IPL 2017, MI vs KKR: How Krunal Pandya, Karn Sharma helped Mumbai Mumbai knock Kolkata out

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of the Qualifier 2 between the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. (LIVE SCORECARD)Kolkata were never in this game. Earlier in their innings barring Ishank Jaggi and Suryakumar Yadav, nobody really did anything at all and thatultimately proved to be their undoing. One of the easiest matches Mumbai could have played, that too for a virtual semi-final.MUMBAI INNINGS:Mumbai have gone through to the finals of the 2017 Indian T20 League with a dominating performance. First they bowled Kolkata out for a total of just 107 with Karn Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah leading the charge. It was then just a matter of time before their batsmen chased it down. Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya more or less got the job done with a 54-run stand with the latter added the finishing touches. Kolkata were never in this game. Earlier in their innings barring Ishank Jaggi and Suryakumar Yadav, nobody really did anything at all and that ultimately proved to be their undoing. One of the easiest matches Mumbai could have played, that too for a virtual semi-final.One of the top sides in the @ipl @kkr can hold their heads high @mipaltan clinical performance hopefully a cracker of a final comin soon- yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 19, 2017Mumbai beat Kolkata by six wickets to go through to the final. Pune await  them, who have beaten them in all occasions this season.We are into our 4?th final! The chase got tricky, but out batsmen kept cool heads to take us through. ????????????#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/Ie7Xw9S5y4advertisement- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 20174th time Mumbai Indians have reached #IPL final.2010- Runner-up (lost to CSK)2013- Winner (beat CSK)2015- Winner (beat CSK)#MIvKKR- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 19, 201723.01 IST: U Yadav to K Pandya FOUR! Krunal finishes things off in style! A comfortable win for Rohit Sharma’s men here. It’s short on middle and off, Krunal makes room and looks to cut. It goes off the edge and flies towards third man. The fielder there runs to his right and puts in a dive, but can’t exactly get to the ball. It goes through him and touches the rope. With this, MUMBAI WIN BY 6 WICKETS AND 33 BALLS TO SPARE!  #BELI3VE! pic.twitter.com/9byDrHJjYA- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 2017Mumbai just need 3 more runs to go into the final22.57 IST: A Rajpoot to K Pandya FOUR! Stand and deliver stuff from Krunal Pandya. He hammers this full delivery back past mid off and ends the over with a boundary. The left-hander seems to have pulled a groin muscle playing that shot. But he’s done the job for his side. He just needs to stay out there. MI:105/3 (14 Overs) 22.55 IST: A Rajpoot to K Pollard FOUR! That’s poor from Colin de Grandhomme. Pollard pulls this away short ball which the square leg umpire just about manages to evade. Colin out in the deep runs to his right to get to the ball but lets it go right through him.22.54 IST: Mumbai need 16 runs in 41 balls22.51 IST: Kieron Pollard strides out to the middle. MI: 91/4 (13 Overs)#Pollard leaves one outside off! And no, it’s not a Test match.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.48 IST: N Coulter-Nile to R Sharma OUT! Rohit Sharma is gone! Shortish ball pounded in, Rohit gives the charge and pulls it over mid-wicket. It’s straight down the throat of Ankit Rajpoot in the deep who takes a good catch. A little too late though, at best a complimentary wicket for Kolkata.WICKET! MI – 88/4Coulter-Nile dismisses Rohit Sharma as Rajpoot takes the catch in the deep. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR #3For3 pic.twitter.com/0Grnb4fuT3- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 19, 2017Qualifier 2. 12.2: WICKET! RG Sharma (26) is out, c Ankit Rajpoot b Nathan Coulter-Nile, 88/4 https://t.co/r5FhrdPkQh #MIvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 19, 201722.48 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile is back on.22.44 IST: S Narine to K Pandya FOUR! Goes inside out and gets the desired result. Leans ahead and lofts it neatly over extra cover for a boundary. Super shot. MI: 88/3 (12 Overs)Take us over the line, Krunal! ?????#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/OXTM8YE1zm- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.44 IST: S Narine to K Pandya FOUR! That’s a lovely shot. Flat, short and around off, Krunal backs away a bit and runs it fine past short third man. The placement is perfect as the ball races away to the boundary line.22.43 IST: P Chawla to R Sharma SIX! THAT’S OUTTA HERE! Chawla floats it up around off, Rohit Sharma reaches out and smokes it over long on. Sends it deep into the stands and ends the over with a maximum. 