This game was important for Kolkata Knight Riders as well as Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field first. KKR has the worst winning record against Mumbai Indians. Everything went against KKR in this game right from the start of the game. Shubman Gill was dismissed for 9 runs by Hardik Pandya. Lynn scored 41 runs off 29 balls and was dismissed while trying to increase the run rate. Uthappa was playing slowly which created pressure on Karthik and eventually he was dismissed. Rusell who was the hero for KKR walked in and was dismissed on a first ball duck by Malinga. This was his first single-digit score this season. KKR ended the innings with 133 runs for a loss of 7 wickets. Lynn scored 41 runs off 29 balls and the other players scored 92 runs off 91 balls in this match.
Chasing 134 on Wankhede was never a difficult task for MI. They did so quite comfortably with 9 wickets in hand.
Last 4 games were won by the home team. Mumbai Indians will now face Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier.