Sunday, May 6, 2018

Vivo IPL Live Score, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Resurgent MI Take On Confident KKR

Vivo IPL MI vs KKR Live Score: The Rohit Sharma-led team will aim to continue their recovery when they host the Dinesh Karthik-led team.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians will plan to make the most of their morale-boosting victory over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and maintain their resurgence when they face Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL 2018 clash at the Wankhede Stadium today. Mumbai Indians recorded a thrilling win against KXIP on Friday night in a tie they had to win in order to keep their hopes alive of making it to the match. The victory lifted MI to fifth in the points table but thanks to a spate of reverses over the past few weeks, the Rohit Sharma-led side still have a stiff mountain to climb.
mountain to climb

 Live Scorecard

Mumbai Indians                               VS                         Kolkata Knight Riders
181/4(20)                                                           168/6 (20)

                                  MI Beat KKR By 13 Runs

Mumbai Indians

Kolkata Knight Riders

The MI has to win all their remaining 5 games to make it to the playoffs. In KKR, they will find a rival who have more regularly than not got the better of them. Suryakumar Yadav (340 runs) has been in immense form for MI and has scored every time. But his opening partner, West Indian Evin Lewis has disappointed and will need to step up against KKR whose spin trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine can be very risky.

IPL 2018 Live updates of Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders match, straight from the Wankhede Stadium.

15:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders straight from Mumbai.

Skipper Rohit, who struggle to get going firstly, has found some sort of form and now will have to lead from the front. KKR are sitting happily in the 3rd position and Dinesh Karthik's side will be full of self-confidence coming into the game after registering a simplistic victory against the mighty CSK at the Eden Gardens.

An area where MI needs to improve is their bowling in the last overs. The likes of New Zealander Mitchell McClenaghan Hardik Pandya, who leaked over 20 runs in the final over against KXIP, have failed to keep it tense.

Jasprit Bumrah, Ben Cutting and young leggie Mayank Markande (12 wickets) also have to buck up if kolkata knight riders strong batting line-up is to be tamed.  For kolkata knight riders, the batting has looked stable with Karthik scoring 280 runs in 9 matches followed by Chris Lynn and Andre Russell, with 260 and 207 runs correspondingly.


Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R. Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McLenaghan, Mustafizur Rahaman, Jasprit Bumrah, Akila Dananjaya, Ben Cutting, JP Duminy, Rahul Chahar, Sharad Lumba, Adam Milne, Siddhesh Lad, Md Nidheesh, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary.


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