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IPL 2020, MI vs KKR Highlights: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets

IPL 2020, MI vs KKR Highlights: KKR, batting first, scored 148/5 in 20 overs. MI overhauled the target with 19 balls to spare, with Quinton De Kock (78*) top scoring.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 17, 2020 7:59:07 am
IPL 2020, MI vs KKR

IPL 2020, MI vs KKR Highlights: Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 8 wickets, with 19 balls of the chase remaining.

KKR, batting first, scored 148/5 in 20 overs. They suffered a top order collapse, with no one except Shubman Gill (21) troubling the scorers much. Rahul Chahar picked 2 wickets in a over to reduce KKR to 42/4. Pat Cummins (53*) and Eoin Morgan (39*) built a much-needed partnership in the second half of the innings to bring some respectability to the score. Rohit Sharma (35) got the chase off with some boundaries, before his partner Quinton de Kock (78*) took over the bulk of the scoring responsibility. Hardik Pandya (21*) put on an exhibition of attacking shots towards the end as MI won with 19 balls to spare.

IPL 2020

Match 32, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, 16 Oct, 2020

MI 149 / 2 (16.5)

vs

KKR 148 / 5 (20.0)

BatsmenRB
Quinton de Kock78 44
Hardik Pandya21 11
BowlersORWKT
Chris Green2.5 24 0
Pat Cummins3.0 28 0

Mumbai Indians win by 8 wickets

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IPL 2020, MI vs KKR Highlights:

22:49 (IST)16 Oct 2020
MI win by 8 wickets

Chris Greeen bowls the 17th over. Hardik pins a four to third man. A single to long on to bring up the winning runs. MI win by 8 wickets. With 3.1 overs to spare. 2 points won comprehensively.

22:45 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Hardik puts on an exhibition

Cummins bowls the 16th. Hardik Pandya gets a four down the ground to get him off on his way. Another four down the ground to follow. A pull for six. An exhibition of attacking shots from Hardik in this 16th over. MI 141/2 after 16, need 8 runs in the last 4 overs.

22:40 (IST)16 Oct 2020
De Kock continues storm of boundaries

Hardik Pandya comes in at 4, possibly to maintain the left-hand-right-hand combination going. Mavi bowls the 15th. De Kock smashes him! A four cut away and a six pulled on the back foot. 13 off the over and De Kock keeps strike for the 16th. MI need 23 runs in 5 overs.

22:31 (IST)16 Oct 2020
MI 111/2 after 13.3

Chakravarthy gets SKY's wicket. He plays on to his stumps. He is out for 10. KKR get a second wicket. Mavi and Chakravarthy the only two KKR bowlers who have had any success today. MI 111/2 after 13.3, need 38 off 39 balls.

22:27 (IST)16 Oct 2020
MI need 39 in 7 overs

Suryakumar comes in at 3 and takes a few dot balls to see himself in. De Kock's aggression at the other end has afforded him all the time he wants. He gets going in the next over, as Chakravarthy bowls, placing the ball into gaps for twos. Mavi continues in the 13th after his earlier success. Just 3 runs off his over, before SKY edges one and the ball runs down for four. MI 110/1 after 13

22:15 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Rohit out for 35

Varun does well to befuddle Rohit with his first few balls in the 10th, but Rohit pulls cleanly for six off the third ball. KKR go to Shiva Mavi for the first time in the 11th. Rohit steps out to him and blasts a one bounce four to the covers. Mavi then finds the edge off Rohit's bat. Caught behind. Rohit is out for 35. MI 94/1 after 10.3

22:08 (IST)16 Oct 2020
50 for De Kock

Varun Chakravarthy introduced in the 8th over. He gives away just 4 runs in his over. Russell brought back in the 9th, with every other bowler going for runs. De Kock goes four and six! 50 for QdK. Off 25 balls. MI 83/0 after 9

21:57 (IST)16 Oct 2020
De Kock smashes Prasidh Krishna

Russell bowls the 6th over and concedes just 3 runs. Prasidh Krishna in the 7th. De Kock continues on his merry way, pulls for another four. Pulls for a six. Finds the gap on the off side to end the over with a four. Prasidh Krishna is bleeding runs. Quinton de Kock is plundering runs. MR 67/0 after 7 

21:47 (IST)16 Oct 2020
'Raining boundaries'

