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IPL 2019 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Kolkata beat Mumbai, keep playoff hopes alive

Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn And Andre Russell Blasted Fifties As Kolkata Knight Riders Reached 232/2. Mumbai Indians Were Boosted By A Knock Of 91 From 34 Balls From Hardik Pandya But KKR Snapped Their Six-match Losing Streak With A 34-run Win. Get Highlights Here.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 29 Apr 2019, 12:26:07 AM
Hardik Pandya blasted 91 off 34 balls but it went in vain as Mumbai Indians lost by 34 runs to Kolkata Knight Riders. Get highlights here. (Image credit: Twitter)

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Mumbai Indians chose to bowl against Mumbai Indians and the likes of Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell have taken the attack to Rohit Sharma's side. Shubman Gill blasted his third fifty and looked good for a century but he fell for 76. Chris Lynn smashed his 10th fifty but Andre Russell, promoted to No.3 in the batting, boosted Kolkata Knight Riders to a commanding total of 232/2. In response, Mumbai Indians started badly but Hardik Pandya blasted 91 off 34 balls. His knock went in vain as Mumbai Indians suffered a loss against Kolkata Knight Riders for the first time in four years. Get live cricket score and updates here. (SCORECARD)

23:52 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders have finally snapped their six-match losing streak and they beat Mumbai Indians by 34 runs. They also stay alive in the race for the playoffs and they secure their first win against Mumbai Indians after four years. Brilliant stuff.

23:40 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya pulls a short ball from Harry Gurney and he holes out to wide long on. His brilliant 91 off 34 balls has given Mumbai Indians something to cheer but they are now hurtling towards defeat.

23:34 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya blasts a six and a four off Narine as Mumbai Indians need 59 off 18. Can Mumbai Indians pull off a blinder?

23:28 hrs IST: Three fours and a six in Piyush Chawla's 16th over. This is carnage as Chawla is torn apart from Hardik Pandya.

23:23 hrs IST: Only seven runs in the over bowled by Andre Russell. Brilliant stuff. Definitely the Man of the Match. Brilliant batting and brilliant bowling.

23:18 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya launches yet another six and he reaches his third IPL fifty off 17 balls. Brilliant stuff from the all-rounder. This is the fastest fifty of IPL 2019

23:15 hrs IST: Narine has the last laugh. He floats a flatter delivery on leg stump and he thumps it to deep backward square leg and Nitish Rana dives forward to take the catch.

23:12 hrs IST: Pandya blasts his sixth six and his first boundary as he nears a fifty. This is good counterpunching.

23:07 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya continues to smash sixes at will. He has hit five sixes and has reached 35 off 12.

23:00 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya smashes two sixes in Piyush Chawla's over and Kieron Pollard slams a boundary off a googly.

22:53 hrs IST: A full toss from Andre Russell, Suryakumar launches it high into the night sky and Dinesh Karthik takes the catch. Russell takes his second wicket.

22:51 hrs IST: The asking rate has gone past 15. Mumbai Indians are unable to cope with the discipline of the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers.

22:42 hrs IST: After decimating Mumbai Indians with the bat, Kolkata Knight Riders's Andre Russell hurts them with the ball as Ewin Lewis edges a short ball to Dinesh Karthik.

22:33 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians need close to 14 runs per over and Kolkata Knight Riders are dominating the contest. Mumbai Indians have to do some spectacular hitting.

22:23 hrs IST: Big wicket for Kolkata Knight Riders and they are in the hunt for a big win. Harry Gurney comes round the wicket and gets this delivery to cut back in, Rohit attempts the slog but is hit on the back leg and Mumbai Indians have lost their captain.

22:11 hrs IST: Quinton de Kock falls cheaply. The flatter delivery and full in length on middle and leg stump from Sunil Narine, De Kock hoicks it to deep backward square leg and finds the fielder.

22:08 hrs IST: Brilliant start from Rohit Sharma as he smashes two boundaries off Sandeep Warrier. One a steer to the third man fence and a second a pull shot to the long leg fence.

21:52 hrs IST: Andre Russell, you brute! This is sensational. He clobbers two sixes off Malinga as he ends unbeaten on 80* and Kolkata Knight Riders reach 232/2 against Mumbai Indians. This will be a sensational chase if they achieve it.

21:43 hrs IST: Andre Russell blasts a six and Kolkata Knight Riders cross 200. Uphill task for Mumbai Indians.

21:35 hrs IST: Three sixes in one over bowled by Hardik Pandya and Kolkata Knight Riders have reached 200.

21:24 hrs IST: Shubman Gill launches Hardik Pandya to wide long on but Pollard takes the catch and he maintains his balance.

21:07 hrs IST: Rahul Chahar to A Russell, SIX, back-to-back sixes for A Russell - after a slow start, he's got the move alright.

21:06 hrs IST: Six! This was huge from A Russel. Hit the ball out of the park off R Chahar's flight delivery.  

21:00 hrs IST: It was a decent over by H Pandya. Only 4 runs came from the over. 

20:50 hrs IST: Four! Good shot by A Russell. Lewis charged forward, nearly got down, dived forward and got a hand - but couldn't get his body behind it and concedes a boundary.

20:47 hrs IST: Chris Lynn falls after 50. Rahul Chahar tosses it up and Lynn mistimes the lofted shot to long on where Ewin Lewis takes the catch.

20:43 hrs IST: Chris Lynn slams his 10th fifty and Kolkata Knight Riders continue to dominate against Mumbai Indians.

20:36 hrs IST: Chris Lynn blasts a six and a four off Rahul Chahar while he blasts another four and six off Krunal Pandya. He is nearing a fifty.

20:25 hrs IST: After a slow start, Lynn opens up with a couple of boundaries off Krunal and also off Jasprit Bumrah.

20:13 hrs IST: Shubman Gill begins like a train as he blasts a couple of fours and a six off Barinder Sran. Krunal Pandya gets plenty of spin and Chris Lynn is clueless.

19:51 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both sides. Sandeep Warrier is in for Kolkata Knight Riders while Barinder Sran is in for Mumbai Indians.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Barinder Sran

Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney

19:41 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have chosen to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders. They will be hoping to become the third team after Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings to seal their spot in the playoffs. A loss for Kolkata Knight Riders will end their journey.

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First Published : 28 Apr 2019, 06:13:33 PM