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The Man of the Match prize is won by Quinton de Kock! On his leg side shots, the wicket-keeper-batsman replies that it’s the best shot he has in his arsenal and of course it happens, he’s not planning that shot. Adds that he tries to keep his balance and plays it as he sees it. Shares that he doesn’t see himself hitting much and that he just wants to stay in line with the ball and play accordingly. Mention that he was disappointed in the last game not to finish the game and is happy with that today. Says Mahela Jayawardene keeps him focused and controlled and it’s nice to have someone like him around. About the dropped catch, De Kock says he has played enough cricket not to think much about his maintenance, as these things happen to everyone.
Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma, starts by saying that this victory gives them a lot of confidence. Adds that the trend is defensive but is now changing as teams that hit second are now starting to win. Indicates that after winning 4 out of 4 it is always a challenge how they show up for the next game and they did a brilliant job. Shares he took his chances by throwing the spinners against Russell, but brought Bumrah to him who got the job done. Mention that he spends most of the time in the backseat when hitting with De Kock as the South African likes to go right after the bowlers and to keep hitting that way without putting any pressure. Adds that it is important that they do not become complacent and that they cannot take the gas in this tournament. Tells his boys are hungry and they want to play and win.
Hardik Pandya, who played a nice cameo towards the end, is up for a chat. Shares he’s been using that bat for almost three years now and it must be good. Adds trying to keep his shape and he is working on his technique and it works well for him. Mention he tries to keep it simple and doesn’t think about what the bowler is trying to bowl while playing for the merit of the delivery. Jokes by saying that he should miss changing the diapers instead of the dance floor, as he has now become a father.
Kolkata skipper, Eoin Morgan, says she lost a lot of wickets early and therefore couldn’t get a good score on the board. Adds that the way their batters played it is difficult to stop a team like Mumbai. Admits they didn’t have many runs on the board. States number 4, 5 and 6 is an important position, today it didn’t make much of a difference as they all got fired early but they try to get the most of their hitting experience.
Mumbai continues to roar this season. Yet another clinical outing for them. Their bowlers did a commendable job of limiting Kolkata and after that their batting was relentless. Still, they would like to improve their death bowling, which was the only blot for them tonight.
It was a completely one-sided affair as Kolkata didn’t show up with the bat. They were on the back foot very early on in the game and despite the collaboration between Pat Cummins and Eoin Morgan, they only managed to get a below par total. During the break in the innings, we all thought it could be a tricky chase as the pitch appeared to be two-speed, but the big opening score between Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma put the chase to bed very early. Change in leadership for Kolkata but no change in their fate.
A resounding victory for Mumbai! They knocked over Kolkata here with 8 wickets and 19 balls. Thanks to this elaborate victory, the defending champions jump to the top in the points table.
16.5 overs (1 run)
THERE’S THE WINNING RUN! Pandya eases this entire roll, up a long way. Easy win for Mumbai. THEY DO IT WITH 8 WICKETS TO SAVE!
16.4 overs (4 runs)
FOUR! Scores level now! It’s short and from the outside, Pandya cuts to it. It goes from the outer half to the point fence for a boundary.
16.3 overs (1 run)
A full throw in the middle, it’s been hit too long for one.
16.2 overs (1 run)
Just a biggie away now! In the middle, Pandya is swinging, but it goes from the inner half through mid-wicket for once.
16.1 overs (1 run)
Shorter and from the outside, it is cut to point by one.
15.6 overs (0 run)
One point to end, but an expensive one over by Cummins! A short one in the middle, he goes into hiding.
15.5 overs (6 runs)
SIX! Exquisite! So easy! Still need 8. This is a bad ball. It’s on the pads, Pandya uses his wrists and hits it over the square-legged fence.
15.4 overs (4 runs)
FOUR! This is majestic! Another brilliant, lofty ride. It is fuller and in the center Pandya shows the bat’s full face and floats above the bowler’s head for another boundary.
15.3 overs (0 Run)
A signature comeback from the tempo bowler. He pops it short. Pandya dives under it.
15.2 overs (4 runs)
FOUR! That’s a nice picture of Pandya! Wow! It’s a length ball on the center, not a bad delivery, but Pandya is high and hopes it is over the center fielder for a boundary. He made a decent ball look pretty ordinary.
15.1 overs (1 run)
It is worked out into a fine bone on the pads.
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