That's it from us today. Mumbai Indians will now face Rising Pune Supergiant in the final, a side they are yet to beat in this IPL. Join us for the summit clash. Till then, goodbye and cheers.
IPL 2017, Highlights, MI vs KKR, 2nd Qualifier in Bengaluru: Krunal Pandya's 45 not out guides Mumbai into final
Catch all the live updates of the second qualifier of IPL 10 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Karn Sharma receives the Man of the Match award for his brilliant bowling. He took four wickets - Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir, Ishank Jaggi and Colin de Grandhomme - and conceded 16 runs only in his quota of 4 overs.
That's it! Mumbai Indians win by 6 wickets. A comprehensive win and they romp into the final to meet RPS!
Mumbai Indians: Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir Robin Uthappa, Ishank Jaggi, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot
Mumbai Indians have made one change, Mitchell McClenaghan is injured Mitchell Johnson replaces him. And KKR make two changes, Colin de Grandhomme and Ankit Rajpoot come in for Trent Boult and Yusuf Pathan.
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Okay, that's that. KKR absolutely destroyed by Mumbai Indians. The 16th win for Mumbai over KKR. Mumbai are off to the final to face their nemesis Rising Pune Supergiant. Difficult to explain what happens to Kolkata everytime they are up against Mumbai. It has to be psychological... a mental block of sorts. KKR had had some great performances this season, but their campaign has ended with a whimper.
MI are into the finals. They will face their Maharashtra rivals for the fourth time this season having lost on three previous occasions. 108 was never going to be a challenge for them and Rohit spent enough time in the middle to blunt out KKR's attack. Thankfully rains stayed away tonight and we managed to get a full game.
After 14.3 Overs, Mumbai Indians 111/4 ( Krunal Pandya 45 , Kieron Pollard 9)
Umesh Yadav -- and he starts with a wild wide down the leg side. Mentally cramping up, KKR bowlers; they have nothing here to bowl to and it shows. Insiwnging yorker as he rebowls that, Pollard pushes to point, single.
Umesh to Krunal, quick, full, Krunal whips it to the on but finds the fielder.
No fairy tale for KKR, then. Umesh bounces, Krunal slashes, thick top edge eludes the diving third man and finds the boundary, MI seal the finals spot with 6 wickets and 5.3 overs in hand.
Nothing of interest about this game, finally -- once KKR lost its first five wickets for very little, there was little hope of a revival; Mumbai finished the chase clinically, and will now play Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday in the 2017 IPL final.
Preview: Old foes Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians will lock horns for the third time for a place in the IPL final when they go for the Qualifer 2 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.
KKR, who won by seven wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a rain-interrupted tie in the early hours of Thursday, will have revenge on their minds as Mumbai beat them twice in the league stages this term.
The Gautam Gambhir-led KKR also have an abysmal 5-15 head-to-head record against Rohit Sharma's Mumbai.
At home, Mumbai pulled off their first win of the season against the men in purple when they beat them by four wickets with just one ball to spare.
Needing 60 runs off last 24 balls, Hardik Pandya had finished the job in a dramatic fashion, smashing 29 off 11 balls.
Mumbai once again got the better of KKR when they handed them a nine-run defeat in their last league match at the Eden Gardens.
Mumbai are coming into the match after a 20-run defeat by Rising Pune Supergiant in Qualifier 1.
Both Mumbai and KKR have laid their hands on the IPL trophy twice in the last nine seasons.
Mumbai's batting has been their mainstay this season with openers Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel giving the team good starts and skipper Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayadu and Kieron Pollard firing in unison.
Adding to this, the Pandya brothers -- Hardik and Krunal -- have come good whenever the team has needed them.
With 10 victories in the league stage, table-toppers Mumbai have been in imperious form and they would like to forget their defeat against Pune and rise to the big occasion.
As far as the bowling is concerned, Mumbai may continue to open their attack with Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga and New Zealander Mitchell McClenaghan.
Jasprit Bumrah has been their best death overs specialist and along with Hardik, he will have to play a key role to restrict KKR, which boasts of some big names like Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa, among others.
After clinching a win against Hyderabad Wednesday night, KKR would like to continue their winning momentum.
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.
Pandey is an important player for KKR and the team's middle order without the India right-hander has looked pedestrian.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir, who is placed in the second spot in the most runs list with 486 runs, will hope to lead from the front. He was in red-hot form early in the season but seemed a tad off-colour in the business end.
KKR's bowling has been superb as was on show in the last game. Fit-again Nathan Coulter-Nile has come back into the side strongly and Umesh Yadav has continued to hit the right areas and bowl well. The likes of Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav have been economical.
With inputs from IANS
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