KKR vs MI: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets

Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 84 and Jos Buttler's 22-ball 41 help Mumbai Indians chase down 188.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: April 14, 2016 7:41 pm
Rohit Sharma hit unbeaten 84 for Mumbai. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

Mumbai Indians registered their first win of IPL 2016 by beating Kolkata by six wickets in Kolkata on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten 84 and Jos Buttler chipped in with a 22-ball 41 to help MI chase 188.

Scorecard: Kolkata (KKR) vs Mumbai (MI) CLICK HERE

As it happened: KKR vs MI

2329 hrs IST: And that is it! Mumbai register a six-wicket win over Kolkata. Their first of IPL 2016

2328 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma hits three consecutive fours to seal the game. Mumbai need 1 off the last over

2325 hrs IST: WICKET! Buttler skies and is caught at mid-off

2322 hrs IST: Hastings gives away only four runs and Mumbai need 18 off the last two overs

2319 hrs IST: John Hastings keeping things under control but Mumbai in control 

2317 hrs IST: Brad Hogg gives away only nine runs off the over and Mumbai need 22 off 18 balls

2313 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians take 18 off the 16th over and they now need 31 off 24 balls

2312 hrs IST: And again! Action reply of the previous shot and it six again

2312 hrs IST: Power, sheer power from Buttler! He has put a full-length ball over covers for a six

2311 hrs IST: Jos Buttler plays the scoop and it races over fine-leg for four

2308 hrs IST: Time for the strategic time-out

2307 hrs IST: Jos Buttler hits a straight four and then a six over square-leg off Hogg. Mumbai need 49 runs off the last 5 overs

2304 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians need 66 runs off 36 balls at 11 runs per over

2302 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler just making it look easy in the middle. Couple off boundries

2258 hrs IST: Buttler gets a six over covers and then gives the strike to Rohit

2254 hrs IST: WICKET! Mitchell McClenaghan mistimes a full-toss and is caught. Quickfire cameo comes to an end

2250 hrs IST: And SIX! McClenaghan clears square-leg fence! What a move from Mumbai to send him up the order

2248 hrs IST: And he goes big! Clobbers one over long-off. Follows it with a flatter six in the same area

2246 hrs IST: Surprise! Mitchell McClenaghan is the new man in for Mumbai

2245: WICKET! Piyush Chawla with a full ball and Pandya tries to go after it. Hits it straight to long-off

2243 hrs IST: Five wides and then four off overthrows from the Kuldeep Yadav over as Mumbai reach 87/1 after 10 overs

2238 hrs IST: Time for the strategic time-out

2237 hrs IST: Nine overs gone and Mumbai Indians are 72/1. They need 116 off 66 balls

2233 hrs IST: Kuldeep gives away only five runs off his over

2228 hrs IST: Kuldeeep Yadav is the new bowler into the attack

2225 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya is the new man in for Mumbai but they have slowed down a bit

2222 hrs IST: WICKET! Parthiv Patel is run-out. Hogg with a quick throw

2220 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians on track with the chase of 188. Rohit Sharma and Parthiv Patel making some quick runs

2217 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma laces a punchy drive into the covers for a FOUR

2210 hrs IST: Brad Hogg to bowl the fourth over for Kolkata

2205 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma plays it straight and the ball finds the long-on fence. FOUR

2158 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma picks up the flick and it goes deep over square leg for a SIX!

2156 hrs IST: Mumbai openers Rohit Sharma and Parthiv Patel out in the middle

2145 hrs IST: Kolkata post 187/5 against Mumbai, seems a strong total and it will be a tough chase

2134 hrs IST: WICKET! Gautam Gambhir gets a leading edge which lobs up high in the air and Parthiv Patel takes it

2112 hrs IST: Tim Southee back into the attack

2110 hrs IST: WICKET! Manish Pandey gets the leading edge and Harbhajan Singh accepts the easiest of catches

2105 hrs IST: Time for the second strategic time-out

2104 hrs IST: 13 overs gone and KKR reach 118/1. How much will they score?

2102 hrs IST: FIFTY! Pandey not far behind! Off just 26 balls

2059 hrs IST: FIFTY! Excellent from Gambhir. This is his 26th IPL fifty

2058 hrs IST: Ponting on air says that injured Lendl Simmons has been ruled out of the tournament and New Zealand’s Martin Guptill has been called in as a replacement

2053 hrs IST: Suchith goes for 18 runs off that over. Two big sixes from Manish Pandey

2049 hrs IST: Harbhajan Singh goes for 10 runs in his second over and at the half stage, KKR are 81/1

2044 hrs IST: 13 runs off that over from Suchchith and KKR are flying now

2041 hrs IST: DROPPED! Rohit Sharma drops Gambhir at wid-wicket

2040 hrs IST: Suchchith into the attack

2035 hrs IST: Harbhajan Singh into the attack in the eighth over. First over of spin

2034 hrs IST: KKR are 52/1 after 7 overs. No bad start for them this

2033 hrs IST: Manish Pandey has smoked one straight over bowler’s head for a big SIX!

2030 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya into the attack for Mumbai Indians

2027 hrs IST: It’s time for the strategic time-out

2027 hrs IST: Mitchell McCleghan with another tidy over! Just 6 runs off it and KKR reach 40/1 at the end of the powerplay

2022 hrs IST: Gautam Gambhir takes two consecutive fours as KKR reach 34/1 after 5 overs

2015 hrs IST: WICKET! Uthappa mistimes his pull. The ball hurried onto him and lobs up to Pollard at covers

2012 hrs IST: Tim Southee proves expensive in his second over and KKR are 19/0 after 3 overs

2007 hrs IST: Mitchell Mcleghan goes for three runs and KKR are 6/0

2002 hrs IST: Tim Southee bowls a tidy over upfront

1957 hrs IST: Tim Southee to bowl the first ball for Mumbai

1955 hrs IST: Kolkata openers Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir out in the middle

1935 hrs IST: A earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hit Myanmar. Tremors were felt in Kolkata too

1926 hrs IST: Toss – Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders

1920 hrs IST: Moments away from the toss between Kolkata and Mumbai

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