KKR win by Massive 41 runs in Opening match of IPL 2014.
New start for Kolkata Knight Riders and IPL 2014 Outside India.
Kolkata were going at a slow rate at the start, owing to some tight bowling from Mumbai but they have come up with a commendable total in the end. Gambhir fell after a struggling eight-ball duck but from there on, Pandey-Kallis started pacing their innings well and consolidated with the scoring in the end.
Malinga did well with 4 wickets. The Mumbai batsmen have a tough ask as they’ll up against three quality Kolkata spinners on a turning track. Join us back in a while.
This is just the third win for Kolkata in the League out of the 13 games between these two, With well to do strike rate. They outplayed the defending champs in all departments and ran out worthy winners
Kallis and Pandey set Kolkata up with a sizable total. In response, Mumbai never got going as the Kolkata bowlers were relentless with their discipline. Narine was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets. He was ably supported by the likes of Morne Morkel, Jacques Kallis and Piyush Chawla. A good start for the 2012 champions, plenty to ponder for the defending champs.
Jacques Kallis has been named the Man of the Match for his match-winning innings.