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41st match (N), Kolkata, May 9 2018, Indian Premier League
(18.1/20 ov, target 211)108
Mum Indians won by 102 runs
player of the match
Ishan Kishan
Mumbai Indians
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• The Report by Sreshth Shah

Ishan Kishan powers Mumbai Indians into IPL's top four for the first time

Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a heavy defeat that led to them dropping to fifth in the league, after considerable time in the top four

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians210/6(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders108/10(18.1 overs)
Chris Lynn21 (15)
Nitish Rana21 (19)

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.

18.1
W
Krunal to Kuldeep, OUT

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

Kuldeep Yadav lbw b KH Pandya 5 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Two overs to go, one wicket left

end of over 182 runs
KKR: 108/9CRR: 6.00 RRR: 51.50 • Need 103 from 12b
Prasidh Krishna1 (5)
Kuldeep Yadav5 (14)
Mayank Markande4-0-26-1
Krunal Pandya3-0-12-1
17.6
Markande to Prasidh, no run

leaves that alone as it turns a mile away from him

17.5
Markande to Prasidh, no run

goes back to cover the stumps with his pads and blocks the googly in time

17.4
Markande to Prasidh, no run

turns that one a long way outside off and Krishna can't reach it

17.3
Markande to Prasidh, no run

some flight on the stumps and he blocks it back

17.2
1
Markande to Kuldeep, 1 run

sweeps that one away with the turn to fine leg

17.1
1
Markande to Prasidh, 1 run

starts with a flighted wrong'un, he does well to cover the stumps and get a thick edge to leg

end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 106/9CRR: 6.23 RRR: 35.00 • Need 105 from 18b
Kuldeep Yadav4 (13)
Prasidh Krishna0 (0)
Krunal Pandya3-0-12-1
Mayank Markande3-0-24-1
16.6
Krunal to Kuldeep, no run

a tiny forward stride to defends and manages a bit of bat

16.5
W
Krunal to Tom Curran, OUT

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

Tom Curran c Duminy b KH Pandya 18 (17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 105.88
16.4
1
Krunal to Kuldeep, 1 run

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

16.3
1
Krunal to Tom Curran, 1 run

length delivery on leg, tucked away square of the wicket for one

16.2
1
Krunal to Kuldeep, 1 run

reaches out for it this time and sweeps it away for one

16.1
Krunal to Kuldeep, no run

tries to cut on the off side and misses

Time for Krunal

end of over 168 runs
KKR: 103/8CRR: 6.43 RRR: 27.00 • Need 108 from 24b
Tom Curran17 (15)
Kuldeep Yadav2 (9)
Mayank Markande3-0-24-1
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-24-1
15.6
4
Markande to Tom Curran, FOUR runs

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"

15.5
1lb
Markande to Kuldeep, 1 leg bye

towards the pads and there's a shout of catch it as it goes in the air but off the pad

15.4
Markande to Kuldeep, no run
15.3
2
Markande to Kuldeep, 2 runs

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

15.2
Markande to Kuldeep, no run

the googly around off, he waits and then helps it to backward point

15.1
1
Markande to Tom Curran, 1 run

takes a step down to negate the turn and turns the ball to leg for one

Markande has two overs left

end of over 151 run
KKR: 95/8CRR: 6.33 RRR: 23.20 • Need 116 from 30b
Kuldeep Yadav0 (5)
Tom Curran12 (13)
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-24-1
Ben Cutting2-0-12-1

Five straight dot balls

14.6
McClenaghan to Kuldeep, no run

132kmh, pitches it short again and Kuldeep makes room to steer it to off but misses yet again

Best performances - batters
Ishan Kishan portrait
Ishan Kishan
62 runs (21)
5 fours
6 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
slog shot
18 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
36 runs (31)
2 fours
1 six
Control71%
Productive shot
slog shot
7 runs
0 four
1 six
531261216
Best performances - bowlers
Piyush Chawla portrait
PP Chawla
O
4
M
0
R
48
W
3
ECO
12
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Krunal Pandya portrait
KH Pandya
O
3.1
M
0
R
12
W
2
ECO
3.78
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan
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 days09 May 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
TV Umpire
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Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Rohan Pandit
Match Referee
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Prakash Bhatt
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0