Rohit Sharma's fifty came off 46 deliveries including six boundaries and a six along with a strike-rate of 125.00 © IANS (File Photo)
Rohit Sharma’s fifty came off 46 deliveries including six boundaries and a six along with a strike-rate of 125.00 © IANS (File Photo)

Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit sharma, the opening batsman, scored his 22nd half-century against defending champions, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier league (IPL), Match 1 at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday. His fifty came off 46 deliveries including six boundaries and a six along with a strike-rate of 125.00. Currently, 101 for the loss of three wickets in 15 overs with Corey Anderson on 23 and Rohit Sharma on 64.

KKR won the toss and elected to bowl first in a battle between the winners of IPL 2014 and IPL 2013. Finch, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, and Lasith Malinga were the four overseas players for MI, while Sunil Narine, Shakib, Andre Russell, and Morkel were the four foreign players for KKR. Live Scorecard: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

KKR are an enigmatic side, with some powerful overseas names like Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ryan ten Doeschate, and Pat Cummins. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has done well with MI. The turnaround Mumbai saw after losing their first five games in 2014 is nothing short of outstanding. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015: Complete coverage