Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by six wickets in 14.3 overs and advance to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Bengaluru on Friday. Chasing a paltry 108 runs, MI lost three early wickets, but Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya took the team closer to victory. For Mumbai, Krunal Pandya (45 not out) scored the highest. For Kolkata, Piyush Chawla finished with the figures of two for 34 in his four overs. Now, Mumbai Indians will face Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL 2017 Final at Hyderabad on May 21. (SCORECARD)
IPL highlights between MI vs KKR straight from Bengaluru, India.
23:01 IST: And it's done! Mumbai beat Kolkata by 6 wickets at Bengaluru to advance to the finals.
22:59 IST: Wide from Umesh Yadav. Mumbai Indians need only 2 runs in 36 balls.
22:58 IST: Four! Full from Rajpoot, Krunal slams the ball straight down the ground for a boundary.
22:55 IST: Four! Short from Ankit Rajpoot, Pollard clobbers the ball on the on-side, Colin de Grandhomme fails to collect the ball.
22:53 IST: 13 overs gone, Mumbai need 17 runs in 42 balls. Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya at the crease.
22:49 IST: Out!! Short from Coultre-Nile, Rohit pulls it straight to the fielder on the leg side.
22:47 IST: Mumbai need more 20 runs in 48 balls to make it to the IPL 2017 final.
22:46 IST: Four! Krunal taking Kolkata bowlers to the cleaners.
22:45 IST: Four! Bit of width from Narine, Krunal Pandya plays the ball real late for a boundary.
22:44 IST: It seems like, Mumbai is in a hurry to finish the game. Both batsmen switching gears now.
22:43 IST: Six!! Huge from Rohit Sharma straight down the ground. Chawla concede 16 runs in his last over.
22:41 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries from Krunal off Chawla.
22:40 IST: Four! Over pitched from Chawla, Krunal strecthes forward and smacks the ball straight down the ground.
22:39 IST: Good over from Narine, concedes only three runs.
22:35 IST: At the end of the ninth over, Mumbai stand at 61 for three, need more 47 runs in 66 balls.
22:32 IST: Four! Poor delivery from Piyush, on the pads, Krunal sweeps for a boundary.
22:30 IST: Four! Full from Piyush, Rohit Sharma drives the ball beautifully.
22:29 IST: Kolkata bowlers trying to contain the flow of runs, but Mumbai Indians are slowly moving towards the target.
22:24 IST: Mumbai Indians need 64 runs in 78 balls. Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma out in the crease.
22:23 IST: Four! Cheeky from Krunal, guides the ball down to the fine leg boundary.
22:21 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Mumbai stand at 36 for three.
22:20 IST: Chants of 'KKR', 'KKR' reverberating in the stadium.
22:17 IST: Cleaned up!! Piyush Chawla strikes twice, removes Ambati Rayudu.
22:06 IST: Out! Wide and bounce from Umesh, Parthiv looking to drive, edges the ball to Uthappa. Mumbai stand at 24 for two, 2.5 overs.
22:04 IST: Four! On the pads from Umesh, Parthiv guides the ball for boundary.
22:00 IST: Four! Bit of width from Umesh, Parthiv drives it for a boundary.
21:59 IST: LBW!! Piyush Chawla bowls a googly, Lendl Simmons fails to read the ball.
21:57 IST: After the first over, Mumbai stand at 11 for no loss.
21:56 IST: FOUR!!! What a shot by Parthiv Patel. Leans into the drive and hits it for a boundary through the off side.
21:50 IST: And we are back!! Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel come into the crease while Umesh Yadav to start the proceedings for Kolkata
21:37 IST: And it's all over for Kolkata, they finish at 107-all out in 18.5 overs.
21:32 IST: Four! Full from Bumrah, Ankit Rajpoot inside edges the ball for a boundary.
21:30 IST: Out!! Short from Bumrah, Suryakumar trying to guide the ball on the leg side, top edges the ball and Malinga takes a good catch at fine leg.
21:27 IST: Out!! Slower delivery from Johnson, Coulter-Nile heaves and Pandya takes the catch on the leg side. Kolkata stand at 100 for eight.
21:25 IST: Crunched!! Short and Nathan Coulter-Nile rocks back a little and smokes Johnson for a huge maximum.
21:23 IST: Out! Looking to dispatch Johnson, Piyush Chawla miscues the ball as he heaves and Ambati Rayudu takes a simple catch. Kolkata in trouble as they stand at 94 for seven, 16.1 overs.
21:21 IST: Mumbai Indians doing a good job with the ball. Not allowing the batsmen to score runs easily.
21:12 IST: Out!! Tossed up from Karn, Jaggi strikes the ball with power but Mitchell Johnson takes a good catch at long on. Kolkata stand at 87 for six, 14,5 overs.
21:08 IST: Four! Full from Malinga, Jaggi carves the ball through the on side for a boundary.
21:05 IST: Four! Reading the slower ball early from Malinga, Jaggi slams the ball for a boundary.
