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Match Thread: 34th Match - Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Match Thread: 34th Match - Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

supersaiyaninfinite

KKR finally have decided the batting order probably it may sound like a stretch but if they keep on going like this they may have a chance to qualify for the playoffs


OyenMorgun

2014 repeat on the way


granny_shuffler

Unplayable spinners wtf KKR might win this year


singhsrb

The fucked up playoff format means top 2 is all that matters. How many times is a team going to win 3 in a row against the best teams in the tournament? Well not that many times even though you would keep pointing to SRH doing it that one time.


Every-Candidate9963

This is the best playoff format ever which values the dominant teams and give chance to comeback If they fail..


Samuel_L_Johnson

I think it’s a good format. If you’re going to have literally half the teams in the league making the playoffs then at least give the top 2 an advantage


Tactical-Chaos

Well, ideally a **league's** winner should be the team that has consistently performed over the season, i.e. the top-ranked team. But our general fetish for playoffs/finals means that this is the best format we can come up with. If you are going to have playoffs, give the top 2 teams at least some advantage/incentive for finishing top 2 over finishing 4th. It's only fair.


jub18

Yeah so let's have a world cup format where India lost 1 match in the round robin lost straight away to NZ, who where in a fight for the spot, it defo makes sense to give the top 2 an advantage.


RoboWarrior44

Thank you KKR for not just taking one but two strategic time outs from us! GG


Master_Soojan

Wait what? I don't get it, I think only 1 sto was skipped?


RoboWarrior44

They finished before the 2nd timeout against RCB as well.


Master_Soojan

Oh.. I thought You said "us" as in MI fans


AiyyoIyer

Glad it ended before the strategic break.


dd801363

WHAT THE UNHOLY DUCK ONE FUCKING DAY I DO NOT WATCH AND KKR PULLS THIS OFF? KKR BEATING MI IS LIKE A ONCE IN A BLUE MOON EVENT, AND IT HAD TO HAPPEN THE DAY I AM STUDYING FOR MY EXAMS? JESUS EVERLOVING CHRIST


Perrenniallystd980

Is it possible to learn this power?


dd801363

Mate this has been with me for the longest time. The two bloody times KKR won the finals, i didn't watch them. The only consequential game that was won in my presence was KKR vs KXIP in the 2014 playoffs, which i went to watch at the Eden Gardens. Otherwise, The two times before that i went to, one we lost to CSK, the other was abandoned because of rain (against Deccan Chargers)


Lonelling

KKR is my team. I skipped the match thinking k its vs MI, there is no chance we are gonna win why watch and waste time and make myself feel bad?? But look what happened. Now i wanna watch every match. But again that superstitious is in play now, what if the reason they won is coz i dodnt watch?


Blackadder_

It’s gods way of saying stop studying and focus on important things in life


CoffeeSmoker

Lol it's the opposite. God is suggesting u/dd801363 to study more often


dd801363

Would actually do that lol. Didn't watch either of the matches and KKR performed like beasts on both of them. Just gonna keep hotstar off


Blackadder_

Jesus said repentance is for the sinners. What sin did you commit? We’re all waiting some juicy stories. Entertain us on this somber day of shame from KKR drubbing


dd801363

Jerked off to gay porn i guess?


trakk2

That is not a sin if girls do it.


dd801363

Not a girl here.


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RoboWarrior44

So you're telling me, Sachin Baby got sold, Sachin's baby got sold and Sachin's baby's baby (allegedly) got sold and Sachin wouldn't have got sold?


7eventhSense

Sachin’s in-law baby got sold too lol


kingbradley1297

This is peak comedy lol


ab624

and Vindod Kambli be MI's core of batting lineup, lol


artificialMuse

So You're saying younger version of sachin


jub18

Nope, the today Sachin is probably what he meant.


chutkipaanmasala

I've seen some shit takes on here, but this one takes the cake


Flamingslayer11

Does he know what SRH would do for a capable Indian batsmen?


warrenslaya

As an 11 year MI fan in the first season of IPL I remember Gilchrist smacking us for 109 to leave us at the bottom of the table with 4 out of 4 losses. I went back to my room and rage cried while throwing my tennis ball and catching it repeatedly. This walloping somehow reminded me of that day.


