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  • 11:05 PM IST

    That is it! Mumbai Indians will taken on Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017 final, on Sunday, at Hyderabad. They beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets, thanks to Karn Sharma’s stunning 4 for 16. In a pursuit of 108, they achieved the target in a matter of 14.3 overs.

  • 10:50 PM IST

    OUT! Uncharacteristic stroke by Rohit Sharma. Ankit Rajpoot makes no mistake in the deep. He, however, is yet to bowl. No clue why has he been picked. Rohit goes for 26 off 24. Along with Krunal Pandya, he added 54 runs for the fourth wicket. Mumbai Indians need 20 runs in 46 balls.

  • 10:44 PM IST

    Consecutive fours for Krunal Pandya and a humongous six for Rohit Sharma. 16 runs off Piyush Chawla’s last over. He finishes with figures if 2 for 34. Mumbai Indians need 28 runs in 54 balls.

  • 10:35 PM IST

  • 10:32 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma completes 3,000 runs for Mumbai Indians, becoming the first batsman to do so. The captain will now look to take his team to an IPL final for the fourth time in 10 years.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    Bowled him! That is a jaffa. An absolute peach of a delivery. Pitched on middle and the ball went to dislodge the off stump. MI lose 3 wickets. In comes Krunal Pandya to join Rohit Sharma. Mumbai Indians need 72 runs in 84 balls.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    Sunil Narine into the attack and leaks only 2 runs. That does not come as a surprise. Spot on as always. Mumbai Indians need 76 runs in 90 balls.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    Another one bites the dust. Parthiv tries to scythe it over the in-field but thin-edges it behind the wickets. Both openers back in the dugout. Umesh gets his first scalp. Rohit Sharma joins Ambati Rayudu. Mumbai Indians need 84 runs in 17 overs.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    Eventful start to MI’s innings. Parthiv collects consecutive boundaries off Umesh Yadav. Gautam Gambhir employs leg-spinner Piyush Chawla in the second over. Chawla traps Simmons with a wrong ‘un in front. 14 runs and a wicket in the first 2 overs.

  • 9:53 PM IST

    **MI innings**

Mumbai Indians have won 15 out of 19 matches versus kKR © BCCI
Mumbai Indians have won 15 out of 19 matches versus kKR © BCCI

Hello! Good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog and updates for Qualifier 2 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This is Kaustubh S. Mayekar, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and posts of the clash to be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The winner of the contest between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will progress to the tournament’s final on May 21, against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at Hyderabad. For Kolkata Knight Riders, who had a lucky escape on Wednesday night, it will be nothing less than a mountainous task to get the better of the Rohit Sharma-led side. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 10, Qualifier 2

For those uninitiated, these two teams who have won the IPL twice along with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), have clashed as many as 19 times in the tournament history, and it is Mumbai Indians who rule the roost. Mumbai Indians have won 15 of 19 games so far and the history is stacked up firmly against the Gautam Gambhir-led KKR, who, on their part, also shattered an unwanted record of sorts. KKR had never progressed further from the Eliminator round, but this time around they achieved the goal, aided by relentless Bengaluru rain a few nights ago.

Ahead of this encounter, KKR have already suffered a blow in form of Manish Pandey, who has been ruled out not only for the remainder of the IPL but also from ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Apart from Pandey, there are no other injury concerns in both teams and it should be yet another thrilling contest, weather permitting.

According to skymetweather.com, rain is expected to disrupt the proceedings for some time during the game but not for its entirety. Heavy rain, which was witnessed in the previous game between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and KKR, is not expected on Friday night.

On Wednesday, KKR trumped Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator by winning the contest via the Duckworth-Lewis method. Much to the anguish of the players and everyone involved, the game ended as late as at around 1.30 AM IST, which turned out to be the first such instance of an IPL match ending so late. KKR had luck on their side as they finally had the chance to chase a target of 48 in 6 overs, which they did with the loss of 3 wickets.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians were left licking their wounds after Rising Pune Supergiant handed them a shocking 20-run defeat. Chasing a moderate target of 163, no batsman from Mumbai Indians’ rank barring Parthiv Patel could put up a fight, as Washington Sundar came out with the figures of 4-0-16-3.

Squads:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham (wk), Ambati Rayudu (wk), Lendl Simmons (wk), Kulwant Khejroliya, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Asela Gunaratne, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Vinay Kumar, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Jagadeesha Suchith, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Darren Bravo, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Lynn, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Rajpoot, Sayan Ghosh, Rovman Powell, Ramsingh Sanjay Yadav.