Ishan Kishan stars as Mumbai Indians thrash KKR

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There is something about May and Mumbai Indians because come the second half of the Indian Premier League, they wake up and smash opponents on their way to the playoffs. However, by then he had done the damage.

The result was a total of 210/5 riding on the back of Ishan Kishan's whirlwind knock of 62 runs off just 21 deliveries.

Catch all the highlights from the game here.

The 24-year-old seamer and hard-hitting batsman cemented his spot in the Indian side last year in all three formats of the game and is considered the team's cleanest striker of the ball. On a pitch that has been conducive to batsmen, the Mumbai batting lineup will relish the chance to one-up KKR once again. He later returned with the ball to claim figures of 2/12 in 3.2 overs.

However, Lewis fell trying to pull Piyush Chawla but took a bat and pad edge that went to fielder at short third man. No area of the crowd was safe as Kishan rained down six maximums and five more boundaries as part of his 21-ball stay at the crease before eventually hitting out for a spectacular 62, his knock featuring five dot balls. Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah could be the spearheads tonight for MI.

Following Kishan's dismissal, Sharma, who had been dropped on 10 by Nitish Rana, took charge of the innings.

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At the Eden Gardens, they were completely outclassed by the Rohit Sharma led team. I can only wish and hope we come together as a team at the start. After their customary slow start, MI looks to be gaining momentum at the right time.

"Without doubt Ishan Kishan's fearless knock was the turning point".

First, Ishan swept Kuldeep high over deep square leg, then smashed across the line, followed by stepping out to hit the bowler over long on to get to his fifty - the joint second fastest of the season with Sunil Narine. They made two forced changes in their playing XI as Tom Curran and Rinku Singh came in place of Mitchell Johnson and Shubman Gill.

"I also get lots of tips from Dhoni bhai". We know we have done mistakes in the previous matches.

"It was a good batting wicket, but we lost wickets in the powerplay and it's always tough to catch up", Karthik said. No matter what Kolkata do, they end up being on the losing side against MI more often than not and this game was no different. While Karthik's appointment did raise a few eyebrows, the wicket-keeper batsman silenced critics by putting in inspirational performances for the team both with the bat and as a leader.

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