But Gambhir (15), failed to convert his start, as he gave a sitter to Rohit Sharma off Rahman. But KKR has won the first match against RCB but lost the second match CSK. We have some players who can just start heavy. The Chennai Super Kings had their first win of the tournament, so it seems that for now, all is going extremely well in their favor.The most crucial thing for Indian Premier League 2018 to achieve enormous success is to have star players on the screen, which people having been following with passion for a really long time, so this year after MS Dhoni's return, there is tremendous anticipation in the air.
Bhuvneshwar's breakthrough and a tidy two-run over by Stanlake had KKR struggling for 23/1 in four overs before Lynn and Rana seized the momentum in two overs off Siddharth Kaul and Rashid Khan who leaked 14 and 12 overs respectively in their first overs.
KKR captain Dinesh Karthik was not happy with his batsman. For all the improvement the younger Pandya has shown with the ball, he has yet not turned into a consistent four-over bowler.
For Mumbai Indians, their batting line up is not up to its full strength as not even one of their batsman has scored a half-century in their two matches so far. "The comeback was superb by the bowlers", said Iyer who remained unbeaten on 27 with Roy till the end.
The Aussie Pack: Aussies featured only on Ricky Ponting's side for this match, Dan Christian seeping 35 runs from his three overs but picking up two vital scalps back-to-back. What makes him risky is that he is equally effective against pace and spin.
Having set targets that were just within reach of their opponents in the opening two matches, the Indians made sure to hit big from the off. And for good reason too.
For Bangalore, leg-spinner in Yuzvendra Chahal will be in focus after a listless performance in the defeat to Kolkata. His 4-23 against Sunrisers Hyderabad nearly helped Mumbai spin victory but they ended up losing in a last-ball finish. It is in the middle-order and the bowling department where Kohli's men look a little thin.
"It's nice to get out there and take a few wickets". And that included captain Rohit Sharma.
"I want to play as long as (possible for India)". When you're on the field it is instinctive because things move very quickly. Can you predict the Game? Sometimes it comes off, sometimes it doesn't. "We were waiting for this win, and especially against Mumbai Indians, it's a great comeback from the team and obviously all of wanted to win this game, so really enjoyed".
Roy had all but ended the game by then.