IPL 2018, MI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians restricted Kolkata Knight Riders at 168/6 in 20 overs at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Chasing, a tricky target of 182, KKR failed to go over the line. Mumbai needed this win to stay alive in the competiton. Batting first, MI compiled 181/4, after riding on some power-hitting from Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis. Yadav who has earlier played for KKR hammered his former team to score 39-ball 59. Evin Lewis on the other side notched up 43. Later, KKR lost early wickets before Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana provided them with some resistance. Captain Dinesh Karthik remained not out on 36 but didn’t get his team to a win in Mumbai.
Indian Premier League, 2018Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 19 August 2018
Mumbai Indians 181/4 (20.0)
Kolkata Knight Riders 168/6 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 37 ) Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs
IPL 2018 Live Score MI vs KKR Match 37: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League from Mumbai
- 18:31 (IST)
End of powerplay overs
At the end of the powerplay overs, KKR are 47/2. Robin Uthappa batting on 6 and Nitish Rana is on 12. At this stage, MI were 56/0
- 17:46 (IST)
MI finish on 181/4
Mumbai Indians finish on 181/4 - shorter than they would have expected considering the start they made with Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis. Single to end the innings by Pandya after attempting yet another big hit
- 17:16 (IST)
Suryakumar Yadav gone!
Suryakumar Yadav walks back after a solid knock of 59 runs from 39 balls. Andre Russell strikes. Russell removes a well-set but visibly tired Suryakumar. Short of length delivery outside the off stump and tries to play it down towards third man but gets a thin edge behind to DK.
- 16:59 (IST)
Rohit Sharma gone!
Rohit Sharma walks back after scoring 11 runs from 11 balls. The MI skipper is disappointed to find the substitute Rinku Singh at the boundary rope and he should be. On the three instances where Rohit has gone past 20 this season, MI have won. Not this time with the score at least. Rohit fails to get underneath the full ball and the sweep is not kept down the ground. Top edges it towards Rinku at deep mid-wicket. Comfortable take.
- 16:47 (IST)
Evin Lewis gone!
Evin Lewis walks back for 43 runs from 28 balls and he has been sent back by fellow West Indies player Andre Russell with a smart bit of bowling. Just the breakthrough KKR needed. A slower delivery off the back of the hand and Lewis goes early into the shot. Attacks it but only gets an outside edge to Lynn at short third man. 91-run stand has been broken.
- 16:28 (IST)
Evin Lewis continues the carnage with back-to-back boundaries. Lewis goes after the delivery and lofts it over the cover region for a boundary. That brings up the fifty run stand. Next ball, another googly and this time Lewis had no idea about it. Yet, gets the outside edge while trying to block and it goes away to the third man region. 14 runs from the over. MI 56/0 after power play overs
- 15:37 (IST)
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
- 15:30 (IST)
At the toss is Ian Bishop alongside Rohit Sharma and DK. Rohit Sharma spins the coin, DK calls tails and tails it is. KKR win the toss and opt to field
IPL 2018 Live, MI vs KKR: Mumbai Indians come into the match against Kolkata Knight Riders having made a bold statement in the win against Kings XI Punjab in Indore. Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya got the defending champions MI over the line on Friday to move up to fifth in the IPL table. The win kept MI's slim chances of qualifying for the playoffs alive. Now they need five wins in five to safely move into the knockout stages.
On the other side, Kolkata Knight Riders made a statement of their own by beating Chennai Super Kings with ease at the Eden Gardens. The comfortable win for Dinesh Karthik-led KKR against the team to beat this season expressed how KKR can be a difficult team to beat even after a collapse at the top. Shubman Gill, one of the members of India's U19 World Cup winning side, came to the fore to make amends for letting go of a simple MS Dhoni catch.