Chasing 160 for a win, Mumbai Indians batted sensibly against hosts Kolkata Knight Riders to complete a professional win in their match at the Eden Gardens. (BCCI image)
After winning the toss, Kolkata got off to an electric start with Yusuf Pathan hitting 19 runs in a 26-run first over bowled by Harbhajan Singh. (BCCI image)
Gautam Gambhir took over and lashed out against Mumbai bowlers. He scored 26 off 20 deliveries. (BCCI image)
Jacques Kallis' innings too was of note and though he was dropped once off Ojha's bowling, there was no shortage of class and skill in his 38-ball 37. (BCCI image)
Ojha though was the stand-out bowler as he had the wickets of Gambhir and Kallis to show for his efforts. (BCCI image)
Eoin Morgan challenged the bowlers from here but once he left after scoring 31 off 25, the innings came off its hinges a bit. (BCCI image)
A flurry of wickets towards the end - two in the final over - saw Kolkata posting 160 as target. (BCCI image)
Sachin's birthday celebrations came to an abrupt halt once Mumbai came out to chase.
Sunil Narine struck in the fifth over to remove the veteran on just 2. (BCCI image)
Dinesh Karthik too left in a rush when he was claimed by Sachitra Senanayke for 7 in the eight over. (BCCI image)
Dwayne Smith though looked in ominous touch and he blazed his way to a half century off just 34 deliveries. He was eventually removed by Narine on 62. (BCCI image)
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|7||kolkata knight riders||16||6||10||12|
|8||pune warriors india||16||4||12||8|
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