Rubberducky1239

Where the fuck is Hardik, is it an injury, rest due to excessive rest or what. Smear campaign against Kohli in flow but won't ask about where he is a month before the WC.


yourmomiswrong

Dang venkatesh iyer speaks proper tamil? Where did he grow up (on tamil Hotstar ).


itsmepv

Madhya Pradesh


SnooLobsters8294

Born in Tamil nadu


sanyogG

Nah, born and brought up in Indore to a tamil family.


SnooLobsters8294

I stand corrected


sanyogG

Ok nanny


SnooLobsters8294

Ok sensei


Barbarian_Forever

Arrigato senpai


Eastern_Enthusiasm_9

Ngl if Mi doesnt qualify and rcb wins the title, shit is gonna get messed up


SayCheeze_56

RCB are not gonna Win mate.. at best they will finish 3rd and it's almost impossible for 3rd or 4th team to win IPl.


Eastern_Enthusiasm_9

I know but if they do remember if is important here things are gona get spicy for team India


notoriousdevil10

DC gonna win IPL this year and Pant will get the captaincy from Kohli in T20I. It's just gonna happen. Pant leading India to WT20 Triumph in 2022.


Eastern_Enthusiasm_9

Not sure about Pant but Heck Dc is gonna kick all your asses


jub18

👉👈😤


Highground-Occupier

I mean, there’s still CSK. They’ve been of great form. Only lost 2 in the first half to MI and DC and in the second half won against MI


Eastern_Enthusiasm_9

Nah I am talking about the Rohit Virat conflict


SpaceDrifter9

You mean.. RIFT™


devyansh1601

Tbh, I subscribe


Objective-Group-4608

Dc is standing strong


Eastern_Enthusiasm_9

But the drama tho


NoTruceBruce

Fuck, now we gotta win against RCB tomorrow. I'm a bit nervous now.


yocricketer

Bruh don't worry it's gonna be an easy win. We have 3 batters. You are going to tonk us like last time


NoTruceBruce

Devdutt, Kohli, Maxi and AB are enough tbf. It's Sharjah so anything is possible


PesAddict8

Wait Narine won the MoTM????????????????


Youtube_Rewind_Sucks

Batriarchy is a myth


PesAddict8

Bowlsheviks are taking over


Sea_Horses_are_weird

Apparently Rohit's wicket was the game changer/ game decider. I don't know how the fuck is that true.


Master_Soojan

After Rohit's wicket, MI lost momentum. Also, economy of 5 is really good for a pitch favouring batsmen.


slipnips

Tf did that happen?


itsmepv

Cummo, come back and play for us.


Euphoric-Age6969

Ferguson is better T20 bowler than Cummins. So we don't really need him atm


itsmepv

He’s handy with the bat as witnessed in the csk match. Anyway, he’s not coming back.


jub18

More than just handy


soham_katkar13

Frankly, better off without him


jub18

Which team we talkin about here?


JayPr02

Anyone watching hindi broadcasting, which player was bhajji mimicking with that knee injury?


Rubberducky1239

[Now that's a lot of damage](https://twitter.com/Joker122018/status/1441085363271835650?s=19)


itsmepv

Kolkata bros, how you feeling?


NaziAssDestroyer

I am blasting The Carpenter's "Top of the world" rn on repeat. This is a rrare blue moon event and now I dont fkin care if KKR qualifies or not. KORBO LORBO JEETBO FTW.


itsmepv

You better translate that else they’re gonna block you. Speaking from my own experience of posting kkr hai tayyar (t: kkr is ready)😭


Assassin_Ankur

I feel we have done enough. Honestly, don't care if we don't qualify. This approach is all I wanted.


itsmepv

Be positive. Anything can happen. Kkr displays massive intent this leg and it’s gonna pay off.


