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IPL 2017: We have got the momentum ahead of play-offs, feels MI batsman Saurabh Tiwary

IPL 2017: We have got the momentum ahead of play-offs, feels MI batsman Saurabh Tiwary

Playing his first match of the season, Saurabh Tiwary, who opened the innings in place of Parthiv Patel, sparkled with a 43-ball 52, while Ambati Rayudu was their top-scorer with a 37-ball 63 as Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by nine runs.

WATCH: Messy run-out! Umesh Yadav beats lazy Saurabh Tiwary to the crease; dejected Ambati Rayudu complains

WATCH: Messy run-out! Umesh Yadav beats lazy Saurabh Tiwary to the crease; dejected Ambati Rayudu complains

During the innings break, Rayudu said that Tiwary needs to improve his running.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: MS Dhoni struggles as Jharkhand stare elimination after loss to Hyderabad

Vijay Hazare Trophy: MS Dhoni struggles as Jharkhand stare elimination after loss to Hyderabad

Having lost two from five matches, Jharkhand (12 points) will now have to post a big win against Jammu and Kashmir at Bengal Cricket Academy in Kalyani on March 6 to keep their hopes alive.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Saurabh Tiwary booed by fans after his aggressive ton deprives MS Dhoni chance to bat

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Saurabh Tiwary booed by fans after his aggressive ton deprives MS Dhoni chance to bat

Having realised that they may not be able to see MS Dhoni bat, spectators started chanting 'Saurabh Tiwary Hai Hai' as the left-hander approached his century.

Ranji Trophy: Six-star Jasprit Bumrah destroys Jharkhand; guides Gujarat to second final

Ranji Trophy: Six-star Jasprit Bumrah destroys Jharkhand; guides Gujarat to second final

Gujarat turned it around in dramatic fashion after starting the day at 100 for four and were just 82 runs ahead of first-time semifinalists Jharkhand.

IPL 2016: Hyderabad defend 137 to go top with 4-run win; Pune virtually out

IPL 2016: Hyderabad defend 137 to go top with 4-run win; Pune virtually out

With this win, Sunrisers reached the top of the points table with 14 points, while Pune sunk to the seventh spot with six points after their eight defeat in 11 matches.

IPL 2016: Ajinkya Rahane, bowlers help MS Dhoni's Pune Supergiants revive campaign with 7-wicket win

IPL 2016: Ajinkya Rahane, bowlers help MS Dhoni's Pune Supergiants revive campaign with 7-wicket win

Pune are now on sixth in league table with six points from nine matches, as against Delhi's 10 from eight matches.

Indian Premier League: Rising Pune Supergiants acquire Albie Morkel, Saurabh Tiwary

Indian Premier League: Rising Pune Supergiants acquire Albie Morkel, Saurabh Tiwary

The duo played for Delhi Daredevils in the previous season.

Ranji Trophy 2015-16: Saurabh Tiwary hits 190 as Jharkhand take massive first innings lead

Ranji Trophy 2015-16: Saurabh Tiwary hits 190 as Jharkhand take massive first innings lead

Tiwary came to the team's rescue with his brilliant 244-ball 190 not out that included 24 hits to the fence and four sixes.

Ranji Trophy: Shiv Gautam's ton gives Jharkhand Day 1 honours

Ranji Trophy: Shiv Gautam's ton gives Jharkhand Day 1 honours

Pace spearhead Rishi Dhawan bagged two wickets, while left-arm spinner Bipul Sharma and leg-spinner Prashant Chopra picked a wicket apiece.

Ranji Trophy: Jharkhand on top against Tripura

Ranji Trophy: Jharkhand on top against Tripura

Anand Singh (91), Saurabh Tiwary (94) and Ishank Jaggi (51) made for an impressive middle-order batting display to steer the side comfortably.

Varun Aaron to lead Jharkhand in Ranji Trophy

Varun Aaron to lead Jharkhand in Ranji Trophy

Team India speedster Varun Aaron will lead the Jharkhand team in the forthcoming Ranji Trophy tournament.