Mumbai seal the deal
11:20 PM IST - A choke that will leave you asking questions! Kolkata required 31 runs off 30 balls with six wickets in hand but sensational spells from Trent Boult and Krunal Pandya in the death overs brought Mumbai back into the game. Effectively, the defending champions sealed the deal and continued their dominance over Eoin Morgan and Co.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (142/7, 20 overs)
Thunder boult strikes!
11:15 PM IST - Under pressure, Kolkata have seen Andre Russell and Pat Cummins dismissed in succession to bring the game back into Mumbai's favour. A turnaround that only a few expected.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (140/7, 19.4 overs)
Spinners the difference maker?
Love to see captains backing their spinners in death ❤️❤️— Bharath Pandhiri (@BharathPandhiri) April 13, 2021
Then Nabi was backed by Warner at 18th in last KKR match
And now Krunal is backed by Rohit at 18th over #KKRvMI
11:00 PM IST - After enjoying a comfortable lead in the contest, Kolkata now seem struggling to a Mumbai bowling unit that has taken four wickets from overs 10 - 17.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (131/5, 17.0 overs)
Shakib gives away wicket cheaply
10:50 PM IST - Expected to make a difference, Shakib Al Hasan fell cheaply to a Krunal Pandya delivery, aimed fully on middle stump, which is directed towards Suryakumar Yadav at deep square.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (122/5, 15.2 overs)
Rana stumped out
10:45 PM IST - Nitish Rana's delightful innings was brought to a close as Quinton de Kock stumps him out from a Rahul Chahar delivery. While Chahar finishes with four wickets from his four overs, Rana walks back knowing he is currently the new owner of the Orange Cap.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (122/4, 15 overs)
Rohit Sharma survives injury scare
10:38 PM IST - Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma steps forwards to bowl, but his build-run leads to an alleged ankle injury. Affter observations by the medical team, he seems alright and is given the go-ahead to continue play.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (104/3, 13 overs)
Captain Morgan exits
10:33 PM IST - Kolkata captain Eoin Morgan's short spell at the crease comes to an end as he steps out to reach out for the slog, he sends the ball towards Marco Jansen. Rahul Chahar now has three wickets from his three overs.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (104/3, 12.5 overs)
Rana breezes past 50
10:30 PM IST - Nitish Rana registers his 13th fifty in the Indian T20 League, being the driving factor for Kolkata's batting once again.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (84/2, 10.3 overs)
Tripathi falls to the googly
10:20 PM IST - Rahul Chahar's perfectly googly delivery pushes Rahul Tripathi to play a defensive shot, but the ball slips through outside edge and wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock dismisses him.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (84/2, 10.3 overs)
Chahar makes breakthrough
10:12 PM IST - After smashing him off for a six, Shubman Gill went for a lofted drive from a Rahul Chahar delivery only to meet the hands of Kieron Pollard. A fine inning come to an end
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (72/1, 8.5 overs)
10:00 PM IST - With Nitish Rana opening, Kolkata have taken a strong stride towards a convincing victory over Mumbai. But no one can tell if there will be a late twist, something which Rohit Sharma and Co. are known to pull off at times.
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (50/0, 7 overs)
End of powerplay
9:55 PM IST - Kolkata's powerplay score reads 45 runs at a run rate of 7.50, marginally better than that of Mumbai. Can the Rana - Gill partnership take the side all the way?
Score - Mumbai (152, 20 overs), Kolkata (45/0, 6 overs)
How's the josh?
Kolkata begin chase with ease
9:38 PM IST - After three overs, Kolkata are now at 19/0 with Nitish Rana seemingly in a position to plot a comfortable score on the board. Can Mumbai make an early breakthrough?
Fans react to Mumbai's innings
@KKRiders absolutely nailed their matchups tonight - tied up Hardik with Cummins and Prasidh too but 5 overs of spin in the PP was incredible. SKY-Varun was a stalemate simply because we didn't get to see much of that— Soorya Sesha (@sooryasesha7) April 13, 2021
Bumrah will have a big role for #MI now #KKRvMI #IPL2021 https://t.co/qshMRIwsgY
Kolkata need 153 to win
9:20 PM IST - Wise captaincy from Eoin Morgan sees Kolkata inch closer to a much-important victory over Mumbai. 153 as a target seems winnable and dew could ease the chase for Morgan and Co.
