In the Eliminator of IPL 10 Mumbai Indians defeated 2 times champion Kolkata Knight Riders. You can watch the IPL 10 highlights of the Qualifier 2 here.
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Mumbai Indians won the toss and invited Kolkata Knight Riders to bat first. For Kolkata Knight Riders Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine started the proceedings. They had a horrible start. Chris Lynn was out cheaply after scoring 4 runs from 8 deliveries. Other batsmen joined Chris Lynn in the dug out too and KKR were reeling at 31-5 after 7 overs. Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and Colin de Grandhomme were back in the hut. Ishank Jaggi and Suryakumar Yadav then stable the inning. Both added 56 runs for the 6th wicket when Jaggi was out after scoring 28 runs. No other batsman from the lower order could get to two digits score. Suryakumar Yadav scored 31. Kolkata Knight Riders were all out for 107 runs in 18.5 runs.
For Mumbai Indians Karn Sharm and Jasprit Bumrah bowled superbly and broke the backbone of Kolkata’s batting as they took 4 and 3 wickets respectively. Aussie Mitchell Johnson took 2 wickets. Lasith Maling took 1 wicket.
Mumbai Indians too didn’t have a good start and lost 3 wickets for 34 runs. Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel and Ambati Rayudu were out after scoring 3, 14 and 6 runs respectively. Skipper Rohit Sharma then build the partnership Krunal Pandya. Both of them added 54 runs. This partnership was broken when Rohit was out after scoring 26 from 24 deliveries. Kieron Pollard then joined Pandya senior and both took the Mumbai Indians home. Mumbai chased the target in 14.3 overs and won the match by 6 wickets.
For Kolkata Knight Riders Piyush Chawla took 2 wickets. Umesh yadav and Nathan Coulter-Nile took 1 wicket each. Karn Sharma was declared man of the match for his outstanding bowling performancce.
Mumbai Indians will now play against Rising Pune Supergiant in the finals on 21st May in Hyderabad. Here you can watch IPL 10 highlights of Qualifier 1. Also before the final catch the IPL 10 highlights of the Eliminator.