Bengaluru, May 19: Mumbai Indians registered a comprehensive 6 wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the second Qualifer of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 here on Friday (May 19). (Match report)
Chasing a target of 108, Mumbai achieved it for the loss of four wickets with 33 balls to spare.
With this win, Mumbai have now set up a summit clash with Rising Pune Supergiant in Hyderabad on Sunday (May 21).
Krunal Pandya scored an unbeaten 30-ball 45 to take Mumbai home comfortably after steering the side from troubled waters. Pandya got ample support from his skipper Rohit Sharma from the other side who scored 26 off 24 balls.
Earlier Mumbai bowlers vindicated their skipper's decision to bowl first as they bundled Kolkata out for 107 in 18.5 overs.
Young leg-spinner Karn Sharma was the wrecker-in-chief as Mumbai restricted Kolkata to a paltry total in the virtual semi-final at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The UP leggie picked up 4 wickets and conceded just 16 runs from his quota of 4 overs. He was supported equally well by rest of the Mumbai bowlers who never let the pressure ease for Kolkata bowlers.
Here are the highlights from the match between KKR and MI:
# Mumbai comprehensively chased the target of 108 in 14.3 overs, with 33 balls to spare.
# 3000 runs for Rohit Sharma for Mumbai Indian, first player in the franchise to do so.
# Most consecutive wins v KKR in IPL: 6 - Mumbai Indians (14/05/2015 to 19/05/2017)*; 5 - Mumbai Indians (29/04/2008 to 22/03/2010).
# Mumbai will be appearing for the fourth time in the final.
# The final between MI and RPS with will the fourth occasion when MS Dhoni will be playing against Mumbai Indians in the summit clash.
# Early hiccups left Mumbai on 34/3 at one stage.
# 54-run fourth wicket stand between Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma.
# Piyush Chawla (2/34) was at the forefront of the early demolition of Mumbai Indians.
# Rohit Sharma (26) hit the only six of Mumbai innings.
# Kolkata lost their first wicket in the second over when Chris Lynn was removed by Jasprit Bumrah for 4.
# Second KKR opener Sunil Narine was removed by Karn Sharma in his first over.
# Gautam Gambhir (12) was caught in the deep by Hardik Pandya, he was Karn Sharma's second prey.
# KKR were struggling at 31/5 in 7 overs, unargubly their worst of starts in the IPL.
# 56 run partnership between Ishank Jaggi and Suryakumar Yadav for the sixth wicket.
# Karn Sharma finished his quota of 4 overs with 4/16.
# This is his best performance in the IPL.
# It's the joint-third best bowling in IPL play off games.
# Nathan Coulter-Nile hit Mitchell Johnson for a six in the 17th over to bring up the 100 for KKR.
# Mitchell Johnson picked up two wickets in his final over to finish with 2/28.
# Suryakumar Yadav (31) was the top-scorer for Kolkata.
# KKR were restricted to 107, this is the lowest evet total in play-offs
# Only three sixes were hit during KKR innings.
# Jasprit Bumrah picked up 3 wickets and conceded just 7 runs from 3 overs.
# Lasith Malinga too picked up a wicket in his final over.