A fifer from two overs!
9:15 PM IST - Andre Russell showed that his bowling skills is as lethal as his batting, taking three wickets in the final over to complete his first five-wicket haul in the Indian T20 League.
His figures of 5/15 is best by any any bowler against Mumbai and also the best for a Kolkata bowler, ever.
Score - Mumbai (152/9, 20 overs)
Krunal gets Mumbai to 150.... and departs
9:10 PM IST - With Mumbai languishing at one of their worst totals, Krunal Pandya hits a nine-ball 15 to propel the five-time winners to 150. But a certain Andre Russell directs him to hit a shot a fine leg and get dismissed by Prasidh Krishna.
Score - Mumbai (150/8, 19.3 overs)
Russell wrecks into Mumbai batting
9:00 PM IST - Mumbai's situation worsens as Andre Russell dismisses Kieron Pollard and newcomer Marco Jansen in his first over of the game. His figures read 2/5.
Score - Mumbai (126/7, 17.3 overs)
8:52 PM IST - Yet another slow delivery, without pace, to dismiss a Mumbai batsman. Prasidh Krishna ends Hardik Pandya's struggle by setting him to miscue his shot and find Andre Russell. The reigning champions now in trouble waters.
Score - Mumbai (123/4, 16.2 overs)
Cummins strikes down Rohit
8:45 PM IST - Pat Cummins is slowly proving his worth for Kolkata, dismissing the dangerman in Rohit Sharma with a slow off-cutter that manages to find the inside edge of the Mumbai captain and hit the stumps.
Score - Mumbai (115/4, 15.2 overs)
8:35 PM IST - Mumbai need some fireworks in the final six overs to finish the innings somewhere around 170. Skipper Rohit Sharma is almost touching 50 runs, but currently, he has already achieved one of the records mentioned earlier in our live blog.
Rohit has now 800 boundaries in T20 cricket. Way to go Hitman!
Score - Mumbai (106/3, 14.0 overs)
Ishan Kishan falls for 1
8:25 PM IST - Pat Cummins' first ball of his third over and an important wicket! A short delivery to incite Kishan to step forward and strike towards fine leg, where Prasidh Krishna was waiting for him. Mission successful!
Score - Mumbai (88/3, 11.1 overs)
Suryakumar brought to the ground
8:20 PM IST - A sensational innings by Suryakumar Yadav comes to an end, as Shakib Al Hasan's delivery makes the batter miscue his attempted six to find the safe hands of Shubman Gill.
Score - Mumbai (86/1, 10.2 overs)
99 metres in the SKY
8:15 PM IST - Mumbai's Suryakumar Yadav reaches his 12th fifty in the Indian T20 League, courtesy of a maximum that scales 99 metres. The gamechanger
Score - Mumbai (79/1, 9.5 overs)
8:05 PM IST - Mumbai have finally gained momentum in this fixture, with Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav completing a 50-run partnership for the second wicket. Prior to the strategic timeout being called in, Prasidh Krishna was hammered for 16 runs by Yadav.
Score - Mumbai (64/1, 8 overs)
End of powerplay
7:55 PM IST - Strangely enough, Kolkata had their spinners bowl five overs in the powerplay with 42 runs and a wicket coming from it. What kind of plan has Eoin Morgan in mind to break the Rohit - Suryakumar partnership?
Score - Mumbai (42/1, 6 overs)
Harbhajan gets a taste of a SKY attack
7:45 PM IST - Harbhajan Singh leaks 14 runs in his second over, with Suryakumar Yadav smashing three boundaries on alternate deliveries. A solid return for Mumbai after losing their first wicket cheaply.
Score - Mumbai (24/1, 3 overs)
An early exit for De Kock
7:38 PM IST - A tossed-up delivery by Varun Chakravarthy forces Quinton de Kock to slice a shot high up in the air. But Rahul Tripathi runs forward to take a safe catch. An early breakthrough for Kolkata but a disappointing start to Indian T20 League 2021 for de Kock
Score - Mumbai (10/1, 2 overs)
First boundary for Mumbai
7:35 PM IST - Rohit Sharma pulls a shot above mid-wicket to hit the first boundary of the game, off the second delivery of Varun Chakravarty
Score - Mumbai (7/0, 1.2 overs)
7:30 PM IST - Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock open the batting for Punjab! Harbhajan Singh opens the bowling for Kolkata and concedes just three runs.