21:04 IST: After 13 overs, Kolkata stand at 71 for five.
21:02 IST: Four! Consecutive boundaries from Suryakumar, this time through the covers.
21:01 IST: Four! Slog sweep from Suryakumar Yadav off Krunal.
20:56 IST: Four! Wide from Johnson, Jaggi steps out and slams the ball through covers for a boundary.
20:52 IST: Six! Suryakumar Yadav slog sweeps Krunal Pandya for a maximum.
20:51 IST: Ten overs gone, Kolkata progressing slowly against Mumbai, stand at 43 for five.
20:41 IST: After eight overs, Kolkata stand at 36 for five. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishank Jaggi out in the middle for Kolkata.
20:36 IST: LBW! Absolutely plumb. Karn Sharma traps Colin de Grandhomme for a golden duck. Kolkata stand at 31 for five after the seventh over.
20:35 IST: Out!! Tossed up from Karn, Gambhir hits the ball straight to Hardik Pandya on the leg side. Kolkata tumbling down.
20:33 IST: Four! Gambhir dances down the pitch, guides the ball over extra cover for a well timed shot.
20:32 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Kolkata stand at 25 for three.
20:31 IST: A wicket maiden over from Bumrah to end the powerplay.
20:28 IST: LBW! Bumrah bowls a 140-plus ball after a slower ball, ball skids off the pitch and straight on the pads. Uthappa departs for one. Kolkata stand at 25 for three.
20:23 IST: Stumped! Narine steps out, fails to read the Karn Sharma googly, Parthiv collects the ball and takes the bails off. Kolkata 24 for two, 4.4 overs.
20:18 IST: Six! On the pads from Malinga, Narine makes room, sends the ball over deep backward square leg.
20:16 IST: At the end of the third over, Kolkata stand at 13 for one.
20:13 IST: Four! Wide from Johnson, Gambhir drives the ball for the first boundary.
20:10 IST: Back of a length delivery from Bumrah, Gambhir plays and misses. Umpire turns down huge appeal from Parthiv and Bumrah.
20:07 IST: Out! Full from Jasprit Bumrah, Chris Lynn hits the ball straight to Kieron Pollard at long on. Kolkata five for one, after 1.3 overs.
Qualifier 2: WICKET! Chris Lynn c Kieron Pollard b Jasprit Bumrah 4 (8b). Kolkata Knight Riders 5/1 (1.3 Ovs). pic.twitter.com/wBo9BNqkK2— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 19, 2017
20:04 IST: Brilliant first over from Johnson, Kolkata stand at three for no loss.
20:03 IST: Safe! Short from Johnson, Lynn pulls, sends the ball high and lands far from the short fine leg.
20:01 IST: Johnson bowls the first, Lynn drives straight to covers.
20:00 IST: Mitchell Johnson to lead the bowling attack for Mumbai Indians.
19:59 IST: Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn opening the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders.
19:54 IST: Trivia: Rohit Sharma is 13 runs away from completing 3000-runs for Mumbai Indians. Should he reach the target, he will be the first Indian player to do so for MI.
19:50 IST: For all those unable to catch the match live on television, here is how you can keep yourself updated. Click here.
19:43 IST: Fact: Jasprit Bumrah will be playing his 100th T20 match.
19:39 IST: Playing XI for Kolkata:
KKR XI: S Narine, C Lynn, G Gambhir (C), R Uthappa (W), I Jaggi, C de Grandhomme, S Yadav, P Chawla, N Coulter-Nile, U Yadav, A Rajpoot— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 19, 2017
19:38 IST: Playing XI for Mumbai:
MI XI: P Patel (W), L Simmons, R Sharma (C), A Rayudu, K Pollard, K Pandya, H Pandya, K Sharma, M Johnson, L Malinga, J Bumrah #MIvKKR— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 19, 2017
19:32 IST: Team Changes -- For Mumbai, Mitchell McClenaghan is injured, Mitchell Johnson comes in. For Kolkata, Ankit Rajpoot comes in place of Yusuf Pathan and Trent Boult makes way for Colin de Grandehomme.
19:30 IST: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma wins toss, elects to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders.
19:25 IST: It's toss time!
19:24 IST: Big guns of cricket out in the middle.
19:18 IST: Latest weather condition suggests that it might rain. However, the sky is clear at the moment.
19:17 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of Qualifier 2 between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders straight from Bengaluru.
However, as it turned out, MI lost to Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in Qualifier 1 - the third time the Pune side beat them in IPL 10 - and now find themselves in a dodgy match with a reinvigorated if physically tired KKR, not to mention the Bengaluru weather. MI have historically always been one-up on KKR. In fact MI had pulled off their first win of IPL 10 against KKR at the Wankhede Stadium last month when they beat them by four wickets with just one ball to spare. Both MI and KKR have won the IPL trophy twice in the last nine editions and a win will take them to the final against Rising Pune Supergiant to be played in Hyderabad on Sunday.