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MI Vs KKR, IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Mumbai Indians By 24 Run - As It Happened

Mitchell Starc bowled Gerald Coetzee to win the match for Kolkata Knight Riders as they successfully defended a below-par total of 169 runs at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Asked to bat first, KKR were bundled out for 169 runs in 19.5 overs on a two-paced pitch. Venkatesh Iyer played a fighting knock of 70 runs and stitched an 83-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Manish Pandey (42 off 31 balls). In response, MI also kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Suryakumar Yadav made a valiant 56 off 35 but that was not enough as they were bowled out for 145 runs in 18.5 overs. Mitchell Starc took four wickets whereas Sunil Narine, Varun Chakaravarthy and Andre Russell grabbed a brace each. Catch the highlights of the MI Vs KKR match in the IPL 2024, here

Kolkata Knight Riders' Mitchell Starc celebrates the win against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League cricket match in Mumbai. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

MI Vs KKR, IPL 2024, Highlights

Here are the highlights of match 51 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. KKR managed to defend a low total of 169 runs against the power-packed MI at their home venue on a tricky pitch. Mitchell Starc took four wickets whereas Andre Russell, Varun Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narine took two wickets each. KKR have seven wins in 11 games now and they are near to qualify for the playoffs, whereas MI are almost out of the tournament. Catch the highlights of the MI Vs KKR match in the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

MI Vs KKR, Full Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer(c), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dushmantha Chameera, Allah Ghazanfar, Sakib Hussain, Sherfane Rutherford, Chetan Sakariya, Nitish Rana, Srikar Bharat

Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Nuwan Thushara, Naman Dhir, Shams Mulani, Dewald Brevis, Kumar Kartikeya, Luke Wood, Shreyas Gopal, Harvik Desai, Romario Shepherd, Arjun Tendulkar, Shivalik Sharma, Anshul Kamboj, Akash Madhwal, Kwena Maphaka

Pitch Report

The pitch looks tricky with some patches on it. It is dry from one end and spinners might be useful there but the other end looks even and captains can use fast bowlers from that side. The square boundaries are 60 and 65 metres respectively, while the straight one is at 74 metres. The average score is 190 here, but the team batting first needs to add more as dew may come later.

Toss Update

Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Hardik Pandya(c), Naman Dhir, Tim David, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Nuwan Thushara

Kolkata Knight Riders: Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer(c), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy

Impact Substitutes

Kolkata Knight Riders: Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Srikar Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Chetan Sakariya

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Shams Mulani, Shivalik Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Romario Shepherd

KKR Start Batting, Salt Falls

Nuwan Tushara opened the bowling attack for Mumbai Indians and Phil Salt along with Sunil Narine opened the batting for KKR. Salt hit a boundary on the second delivery of the over but lost his wicket on the fourth delivery. Angkrish Raghuvanshi is the new batter at the crease.

KKR - 14/1 (1)

Thushara Takes Two!

Nuwan Thusara was brought back into the attack in the third over and Angkrish Raghuvanshi welcomed him with a six. He got rid of him on the next delivery. Shreyas Iyer also lost his wicket on the last ball of the over and gave a simple catch to Tim David.

KKR - 28/3 (3)

Pandey, Iyer Rebuild Innings

Piyush Chawla dismissed Rinku Singh on the first ball of his spell, which led to the arrival of Manish Pandey for the first time this season. He came as an impact player and is trying to build a big partnership with Venkatesh Iyer.

KKR - 72/5 (9)

Iyer Completes Fifty!

Venkatesh Iyer continued his good form and took the team out of the horrendous situation along with Manish Pandey. Both batters have looked good so far and need to change gears as death-overs arrive. Iyer completed his fifty in 36 balls.

KKR - 128/5 (15)

Target Set For MI

Manish Pandey and Venkatesh Iyer played crucial innings to take the KKR to a respectable total. Both the batters were going well but Pandya broke the partnership. Jasprit Bumrah was too hot to handle in the death overs as he restricted KKR by taking the wicket of Venkatesh Iyer on the second-last delivery of the final over. Mumbai Indians need 170 runs to win off 120 balls.

KKR - 169/10 (19.5)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: KKR - 169/10 (19.5)

Venkatesh Iyer - 70 (52), Manish Pandey - 42 (31) | Jasprit Bumrah: (3.5-0-18-3)

MI Start Batting

The opening partners for Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan started the chase whereas Vaibhav Arora opened the bowling attack of KKR. He conceded just six runs from the first over.

MI - 6/0 (1)

Rohit Sharma Falls

Sunil Narine was introduced into the attack in the sixth over and SKY welcomed him with a boundary. He dismissed the former captain Rohit Sharma on the second-last delivery to make MI three wickets down.

MI - 46/3 (6)

MI Six Wickets Down!

Nehal Wadhera was dismissed by Sunil Narine on the fifth ball of the 11th over. Andre Russell got the massive wicket of Hardik Pandya on the first ball of the next over. Tim David joined Suryakumar Yadav.

MI - 82/6 (12)

KKR Win By 24 Runs!

Mitchell Starc came to bowl the 19th over with 32 needed in 12 balls and Tim David on strike. David smashed a six on the first delivery but Starc recovered on the next and got rid of him. He then dismissed Piyush Chawla on the next delivery. Jasprit Bumrah survived the hat-trick delivery and gave a single to Gerald Coetzee, who got bowled out on the next delivery to finish the match. KKR successfully defended a below-par total of 169 against the lacklustre MI.

MI - 145/10 (18.5)

Hardik Pandya | MI Captain

I mean obviously in the batting inning, we couldn’t form partnerships and kept losing wickets, in T20s if you don’t form partnerships, it can cost you. Not much, there are a lot of questions that will take some time to answer but for now, not much to say. As you mentioned, the bowlers did a fantastic job, the wicket got a little better after the first innings, and the dew came on. We will go through the game and see what could we have done better. You keep fighting, that is what I tell myself, never leave the battlefield, tough days come but good also come here, it’s challenging but challenges make you better.

MI In Run-Chases In IPL 2024

Matches: 6

Won: 1 (vs RCB)

Lost: 5

Shreyas Iyer | KKR Captain

Just having a conversation with Starcy. Told him how important this game for us. If we lost this, would've had to win two out of four. Would take this anyday. Beautiful victory for us. Hope we could've cherished this one. But we have a match day after as well. Certainly, with this impact player rule, it has helped us in this game. Manish has been eyeing an opportunity from Day 1. Today he got it. We got to a commendable total. All I had to say to the boys was we can defend it with our bowling lineup. They were unreal to be honest (on the two spinners). Absolutely spot on in terms of execution with line and lengths. He's been eagerly waiting to go out and express himself in earlier games as well (on Venkatesh Iyer).

Venkatesh Iyer | KKR (POTM)

As a professional cricketer, I have to be flexible in terms of situation. When I started hitting the ball well, two more wickets fell and I thought I have to play the anchor role. This is the fourth or fifth time Manish has padded up. This time he got to bat. Rather than sending Russell and Ramandeep higher, better to have Manish who can play the anchor role. Ball was holding and it was a two paced wicket. I try to be a smarter cricketer. Would've been easy for me to go after Piyush Chawla and the fast bowlers. Team needed me to be there till the end. I've been a huge fan of dada. Went to ask him about my stance and technical aspects. Was a fruitful conversation. It's coming through in my stance and other aspects in the nets.

That's All From Our Side!

Kolkata Knight Riders have won a low-scoring match against Mumbai Indians in the Wankhede Stadium after 12 years. Playoff qualification is near for KKR, whereas MI are all but out of the tournament. We will be taking your leave now. That's all from our side. Goodnight!

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