Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2015 opener    IANS
Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2015 opener IANS

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Rohit Sharma said that Mumbai were perhaps 10-15 runs short, but could have done better on the field. KKR begin with a victory and their title defence is off to a good start. Morne Morkel is the Man of the Match for his spell of two for 18. Good to see a bowler being given his due. In case you missed any of the action, you can read Shiamak Unwalla’s match report here: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by 7 wickets to win opening match of IPL 2015


Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 170/3 | Overs 18.3

Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav 46(20), Yusuf Pathan 14(12)

Vinay Kumar comes back and the first one is short. No runs scored. Pathan then gets a single down the ground. The game is done as Suryakumar smashes it through cover for a four. Doesn’t he deserve the Man of the Match! It was an amazing innings from him. Gambhir’s fifty and Pandey’s blitz helped KKR get into a good position, but Suryakumar has played a finishing role of great pedigree. Great hiting. The defending champions begin with a seven wicket victory.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 165/3 | Overs 18

Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav 42(19), Yusuf Pathan 13(10)

Malinga is back and a single is taken off the first ball. The second ball is on the pads and Pathan has smashed it for a four through fine-leg. Malinga then bowls a short ball to surprise Pathan. A dot ball! The next ball is slow and Pathan gets a single. What a shot! Malinga bowls it on the stumps and Yadav smashes it over long-on for a six. This one they say has gone for 101 metres. What a hit! They complete the over with a couple.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 151/3 | Overs 17

Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav 32(15), Yusuf Pathan 8(7)

Bumrah is in and bowls a wide first ball. The next ball is full and outside the off-stump. He misses. Suryakumar then smashes a six over long-off. He played it beautifully. What a performance by him so far! Suryakumar was then hit on the helmet by a short ball. He then dispatches the next ball for a six over mid-wicket. What a shot. It went over 91 metres. It was a full toss and carted well. He then takes a single. Pathan smashes the last ball for a six over mid-wicket. This over has gone for 20.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 131/3 | Overs 16

Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav 20(11), Yusuf Pathan 2(6)

Malinga is back and he bowls a couple of dot balls. He takes the pace off the ball and Pathan is cautious. Pathan then plays one to point, where it bounces short of the point fielder. Pathan then works it past point for a single. Malinga bowls a short ball down the leg-side. Yadav tries to pull and misses. The Mumbai fielders appeal. The umpires calms them down and doesn’t give it wide. That is surprising. Yadav takes a single off the last ball. Only two runs off that ball.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 129/3 | Overs 15

Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav 19(9), Yusuf Pathan 1(2) OUT! Gautam Gambhir 57(43)

The mid-on is in the ring and Bumrah comes on. Gambhir lofts him over that man foe a four. Gambhir then pulls one and is caught in the deep. Rohit was furious after the first ball. But, here they have an important wicket. Easy catch for Ambati Rayudu in the deep. Yadav is back on strike and he walks across and flicks it over fine-leg and it is six! What a shot! It sailed over the man in the deep. Pathan comes on strike and plays to point, where Pollard fields well. He gets off the mark off a single.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 117/2 | Overs 14

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 53(41), Suryakumar Yadav 12(7)

Gambhir smashes it back towards Harbhajan but it is hit too hard. It takes his hand, a dropped chance, and goes through to the boundary for a four. That was how well it was hit. This is going very well for KKR. The KKR batsmen work it around for singles and a couple. So, that has been another good over for KKR.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 107/2 | Overs 13

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 47(38), Suryakumar Yadav 8(4)

Vinay Kumar is into the attack now. Suryakumar Yadav is the new man and he plays out a dot ball to begin. Yadav then walks across and flicks it for a six over square-leg. It has gone way into the stands for a six. That brings up KKR’s ton. Yadav and Gambhir then take singles.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 98/2 | Overs 12

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 46(36), OUT! Manish Pandey 40(24)

Harbhajan is back. Pandey takes a single first ball. Gambhir tries to cut, but hits it straight to the fielder, no run taken. Gambhir then plays it down the ground for a single. Pandey then follows suit. They are doing it very sensibly. Gambhir then cuts it for a single. Pandey then hits it to long-on and is taken by Pollard. Harbhajan gets the wicket. Pandey goes for 40.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 94/1 | Overs 11

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 44(33), Manish Pandey 38(21)

