KKR vs MI IPL Score: Mumbai Indians have rebuilt their innings after losing an early wicket© BCCI/IPL
Mumbai Indians (MI) have lost two crucial wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in their ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. KKR won the toss and elected to field. MI captain Rohit Sharma will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways after losing to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the season opener. Meanwhile, it is KKR’s first match of the campaign. Opposing captains Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma will be aiming for wins. Both teams have faced each other 25 times in the IPL, with MI coming out on top with 19 wins, while KKR have only grabbed six victories against the defending champions. The IPL has also been shifted to United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the rising COVID-19 cases in India. (LIVE SCORECARD)
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Warrier sends it wide and Rohit lofts it in front of deep cover for a four!!
Two runs, and a fifty for Rohit Sharma!
Yadav sends a length ball, which Rohit mis-sweeps and gets a top edge. Two runs and a fifty for Rohit. End of the 12th over, and MI are at 105/2.
OUT!! Suryakumar Yadav run out (Narine/Morgan) 47(28)
OUT!! Narine drags back his length. Yadav sends it into leg side. Narine chases it and sends it to Morgan, who does the rest.
No run, cool legbreak!
Kuldeep sends an excellent legbreak, around off. It was turning back in. Rohit defends it back to him. No run. End of the 10th over, MI are at 94/1.
Suryakumar mis-hits the free hit. Gets a top-edge to a low full toss. Only a single.
Kuldeep sends a quicker one, and beats Suryakumar. But its a no ball.
Narine sends a short delivery. Yadav whacks it to long-on for a single. Good over by Narine, conceding only five runs.
Narine sends a fuller delivery, outside off. Yadav sends it to long-on for a single.
Kuldeep sends a length delivery, outside off. Suryakumar sends it to deep midwicket for a single.
SIX! SIMPLY GLORIOUS!
Suryakumar sends Kuldeep over deep extra cover for a yummy six!! It was a wrong’un by Kuldeep.
Kuldeep lofts it high. Rohit sends it to long off for a single.
SIX!! SMOKING SHOT!!
Russell sends a short ball at the stumps. It looks like he is simply offering it to Rohit. Rohit does his pull shot and smokes it over deep square leg for a six!
Russell sends a quicker ball, and Rohit mis-hits his pull. But it goes in front of long leg for a four.
No run, but not a good start by Sunil Narine
Narine sends a quick delivery with some turn. Rohit punches it but can’t beat the fielder at cover. No run. 11 runs from this over.
Narine drags his length back a bit. Yadav is in a good mood and is countered it with ease. He sends it over midwicket. FOUR!
FOUR RUNS! Mumbai Indians cross the fifty mark!
Narine sends an offbreak ball, which is pretty shabby. Yadav sends it over midwicket with ease. FOUR RUNS AND MI CROSS FIFTY!
Cummins sends a full ball. Rohit hits it with the outside half of his bat. No run. MI finish the fifth over at 48/1.
SIX!! SO QUICK BY ROHIT SHARMA!!
Cummins sends him a length ball. Rohit drives it over deep mid-wicket for a six!
SIX RUNS! TOP SHOT! PURE CLASS!
Cummins sent a short delivery. Rohit waited for it and pulled it over midwicket for a cool six!! Creative one by the MI skipper!
Two runs, good start by Mumbai Indians
A short ball by Mavi. Yadav sends it past midwicket. Narine chases it. 2 runs! MI finish the fourth over at 33/1.
THREE RUNS!! WHAT’S UP WITH ANDRE RUSSELL??
Mavi sends a full delivery. Rohit push-drives it past mid-off and Russell gives it a lazy chase. He pulls it with his heel and keeps it in, but concedes three runs.
THIRD CONSECUTIVE FOUR!!
Warrier sends it off-side. Yadav shuffles, and sends this into the leg side for a four. Narine can’t reach it! EXPENSIVE OVER!! KKR concede 16 runs in this one, with MI at 24/1.
