Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 102 runs to clinch their fifth win in the Indian Premier League.
It was a dominant show by the defending champions, who had earlier finished their innings at 210-6.
While Sunil Narine scored just four runs, the hosts had something to smile about as Chris Lynn (21) and Nitish Rana (21) produced cameo performances.
However, nothing seemed right for the hosts as wickets were collapsing like nine pins.
While Andre Russell and Rinku Singh departed for two and five respectively, Piyush Chawla (11) managed to score in double figures.
Kuldeep Yadav (5 runs) was the last man to departs as MI completed a dominant win.
While the Pandya brothers-Hardik and Krunal- picked up two wickets each, the rest of the bowlers owned one wicket.
With this win, MI have 10 points in the IPL points table.
KKR 93-8 from 13.5 overs
WICKET! The visitors are inching towards victory, as Ben Cutting has just dismissed Piyush Chawla for 11 runs.
KKR 76-7 from 10.2 overs
The hosts have lost quick wickets as MI bowlers have been dominant. While Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa walked back for 21 and 14 runs respectively, captain Dinesh Karthik was dismissed for as low as five runs.
KKR 49-3 from 6.4 overs
WICKET! Mayank Markande joins the party, removes Robin Uthappa for 14, courtesy a catch by Suryakumar Yadav at deep mid wicket.
KKR 32-2 from 4 overs
WICKETS! KKR have lost both their openers in Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn respectively. While Narine departed early for four runs, Lynn fought hard to play a cameo of 21 from 15 balls.
Mumbai Indians raced their way to a total of 210-6 in their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Wednesday.
The visitors lost Evin Lewis (18) early. Suryakumar Yadav (36), too showed a fighting effort, but failed to continue his good run from the previous match.
However, Ishan Kishan was the hero for Mumbai as his 21-ball 62 powered the visitors past 100.
While Piyush Chawla got the wickets of openers Lewis and Suryakumar, Sunil Narine scalped the wicket of Ishan Kishan.
The big moment for Prasidh Krishna came when he got his first-ever IPL wicket by seeing off captain Rohit Sharma for 36.
However, this was followed by a cameo by Ben Cutting, but departed for 24. In the end, it was Krunal Pandya’s six that sealed a huge total for MI.
MI 178-5 from 18.2 overs
WICKET! Prasidh Krishna joins the party, this time removes captain Rohit Sharma for 36. This, in fact, is Krishna’s first-ever IPL wicket.
MI 177-4 from 18 overs
WICKET! Hardik Pandya departs for 19 as Tom Curran celebrates his first wicket.
MI 144-3 from 14.4 overs
WICKET! Ishan Kishan departs after scoring a 21-ball 62 as Sunil Narine gets his first victim of the night.
MI 62-2 from 9 overs
WICKET! Piyush Chawla strikes again, removes in-form Suryakumar Yadav for 36! This is a huge wicket as Suryakumar failed to capitalise on his previous performances in the tournament.
MI 46-1 from 5.4 overs
WICKET! Piyush Chawla strikes as he removes Evin Lewis for 18, courtesy a catch by Chris Lynn at short third man.
MI 37-0 after 5 overs
Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis have taken Mumbai Indians to a strong start in the first five overs. This has been a promising start by the visitors. Lewis, though, got a lifeline in the fifth over as he was droped by Kuldeep Yadav off Prasidh Krishna’s bowling.
Dinesh Karthik won the toss on Wednesday against Mumbai Indians and he put the visitors to bat.
For the hosts, Shubman Gill has been injured and Rinku Singh comes back. Mithell Johnson has made way for Tom Curran.
Meanwhile, MI have gone with the same eleven that beat KKR in Mumbai a few days back.
Here is the playing XI for both the teams:
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will hope for a turnaround when they host Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 41st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
Just days after they suffered an unlucky 13-run defeat to the defending champions, the two teams go face to face once again, this time in the City of Joy.
Suryakumar Yadav (59 runs) was the star of the show last time at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and he is all but set to retain his place in the playing XI.
However, in the KKR camp, there could be rotation again, as Sunil Narine could be promoted back to the opening slot.
Shubman Gill opened the batting along with Chris Lynn last time around, and he just scored seven runs.
With the win on Sunday, MI extended their domination over KKR to 17 wins in 22 matches played overall between the two sides.
Interestingly, an MI win on Wednesday would mean that RCB’s playoff hopes would be all but over.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, , Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Ishan Kishan(w), Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad , Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Adam Milne, Aditya Tare
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik(captain) Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran
When is the match?
The match is scheduled to start at 8 P.M. IST on Wednesday, May 9th.
Where is the match?
The match will take place at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Live telecast and timings:
With Star India now acquiring the media rights from Sony Pictures Network India for the upcoming season, the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports channels.
The matches can be viewed live on Hotstar.com or on the Hotstar app.