IPL 2017, MI vs KKR: Hardik Pandya Takes Mumbai Home in Thriller
itish Rana (50 off 29), Hardik Pandya (29 off 11) power Mumbai Indians to 4-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets.
Mumbai Indians need 5 off 3 balls
FOUR! Boult to Pandya! Pandya smashes towards long off. A poor fielding from Suryakumar Yadav gives a boundary to MI.
Mumbai Indians need 9 off 5 balls.
Pandya plays him towards fine leg for a quick couple.
Trent Boult to bowl the last over.
Mumbai Indians need 11 off 6 balls. Gautam Gambhir is worried. Who will bowl the last over for KKR?
SIX! Hardik Pandya slams Rajpoot towards deep mid wicket this time. He is the best player under pressure. What a hit from him. MI need 12 off 7 balls.
Harbhajan Singh comes to the crease now.
BIG WICKET! Ankit Rajpoot ends Nitish Rana's stay at 50. MI 160/6, need 19 off 9 balls. Wha a delivery from him. It was a lower full toss. Narine takes a fabulous catch
FIFTY! Nitish Rana brings up his half-century off 28 balls. MI 159/5, need 19 off 10 balls
SIX! What a shot! Presence of mind from Nitish Rana. He welcomes Ankit Rajpoot with a bang. thrilling stuff from him. He plays this over the keeper's head.
SIX! Hardik Pandya uses the pace and smashes Boult towards deep backward point. What a shot from him. It was huge. He didn't do much effort. 19 runs off Boult's over. Mumbai Indians 149/5, need 30 off 12 balls.
SIX! Nitish Rana is on fire! He picks Boult's pace and send him towards backward square leg. MI need 37 off 14 balls.
FOUR! What a shot! Nitish Rana leans back and plays it towards deep backward point.
Trent Boult is back into the attack. This is his third over. Can he stop Pandya?
FOUR! That was Pandya power. The right-hander smashes Woakes towards deep backward point for a boundary. MI 130/5, need 49 off 18 balls.
FOUR! Nitish Rana slams Woakes towards deep extra cover for a fabulous boundary. MI 125/5, need 54 off 20 balls.
Big wicket for KKR. Woakes and Rajpoot have done maximum job for KKr right now. Hardik Pandya is the new man at the crease.
WICKET! Chris Woakes gets rid of Kieron Pollard for 17. MI 119/5, need 60 off 23 balls
What a over from Narine. Nitish Rana misses a hit on his last delivery of the over. Just 4 runs off the over. MI are in huge pressure now.
MI need 60 off 24 balls.
Sunil Narine starts with his last over of his spell.
7 runs off Woakes over. He has bowled three overs so far conceding 23 runs. Brilliant line and length under pressure from him.
2000 IPL runs for Kieron Pollard. He completes the milestone with a single off Woakes towards long off.
FOUR! Pollard at his best. He takes a 360 degree round and guides Woakes towards fine leg. Much-needed boundary for MI at this time. MI 114/4, need 65 off 33 balls.
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Under pressure post Steve Smith's blitzkrieg, Mumbai Indians will be fretting over their team combination as they take on a marauding Kolkata Knight Riders.
Both teams had contrasting results in their opening games with Mumbai Indians losing to Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets while KKR thrashing Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets.