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Thursday, 9 April 2015

IPL8 Match1 - KKR vs MI

Indian Premier League 8th season started at Eden Gardens. First match of IPL 8 held between Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) and Mumbai Indians(MI) today(Apr 8,2015) at Eden Gardens. Kolkata Knight Riders is defending champions and Mumbai Indians is 2013 champions. Being the first match of this season, more expectation on this match. Kolkata won the toss and opted to field first.


Match1 : Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) vs Mumbai Indians(MI)

Toss: Kolkata Kinght Riders won the toss and opted to field

 
Man of the Match: Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel bowled 15 dot balls in his 4 overs and took 2 wickets.

Most Sixes & Best Entertainer: Suryakumar Yadav

Result: kolkata Knight Riders won

Mumbai Indians Innings:

Rohit Sharma and Aaron Finch were the batsman to enter the crease as openers of Mumbai Indians. Aaron Finch failed to perform well. Followed by Finch, Aditya Tare and Ambati Rayudu departed very quickly. Mumbai Indians lost 3 wickets in 5.2 overs. Next to these 3 early wickets, Corey Anderson joined hands with Rohit Sharma and led the team to a decent score of 168 runs in 20 overs. At the end of 20 overs, Mumbai Indians were 168/3. Morne Morkel took 2 wickets and Shakib Al Hasan took 1 wicket.


Batsman
Wicket Description
Runs(Balls)
4s,6s
Strike Rate
Rohit Sharma(c)
not out
98(65)
12,4
150.76
Aaron Finch
c Umesh b M Morkel
5(5)
1,0
100.00
Aditya Tare(wk)
c Umesh b Shakib
7(7)
1,0
100.00
Ambati Rayudu
c Y Pathan b M Morkel
0(2)
0,0
0.00
Corey Anderson
not out
55(41)
4,3
134.14
Extras
3(b -0, nb - 0, wd – 2, lb – 1)
Total
168/3 (20 overs) RR: 8.40


Kolkata Knight Riders Innings:

Defending Champions were set with a target of 169, which is considered to be easy chase in Twenty20 matches. Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambir were the batsman to enter the crease as openers of Kolkata Knight Riders innings. At 3rd over Robin Uthappa gone for 9 runs. Next man to enter the crease was Manish Pandey. Gambir and Pandey stood and took KKR towards a decent chase. After Gambir and Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav played a wonderful innings with Strike Rate of 230 and marked the victory of Kolkata Knight Rdiers. Finally Kolkata was 170/3 in 18.3 overs and won the match by 7 wickets and 9 balls reamining.


Batsman
Wicket Description
Runs(Balls)
4s,6s
Strike Rate
Robin Uthappa(wk)
c Harbhajan b Anderson
9(12)
0,1
75.00
Gautam Gambir(c)
c Rayudu b Bumrah
57(43)
7,1
132.55
Manish Pandey
c Pollard b Harbhajan
40(24)
2,3
166.66
Suryakumar Yadav
not out
46(20)
1,5
230.00
Yusuf Pathan
not out
14(12)
1,1
116.66
Extras
4(b -0, nb - 0, wd – 2, lb – 2)
Total
170/3 (18.3 overs) RR: 9.18



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