Mumbai vs Kolkata
KKR win by 41 runs
KKR have made a strong statement by winning the first game of IPL 2014 against the current champions. The variety in their bowling attack was just too much to handle for Mumbai.
Over 20 - MI 122/7 (Pollard 6)
A single to start the over, Chawla to bowl the last. Gautam drives it through the off side for a couple of runs. A couple of singles and then WICKET! Gautam is stumped and that concludes Mumbai's misery for the night. KKR win the first game of IPL 2014 by 41 runs.
Over 19 - MI 117/6 (Pollard 4, Gautam 4)
WICKET! Narine strikes and Anderson fails, the much awaited debut ends in anti-climax. Harbhajan Singh is the new man in, WICKET! Harbhajan does not last long, Narine claims his 4th wicket and Mumbai staring at defeat. Gautam walks out to bat, slogs the second ball for a four over square leg. Another good over from Narine, Mumbai need 47 from the last over.
Over 18 - MI 113/4 (Pollard 4, Anderson 2)
Three overs remaining and Mumbai need 55 runs, Chawla to bowl. A single after the first three dots and then Pollard takes a couple of runs. There is a certain lack of urgency in the batting, not sure what the plan is from Mumbai. A wide from Chawla, just four from the over.
Over 17 - MI 109/4 (Pollard 1, Anderson 2)
WICKET! Rayudu is out, Uthappa stumps him, Narine produces a wicket and Mumbai need a lot of runs. Rayudu falls for 48, Anderson walks out to bat. This is the test for two of Mumbai's best hitters, Pollard and Anderson. A couple of dots as Narine bowls to Anderson. Anderson then takes a single, he is dropped by Uthappa. Pollard hits it through midwicket for a couple of runs. Three runs and wicket from a brilliant over.
Over 16 - MI 106/3 (Pollard 0, Rayudu 48)
Rohit smashes the first ball for a six over deep square leg, Morkel's short ball is pulled out of the ground. WICKET! Big wicket for KKR, Rohit goes out, Kallis takes the catch and Morkel gets the wicket. Mumbai need 63 from 28 balls, still a steep task. Pollard walks out to bat. Rayudu is on strike, and pulls it to fine leg for a much needed boundary. A single brings Pollard on strike, he has no time to settle down. A couple of dots to end the over.
Over 15 - MI 95/2 (R Sharma 21, Rayudu 43)
Narine comes back into the attack, Rohit takes a single from the first ball. Rayudu picks up a couple of runs, slashes it to long-off. A couple of singles, and then a boundary to end the over. It is four byes as Uthappa misses a stumping. Mumbai need 69 from the last 5 overs.
Over 14 - MI 86/2 (R Sharma 16, Rayudu 40)
81 runs needed from 42 balls, Mumbai have a steep task ahead of them. Morne comes back into the attack. Rohit takes a single, as Pollard is seen padded up. Good bowling from Morkel, no room on offer for the batsmen to free their arms. Just three singles from the over.
Over 13 - MI 83/2 (R Sharma 17, Rayudu 39)
Shakib starts his last over, Rayudu comes down the pitch, makes room and hits it through the off side for four. A single brings Rohit on strike. Rohit hits it to the left of cover and picks up two runs. A couple of twos to end the over, 12 runs from it.
Over 12 - MI 71/2 (R Sharma 14, Rayudu 30)
Piyush Chawla comes into the attack to bowl some leg spin. Rohit places the short ball to long-off for a single. Three singles and Rayudu then gets a couple of runs through midwicket. 6 from the over, Mumbai need 11.62 per over.
Over 11 - MI 65/2 (R Sharma 12, Rayudu 26)
A couple of runs to start the over, Kallis starts his third. Rohit flicks it again through long-on. A single brings Rayudu on strike, he then sweeps the slower ball for four. Rayudu cuts the short ball for a couple of runs. And a couple more to end the over, 11 runs from it.
Over 10 - MI 54/2 (R Sharma 9, Rayudu 18)
Shakib starts his third over, Mumbai need some quick runs. Pandey is injured now, he is clutching his right calf muscle. Rohit flicks it to square leg for a couple of runs. Mumbai go past 50. A couple more as Rohit flicks it again through midwicket. Mumbai 54 for 2 after 10 over, the required rate is 11 per over.
Over 9 - MI 47/2 (R Sharma 2, Rayudu 18)
Kallis starts his second over, a couple of singles to start the over and Rohit gets off the mark. Rayudu hits the ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Six runs from the over, Mumbai 47 for 2 after 9 overs.
Over 8 - MI 41/2 (R Sharma 0, Rayudu 14)
Shakib starts his second over, a couple of singles and then WICKET! Mumbai lose another one, Tare tries to up the scoring rate only to hit it straight back to Shakib who takes a good catch. The required rate is now above 10 per over, Rohit walks out to bat.
