MI-vs-KKR-Live-blog

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 24 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. My name is Vishal Mehra, and I will bring you all the live updates and scores of this match. MI have been highly inconsistent with the form this season, blowing cold and hot placed at fifth place, while KKR has looked a settled side and are currently second on the points table. A win in the match could propel KKR to top of the table. MI in their last match  came out winners against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by a massive 22 run difference, while KKR won a last over thriller against RPS by just two-wickets.  FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Match 24 at Mumbai

MATCH REPORT: Kieron Pollard massacres Kolkata Knight Rider bowlers to rocket Mumbai Indians to a 6-wicket victory 

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 178/4 | Overs: 18 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 68(49), Kieron Pollard 51(17):  Jaydev Unadkat comes to bowl the 17th over, start with a SINGLE, as Rohit plucks a run on the cover region. TWO RUNS as Pollard drills one straight off the ground a low full toss. WIDE. SIX MAssive hit by Pollard over the midwicket.SIX Pollard goes berserk hitting sixes one after the other.DOT, A rarity. SIX to finish the match, POLLARD gets his FIFTY in Style, just 17 balls.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 156/4 | Overs: 17 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 67(48), Kieron Pollard 31(12): Sunil Narine comes to bowl his final over. SINGLE first up. midwicket region comes into play.  SINGLE this time it is on-side. DOT. DOT again. FOUR! Sweeps the ball on the full as Rohit Sharma, looks to finish the match early. SINGLE to finish the over as 7 runs comes from Narine over.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 149/4 | Overs: 16 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 61(43), Kieron Pollard 30(11): R Sathish comes into bowl the 16th over. DOT first ball. SINGLE towards the long-on region. SIX MASSIVE Pollard send the ball rocketing in the first tier. WIDE. Sathish feeling the pressure. SIX Pollard flicks the ball towards on side. TWO runs finally some respite for Sathish with Pollard not hitting a six. WIDE. SIX third of the over. Pollard proving his worth in gold. 23 runs from the over.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 126/4 | Overs: 15 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 60(41), Kieron Pollard 10(7): Shakib Al Hasan comes into bowl his final over, gets welcomed by a FOUR! Pollard hits the ball straight down the ground. SINGLE this time towards the midwicket region. Sharma moves onto sixty with another single. FOUR! Dew taking affect as Pollard times the ball for a boundary on the midwicket area. DOT to finish the over. Shakib finishes his quota of overs with figures of 1 for 30.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 116/4 | Overs: 14 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 59(40), Kieron Pollard 1(2):  Andre Russell comes into the attack back again. SINGLE to start , punched towards long-on. Nicely bowled right in the block hole. SINGLE towards leg side. FOUR! Punched by Rohit Sharma, this time between the cover and point region. DOT again, Sharma blocks. FOUR! Final ball of the over dispatched over the point region.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 106/4 | Overs: 13 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 51(37), Kieron Pollard: Sunil Narine comes to bowl his third over, starts the over with a DOT. DOT again as Buttler misses the edge to keeper. DOT, Buttler block the ball. DOT again, this time ball goes towards the point region. FOUR! Buttler slaps ball past long-on region. OUT! Another brilliant catch by Chris Lynn, Buttler departs for 15 off 15.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 102/3 | Overs: 13 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 50(36), Jos Buttler 11(9): Andre Russell comes into bowl his second over. FOUR first ball, Buttler gets into the act, his first of this over. SINGLE driven comfortably towards cover. FOUR! Sharma pulls towards the midwicket region. DOT the ball goes towards midwicket. SINGLE to bring up Rohit’s fifty. SINGLE to finish the over. Buttler moves past double digits.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 91/3| Overs: 11 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 45(33), Jos Buttler 5(6) Shakib Al Hasan comes into bowl his third over. SINGLE to start , Sharma pushes one through cover. SINGLE again this time towards fine-leg. SINGLE flicked on the on side. TWo runs, Buttler comes down the track and drills one past long -on. DOT. SINGLE to finish the over. 6 runs coming from it.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 86/3| Overs: 10 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 44(32), Jos Buttler 1(2): Jos Buttler comes into bat. Andre Russell comes into bowl his first over. SINGLE first up this time towards cover region. Buttler on strike, DOT first up. SINGLE first runs of the bat of Buttler, FOUR! Rohit flicks the ball towards backward sqaure leg. DOT! SINGLE to finish the over, 7 runs coming from it.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 78/3| Overs: 9 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 35(23), Jos Buttler: Sunil Narine comes into ball his second over. SINGLE from the first ball towards long-on. SINGLE this time towards midwicket area. DOT as the fielder throws the ball on the wrong end. DOT. DOT. Rohit drops the ball towards leg side for a single. OUT! Krunal Pandya departs, he did not pick up the ball one bit. Krunal goes for 6

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 75/2 | Overs: 8 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 35(23), Krunal Pandya 5(3):  R Sathish comes into bowl for KKR, SINGLE first ball on long-on. FOUR! Krunal Pandya gets his first boundary. SINGLE fuller ball tapped on long-on region. DOT. SINGLE, Sharma flicks one towards long-on. NOT-OUT! Krunal survivesa stumping call, as his just manages to keep his foot on the crease.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 68/2 | Overs: 7 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 30(17), Krunal Pandya 0(0): Shakib Al Hasan comes into bowl his second over. SINGLE to start off, Sharma slices the ball towards square. SINGLE again fuller ball tapped on the leg-side. SINGLE again as Sharma, flicks the ball towards square leg. DOT. OUT! Suryakumar Yadav takes a cracker of a catch, nicely judged as Rayudu departs for 32 of 20 balls. Krunal Pandya comes into bat at no.5. SINGLE to finish the over, as successful one for KKR

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 64//1 | Overs: 6 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 30(17), Ambati Rayudu 31(16) : Undakat comes into bowl, gets treated by a SIX by Rohit Sharma. SINGLE to compliment the SIX. FOUR! Slower ball pulled away for FOUR! Rayudu looking to carry his form from the last match. FOUR! Rayudu nudges the ball towards the boundary to third man. FOUR! Rayudu again lovely use of hands this time, finely places it past third man boundary. DOT to finish the over.19 runs coming from the over.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 45/1 | Overs: 5 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 23(15), Ambati Rayudu 19(13) : Sunil Narine comes into bowl, will hope to pick up the dangerous Rohit Sharma. SINGLE as Rayudu dabs one towards midwicket. FOUR! Rohit Sharma looking dangerous, this time over sqaure leg. DOT. SINGLE nicely played by Rohit, boundary followed by single. SINGLE as Rayudu plays the ball on the backfoot. SINGLE to finish the over, eight runs coming from it.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 37/1 | Overs: 4 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 17(11), Ambati Rayudu 17(11) : Umesh Yadav comes back into the attack. DOT to start the over. DOT again well bowled. FOUR! ROhit Sharma’s smashes Yadav for his first boundary between backward point. FOUR! Crashed this time between the cover and cover point region. SINGLE ROhit manages to bunt on towards midwicket. SINGLE to finish the over. 10 runs from it.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 26/1 | Overs: 3 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 8(6), Ambati Rayudu 16(10) : Shakib Al Hasan comes into bowl his first over. DOT to start, well bowled. DOT. DOT. FOUR! Rayudu hits his second boundary straight down the ground, which is followed by a SIX. MASSIVE SIX , Shakib taken to the cleaners. DOT to finish the over. 10 runs coming from it.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 16/1 | Overs: 2 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 8(6), Ambati Rayudu 6(4) : Umesh Yadav comes into bowl, picks up Parthiv Patel first ball. Nicely caught by Yusuf Pathan. Ambati Rayudu comes into the middle with Sharma. FOUR first up. Rayudu flicks the ball towards square-leg. SINGLE as Rayudu steers the ball towards third-man. SINGLE this time Sharma dabs one through midwicket. DOT. SINGLE to finish the over, as Rayudu nudges one towards midwicket

