NEW DELHI: Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy, the spin duo of Kolkata Knight Riders, disrupted Mumbai Indians’ momentum after a promising begin, securing an 18-run victory in a rain-shortened IPL conflict on Saturday.
With this win, KKR solidified their playoffs place with two matches remaining, main the 10-team standings with 18 factors. This marks the primary time since 2021 that KKR has superior to the playoffs.
Wanting forward, KKR goals to safe a top-two end, dealing with Gujarat Titans on Monday and Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Might 19 of their closing league encounters.

Following their conquer Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders celebrated their playoffs berth with a lap of honor on the iconic Eden Gardens.
In the course of the lap, KKR gamers had been seen distributing tennis balls autographed by KKR mentor Gautam Gambhir, utilizing tennis racquets for the giveaway.

Venkatesh Iyer shone with a quickfire 42 off 21 deliveries earlier than a resilient MI bowling effort restricted KKR to 157/7 in a 16-overs-a-side match, delayed by an hour and thirty minutes.
In response, Mumbai Indians, already out of playoff rivalry, managed 139/8 of their 16 overs.
With this loss, Mumbai Indians suffered their ninth defeat in 13 matches and can conclude their marketing campaign towards Lucknow Tremendous Giants on Might 17.


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