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IPL 2024 Points Table: Mumbai Indians Not Yet Out Despite Loss To KKR. Here’s How They Can Advance


MI suffered a loss at the hands of KKR on Friday.© BCCI

Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowlers rose to the occasion and defended a modest total en route to a 24-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League match on Friday. Incidentally, it was KKR’s first win over MI in Mumbai after 12 years. Opting to bowl, Jasprit Bumrah (3/18) was at his best as MI bowled out KKR for a modest 169. Sri Lankan medium pacer Nuwan Thushara (3/42) blew the top-order while Bumrah was menacing at the back end with skipper Hardik Pandya (2/44) also getting a couple of wickets.

For KKR, Venkatesh Iyer (70 off 52) and Manish Pandey (42 off 31) made significant contributions to take the visitors to a decent but sub-par total.

But MI faltered in their chase as they were bowled out for 145 in 18.5 overs.

The win helped KKR retain their second position in the table but now with 14 points to their credit from 10 games. Meanwhile, MI remained at the 9th spot with 6 points after playing 11 games. However, mathematically Mumbai Indians are still alive in the race to playoffs. They need to win their remaining three matches and hope for favourable results from other games to end at top 4.

Here is the updated points table:

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Ruturaj Gaikwad continues to hold the Orange Cap with 509 runs from 10 games, while Jasprit Bumrah reclaimed the Purple Cap with 17 wickets from 11 games.

Suryakumar Yadav (56 off 35) and Tim David (24 off 20) were the notable contributors for MI in their failed chase.

Mitchell Starc was the best bowler for KKR with figures of 4 for 33, while Varun Chakravarthy (2/22), Sunil Narine (2/22) and Andre Russell (2/30) picked up two wickets apiece.

(With PTI Inputs)

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