Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians at Cape Town


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Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians at Cape Town

KKR v MI, Match 17: Tendulkar, Jayasuriya win it for Mumbai

Senior pros Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya produced vintage strokeplay to give Mumbai Indians a key victory in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
The ageing duo hammered 127 for the first wicket from just 12.2 overs as Mumbai scored 187-6 in 20 overs after electing to take first strike and then bowled out Kolkata Knight Riders for 95 in 15.2 overs. The massive 92-run victory took Mumbai's tally to five points from four matches, putting them in third place behind leaders Deccan Chargers (eight points) and Delhi Daredevils (six).
Tendulkar, the world's leading Test and one-day batsman who has voluntarily opted out of India's Twenty20 squad, smashed a brilliant 68 off 45 balls.
Jayasuriya, who turns 40 in June, hammered 52 off 32 balls with two fours and four sixes as the veterans turned the clock back in a breathtaking display of attacking batting. Kolkata's chase faltered early when skipper Brendon McCullum was dismissed by Lasith Malinga in the second over and West Indian captain Chris Gayle fell to team-mate Dwayne Bravo in the third.
Brad Hodge (24) and Sourav Ganguly (34) were the chief contributors to Kolkata's meagre total as Lasith Malinga and Abhishek Nayar scalped three wickets each.
KKR v MI, Match 17: Mumbai Indians 187-6 (20.0 ov) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 95 (15.2 ov) by 92 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians at Cape Town

Scores

Mumbai Indians: 187-6 (20.0 ov)
Tendulkar 68, Jayasuriya 52
Shukla 25-3 Kolkata Knight Riders: 95 (15.2 ov)
Ganguly 34, Hodge 24
Malinga 11-3

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.