IPL: Mumbai beat Kolkata to remain in play-off hunt
Mumbai: Mumbai Indians kept their play-off hopes alive after registering a 13-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
The Rohit Sharma-led side, which is now placed fifth in the league points table with four wins from 10 games, delivered a good show in both the batting and bowling departments at home against third-placed Kolkata, who have 10 points from the same number of games.
After putting up a challenging 181/4, Mumbai’s disciplined bowling restricted Kolkata to 168/6 to keep themselves alive in the tournament. Mumbai will now need to win all their remaining four games if they want to be in the top four at the end of the league stage.
A 91-run opening partnership followed by Hardik Pandya’s quickfire cameo in the middle order propelled Mumbai to post a challenging 181/4.