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    MI 180/6 in 20 overs, Pandya 29*, Harbhajan 1*: What has just happened here at Wankhede? I am stunned. And I am sure, even the viewers and MI-KKR fans are. This takes a while to digest. They required 30 off 12 balls and blasted Ankit Rajpoot for 19 runs. I feel he should have finished his overs earlier and Woakes should have come to bowl the penultimate one. The equation boiled down to 11 off 6 balls and Hardik Pandya was up for the challenge. Riding on Nitish Rana’s composed and calculative knock, Pandya took things under his control and hammered Trent Boult to get two vital points for MI.

    Boult started giving a couple as Hardik wanted to stay on strike. He smashed a low full toss which should not have been more than a single, but a blunder from stand-in captain, Suryakumar Yadav, gave four runs to the MI camp. Boult bowled two well planned bouncers to follow up. Hardik got a couple from the fourth ball amidst another blunder. Rishi Dhawan failed to grasp a tough catch as MI came close to the total.

    Finally, MI won by 4 wickets courtesy Rana-Pandya’s late blitz and some horrendous fielding from KKR. MI will feel lucky after some poor decisions to grab two points and get off the mark in IPL 10. Undoubtedly, the best game so far from the tournament. That’s it from us at CricketCountry. Do join us for tomorrow’s clash between RCB and KXIP at Indore.
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    MI 149/6 in 18 overs, Nitish 40*, Pandya 12*: This is what IPL has done do Indian youngsters. Nitish Rana and Hardik Pandya smashing World Cup 2015’s second highest wicket taker to all parts of the ground. Some clear hitting here from Rana and Hardik. 19 coming off the over as MI need 30 from 2 overs.

  • 11:31 PM IST

    MI 130/5 in 17 overs, Nitish 29*, Pandya 5*: An expensive over from Woakes but he gets rid of Pollard, the danger man. He was caught by substitute fielder, Rishi Dhawan. Hardik Pandya, who smashed Ashok Dinda in the last tie, comes out in the middle. He smokes to the fence with a timely cut and MI will similar such strokes to take their side home. It is looking very bleak though with 49 required off 18 balls.

  • 11:23 PM IST
    MI 119/4 in 16 overs, Nitish 23*, Pollard 17*: It is getting really tough out there for MI. Despite two power hitters, they are not getting the runs, courtesy some excellent captaincy from GG and with their bowlers backing him up. Narine does a fine job bowling one in the death over and going for 4 runs only. He saw what the batsmen were upto and bowled accordingly. Final time-out taken at Wankhede!
  • 11:19 PM IST
    MI 115/4 in 15 overs, Nitish 21*, Pollard 15*: Chris Woakes bowls an excellent over in between. Only 7 coming of it despite him conceding a boundary off the second ball. He mixed it up bowling the length deliveries and slightly wide outside off. Pollard swung hard in the last ball, but missed it completely. Something is gonna happen here soon!
  • 11:15 PM IST
    MI 108/4 in 14 overs, Nitish 19*, Pollard 10*: All happening out there! This is what pressure does. Kuldeep bowls an impressive over by conceding only 3 runs. Pollard is foxed by Kuldeep’s flight, flatter ones and googly. MI need a big over here badly. They need 71 off 36 balls.
  • 11:12 PM IST
    MI 105/4 in 13 overs, Nitish 18*, Pollard 8*: Another one bites the dust for MI as Krunal walks back to the pavilion. The big man, Kieron Pollard, comes in the middle. He is the only one who can bail the side from such a position. His record at Wankhede is ecstatic. He starts with a couple and follows it up with a maximum to clear his intentions. Ankit Rajpoot finishes his third over conceding 8 runs.
  • 11:07 PM IST
    MI 97/3 in 12 overs, Krunal 11*, Nitish 18*: Some momentum coming back for MI as Kuldeep is having some problem owing to the dew. Two huge hits from Nitish Rana. One was a slightly tossed up delivery to which Rana bend down and smacked a four. Yadav still resorted to a flighted delivery and was hammered for a maximum over extra cover. 23 coming off the last two overs. Come on MI.
  • 11:02 PM IST
    MI 83/3 in 11 overs, Krunal 8*, Nitish 7*: Good over for MI as Krunal gets into the act. Two boundaries as Ankit Rajpoot misses his length twice. He bowled a short ball which was easily pulled by Krunal and followed it with a glance at mid wicket as Rajpoot bowled fuller on his pads. Vital runs for MI as they badly need some momentum back amidst the poor umpiring.
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    MI 74/3 in 10 overs, Krunal 0*, Nitish 6*: Oh god, what is happening out there? Just when there were doubts regarding Buttler’s dismissal, Rohit is adjudged lbw despite a massive edge onto the pads. What are the umpires doing? One blunder each from both of them. Sure, there is massive buzz out there at Wankhede, but it a sin to send the best batsman of a team back to the hut, in this fashion. MI, suddenly, in trouble now after halfway stage as Narine strikes in a quiet over. Krunal Pandya joins in Nitish Rana with 105 required off 69 balls.
  • 10:50 PM IST
    MI 72/2 in 9 overs, Rohit 1*, Nitish 5*: Would you believe it? There was Boult-Woakes to begin with and Sunil Narine-Kuldeep Yadav to join later on, but it is Ankit Rajput who dismisses Buttler. However, replies show it was going down the leg side. He may have been unlucky for the second consecutive time. KKR won’t mind this as this brings two new batsmen in the middle. Rohit Sharma, the skipper, comes in the middle.
  • 10:43 PM IST
    MI 71/1 in 8 overs, Buttler 28*, Nitish 5*: Finally a wicket. With the kind of form Kuldeep Yadav is in, he cannot be kept quiet for long. He strikes and sends Parthiv Patel for 30. Coming to the ball, it was the wrong ‘un and Patel went for the sweep shot, a little early, and paid the price for it. Nitish Rana comes out in the middle. Nonetheless, he concedes 13 from his over.
  • 10:37 PM IST
    MI 58/0 in 7 overs, Patel 24*, Buttler 26*: MI getting runs easily now. Buttler is looking solid whereas Patel has also stuck his ground. A beautiful shot from Buttler sent one to the stands as Narine has certainly gone predictive after a slight change in action. He picked the length and hammered it towards the mid on region.
    Still not an expensive over, despite that six, as MI get 9 off the 7th over.
  • 10:29 PM IST
    MI 45/0 in 5 overs, Patel 22*, Buttler 15*: Sunil Narine comes into bowl. KKR have a splendid bowling line-up which gives enough cushion to Gambhir. He starts with a four but pulls things back to concede only 7 off his first over.
  • 10:27 PM IST
    MI 37/0 in 4 overs, Patel 15*, Buttler 15*: An expensive over courtesy Buttler’s beautifully anticipated scoop shot off Woakes’ length delivery. He has got some liking towards his Englishmen in this IPL. First, it was Stokes and now Woakes. Boy, they have similar sounding names.
    12 coming off the over but wait, what has happened to Lynn? He has hurt himself trying to go for a catch going backwards and dived full length. The moment he fell, he called for the support staff for help. KKR will be hoping he does not join the injury list with the kind of form he is in. He is off the field for the time being. Meanwhile, MI ran only two off the last delivery where they could have easily gone for a few more…
  • 10:18 PM IST
    MI 25/0 in 3 overs, Patel 14*, Buttler 6*: It was going all well for Boult before he irked one by offering width and Parthiv Patel, who has looked a bit shaky, pounced on the length and drove one past the mid off region. 10 coming off the over.
  • 10:12 PM IST
    MI 15/0 in 2 overs, Patel 6*, Buttler 5*: Six coming off Woakes’ first over. A tidy one after Boult went for a few boundaries. However, there was an edge off Patel’s blade but he is lucky to survive there as there was no loud shout by the players. Imagine the noise out there at Wankhede. No loss for MI as they add 15 in the first two overs.
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    MI 9/0 in 1 over, Patel 5*, Buttler 4*: Boult starts the proceedings for KKR defending 179. Nine coming off the first over as Boult goes off target on two occasions and both the batsmen pounce on it to grab their first four. MI off the mark in style.

  • 9:48 PM IST

MI-vs-KKR

Hello, good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post for the seventh match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This IPL 10 contest will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This will also be the first game at this venue for Mumbai Indians this year. While Mumbai are coming off a 7-wicket loss to Rising Pune Supergiant, Kolkata rampaged past Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets in match no 3. Full Cricket Scorecard, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Match 7

Mumbai’s opening game raised quite a few concerns for the two-time champion side. Their batting looked thin with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya not firing. It was only Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana and Hardik Pandya that helped them put 184 runs on the board against Rising Pune Supergiant. Bowling too was a bit wayward to start with only Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Mitchell McClenaghan were spared in the last game. There is some good news for Mumbai, as Lasith Malinga makes his IPL return while Sri Lanka’s new sensation Asela Gunaratne too will be available for selection. Ambati Rayudu, who suffered an injury in the last game, will not be available for action.

Gautam Gambhir, Chris Lynn hammered Gujarat Lions’ bowlers all around the park to register the joint fastest fifty in the competition for Kolkata Knight Riders. The Pair added an unbeaten 184 runs for the opening wicket for KKR (an all-time IPL record). GL bowling did not show any resolve apart from the street-smart bowler Praveen Kumar. Shivil Kaushik, in particular, lacked the ability to bowl at good lengths. Lynn smacked the living daylights out of Lions’ bowlers, accumulating 8 sixes and 6 boundaries to score unbeaten 93. Good news for KKR will be the availability of their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is back from national duties.

Squads:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham (wk), Ambati Rayudu (wk), Lendl Simmons (wk), Kulwant Khejroliya, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Asela Gunaratne, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Vinay Kumar, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Jagadeesha Suchith, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Darren Bravo, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Trent Boult, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Rovman Powell, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Ankit Rajpoot, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sayan Ghosh.