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So that's it from us for today. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. There is one last double header coming your way tomorrow. Punjab will play a knockout game against Pune for a place in the playoffs at the latter's den at 1600 local (1030 GMT). Delhi will then host Bangalore at 2000 local (1430 GMT). We look forward to your company. Until then, goodbye and take care!

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Man of the Match, Ambati Rayudu says that it was a tough time coming back from injury. Mentions that he was waiting for his opportunity and he is glad that he performed well. Reckons that they had a target of around 160 in mind when he was batting out there in the middle. Adds that he told Saurabh Tiwary to not make him run 30 yards every ball as he is not used to it. Feels that they still have some areas to work on and hopefully they will step up and perform well in the knockouts.

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Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma says that they wanted to finish on the top of the table. Adds that they played good cricket and that is exactly what they spoke about in the dressing room. Credits the guys who came in and stepped up when called for. Reckons that constant wickets kept them in the game as Kolkata at one moment were cruising at 10 runs per over. Mentions that the guys executed the plans well and that helped them win. Reckons that one part of the tournament is done and now they need to focus on the second part.

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Kolkata skipper, Gautam Gambhir feels that they thought it was a chaseable score but they did not bat sensibly. Rues the fact that they were irresponsible with the bat. He exclaims that at one point he felt that they were wanting to chase it down inside ten overs. Further adds that since they were one batsman short, they needed someone to take responsibility. He feels that had a batsman stayed till the end, they would have won as they can't expect bowlers to win them games with the required run rate over 9. Credits his bowlers for bowling well on this deck and keeping Mumbai in check in the first innings. Admits that they need to pull their socks up and cannot bat like this going into the playoffs.

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Sunil Narine fell cheaply and none of the other top-order batsmen gave Lynn company in the middle as everybody played their shots too early and perished. Manish Pandey held one end up but once Lynn departed, he too was running out of partners. It needed sensible batting but the hosts crumbled under pressure. Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowlers as he kept the required run-rate in check and also managed to pick up two wickets to see his side through. The win though ensured Mumbai got top spot and Kolkata qualified for the knockouts.

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Mumbai have got another win under their belt and secured their place on the top of the table. After being put into bat, the two inclusions - Rayudu and Tiwary played crucial knocks for the visitors and helped them post a more than competitive total on the board. Kolkata had never lost a chase since 2013 at home and it looked like they might run away with this one too with their powerful batting line-up.

19.6
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Hardik Pandya to Trent Boult

That's it! All over! Boult flat-bats it straight towards Rohit at mid off. Just a single taken as Rohit misses his shy at the bowler's end. MUMBAI WIN BY 9 RUNS!

19.5
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Hardik Pandya to Trent Boult

Bowls this one way outside off, Boult swings his bat again but misses it completely.

19.4
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Hardik Pandya to Trent Boult

Short delivery outside off, Boult goes for a hook shot but cannot connect.

19.3
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Hardik Pandya to Trent Boult

Fuller around off, Boult swings his bat towards it but fails to make contact.

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Hardik Pandya to Trent Boult

NOT OUT! Short and wide outside off, Boult pulls it through the wide mid on region. Goes for the second as well. The long on fielder throws at the striker's end. Rayudu collects it well and dislodges the bail and appeals for a run out. Replays show that he was well inside the crease.

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Third umpire is referred for a run out appeal at the striker's end. Looks not out.

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Hardik Pandya to Umesh Yadav

Short delivery into the body, Umesh Yadav goes for a pull. Gets it off his top edge towards the square leg region for a single.

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Hardik Pandya to bowl the final over. Can he defend 13 runs? Mumbai have anyway qualified for the top spot having not allowed Kolkata to chase down in the required overs to go above them.

18.6
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Tim Southee to Trent Boult

Another slower one outside off, Boult comes down the track and goes for a slog. He fails to make contact.

18.5
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Tim Southee to Trent Boult

Slower delivery outside off, Boult swings his bat hard at it but he fails to make contact.

18.4
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Tim Southee to Trent Boult

Full on the stumps, Boult shuffles across and clips it towards fine leg for a couple of runs.

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Trent Boult walks out to bat.

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Tim Southee to Kuldeep Yadav

OUT! Kuldeep departs! Yorker outside off, Kuldeep Yadav throws his bat at it. Looks like he got an edge to it and the ball flies through to the keeper. Ambati Rayudu gathers it well and appeals long and hard. The umpire after thinking a bit rules it out. Kuldeep has to walk back dejected. The Snickometer does not detect an edge. Unlucky, Kuldeep!

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Tim Southee to Kuldeep Yadav

FOUR! Poor work! Fuller around off, Kuldeep shuffles across and clips it fine through the backward square leg region. Mitchell Johnson goes to his left from fine leg but fails to cut it off as the ball goes through his legs for a boundary.

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