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 8/0 | Overs: 1 | Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 7(4), Parthiv Patel 1(1) : Jaydev Unadkat comes into bowl the first over, DOT to start. Rohit Sharma looked unconforable. SIX dispatched over the sqaure leg boundary. DOT, nice comeback for Unadkat. SINGLE first from the bat of Sharma. SINGLE Parthiv Patel gets off the mark. DOT to finish the over.

Read Ayush Gupta’s first innings report as Gautam Gambhir’s 30th IPL half-century help KKR post 174 for 5 against MI.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 174/5 | Overs: 20 | Batsmen: Chris Lynn 10(10), Yusuf Pathan 19(8) :  Final over of the KKR innings, excellent fielding by Hardik Pandya, Two runs to start the over. Lynn moves on to 5. Two runs again, this time towards midwicket.Two runs, for the third time in this ove. DOT! Bumrah keeping pitching it up into the block hole. SINGLE this time towards the cover region. Final ball of the innings. Pathan misses a full toss, one coming from it.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 166/5 | Overs: 19 | Batsmen: Chris Lynn 3(5), Yusuf Pathan 18(7) : Mitchell McClenaghan into his final over. SINGLE to start the over, towards midwicket. DOT. McClenaghan darts on one the pads. SINGLE as Tim Southee drops Lynn on 2. McClenaghan will feel unlucky. Another one dropped by Southee, this time Pathan, the ball drops on past boundary line. DOT. FOUR to finish the over, McClenaghan will feel unlucky and anguished.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 156/5 | Overs: 18 | Batsmen: Chris Lynn 2(3), Yusuf Pathan 9(3)  : Tim Southee into his final over. TWo runs to start the over as Russell powers one towards backward squareleg. OUT! excellant yorked by Southee, Russell departs for 22 from 16. FOUR! Yusuf gets his first boundary of the match. FOUR! Is this Pathan’s moment to shine, clobbered through square leg. SINGLE as ball falls short of McClenaghan. Pathan survives.TWO to finish the over. 13 runs and wicket of the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 143/4 | Overs: 17 | Batsmen: Andre Russell 21(14), Chris Lynn 0(2)  : Jasprit Bumrah into his third over. FOUR to start for Russell, pulled emphatically only to find the edge over keeper. FOUR! Straight this time. Hammered past the bolwer. Nice comeback, good yorker by Bumrah. FOUR! This time towards third man, as Russell manages a thick outside edge.SINGLE as Russell cuts on towards the point fielder.DOT to finish the over. 13 runs from it.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 130/4 | Overs: 16| Batsmen: Andre Russell 7(9), Chris Lynn 0(1) : Southee comes into bowl his third over. SINGLE, as Yadav comes down the wicket and guides the ball to third man. TWO RUNS as Russell manages to keep a good yorker lenght ball away from the stumps. DOT. Well fielded by McClenaghan dives to stop a short arm pull by Russell. OUT!!   Yadav manages to get the ball high up in the air, only getting it towards the bowler himself. Southee catches Yadav for 21. Chris Lynn comes into bat. DOT to finish the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 126/3 | Overs: 15 | Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav 20(15),  Andre Russell 4(6) Jasprit Bumrah comes into bowl. DOT to start the over, as Russell block onto the pitch. DOT, slower ball. SINGLE as Russell nudges towards third man. Yadav comes on strike. SINGLE Yadav dabs one towards the third man fielder.TWO RUNS as Russells makes up air only , Jos Buttler manages to cut the ball off the cover position. DOT to finish the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 122/3 | Overs: 14 | Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav 18(13),  Andre Russell 1(1): Mitchell McClenaghan comes into bowl. SINGLE first up short ball pushes towards fine-leg. FOUR second ball, Gambhir pulls over third-man. DOT. RUN-OUT appeal against Gambhir, third umpire decides against the home team. OUT! McClenaghan does his job, gets the key wicket of Gambhir. The Pull short becomes his demise, makes 59 from 45. Andre Russell comes into bat at No.5. SINGLE to finish the over, wicket and 6 runs from the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 116/2 | Overs: 13 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 55(41) ,Suryakumar Yadav 18(13) : Krunal Pandya comes into bowl his second over. SIX as Gambhir cracks another one towards long-on. FOUR again the same region. Gambhir completes his 30th IPL fifty. SINGLE simple cricket by Gambhir, one run to accompany a birarge of boundaries. SINGLE, as Yadav drives towards long-off. Two runs to finish the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 101/2 | Overs: 12 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 42(37) ,Suryakumar Yadav 16(11) :  Harbhajan Singh comes into bowl his final over. SINGLE to start of as Gambhir moves onto 41*. Yadav toe-ends the ball towards cover for a single. SINGLE This time towards long-on for Yadav. SINGLE Gambhir drives one towards long-off. FOUR! SINGLE of the last ball as KKR reach 101 for 2 in 12 overs.