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IPL 2016: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets

Updated: 28 April 2016 23:37 IST - Published: 28 April 2016 00:01 IST
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So then that is all from us. Mumbai have jumped to the 3rd spot. Much needed win for the home team. We will be back with the game tomorrow, Rising Pune Supergiants will take on Gujarat Lions. We will be back with the ball by ball coverage. See you then. Take care, good night!
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Rohit Sharma has been adjudged as the Man of the Match: "It was a good game and we wanted this win badly We stuck to our plans though we dropped a lot of catches. We batted brilliantly. Pollard's form was crucial and he is peaking at the right time. This is going to be our last game here. The support has been superb here. I want to thank the crowd. Mumbai always enjoy perfect cricket. They have been wanting to see Pollard fire. I don't know what's our home venue, but we have to go out there and play good cricket."
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Gautam Gambhir: "We are not going to give excuses. We did not bowl well. We are around 15 runs short. I thought we needed an innings like Pollard did. They deserved to win. I am not going to take about the dew. The dew, toss is not in my hand. We are professional cricketers and need to adapt to the conditions."
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Rohit Sharma dropped anchor and saw the innings through, Rayudu played an able support role and Buttler too provided some spark, but then Pollard came out and won the game.
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This match was in the balance after 13 overs, Pollard sauntered out and smashed a 50 of 17 balls, this is a proper annihilation of a bowling attack. Mumbai are well on their way in the tournament, once again peaking at the right time.
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17.6 Unadkat to Kieron Pollard, SIX! MUMBAI WIN by 6 wickets! Low full toss outside off from around the stumps and Pollard smashes that high and long in the air over long off for another six to finish off the match. 50 for Pollard! He finishes on 51 off just 17 balls, takes off his helmet, blows a kiss! Farewell Wankhede, memories to cherish no doubt.
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17.5 Unadkat to Kieron Pollard, no run, full ball outside off, Pollard swings and misses.
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17.4 Unadkat to Kieron Pollard, SIX! Low full toss outside off, Pollard just swings through the line of the ball and sends it soaring in the air and finally ends up beyond the long on fence. That ball had hang time, came down with snow on it.
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17.3 Unadkat to Kieron Pollard, SIX! Length ball outside off, Pollard smashed it over cow corner for another humongous six! Pollard has come put with that trunk of his and has snatched the game away from KKR. This is brutal hitting, who said he was out of form! Unadkat has been off colour here and he has bled runs.
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17.3 Unadkat to Kieron Pollard, WIDE! Way outside off!
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17.2 Unadkat to Kieron Pollard, 2 runs, full ball on middle, Pollard bludgeons it past the bowler towards long off. The Windies are so silky, Pollard drives it with brute force, Russell the athlete runs across, slides and saves the ball. What a sight!
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17.1 Unadkat to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, full and wide outside off, squeezed to deep point for a single.
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Unadkat back!
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50 partnership is up, Mumbai should win it from here, but stranger things have happened in cricket.
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16.6 Narine to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, another one outside off, caressed towards long off for a single.
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16.5 Narine to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Low full toss on middle, Rohit sits down and sweeps it past the man at square leg for another four. He got down low and placed it with grace. He has timed the chase so well.
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16.4 Narine to Rohit Sharma, no run, way outside off, guided to short third man.
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16.3 Narine to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, width outside off, cut, but straight to point.
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16.2 Narine to Kieron Pollard, 1 run outside off, turned towards long on for a single.
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16.1 Narine to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, chipped to long on for a single.
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What a humongous over there for Mumbai. The match well and truly in Mumbai's corner. 23 runs from that over.
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15.6 Sathish to Kieron Pollard, SIX! Another slower ball on middle, Pollard backs away and lifts it over deep midwikcet to send it high and long for the best and the longest of the three that came this over. Told ya, this over might swing the match, oh yes it has.
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15.6 Sathish to Kieron Pollard, WIDE!
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15.5 Sathish to Kieron Pollard, 2 runs, pushed towards midwicket again, for a brace.
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15.4 Sathish to Kieron Pollard, SIX! Full ball on leg, Pollard clears his leg and smashes the ball over deep midwicket. Sathish bowls a slower ball but bowls it in the arc of Pollard who swings that tree.
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15.4 Sathish to Kieron Pollard, WIDE! Outside leg!
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Gambhir and Sathish are now in a huddle. Has the KKR captain taken too big a risk? Change of ball, a much drier one.
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15.3 Sathish to Kieron Pollard, SIX! That was sent into the orbit. Slower ball on a length and Pollard hits that straight over the bowler's head for six! Pollard would fancy himself here with this gentle pace. This over might tilt the balance in MI favour.
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15.2 Sathish to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, smashed back to long on for a single.
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15.1 Sathish to Rohit Sharma, no run, wide outside off, cut, but straight to point.
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Sathish back!
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Shakib competed his spell. 4-0-30-1. And we have a timeout. Mumbai slightly ahead one would have to believe.
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14.6 Shakib to Kieron Pollard, no run, defended back to the bowler again.
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14.5 Shakib to Kieron Pollard, no run, bowled from wide of the crease and on middle. Defended!
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14.4 Shakib to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Flatter ball, back of a length, and that was just a bottom hand jab off the backfoot and that scoots off the outfield towards the long on fence. Top shot, the dew allowed the ball to zip across.
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14.3 Shakib to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, full ball on middle, turned towards long on.
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14.2 Shakib to Kieron Pollard, 1 run, flatter ball on leg, turned towards midwicket for a single.
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14.1 Shakib to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Clears the front leg and hit that ball through the line and down the ground and lands just inside the ropes. Pollard plants that foot and swings the heavy willow through the line. All power there. he needs to stick around here.
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Shakib back!
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10 runs from the over, Rohit is all on his own and he is trying his best to stay afloat. Needs an ally there.
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13.6 Russell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Russell pitches up again, Rohit looked to drive it downtown, over covers, but got an outside half of the bat over the head of the man at point towards deep point for a boundary. Crucial hit.
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13.5 Russell to Rohit Sharma, no run, drives again, but finds the man at mid-off this time.
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13.4 Russell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Overpitched there, and driven handsomely by Rohit through the covers for four. From the top drawer, what pristine timing, textbook stuff this. All about balance and placement and poise. Mid-off was up and the ball was not good.
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13.3 Russell to Kieron Pollard, 1 run, back of a length, clipped towards backward square leg for a single.
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13.2 Russell to Kieron Pollard, no run, full yorker on middle, squeezed back towards Russell.
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13.1 Russell to Rohit Sharma, 1 run, driven towards long on for a single. Rohit needs to carry on!
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Kieron Pollard in for hos 100th game!
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12.6 Narine to Jos Buttler, OUT! Another length ball, Buttler smashes the ball straight over the bowler's head. Lynn takes the catch in two attempts, and it has been referred! Lynn grabbed the ball, realised that he was falling over so released the ball into the air. He went over the ropes, came back in, while the ball was still in the air and completed the catch perfectly. But the third umpire is still not convinced. He has made his decision now and has given it OUT! Not very smart from Buttler it has to be said, should have been more frugal with his thinking.
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12.5 Narine to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Wide outside off by Narine, and Buttler slog sweeps it between long on and deep mid-wicket. Bad ball, floated it up on off and Buttler says, finally I can hit this one.
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12.4 Narine to Jos Buttler, no run, guided towards point.