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IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians defeat Kolkata Knight Riders, courtesy Rohit Sharma's bowling gamble

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians defeat Kolkata Knight Riders, courtesy Rohit Sharma's bowling gamble

History had witnessed their dominance over the Knight Riders in this season. But they had to come out with something to astonish the Kolkata side once again and reach their fourth IPL final. And they did so, this time with the ball.

IPL 2017, Qualifier 2: This win gives us lot of confidence ahead of title clash against nemesis RPS, feels Rohit Sharma

IPL 2017, Qualifier 2: This win gives us lot of confidence ahead of title clash against nemesis RPS, feels Rohit Sharma

Sent into bat, KKR were bowled out for 107 runs in 18.5 balls, and Mumbai chased down the target with 33 balls to spare at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

IPL 2017 Qualifier 2 — Mumbai Indians defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets; set up final date with nemesis Rising Pune Supergiant

IPL 2017 Qualifier 2 — Mumbai Indians defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets; set up final date with nemesis Rising Pune Supergiant

Two-time winner Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Rising Pune Supergiants in the title clash in Hyderabad on Sunday.

IPL 2017, Qualifier 2: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017, Qualifier 2: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Players to watch out for!

And by the end of tonight, the news about their final opponents will head to Rising Pune Supergiant office. Or probably, by early Saturday morning, if the rain god comes up with a cruel joke in Bengaluru, where Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the penultimate match of the 10th season of Indian premier League (IPL).

The possibility of crashing out of IPL due to rain was killing me: Gautam Gambhir

The possibility of crashing out of IPL due to rain was killing me: Gautam Gambhir

The 35-year-old Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir said that he feels like a worn out 70-year-old after the stress and tension he went through during that game. 

IPL 2017 Eliminator: KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir all praise for his bowling unit

IPL 2017 Eliminator: KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir all praise for his bowling unit

Two-time champions KKR defeated title holders Sunrisers by seven wickets in a rain-truncated match to enter the Qualifier 2 of IPL.

IPL 2017: KKR defeat defending champs SRH by 7 wickets in rain-shortened Eliminator, play MI in Qualifier 2

IPL 2017: KKR defeat defending champs SRH by 7 wickets in rain-shortened Eliminator, play MI in Qualifier 2

Opting to bowl first, KKR produced a disciplined bowling and fielding effort to first restrict Sunrisers to a modest 128 for seven and then overwhelmed the revised target of 48 in six overs with consummate ease.

WATCH: Nathan Coulter-Nile marks a come-back with superb one-handed blinder to dismiss Chris Jordan in IPL 2017 Eliminator

WATCH: Nathan Coulter-Nile marks a come-back with superb one-handed blinder to dismiss Chris Jordan in IPL 2017 Eliminator

The Aussie international had earlier removed Kane Williamson off the final delivery of the 12th over. The three wickets in total, off the four overs, summed up to his economical best – 3/20.

IPL 2017, Eliminator : Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017, Eliminator : Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Players to watch out for!

It almost seems like a repeat teleacast of last year's eleminator where both the teams battled it out to move a step closer to the final. But Kolkata's run chase was cut short by a disciplined Hyderabad bowling unit as SRH registered a 22-run victory and eventually lead up in the tournament to win the final.

Indian Premier League: Chris Lynn would be best suited to play role of Devdas, feels KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan

Indian Premier League: Chris Lynn would be best suited to play role of Devdas, feels KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh, who is also known as the King of Romance, was also asked to name one cricketer who could have portrayed the role of Rahul from one of his most memorable movies - Dil Toh Paagal Hai.

IPL 2017, Eliminator 1: KKR's recent form is not going to be relevant tomorrow, feels SRH coach Tom Moody

IPL 2017, Eliminator 1: KKR's recent form is not going to be relevant tomorrow, feels SRH coach Tom Moody

Moody refused to pick any individual player who can prove to be a nightmare for the defending champions tomorrow, saying there are a number of them capable of troubling his team.

IPL 2017: Clinical Mumbai Indians finish top of table; Kolkata Knight Riders qualify for play-offs despite defeat

IPL 2017: Clinical Mumbai Indians finish top of table; Kolkata Knight Riders qualify for play-offs despite defeat

This is the sixth loss for KKR in the tournament. They are now placed at the third place with 18 points. Their fate now depends on the match between Kings XI Punjab (14) and Rising Pune Supergiants (16) tomorrow.

You don't win all matches in T20, KKR are learning that lesson: Jacques Kallis

You don't win all matches in T20, KKR are learning that lesson: Jacques Kallis

KKR made a mess of an easy target of 168 against Kings XI Punjab and have been in some discomfort after losing three of their last four games.

IPL 2017: Shah Rukh Khan to be present for KKR's final game at Eden Gardens

IPL 2017: Shah Rukh Khan to be present for KKR's final game at Eden Gardens

"You are going to see him (SRK) on Saturday. He's coming with a big entourage. He's looking forward to it," KKR CEO Venky Mysore said on the sidelines of a promotional event.

IPL 2017: Can't expect miracles with our new batting combination, says KKR batsman Chris Lynn

IPL 2017: Can't expect miracles with our new batting combination, says KKR batsman Chris Lynn

Chasing a target of 168, KKR went down by 14 runs to Kings XI Punjab in an IPL match last night despite Lynn scoring a 52-ball 84.

IPL 2017: After loss against KXIP, Gautam Gambhir hints at possibility of him opening innings with Chris Lynn in coming games

IPL 2017: After loss against KXIP, Gautam Gambhir hints at possibility of him opening innings with Chris Lynn in coming games

KKR, who are currently ranked second in the table with eight wins from 13 matches, still need one more victory to assure their place for play-offs.

IPL 2017, KXIP vs KKR: Glenn Maxwell praises team-mates for top-class bowling, fielding effort

IPL 2017, KXIP vs KKR: Glenn Maxwell praises team-mates for top-class bowling, fielding effort

"I asked for an improved performance on the field and certainly got that tonight. Axar Patel led by example on the field. I suppose the spinners came into the game, Rahul Tewatia bowled really well," Maxwell said after the match.

IPL 2017: Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma help KXIP claim 14-run win over KKR; keep play-offs hope alive

IPL 2017: Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma help KXIP claim 14-run win over KKR; keep play-offs hope alive

Needing a win today to keep their play-off hopes alive, KXIP could put up just 167 for 6 after being put into bat but they defended the total courtesy a remarkable show by their bowlers at the PCA Stadium.

IPL 2017, Match 49: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017, Match 49: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Players to watch out for!

Two more matches left on their fixture and the Knight Riders have to win just one to seal their place for the next round of the league. Apart from that, there is always a desire to finish among the top-two teams on the table.

Champions Trophy: Gautam Gambhir seeks inspiration from the late Muhammad Ali after being left out of India's 15-man squad

Champions Trophy: Gautam Gambhir seeks inspiration from the late Muhammad Ali after being left out of India's 15-man squad

The left-hander, who last played an ODI for India way back in 2013, had earlier said that a batsman's performance in T20Is should not be considered while picking a team for the 50-over format.