16 off the over, a big one for Mumbai. MI: 80/3 (11 Overs)advertisementSIX! Into the top tier by #RohitSharma. He took the attack to Chawla.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.41 IST: P Chawla to K Pandya FOUR!  Two in two for the southpaw. Loopy and full on middle and off, Krunal slog sweeps this over mid-wicket. Wide long on tries to cut it off by running to his left with a dive but fails in his attempt to do so.FOUR! Krunal is getting into the mood now! He gets down on his knee and slog sweeps the ball for a boundary.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/QES629za3W- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.40 IST: P Chawla to K Pandya FOUR! That’s well struck! It’s tossed up outside off, Krunal stands his ground and hammers this straight back down the ground. Doesn’t give the man at long off any chance to stop that oneFOUR! Calculative hit by Krunal! He darts the ball straight down the ground and beats long off.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.38 IST: Sunil Narine bowls a tihgt over. MI:64/3 (10 Overs)22.37 IST: Captain Rohit Sharma, Kolkata’s bane.#RohitSharma has gone past 700 runs against KKR – one of his favourite opponents.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.32 IST: P Chawla to K Pandya FOUR! Fuller outside leg, Krunal Pandya goes for the sweep. Gets a bottom edge on it and the ball rolls away to the fine leg fence for a boundary. MI: 61/3 (9 Overs) Strategic TimeoutFOUR! Krunal goes for the sweep and hits it fine enough to beat the fielder at short fine leg.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.30 IST: P Chawla to R Sharma FOUR! Rohit completes 3000 runs for Mumbai Indians.  Fuller delivery outside off, Rohit Sharma crunches that through the cover region for a boundary. That was a beautiful shot.The captain’s out there leading the charge! ??#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/SbZXt729Dp- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.27 IST:  Nathan Coulter-Nile gives away just six runs.MI:50/3 (8 Overs)The kings is in the building. #IPL Qualifier 2: The various moods of @iamsrk #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/JBP4adHRGk- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 19, 201722.23 IST: S Narinet oK Pandya FOUR! Clever shot! Floated around middle and leg, Pandya shuffles a bit and kneels down to helps the ball really fine down the leg side for a boundary. MI:43/3 (7 Overs)22.19 IST: P Chawla to A Rayudu OUT! Crucial wicket! Floats a leg spinner around off, the ball hardly spins. Rayudu tries to defend in line. Gets beaten by it completely and the ball goes onto rattle the stumps. Chawla gets his man and Rayudu fails to make a mark. MI: 36/3 (6 Overs)Rayudu plays slightly inside the line and gets bowled. That was a good ball to be honest.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MIadvertisement- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.17 IST: Piyush Chawla back in the attack.22.16 IST: Tight over from Narine. MI:32/2 (5 Overs)3?2?/2? in 5 overs!That was a tight over by Narine! Our boys were cautious.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.13 IST: Sunil Narine is brought into the attack.#Narine has a good record against MI captain, Rohit Sharma. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR #3For3 pic.twitter.com/5zZQTpgfjv- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 19, 201722.12 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile gives away just six runs. MI:30/2 (3 Overs)3?0?/2? in 4 overs!We saw some good running in that over. Keep it up, boys!#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201722.07 IST: U Yadav to P Patel WICKET! Umesh strikes! Good length delivery outside off, Patel tries to flay on the off side. Gets a small outside edge on it and the ball goes through to the keeper. Uthappa accepts the gift and takes a good catch to send Patel back in the hut. MI 24/2 (2.5 overs) vs KKR 107.@y_umesh gets rid of Parthiv Patel for 14,MI are 24/2. Come on, #Knights! ???#DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR #3For3 pic.twitter.com/4wIgyK5gxT- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 19, 201722.04 IST: U Yadav to P Patel FOUR! Two in two! Sprayed into the pads, Parthiv Patel clips it fine down the leg side for a boundary.22.04 IST: U Yadav to P Patel FOUR! Shot! Length delivery outside off, Patel frees his arms and punches it through the extra cover region for a boundary.22.00 IST: P Chawla to L Simmons WICKET! Piyush Chawla strikes on his first over as he traps Lendl Simmons leg before. Wrong ‘un around off, spinning into the batsman. Simmons prods forward and tries to defend it. Gets beaten completely and gets hit straight on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire responds with a raised finger. Chawla draws first blood and Kolkata are sensing hope. MI 11/1 (1.3 overs) vs KKR 10721.52 IST: Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons out in the middle to chase 108. Umesh Yadav takes the new ball.KOLKATA INNINGS:Incredible bowling performance from Mumbai! After electing to bowl, Rohit Sharma handed the responsibility of the new ball to Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah. They did not disappoint an even a bit as the latter send back the dangerman Lynn back in the hut. All the other batsmen were struggling in the middle and could hardly score any runs in the middle. Karn Sharma was handed the ball in the fifth over and things just got worse for Kolkata.We have bowled KKR out for their 5th lowest total! 4? of their 5? lowest total have come against us. ?????????#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/BOyeNC9AB1- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201721.40 IST: Karna Sharma’s 4 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah’s 3, helps Mumbai bowl out Kolkata for a paltry 107.21.38 IST: L Malinga to A Rajpoot OUT!  Bowled! Malinga has his first of the game. Bowls it slow again, deceives Ankit Rajpoot once more and makes his play early. This time it’s on the stumps and he’s gone. A dominating performance for Rohit Sharma and his men as KOLKATA ARE BOWLED OUT FOR 107! OUT! Couldn’t find the off stump, Malinga goes for the leg stump and nails it! ??#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/02YdnzZ2SJ- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201721.35 IST: Lasith Malinga misses thrice misses the stumps with his yorkers. Wicket around the cormer?21.31 IST: J Bumrah to U Yadav FOUR! Attempted yorker just outside off, Ankit Rajpoot puts bat on ball and gets it off the inside edge. It races away past the leg pole to the fine leg fence for a boundary. KKR:106/9 (18 Overs)21.29 IST: J Bumrah to S Yadav OUT! Another wicket down for Kolkata. Back of a length coming back in, Suryakumar Yadav stays back and gets a top edge on his pull shot. It skies down to fine leg where Lasith Malinga comes underneath it. Judges the ball well and takes it well in the end diving forward.OUT! Team-work by fast bowlers! Bumrah bowls a good short one, Yadav’s pull is beautifully taken by #Malinga.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/XUMgiVtwNM- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201721.26 IST: M Johnson to N Coulter-Nile OUT! Johnson has his second. Spears it full on middle and leg, Coulter-Nile makes room and slogs it over mid-wicket. Doesn’t middle it as Hardik Pandya comes running in. Dives forward and takes a good catch. KKR: 101/8 (17 Overs) OUT! Coulter-Nile has been Mitched! He looks to go after Mitch, but mistimes and finds Hardik in the deep.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201721.25 IST: M Johnson to N Coulter-Nile SIX! That’s right out of the screws! What a hit, Nate! Back of a length on off, Coulter-Nile picks up the length early and is in position quickly. Rocks back and heaves it high and handsome over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum.SIX! Coulter-Nile hits one into the stands & that brings up the 1?0?0? for us. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR #3For3 pic.twitter.com/By40ZGEOth- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 19, 201721.23 IST: M Johnson to P Chawla OUT! Johnson strikes! Full and outside off, Piyush Chawla stands his ground and looks to go downtown. Gets it off the toe end however and it’s straight to Ambati Rayudu at mid off who takes a dolly.OUT! Johnson picks up his first and he deserved it! A comfortable catch for Rayudu!! ??????#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/5WiVGSyMIh- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201721.21 IST:  Mitchell Johnson is back on for a bowl.21.19 IST: Tight first over from Hardik. KKR: 92/6 (16 Overs)21.17 IST:  Hardik Pandya is called in for a bowl, finally.21.15 IST: Karn Sharma ends his spell with four wickets, and his best figures (4/16) in IPL career. KKR:88/6 (15 Overs) Best figures for spinners in #IPL knock-outs:4/16 Anil Kumble (2009)4/16 KARN SHARMA (Tonight)4/54 Karanveer Singh (2014)#MIvKKR- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 19, 2017Take a bow, Karn! His finest @IPL spell! ?????????#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/0hq7vmq0aB- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201721.14 IST: Strategic Timeout. Just when it was looking that Kolkata could switch gears and take them to a respectable total. Karn Sharma, steps in and bags them another important dismissal of Ishank Jaggi to upset the momentum of the side. Mumbai are cruising at the moment and will look to restrict Kolkata anything under 120.21.12 IST: K Shrama to I Jaggi OUT! Karn has his 4th of the game. He’s come on and broken the partnership which was going along well, just as his captain would have liked. Bowls it full again, Suryakumar Yadav skips down and looks to clear long on. Doesn’t get it off the middle and it’s straight to Mitchell Johnson out there who takes it well above his head. Mumbai back in the driving seat as the 56-run stand is broken.OUT! Karn gets his 4?th. Jaggi looks to give the charge but finds the sae hands of Mitchell Johnson.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201721.09 IST: Karn Sharma is back for a bowl, for his last over.21.08 IST: L Malinga to I Jaggi FOUR! That’s an excellent shot, beautiful timing on that. Malinga goes for the yorker but just misses, it’s too full and Ishank Jaggi doesn’t fail to put it away. Whips this away through mid-wicket and beats the man out in the deep. Very Dhoni-esque, that. Identical to his helicopter shot.  KKR:83/5 (14 Overs) 50-run stand between Ishank Jaggi and Suryakumar Yadav.5?0? partnership between @ishank_jaggi and @surya_14kumar After 14 overs, we are 8?3? / 5?. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR #3For3- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 19, 2017 21.05 IST: L Malinga to I Jaggi FOUR! Fuller and slower on the stumps, Ishank Jaggi gets low and uses his wrists very well. Turns it over square leg and sends it across the rope.21.02 IST: K Pandya to S Yadav FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for SKY, this is good batting from him. It’s tossed up and right in his slot, he opens his body up and lofts it cleanly over extra cover. Falls just inside the rope and goes across for a boundary. KKR: 71/5 (13 Overs)Back-to-back boundaries from @surya_14kumar in that over.After 13 overs, we are 7?1? / 5?. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR #3For3 pic.twitter.com/BgHoPWQAR9- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 19, 201721.01 IST: K Pandya to S Yadav FOUR! Full and coming in on middle, Suryakumar Yadav kneels down and nails the sweep to perfection. Gets it through the vacant square leg region to start the over with a boundary.20.59 IST: M Johnson to I Jaggi Three runs taken.Angling in heavily and it’s going down leg a bit, Ishank Jaggi makes room and whips it away through mid-wicket. Ambati Rayudu out in the deep runs to his left and slides to keep the ball from the rope. Saves a run for his team. KKR: 61/5 (12 Overs)20.56 IST: M Johnson to I Jaggi FOUR! Good start to the over again. This is good, attacking batting from Ishan Jaggi. Johnson comes around the wicket and bowls it full, takes the pace off it as Jaggi gives the charge. Smacks it through extra cover and gets a boundary to his name.20.51 IST: K Pandya to S Yadav SIX! From around the wicket, the line is poor as it’s going down leg a bit. Suryakumar Yadav kneels across and sweeps it over the fine leg fence for a flat biggie. Excellent shot. KKR:53/5 (11 Overs)??? runs from the over. After 11 overs, we are5?3? / 5?..@surya_14kumar sweeps well and hits a flat six! #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR #3For3 pic.twitter.com/o2Dg6jXTqZ- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 19, 2017 Qualifier 2. 10.1: K Pandya to S Yadav, 6 runs, 49/5 https://t.co/r5FhrdPkQh #MIvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 19, 201720.51 IST: Jaggi manages to hold his fort against Malinga. KRR:43/5 (10 Overs)4?3?/5? at the half-way mark of the innings.Paltan, what do you think will happen in the second half? ??#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.48 IST: Lasith Malinga will bowl again.20.43 IST: Karn Shrama comes back to try his luck for a hat-trick. Doesn’t manage it, but keeps it tight. KKR:39/5 (9 Overs)Worst starts in #IPL knock-outs:29/5 RCB v GL 2016 (W)31/5* KKR v MI 2017 (?)36/5 CSK v MI 2013 (L)40/5 KXIP v CSK 2008 (L)#MIvKKR- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 19, 201720.41 IST: Fine over from Krunal.  KKR:36/5 (8 Overs)Strategic timeout. 3?6?/5? at the end of 8 overs!Krunal gets off the blocks with a tight over.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.39 IST:  Krunal Pandya to have a go with the ball.20.37 IST: K Shrama to C de Grandhomme OUT! PLUMB! Googly on off, the ball drifts into the batsman. Colin de Grandhomme tries to cut it really late but he gets hit flush on his back leg. The players appeal and the umpire is quick to raise his finger. Karn Sharma is full of happiness and de Grandhomme departs on a duck. KRR: 31/5 (& Overs)OUTTTTT!!! 