IPL: Mumbai seal top spot with win over KKR

 13 May 2017 - 22:15


Kolkata:  Mumbai Indians finished the first phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL)  after securing a nine-run victory over Kolkata Knoght Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens.
After scoring 173-5 in the allotted overs, Mumbai restricted KKR for 164-8 to claim win.   
Ambati Rayudu and Saurabh Tiwary scored half centuries to help second-string Mumbai Indians post 173/5 in 20 overs against KKR. Earlier, skipper David Warner led from the front to help Sunrisers Hyderabad cement their place in the IPL play-offs after the visitors comfortably beat Gujarat Lions by eight wickets.
Warner scored a 52-ball unbeaten 69 and was well complimented by young Vijay Shankar's 44-ball unbeaten 63 to lift the visiting side to the second spot in the IPL standings, with 17 points from their 14 games.

Brief Scores
Mumbai Indians 173-5 in 20 overs (AT Rayudu 63, SS Tiwary 52, TA Boult 2-30) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (MK Pandey 33, C de Grandhomme 29, Hardik Pandya22-2) by 9 runs