12.2

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, FOUR, now he takes it away from the batsman and Suryakumar makes a lovely adjustment. Comes down the track and lofts it inside-out over extra cover. Top shot

12.3

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, 1 run, drags the length back and Suryakumar cuts hard square of the wicket

12.4

KH Pandya to Jaggi, 1 run, flat back of a length ball, whipped through square leg for a single

12.5

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, no run, fullish on middle and leg, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

12.6

KH Pandya to SA Yadav, no run, flat length ball, fired in at 94 clicks and misses the attempted tuck to ping him on the pad. Would have missed leg

End of over 13 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 71/5 (RR: 5.46)

    • SA Yadav 23 (17b 2x4 1x6)
    • IR Jaggi 18 (24b 1x4)
    • KH Pandya 3-0-25-0
    • MG Johnson 3-0-19-0
13.1

Malinga to Jaggi, FOUR, great shot. Off-cutter from Malinga, pitching on off and middle, picks it up early, gets down on one knee and whips it uppishly through square leg

13.2

Malinga to Jaggi, 1 run, short of good length on the stumps, comes down the track and punches it firmly to extra cover

Sandip Sinharay: "@Satya: Please go to the final to see RPS's Indian talent pool of Washington, Jaydev, Rahul, Manoj etc."

13.3

Malinga to SA Yadav, 1 run, fuller ball on off, slow again at 118 kph, clipped uppishly as he does not pick the drop in pace, through midwicket

13.4

Malinga to Jaggi, 1 leg bye, slips out of his hand, bowls a full toss on leg, Jaggi misses the flick as the ball drifts in to take the pad on its way to fine leg

13.5

Malinga to SA Yadav, 1 run, length on off, punched to the right of cover for a single

13.6

Malinga to Jaggi, FOUR, oh, what a shot! Tell you what, this one didn't deserve to be put away for four. It's a yorker and Jaggi gets right underneath it to clip it muscularly between deep midwicket and long-on. Beats the former running to his left. Powerful wrists

End of over 14 (12 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 83/5 (RR: 5.92)

    • IR Jaggi 27 (28b 3x4)
    • SA Yadav 25 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-23-0
    • KH Pandya 3-0-25-0

Karn, last over.

14.1

KV Sharma to SA Yadav, 1 run, pitches it up on middle and leg, pushed along the ground to wide long-on for one

14.2

KV Sharma to Jaggi, 1 run, flat, short and pitching outside leg, swivels around and gets in position to middle a powerful pull shot, deep backward square leg runs to his left - Krunal the man - and slides in front of the boundary to stop it

14.3

KV Sharma to SA Yadav, 1 run, length on leg stump, turned away to midwicket, thinks of the second but the fielder at the deep is on to it quickly and they settle for one

14.4

KV Sharma to Jaggi, 1 wide, too wide outside off, called a wide

14.4

KV Sharma to Jaggi, no run, fuller on middle and leg, pushes it out square of the wicket with an open bat face, can't find the gap

14.5

KV Sharma to Jaggi, OUT, times it well and strikes it powerfully but he has picked out long-on. Gives it just about enough flight to draw the batsman out of his crease. Lands full on leg and Jaggi is down the track, it's a tad too full so he was perhaps not able to completely get underneath that one. Shovels it with hard hands but it's a fairly straightforward catch for Johnson

IR Jaggi c Johnson b KV Sharma 28 (43m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.32

Karn snuffs out Jaggi just when he looked good to tee off. And that brings us to the final timeout of the innings.

Delhi Daredevils have quite a few promising players in their squad. Which of them would you retain for IPL 2018 if given a choice?

14.6

KV Sharma to Chawla, 1 run, pushed across full outside off, driven down to long-off

Sanjeev: "@Sandip / Satya: Please add Karn Sharma & Pandya Bros to your list as well! :)"

End of over 15 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 88/6 (RR: 5.86)

    • PP Chawla 1 (1b)
    • SA Yadav 27 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • KV Sharma 4-0-16-4
    • SL Malinga 3-0-23-0
15.1

HH Pandya to Chawla, 1 run, length ball, jags away slightly after pitching, knocked to covers for a single

15.2

HH Pandya to SA Yadav, 2 runs, short ball, angling in this time, pulled away off the hips to deep backward square leg who does not make a very tidy effort and allows the batsmen to push back for the second

15.3

HH Pandya to SA Yadav, 1 run, short of a length and angling in, backs away and taps it down to third man with an open bat face

Lakshman Kumar: "@ Satya: You are right..!! Pls do not go to the finale..! Instead gimme those tickets..!! I'll bear the pain for you.. :P :D "

15.4

HH Pandya to Chawla, no run, tries an uppercut to this short ball that is slanted across, makes no contact

15.5

HH Pandya to Chawla, no run, tries the same thing again, banged in again but closer to leg stump this time, can't make contact

15.6

HH Pandya to Chawla, no run, back of a length, backs away and taps it but can't find the gap at cover. These are vital dots at the slog

End of over 16 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 92/6 (RR: 5.75)

    • PP Chawla 2 (5b)
    • SA Yadav 30 (23b 2x4 1x6)
    • HH Pandya 1-0-4-0
    • KV Sharma 4-0-16-4

Johnson

16.1

Johnson to SA Yadav, 2 wides, tries to bang it in but gets the line horribly wrong, drags it down the leg side by some distance

16.1

Johnson to Chawla, OUT, picks out mid-off. Fuller ball, it's the slower one. Chawla does not pick it, tries to loft and finds the top end of the bat, simple catch for Rayudu

PP Chawla c Rayudu b Johnson 2 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Karn Sharma's 4 for 16 are the joint-third best bowling in IPL play off games

16.2

Johnson to Coulter-Nile, no run, full and outside off, goes for an extravagant drive and gets beaten as there isn't enough room

16.3

Johnson to Coulter-Nile, SIX, that's outta here mate! Short ball, sitting up nicely for Coulter-Nile, just outside off, rocks back and swats a pull into the second-tier

16.4

Johnson to Coulter-Nile, no run, short ball from Johnson - what else was the response going to be? Coulter-Nile gets out of the way

16.5

Johnson to Coulter-Nile, OUT, fuller ball does him in. Tries to loft it from front of the pads but there was no pace, hence doesn't find the distance. Hardik Pandya runs to his right from long-on and takes it

NM Coulter-Nile c HH Pandya b Johnson 6 (3m 4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

16.6

Johnson to SA Yadav, 1 run, full, pushed across outside off, driven down to long-off

End of over 17 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 101/8 (RR: 5.94)

    • SA Yadav 31 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • UT Yadav 0 (0b)
    • MG Johnson 4-0-28-2
    • HH Pandya 1-0-4-0
17.1

Bumrah to SA Yadav, OUT, Malinga takes quite a good catch at deep fine leg. He made it harder for himself, but, to his credit, adjusts well in the end. It was a short ball and angling in to Suryakumar. He tries to hook but gets a top-edge. Malinga runs forward but slightly misjudges it, didn't get as close to it, has to end up diving forward to take it

SA Yadav c Malinga b Bumrah 31 (52m 25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 124.00

17.2

Bumrah to UT Yadav, 1 run, back of a length ball, punched off the backfoot to covers

17.3

Bumrah to Rajpoot, FOUR, backs away trying to heave it over the leg side and the ball goes off the inside edge to fine leg for four

17.4

Bumrah to Rajpoot, no run, fullish length, outside off, punched into covers

17.5

Bumrah to Rajpoot, no run, tries to open the face of his bat, tucked up for room as the ball bounces over the bat and goes to the keeper

17.6

Bumrah to Rajpoot, no run, yorker, angled in. Rajpoot had backed away, exposing his stumps. The ball misses leg stump ever-so-closely as well as the bat

End of over 18 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 106/9 (RR: 5.88)

    • AS Rajpoot 4 (4b 1x4)
    • UT Yadav 1 (1b)
    • JJ Bumrah 3-1-7-3
    • MG Johnson 4-0-28-2

Bumrah is playing his 100th T20 and could end up with his best T20 figures.

18.1

Malinga to UT Yadav, no run, very slow full ball, barely comes on, tries to drive through the off side and misses

18.2

Malinga to UT Yadav, 1 run, another slower ball, this one's on a length and comes on at 112 kph, whipped away to deep midwicket

18.3

Malinga to Rajpoot, no run, dipping yorker, just outside off, slower too, he backs away and swings hard, misses as he gets nowhere close to it

18.4

Malinga to Rajpoot, no run, another slower-ball yorker, this one's even closer to off and dipping again, stays leg side of it and has no clue how to play it. Makes no contact and that has missed off-stump by centimetres

18.5

Malinga to Rajpoot, OUT, make that a hat-trick of yorkers and finally he manages to hit the stumps with one. Rolled his fingers over that one and fires it in on leg stump, following the batsman who is backing away. Dips considerably late and crashes into leg stump after beating the bat

AS Rajpoot b Malinga 4 (7m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

9.39pm Man have KKR slipped up in a crunch situation. Things looked ominous from the outset. Chris Lynn departed early, Sunil Narine scratched around in a rare instance, and from there, they never quite clawed back. Karn Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah bowled quite brilliantly. This is an under-par score for sure, but given how the Chinnaswamy has played this year, can their bowlers find something to turn it around? Nikhil will be with you shortly for the chase.

The run rate in this season's playoffs is 7.34 - the least in an IPL season so far.

Four out of KKR's five lowest scores have come against MI.

Bhaskar: "KP interviewing M Johnson....treat forneyes"

Abhilash Reddy : "So pleasing to see Bumrah dominating Malinga. Good prospect for India"

"It was nice to get a game. I've had a couple of them this season and I have enjoyed it," says Mitchell Johnson. "It's a bit of a combination (setting fields). I'm just a dumb fast owler. I never really bowled to the field in my international career. There is a lot of trust in what those guys are doing. I have been out of the game for a year and I didn't know if I'd play the IPL this year. Fortunately, I was picked by Mumbai."

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