KKR vs MI, IPL 2024 Match 60: Table-Toppers Kolkata Outclass Mumbai By 17 Runs To Storm Into The Playoffs

KKR vs MI, IPL 2024 Match 60: Table-Toppers Kolkata Outclass Mumbai By 17 Runs To Storm Into The Playoffs

Kolkata Knight Riders (157/7) Beat Mumbai Indians (137/8) By 17 Runs At Eden Gardens (Kishan 40, Chakravarthy 2/17)

Rohan SenUpdated: Sunday, May 12, 2024, 12:41 AM IST
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Final Result:

Kolkata Knight Riders (157/7) Beat Mumbai Indians (137/8) By 17 Runs At Eden Gardens (Kishan 40, Chakravarthy 2/17)

Kolkata Knight Riders capped off their home run on a massive high as they became the first team to qualify for the IPL 2024 playoffs after crushing Mumbai Indians by 18 runs in Match 60 at the Eden Gardens on Saturday night.

Chasing a competitive 158 for victory, KKR restricted MI to 137 for 8 in the rain-curtailed 16-overs-a-side contest which ended well past midnight.

The mercurial Harshit Rana defended 22 in the final over, bagging a couple of wickets for no runs to provide the perfect finish for his side in front of them home fans who had stayed back despite the rain delay.

Mid-Innings Score:

KKR vs MI, IPL 2024 Match 60: Kolkata Post 157/7 In Rain-Curtailed 16-Overs-A Side Match (Venkatesh 42, Russell 24, Chawla 2/28)

Mumbai Indians restricted the Kolkata Knight Riders to 157 for 7 in tricky conditions at the Eden Gardens on a rainy night which has forced the game to be reduced to 16 overs per side.

Venkatesh Iyer top-scored for the hosts with a quickfire 42 while the likes of Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh and Ramandeep played cameos in the death overs.

Jasprit Bumrah (2/39) as usual was brilliant while the experienced Piyush Chawla once again repaid the faith of the franchise in him with a couple of crucial wickets.

Toss Update:

The rain has stopped and the covers are slowly being peeled off the ground one by one. Still no word on the toss time and match start.

The toss has been delayed at the Eden Gardens due to light rain in Kolkata. The ground is covered at the moment.

Probable XI:

KKR: Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi/Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana.

MI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (capt), Tim David, Nehal Wadheraj, Jasprit Bumrah/Akash Madhwal, Nuwan Thushara, Piyush Chawla.

KKR vs MI Preview:

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will welcome the Mumbai Indians (MI) for Match 60 of the Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens this Saturday.

MI currently occupy the ninth spot on the points table and have been ousted from playoff contention. In contrast, KKR leads the table and aims to secure a playoff berth with a victory today.

In the IPL history, KKR and MI have clashed in 33 matches. Among these encounters, KKR has triumphed in 10 while MI has emerged victorious 23 times.

Head-to-head record: KKR vs MI - 33 matches

Kolkata Knight Riders: 10 wins

Mumbai Indians: 23 wins

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer(c), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Vaibhav Arora, Srikar Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Dushmantha Chameera, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Chetan Sakariya, Sakib Hussain, Suyash Sharma, Allah Ghazanfar

Mumbai Indians Squad: Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Tim David, Anshul Kamboj, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Nuwan Thushara, Nehal Wadhera, Shams Mulani, Shivalik Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Shreyas Gopal, Luke Wood, Harvik Desai, Gerald Coetzee, Arjun Tendulkar, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Kwena Maphaka

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