Score - Mumbai (3/0, 1 overs)
Team Mumbai playing XI
Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Paltan, we'll be batting first tonight 💪😎— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 13, 2021
Here's our Playing XI that will take centre stage against the Knight Riders! 💙
Live Updates 👉 https://t.co/WYph7ed9wR#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #KKRvMI #IPL2021 @SamsungIndia pic.twitter.com/xoPQ6NQ8dE
Team Kolkata playing XI
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy
Kolkata win toss, to bowl first
7:00 PM IST - Kolkata win the toss and will bowl first. While Eoin Morgan doesn't make any changes to his playing XI, Mumbai bring in Quinton de Kock for Chris Lynn.
Shakib gets his 50th cap
6:50 PM IST - Former Chennai star Matthew Hayden provides the pitch report for Kolkata vs Mumbai. "It's a dry surface, so it'll be slightly difficult to bat during the middle stages of the game. Need to make the most out of the powerplay overs. Win the toss and bowl first," Hayden says.
6:45 PM IST - Mumbai, with a superior head-to-head record, are predicted to win the game with ease. Click here to know why.
Chepauk is ready for Kolkata vs Mumbai!
Record-breaking night for Hitman?
6:30 PM IST - Rohit Sharma has enjoyed playing against Kolkata, with tonight's fixture likely to see the hitman break two records.
61 - Rohit requires 61 runs to complete 1000 runs against Kolkata in the Indian T20 League. He will become the first player to aggregate 1000 runs against one opponent in the T20 extravaganza.
2 - Rohit is two boundaries away from completing 800 boundaries in T20 cricket. He will be the third Indian to achieve this feat after Virat Kohli (858) and Shikhar Dhawan (915).
Fans turning into cricket gurus
In the event that #KKR will play operating system pacer in the XI at Chennai,I'd prefer to see Ferguson. In case you're playing Cumminsrequesting that he bowl in the center overs, Lockie bodes well.Harder you hit the Chennai surface,More factor ricochet you can separate.#KKRvMI— Abhi-Cric (@Abhishek_Cric1) April 13, 2021
Mumbai to rain down sixes?
6:10 PM IST - SportsAdda ambassador Brett Lee has predicted that defending champions Mumbai will score the maximum sixes against Kolkata, considering the depth in their batting order. What does he say? Check out here.
Know the Kolkata vs Mumbai head-to-head record
6:00 PM IST - Kolkata have a disappointing head-to-head record against Mumbai in the Indian T20 League, winning only six of the 27 matches played between these two heavyweight sides. Kolkata, led by Eoin Morgan, have lost their last three matches against Mumbai and will look to end their losing streak.
For more stats and insights, click here.
ICYMI - Kolkata's 100th win
5:55 PM IST - Kolkata's 10-run win over Hyderabad in their opening game of Indian T20 League 2021 went down as their 100th win in the competition. Only Mumbai (120) and Chennai (106) have won more matches than Eoin Morgan's men.
For stats and details of Kolkata's win over Hyderabad, click here.
Wondering where to watch the Indian T20 League live on TV?
5:40 PM IST - The Kolkata vs Mumbai Indian T20 League match will be telecast live at 7:30 PM IST on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels in India, on Tuesday, April 13.
Live streaming of Kolkata vs Mumbai will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
Can Kolkata break their Mumbai jinx?
5:30 PM IST - Good evening and a warm welcome to SportsAdda’s live blog for the Indian T20 League 2021!
Defending champions Mumbai seek to register their first win of the latest edition as they take on Kolkata at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Despite starting the latest campaign on the wrong foot, Rohit Sharma’s men start as favourites against Kolkata, given Mumbai hold a 21-6 advantage in the head-to-head record.
However, Kolkata have momentum on their side as they breezed past Hyderabad with a 10-run victory at this very venue on Sunday. This result was just the third win at Chepauk for Eoin Morgan making them the underdogs in the Kolkata vs Mumbai game.
Nevertheless, there’s a lot of action and drama in store, and perhaps even a few surprises, so stay tuned for all the latest updates here!
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Punit Paranjpe