result
5th Match (N), Chennai, Apr 13 2021, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 153)142/7
Mum Indians won by 10 runs
player of the match
Rahul Chahar
Mumbai Indians
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Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult star as Mumbai Indians pull off unlikely win

Knight Riders paid the price for ultra-aggression, collapsing from 104 for 2 to 142 for 7

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians152/10(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders142/7(20 overs)
end of over 204 runs • 2 wickets
KKR: 142/7CRR: 7.10 
Harbhajan Singh2 (2)
Dinesh Karthik8 (11)
Trent Boult4-0-27-2
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-28-0

11.43pm And that is all from our live coverage tonight. Thank you for staying with us and we will see you tomorrow for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Rahul Chahar: They had started well, I knew that on this pitch it was the spinners who had to do it. I've played 2-3 seasons so I had confidence to get Gill out, and I know him since the U-19 days and I knew what to do. My strength is to turn it quickly, at speeds of 90kph. I think Tripathi's caught behind was my favourite wicket. I also had an idea that Rana would give me a chance and so I pushed a flipper outside off. There's a lot of benefit from having guys like Rohit showing confidence in me, there are times when I'm being hit around and he has more confidence in me than I do in myself.

Rahul Chahar is the Player of the Match.

Rohit Sharma: It was a great fightback considering where the game was while they were batting. Anyone who came to bowl at different stages wanted to put their hands up and do something for the team. We can take a lot of confidence from this game. There were lots of positives. The way KKR started, they batted brilliantly in the first six overs. But once the powerplay was gone, the way Rahul came and got wickets was crucial. And Krunal at the end was also crucial. I can praise all the bowlers, honestly. Good signs for the team moving forward. Definitely not easy on this pitch, a set batter needs to carry on as long as possible. The trend in Chennai is when the new batsman comes in, it becomes hard to go from ball one, unlike Wankhede. To be honest, we were 15-20 runs short. The way we started, we should have batted better. That's happened twice, we need to see how to get better. But I don't want to take credit away from the team. I think SKY is carrying that form that he had when he played for India. He's very fearless when he bats. When he plays those shots it doesn't look like he's taking risks, those are cricketing shots. We need a guy who bats fearlessly. I'm glad that we could get some partnerships in the middle and get a decent total. We need to just figure out how to finish innings in the last 5 overs. We've done that in the past.

11.31pm Whew, have you guys been able to catch your breath? What a finish. Bringing you the presentation shortly.

Player Impact points according to our Smart Stats:

1) Rahul Chahar 123.16

2) Suryakumar Yadav 92.41

3) Krunal Pandya 79.98

Russell is at No. 10.

Who should win the Player of the Match award? Vote on our Live Report

Trent Boult: Good feeling to close out a game like that, shows the importance of staying in it. Four tidy overs from Krunal, big role he played in containing that. Crucial in getting us back in the chase. I haven't played too much crikcet here, but these guys are very experienced, our spinners did well. I suppose it's the golden rule, never easy start on wickets like this. It' the cliche of putting pressure on the new batsmen.

Eoin Morgan: Yeah it's disappointing. A lot of the time we played good cricket, certainly the first half and a majority of the chase. We made mistakes, hopefully we can iron them out. Mumbai are a very good side. I think the perfect game is to be able to do both (all-out attack and otherwise) and we've managed to do neither in the end. It works for us a majority of the time, but we need to be better. The games that have been played here, it would suggest that there's a trend (of runscoring getting tough at the end). Mumbai have been performing like this for a long time, that would be something we need to assess.


Tanay Agarwal: "Were those dropped catches off Russell a blessing in disguise as he was struggling badly with the timing and going nowhere in his innings?"

kalyan: "I agree with shashwat. Denying a single from Chris Morris is one thing but denying a single from Dre Russ is a whole different game."

Wasi: "MI 45 vs KKR 52 dot ball played this is crucial. "

Vishal Pawar: "Geez KKR just can't win against the Five times Champions, can they? 22-6 is out of this world to me. Kind of a mental block you can say!"

shashwat: "@Tanay - Deny a single to Dre Russ....the biggest hitter IPL has ever seen....DK wouldn't do that in his dream!!"

