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IPL updates: KKR lose Narine early after MI post 210

22:20  Lynn out for 21, KKR in trouble:  

KKR 32-2 (4 ovs) vs Mumbai 210-6 | Scorecard

Krunal looks to keep things tight in his second over with just one single from his first four balls.

Uthappa breaks the shackles as he smashes the left-arm spinner over mid-on for a six.

But KKR lose the wicket of Lynn off the last ball, who is run out after a huge misunderstanding with Uthappa.

Uthappa had tapped the ball straight to point and initially took a couple of steps down but Lynn had come down more than halfway and was unable to make his crease back to perish for 21.

22:16  KKR lose Narine early after MI post 210:  

KKR 25-1 (3 ovs) vs Mumbai 210-6 | Scorecard

Sunil Narine back to open the innings along with Chris Lynn for hosts KKR.

Narine starts off in his trademark smashing fashion as he lofts the first ball from Mitchell McClenagahan over mid-off for a four.

He looks to pull the next ball but mishits it on the leg side as Krunal Pandya completes an easy catch, doing well to judge the high catch.

Chris Lynn off the mark in streaky fashion as he lashes at a wide delivery but gets a thick outside edge for a four. He pulls the next ball fine on the leg side for another boundary as KKR get 12 from the opening over despite losing a wicket.

Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya to share the new ball as Jasprit Bumrah is held back.

Robin Uthappa tries to sweep the first ball but is beaten and the appeal for LBW is turned down. Krunal bowls a wonderful over, conceding just two singles despite bowling in the Powerplay.

Lynn gets a lifeline as he tries to pull McClenaghan but gets a top edge as wicketkeeper Kishan slips while trying to get to the catch and is unable to take the chance.

Lynn makes most of the lifeline as he swings the next ball over midwicket for a six and then hits the next ball for a four.

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21:51  Kishan’s 21-ball 62 powers Mumbai to 210:  

Mumbai 210-6 (20 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Ishan Kishan stroked a quickfire half-century to power Mumbai Indians to a huge 210 for six in their 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kishan smashed an entertaining 62 from 21 balls, hitting six sixes and five boundaries to provide the boost in the middle overs.

He was particularly severe on left-arm chinaman spinner Kuldeep Singh, hitting him for four sixes in a row, in the 14th over, to race to his fifty from just 17 balls.

After 10 overs Mumbai Indians were 72 for two before they smashed 138 runs from the next 10 to completely change the course of their innings.

Ben Cutting provided the flourish at the end, hitting a quickfire 24 from nine balls, including three sixes off the final over bowled by leg-spinner Piyush Chawla.

21:47  Kishan’s 21-ball 62 powers Mumbai to 210:  

Mumbai 210-6 (20 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Prasidh strikes in the next over with the key wicket of Rohit, who is deceived by the slower ball as he goes for the big hit and is caught at long-off, after scoring a sedate 36 from 31 balls.

Ben Cutting swings the next ball over midwicket for a six followed by a wide.

Cutting then takes a single before Krunal Pandya clips the last ball to deep square leg for two runs to get 11 from the over.

Leg-spinner Chawla to bowl the final over. Cutting lofts the first ball straight down the ground, over long-on for a six. The next ball is short as Cutting pulls it over midwicket for another six to bring up Mumbai’s 200.

The gamble to bowl a spinner for the final over is proving to be very expensive for KKR as Cutting lofts the third ball over midwicket for a four.

Cutting has another swing but is beaten before he lofts the fifth ball over the leg side but Russell takes a superb catch at deep midwicket on the edge of the ropes.

Cutting has done his job to perfection as he walks back after a quickfire cameo of 24 from nine balls.

Krunal heaves the last ball over midwicket for the third six of the over, which goes for 22 runs as Mumbai finish on a huge 210 for six in their 20 overs.

21:34  Hardik out for 19 but Mumbai set for huge total:  

Mumbai 177-4 (18 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Fast bowler Curran comes back into the attack. Hardik Pandya nudges the first ball wide of the fielder at thirdman for two runs before he gets a lifeline three balls later.

He taps the fourth ball to the covers and sets off for a quick single and is lucky that the fielder missed with the direct hit.

Curran then oversteps as the umpire rules it a no-ball but the replays show that the umpire has got it wrong big with the pacer’s feet clearly behind the front crease.

