Kolkata Knight Riders Secure Playoff Spot with 18-Run Victory Over Mumbai Indians Despite Rain Delay

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IPL 2024 On Saturday (May 12), Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians had a tough match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, in which Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 18 runs and made it to the playoffs. The start of the match was delayed due to rain at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Mumbai won the toss and decided to bowl first and perhaps this decision proved wrong for them.

IPL Live Score, KKR vs MI: Batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) gave Mumbai Indians (MI) a target of 158 runs to win, chasing which they could score only 139 runs for eight wickets. This was KKR’s ninth win in 12 matches in the current season. With this win, KKR also confirmed their place in the playoffs.

Kolkata scored 157 runs for 7 wickets in 16 overs. VenkateshIyer scored 42 runs off 21 balls, NitishRana scored 33 runs off 23 balls. JaspritBumrah and Piyush Chawla took 2-2 wickets for Mumbai.

Batting at number three for the team, VenkateshIyer was the highest scorer. He played the highest innings of 42 runs facing 21 balls at a strike rate of 200.00. Meanwhile, 6 fours and 2 sixes came from his bat.

For Mumbai Indians, Ishan Kishan played the highest innings of 40 runs, which included five fours and two sixes. TilakVerma also scored 32 runs off 17 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six. Mumbai had to score 22 runs to win in the last over, but HarshitRana broke Mumbai’s hopes by dismissing NamanDheer and TilakVerma. HarshitRana, Varun Chakraborty and Andre Russell took two wickets each for KKR.

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI highlights: Kolkata team reached the playoffs by winning 9 matches out of 12. Mumbai team reached the 9th position after losing 9 matches out of 12.  Due to rain, the toss could not take place on time. The toss of the match between Kolkata-Mumbai took place at 9 pm Indian time. The first ball was bowled at 9.15. The match was of 16-16 overs. 1-5 overs were powerplay. Only one bowler could bowl 4 overs.

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians by 18 runs in the playoffs. Kolkata team reached the playoffs by winning 9 out of 12 matches.

KKR remains at the top of the points table with full 18 points. Mumbai team is at the 9th position after losing 9 out of 12 matches and is out of the playoffs.

IPL 2024, KKR vs MI Highlights: KKR became the first team to reach the playoffs, defeated Mumbai in a thrilling match

Kolkata Knight Riders confirmed their place in the playoffs of IPL 2024. KKR is the first team to reach the playoffs.  Let us tell you that due to prolonged rain in Eden Gardens, the match was reduced to 16-16 overs.

Changes happening after every match

60 matches of the group stage have been completed in IPL 2024, but there is still a tough competition to remain in the top-4. Even though KKR has qualified for the playoffs, changes are being seen after every match for the top-4 teams.

 

 

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