and Krunal seals it, but Kuldeep reviews it. A reverse sweep from Kuldeep for the ball pitching on middle and leg stump and it's going pretty straight from around the wicket, goes under the bat, hits him in front of the stumps and it's all over
Right, not quite the thriller we'd hoped for but the tournament has come alive and how! Mumbai are back in contention, KKR fighting for survival and needing to arrest this slide. The next week or so should be fascinating as we build towards the play-offs. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. This is the duo of Shashank Kishore and Vishal Dikshit saying goodnight. Cheers!
Ishan Kishan is the Player of the Match for his 21-ball 62. His Smart Strike Rate was 340, worth 36 more by our calculation. "I had a chat with my skipper. He just asked me to back myself and play the way I have when I've scored runs. I just wanted to look at the ball and keep smacking it. You have to believe in yourself, back your strengths. I'm okay batting anywhere."
Winning captain Rohit Sharma is all smiles, as you'd expect him to be. "As a team we tend to pick up in the month of May. I can only wish and hope we come together as a team at the start. It's never easy to come out right all the time, we'd like to start on a high. I'm glad we came together as a team and performed well. Without doubt Ishan Kishan's knock, his fearless knock was the turning point. Hitting wasn't easy, the ball was sticking in. He just came in and changed momentum. Credit to him, he was waiting for this knock, wanted to come out. Also for Ben Cutting to come out and finish on a high, he hasn't got a lot of opportunities, but he backed himself to do that."
Mumbai Indians' win% in last five IPL seasons (2014 to 2018)
In April - 41.66% (Won 15, Lost 21)
In May - 70.27% (Won 26, Lost 11)
Karthik: 200-plus is always a big ask. We didn't bat well enough and who knows what would have happened if we had taken those catches. It was a good batting wicket, we lost wickets in the Powerplay and it's always tough to catch up. We took it like normal game even if they have a good record against us. We need to raise our skill levels and belief a bit, as a leader I need to stand up and say I believe in the boys.
Cutting: Was a bit tight the other night, but nice to get out there with the bat. Nature of the IPL is that you've got to wait your time and when the time comes, you do your thing. We have momentum going but we still have three matches to go and let's see how it goes.
11.30pm Yet another win from Mumbai, handshakes all around as the team walks off with a massive margin of 102 runs and Mumbai go fourth on the points table. That's a huge loss for KKR, they'll have to fix many things to bounce back from here. Two straight losses against Mumbai after winning the toss, they didn't do too badly in Mumbai but today they were very poor with the bat and running between the wickets.
Two overs to go, one wicket left
leaves that alone as it turns a mile away from him
goes back to cover the stumps with his pads and blocks the googly in time
turns that one a long way outside off and Krishna can't reach it
some flight on the stumps and he blocks it back
sweeps that one away with the turn to fine leg
starts with a flighted wrong'un, he does well to cover the stumps and get a thick edge to leg
a tiny forward stride to defends and manages a bit of bat
there comes the wicket, holes out to long on. Not quite long on, actually, because Duminy had to run in and towards his right a fair bit after Curran came down and skied it high
just outside off and a thick edge goes to short fine leg, they sneak in a quick single and the fielder has a shy at non-striker's but misses
length delivery on leg, tucked away square of the wicket for one
reaches out for it this time and sweeps it away for one
tries to cut on the off side and misses
Time for Krunal
too wide outside off, it's even gone beyond the wide line but Curran reaches out for the full delivery and slams it flat and wide of long off for four
Raj Krishnan: "It's a mystery why great spinners cannot read/bat the mystery spin"
towards the pads and there's a shout of catch it as it goes in the air but off the pad
outside edge goes off Kishan's gloves! The wrong'un again and Kuldeep went forward to defend but the turn took an edge and deflected off the keeper's gloves on the off side
the googly around off, he waits and then helps it to backward point
takes a step down to negate the turn and turns the ball to leg for one
Markande has two overs left
Five straight dot balls
132kmh, pitches it short again and Kuldeep makes room to steer it to off but misses yet again