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So a win for KKR over MI after four years! They racked up the season's highest total and broke out of their six-match losing streak. MI could have qualified with a win tonight but that's a story for some other day. More importantly, KKR hang by a thread in the competition. What spice, what joy. Hope you liked our coverage. See you tomorrow, ta-ta!
KKR win by 34 runs
On the lines of what everybody thought, Mumbai could have won if the target was around 200. Those 33 extra runs hurt them. Hardik was superb, but Andre Russell's all-round effort was too hard to beat. He didn't just score 80* off 40 balls but also chipped in with bowling figures of 2 for 25. In the context of this high-scoring game, that's something commendable.
Hardik falls for 91
Geez, even KKR fans would have secretly wanted Hardik to get to that hundred. What an amazing innings this has been. Brutal display of six-hitting, turning the Eden Gardens from hostile to silent. Andre Russell takes the catch at deep mid-wicket. It's like the game's destiny tonight is weaved around him.
AND THEY DROP KRUNAL
Top-edges a googly .. Uthappa calls for it .. settles under it. And then, Dinesh Karthik comes running across, blasting into my TV screen, bumps into Uthappa and ... poof, the catch is down. Some miscommunication in KKR right now, on and off the field.
Pandya-monium at Eden
Season's fastest fifty. Off 17 balls! He's in some form, if the numbers didn't suggest that to you already. 2 fours and 7 sixes so far. He's seeing 'em like football. If only they had something around 200 to chase. 230-something feels like a little too much, even with Hardik going bonkers right now. 93 runs needed off last 5 overs.
Hardik Pandya counterattack
A total of 48 runs scored between overs 10-12. Hardik Pandya has hit 5 sixes so far! Pollard is merely giving him the strike - that's how good he is. 92/4 after 11 overs.
@Ratnesh: I like how you're starting to think! But jokes aside, it's still possible. Assuming they win this one, KKR have two more games. So the maximum they can reach is 14 points, and then hope to edge ahead on NRR. So two big wins after this, a bit of bad luck for other teams, and you never know.
One more for Russell
Ask him to walk on water tonight and he will. Harsha Bhogle once said that and it holds true for Russell tonight. Comes back for his second over and gets Suryakumar Yadav with a full toss!
41/2 after powerplay ... make that 41/3
Russell strikes first ball after the powerplay. And look at him jumping! And again! He's pumped. He wanted a win for KKR; that press conference was all about it. And boy hasn't he delivered tonight.
De Kock, Rohit fall early
Wicket for Sunil Narine. A carom ball that de Kock tries to take on with a sweep. Top-edge. Gone. And Rohit falls an over later, trying to slug a straight delivery from Gurney that raps him on the back foot. Umpire's call on review, so that's that.
#RussellMuscle blows MI away
Mayhem. Often is the case when Russell bats. Ends up on 80* off 40. Lynn and Gill set it up with a 93-run opening stand - both getting to their fifties - and then Russell took off. Came in to bat at No 3, took his time to kick off, struggled against Hardik before upending the script. 232/2 is this season's highest total.
An update: Russell vs Hardik
I have jinxed it. I told you that Hardik's bowled the best to Russell, right? He had conceded only 11 runs in 2 overs but here he is, standing clueless as Eden lays into him. 3 sixes in one over. And that swells into a 30-ball fifty for Andre Russell. His fourth fifty this season!
Gill falls to Hardik Pandya
It's Pandya, Hardik Pandya. Full ball, Gill senses an opportunity and goes full throttle. Looked like a six to me initially - I even jumped in my chair, I won't lie - but more height than distance. Caught at deep mid-wicket. 158/2 in 15.2 overs
A note on Hardik: He's been superb tonight. Not only has delivered the Shubman Gill breakthrough but he's also bowled the best to Russell. Kept it short and razing the nose. And when Russell made room, he bowled it wide (sometimes literally but not intentionally) outside off-stump. 140 clicks too. (Yes, we are all thinking about the World Cup. You aren't alone)
Rahul Chahar: 4-0-54-1
Figures aside, Rahul Chahar is a brave bowler. Imaging bowling a flighted delivery right after Andre Russell's hit you for a towering six. He did so, conceded another six, and finished with poor bowling figures.
Good thing for KKR is Russell coming into his own. Looked a bit out of place initially.
Fifty for Gill now
This is where he's comfortable.. opening the batting. Good from KKR to allow him to do that. Gets to the milestone off 33 balls. And he gets there with a 4, 2, 1 off Bumrah of all bowlers.
... and then he falls
Chahar screams. Pumps his fists. He's delivered for Mumbai. Lynn miscues a slog and is caught by Lewis. 96/1 after 9.3 overs
Lynn gets to a fifty
Off 27 balls too! Wasn't it only last minute when I said that Gill's gotten all guns firing and Lynn is merely watching from the other end? Well the roles have reversed. Gill is now playing the tinfoil, occasionally thrilling us with a boundary, but Lynn has brought out his power game. Chahar, Krunal and Sran again - he's spared no one. He's tearing through the small boundaries. Out walks Andre Russell.
50/0 after powerplay
It's been a good start. Gill is 27 off 18, quieting down after getting off to a great start, and Lynn is on 23 off 18. Malinga, Bumrah and Krunal did well to offset that expensive first over from Sran. About the pitch: hasn't looked the best batting deck at Eden Gardens this season. Much less green. Raise your hand if you didn't see that coming..
Chris Lynn dropped
Is it for the better or the worse for KKR? A friend asks. Anyway, it's Pollard of all people who has dropped it. Malinga bowls it slow again - very few quick balls from him anyway - and Pollard fails to time his dive at mid-off. Loses the ball as he lands.
Gill starts off in style
Not the best start to Sran's stint with the Mumbai Indians. Gill hits him for two boundaries and a six in the over. And what beautiful shots they were. The score though is somewhat offset with how Lynn plays Krunal Pandya in the next over, scoring 1 run off the 5 balls he faces.
TOSS - MI opt to bowl
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Barinder Sran
"Gurney is bowling in the nets. Maybe he'll come in for Brathwaite tonight," Aayush Puthran informs from the venue.
It's KKR vs MI !!
Have you ever missed your morning alarm, missed the bus to office, endured a tough day at work, only to realize later that you're wearing your shirt inside-out? That's the kind of day KKR seem to be in the middle of. And it lumbers on, like a day in Iceland. If losing six games in a row wasn't enough, KKR had Andre Russell embrace passion at a press conference, explaining to the media (instead of his team manager?) about how he's unhappy with the the decision-making in the side. What do you make of it? Tweet to me.
And the last team KKR would have wanted to face is Mumbai Indians, a side they last beat in 2015. But how worse can it get. Maybe this is the day they snap out of two losing streaks. We'll see. Here's the match preview by Aayush Puthran.
KKR losing streaks:
Last four games at Eden: LLLL Last six games this season: LLLLLL Last eight matches vs MI: LLLLLLLL
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