Mumbai Indians produced a brilliant bowling and fielding performance after Ishan Kishan's batting pyrotechnics as they outclassed Kolkata Knight Riders by 102 runs to keep themselves in the hunt for a play-offs berth in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday night. While Krunal Pandya was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with figures of two for 12, his brother Hardik Pandya returned with figures of two for 16. Ishan was adjudged as the man of the match for his brilliant innings. For Kolkata, Chris Lynn and Nitish Rana scored 21 each. Earlier, Ishan's 21-ball 62 to power Mumbai Indians to 210/6. Kishan's batting between the 10th and 15th over propelled MI from 62/2 in nine overs to 145/3 after 15 overs. During his innings, Ishan hit five fours and six sixes as he brought up his fifty in 17 balls, the joint second-fastest to reach the milestone with Sunil Narine who also completed his half century in 17 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Ishan and skipper Rohit Sharma (36) strung together a 82-run partnership for the third wicket off just 34 balls. (Scorecard)
In the end, Ben Cutting's 9-ball 24 took MI past 200 as the last over went for 24 runs off Piyush Chawla (3/48). Earlier, openers Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav gave MI a decent start. Lewis was dropped by Kuldeep Yadav (3/43) running backwards from square leg off Prasidh Krishna (1/41) when he was batting on 16. But the 26-year-old Trinidadian could not make the most of the reprieve, getting out in strange fashion trying to pull a loose Chawla delivery with the ball ballooning off the back of his bat to short third man where Chris Lynn took an easy catch.
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