Mumbai helps SRH to playoffs

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: May 06, 2019 18:25 IST
Mumbai helps SRH to playoffs

Mumbai helps SRH to playoffs
 
All they required was a win at the Wankhede against their nemesis, but a woeful batting collapse coupled with Andre Russell's golden duck and Robin Uthappa's slow knock left Kolkata Knight Riders with a below-par 133. Mumbai Indians chased down the target with much ease riding on the blazing innings from Quinton de Kock, a well-carved unbeaten fifty from Rohit Sharma which was ably supported by Suryakumar Yadav as the hosts defeated KKR by nine wickets.
 
The result implies that Mumbai Indians go top of the table, while KKR make way for Sunrisers Hyderabad to grab the fourth and final playoffs spot in IPL 2019 - the first team to do so with only 12 points.
 
KKR had started off the game on a cautious note before Chris Lynn upped the ante but Hardik Pandya removed the two openers shortly after the fielding restrictions were removed leaving Lasith Malinga to rip through the middle order.
 
The Sri Lankan dismissed Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell off successive deliveries as KKR looked to struggle in the crease. But what really hurt the visitors was Uthappa's 47-ball 40 - an innings that stood as a sheer mis-figure to his earlier flashy self. Huffing and puffing their way through, KKR amassed 133/7 - a total that never posed a challenge for MI.




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