IPL 2018, KKR vs MI: Hosts win toss, opt to field

IPL 2018, KKR vs MI: Hosts win toss, opt to field

KKR Playing Lineup: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (capt, wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav.

After two back to back victories against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knightriders were brought crashing back to Earth after a surprise defeat at the hands of the Mumbai Indians.

The bulk of Mumbai's runs - 148 - came from boundaries.

Qualification for the play-offs is still within their grasp, but defeat in their next match against Kings XI could make it very hard for them. Needing a win to keep their finals hopes alive, the visitors held their nerve with a near flawless effort in the field to complete their rout of the hosts, with only the final wicket of Kuldeep Yadav (lbw) to be a bowler-only affair. The wicket at Eden should encourage stroke-play, but the spinners will remain the game as well. He contributed 36 runs.

While both teams looked evenly matched after their first game at Wankhede, this one looks like Mumbai Indians is slight favourites especially after their win.

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Sharma is a vital cog in Mumbai'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. His 264 against Sri Lanka, and his only century in the IPL have both come on this ground. But that didn't matter one bit as the KKR batting crumbled in a big way. They have been inconsistent, but it is do or die time.

He ended with figures of 1-24 from three overs as every Mumbai bowler claimed a Kolkata scalp. Lynn (21) was next to go after a mix-up between wickets resulted in him being run-out in the fourth over.

The brothers Pandya are reliable middle-overs operators. The KKR pacers haven't fared well in the Powerplay this season.

On the bowling front, Hardik (14) and Mayank Markande (13) lead the charts, while Bumrah and McClenghan have provided them good support with eleven scalps each to their name. A dehydrated Narine had to bat lower down the order in their previous clash and it did not help their 182-run chase. When, KKR got all out with 10 balls to spare, they were still 102 runs short. Too often pressure has piled on DK and Russell to save KKR at the end, with the former often the last man standing for his side. He was also given a lifeline by Kishan early on in his innings.

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