Mumbai overtook Ruining KKR

Tanya Simon
May 12, 2018

MI have overtook KKR in the points table and are on 4th now.

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Toss: KKR won the toss and made a decision to BOWL first. MI got off to a good start thanks to openers Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis. At Rohit Sharma's favourite ground, MI will be expecting their skipper to lead from the front to stay alive in contention of making it to the play-off.

A run of three wins in a row for Mumbai has reignited their campaign and their victory at Eden Gardens was enough to edge them into play-off contention.

Mumbai Indians' wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan executed MS Dhoni's trademark "helicopter" shot to perfection at Eden Gardens on Wednesday, May 9, leaving fans on Twitter awestruck. With five 4s and six 6s, the youngster raced to a half century. It was Sunil Narine who finally brought an end to Kishan's 62-run blitzkrieg of 21 balls in the 15th over. While the Kunal Pandya and Hardik contributed 19 and 8 respectively. Finally, Krunal Pandya remained not out on 8 runs.

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The former Kolkata Knight Riders batsman continued his sublime run of form with the bat on Wednesday. In contrast, KKR's short balls went for 10 per over and earned them no wickets.

Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Rinku Singh, all departed for 2, 5 and 5 respectively.

Piyush Chawla was the pick of the bowlers by bagging 3 wickets for 48 runs. Later, Krunal Pandya wrapped up the match by dismissing Kuldeep Yadav (5). The only survivor of the onslaught was Prasidh Krishna who only had one run to his name. KKR, who folded up their chase for 108 have also been on the receiving end of another heavy defeat which came at the hands of the Delhi Daredevils. The assault gave a much-needed fillip to the MI run rate. The first wicket dropped as Lewis.

Mitchell McClenaghan is swarmed by his Mumbai Indians team mates. He couldn't do anything special with the bat either as a well-disguised slower delivery from Hardik foxed him when he tried to go big only to be caught by Mayank Markande at cover.

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