11.30pm That's it from all of us. Hope you enjoyed the first game of the season. Make sure you read Sidharth Monga's report, and keep coming back for our coverage of all the other matches. Until next time, ta ta!

Bharath Seervi: "5 sixes in a score of less than 50 in IPL: Suryakumar Yadav 46* (20) today and Maxwell 43 (22) vs SRH 2014"

Chibi: "i dont think finch should be dropped just for one bad performance. he's coming off a good WC performance. he should be given at least 2-3 games."

Morne Morkel is the man of the match. "With the new ball there was a little bit of swing. The rhythm was good, and I just needed to make the best use of it. It's fantastic to be back here in front of an awesome crowd, and to get that first win out of the way. We expected the wicket to turn a little bit more, but the role the spinners played, in slightly tricky conditions, sums up the team."

Gautam Gambhir: "It was a tough total to chase, and the way we chased showed we were deserving winners. It was a very good wicket, but we never knew how it was going to behave. It was different to the usual wicket we see in Kolkata. The way Morne bowled, the way other guys bowled. Morne was exceptional. The way Sunil came back showed a lot of mental strength. Happy we have started the tournament on a high."

Rohit Sharma: "We were probably 10-15 runs short, but we should have done a little better with the ball. There was something for the bowlers still. We didn't execute the plans well, but I hope the guys can pick it up and come out in a positive manner. The wicket was really good, you saw how easily they chased down 170. It was a good knock, but ending up on the losing side doesn't please you. I'm sure our guys can learn from the mistakes we made."

Siddharth: "Given the form of current players, and without changing the balance of the team, the changes that MI could make are Parthiv Patel for Finch, Hazlewood for Bumrah and Shreyas Gopal for Ojha."

11.15pm The champions have begun their season with a dominant performance. Apart from the second half of the partnership between Rohit Sharma and Corey Anderson, Knight Riders dictated terms all the way through. Suryakumar Yadav has played a blinder to finish the game, after Gautam Gambhir and Manish Pandey set it up with an 85-run second-wicket partnership.

18.3
4
Vinay Kumar to SA Yadav, FOUR runs, full and wide, and Suryakumar wins it for Knight Riders with a crisp drive to the extra cover boundary
18.2
1
Vinay Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, full on off stump, smacked hard to long-on, lots of bottom hand
18.1
0
Vinay Kumar to Pathan, no run, slower bouncer outside off. Yusuf can't connect with the pull

Four runs to get. Vinay Kumar comes on.

END OF OVER:
18 | 14 Runs | KKR: 165/3 (4 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.16, RRR: 2.00)

  • Suryakumar Yadav42 (19b)
  • Yusuf Pathan13 (10b)
  • Lasith Malinga4-0-27-0
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-38-1
17.6
2
Malinga to SA Yadav, 2 runs, full outside off, swiped away to the right of long-on
17.5
6
Malinga to SA Yadav, SIX runs, full on off stump, and Suryakumar shuffles across and whips it over the wide long-on boundary. Fifth six of his innings
17.4
1
Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, slower short ball outside off, swatted over the bowler's head, mid-on runs to his right to field it
17.3
0
Malinga to Pathan, no run, slower bouncer outside off, Yusuf fails to connect with the pull
17.2
4
Malinga to Pathan, FOUR runs, short, angled down leg, and Yusuf whips it off his hips and easily beats long leg, who sprints to his right and sprawls full-length in a desperate attempt to stop the ball

Lee: "You'd have to say poor captaincy from Rohit, all though Anderson was going at 10 an over, he was swinging it both ways, created chances, genuinely looked like he was troubling the batsmen and picked up a wicket. After Ojha was dispatched in his opening over he should have gone back to Anderson, even the 17th over Anderson would have been a better choice."

17.1
1
Malinga to SA Yadav, 1 run, slower ball in the blockhole on middle stump, whipped in the air, bounces down towards long-on

END OF OVER:
17 | 20 Runs | KKR: 151/3 (18 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.88, RRR: 6.00)

  • Yusuf Pathan8 (7b)
  • Suryakumar Yadav33 (16b)
  • Jasprit Bumrah3-0-38-1
  • Lasith Malinga3-0-13-0
16.6
6
Bumrah to Pathan, SIX runs, short ball outside off, Yusuf uses Bumrah's inward angle and pulls it effortlessly over the midwicket boundary
16.5
1
Bumrah to SA Yadav, 1 run, back of a length outside off, steered down to third man
16.4
6
Bumrah to SA Yadav, SIX runs, full-toss on middle and leg, and Suryakumar whips those wrists again, launches it over wide long-on
16.3
0
Bumrah to SA Yadav, no run, bouncer, and it hits Suryakumar flush on the side of the helmet as he swivels round to try and hook

Leading from the Front

155

Runs scored by opposition captains in this match (Gambhir 57, Rohit 98), the third highest in any IPL game, just missing the IPL record of 163.

Stepping on it

6.3

KKR's run-rate in the first six overs. Their run-rate in the next six overs was 10.2.

Nosing Ahead

38/1

Knight Riders' score after six overs. Mumbai Indians were 37/3. Knight Riders' average Powerplay score in the IPL is 43/1.

The Rohit-Eden love story

102.1

Rohit Sharma's batting average at Eden Gardens (across formats). He has scored 919 runs, including 4 hundreds and a fifty.

A Big Stand

131

The partnership between Anderson and Rohit, the highest fourth wicket stand for Mumbai Indians.

Piling on the 50s

23

Number of 50+ scores for Rohit Sharma in the IPL, the second-most for any player. Raina has 24, while Gambhir has 23.

Morne Morkel - 2/18

5

Number of times Morne Morkel has conceded less than 20 runs in an IPL game when picking up 2 or more wickets.

A Difficult Maiden

3

Number of maiden overs bowled by Morne Morkel for KKR when bowling in the Powerplay. He bowled one today (6th over).

Power-less Play

43/1

Mumbai Indians' average Powerplay score in the IPL. They only managed 37/3 in this game.

Mumbai Ahead

10

Number of matches that Knight Riders have lost to Mumbai Indians. They have won only four times.