IPL 10: Yuvraj Singh leaves a message for KKR, MI after Qualifier 2

IPL 10: Yuvraj Singh leaves a message for KKR, MI after Qualifier 2

Mumbai Indians chased the target set by KKR with 6 wickets in hand.

Yuvraj Singh of Sunrisers Hyderabad with Robin Uthappa of Kolkata Knight Riders
Yuvraj Singh of Sunrisers Hyderabad with Robin Uthappa of Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo: IANS)

The Mumbai Indians outplayed the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Qualifier 2 of the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League. With the win, the Mumbai camp have now set up their tournament final date with neighbors Rising Pune Supergiant. On the night of the Qualifiers, it was a thorough team effort that saw MI edge out the Knight Riders. Veteran Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was quick to share a word for both the teams after the game.

Yuvraj Singh took to the social media site Twitter to congratulate the winning side, the Mumbai Indians. At the same time, he had his words of consolation reserved for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Throughout the league stages, both MI and KKR had been the teams to beat. They were the most settled sides in terms of team combinations throughout the season.

Yuvraj noted that the Knight Riders must be proud of their performances and hold their heads high despite the defeat. The southpaw now expects a close contest between Mumbai Indians and the Rising Pune Supergiant in the finals of the season. The two sides will lock horns at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on May 21 (Sunday).

In his tweet, Yuvraj Singh wrote, “One of the top sides in the @ipl @kkr can hold their heads high @mipaltan clinical performance hopefully a cracker of a final coming soon.”

As it happened…

In the game, it was the Mumbai Indians who had won the toss and opted to field first. The Knight Riders could never get in control of their innings. Karn Sharma was the wrecker-in-chief for the Mumbai Indians as he managed to return with his best figures in IPL history with 4 wickets to his name. KKR could only manage to post 107 in their first innings.

In the run chase, the target was never going to be enough. It was only a matter of time that Mumbai Indians chased the target with 6 wickets in hand.