Assassin_Ankur

It's not like I am not positive. I do believe that KKR will qualify. What I mean is that even if they don't qualify, I will be satisfied.


VirginVedAnt

Although you're gonna qualify given that momentum y'all gained from these 2 games, along with dc csk and rcb(probably)


nemadepsn

Any left hander performs well Indian cricket experts: He reminds me of Yuvraj


gungly

Not really surprised by the Man of the match decision. Danny Morrison was the adjudicator and he's usually high on coke.


lok_129

Had me in the first half


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GamingNerd7

The one which went out of the stadium?


SBG99DesiMonster

Based


soham_katkar13

I don't mind losing the IPL for a change, but Bumrah deserves some rest. National team always comes first


HarshaKing

You are contradicting yourself /s


--I-love-you-

Disappointing selection from MI. Why is Tiwari still in the fucking team? That guy is completely useless, couldnt score at right moments in last match.. Shouldve come before Pollard. Krunal Pandya has been a disappointment. Adam Milne can't bat, Neesham/Coulter Nile shouldve come.. And Chris fucking Lynn is warming your benches, wtf. Hardik has been injured, which clearly isnt good. Honestly I dont think we can recover from this without Pandya. Hopes for top 2 are somewhat dashed.


Declans-Sunlight

You're high if you think Coulter nice/neesham is better than milne, bet you were singing his praises against csk and suddenly one bad game the jury is out. Thank god coaches aren't people like you


--I-love-you-

lmao, Coulter Nile is better than Milne and he proved himself in last season.


soham_katkar13

This is our best XI with Hardik slotting in for Tiwary once fit. What else are you suggesting? Yes, maybe NCN in place of Milne, but definitely Lynn doesn't come in. Krunal is, I don't want to say it, but, irreplaceable. Better than Jayant and Anukul both, and is a useful no.5 in collapses


jub18

They could've tried Lynn for QDK last season but now it's too late.


GamingNerd7

Tiwari scored a 50 in the last match where everyone else failed. And he just got 2 balls in this match and he scored 5 runs. He really has been terrible recently. But he has been a really impotant player for them. Also, he was the most economical bowler for MI and had a decent partnership with Pollard. Maybe. But Milne has bowled decently so far. Who would you drop for Lynn? Qdk has been really good and Rohit is basically undroppable. Pandya(Hardik) is a really important player for them and I hope he plays next match.


--I-love-you-

Tiwari scored 50 just for the sake of it. He literally couldnt hit the ball at the right moments of the match. Krunal is outta form, and better to take in Kulkarni over him with Chris Lynn over Milne


GamingNerd7

>Tiwari scored 50 just for the sake of it. He literally couldnt hit the ball at the right moments of the match. He isn't someone who is known for his hitting ability. He is more like an anchor. >Krunal is outta form, and better to take in Kulkarni over him Maybe. Although Krunal is a far better batsman but I won't mind this change. >Chris Lynn over Milne They both are completely different players. Chris Lynn can't bowl, and at which position will he bat?


igotyoygood

maybe even top 4 if kkr continue this form


--I-love-you-

Trust me KKR aint qualifying. It will be MI CSK DC and RCB


jub18

No not that order DC/CSK no1/2 RCB 3 MI/RR/KKR 4


chutkipaanmasala

RCB is sus


XenialXerus2020

Tripathi or Iyer should have been the MOTM.


Rubberducky1239

Narine MOTM, for bowling with a legal action, took quite an effort tbf


LunaMunaLagoona

RCB needs to beat CSK DC needs to beat RR Table will get real Interesting.


jub18

By interesting you mean hell for CSK.


