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IPL 2017: KKR, Mumbai Indians in a crucial clash for final spot

Both Mumbai and Kolkata have won the IPL trophy twice in the last nine editions

ANI  |  Bengaluru 

Sunil Narine, IPL 10
Sunil Narine of the Kolkata Knight Riders with team mate Chris Lynn. Photo: PTI

Knight Riders ( KKR) will aim to take avenge of their twin defeats in the league stage when they take on in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.

Going into the crucial clash, have an abysmal 5-15 head-to-head record against Mumbai in all the editions of the league.

Both Mumbai and have won the IPL trophy twice in the last nine editions.

On Wednesday, Kolkata entered the second qualifier by knocking out the defending champions by seven wickets via Duckworth-Lewis method.

In the eliminator game, just after Hyderabad's innings, rain interrupted the game and halted the proceedings for more than three hours.

The defending champions had set a target of 129 runs for Kolkata but after applying Duckworth-Lewis method, the target for Kolkata reduced to 48 in 6 overs. Eventually, the Gautam Gambhir-led side met the target in 5.2 overs to reach Qualifier 2.

The winner of the second qualifier will enter the final where they will meet on Sunday.

Pune had booked their place in the summit showdown after beating by 20 runs in the Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 12:43 IST