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IPL 2019 highlights: KKR beat MI by 34 runs, keep playoffs hope alive

At 58 for four, Mumbai were down and out but Hardik Pandya reignited their hopes with a breathtaking 91 off 34 balls. In due course, he completed fastest IPL 2019 half century in 17 balls

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Hardik Pandya

In match 47 of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) snapped their six-match losing streak with a 34-run win over Mumbai Indians in a high-scoring IPL game that saw brutal stroke play from power-hitters of both teams.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen fired on all cylinders to post the IPL 2019's highest total, 232 for two, after sensational knocks from Shubman Gill (75 off 45) and Andre Russell (80 not out off 40). At 58 for four, Mumbai were down and out but Hardik Pandya reignited their hopes with a breathtaking 91 off 34 balls. In due course he completed fastest IPL 2019 half century in 17 balls. In the end, Pandya's dismissal in the 18th over sealed the game in KKR's favour as Mumbai ended at 198 for seven. The Indian all-rounder's cracking innings comprised nine sixes and six fours. The much needed win keeps KKR alive in IPL 2019 as they now have 10 points from 12 matches. Mumbai remain in third spot with 14 points from 12 games.


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IPL 2019: Match 47, KKR vs MI full scorecard
 
 
Staring at elimination, the embattled KKR got off to a fiery start with Shubman Gill (76) and Chris Lynn (54) putting on a 96-run opening stand, their highest this season, after Rohit Sharma opted to bowl in his 100th match as captain.
 
Russell, KKR's biggest impact player of the season, was finally seen higher up the order at No 3. The West Indies power-hitter ensured that KKR finished on a high with an unbeaten effort.
 
Russell hammered six fours and eight sixes including one off the last ball after he denied a couple of singles to skipper Dinesh Karthik in the last over as KKR creamed 75 runs from the last five overs and scored 135 in the final 10.
 
Fielding let down Mumbai Indians big time with both Lynn and Russell dropped early in their innings by Kieron Pollard and Evin Lewis respectively.
 
The top-order batting was all about the sheer class of the 19-year-old Gill, who showed why he is billed as the future star of Indian cricket.
 
Gill smashed six fours and four sixes en route to his second half-century of the season and forged a crucial stand with Russell. The duo shared 62 runs from 35 balls of which Gill had a share of 34, while Russell scored 24.
 
Gill was at his best against Rahul Chahar and three of his four sixes came against the leg-spinner.
 
Such was the sheer class of Gill that Russell was glad to play second fiddle and was six off 12 balls after being dropped on one.
 
On a belter of a track, KKR openers got off to a sensational start and survived the powerplay without losing a wicket for their highest opening stand -- 96 -- this season.
 
Slow to start with, Lynn was 18 off 15 balls when Kieron Pollard spilled a chance from the Aussie at mid-off.
 
Lynn took off from there on, hammering the spin duo of Krunal Pandya and Chahar to race to his fourth IPL fifty this season off just 27 balls.
 

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Kolkata knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by 34 runs

11:43 PM

Over 20; KKR win

Over Summary: 0 0 6 W 1 1  ; MI: 198-7

Piyush Chawla [3.0-0-49-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Sran hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Rahul Chahar, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards long-off for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Krunal gets a top-edge  and Chawla completes the catch. Krunal Pandya c and b Chawla 24(18) [6s-2]
 
Ball 3: Krunal hits towards cow corner for SIX
 
Ball 2: Krunal hits straight down the ground, declines single.
 
Ball 1: Krunal goes for big swing, misses
11:39 PM

Mumbai Indians need 43 runs in last Over
11:38 PM

Over 19

Over Summary:   ; MI: 

Andre Russell [3.0-0-20-2] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT to end the over
 
Ball 5: Sran collects a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket. 
 
Ball 4: Krunal hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Russell beats Krunal outside off. 
 
Ball 2: A yorker, Krunal fails to get connection
 
Ball 1: Krunal smashes towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
11:34 PM

Over 18

Over Summary: 0 1 6 4 0 W  ; MI: 185-6

Harry Gurney [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Hardik gets a top-edge towards long-on and Russell completes the catch. Hardik Pandya c A Russell b Gurney 91(34) [4s-6 6s-9]
 
Ball 5: Hardik blocks the slow yorker to cover, no run. 
 
Ball 4: Hardik hits towards deep extra cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Hardik smashes towards deep backward square leg for SIX. 
 
Ball 2: Krunal drags towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 1: A big swing and miss from Krunal. 
11:29 PM

Mumbai Indians need 59 runs in 18 balls
 
11:29 PM

Over 17

Over Summary: 4 6 0 1 1 2  ; MI: 174-5

Sunil Narine [3.0-0-30-2] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Hardik hits towards a tad wide of long-on for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Krunal hits towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Hardik hits towards mid-off for a single. 
 
Ball 3: DOT 
 
Ball 2: Hardik wallopes towards cow corner for SIX. 
 
Ball 1: Hardik smashes over bowler's head for FOUR. 
11:25 PM

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11:23 PM

Over 16; Mumbai need 73 runs in 24 balls

Over Summary: 6 1 4B 4 4 1  ; MI: 160-5
 
Ball 6: Hardik hits to deep extra cover for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Hardik hammers towards extra cover for FOUR
 
Ball 4: Hardik hits over point for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: 4 byes
 
Ball 2: A flighted delivery and Krunal gets a top-edge and Uthappa, Karthik makes mess of it, a single taken. 
 
Ball 1: Krunal goes big and hits straight down the ground for SIX. 
11:18 PM

Over 15; : Mumbai need 93 runs in 30 balls

Over Summary: 2 1 1 1 1 1  ; MI: 140-5

Andre Russell [2.0-0-13-2] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Krunal hits towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Hardik hits the yorker to long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 4: A short ball and Krunal pulls it towards square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Hardik hits the yorker to long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Krunal guides towards third-man for a single. 
 
Ball 1: Krunal works towards square leg for a couple of runs. 
11:13 PM

Over 14; Pollard OUT

Over Summary: 0 W 6 4 1 1  ; MI: 133-5

Sunil Narine [2.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Krunal hits towards long-off for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Hardik hits towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Hardik whacks towards deep square leg for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Hardik hits over deep mid-wicket for SIX and completes fastest IPL fifty in IPL 2019

Krunal Pandya, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Pollard hits to backward square leg Rana takes a forward diving catch. OUT. Pollard c Nitish Rana b Narine 20(21) [4s-2]
 
Ball 1: Pollard hits back to bowler, no run
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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 5:29 PM IST

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