Silent_sparta

Indian Batsmen in the 2nd leg of IPL: **Rohit Sharma:** 1 match 33 runs, SR: 110 **KL Rahul:** 1 match 49 runs, SR: 148 **Virat:** 1 match 5 runs, SR: 125 **SKY:** 2 matches 8 runs, SR: 47 **Pant:** 1 match 35 runs, SR: 166 **Ishan Kishan:** 2 matches 25 runs, SR: 108 Not looking great!


SBG99DesiMonster

KL-Pant supremacy (like Oval 2018)


LunaMunaLagoona

Pant and Rahul are fine.


Phantomlund

i dont think kl was fine his 3 catches were dropped


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devyansh1601

Wouldn't it make more sense to give Narine the game-changer award? This is bullshit seriously.


Solid-Complex-3356

Narine went for only 20 runs in 4 overs and took a really important wicket, a set rohit


LunaMunaLagoona

Rohit wasn't the danger man though. 33(30) is terrible on this wicket as an opener.


igotyoygood

rohit has never been consisten in the ipl as a batsman


Deep-Construction134

Who is this prize distributor?


ApricotOk824

Daylight robbery


LunaMunaLagoona

I just realized RCB has the worst run rate, even worse than last place SRH lol


shivaji_rao

Losing by 10 overs does that to a MF


lok_129

Rcb generating memes since 2008


Trazer854

Wtf how did Narine get motm


VVLegend

How has narine gotten MOM?


Blurmyname

As a cricket fan I enjoy this very much for this young find and as an rcbian perspective this is going to be pain in the ass.


nemadepsn

It was refreshing to see KKR playing the Eng way


Legslip

Mccullum way


Naive_Hedgehog_1551

Morgan way


LunaMunaLagoona

Rohit needs to be switched with kishan. Rohit has been doing poor as an opener, would be better as a finisher. Kishan is useless down the order.


rishmanisation

Kishan needs to be dropped. I don't think it was coincidence when we seemed to rediscover our form with him out of the team in the first leg.


bunnyoverkill

You mean first half of this year right?


rishmanisation

Yes that's what I meant. My bad!


Abhayehra

MOM narine?


ApricotOk824

Inb4 Venky 100 at Sharjah


SquirrelOnTheDam

KKR has had a few close losses and big wins, strange situation with more losses than wins and a huge +NRR


subject2marketrisk

MI to lose the next and go on 7 match winning streak to win the cup in the end You heard it here first


devyansh1601

Fuck MI is 6th now


kahanighargharkii

The more I think about our wt20 side, the more I realise how much of a shitshow it is Bhuvi looks shit since that england series, Ash and jaddu are inconsistent with the ball, hardik might not even be fit to bowl. Basically bumrah and Jai shree ram in the bowling department most days Rahul, Rohit and kohli will eat up balls at the top, and pant, hardik jaddu will shit the bed at the death if faced with genuine pace. If one of Rohit, Kohli or KL don't play as a designated finisher 👎


NoTruceBruce

Eh, we'll still do well. It's just recency bias that's getting you. Kohli and Rohit don't play like the way they do in the IPL for the Indian side tbf.


kahanighargharkii

Rohit doesn't play like that but he does eat up balls, but he's more of a Gayle type slow starter rather than someone like KL Finishing is a massive issue though, unless one of these 3 stay till the end, I don't see us batting well at the death


NoTruceBruce

Clowns at the Mumbai Indians management are not revealing the extent of Hardik's injury. Did the same shit last year with Rohit's injury before the Australia tour. Hope Hardik is fit and Jadeja gets back to his old form. Pant is doing well so there's that.


lightt77

genuine question, who is jai shree ram? shami?


cat_whisperer69

Jai shree ram...?? ... Who is ravan??


