Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorApril 16, 2014

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 26:  Fans support Jacques Kallis during day 1 of the 2nd Test match between South Africa and India at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on December 26, 2013 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Kolkata beat Mumbai in the opening match of the 2014 Indian Premier League in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Knight Riders, who won the toss and elected to bat, made 163-5 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

In reply the defending champions were restricted to 122-7, with the Indians slipping to a 41-run defeat.

South African veteran Jacques Kallis led Kolkata to a competitive total, as he made 72 from 46 balls.

The 38-year-old put on 131 for the second wicket with Manish Pandey after the 2012 champions lost skipper Gautam Gambhir in the second over for a duck.

Pandey made 64 from 53 balls before becoming Lasith Malinga's second victim in the 17th over.

Robin Uthappa was outwitted by Zaheer Khan at the end of the 18th over after making just one before World Cup-winning captain Malinga returned to pick up the scalps of Kallis and Shakib Al Hasan (one) in the penultimate over.

Sri Lankan star Malinga finished 4-for-23, but Corey Anderson's final over went for 14.

Kolkata 163/5
RB4/6
G Gambhir* b Malinga080
JH Kallisc Anderson b Malinga72465/3
MK Pandey b Malinga64536/2
RV Uthappa†c Sharma b Khan120
YK Pathannot out400
Shakib Al Hasanc Sharma b Malinga120
SA Yadavnot out1330
Extras(lb 4, w 4)8
BowlingOMRW
Z Khan40231
SL Malinga40234
CJ Anderson30330
PP Ojha40360
Harbhajan Singh30250
KA Pollard20190
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Mumbai's reply started slowly, and they only reached 54-2 at halfway, losing openers Mike Hussey and Aditya Tare in the process.

Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma shared a half-century partnership but were left needing 69 off the final five overs.

Mumbai 122-7
RB4/6
MEK Hussey b Narine3130
AP Tarec & b Shakib Al Hasan24222/1
AT Rayudust Uthappa b Narine48404/0
RG Sharma*c Kallis b Morkel27200/1
KA Pollardnot out680/0
CJ Andersonb Narine280/0
H Singhb Narine020/0
CM Gautamst Uthappa b Chawla771/0
Extras5(4w, 1nb)
BowlingOMRW
R Vinay Kumar20150
M Morkel40161
SP Narine40204
Shakib Al Hasan40291
JH Kallis30230
PP Chawla30151
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Piyush Chawla's leg-spin kept things tight, while IPL star Sunil Narine picked up cheap wickets with his probing tweak to finish with tidy figures.

The opening 20 games of the 56-match regular-season phase are being held in the United Arab Emirates.

After each of the eight teams have played 14 matches, the top four progress to the play-offs, with the competition coming to a conclusion in Mumbai on June 1.