Skipper Rohit Sharma's effortless batting formed the cornerstone of Mumbai Indians' resounding 49-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League match here on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>At the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Rohit pummelled the KKR bowlers into submission for a 54-ball 80 and powered Mumbai to an imposing 195/5. <p></p> <p></p>The night belonged to Rohit, the great white-ball exponent, whose knock was laced with six sixes. <p></p> <p></p>Then the Jasprit Bumrah-led Mumbai attack did most things right to restrict KKR to 146 for nine and end their winless streak in the UAE. <p></p> <p></p>KKR were never on course for a comfortable chase as they lost openers Shubhman Gill (7) and Sunil Narine (9) cheaply to be in a spot of bother at 25 for two. <p></p> <p></p>One-down skipper Dinesh Karthik (30 off 23) and Nitish Rana (24 off 18) tried to up the ante but they were still playing the catch-up game with 125 runs needed from the last 10 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Kolkata were dealt a double blow in quick succession first Karthik was trapped by Rahul Chahar (2/26) in front of the wicket and then Hardik Pandya grabbed a running catch on the fence to send back Rana. <p></p> <p></p>Bumrah (2/32) in the 16th over sealed the game for Mumbai as he removed Andre Russell (11), who was bowled, and then forced Eoin Morgan (20) to edge to the wicket-keeper. <p></p> <p></p>Pat Cummins (33 off 12) launched into Bumrah with four sixes in a very expensive 18th over, but it was too late for Kolkata, who failed to put up a contest. Bumrah went for 27 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Kieron Pollard (1/21), Trent Boult (2/30), James Pattison (2/25 ) played their roles to perfection. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, put into bat, after Shivam Mavi (2/32) removed opener Quinton De Kock (1) cheaply, Rohit (80 off 54 balls; 3 fours, 6 sixes) and Suryakumar Yadav (47 off 28; 6 fours, 1 six) added 90 runs for the second wicket to pull the team out of trouble. <p></p> <p></p>Rohit, who began with a maximum, displayed his languid grace and elegance as he took the Kolkata attack to the cleansers. <p></p> <p></p>Surya effortlessly smashed four boundaries off Sandeep Warrier (0/34), including a cover-drive and a flick, in the third over. <p></p> <p></p>Rohit got going after smashing pacer Pat Cummins (0/49) for two maximums both being his trademark pull-short. With the two looking good and hitting sixes and fours at will, Mumbai raced to 94/1 after 10 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Kolkata, however, cut short Surya's stay when he was run out. <p></p> <p></p>Rohit continued his brutal onslaught against chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (0-39), smashing him for two maximums. <p></p> <p></p>Saurabh Tiwary (21), Hardik Pandya (18) played perfect second fiddle to Rohit, who literally bulldozed the opposition bowlers. <p></p> <p></p>Kolkata tried to pull things back by removing Rohit, Hardik in quick succession even as Mumbai added 48 runs in the last five overs.