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Match 7 : MI vs KKR Post Match Report
Nitish Rana Mumbai

VIVO IPL 2017 season 10 7th encounter between Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 09, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Kolkata put good totals of 178 runs in 20 overs but, Mumbai chased the taget in 19.5 overs and very close finished match and upset Kolkata with 4 wickets win with 1 ball spares to ball. N HH Pandya smashed 29 of 11 balls but Rana's useful 50 runs of 29 balls presented him man of the match.

Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field first. Kolkata made confident start with skipper G Gambhir and Ca Lynn initially. Both opening batsmen went after Mumbai's seamers and put 44 runs on board just in 4.2 overs. KA Pandya got the ball in hand and picked up three quick wickets of Kolkata and put pressure on visitor team. SL MAlinga also took two wickets to increase some more pressure on Kolkata. MK Pandey kept wicket in hand and played brave inning of 81 runs of 47 balls and put Kolkata on a good defending total of 178 runs in 20 overs.

Mumbai on relpy got fulent start with PA Patel and J Buttler. Both played good cricket and added 65 runs in 7.3 overs before Patel lost his wicket scoring 30 runs. After that Mumbai lost three quick wickets and were in trouble in chasing 179 runs. Nitish Rana took the charge in hand and played very well inning of 50 runs of just 29 balls and gave Mumbai hope for win. In last few overs Hardik Pandya camio comes in place and he smashed 29 runs of just 11 balls and presented Mumbai difficult win match by 4 wickets.

Player of the match - Nitish Rana (MI)

Points - Mumbai Indians 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

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