Mumbai Beat Kolkata To Storm Into IPL Final

The victor of the second qualifier will enter the final where they will meet Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday.

Sharma grabbed 4-16 off his legspin bowling while Bumrah took 3-7 as Knight Riders were bowled out for 107 in 18.5 overs. Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma though snuffed out any lingering hopes with a clinical 54-run stand that took MI within 20 runs of victory. Kolkata were off to horrendous start as they were reduced to 25/3 in first 6 overs.

Both Mumbai and Kolkata have won the IPL trophy twice in the last nine editions.

"Man of the Match" was awarded to Karn Sharma who said, "My bowling is come out well, it wasn't great previous year but I have worked hard on it".

Mumbai Indians made the most of a second chance to reach the Indian Premier League final, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in Friday's qualifier in Bangalore. For Narine, they were asked to bowl stump to stump line as he swings his bat at every possible opportunity.

For Mumbai, Karn Sharma was the pic of bowler for picking 4 vital wickets.

Gambhir and de Grandhomme fell off successive deliveries soon after and the Knight Riders found themselves staring at a below-par total.

And even though it wasn't the ideal start for KKR as Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent back Chris Lynn (6) and Yusuf Pathan (0) off successive deliveries in the first over itself, skipper Gambhir and Ishank Jaggi ensured that there were no further mishaps.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Lendl Simmons, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel, Saurabh Tiwary, Shreyas Gopal, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Krunal Pandya, Keiron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Jagdish Suchith, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Karn Sharma and Vinay Kumar.

Coulter-Nile said the wicket of SRH skipper David Warner by Piyush Chawla was the turning point of the match as the Australian is the most devastating batsman in the world. "That's been the hallmark of this team, we're not dependent on one individual", Rohit said at the post-match press conference. We all know Bumrah is a wicket-taking bowler.

"Today was a ideal example as we played a great game".

  • Julie Sanders