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90/9 (20)
94/2 (8.2)
Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Nathan Coulter-Nile
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RR ran into champion pedigree today. You just can't keep Sharma's men out of it, can you? Mahela and Sanga own a famous restaurant in Sri Lanka together. But tonight, their dinners will taste different. It's clear now for the fans. If KKR lose to RR and Mumbai win against SRH, the men in blue qualify, given their vastly improved net run rate. That's it from us here at Sportskeeda. My co-commentator Shashwat and I, Vasisht, had a bunch of fun bringing you the coverage of this game. Stay tuned for news, analysis and other sporting action! Ciao. 
Nathan Coutler Nile (Player of the match, 4-0-14-4): Tried to keep it simple. Kept changing the pace, very hard wicket to bat on. The longer you kept banging it into the wicket, it made it harder. Bumrah and Boult are world-class bowlers, their wickets up front made things easier."
Rohit Sharma: "We had to come here and do what we had to do: which was play a good game. Once we got them for 90, we knew we could up our net run rate. It was important to come out and get off to a flyer, it was the perfect game for us to do that. We wanted Ishan to take his time, we know the ability he has, that maiden over he played out didn't bother me. Jimmy keeps the atmosphere buzzing in the group, the chat before the game helped us a lot. We've been doing well, preparing well, it's just that collectively we didn't come together till now. All 8 teams are capable of beating each other, SRH won't be taken lightly."
Sharjah is an unforgiving wicket to bat on. It's been proven throughout the second leg of the season. MI may have changed that by blazing through this short target. They played straight and improved their NRR from -0.453 to -0.048! RR couldn't do much in the eye of the Ishan Kishan storm who took home with him a fifty on the last ball of the innings. The plot of this match was conceived in the first innings it has to be said. Mi bowled to a plan: slow and banged into the wicket on a length. Jimmy Neesham and Nathan Coulter-Nile shared 7 wickets between them, giving just 25 runs in their combined 8 overs. How does anyone comeback from that? Onto the post match presentation. 
Ishan Kishan: "It's nice to be back opening and getting some runs for the team. Momentum is back for MI, feeling really good. Was great to feild first, got an idea how to bat on this wicket. Playing in the V was the way to go and we did that pretty well. Ups and downs are part of any sportsman's journey, had a chat with Virat bhai, Hardik bhai, even KP, they all supported me. Watched videos of my dismissals and learnt from it. We know KKR have to lose their next and we have to win the next. We are looking forward to the next game."
Sanju Samson: "It was a challenging wicket to bat on. First innings much tougher to bat on. Playing our first game here, coming from Abu Dhabi which was a great batting surface, we found it tough. Mindset is a bit cloudy now. We'd like to play a better game of cricket in the next game. We knew they would come strong in the second innings, they batted really well."
Mumbai win by 8 wickets with 70 balls remaining.
8.2 Mustafizur Rahman to Ishan Kishan, SIX! THAT WILL BE THAT! Dug into the track on middle and leg stump. Kishan clears his front leg and absolutely whacks that one over wide long on for another maximum! He seals the deal for MI and that is their second largest win, in terms of balls to spare! RR are all but out now but MI are somehow still in it! Don't go anywhere folks!
8.1 Mustafizur Rahman to Ishan Kishan, FOUR MORE! Full toss outside off stump. Kishan transfers his weight onto the front foot and thrashes it past deep point for another boundary! Just 3 needed now
Anjum Chopra reckons Mumbai are "hot" favourites. Make that scalding hot favourites. Make that boiling hot favourites. Make that volcanic favourites. Make that global warming favourites. 

Where has Ishan Kishan been? Just 7 needed.
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cricket bat icon Ishan Kishan *
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cricket bat icon Hardik Pandya
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cricket ball icon Chetan Sakariya
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7.6 Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, slower delivery on a length just outside off stump. Kishan comes forward and plonks the ball down the ground before getting across to the other end
7.5 Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, SIX MORE! Right in the slot on leg stump. Kishan plants his front foot and clubs that one way over wide long on for another maximum! Kishan is running rampant!
7.4 Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, SIX! SHOT! Low full toss on middle and off stump. Kishan goes deep into his crease, gets down on one knee and clatters it onto the roof over cow corner!
7.4 Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, length delivery outside off stump. Kishan goes deep into his crease and hacks the ball into the leg side towards deep mid wicket for a brace. Another No Ball! Oh my!
7.4 Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, back of a length delivery just outside off stump. Kishan gets onto the back foot and pats the ball gently into the off side towards extra cover. Called a No Ball! Oh dear!
7.3 Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! SHOT! Full delivery on middle and leg stump. Kishan plants his front foot and whips that one over square leg for another boundary! Sweet as a nut!
7.2 Chetan Sakariya to Ishan Kishan, length delivery on off stump. Kishan gets onto the front foot and defends the ball into the off side towards the fielder at short extra cover
7.1 Chetan Sakariya to Hardik Pandya, length delivery on leg stump. Pandya clears his front leg and launches that one miles into the sky towards deep mid wicket. The ball comes down with rain on it but Phillips still manages to keep it from crossing the fence. The umpires are checking if Phillips' sleeve has touched the rope and they are satisfied that it hasn't!
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