Hardik can’t make most of the free hit as he punches a full toss for one and Rohit also gets one off the last ball.

A good over from Curran as he ends up conceding just seven despite the wrong call for no-ball.

In the next over, Rohit slog sweeps Narine for a six over midwicket. The spinner goes for 10 in his final over but still ends up with good figures of one for 27 in four overs.

Hardik is also ready to take off as he launches the first ball of Curran’s new over, high over the midwicket fence for a six.

A few overs later, he slashes a wide full toss over the thirdman fence for another six.

But the pacer gets revenge off the last ball, as Hardik hits a full toss straight into the hands of the fielder at long-on to perish for 19.

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21:14  Kishan out for 21-ball 62, Mumbai 3 down:  

Mumbai 145-3 (15 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

A desperate KKR bring back Narine to make the breakthrough with Mumbai running towards a big score.

Kishan has another swing against Narine but is beaten before he slog sweeps the next over midwicket for a six, his fifth six in the last six balls faced.

Kishan slog sweeps the next ball but this time he fails to get the distance with Robin Uthappa taking a well judged catch on the square leg fence.

Kishan walks back after a cracking innings of 62 from 21 balls, laced with six sixes and five fours.

21:10  Kishan slams 17-ball fifty, Mumbai in control:  

Mumbai 137-2 (14 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Pacer Prasidh comes back as Rohit looks to lift the tempo with back to back fours in the over.

He gets a thick outside edge off the third ball which goes fine on the off-side for a boundary before he pulls the next ball over midwicket for the same result.

Kishan gets the last ball over the fine leg region for the third four of the over, which goes for 15 runs as Mumbai go past the 100-run mark, in the 13th over.

The duo raise their 50-run stand for the third wicket from just 24 balls.

Spinner Kuldeep is called back as KKR look for a breakthrough to check Mumbai’s charge.

Kishan continues his attack as he comes down the track and swings Kuldeep over the square leg fence for a six.

He slog sweeps the next ball over midwicket for another maximum to race to 44 from 16 balls.

No stopping Kishan as he smashes the third ball straight down the ground for his third six in a row, to race to his fifty from just 17 balls.

This is unbelievable hitting from the young wicketkeeper as Kishan swings the last ball of the over using the helicopter shot, for another six, to make it four sixes in a row.

Kuldeep has gone for 25 runs in his third over, with Mumbai on the charge, having scored 65 runs from the last four overs to reach 137 for two in 14 overs.

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21:00  Kishan, Rohit boost Mumbai in middle overs:  

Mumbai 97-2 (12 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

The ball seems to be holding up for the spinners.

Rohit Sharma, on 8 from 11 balls, is foxed by the variation as he chips one straight back but Kuldeep is unable to take the catch on his follow through.

Ishan Kishan also fails to read Kuldeep and is beaten before he charges down and smacks the next over midwicket for a six.

A single off the last ball as Kuldeep concedes 10 in his second over, as Mumbai reach 72 for two in 10 overs.

Kishan looking to go after the spinners. He reverse sweeps Chawla over the short thirdman fielder for a four but is beaten next ball as he looks to swing it across the line with the ball staying a touch low.

KKR take the DRS but they end up losing the review with the ball pitching outside the line of leg stump.

Two balls later, he sweeps Chawla past short fine leg for another boundary. He pulls the last ball over square leg for the third four of the over, as Piyush ends up conceding 14 in his third.

Russell comes back into the attack and starts off with a leg side wide to Rohit before he takes one and the pacer sends down another wide.

Rohit, on 10, is dropped off the third ball as Nitish Rana puts down a simple catch. Two more singles before Kishan smashes the last ball for a boundary through the covers.

Mumbai are looking good on 97 for two in 12 overs, with Kishan smashing his way to 27 from 12 balls and Rohit on 12 from 15 balls.

20:42  Suryakumar falls for 36, Mumbai 2 down:  

Mumbai 62-2 (9 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Captain Rohit Sharma walks in at No. 3 as Narine is called back into the attack. He bowls a tidy over, conceding just four runs from his second over, with Mumbai going past the 50-run mark, in the seventh over.

Left-arm chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav introduced as KKR bring on spin from both ends.

A couple of singles before Suryakumar punches the third ball down the ground for a couple and then sweeps the next for a boundary to get eight from the over.

Chawla strikes again, in his second over. Suryakumar looks to break the shackles after just three runs come from the first five balls. He pulls a short ball straight to Rinku Singh at deep midwicket to perish for 36.

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20:30  Lewis out for 18, Mumbai lose 1st wicket:  

Mumbai 47-1 (6 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Spin introduced as Sunil Narine comes into the attack. Lewis collects a quiet single from the first ball on the leg side before Suryakumar does the same three balls later, as he strokes it down to long-on.

The last ball is slightly short as Lewis goes back and punches it through the covers for a four.

Pacer Prasidh comes back as Suryakumar attempts the late cut again but this time it goes on the bounce to the slip fielder.

He takes a single off the third ball before Lewis slashes the fourth ball over point for a four before he gets a lifeline off the last ball.

Lewis pulls a short ball but miscues it on the leg side as Kuldeep Yadav backtracks from midwicket but is unable to hold on as he falls to the ground after taking the catch.

Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla comes into the attack. He starts with a full toss as Suryakumar sweeps the freebie square on the leg side for a four before he lofts the next ball over the covers for another boundary.

Chawla manages to redeem himself with the wicket of Lewis, who is looks to play the pull shot but ends up miscuing it off the back of the bat to Chris Lynn at short thirdman.

An unlucky dismissal for Lewis, who walks back for 18, after putting on 46 runs for the opening wicket with Suryakumar.

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20:14  Mumbai off to a good start against KKR:  

Mumbai 24-0 (3 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis are the two openers for Mumbai Indians, while KKR make a surprise decision to open the bowling with all-rounder Andre Russell, who has not made an impact with the ball in this IPL.

Russell starts with three dot balls before Suryakumar cracks the fourth ball through the off-side for a four to get off the mark in style and also go past 400 runs in this tournament.

The right-hander keeps strike with a single from the last ball.

Young pacer Prasidh Krishna to bowl from the other end. Suryakumar steals a quick single from the first ball as Lewis has to stretch at the end to make his crease before the West Indian steers the third ball to thirdman for one.

Just two singles from five balls before Suryakumar lofts the last ball over the thirdman fence for a six.

Just one over for Russell before he makes way for pacer Tom Curran. Lewis smashes the second ball, which is full and wide, over the covers for a four. He then steers the next ball to thirdman for one.

Suryakumar then nudges the last ball fine past the fielder in the slips, playing the late cut to perfection, for a boundary fine on the off-side.

Two more singles as Mumbai reach 24 for no loss in three overs.

19:33  KKR win toss, elect to bowl vs Mumbai:   Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik has won the toss and elected to bowl against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

KKR have made two changes as Rinku replaces Shubman Gill, who is down with injury, while Tom Curran comes in for Mitchell Johnson.

Meanwhile, defending champions Mumbai Indians are unchanged.

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19:02  Confident Mumbai face KKR challenge:  Welcome to the coverage of the 41st match of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Hosts Kolkata Knight Riders run the risk of slipping away when they face resurgent defending champions and ‘nemesis’ Mumbai Indians.

KKR have an onerous task at hand as they need to defy history against Mumbai Indians, who have won 17 of the 21 matches against the hosts across 11 seasons — the most wins for an IPL team against any opponent.

While KKR are fast running of time, the most successful IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians, are peaking at the right time, a revival that’s quite akin to their triumphant campaign in 2015 when the Rohit Sharma-led side won seven of their last eight matches en route the title.

Both teams have four matches left in the round-robin league, but KKR have won five matches one more than Mumbai Indians as a loss for any of the two sides may complicate their play-off aspirations.

For KKR to overcome the past, Sunil Narine once again will have to play a crucial role both with the bat and ball.

A dehydrated Narine had to bat lower down the order in their previous clash and it did not help their 182-run chase. Narine will look to be back at the top and set them up with a fiery start.

Captain Rohit Sharma is a vital cog in MI’s batting as Narine will be KKR’s answer with his exploits against the opponent skipper who has been dismissed six times by the Trinidadian.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has 14 wickets from nine matches, will be a threat with both his smart bowling and aggressive batting, while KKR all-rounder Andre Russell seems to be underbowling to preserve his troubled hamstring.

Source: Rediff