Over 7 - MI 38/1 (Tare 23, Rayudu 12)
Kallis comes into the attack, this is a good bowling attack for KKR. A couple of singles to start and then Rayudu hits the short ball behind square for a couple of runs. A couple more runs, the required rate climbs to over 9.5 per over.
Over 6 - MI 32/1 (Tare 22, Rayudu 7)
Shakib comes in to bowl the last over of the power play. Just a couple of singles and Rayudu is hurt. He has gone down on the ground, clutching his left shoulder. After attention from the physio, Rayudu hits Shakib for a four, he races down the track and hits it down the ground. A single to end the over.
Over 5 - MI 25/1 (Tare 21, Rayudu 1)
Narine brought into the attack to keep the pressure on Mumbai, interesting move from Gambhir. Six, Tare swipes it over the leg side for a much needed six, first six of the Mumbai innings. Narine bowls it quicker and Tare takes a single to bring Hussey on strike. WICKET! Hussey falls to spin, Narine skids through his defenses and bowls him, Mumbai lose their first. Rayudu comes out to bat, against Narine. Eight runs and the big wicket of Hussey from the over.
Over 4 - MI 17/0 (Tare 14, M Hussey 3)
Morkel bowls a couple of dots and then Tare takes a single to bring Hussey on strike. Good over from Morkel so far, he is using his pace and bounce to keep Hussey in check. Just a single from the over.
Over 3 - MI 16/0 (Tare 13, M Hussey 3)
Three dots to start Vinay's second over and then Tare hits a boundary. Tare did not middle it, but gets a boundary through the gap at midwicket. A couple of runs as Tare hits the short ball over cover.
Over 2 - MI 9/0 (Tare 5, M Hussey 3)
Tare plays the first ball to third man for a single, Morne Morkel comes into the attack for KKR. Just a single from the over, good start from Morkel.
Over 1 - MI 8/0 (Tare 4, M Hussey 3)
Michael Hussey comes in to bat for Mumbai with Tare. Vinay Kumar bowls the first one straighter and Hussey picks up a couple of runs through the leg side. A single as Hussey tucks it in front of square. Tare gets off the mark with a boundary, Vinay bowls it short and Tare hooks it behind square.
Over 20 - KKR 163/5 (Y Pathan 4, S Yadav 13)
Anderson comes into the attack to bowl the final over, a couple of singles to start the over and KKR go past 150. Yadav is the new batsman, he whips the third ball through the leg side for four. Four, Yadav ends the innings with three boundaries, KKR reach 163 in their 20 overs, Mumbai need 8.2 runs per over to win.
Over 19 - KKR 149/5 (Y Pathan 3)
Yusuf Pathan comes in to bat with 12 balls remaining. Malinga runs in to bowl his final over. WICKET! Kallis out, Malinga takes the wicket and Anderson takes a neat low catch at long-off. Shakib comes out to bat. A single to Pathan brings Shakib on strike. A wide from Malinga and then Shakib takes a single from the next ball to get off the mark. WICKET! Shakib falls and Malinga claims his 4th wicket. Rohit takes the catch on the edge of the circle at cover, Mumbai are back in this match.
Over 18 - KKR 144/3 (Kallis 72)
Uthappa is the new batsman, Zaheer Khan comes into the attack. A couple of singles and then Kallis muscles the ball over the midwicket boundary for a six, this is going towards a good score. WICKET! The slower ball and Uthappa hits it straight to Rohit who takes a good catch. Mumbai pick up another wicket, but Kallis is at the other end of 72.
Over 17 - KKR 136/2 (Kallis 64)
After the strategic timeout, Malinga comes back into the attack to stem the run flow. Malinga bowls it fuller and it is the slower ball, Pandey hits it over deep square leg for a six. Four, leg byes but runs nonetheless. WICKET! Malinga strikes, another yorker, another batsman bowled. Pandey goes after scoring a well-composed 64.
Over 16 - KKR 125/1 (Pandey 58, Kallis 64)
Pollard to bowl the 16th over, Pandey starts it with a four through long-on and deep midwicket. Then he takes a single to bring Kallis on strike. Four more, Kallis hits it through the long leg boundary for four. Kallis then goes for the slog over midwicket but inside edges it to third man for a couple of runs. Four, another expensive over from Mumbai, Kallis ends it with a four through midwicket.
Over 15 - KKR 110/1 (Pandey 53, Kallis 54)
A couple of singles, Ojha starts his final over. Four, Kallis drives it through extra cover for four, hit that with great strength. Six, Kallis provides the acceleration, comes down the pitch and hits it over long-on for a six. A couple more to Kallis and then he finishes the over with another six, hits it over midwicket to bring up his 50. Expensive over for Mumbai.
