result
24th match (N), Mumbai, Apr 28 2016, Indian Premier League
(18/20 ov, target 175)178/4
Mumbai won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
68* (49)
rohit-sharma
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• The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Firm Rohit, fiery Pollard gun down 175

Several dropped catches marred Mumbai Indians' fielding effort, but they ran down a target of 175 with Rohit Sharma batting through the chase and Kieron Pollard coming into form

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders174/5(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians178/4(18 overs)
end of over 1822 runs
MI: 178/4CRR: 9.88 
Kieron Pollard51 (17)
Rohit Sharma68 (49)
Jaydev Unadkat 3-0-49-0
Sunil Narine 4-0-22-2

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11.20pm: Pollard hugs Rohit. The captain raises his bat and acknowledges the cheers. Phew, what an innings from Pollard. Mumbai jump to third with this victory. Rohit steered the chase with his fourth fifty-plus score in four chases. Pollard then applied the finishing touches. And KKR weren't helped by a dew-slicked ball.

Gambhir, KKR captain: We are not going to give excuses. We did bowl well. We are also 15 runs short. I thought we needed an innings like Pollard did. At one stage, I thought we would get 190. They deserved to win. I am not going to take about the dew. The dew, toss is not in my hand.

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai captain and Man of the Match: It was a good game and we wanted this win badly We stuck to our plans though we dropped a lot of catches. We batted brilliantly. Pollard's form was crucial and he is peaking at the right time. This is going to be our last game here. The support has been superb here. I want to thank the crowd. Mumbai always enjoy perfect cricket. They have been wanting to see Pollard fire. I don't know what's our home venue. We will have to understand the conditions and adapt as soon as possible.

Pollard says it was just about picking the bowlers. He says he would have played out Narine had the spinner bowled the 16th over. Sathish was taken for three sixes in that over.

Vikas Goyal: "Pollard came in when MI needed 69 to win from 42 balls. He has made 51 of those in just 17 balls. What-a-playa!!"

Mominul: "This game has been almost a carbon-copy of the first leg of this fixture. KKR batting first, have a great start but are unable to capitalise and thus post an average score. MI comfortably chase the score thanks to a not out innings from Sharma and cameos from other batsmen."

Dilip Sah: ""Pollard has blasted the fastest fifty this season alongside Morris last night, off just 17 balls...& both with a six""

Mayank Aggarwal: "Pollard has also completed 6000 T20 runs with this innings"

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17.6
6
Unadkat to Pollard, SIX runs

Unadkat goes for the yorker again, it ends up as a full toss, lofted powerfully over long-off for a six. Pollard raises his fifty off 17 balls, the joint fastest this season. Pollard finishes it with three sixes. Mumbai win on Wankhede farewell

17.5
Unadkat to Pollard, no run

wide yorker outside off, beaten. Can't be angled down to third man

17.4
6
Unadkat to Pollard, SIX runs

off-stump full toss, delicious, Pollard tucks into it and marmalises it over long-on

17.3
6
Unadkat to Pollard, SIX runs

back of a length and outside off, 115ks slower ball. Pollard spots it and swats it over midwicket. Dismissive!

17.3
1w
Unadkat to Pollard, 1 wide

off-side wide

17.2
2
Unadkat to Pollard, 2 runs

low full toss on off, drilled fiercely straight down the ground. Russell dives to his right from long-off and flicks the ball to long-on with one hand. Russell is a phenomenal athlete

17.1
1
Unadkat to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

yorker outside off, carved to sweeper cover

Unadkat

end of over 177 runs
MI: 156/4CRR: 9.17 RRR: 6.33
Rohit Sharma67 (48)
Kieron Pollard31 (12)
Sunil Narine 4-0-22-2
Rajagopal Sathish 2-0-30-0
16.6
1
Narine to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

loopier and outside off, caresses it down to long-off

16.5
4
Narine to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

low full toss on middle, Rohit goes low and sweeps it away through square leg. Nice roll of the wrists

16.4
Narine to Rohit Sharma, no run

dabbed to short third man

16.3
Narine to Rohit Sharma, no run

short and outside off, reaches out and chops to point

16.2
1
Narine to Pollard, 1 run

swatted from outside off to long-on

16.1
1
Narine to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

offbreak, whipped to deep midwicket

Narine

end of over 1623 runs
MI: 149/4CRR: 9.31 RRR: 6.50
Kieron Pollard30 (11)
Rohit Sharma61 (43)
Rajagopal Sathish 2-0-30-0
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-30-1
15.6
6
Sathish to Pollard, SIX runs

Bang! Back of a length on middle, Pollard biffs it over midwicket with another powerful swing. Sathish has been taken to pieces

15.6
1w
Sathish to Pollard, 1 wide

spins another one down leg

15.5
2
Sathish to Pollard, 2 runs

another roller from round the wicket, dragged to long-on

15.4
6
Sathish to Pollard, SIX runs

full on leg from round the wicket, Pollard, having made room, swings it over midwicket for a six. Slower ball, dispatched

15.4
1w
Sathish to Pollard, 1 wide

slides it down leg, wide

Gambhir has a chat with Sathish.

The ball is lost

15.3
6
Sathish to Pollard, SIX runs

length ball outside off, 91ks, Pollard manufactures his own pace and sends it sailing over long-off. It lands in the first tier. Clean swing of the bat

15.2
1
Sathish to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

short and slow outside off, 84ks, dragged to long-on

Best performances - batters
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma MI
68 runs (49)
8 fours
2 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Gautam Gambhir portrait
G Gambhir KKR
59 runs (45)
6 fours
1 six
Control64%
Productive shot
slog shot
18 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Sunil Narine
SP Narine KKR
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Tim Southee portrait
TG Southee MI
O
4
M
0
R
38
W
2
ECO
9.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossMumbai Indians, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2016
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days28 April 2016 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Nitin Menon
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Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Navdeep Singh
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
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