IPL 2018 Match Score MI vs KKR: Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will look to make the most of their morale-boosting victory over Kings XI Punjab and continue their resurgence when they lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Wankhede Stadium. MI recorded a thrilling win over Punjab on Friday night in a tie they had to win to keep alive their slim chances of making the play-offs.
The victory lifted Mumbai 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. The 21-ball 56-run blitzkrieg between Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma in Indore helped MI turn the tables on more fancied Punjab, who are now placed fourth.
The hosts have to win all their remaining five games to make it to the play-offs. In KKR, they will find a rival who have more often than not got the better of them. Suryakumar Yadav (340 runs) has been in great form for MI and has scored consistently. 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 dangerous.
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Here are Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Score:
5:46 pm: And with this performance in death overs after such a good start, Rohit’s post match conference words be like: we were 10-15 runs short and yes we can still do it but in next IPL.
4:28 pm: Before today, Lewis had scored 43 off 13 balls with the pull. Now he’s added 12 more to that tally with two shots.
3.59pm And out come the Knight Riders! DK busy doing some fielding drills.
3:33 pm: efending champions Mumbai Indians’ campaign is nearing a point of no return, and now they run into a settled Kolkata Knight Riders side that is coming off thumping wins against Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai are only one defeat from being knocked out, barring a miraculous combination of results in other games.
Here are Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders squads:
Mumbai Indians : Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(capt), JP Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(capt&wk), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav