Mumbai Indians perform brilliantly in front of huge crowd at EdenGarden, Kolkata both with bat and bowl to beat the home team Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets. Chasing the target of 138 runs for victory they achieve the target in 18.4 overs with the loss of three wickets.
At one stage Mumbai Indians were in spot of bother at 25/3 in the 5th over however an unbroken 113 runs stand between D.Bravo and R.Uthappa guide their team to a comfortable win. D.Bravo remains unbeaten on 64 runs of just 58 balls and R.Uthappa made 37 runs of 38 balls.
Both batsman never allowed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowler to get on top of them especially D.Bravo played freely to check the required run rate in control. Whenever required he hit the fours and sixes with ease.
Earlier KKR Captain Saurav Ganguly won the toss and decided to bat first. However he is not able to gave his team a start which he were looking for and after hitting a beautiful cover drive of S.Pollock he throws away his wicket chasing a wide one from S.Pollock.
B.McCullum playing his last game of the tournament also didn’t last longer and out leg before on the bowling of S.Pollock. Thereafter wickets continue to fall at regular interval and KKR manage just 137/8 in their quota of 20 overs. From Mumbai Indians Sanath Jayasurya bowls a superb spell in the middle over and picked up three crucial wickets of D.Hussey, Md. Haffeez and A.Agarkar.
Laxmi Rattan Shukla then produced a brisk knock of 40 from 22 deliveries, sending the ball to all parts of the ground much to the delight of the home crowd. The former India all-rounder, who had scored a similar 42 against Chennai, struck four fours and two sixes during his crucial knock and made batting look easy on a slow but bouncy pitch.
Going into the match, Mumbai had yet to earn a point after four outings while Kolkata were third on the points table with two wins from three matches.
Sanath Jayasurya was declared Man of the Match.
Kolkata Knight Riders – 137/8 in 20 Overs
L.Sukla– 40* D.Das – 29
S.Jayasurya– 4-1-14-3S.Pollock – 4-0-27-2
Mumbai Indians – 138/3 in 18.4 Overs
D.Bravo – 64*R.Uthappa – 37*
A.Agarkar– 4-0-23-1A.Dinda – 4-0-12-1
Highlights IPL twenty20 – Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders