IPL: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs

Resurgent Mumbai ready for KKR challenge

Resurgent Mumbai ready for KKR challenge

MI recorded a thrilling win over Punjab on Friday night in a tie they had to win to keep alive their slim chances of making the play-offs. Mumbai will be very happy with this game as even after a failure from the bat of Rohit Sharma, they won it. In this season of IPL, Hardik Pandya took 14 wickets till now and now the purple cap is also on Hardik Pandya's head. Mumbai had given Kolkata a target of 182.

While trying to go for a six, a mishit from Lewis landed safely in the hands of Chris Lynn at short third man. Yadav scored 59 off 39 balls whereas Lewis scored 43 off 28 balls.

Mumbai's win against KKR has really opened up the second half of IPL 2018 and made the points table quite dynamic. Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten at 35 off 20 balls.

Rahul then put on 50 for the third wicket with Nair to pull Kings XI around from 29 for two in the fifth over and added a further 68 in an unbroken fifth wicket partnership with Stoinis, to revive the innings from 87 for four in the 13th over. Despite captain Sharma departing early yet again, all-rounder Hardik Pandya got a vital 35 off 20 in the dying overs to nudge the Indians past the fearful 180 run mark.

For Kolkata, Russell was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/12 while Narine too, bagged a couple of wickets conceding 35 runs. However, Hardik's cameo ensured Kolkata had a stiff total to chase. However the opening stand was short lived as both openers were back in the pavilion before the power play ended.

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While Mitchell McClenaghan packed Lynn, Hardik Pandya dismissed Gill to put the visitors on the back foot.

5- KKR's wicket-keeper batsman Robin Uthappa took 153 innings to complete 4,000 runs in the IPL - thus becoming the slowest to achieve this feat. Uthapa was also lucky to have been dropped much early by Mayank Markande.

Top scorer Jos Buttler (51) was outfoxed with a carrom ball and was caught behind before Mujeeb clean bowled Jofra Archer with a flawless googly off the next ball as Rajasthan lost its last six wickets for 52 runs. The Baroda boy exceeded expectations by removing the well-settled Nitish Rana for 31. He bowled the crucial 18th over when Kolkata needed 43 runs from 18 balls and skipper Karthik and pinch-hitter Sunil Narine were at the crease.

Mumbai Indians opening batsmen Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis had set the tone for their team scoring 91 runs in 9.2 overs.

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