De Kock pulls Cummins for two boundaries to midwicket ion the 4th over. Chris Greeen brought back in the 5th. De Kock smashes a four down the ground. A dropped catch and a four at fine leg later in the over. MI are doing this in a hurry. MI 48/0 after 5

21:39 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Rohit, QdK get MI off to good start

7 runs in the first over. Cummins bowls the 2nd over. Cummins strays on the leg side and Rohit picks up two boundaries with flicks to fine leg. Prasidh Krishna bowls the 3rd. Rohit picks boundaries on either side of the wicket. QdK gets his first boundary too, cutting away for four to a short and wide ball. MI 30/0 after 3

21:26 (IST)16 Oct 2020
MI begin chase with a first-ball four

149 to get for MI. KKR, who have posted what is the second lowest total posted batting first in IPL 2020, have a job on their hands in defending this. Chris Green, playing his first match today, will bowl the first over. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock open for MI. Rohit smacks a four off the first ball of the chase.

21:10 (IST)16 Oct 2020
KKR post 148/5 after 20 overs

A four slammed to start the 20th over to bring up 50 for Cummins. It's NCN bowling the 20th. It's Cummins's first ever T20 fifty, and how KKR needed it from him. Morgan, still batting at a strike rate of less than 100, has four balls to face. Connects with the first - six down the ground! Couple of runs run through the next two balls. Another perfect connection off the last ball. Six down the ground. 21 runs off the last over. Cummins scores 53*, Morgan 39*.

21:05 (IST)16 Oct 2020
KKR 127/5 after 19

Boult bowls the 19th. Cummins pulls for six. Goes on the on side again. Four! Morgan content to give the strike back to Cummins. 14 runs off the over. KKR 127/5 with one over to go, Cummins on 47, the highest scorer in the innings by a mile.

21:00 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Cummins-Morgan partnership brings succour to KKR

Boult back to bowl the 17th. Morgan cuts away for four to start the over. Cummins pulls for another four later in the over. Boult comes back with two dot balls to end the over. Bumrah to finish his quota in the 18th. A 50-run partnership comes up between Morgan and Cummins, off 41 balls. Cummins moves to 36, his highest IPL score. A dropped catch by QdK to end the over. KKR 113/5 after 18

20:49 (IST)16 Oct 2020
MI keep KKR in check

Rahul Chahar ends his full quota with figures of 2/18. Krunal Pandya bowls out his full quota too. Ends with 0/23. MI's spinners have done well to squeeze in some quick overs. Bumrah bowls the 16th. KKR 99/5 after 16

20:36 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Cummins comes out blazing

Cummins comes in to bat in the 11th over. That's something KKR did not want to happen. It's up to him and Captain Morgan to put up a rearguard resistance now. Chahar continues in the 12th. It's still all MI at the moment. Just 3 runs from his over. Coulter Nile bowls the 13th. Cummins drives for four. He goes again! A pull for six. A four down the ground to end. 16 runs off the over. KKR 82/5 after 13

20:25 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Morgan left stranded

Russell cuts for four as Bumrah bowls the 11th over, But it's Bumrah who gets the last laugh. Bowls a short ball to get the ball to sky from a top edge from Russell. De Kock comes under the catch. Russell is out for 12. KKR 61/5 after 10.4

20:22 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Russell, Morgan rebuild

Russell smashes a six off Krunal Pandya in the 9th over. A TimeOut is taken as the six leaves the ball nowehere to be found. Chahar bowls his second over in the 10th. Bowls some loopy deliveries which Morgan sees out. Sweeps for four to get one scoring shot in the over. KKR 57/4 after 10

20:11 (IST)16 Oct 2020
KKR top order collapses

2 in 2! Rahul Chahar is on a hat-trick. Dinesh Karthik deflects a delivery on to his stumps. He goes for 4. Andre Russell comes out to face the hat-trick ball. Russell and Morgan need to do some serious rebuilding for KKR. KKR 43/4 after 8

20:07 (IST)16 Oct 2020
Gill out for 21

Karthik in at 4. Begins his new journey as non-captain of KKR. He gets a four on the leg side as Krunal Pandya continues in the 7th. Rahul Chahar in the attack in the 8th. Gill goes for the big shot and Kieron Pollard comes around to take a boundary catch. KKR 42/3 after 7.3