220dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Hardik delivers twice at the death to keep Mumbai alive

The allrounder made an unbeaten 35 off 20 and followed up with figures of 2 for 19 in four overs to help Mumbai Indians shade KKR in a constantly fluctuating contest

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SA Yadav
59(39) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 7 13 15 0 3 19
RV Uthappa
54(35) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • straight drive
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 12 4 4 2 15 16

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Russell
AD Russell
O2
M0
R12
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
HH Pandya
HH Pandya
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Sreshth Shah

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 168/6 (14 runs required, RR: 8.40)

  • Dinesh Karthik36 (26b)
  • Piyush Chawla0 (0b)
  • Krunal Pandya3-0-29-1
  • Jasprit Bumrah4-0-34-1

7.58pm The broadcasters have skipped the post-match presentation given the short turnaround time between the first and second game. Guess it's time to say goodbye. Switch tabs to the other game that's starting in Indore. Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals. First ball starting in a minute. We'll see you there. Bye for now!

7.45pm That's seven consecutive games, and 1125 days since Knight Riders last beat Mumbai, all the way back in April 2015. Handshakes all around as the Wankhede goes crazy. They're still alive.

Vishal Pawar: "Told ya yesterday, they're our bunnies! One more to go and we are even at the third spot!"

Pranay Bhanot: "Hardik Pandya for MoM ? Crucial runs with the bat and an outstanding spell with the ball..."

19.6
1
KH Pandya to Karthik, 1 run, good length outside off, and bunted to long on for a single. Cheers all around! Mumbai Indians win by 13 runs!

the crowd comes aliiiive!

19.5
0
KH Pandya to Karthik, no run, back of a length on middle, and DK pulls to deep midwicket. Refuses the single
19.4
4
KH Pandya to Karthik, FOUR runs, low full toss, very wide outside off. DK gets down on one knee, and carves it over point. KKR need a six, but all they get is a four

Chirag: "Its good learning by KKR that Narain can't take calculated risks for death overs, and better to open with him to have wild scoring."

19.3
0
KH Pandya to Karthik, no run, good length on leg stump, and DK tries to pull it. Tries to play it on one knee, but can't connect. Krunal appeals for lbw, and then asks for a review. Nah, it's going down leg

SD: "@Sameer: It's unfair to blame Uthappa alone. No one else contributed much in a chase where more than 9 is required every over. You can't expect one batsman to do it all by himself. It's a team game after all.

Long on, long off, deep midwicket, deep backward square and deep cover in place for DK as well

Adi: "Mi Gave 24 and 21 runs in their final over in their last two matches and today kkr need 23 runs,cant say anything "

Stof: "From a Protea supporter, i'll take Uthappa any day of the week"

19.2
W
KH Pandya to Narine, OUT, full outside off, and angling away from Narine. Tries to lift it over cover, but slices it to the man on the circle. DK has crossed to the other side though!

SP Narine c Sharma b KH Pandya 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

KKR need 19 off 5 balls.

19.1
4
KH Pandya to Narine, FOUR runs, full toss outside off, and that's in Narine's arc! Thumped past the non-striker to the straight boundary. Long-on just a spectator

Krunal to bowl the final over. Risky, given Narine's on strike. Mhhm. Long on, long off, deep midwicket and deep cover in place

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28CA LynnShubman Gill
2nd0RV UthappaShubman Gill
3rd84RV UthappaN Rana
4th3KD KarthikN Rana
5th16KD KarthikAD Russell
6th32KD KarthikSP Narine
7th5KD KarthikPP Chawla