Result
32nd Match (N), Abu Dhabi, Oct 16 2020, Indian Premier League
148/5
(16.5/20 ov, target 149)
149/2
Mum Indians won by 8 wickets
Player Of The Match
Mumbai Indians
3:00
1m
• Deivarayan Muthu

De Kock, Chahar lead Mumbai show of strength

Eoin Morgan's stint as Kolkata Knight Riders captain began with an eight wicket defeat

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders148/5(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians149/2(16.5 overs)

That brings tonight's festivities to an end. See you tomorrow with two games

Quinton de Kock, Man of the Match: "Those leg-side shots are just one of the shots I have in my armoury. I don't plan to do that, it is just natural. It is just about keeping my balance and playing them as I see them. Last game I was disappointed I didn't finish the game. Mahela had a couple of words with us. So I had to rectify that. Mahela can come hard at you if you do something ordinary. Ja to be honest I have played this game enough to know you can't do anything about it if you drop one. You have to carry on and do the best for your team. I am a better keeper than that, and don't drop catches on purpose so that is nothing to worry about."

Rohit Sharma: "It is special to win as comprehensively as this when chasing. It gives us confidence. I guess now teams batting second will win most of the games. That's what I feel. The trend is changing. It is always a challenge when you have won four in four. How you turn up is what matters. We turned up really well, and right from ball one we were in their faces. I am a big fan of match-ups. read them well, and decide whom to exploit when. Having said that, you have to read the pitch and be instinctive too. I still bowled Rahul and Krunal to Russell because the pitch was holding up a little bit. Then I brought on Bumrah. I enjoy batting with Quinton. He is straightforward. Most of the times I take the back seat. I have a role to play in the squad. I need to let Quinny bat free and not worry about what the team needs from him."

Eoin Morgan: "We weren't even at the races today. We got a score to bowl at in the end, but the way Mumbai got off, it is tough to stop them. Nos 4, 5 and 6 is a lot of our experience [when asked the thought process around sending Karthik ahead of himself]. Given the match-ups, we are trying to play our best hand there. Today it didn't make that much of a difference; we were all in early."

The most facile win of this IPL. The most comprehensive too. The only period that KKR won might be the last two overs of the first innings, and the man responsible for that - Quinton de Kock, who dropped Pat Cummins - came out and absolutely demolished this middling chase. Mumbai go back to the top of the table, and ask the injury-hit Delhi to do all the running tomorrow. Mumbai looking scary good and strong

16.5
1
Green to HH Pandya, 1 run
nearly a yorker, calmly pushed to long-off to end this early
16.4
4
Green to HH Pandya, FOUR runs
he over-compensates, goes too short, and gives him width too. Cut over point for four. Deliberately up and over

Don't pitch it up, Chris. Just don't

16.3
1
Green to de Kock, 1 run
low full toss, driven down to long-on
16.2
1
Green to HH Pandya, 1 run
Pandya is looking for the golf swing as Green pitches this up. Gets a thick inside edge for one

Continues round the wicket

16.1
1
Green to de Kock, 1 run
short and wide, just too slow, so he doesn't get the timing. Takes a the single on the cut

This could be the last over of the match

end of over 1615 runs
MI: 141/2CRR: 8.81 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 8 from 24b
Hardik Pandya15 (8)
Quinton de Kock76 (42)
Pat Cummins3-0-28-0
Shivam Mavi3-0-24-1

Mohak: "This is how a chase should play out when the team is dominant . A lot of the matches have gone on to the last over that have no business of going there because people believe that strike rates are overrated"

15.6
Cummins to HH Pandya, no run
bouncer to end the over, and Pandya ducks it
15.5
6
Cummins to HH Pandya, SIX runs
this is buffet bowling for Pandya. On a length, into the pads, the short boundary on the leg side. He flicks it with his head down, and clears the square-leg fence easily
15.4
4
Cummins to HH Pandya, FOUR runs
lovely straight hitting. Cummins goes full, 140ks, and he gets under it and lofts him back over his head
15.3
Cummins to HH Pandya, no run
bouncer, at him. Pandya ducks it
15.2
4
Cummins to HH Pandya, FOUR runs
and Pandya stamps his hitting class. Cummins bowls just short of a length with mid-on up, and he drives at it with his head down. Doesn't bother to look up either as he has cleared mid-on with ease

Slip in place

15.1
1
Cummins to de Kock, 1 run
slower ball, full toss outside leg, glanced away for one to fine leg

Cummins comes back

end of over 1513 runs
MI: 126/2CRR: 8.4 • RRR: 4.60 • Need 23 from 30b
Hardik Pandya1 (3)
Quinton de Kock75 (41)
Shivam Mavi3-0-24-1
Varun Chakravarthy4-0-23-1
14.6
Shivam Mavi to HH Pandya, no run
shuffles across, Mavi doesn't give him the length to hit. Defended off the back foot
14.5
1
Shivam Mavi to de Kock, 1 run
slower short ball, pulled down to deep midwicket for one
14.4
6
Shivam Mavi to de Kock, SIX runs
de Kock is looking for an early night here. Short ball, only about rib-high, and he swivels with it to pull it up and over and just behind square
14.3
4
Shivam Mavi to de Kock, FOUR runs
imperious. Short of a length, on-pace, angles outside off, and he steers it between point and short third man for four
14.2
Shivam Mavi to de Kock, no run
slower-ball yorker, dipping on him, 102ks. Knuckle ball it looks like. Kept out by de Kock, who acknowledges it is a good ball
14.1
2
Shivam Mavi to de Kock, 2 runs
full and straight, mis-hit towards deep midwicket for an easy two
end of over 143 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 113/2CRR: 8.07 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 36 from 36b
Quinton de Kock62 (36)
Hardik Pandya1 (2)
Varun Chakravarthy4-0-23-1
Shivam Mavi2-0-11-1

Varun is done for the night

13.6
1
Varun to de Kock, 1 run
short of a length, on off, punched to deep midwicket for one
Best performances - batsmen
Q de Kock
78 runs (44)
9 fours
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
pull
24 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
14191320966
PJ Cummins
53 runs (36)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
slog shot
15 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
1072166219
Best performances - bowlers
RD Chahar
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
Eco
4.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
JJ Bumrah
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
1
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossKolkata Knight Riders , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Quinton de Kock
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days16 October 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chris Gaffaney
Virender Sharma
TV Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
Manu Nayyar
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0