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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

Match 65, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India, Wed, 16 May 2012 08:00 PM IST
Mumbai Indians won the toss & elected to field 
 
Mumbai are going in unchanged while Kolkata have two changes. Shakib Al Hasan and Iqbal Abdulla come in to replace Marchant de Lange and Laxmi Shukla.

The news from the middle is that Harbhajan Singh has won the toss and Mumbai Indians will field first. They are looking to restrict KKR to a gettable total. Gautam Gambhir doesn't mind batting first as they are playing with 3 spinners.

As always, the atmosphere is buzzing at the Wankhede and a full house is expected. We have a decent track on offer too. There might be something in it for the bowlers.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of match 65 of IPL season 5. Mumbai Indians' last home game and it is against KKR. The two sides are 2nd and 3rd in the points table, and hence this is a crucial game. I'm Priyank Shah and will bring you the coverage.
 
It seems the Mumbai Indians have taken up the task of thrilling their fans and audiences with some nail-biting finishes in the IPL this season. The last one came against a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore unit, who had done well to restrict the Mumbai batsmen as they faltered around what looked like a mammoth total to chase down. However, Rayudu's heroics coupled with Pollard's explosion resulted in another win for the Mumbai Indians that took them straight to second position in the points table. Mumbai will play their last home game this season against the Kolkata Knight Riders, and with the kind of form both teams have displayed so far, it is difficult to predict the outcome of this epic clash. Kolkata have suffered two consecutive losses after their recent defeat to the Chennai Super Kings. They will be disappointed to have lost narrowly but would be desperate to take remedial measures against an unpredictable Mumbai side, since they've already suffered at home. A win for Kolkata will make them table toppers, whereas a Mumbai Indians victory will only safeguard their playoff spot. Expect an exciting contest at the Wankhede Stadium this time around as Mumbai go in as hot favourites to win this one. 

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