Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Clinical Mumbai Indians storm into IPL-10 final, to meet RPS

Clinical Mumbai Indians storm into IPL-10 final, to meet RPS

"The wicket was not great to play shots, we would've been bowled out for 70-80 if we tried to play shots", he stated. Tonight, the bowling combination of the MI team will have the likes of Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan and Hardik Pandya spearheading the MI's bowling attack.

After clinching a win against Hyderabad last night, the Shah Rukh Khan-owned side would like to continue its winning momentum.

Mumbai Indians come into the game following their 20 runs defeat to Pune Supergiant on Tuesday in the first Qualifier.

The Gautam Gambhir-led side, who restricted SRH for 128, had to wait a long while to win the game on Duckworth/Lewis method chasing down 48-run target in 5.2 overs with 4 balls to spare.

Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/20) was the pick of the bowlers while Umesh Yadav (2/21) continued his good show as the two-time IPL champions made the most of the slow Chinnaswamy wicket to keep Warner and company in check. A second chance comes their way as they finished first in the league stage, with the playoff system giving a cushion to teams that finish in the top two.

It remains to be seen whether Manish Pandey is fit for the match as he was left out in the Eliminator due to a niggle.

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On his part, Gambhir, didn't think it was such a bad pitch. Rohit also became the fifth player to touch this milestone mark for a single franchise after Virat Kohli (3,016 for Royal Challengers Bangalore), Suresh Raina (3,669 for Chennai Super Kings), Chris Gayle (3,163 for RCB) and Gautam Gambhir (3,041 for KKR).

With such a crucial game at hand, KKR will hope their opening pair to flourish just like so many times they have done this IPL season. "The ball was coming onto the bat nicely in our innings", he said.

It will be every important for him to stay put in the crease and provide a strong foundation during the middle overs for Pathan and Pandya bothers to cash during the death overs. "It was a much better wicket than we played RCB on". Suryakumar Yadav, 8. Kuldeep Yadav, 9.

While the Chinnaswamy has been the graveyard for bowlers over the past several years, in IPL 2017 it's been the other way around, with the batsmen struggling to get the ball away and ending up with totals that would have been knocked down in half the amount of overs in previous seasons.

Watch Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders live streaming on Sony Six (English Commentary) and Set Max (Hindi Commentary) channels. Used cleverly by captain Gambhir, they were accuracy personified.

They both want to win the IPL 2017 title.

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