Over 14 - KKR 91/1 (Pandey 52, Kallis 35)
Pollard starts his first over of the match. Pandey gets a single through point and reaches his 50, good knock from him. Dropped, Kallis is dropped by Malinga, Kallis flicks it straight to him and it was a easy chance. Two runs to end the over.
Over 13 - KKR 86/1 (Pandey 49, Kallis 34)
Malinga brought back into the attack, four, bouncer on middle and leg and Kallis pulls it away to long leg for four. Four singles to end the over, Malinga goes for eight runs from the over. Pandey on 49, KKR on 86.
Over 12 - KKR 78/1 (Pandey 47, Kallis 28)
Harbhajan Singh comes back into the attack, Kallis takes a single and then Pandey sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple of runs. A couple of singles and Pandey ends the over with a boundary through long-on, he moves on to 47.
Over 11 - KKR 69/1 (Pandey 40, Kallis 26)
A couple of singles to start the over and then Pandey charges down the pitch and carves it over extra cover for four, KKR keep the momentum going.
Over 10 - KKR 63/1 (Pandey 35, Kallis 25)
Anderson comes back into the attack, Mumbai have Pollard and Rohit who can bowl if needed. A couple of singles to start the over and then Pandey flat-bats one over the long-on boundary, good boundary. Three singles to end the over, KKR going at 6.3 per over at the halfway mark.
Over 9 - KKR 54/1 (Pandey 28, Kallis 23)
A couple of runs to start the over, Kallis manages an awkward reverse sweep and gloves it. A couple more as Kallis goes for another reverse sweep and drags it behind point. Four, this time it is the conventional sweep and Kallis hits it perfectly for four. Good over for KKR, 10 runs from it.
Over 8 - KKR 44/1 (Pandey 27, Kallis 14)
Ojha continues from the other end, Kallis pushes the first ball through the point region for a couple of runs. A couple of singles follow, and then Kallis flicks it through midwicket and gets two. Good running between the wickets. A single to end the over.
Over 7 - KKR 37/1 (Pandey 26, Kallis 8)
Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack, a couple of singles and then Pandey ends the over with a boundary through midwicket. It was a good pull shot from Pandey and a much needed boundary for KKR.
Over 6 - KKR 31/1 (Pandey 22, Kallis 7)
Ojha to bowl the final over of the powerplay. A couple of singles to start the over, and just three from the over. Kallis has scored of every ball he has faced, but has not gotten enough strike.
Over 5 - KKR 28/1 (Pandey 19, Kallis 6)
Khan starts his third over, Kallis takes a single from the first ball and Pandey comes down the wicket again, this time only getting a couple of runs behind point. Another wide from Zaheer, a couple of singles follow, and another wide from Zaheer. 8 runs from the over, KKR moving at 5.6 per over.
Over 4 - KKR 20/1 (Pandey 15, Kallis 4)
Anderson comes into the attack and Malinga is held back for later. Three dots and then Pandey walks at the bowler and thumps him over midwicket for four. Six, the first one of the tournament, Pandey hits Anderson for consecutive boundaries.
Over 3 - KKR 10/1 (Pandey 5, Kallis 4)
Zaheer starts with a couple of dots, and then KKR pick up a couple of singles. Pandey punches the short ball through point for a couple of runs, 5 runs from the over in the end.
Over 2 - KKR 5/1 (Pandey 1, Kallis 3)
Mumbai start with Malinga from the other end, Kallis opens the face of the bat and hits the first ball through point for a couple of runs. WICKET! Malinga strikes, Gambhir is late to pick the yorker and pays the price with his wicket. Manish Pandey walks in to bat. Good start from Malinga, KKR 5 for 1 after 2 overs.
Over 1 - KKR 1/0 (Gambhir 0, Kallis 0)
KKR start their innings with Gambhir and Kallis. Zaheer Khan has the new ball for Mumbai. A false start as there is movement behind the sight screen. Good start from Zaheer and Mumbai, just a wide from the over.
Kallis, Shakib, Morne and Narine are the international players for Kolkata and Gambhir will captain them. Mumbai pick Pollard, Hussey, Malinga and Anderson as their international players.
Kolkata win the toss and elect to bat first.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the first game of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, as the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhab, United Arab Emirates.
- 16th Apr 2014
- Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat.
- Sheikh Zayed Stadium
- M Erasmus, R K Illingworth
- TV Umpire
- B F Bowden
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- K Srinath
mumbai BATTING CARD
|M.E.K. Hussey||b Narine||3|
|A.P. Tare||c&b Al Hasan||24|
|A.T. Rayudu||s Uthappa b Narine||48|
|R.G. Sharma||c Kallis b Morkel||27|
|K.A. Pollard||Not out||6|
|C.J. Anderson||b Narine||2|
|H. Singh||b Narine||0|
|C.M. Gautam||s Uthappa b Chawla||7|
|Total||20.0 Overs||122 - 7|