A stupendous all-around performance by the hosts managed to hammer the Kolkata Knight Riders in most obnoxious manner possible. They came with a set plan and managed to execute them perfectly. Bowlers bowled in the right areas and restricted Knight Riders for a below-par score of 133 runs. Chasing that target, Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma set the innings beautifully to keep the momentum on their side. Once de Kock departed, Rohit Sharma continued the innings maturely and eventually managed get his team over the line with 3.5 overs to spare. They will now take on Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1. SCORECARD
That's it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the first qualifier one which is scheduled to happen on May 7 at Chepauk in Chennai!
So, Mumbai Indians has managed to finish at the first spot and will play Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1. Delhi, on the other hand, will play Sunrisers Hyderabad in Eliminator.
RESULT: Mumbai beat Kolkata by 9 wickets; Hyderabad through to playoffs
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50-run partnership between Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav!
Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav are ticking the ball and picking singles on almost every ocassion. Mumbai Indians is now just 43 runs away from victory. After 12 overs, it's 91/1.
The first leg in the chase belongs to the hosts. The skipper is still out in the middle and helping his team reach near the total. After 10 overs, it's 76/1.
WICKET: WHAT A CATCH! This is Dinesh Karthik's wicket. He had to run backwards around 40 meters to send Quinton de Kock back to the pavilion.
The powerplay belongs to Mumbai Indians. They have been able to hammer the ball all-round the ground. After 6 overs, it's 46/0.
INNINGS BREAK: Kolkata 133/7 in 20 overs vs Mumbai (Chris Lynn 41, Lasith Malinga 3/35)
WICKET: Jasprit Bumrah bowls a slower and as has been the day for him, Robin Uthappa couldn't time it. OUT for 40
The penultimate over went for mere 7 runs. Mumbai Indians came with a set plan and has been able to execute it perfectly. After 19 overs, it's 130/5.
WICKET: Another wicket down. What a spell this has been from Lasith Malinga. A fine cameo of 26 runs off 13 balls comes to an end.
Rana and Uthappa are trying their best to help Kolkata Knight Riders reach a respectable total. In 17 overs, they have been able to score 114 runs.
16 came off the 15th over and Kolkata Knight Riders is one shy off three figure mark. Nitish rana is looking solid, Robin Uthappa , on the other hand, needs to play with maturity.
Last three balls - 4.6.6 - Momentum shifting towards Kolkata Knight Riders?
WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. GOLDEN DUCK for Andre Russell! Lasith Malinga picks second wicket in same over!
WICKET: Absolute blinder. What a delighful catch! Malinga bowls a sloer obe on pads, and Karthik tried to flick it over short mid-wicket fielder. However, he couldn't clear the fielder, and gets out.
What an over this has been from Mitchell McClenaghan. It not only produced six dot balls, but has also created more pressure. Robin Uthappa is looking out of touch today. After playing 17 balls, he has just scored 7 runs.
Mumbai Indians has been able to make all-important comeback. Rohit Sharma made a right choice to introduce Hardik Pandya into the attack at the end of the powerplay, and he has delivered with perfection, sending both the openers back to the pavilion. With two experience batsman at the crease, Kolkata will be hoping for a comeback. After 10 overs, 61/2.
WICKET: Two in two overs for Hardik Pandya! Pandya bowls a slower one, and Chris Lynn played away from his body, gets a top-edge and straight to the keeper. Openers back to the pavilion.
WICKET: Rohit Sharma introduced Hardik pandya into the attack, and he delivers on the first ball itself. The young sensation Shubman gill departs after scoring 9 runs. Trapped right in front.
The powerplay belongs to Kolkata Knight Riders here. They saw the bowlers at the start, and then went after them. After 6 overs, it's 49/0.
Mumbai Indians bowlers have been able to keep the two openers quiet. KKR haven't been able to score a boundary yet, and Rohit Sharma will be happy with this start! Afetr 2 overs, it's 5/0.
Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn are out in the middle. Mumbai players are out there too. And it's game time!
Here are the playing XI for two sides:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna
TOSS: Mumbai Indians wins the toss and opt to bowl first
Mumbai Indians middle-order batsman, Yuvraj Singh is likely to return into the playing XI and provide stability. You can read here: Yuvraj Singh is likely to return in playing XI against Kolkata Knight Riders
The toss is scheduled to happen at 19:30 IST and team winning will look to have a bowl first and restrict the opposition for a low score. However, this remains to be seen if toss-winning captain goes with the same mindset.
Mumbai Indian, the host will look to add another win under their belt and finish in top two in points table. Kolkata, on the other hand, need to win this game if they want to qualify for the playoffs.
The last league game of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League will be played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, and one has to say, this is a game to be watched out for.
Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness the last league game of the Indian Premier League as Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians hosts Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.