breaking_the_habit97

You must be fun at parties


kahanighargharkii

I am, senk


kirkat619

QDK Kishan Sky Rohit Pollard Tiwari/Hardik Krunal Chahar Milne Boult Bumrah It's not the lineup if Mumbai is in its ideal form but it fixes a lot of current problems. Kishan is absolutely useless if he comes post 10 overs this season. Kishan can use the boundary restrictions of the PP. Rohit will play at better rate if he knows he has less balls to face, on paper he is our best batsman after Pollard-Pandya to be there in death overs. Use Krunal as some floater to just go out and smack from ball one, he isn't doing anything with a designated no. 7 If the team does get off to a good start. Send Pollard instead of Rohit at 4. Pollard does better when MI is 80-4 coming out in the 12th over than he does at 110-3 coming out in the 16th over.


soham_katkar13

You could have just said swap Kishan and Rohit, and it would have saved you 11 lines


rishmanisation

I'd just remove Kishan altogether. Maybe replace Milne with Dhawal and bring Lynn for Tiwari but I'm fine either way. Tiwari has at least looked solid with the bat. Rohit, QdK, SKY, Tiwari, Pollard, Hardik, Krunal, Chahar, Milne, Boult, Bumrah


jub18

Good for season start, bad for this time.


HarshaKing

Almost all the teams I rooted so far in this leg have lost except RR. I don't see that would change tomorrow :(


Blurmyname

Which team are you going to jinx** tomorrow.


HarshaKing

Sadly Koach :(


danker_man

Thnx buddy


Blurmyname

😶😢💔..


horowest2

This is a completely new feeling tbh.


strngerstruggle

I know KKR won two trophies but it never felt this dominant.


NaziAssDestroyer

If I remember correctly, in 2014 cup run we did a double on Mumbai.


PesAddict8

Feels so different but familiar


harishrghv

match bot: 1 more run to win guys. Kumble: you never know guys. Anything can happen still


Sea_Horses_are_weird

Honestly after KXIP vs RR day before yesterday, kuch bhi ho sakta hai


Nutella_S3npai

In b4 the 2021 IPL Finals are played between KKR and DC


simranmeet98

Feels like its been a long time since either Gill or Morgan played a decent innings for KKR Edit: My bad lol, I totally forgot Gill scored 48 in last game itself.


kahanighargharkii

Been 1 game for Gill


shreychopra

Gill literally scored 48 in the last match tho


lightningblazes

I'm pretty sure Gill played one in the last match.


thvhgh23

Dissappointed by SKY. Concerned as well


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Well, this doesn't look like its following the right script.


HarshaKing

I see champion vibes in KKR


SirAren

Yes


SBG99DesiMonster

Who would have thought back in May that 4 games into the resumption we will see KKR at 4 and MI at 6


SaurabhTDK

Where tf is Post Match thread? Mods are MI shills.


Lazy_Curious

Bruh what's this team with batting order of all McCullums


Giftmeclearskin

Wow nice to see mutated Matthew Hayden in IPL 😍. Take that Ramiz !


nemadepsn

Nice one


Unable_Living_1014

Just like harambe being killed destroyed the world this match will start restoring the world.


Assassin_Ankur

>Barges on the field >Pulls one for six >Gets out on a short ball >Refuses to elaborate >Leaves That's Morgan


AnantShrestthPajaMaN

>Captains like a Super AI


Blurmyname

> also captains like super shit.


Ok_Cloud_7440

Can't someone just create a post match tread?(Idk how to do the tables and stuff so I can't ), also an opportunity to karma farm.


BaaGuru

Too much work on mobile*


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Blurmyname

Shaw is ruthless while Dhawan takes his time.. but faf is the one who always use the power play well while ruthu Raj is okay kinda.. and punjab duo fairs good.


jub18

Ruthu and Faf are equal partners in crime.


_jadoo_

Well they did score in the PP. I don't know what match did you watch. They slowed down in the middle overs. But I agree with your point that they can't always hope for 12 rpo in the final 4


pro-noob040

Looks like the cricketmatchbot still can't believe kkr won


atljv

Bot wasn't programmed for this lol