Lasith Malinga is back into the attack and the first ball is a slower one. Pandey plays it towards mid-wicket. No run taken. The next ball is a full-toss and Pandey has smashed it over fine-leg for a six. The full-toss was directed onto the pads and Pandey has smashed it easily. He then gets a single through the leg-side. Malinga then bowls a full toss to Gambhir, who misses it outside the off-stump. Aditya Tare takes it well behind the stumps. Gambhir takes a single later in the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 85/1 | Overs 10

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 43(31), Manish Pandey 30(17)

Pandey is dropped! He goes onto the backfoot and lofts it to long-off. Anderson runs in and then has to jump to get it, it is a good effort, but the ball goes down. Anderson looks at the lights, perhaps that distracted him. Gambhir then charges to Harbhajan and plays it inside out for a four over cover. Kieron Pollard charged towards it from long-off, but could not get it. Gambhir then cuts it towards point and the diving fielder cannot stop it. Another four.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 74/1 | Overs 9

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 34(28), Manish Pandey 28(14)

Ojha is on and Pandey smashes the second ball for a six as it is short and dispatched into the stands. Ojha and Harbhajan have been hit for a lot of runs. The batsmen then knock it around.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 62/1 | Overs 8

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 30(25), Manish Pandey 20(11)

Harbhajan is into the attack and Gambhir lofts it over cover and it has gone for a four. That was very well played. Gambhir then plays it to the off-side and gets a couple with some good running in play. Gambhir then gets an inside edge and it shaves past the stumps for a couple of runs. Gambhir then plays one behind point to a wide delivery and that has gone for a four. That was very well timed. Gambhir completes the over with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 49/1 | Overs 7

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 17(19), Manish Pandey 20(11)

Pragyan Ojha has come in and Gambhir charges of him off the third ball, he smashes him for a six over mid-wicket. Gambhir charged well and reached the pitch of the ball. That was very well played. He then works it around for a single. Pandey then gets a single off the first ball he faces from Ojha.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 38/1 | Overs 6

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 7(14), Manish Pandey 19(10)

Jasprit Bumrah is in and Manish pandey smashes the first ball for a four over long-off. That was a dominant shot. Bumrah comes back well. Gambhir gets a single off the last ball.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 32/1 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 6(11), Manish Pandey 14(7)

Anderson is in and Pandey leaves the first ball. The second ball is full and Pandey smashes it for a six straight down the ground. Pandey then gets an outside edge and it goes over point for a four. These thick edges these days! He tried to play it to mid-wicket but got a four for that through point. Pandey then gets a couple through the leg-side. Anderson tears through Gambhir.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 19/1 | Overs 4

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 6(9), Manish Pandey 1(2)

Gambhir gets a four first ball through square-leg. Pandey later gets off the mark with a single. Gambhir tries to charge to Vinay Kumar but misses.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 13/1 | Overs 3

Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 2(5), Manish Pandey 0(1) OUT! Robin Uthappa 9 (12)

Corey Anderson is in and he is welcomed by a lovely six by Uthappa. it is on the pads and Uthappa flicks it into the stands. He misses the next ball. And then hits it back to the bowler and is dropped. Was a tough chance. And Uthappa is gone! He edges one to the first slip and is taken by Harbhajan Singh. Manish Pandey comes in and is torn by an inswinging delivery.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 5/0 | Overs 2

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 2(8), Gautam Gambhir 1(4)

Vinay Kumar is in and what a start for him! Gambhir tried to play it outside the off-stump and his bat breaks into two. Gambhir only has the handle and the top in his hand. The ball hit it high on the bat. As expected, he gets a new bat. Gambhir then gets a single off the next ball. Uthappa takes a single later in the over. Gambhir edges the last ball, Tare dives to his left but cannot catch it. A chance gone.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 3/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 1(5), Gautam Gambhir 0(1)

Lasith Malinga has the new ball as Robin Uthappa takes strike. They get a single off the first ball as Uthappa plays it to the deep. Malinga then bowls a wide down the leg-side. Gambhit then gets a leg-bye. Uthappa then blocks one solidly. Malinga then goes past his outside edge.

Mumbai Indians had stumbled early but then they found Rohit Sharma and Corey Anderson. Click here to read our report.


Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 168/3 | Overs 20

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 98(65), Corey Anderson 55(41)

Shakib comes on to bowl the last over and Anderson smashes it for a six over mid-wicket. He swings at the second one but it is dropped by Morkel in the deep as he dived forward. Mumbai are past their 150. Anderson gets two for that and then a single. Rohit is on strike on 93. It is full and outside off stump and Rohit carts it over point for a four. Rohit then gets a single down the ground and gets 98. He won’t get ore. Anderson finishes the innings with a six and he gets his fifty.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 148/3 | Overs 19

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 93(63), Corey Anderson 40(36)

Umesh Yadav comes on and Corey Anderson hits it down the ground for a big six. Rohit then comes on strike and then he smashes one over long-off for another six. He has moved into the 90s with that. Rohit gets a single as he gets a bump ball to the wicketkeeper. Russell then bowls a bouncer to Anderson, who misses. A single is taken off the last ball.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 133/3 | Overs 18

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 86(61), Corey Anderson 32(33)

Shakib comes on and bowls a big wide to begin with. The second ball is smashed by Rohit through the small gap between cover and long-off. Andre Russell dives to stop, but as it loobs back to the boundary, he stops it. He is in contact with the ropes and it is a four. Rohit then plays out a dot ball and then gets a single down the ground. He then bowls a dot ball at Anderson. The next ball is smashed by Anderson down the ground for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 122/3 | Overs 17

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 81(58), Corey Anderson 27(30)

Narine is back and Rohit gets a single first ball. Anderson then charges down the ground and gets a single. Rohit then charges and seems to have gotten an edge. Robin Uthappa failed to collect it. Rohit then sweeps the next ball for a four through the gap between mid-wicket and square-leg. Rohit then sweeps again over mid-wicket. it was a bit edgy but it has gone for a six. He then keeps strike with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 109/3 | Overs 16

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 69(53), Corey Anderson 26(29)

Anderson hits the first one to deep mid-wicket and he has been dropped by Andre Russell. It was a simple chance, but it is down. Rohit then smashes one through the covers for a four. Anderson finishes the over with a couple. Mumbai have warmed up well for the assault and have the last four overs to get the big runs.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 101/3 | Overs 15

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 64(49), Corey Anderson 23(27)

Rohit gets his half-century. He pulled a short one from Umesh over long-on and that has gone for a four. Rohit then smashes the second ball through long-off for another four. He is gradually warming up for an assault. Rohit then smashes one for a six over mid-wicket. It was a length ball and has been punished. Rohit ends the over with a four through the off-side. Well played! MI complete their ton.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 80/3 | Overs 14

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 46(44), Corey Anderson 20(25)

Narine is back. The batsmen continue to knock it around. Only four runs have come off the over. This has been very good work by Kolkata. They have to be appreciated for biilding the pressure. Narine continues to be a tough bowler to deal with.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 76/3 | Overs 13

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 44(41), Corey Anderson 18(22)

Piysh Chawla comes back and bowls the tight channels. The batsmen can only knock it around. This is good work by Kolkata Knight Riders. Anderson spoils Chawla’s figures a touch as he smashes a four down the ground.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 69/3 | Overs 12

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 42(37), Corey Anderson 13(21)

It has been a decent partnership here for Mumbai. Rohit and Anderson are knocking it around and getting the singles. Andre Russell concedes only three runs in this over.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 66/3 | Overs 11

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 40(35), Corey Anderson 12(17)

Piyush Chawla comes into the attack. The batsmen knock it around to get the singles and a couple. Rohit moves into the 40s. Anderson then smashes the last ball through the cover for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 57/3 | Overs 10

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 36(32), Corey Anderson 7(14)

Andre Russell is into the attack. Rohit tries to pull the second ball, but misses. He finally gets a single through the off-side. Only three runs come off this over.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 54/3 | Overs 9

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 34(28), Corey Anderson 6(12)

Narine is back and Anderson plays out the first ball and gets a single for that. Rohit then plays out a couple of deliveries. Rohit then cuts one between point and short third-man. It has gone for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 48/3 | Overs 8

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 29(23), Corey Anderson 5(11)

Morkel is back and Rohit gets a single off the first ball through the leg-side. Morkel then bowls one just past Anderson’s outside edge. Anderson finally gets a four as he smashes it through wide long-off. He gets off the mark with that. Morkel is done as he completes with two for 18 in his four overs. Great spell.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 42/3 | Overs 7

