Last Update on: May 6th, 2018 at 08:01 pm

Mumbai Indians have managed to win the game against Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs. The win meant they will need to win all their remaining matches to seal a play off spot.

Having won the toss and put Mumbai Indians into bat, Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers had struggled to stop openers Evin Lewis and Surya Kumar Yadav. The duo went all guns blazing in the power play overs and managed an impressive 91 run stand for the opening wicket.

But the wickets of Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma and Surya Kumar Yadav in quick succession have helped Kolkata back into the game. While Krunal Pandya failed to impress this time, after his heroics against Kings XI Punjab, his brother Hardik Pandya made some quick runs at the end.

Hardik Pandya’s quick knock propelled Mumbai Indians score to 181/4 in their 20 overs. Dinesh Karthik used as many as 7 different bowlers during the innings. Both Sunil Narine and Andre Russell starred with the ball for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Having asked to chase a par 182, Kolkata lost both the openers in quick succession. But Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana held the innings together as they countered Mumbai bowlers. The duo put on a very good 84 run partnership in quick time to help Kolkata get a foothold on the game.

But once again Kolkata lost both the players in quick succession which made the match quite even going into the final overs. But Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik found the going tough after two quick wickets. The big hitting West Indies all rounder did not have a great day with the bat as he was out for just 9. The idea of sending Sunil Narine at the back end of the game also backfired badly.

Amongst the Mumbai bowlers, Hardik Pandya once again impressed with his bowling. He was once again economical and won the purple cap at the end of the game.

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