Mumbai Indians (MI) encountered a defeat in Qualifier 1 and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) emerged victorious in Eliminator for the first time in three attempts © BCCI
Mumbai Indians (MI) encountered a defeat in Qualifier 1 and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) emerged victorious in Eliminator for the first time in three attempts © BCCI

With a place in the final up for grab, two of the biggest teams would fight it out for it, as former champions Mumbai Indians (MI) go head to head with fellow former champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 playoffs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar. Also, the live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD, along with Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu commentary on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD, while SET MAX will telecast exclusively in Hindi. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2017 Playoffs, Qualifier 2 at Bengaluru

A couple of things have changed in Indian Premier League (IPL): Mumbai Indians (MI) encountered a defeat in Qualifier 1 and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) emerged victorious in Eliminator for the first time in three attempts. This is evidence to the fact that past records, some or the other way, sink into oblivion in the fastest and shortest format. However, numbers suggest that Mumbai have a clear advantage over KKR in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2017, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Out of 19 matches between these teams, Mumbai have got the better of KKR as many as 15 times. Having said that, KKR have a reputation of displaying spirited performances in the face of adversity. MI look to continue trend against their prey KKR

Nitish Rana’s resilient half-century dwarfed Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 81 at Wankhede Stadium in the first contest between these teams. Mumbai clinched a last-over thriller by 4 wickets, thanks to Hardik Pandya’s 11-ball 29 cameo. KKR’s misery lengthened in the next game. Mumbai’s collective bowling show limited KKR’s rampage by a mere 9 runs at Eden Gardens.