2? in 2? for Karn! He has sent Grandhomme back for a golden ??.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.36 IST: K Shrama to G Gambhir OUT! Gambhir departs! Into the pads, Gambhir makes room and tries to heave it hard over the mid-wicket region. Does not get the elevation on it as the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. Hardik Pandya takes a simple catch and the skipper has to walk back to the hut.OUT! Gautam Gone-bhir! Karn gets his second as the KKR skipper holes out to Hardik at deep mid-wicket. ?????????#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.32 IST: K Shrama to G Gambhir FOUR! Good shot! Floats this one outside off, Gambhir comes down the track and plays the perfect inside out shot over the extra cover region for a boundary.20.31 IST: Wicket maiden from Bumrah, as the powerplay come to and end. KKR: 25/3 (6 Overs)2?5?/3? in 6 overs!WICKET MAIDEN! The only change in the score from the last over is the number of wickets.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.28 IST: J Bumrah to R Utappa OUT! Bumrah is on a roll! Angling into the stumps from a good length outside off. Uthappa tries to clip it through but fails to make contact. Gets rapped on the pads and the players appeal for an LBW. The umpire is quick to raise his dreading finger. Kolkata are struggling out there in the middle. Replays show that the ball was going to hit the top of leg stump.OUT! Trapped in front! Uthappa is late on a straight ball and is hit on his pad. BOOOM-ROARS please!#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/vCRjk8FW65- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.27 IST:  Jasprit Bumrah is back on to bowl.Bumrah back into the attack! He will look to break this potentially dangerous stand.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.25 IST:  Robin Uthappa is the next batsman in. KKR: 25/2 (5 Overs)2?5?/2? at the end of 5!A wicket-claiming start by our leggie – this is fantastic.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.23 IST: K Sharma to S Narine OUT!  Wrong ‘un does the trick! Narine charges early and Karn Sharma sees him coming. Tosses up a googy around off, Narine goes to hit against the spin. Fails to read the away turn and misses it completely. Parthiv Patel accepts the ball gleefully and dislodges the bails to send Narine back to the hut. His struggle in the middle comes to an end.OUT! No-rine show! Karn bowls a straightish one and Narine skips down the track, only to be stumped! ???#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.21 IST: Karn Sharma is into the attack now.20.20 IST: Four overs gone. KKR 22/1. Narine 10*, Gambhir 6*20.18 IST: : L Malinga to S Narine SIX! First maximum of the night! Length delivery around middle and leg, Narine makes room and heaves it over the backward square leg boundary for a biggie. He has done enough of the waiting.20.17 IST: Lasith Malinga into the attack.20.13 IST: M Johnson to G Gambhir FOUR! Creamed! Length delivery outside off and Gambhir says thank you. Leans into it and drives it crisply through the extra cover region for a single. KKR: 13/1 (3 Overs)20.09 IST: Gautam Gambhir walks in at No.3. KKR: 5/1 (2 Overs)20.07 IST: J Bumrah to C Lynn OUT! Bumrah gets his man! Angling into the batsman at a length around off, Lynn tries to go big downtown. Does not time and middle it well as the ball goes straight to the fielder at long on. Pollard pockets it with ease and Mumbai will be excited as the dangerman Lynn has to walk back to the hut.OUT! Nothing Lynnsane tonight! Bumrah gets Lynn at long on! Fantastic field placement by #RohitSharma.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.05 IST: Jasprit Bumrah will bowl from the other end.That’s 1?0?0? T20 appearances now for @Jaspritbumrah93, and he’s just getting started!#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/N3ZChn4tSw- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201720.04 IST: Mitchell Johnson bowls a tidy first over. KKR3/0 (1 Over)3?/0? in 1 over!What a start by @MitchJohnson398 – right on the money.#CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 201719.57 IST: The players are making their way out in the middle. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine walk out with bat in hand for Kolkata.Mitchell Johnson has been handed the responsibility with the new ball.Rohit Sharma is just 13 runs away from completing 3000 runs for Mumbai Indians.