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Mumbai Indians in final of IPL-10, beat KKR by six wickets

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Indians entered the final of the ongoing Indian league (IPL) with a convincing six-wicket win over Knight Riders here tonight.

Opting to field after Rohit Sharma won the toss, bowled out for a paltry 107 in 18.5 overs, and then chased down the target with 33 balls to spare at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Leg-spinner Karn Sharma was the star performer with the ball for Mumbai, returning excellent figures of 4/16 - the joint best effort by a spinner in an knockout game, while Jasprit Bumrah provided fine support to pick 3/7 in three overs.

Krunal Pandya showed maturity, finishing as Mumbai's top scorer with 45 off 30 balls, while Rohit contributed 26.

Earlier, KKR off were to a disastrous start and were reeling at 31 for five at one stage, with Sharma and Bumrah doing the bulk of damage.

A 56-run partnership ensued between Suryakumar Kumar (31) and Ishank Jaggi (28), before the bowlers struck again.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 23:22 IST