Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League match in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Friday. Chasing a target of 149, MI completed the job with opener Quinton de Kock playing a fine innings of 78 off 44 balls. Batting first, KKR made 148 for five. KKR's pace spearhead Pat Cummins top-scored with an unbeaten 36-ball 53 while new captain Eoin Morgan remained not out on 39 off 29 deliveries at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, even as the other established batsmen failed to impress.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 148/5 in 20 overs (Pat Cummins 53 not out, Eoin Morgan 39 not out; Rahul Chahar 2/18)
Mumbai Indians: 149/2 in 16.5 overs (Quinton de Kock 78 not out).
7:03 PM IST: New KKR captain Eoin Morgan wins toss and opts to bat first.
7:07 PM IST: Playing XIs -
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
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