Sukrit Gupta: "Somebody before the start of the match was pointing out why are the MI bowling lineup so highly rated? This is the exact reason why. In the two games so far, their batsmen have given them sub par scores to defend, on the wickets their team is clearly not made to play. Yet they have managed to successfully defend the sub par target on one occasion, while the other time, they managed to take the defense of the total to the final ball of the innings."

Ashok Kumar: "I feel this is a classic example game for the title - "Set Batsman should Stay and Finish the Game, when there is no real scoreboard pressure""

Malli: "I told you earlier at the start of the innings that maybe Mumbai is 10 runs short of par score but they will make it up in the field. Infact they win by 10 runs. Champion side"

kalyan: "@chotu i humbly disagree. Yes, kurnal did something very wonderful. But it was chahar who took first 4 wickets when every other bowler was struggling. He kept MI in....by regularly taking wickets, else kkr would have runaway with it."

ayaz khan: ""Stupid aprocah"?? Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't with this approach the man won the World Cup "

AJ: "Champion side for a reason, they know how to win!"

Tanay Agarwal: "DK should not have run for that single. Should have taken the charge upon himself as Russell was struggling at the other end!"

Jamie: "Eoin Morgan's gung-ho mentality screwing it all up again. 8 wickets left and RRR of 6 and you advance down the pitch to slog their best spinner, same as Shakib. Same as when England did it in the India tour. Stupid approach"

chotu: "Krunal should be the MOM tonight.. What a spell especially at the death.."

11.17pm Stunning stuff from the champions. Not so great from KKR at the end, but that opening needed to be taken and Mumbai were all over it. Even with the chances they offered, it was simply relentless and KKR will be wondering how they've managed to lose this. Chahar's sensational spell kept them in it long enough, and then the big names showed up at the end - Krunal, Bumrah, and then Boult. A comeback to savour. But questions for KKR - did Rana need to play that shot off Chahar's last ball? Did Morgan and Shakib? Experienced stalwarts of the modern game, long-time leaders at that. There will be a somber team meeting tonight for sure.

19.6
Boult to Harbhajan, no run

outside edge on the full toss, taken on the bounce by QDK and it is celebration time

19.5
2
Boult to Harbhajan, 2 runs

just clears mid-off but that isn't enough for KKR. Boult has all but sealed this. Yorker at off, he stays back and looks to loft that straight, can't get enough on it

Harbhajan Singh is in. He will face the hat-trick ball. KKR need two sixes for a tie.

19.4
W
Boult to Cummins, OUT

rips off stump out and yells in delight! What an over! What a ball. Into the blockhole, angled away from middle and hitting off comprehenseively. Cummins was deep in the crease trying to hoick that over square leg. It is another dot ball and Karthik still at the non-striker's end

Pat Cummins b Boult 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Cummins is in. 13 off 3. Forecaster gives KKR a 3.8% probability of winning...

19.3
W
Boult to Russell, OUT

gets him off the leading edge! Superb change-up from Boult. Nails the yorker at leg stump. Russell is surprised, he's out of sorts, he's going back. Looks to jab that through square leg, Boult takes an easy one in the follow through. That's a dot ball and a new man at the crease now

Andre Russell c & b Boult 9 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60
19.2
1
Boult to Karthik, 1 run

shapes for the reverse ramp but gets no pace from Boult. Another cutter, dug in short. Manages to get bat on it but it is meek and to short third's left

DK changes his bat. Fine leg goes back. Mid-off is in the circle. The other three fielders in the circle are the same as the last ball. Sweeper is out.

19.1
1
Boult to Russell, 1 run

inside edge as he looks to slap this short ball. It's a slower one, wide outside off. Can only get it to short fine

end of over 194 runs
KKR: 138/5CRR: 7.26 RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 from 6b
Dinesh Karthik7 (10)
Andre Russell8 (13)
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-28-0
Krunal Pandya4-0-13-1

I see Anukul Roy on the field, specialist 12th man fielder for Mumbai. It's Boult to defend 15 in the last over. He has been hot and cold in the death overs over the last few seasons. What can he do here? Third man, fine leg, point and extra cover are in the circle.

18.6
Bumrah to Karthik, no run

beaten again! Asks about the wide, but he had stepped a long way into the off side. Full slower ball again, dipping under his attempted sweep. Umpire explains why that couldn't be called. Krunal hares in from the boundary and gives Bumrah a hug

18.5
Bumrah to Karthik, no run

beaten. Loopy full slower ball outside off, steps out and is through the drive and swishing aimlessly as this dips under the bat

18.4
1
Bumrah to Russell, 1 run

slower ball, dug into the pitch outside off. Shapes for the pull but gets that off the under-edge to long-on

The Goan: "Holy smokes, 4-0-13-1 is outstanding from Krunal! Didn't think I'd ever see a left arm spinner being more effective than Shakib in the same game!"

18.3
1
Bumrah to Karthik, 1 run

he doesn't. Slower ball at a length outside off, chopped to extra cover's right

Will DK look for the boundary here?

18.2
1
Bumrah to Russell, 1 run

low full toss at middle stump, muscled along the floor to Pollard's right at long-on

18.1
1
Bumrah to Karthik, 1 run

offcutter at a length, wide outside off. Chopped on the up to sweeper's right. Krunal is lightning quick there again and keeps them to one

end of over 183 runs
KKR: 134/5CRR: 7.44 RRR: 9.50 • Need 19 from 12b
Andre Russell6 (11)
Dinesh Karthik5 (6)
Krunal Pandya4-0-13-1
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-24-0

Krunal does sensationally to keep MI in this. But Russell comes out alive, two dropped chances. Bumrah with the chance to make amends now. 19 needed off 12.

17.6
Krunal to Russell, no run

slow, at a length, and down leg side. Looks to sweep and cops that on the pad

Karthik: "Two chances of Russel! Bizarre from the champions!"

17.5
Krunal to Russell, no run

beaten. Quicker length ball, outside off to adjust for Russell's middle stump guard. Looks to sweep and misses

17.4
1
Krunal to Karthik, 1 run

full on off stump, driven to long-off

17.3
1
Krunal to Russell, 1 run

Bumrah has put it down! Russell's looked to send that out of the stadium and top-edged it. A length ball at middle, a miscued slog sweep. Russell thought he was gone. That wen very very high and Bumrah couldn't even get a hand on it at midwicket. Got woefully out of position by the end

17.2
Krunal to Russell, no run

good length at off stump, gets forward and looks to stab it into the covers for the single. Gets it straight to short extra

SAMRAT AHUJA: "Both teams keen not to win easily! Bizarrely comical!" --- Slip but no silly point this time for Russell. Extra cover is in close

17.1
1
Krunal to Karthik, 1 run

full and into leg stump, flicked to short fine

end of over 178 runs
KKR: 131/5CRR: 7.70 RRR: 7.33 • Need 22 from 18b
Dinesh Karthik3 (4)
Andre Russell5 (7)
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-24-0
Krunal Pandya3-0-10-1

Krunal to bowl the 18th.

16.6
1
Bumrah to Karthik, 1 run

full and just outside off, springs into the stride to drive this to sweeper's right. Krunal's pace on the ground denies them a second, Russell won't risk it at the non-striker's end

Animesh: "How one delivery changes the match. "

16.5
1
Bumrah to Russell, 1 run

inside edge as he looks to jab this offcutter off the front foot through cover

Best performances - batters
Nitish Rana portrait
N Rana
57 runs (47)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
cover drive
12 runs
1 four
1 six
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Suryakumar Yadav portrait
SA Yadav
56 runs (36)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Andre Russell portrait
AD Russell
O
2
M
0
R
15
W
5
ECO
7.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Rahul Chahar portrait
RD Chahar
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
4
ECO
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar
Match days13 April 2021 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
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Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Reserve Umpire
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Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
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Sunil Chaturvedi
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0