IPL 2024 Points Table: Mumbai Indians are yet to exit despite defeat against KKR. Here's how they can progress


IPL 2024 Points Table: Mumbai Indians are yet to exit despite defeat against KKR.  Here's how they can progress

MI suffered a loss against KKR on Friday.© BCCI

Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers rose to the occasion and defended a modest total en route to a 24-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League match on Friday. This was KKR's first victory against MI in Mumbai after 12 years. Electing to bowl, Jasprit Bumrah (3/18) was at his best as MI bowled out KKR for a modest 169. Sri Lankan medium pacer Nuwan Ensure (3/42) blasted the top spot as Bumrah was threatening at the back with skipper Hardik Pandya (2/44) also getting a few wickets.

For KKR, Venkatesh Iyer (70 off 52) and Manish Pandey (42 off 31) made significant contributions to take the visitors to a decent but below-par total.

But MI failed in their chase as they were bowled out for 145 in 18.5 overs.

This victory allowed KKR to retain their second position in the table, but now with 14 points to their name from 10 matches. Meanwhile, MI remained at 9th place with 6 points after playing 11 matches. However, mathematically, Mumbai Indians are still alive in the playoff race. They need to win their remaining three matches and hope for favorable results in the remaining matches to finish in the top 4.

Here is the updated points table:

Ruturaj Gaikwad continues to hold the Orange Cap with 509 runs in 10 matches, while Jasprit Bumrah reclaimed the Purple Cap with 17 wickets in 11 matches.

Suryakumar Yadav (56 off 35) and Tim David (24 off 20) were the notable contributors for MI in their failed chase.

Mitchell Starc was KKR's best bowler with figures of 4 for 33, while Varun Chakravarthy (2/22), Sunil Narine (2/22) and Andre Russell (2/30) picked up two wickets each.

(With PTI inputs)

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