#IPL – ARE YOU READY FOR A SUPER HIT(MAN) SHOW? @ImRo45 #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/wFasEsVPsr- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 19, 201719.49 IST: Mumbai go in with the upper hand.The 15 wins by Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders are the the most by any team in Head to Head contests in the #IPL #MIvKKR #IPL2017- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 19, 2017Playing XIs:Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(w), Ishank Jaggi, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Ankit RajpootMumbai Indians: Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga#IPL Qualifier 2 – Here’s the Playing XIs for @mipaltan vs @KKRiders #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/H3pzA3kUOU- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 19, 2017Gautam Gambhir: “We were looking to chase as well. Hopefully the batters can set the game for the bowlers today. We have two changes: Ankit Rajpoot comes in place of Yusuf Pathan and Colin de Grandehomme comes in place of Boult.”Rohit Sharma: “We will field first. By the looks if it, looks a good wicket, but will play slower, as has been the case all season in Bangalore. With weather in mind, we wanted to chase. It’s like a semifinal and try and see what we can do. Last game was an eye opener. So we have spoken about things that need to be corrected. McClenaghan is injured, Johnson comes in.”In this contest between MI & KKR we have the two best captains of the IPL too. #MIvKKR- Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 19, 201719.39 IST: Mumbai win toss, choose to bowl MI win the toss, KKR will bat first. Colin de Grandhomme and Ankit Rajpoot in playing XI. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR #3For3 pic.twitter.com/vVbzfOTGL7- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 19, 2017Both the teams have won this competition twice and will be itching to move onto the finals and hope to make it three. Mumbai, who topped the table will back themselves against the side from the east as they hold a 15-5 record against them. Kolkata have had a good season at the M.Chinnaswamy stadium and they will be looking to replicate their performance again.19.17 IST: Scenes from Chinnaswamy Beautiful day out here in Bengaluru, and we’re ready to for the cricket! #CricketMeriJaan #MIvKKR #MI pic.twitter.com/rQxXXk9loW- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 19, 2017 Mumbai have a 2-0 record against Kolkata this season. Gambhir’s memories of Chinnaswamy and rains from the Eliminator in Begaluru are worrying him, as expressed by the Kolkata Knight Riders captain in “Captain’s Diary: Rain drops felt like missiles” published on KKR’s official website.”I remember I have always hated rains. As we waited for showers to stop, I was thinking, here we go, this could be it. As it is I am such a poor loser and the possibility of crashing out of a tournament due to rain was killing me. There were some guys playing French cricket and I couldnt understand how could they? I was at my brooding worst. Sony, the official broadcasters, made it even tougher. Whoever in their team was responsible to fill the rain time was surely not a KKR supporter,” he wrote. Read the full article hereThe last time both teams met at a neutral venue, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians and went onto win the IPL title back in 2014 for the second time in their history. A serious heavyweight bout on the cards. Two Champions who will go hell for leather. Bring it on @mipaltan @KKRiders #MIvKKR #IPL pic.twitter.com/aZHToD9ZbB- Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 19, 2017This is what happened last time. Will there be a repeat?BCCI PhotoRain could once again play spoilsport in the second qualifier match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Bengaluru. The weather forecast predicts thunderstorm in the city this evening.Brief Preview:Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would be eager to avenge their twin defeats in the league stage when they face old rivals Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League Qualifer 2 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.KKR have an abysmal 5-15 head-to-head record against Mumbai Indians, who notched up twin victories over their rivals in the league stage of the tournament this year.In fact, Mumbai Indians had pulled off their first win of the season against KKR at the Wankhede stadium last month when they beat them by four wickets with just one ball to spare.Needing 60 runs off last 24 balls, Hardik Pandya had finished the job in dramatic fashion, smashing 29 off 11 balls.Mumbai once again got the better of KKR when they handed them a nine-run defeat in their last league match at the Edens Gardens. (Read full preview here)last_img

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