Hardik Pandya should continue batting up the order, says his father Himanshu

Mumbai Indians keep play off hopes alive after defeating KKR by 13 runs

The Mumbai Indians defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs on Sunday (May 6).

Mumbai remained fifth despite their fourth win in 10 games.

While the toss did not go in their favour, MI had their fair share of luck throughout the game, which they eventually won by 11 runs against a strong KKR outfit.

KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik (36* off 26) tried his best to get his team over the line but was unable to after the visitors needed 60 runs off the last 30 balls.

With this win, Mumbai manages to stay alive in the tournament and would want to repeat the same feat in their reverse fixture against KKR on Wednesday.

The openers: After shuffling their order throughout the series, Mumbai have finally settled on Suryakumar Yadav (59) and Evin Lewis (43) at the top, with brilliant results so far.

Editorial team of CricketCountry. "You hit a six and it changes the whole match".

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Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya is likely to be rewarded for his consistent performances with a maiden national call-up, according to The Times of India. Whether he was thinking too much or not on Sunday, that one six Hardik spoke about came as early as the third ball of his innings. "It is a challenge and I would love to take it and if it comes off, I would be proud of myself", Hardik speaks, wearing the purple cap; quietly having picked up 14 wickets in the tournament, with all the attention on his batting.

And, when Krunal took a good catch to get rid of the risky Russell to give Jasprit Bumrah his first scalp of the day, the visitors were left needing 43 off their final three overs.

KKR opened their batting with Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill where they failed to score big runs.

In the chase, Robin Uthappa survived an early scare to reach the half-century mark himself and with Nitish Rana, he forged a valuable partnership that looked to take his team to the total. Hardik had brother Krunal and Jasprit Bumrah to thank for holding on to the steeplers off Gill and Rana.

Brief scores: MI 181/4 in 20 ovs (Suryakumar 59, Lewis 43, Hardik 35 n.o; Russell 2/12, Narine 2/35) bt KKR 168/6 in 20 ovs (Uthappa 54, Rana 31, Karthik 36 n.o; Hardik 2/19).

In the end overs, Hardik Pandya batted well and scored 35 runs in 20 balls. Hardik Pandya bowled an excellent spell with 19 for 2 in 4 overs.

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