LIVE: IPL 1st match – Wed, Apr 8, Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

LIVE: IPL 1st match – Wed, Apr 8, Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

The IPL carnival has finally arrived and what a show by the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders as they chased out 169 against the Mumbai Indians in style in a cracking contest. KKR won by seven wickets.

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Knights trounce Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

Watch: Gambhir’s bat breaks into two, Yuvi pokes fun
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— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) April 8, 2015

Preview

And while we bring you all the LIVE action have a look at what’s happening in both the camps.

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Meanwhile, a day after being cleared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of suspect bowling action, Kolkata Knight Rider’s spin wizard Sunil Narine bowled for close to 40 minutes in the net session held at the Eden Gardens.

The West Indies spinner bowled with his usual run-up to the KKR batsman who found it quite difficult to pick him in the nets too.

All the members of the squad were present at the practice along with skipper and left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir who batted for 45 minutes, belting away a few from right-arm pacer Morne Morkel. The latter used his height to good effect digging in a few short ones every now and then.

Bowling coach Wasim Akram was in the thick of things giving a few tips to the youngsters and the bowlers at the net.

Akram then went on to inspect the Eden strip and was joined by South African great Jacques Kallis.

Gambhir too joined in the act and seemed satisfied with the wicket after spending a few minutes near it.

As you enjoy the match, click here to see what the IPL stars are up to…

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