Highlights, Stats: IPL 2015 Match 1: KKR Vs MI at Eden Gardens

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Kolkata, April 8: Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) launched their IPL 8 campaign with a 7-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) here tonight at Eden Gardens.

Scorecard; Schedule; Guide; All the firsts

Captain Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 98 powered MI to 168/3 in 20 overs. In reply, home team skipper Gautam Gambhir and Suryakumar Yadav starred with the bat as KKR chased down the target in 18.3 overs. (Match Report)

Gambhir plays a shot on way to his 57

Here are highlights and important statistics from the 1st match of IPL 2015

Points - KKR - 2; MI - 0

This was KKR's 10th victory in a row

Top scorer of the match - Rohit Sharma (MI) 98 not out off 65 balls with 12 fours and 4 sixes

Most wickets - 2 for Morne Morkel of KKR

Most sixes - 5 by Suryakumar Yadav of KKR

Man-of-the-match - Morkel (4-1-18-2)

Total sixes in the match - 18 (MI 7, KKR 11)

Total fours - 29 (MI 18, KKR 11)

Most economical bowler - Morkel (4.50 economy rate)

Most expensive bowler - Jasprit Bumrah (12.66) 3-0-38-1

Ducks - 1 - Ambati Rayudu (MI)

Best partnership - Rohit and Corey Anderson - 131 runs (unfinished) for the 4th wicket in 14.4 overs

Best over - 21 runs for MI in the 15th over bowled by Umesh Yadav to Anderson and Rohit

Total score of captains - 155 (Rohit 98*, Gautam Gambhir 57). This is the third highest total (both skippers) in a IPL game

Powerplay scores - MI - 37/3 in 6 overs; KKR 38/1 in 6

Fastest fifty - Gambhir - 50 off 39

Paceman R Vinay Kumar broke Gambhir's bat in the second over of the innings

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