5th match (N), Kolkata, Apr 13 2016, Indian Premier League
Mumbai won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
84* (54)

11.32pm What an innings from Rohit. He has stayed till the end and has produced another sensational performance at Eden Gardens. A tough chase made easy by Rohit and cameos from Buttler, McClenaghan and Parthiv. Andre Russell was poor towards the end, just didn't use the change in pace, which was effective all day from all bowlers. Dished out easy deliveries repeatedly and was punished. Rohit played anchor and got the contributions that was required from the other end. So, Mumbai get on the board with a quality win against a quality opposition.

Rohit Sharma, the Man of the Match: "It's a high-scoring ground anyway. We have played enough cricket to that. They got 10-15 runs extra but we held them up pretty tight in the end. They were up for that 200 mark, our bowlers pulled it back well. Ricky's idea (McClenghan's promotion), he was in the dug-out and the left-hander was sent out with legspinners bowling, Mitch being a power-hitter we wanted to use that. We started well with the ball, our fielding needs to improve a little bit. We have seen Buttler play those kind of innings again and again for England. it was my duty, responsibility to bat till the end.

Gautam Gambhir: "We needed to take wickets all the time, we didn't start well with the ball. We missed our lengths quite often. Credit to Mumbai, they accelerated at the right time. If someone bats through, it was difficult. We thought that spinners would be more effective than the pacers. They just played well, I can't point out one or two things."

Chawla to Pollard, 1 run

full on off, played to point for one and that is it.

Just one more.

end of over 1917 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 187/4CRR: 9.84 RRR: 1.00
Rohit Sharma84 (54)
Kieron Pollard0 (0)
Andre Russell 4-0-52-1
John Hastings 4-0-31-0
Russell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

swept for four now. Full and wide outside off, full speed yet again. Rohit uses the pace and finds the boundary in front of midwicket. End of a terrible last two overs from Russell.

Russell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

four more and that is the game. Full and wide, poor bowling. Rohit just lofts it over mid-off with ease.

Russell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

superb batting. Knew what was coming and executed to perfection. Russell still decides not to use the cutters, full and wide and steered very fine, the third man boundary is found

Pollard is the new man

Russell to Buttler, OUT

high in the air and taken. Is it too late? Full on off, Buttler goes deep in the crease to try and get under it, does so but does not time it at all. Skied and taken by Suryakumar at mid-off. Pressure catch. Bat handle may have turned in his hands.

Jos Buttler c Yadav b Russell 41 (31m 22b 3x4 3x6) SR: 186.36

KKR need a wicket. Mumbai need a boundary

Russell to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

yorker outside off from around the wicket, Rohit clears one foot and steers the ball to deep point

Russell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

Russell getting hammered. Full on off, in the slot and Rohit belts it back, over Russell's head. Lands just inside the boundary. Russell struggling with pace variation.

aka: "last amazing over from Bumhra is going to be the key for MI win here."

end of over 184 runs
MI: 170/3CRR: 9.44 RRR: 9.00
Jos Buttler41 (21)
Rohit Sharma67 (49)
John Hastings 4-0-31-0
Brad Hogg 4-0-37-0
Hastings to Buttler, no run

dropped. Won't be surprised if Hastings has done some damage to his finger. Slower delivery on middle, Buttler backs away, picks the variation and blugdeons it back to Hastings who can't hold on. Very hard chance but KKR needed that desperately

Hastings to Buttler, 2 runs

full on middle, squeezed to deep midwicket for a couple. Buttler not quite getting that off the middle.

KKR not winning this without atleast a wicket

Hastings to Buttler, no run

that is a quick bouncer, good change up. Well-directed. Buttler misses his pull again.

Saqib Mumta: "KKRs will have to pay the price for leaking some extras in the middle of the inning after poor last three four overs."

Hastings to Buttler, no run

well bowled. Another slower bouncer, right into the wicket, Buttler through the stroke way too early, Misses

20 to win, 19 were taken off four balls not too long ago

Hastings to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

short, slow bouncer outside off. Pulled to deep midwicket

A wicket or two changes things

Hastings to Buttler, 1 run

low full toss, follows the backing away Buttler. Worked to deep midwicket

Srikanth: ""MI went heavy on bowlers which didn't pay off. But their decision to promote McClenagahan is a master stroke who catapulted the momentum!""

end of over 179 runs
MI: 166/3CRR: 9.76 RRR: 7.33
Rohit Sharma66 (48)
Jos Buttler38 (16)
Brad Hogg 4-0-37-0
Andre Russell 3-0-35-0

Nine riskless runs

Hogg to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs

two more. Full outside off and muscled past extra cover for two

Hogg to Rohit Sharma, no run

lovely delivery. The googly rips past the outside edge of the prodding Sharma

Hogg to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

four more. Full down leg, Sharma sweeps behind square and Pathan runs to it but fumbles and allows the ball to go for four. Poor fielding

Hogg to Buttler, 1 run

lots of flight outside off, smashed back, Hogg deflects it to long-off

Hogg to Buttler, no run

oh my. A naughty full toss down leg, Buttler goes for a massive heave but somehow misses. Hits him on the leg down leg. Lucky lucky

Hogg to Buttler, 2 runs

full on leg, clipped to wide long-on for two more. 50-run stand off 26 balls, Buttler has 37 of those

One good over and Mumbai are coasting this.

Arpit: "KKR would be ruing the fact that they left Narine for this game. Ideal bowler for such situation and has had Rohit's number before."

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