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 93//2 | Overs: 11 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 40(34) ,Suryakumar Yadav 10(8) :  Krunal Pandya comes into bowl his first over of the match.DOT ball to start. SINGLE towards cover. Gambhir picks another single this time near third man. SINGLE again as Yadav nudges one towards the cover region. TWO as Gambhir gets the ball high up in the sky to fall short of the fielder.DOT to finish the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 87//2 | Overs: 10 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 36(31) ,Suryakumar Yadav 8(5) : Harbhajan Singh comes into bowl his third over, SINGLE first up.SINGLE again as Gambhir drops the ball towards the gully region. SINGLE as Yadav picks his third single in as many balls. SINGLE,Gambhir living dangerously as the ball just misses the stumps.FOUR! Yadav first boundary looked anything but convincing.SINGLE to finish the over, shunned towards long-off.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 78/2 | Overs: 9 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 31(25) ,Suryakumar Yadav 1(1) : Hardik Pandya comes into bowl his second over.FOUR! Shakib hits his first boundary of the innings, towards third man. EDGE!. SINGLE as Shakib dabs on the mid-off region. DOT. Gambhir cuts it towards the fielder at point. OUT! Shakib departs trying to pull a short ball from Pandya, gives a simple catch to Parthiv Patel.SLOWER BOUNCER does the trick. Suryakumar Yadav comes into bat. SINGLE to finish as Yadav gets his first run.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 71/1 | Overs: 8 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 31(25) , Shakib Al Hasan 1(1):   Harbhajan Singh comes into bowl his second, DOT to start. SINGLE, second ball Uthappa moves on to 35.SINGLE! OUT! Uthappa goes for 36 as Pollard picks a simple catch. Singh completely messed up- the ball, lucky to pick up a wicket of full toss.Shakib Al Hasan comes into bat at No.3, Single as Gambhir . SINGLE to finish the over, as Shakib opens his account.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 67/0 | Overs: 7 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 31(25) , Robin Uthappa 35(17) : Hardik Pandya comes into bowl after time-out. SINGLE to first the over, as Gambhir clips the ball behind sqaure-leg. SINGLE again, dabs towards third man. FOUR! Gambhir crashes one towards midwicket. SINGLE again Gambhir plays intelligent cricket. Single again this time Uthappa, towards third man. DOT to finish the over, Seven runs coming from it.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 59/0 | Overs: 6 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 25(21) , Robin Uthappa 33(15) : Harbhajan Singh comes into bowl, Gambhir tries to punch one over covers, miss times it for a single. SIX, Uthappa goes big, steps down and hits one over midwicket.This also bring fifty run stand between Gambhir and Uthappa.  SINGLE, driven across mid-off. DOT. TWO RUNS, as Gambhir drills one past the covers to a slow Pollard. SINGLE to finish the over, this time Gambhir edges towards fine-leg.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 48/0 | Overs: 5 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 21(17) , Robin Uthappa 26(13) : Jasprit Bumrah comes into bowl, DOT to start. SIX Second ball, Uthappa smashes one towards straight down the ground.Uthappa goes for a big short manages only 2 runs towards fine leg. DOT, Uthappa pushes back to the bowler. SIngle again, this time towards mid-on. Gambhir finally on strike, leg bye to finish the over.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 38/0 | Overs: 4 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 21(16) , Robin Uthappa 17(8) : McClenaghan comes into his second over, Single first up towards third man. Uthappa drives through the covers for another single. Gambhir picks up another single this time towards midwicket. Uthappa picks two runs as Jos Buttler brillantly save four runs. Single to Uthappa, DOT to finish the over. Just 6 runs from it.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 32/0 | Overs: 3 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 19(13) , Robin Uthappa 13(5) :  FOUR to welcome Southee into his second over, Gambhir looking to may MI pay after the drop. Single as manages to get a single on mid-wicket region. FOUR! Three runs well run, Uthappa drives one over mid-off  ! FOUR!! Gambhir looking in ominous form now, picked away towards sqaure leg. Single to finish the over, 17 runs coming from it.


Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 15/0 | Overs: 2 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 9(9) , Robin Uthappa 6(3) : Mitchell McClenaghan comes into bowl the second over, FOUR first up as Gambhir goes through the covers.Punched beautifully. Gambhir pulls the second ball for a single. Uthappa punches the ball for lovely looking three runs. Gambhir manages to find the egde only to drop short of Pollard at slip. Gambhir lofts the fifth ball for 2 runs. DROPPED McClenaghan drops Gambhir who tries to go big only manages bottom of the bat, which McClenaghan will rue latter.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 4/0 | Overs: 1 | Batsmen: Gautam Gambhir 1(4) , Robin Uthappa 3(3)  :Robin Uthappa to take strike, with Tim Southee to open bowling for MI. Two slips in place for Robin. Single first up, Uthappa dabs one to covers. Risky single to start off with. Well bowled by Southee, swing into Gambhir. DOT. Southee getting good swing first up. Gambhir tries to go though the covers, misses the ball completely. Flicked for a single off the pads by Gambhir, opens his account.Double to finish the over, as Uthappa completes an easy two.

 

Playing XI:

 

Mumbai Indians XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel(w), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler,Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah

Kolkata Knight Riders  XI: Robin Uthappa (w), Gautam Gambhir (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, R Sathish, Chris Lynn, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine

TOSS: Mumbai Indians win the toss, elect to field first

Both the teams are unlikely to make any changes. Although MI is most likely to retain its playing XI, KKR could make a change by replacing Morne Morkel, who was expensive in the previous game with their all-rounder Jason Holder. And with the game being played at Wankhede, it is likely to be a balanced pitch, supporting both batsmen and bowlers, thus allowing both the teams to field a balanced side. Parthiv Patel played a match-winning knock of 81, followed by another stellar knock of 65 from Ambati Rayudu and that automatically keeps the duo be on the top list for this game. KKR’s batting, which came up with a planetary performance, especially in the form of Suryakumar Yadav, who scored 60, along with Yusuf Pathan’s crucial 36, that allowed KKR to steer towards a match-winning finish.

Squads:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ambati Rayudu, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jasprit Bumrah, Parthiv Patel (wk), R Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Unmukt Chand, Akshay Wakhare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Corey Anderson, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Marchant de Lange, Lasith Malinga, Jos Buttler, Nathu Singh, Tim Southee, Krunal Pandya, Kishore Pramod Kamath, Deepak Punia, Jitesh Sharma.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa (wk), Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan. Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, John Hastings, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, Rajgopal Sathish, Manan Ajay Sharma.