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IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders outclass Mumbai Indians, become first team to seal playoffs berth

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Highlights, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Varun, Russell and Rana claimed two wickets each Kolkata beat Mumbai to reach playoffs.
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Kolkata Knight Riders will look to book a playoff berth when they meet the struggling Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024.

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IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Highlights, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy derailed Mumbai Indians after a strong start as Kolkata Knight Riders sealed a playoffs berth with an 18-run win in a rain-curtailed clash. Chakravarthy was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets for 18 runs, while Andre Russell and Harshit Rana also claimed a couple....Read More

Kolkata Knight Riders scored 157 for 7 against Mumbai Indians in the rain-curtailed clash. Venkatesh Iyer top-scored with a 21-ball 42, while Rinku Singh (20 off 12 balls) and Andre Russell (24 off 14 balls) chipped in useful contributions as KKR crossed 150. Nitish Rana made 33 in 23 balls. Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to bowl first in the 16 overs a side contest against Kolkata Knight Riders. MI decided to go with the same XI while Nitish Rana returned for KKR. Kolkata Knight Riders are poised to secure an IPL playoff berth for the first time in three years as they gear up to face the struggling Mumbai Indians in their final home match of the season at the iconic Eden Gardens on Saturday. The return of their two-time title-winning skipper, Gautam Gambhir, in the role of team mentor, has been instrumental in KKR's remarkable turnaround this season. With eight wins from 11 matches, they currently lead the 10-team standings, and another victory would solidify their place in the playoffs, capping off their home run on a triumphant note.

Gambhir's decision to promote Sunil Narine as an opener alongside Phil Salt has paid rich dividends, providing KKR with explosive starts and setting the stage for six 200-plus totals from eight matches batting first. Narine, with an impressive tally of 32 sixes, has emerged as a formidable force at the top, amassing 461 runs at a staggering strike rate of 183.66, while Salt has contributed 429 runs at an equally blistering rate.

The duo's form has overshadowed the performances of designated finishers Andre Russell and Rinku Singh, who add to KKR's batting prowess. Additionally, the contributions of young Angkrish Raghuvanshi and the reliability of Ramandeep Singh at the death have further bolstered their batting arsenal. Despite occasional bowling lapses, particularly from Mitchell Starc, KKR's batting juggernaut has ensured their dominance in the tournament.

In contrast, the Mumbai Indians, led by Hardik Pandya, find themselves in a precarious position after being the first team to be eliminated following Sunrisers Hyderabad's 10-wicket drubbing of Lucknow Super Giants earlier this week. However, fresh from a morale-boosting victory over SRH, Mumbai will be eager to salvage some pride in their remaining fixtures.

Suryakumar Yadav's scintillating form, highlighted by recent knocks of 56 and an unbeaten 102, bodes well for India ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup. Yet, the inconsistent performances of Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya raise concerns for Team India. Rohit has struggled to make an impact in recent outings, while Pandya's lacklustre displays mean the pressure will be on the all-rounder as the marquee global tournament nears.

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May 11, 2024 7:35 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Mitchell Starc on Impact Player rule

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Kolkata Knight Riders senior paceman Mitchell Starc has suggested that with the introduction of the Impact player rule, the bowlers need some luck with the ball to restrict the opposition.

“We're going alright, been an interesting year. We've had a stretch at home and then games away, nice to be back home now. It's important to get that second chance, you get that big break before the final, certainly spoke about it at training the other day so that we finish in that top 2. You certainly need a bit of luck with the ball, especially with the impact player rule and the sizes of the grounds,” Starc said ahead of the match.

May 11, 2024 7:25 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Both sides chilling in dressing rooms

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: The Mumbai Indians camp looked chilled as a lot of players can be seen having a laugh. They don't have any pressure after getting knocked out of the race. Meanwhile, even a washout will help KKR seal a spot in the playoffs.

May 11, 2024 7:12 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Raining heavily at Eden

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: The whole ground is covered at the moment as there aren't many fans inside the stadium too. The persistent rain since morning might have impacted the fan's curiosity regarding the mega clash, which might have helped KKR seal a playoff spot.

May 11, 2024 6:59 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Washout on cards!

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: It's raining heavily now and we might witness the first washout of the season. The weather has not been the best since morning, and it will be difficult for the ground staff to get the ground ready even if the rain stops.

May 11, 2024 6:53 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Toss expected to delay

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: The toss is expected to be delayed as it's drizzling at the moment. The covers are on but it is not a good sign for the cricket fans.

May 11, 2024 6:50 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Few minutes away from toss

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: We are a few minutes away from the toss as both teams might look to do contrasting things after the flip of the coin. MI might look to chase the target, while KKR have done well while defending the target which they also did against Hardik Pandya and Co. at Wankhede.

May 11, 2024 6:40 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Hardik Pandya batting a major concern

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Hardik Pandya has found some rhythm with his bowling in the last couple of matches but his batting still remains a big worry for them. The flamboyant all-rounder has the highest score of 46 this season. He has failed to cross 10 in his last six innings.

 

HARDIK PANDYA - BATTING A MAJOR CONCERN

Innings - 11

Failures - 6 (54.5%)

High impact performance - 1

SR - 147.8

SR at death - 142.9

May 11, 2024 6:30 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Sunil Narine - The MVP

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Sunil Narine has turned out to be the MVP for KKR this season. With his incredible all-round show, he is shining bright in both the Orange and Purple Cap races this season.

 

Narine - the batter

- Five 40+ innings with SR > 190

- Highest run-getter for KKR (461 runs)

- Powerplay SR of 174.3

Narine - the bowler

- Best economy for spinner (6.6)

- Economy of 6 or below in six matches

- 14 wickets at SR of 18.9

May 11, 2024 6:21 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: ROHIT SHARMA - A SHOCKING SECOND-HALF

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma's form has become a big concern as he is going though  a pean patch in the second half of the season. It will be crucial for him to get his mojo back before theT20 WC.

 

Rohit Sharma's Last 6 matches in IPL 2024

Runs - 69

Average - 11.5

SR - 115

Failures - 5

May 11, 2024 6:07 PM IST

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Sunil Narine - X factor with ball too

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians: Sunil Narine has been an exceptional bowler this IPL season. In a competition dominated by batters, Narine has been brilliantly restrictive and the best bowler in the middle overs. He is also the only off-spinner who has made a big impact this season.

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