Mumbai Indians have won 15 out of 19 matches versus kKR © BCCI
Mumbai Indians have won 15 out of 19 matches versus kKR © BCCI

Hello! Good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog and updates for Qualifier 2 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This is Kaustubh S. Mayekar, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and posts of the clash to be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The winner of the contest between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will progress to the tournament’s final on May 21, against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at Hyderabad. For Kolkata Knight Riders, who had a lucky escape on Wednesday night, it will be nothing less than a mountainous task to get the better of the Rohit Sharma-led side. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 10, Qualifier 2

For those uninitiated, these two teams who have won the IPL twice along with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), have clashed as many as 19 times in the tournament history, and it is Mumbai Indians who rule the roost. Mumbai Indians have won 15 of 19 games so far and the history is stacked up firmly against the Gautam Gambhir-led KKR, who, on their part, also shattered an unwanted record of sorts. KKR had never progressed further from the Eliminator round, but this time around they achieved the goal, aided by relentless Bengaluru rain a few nights ago.

Ahead of this encounter, KKR have already suffered a blow in form of Manish Pandey, who has been ruled out not only for the remainder of the IPL but also from ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Apart from Pandey, there are no other injury concerns in both teams and it should be yet another thrilling contest, weather permitting.

According to, rain is expected to disrupt the proceedings for some time during the game but not for its entirety. Heavy rain, which was witnessed in the previous game between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and KKR, is not expected on Friday night.

On Wednesday, KKR trumped Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator by winning the contest via the Duckworth-Lewis method. Much to the anguish of the players and everyone involved, the game ended as late as at around 1.30 AM IST, which turned out to be the first such instance of an IPL match ending so late. KKR had luck on their side as they finally had the chance to chase a target of 48 in 6 overs, which they did with the loss of 3 wickets.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians were left licking their wounds after Rising Pune Supergiant handed them a shocking 20-run defeat. Chasing a moderate target of 163, no batsman from Mumbai Indians’ rank barring Parthiv Patel could put up a fight, as Washington Sundar came out with the figures of 4-0-16-3.


Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), 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), Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Darren Bravo, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Lynn, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Rajpoot, Sayan Ghosh, Rovman Powell, Ramsingh Sanjay Yadav.

Live Updates

  • 11:05 PM IST

    That is it! Mumbai Indians will taken on Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017 final, on Sunday, at Hyderabad. They beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets, thanks to Karn Sharma’s stunning 4 for 16. In a pursuit of 108, they achieved the target in a matter of 14.3 overs.

  • 10:50 PM IST

    OUT! Uncharacteristic stroke by Rohit Sharma. Ankit Rajpoot makes no mistake in the deep. He, however, is yet to bowl. No clue why has he been picked. Rohit goes for 26 off 24. Along with Krunal Pandya, he added 54 runs for the fourth wicket. Mumbai Indians need 20 runs in 46 balls.

  • 10:44 PM IST

    Consecutive fours for Krunal Pandya and a humongous six for Rohit Sharma. 16 runs off Piyush Chawla’s last over. He finishes with figures if 2 for 34. Mumbai Indians need 28 runs in 54 balls.

  • 10:35 PM IST

  • 10:32 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma completes 3,000 runs for Mumbai Indians, becoming the first batsman to do so. The captain will now look to take his team to an IPL final for the fourth time in 10 years.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    Bowled him! That is a jaffa. An absolute peach of a delivery. Pitched on middle and the ball went to dislodge the off stump. MI lose 3 wickets. In comes Krunal Pandya to join Rohit Sharma. Mumbai Indians need 72 runs in 84 balls.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    Sunil Narine into the attack and leaks only 2 runs. That does not come as a surprise. Spot on as always. Mumbai Indians need 76 runs in 90 balls.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    Another one bites the dust. Parthiv tries to scythe it over the in-field but thin-edges it behind the wickets. Both openers back in the dugout. Umesh gets his first scalp. Rohit Sharma joins Ambati Rayudu. Mumbai Indians need 84 runs in 17 overs.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    Eventful start to MI’s innings. Parthiv collects consecutive boundaries off Umesh Yadav. Gautam Gambhir employs leg-spinner Piyush Chawla in the second over. Chawla traps Simmons with a wrong ‘un in front. 14 runs and a wicket in the first 2 overs.

  • 9:53 PM IST

    **MI innings**

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  • 9:40 PM IST

    That is it! Mumbai Indians dismantle Kolkata Knight Riders for a mere 107 within 19 overs. Lasith Malinga takes 1 for 24. That target, however, looks easy, but Mumbai Indians will have to be cautious on this slow and low track.

  • 9:28 PM IST
    Johnson to bowl out. This means, Malinga and Bumrah will finish off the proceedings. Aaaaand OUT! Johnson picks up his first wicket. Piyush Chawla gives an easy catch to Ambati Rayudu at mid-off.

    Coulter-Nile the next batsman, and smokes it over deep mid-wicket. That came right out of the screws. Johnson bowls fuller and slower, and Coulter-Nile hoikes it straight to Hardik at deep mid-wicket. KKR lose 8 wickets. Johnson ends with figures of 4 for 28.
  • 9:19 PM IST

    Karn Sharma is having a good time. He gets his fourth scalp. Mitchell Johnson takes a brilliant catch in the deep.Ishank Jaggi goes for 28. The onus is now on Suryakumar to hold the fort. Karn finishes with figures of 4 for 16.

  • 9:10 PM IST

    50-run partnership for Ishank Jaggi and Suryakumar Yadav. The duo has done well to steady the sinking ship. 6 overs to go. They have to keep going till the last over to stay ahead in the race. No specialist batsman after this.

  • 9:04 PM IST

    Suryakumar Yadav take charge. A sweep past deep square-leg and lofted shot over covers takes him past 20 runs. 8 an over from here will take them to 130.

  • 9:00 PM IST
    Krunal Pandya has done well in his 2 overs, giving 15 runs. However, Suryakumar and Jaggi have collected a boundary each. It is time they up the ante.

    Breaking: Chasing anything above 120 will be challenging. This track is mid-boggingly slow and low.
  • 8:50 PM IST

    KKR’s highest and lowest score in powerplay, in this season, come at the same venue, M. Chinnaswamy Stdium.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    No hat-trick for Karn Sharma. Jaggi survives. Excellent ball though. Ah, that would have been fourth hat-trick by a leg-spinner in IPL. Another good over. Only 3 runs off it. KKR staring down the barrel.

  • 8:38 PM IST

    Karn to continue, and how often do we see Gambhir play inside-out shot with perfection? Vintage Gambhir. But, wait? What has he done? He plays an uncharacteristic stroke. Holes out to deep mid-wicket. Karns gets his second scalp. Oh, well! As I write this, another one bites the dust. Grandhomme goes for golden duck. Karn gets 2 in 2. He is on a hat-trick.

  • 8:31 PM IST

    Bumrah to bowl the last over of powerplay. It pays off. Another one bites the dust. Bumrah catches Uthappa in front. Umpire raises his finger right away. Was that out? The replay show it may have clipped the top of leg. Uthappa shuffled way too much. The bat came down at an angle. KKR lose 3 important wickets. A wicket maiden for Bumrah.

  • 8:25 PM IST

    Second bowling change. Karn Sharma with his leg-spinners against two southpaws. It is the same ground Narine has obliterated Badree and notched up 50 off 15. However, Karn keeps him at bay. He tosses it up and invites Narine to go for the glory shot. Narine misses it completely and Pathiv stumps him with ease. Uthappa the new man in.

  • 8:21 PM IST

    First bowling change. Maling into attack. And BOOOOOM! Narine starts the onslaught. He flicks one soaring into the stands. What a shot! Played with such ease and finesse. 9 runs off the over.

  • 8:16 PM IST

    Johnson continues. Gambhir collects first boundary for KKR. Pitched up and Gambhir eases it between mid-wicket and mid-off. The onus is now on the captain to steady the sinking ship. The track is slow. He needs to put a price on his wicket if KKR are post a competitive total.

  • 8:11 PM IST

    Bumrah into the attack. Brilliant move by Rohit Sharma. And OUT! He removes the dangerous Lynn. That was uncalled for. He finds Pollard at wide long-on. MI draw first blood. In comes Gautam Gambhir.

  • 8:05 PM IST

    Johnson to Lynn. Oh, that would have been four. That was swatted hard. Good fielding at cover. However, Johnson makes amends and concedes only 3 runs off it. He read Lynn’s foot work well. Excellent start for Mumbai. (Side note: The track is uncharacteristically slow.)

  • 7:35 PM IST

    Mumbai Indians XI: Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

    Kolkata Knight Riders XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Ishank Jaggi, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot

  • 7:33 PM IST

    “We were looking to chase as well. Hopefully the batters can set the game for the bowlers today.” – Gautam Gambhir