Yadav sends Warrier for another four! It goes between cover and cover point in a crowded cover field. BEAUTIFUL!
FOUR!! GOOD SHOT BY SURYAKUMAR YADAV!
Warrier sends it wide on the crease, and it was going into the pads. Yadav sends it on the leg side to beat the long leg. WHAT A SHOT!
Yadav sends it Warrier for a four. He got a bottom edge, and it went over fine leg.
Good over by Mavi. He sends a good delivery in the final ball of this over. Rohit sends it to the fielder at point. Wicket maiden for Mavi.
OUT!! Quinton de Kock c Naik b Mavi 1(3)
GREAT MOMENT FOR YOUNG MAVI!! HE SENDS A BIG FISH BACK TO THE PAVILION! It was a good delivery. De Kock tried a pull shot but Naik at midwicket waits for it as it lofts high, and catches it easily.
SIXX!! ROHIT WRAPS UP THE FIRST OVER WITH A SIX!!!
It was the extra delivery off the wide in the sixth delivery. Warrier sends it short. It goes wide outside off. Rohit has quality time to send it over deep point. A good over, eight runs off the first over.
No run, good start from Sandeep Warrier!
Good delivery by Warrier, as Rohit defends it. It was a tight one by Warrier.
Warrier sends a length delivery, around off. De Kock sends it straight to mid-off for a single.
The action begins!!
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock walk in to open the innings for MI. Sandeep Warrier will open the bowling for KKR. Can KKR begin their campaign with a victory? Or will MI bounce back to winning ways?
Winning toss team elects to field for the fifth time in a row!
All the toss winning teams have elected to field in the ongoing IPL 2020, although only three have won the match. But this hasn’t stopped Dinesh Karthik from following the trend. The amount of dew present is too tempting to not bat first!
Rohit Sharma hopes Mumbai Indians don’t repeat mistakes
After the toss, MI captain Rohit Sharma said that his team are playing with the same XI, which lost to CSK. He also hopes that they don’t repeat the mistakes from the defeat to MS Dhoni’s team. He also hailed Kieron Pollard and regretted the absence of Lasith Malinga.
Dinesh Karthik reveals reason behind toss decision
After winning the toss, KKR captain Dinesh Karthik said that his team will bowl due to presence of some dew. He also added that the four overseas players Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are looking forward to play in the match.
Here are the playing XIs!
MI: R Sharma(c), Q de Kock, S Yadav, S Tiwary, H Pandya, K Pollard, K Pandya, J Pattinson, R Chahar, T Boult, J Bumrah.
KKR: D Karthik (c), S Narine, S Gill, N Rana, E Morgan, A Russell, N Naik, P Cummins, K Yadav, S Warrier, S Mavi.
Kolkata Knight Riders win the toss and elected to field!
KKR captain Dinesh Karthik has won the toss and elected to field.
The wicket has nice grass covering, so we can expect some quality amount of runs today!!!
Battle between two experienced IPL veterans!
It’s going to be a battle between two experienced players! Dinesh Karthik, who is the KKR captain, has played in 182 IPL matches, scoring 3654 runs, at a 129.80 strike rate. He also has a high score of 97-runs (not out). He has slammed 18 fifties, also notching 357 fours and 101 sixes.
Meanwhile, MI captain Rohit Sharma has played in 189 matches, scoring 4910 runs with a 130.79 strike rate. He also has a 109 (not out) high score. The Indian opener has scored a ton and 36 fifties. His boundary count is also impressive, bagging 433 fours and 194 sixes.
“Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo”: Mamata Banerjee wishes Kolkata Knight Riders good luck!
Ahead of the IPL 2020 match, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter to wish KKR good luck. She wrote, “Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo’ has already been India’s spirit in 2020, fighting crises without breaking a sweat. Another set of champions hit the field today, trying to bring joy to every home. My best wishes to @KKRiders & dearest @iamsrk as they begin their IPL campaign.#KKRHaiTaiyaar”.
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