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 28(22), Corey Anderson 0(6)

Sunil Narine is the new bowler and he is in with a new action. The first ball is a full toss outside the off-stump and Rohit smashes it for a four through cove. There was a run-out scare off the third-ball as Anderson had backed out too much. Anderson is hit on the pads first ball, and there is a small shout. He then stops the second ball.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 37/3 | Overs 6

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 23(18), Corey Anderson 0(4) OUT! Ambati Rayudu 0(2)

Rayudu is gone second ball! Morne Morkel bowls a shortish ball outside the off-stump and then the next ball is a touch closer to Rayudu, who pokes at it and is taken at first slip. Corey Anderson comes in as they have three slips in place. Morkel making the ball talk here.


 

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 37/2 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 23(18), OUT! Aditya Tare 7(7)

Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack and Tare gets a single first ball. Rohit plays the second one calmly. Rohit dances down the ground for the second ball he faces and mistimes it, but it has gone into the stands. He then hits it through to mid-wicket and gets a single. Tare is gone. He plays one straight down the throat of long-off.


 

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 28/1 | Overs 4

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 16(15), Aditya Tare 6(4)

Aditya Tare takes strike for the first time. Off the second ball, he plays a nice drive through the off-side for a four. He then gets a single with an edgy shot through third-man.


 

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 21/1 | Overs 3

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 15(13), Aditya Tare 0(0)

Rohit puts away the first ball through square leg as Umesh bowls a full toss on the pads. Later, he drives one beautifully through cover for another four. Rohit ends the over with another boundary as he drives to point, who gets a hand but cannot stop it.


 

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 9/1 | Overs 2

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 3(7), Aditya Tare 0(0) OUT! Aaron Finch 5(5)

Kolkata Knight Riders have go the first wicket. Aaron Finch played across the line and got an edge that went high to fine-leg, where Umesh Yadav took the catch.


Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 4/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 2(4), Aaron Finch 1(2)

Rohit Sharma and Aaron Finch walk out to bat. Rohit takes strike as Umesh Yadav as the ball. The first ball is a little outside the off-stump and Rohit plays it comfortably. No run there. The second ball is flicked by Rohit to fine-leg to get off the mark. The ball hit the pads a touch as it went to fine-leg. Finch gets off the mark first ball as well by playing it to square-leg. Rohit edges the third ball and gets a single to third man. Mumbai complete the first over with four runs.


Here are the two teams. Some good internationals players on show today. Andre Russell makes it into the Kolkata XI ahead of Azhar Mahmood.

Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Aaron Finch, Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare (wk), Pragyan Ojha, Vinay Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.


Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders win the toss and have elected to bowl first.


The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 begins with the first game between the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) taking on the Mumbai Indians (MI). The game is being played at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata. KKR begin their title defense on home soil against MI, who have come into the new season with some new faces and a bit of introspection after 2014’s disappointments. After a glitzy opening ceremony on Tuesday, we are down to business on the field with these two good teams taking on one another in the season opener. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2015 Match 1 Preview: Champions collide in opening match

MI have Ricky Ponting at the helm of affairs now and he will want to get them back on track to success. Rohit Sharma has some new additions like Parthiv Patel, Vinay Kumar, Unmukt Chand etc to help him in that regard. MI have been reliant on many of their overseas stars and one may feel they are too dependent on Lasith Malinga in the fast bowling. If they find some good able partner for him, it could be a good draw for them. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma’s men approach new season with renewed vigour

KKR have been a formidable unit for a few years under the astute leadership of Gautam Gambhir. In Robin Uthappa, they have found a good, attacking batsman at the top. Sunil Narine’s clearance came as a huge relief for the KKR team as he has been their main bowler over the last three years. Back in Eden Gardens, they are a formidable side and that home advantage will work well in their favour. Kolkata Knight Riders: A well balanced unit hungry for success

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Gautam Gambhir (c), Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Aditya Garhwal, Brad Hogg, Sheldon Jackson, Sumit Narwal, Veer Pratap Singh, Vaibhav Rawal, Suryakumar Yadav.

Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Corey Anderson, Aiden Blizzard, Jasprit Bumrah, Aditya Tare, Pawan Suyal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Marchant de Lange, Unmukt Chand, Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel, Siddhesh Lad, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shreyas Gopal, Josh Hazlewood, Pragyan Ojha, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana.

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