Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Eliminator is on today

MI Vs KKR Live

Wasn't the 1st qualifier a pure nail biter? Yes it was! The way CSK changed gears after 10 overs to clinch a surprising win against RCB was just astonishing. CSK has already earned a place in the finals and proved their worth of being the defending champions. RCB isn't eliminated yet as they will now play the winner of today's eliminator MI Vs KKR. The team that loses today will be eliminated from IPL 2011.

These two teams last met just couple of days ago when things were pretty much in KKR's pockets. But unfortunately Balaji leaked too many runs in the last over to give away the match to MI. A brave effort from MI to win that one. Tonight MI plays in their home ground with a huge fan support coming along their way. A win here in a sort of virtual quarter final would bring a festive mood in Mumbai.

MI had completely dominated the first half of this year's IPL with 8 wins from their first 10 matches. In the later stages they lost three matches due to which they lost the top position in the points tally. A win against KKR in the last round robin match took them to the 3rd position. For Mumbai Indians, the batting responsibility depends a lot on Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu. Power hitters like Pollard and Symonds haven't impressed much with their batting. Bowling looks very good with Malinga, Harbhajan and Munaf in good form.

KKR could have easily made to the first qualifier toppling CSK if they would have just managed a win against MI in their last match. Overall, this team has performed better than expectations. Gambhir being the new captain for this side, has led from the front. Kallis, Tiwary and Pathan has played a vital role too. Bowling needs to improve a bit in crunch times.

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