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Dwayne Smith slams half-century as Mumbai Indians trump Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets

Dwayne Smith slams half-century as Mumbai Indians trump Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets

Mumbai Indians opener Dwayne Smith scored 62 off 45 balls, studded with three boundaries and five sixes © IANS (File photo)

By Devarchit Varma

Kolkata: Apr 24, 2013

Dwayne Smith scored a quick 62 and significant contributions from Kieron Pollard and Rohit Sharma helped Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in the 33rd match of the IPL 2013 on Wednesday. With this win, Mumbai Indians are at the sixth spot in the IPL 2013 points table.

Chasing a total of 160 to win, Mumbai Indians achieved the target in 19.5 overs.

Smith scored 62 to lead Mumbai’s reply, and Pollard (33 not out) and Rohit (34) ensured the tourists remain on track despite losing wickets at regular intervals.

Mumbai Indians made a slow but start in their chase of 160, reaching 28 for no loss after four overs.

Smith cracked a boundary off the second ball of the innings to provide some early momentum, but he wasn’t comfortable facing Iqbal Abdullah’s spin in the second over.

The birthday boy, Sachin Tendulkar didn’t get much of strike in the beginning and in the fifth over of their chase, Sunil Narine found a gap between the bat and pads of the Little Master to knock down his middle stump.

Despite earlyn loss of Tendulkar, Smith continued playing strokes and brought up his half-century in 34 balls, smashing three boundaries and four sixes.

The attacking Caribbean batsman bounced back to slam two consecutive sixes off Abdulla in his second over, and one more in the left-arm spinner’s third to mark his dominance. Smith continued his assault, cracking a boundary and a six off Sachithra Senanayake in the eighth over of the match to complete his half-century.

Dinesh Karthik was out leg before in the same over, but the decision didn’t look convincing enough.

Karthik’s fall brought Rohit Sharma to the crease, and after a cautious start, the stand-in Mumbai skipper cracked two sixes off Senanayake’s 12th over of their chase.

But before that, Smith’s quickfire innings ended when he was caught by Brendon McCullum off Sunil Narine. Smith scored 62 off 45 balls, studded with three boundaries and five sixes.

Rohit and Pollard took Mumbai closer to win with their 50-run stand for the fourth wicket, with the skipper scoring 34 from 28 balls and Pollard falling for 33 from 24.

In the last over from which 10 runs was needed, Harbhajan Singh cracked a six and Ambati Rayudu struck a boundary to seal Mumbai’s win.

For Kolkata Knight Riders, Narine grabbed three wickets for 17.

Read mid-innings report here.

Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 159 for 6 in 20 overs (Jacques Kallis 37, Manoj Tiwary 33, Eoin Morgan 31; Pragyan Ojha 2 for 21, Lasith Malinga 2 for 26) lost to Mumbai Indians 162 for 5 in 19.5 overs (Dwayne Smith 62, Rohit Sharma 34, Kieron Pollard 33; Sunil Narine 3 for 17) by 5 wickets.

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(Devarchit Varma is a cricket fanatic who finds nothing more exciting to do than to write, watch or talk about the sport. Having played the game at club and college level, he now pursues his passion as a scribe)
 

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