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Rohit Sharma or Dinesh Karthik, who'll have the last laugh?

MI top table after clinical win:

A six for Suryakumar off Russell's first ball in the 17th over seals the deal for MI. He finishes unbeaten on 46 off 27, having added 88 with Rohit (55*). The MI batsmen complemented a fine bowling performance which has helped them finish at the top of the points table at the end of the league stage. As a result of MI's win, SRH have sneaked through to the play-offs, becoming the first team to get through despite with 12 points.

Fifty for Rohit...

...his second in this season, which he gets with a single off Gurney to get to the milestone in 44 deliveries. Meanwhile, Suryakumar has raced away to 38 off 24, with the partnership reaching 75. MI are 121 for 1 after 15, needing only 13 more.

Rohit, Suryakumar keep MI on track:

It has been a well-paced partnership from Rohit and Suryakumar, who have rotated the strike well and managing boundaries from time to time to keep MI on track in the chase. MI are 91 for 1 after 12 overs, needing 43 more off 48.

Prasidh Krishna strikes:

A wicket off the first ball for the Karnataka pacer, who gets de Kock to top edge one and watches Karthik run back and hold on to a fine catch. A wicket soon after the PP for KKR, just like how MI had managed in their innings. Is this the start of a turnaround?

De Kock leads MI's positive start:

The first three overs yielded only 18 runs but de Kock quickly makes up for that. After Rohit scores the first four of the innings in the fourth over off Russell, de Kock gets into the act by striking two successive sixes and sending the next ball for a four to get 21 off the over. MI are 39 for 0 after 4.

Disciplined MI restrict KKR to 133:

Bumrah completes a fine bowling performance from MI by giving away only three runs in the final over and accounting for the wicket of Uthappa, who struggled for his 47-ball 40. He also adds another wicket to his tally by dismissing Rinku Singh off the last ball. KKR have posted only 133 for 7 on the board with none, barring Lynn, really getting going. Can their bowlers replicate MI's bowling performance?

Third wicket for Malinga:

Rana starts the 18th over with a six over deep square leg but falls off the very next delivery as he finds the long-off fielder. He departs for 26 off 13. Only nine runs off that Malinga over. While McClenaghan gives away only seven in the next, three of them being wides. KKR are 130 for 5.

See-saw scoring rate:

Only six runs off the 16th over which was bowled by Malinga. Bumrah starts the 17th over well before being hit for a six by Uthappa off the last ball. KKR are 114 for 4 after 17.

Rana, Uthappa fight back:

A four over point and a six over backward square-leg helps Uthappa get his innings forward. Rana then lofts a Hardik delivery over long-off and follows it up with a ramp shot over third man for two sixes in the 15th over. KKR move to 99 for 4 after 15.

Malinga leaves KKR in more trouble:

Karthik and Uthappa attempted to rebuild, with the latter even hitting a six off Malinga. But their partnership is cut short as Malinga gets the KKR skipper, who whipped one to mid-wicket where Krunal times his jump to perfection. The big blow comes soon after as Russell gloves a bouncer from Malinga to the 'keeper. KKR are struggling at 73 for 4 in the 13th over. Can Uthappa and Nitish Rana come to their rescue?

Lynn departs:

Second wicket for Hardik as he sends back a well-set Lynn for 41 (off 29). The batsman tries a biggie but mistimes it, leaving KKR in a spot of bother.

Hardik ends opening stand:

A wicket off his first ball for Hardik, who traps Gill in front after the batsman plays down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads.

Lynn ups the ante:

Having struck McClenaghan for a six off the last ball of the third over, Lynn manages a four and a six off Malinga. Bumrah too is struck for a four by Lynn, who finishes the powerplay with two sixes off Rahul Chahar to help KKR to 49 for 0. Four sixes so far for Lynn, who has targeted long-off, straight down the ground, fine leg and cow corner for his maximums. Shubman Gill, meanwhile, has been sedate, scoring 9 off 15 so far.

Quiet start:

MI have opened with a pace-spin combo, with McClenaghan and Krunal Pandya keeping it tidy. Only five runs off the first two overs.

Plenty riding on this match: Delhi Capitals, aiming for a second-place finish, will be supporting KKR. Sunrisers, in a bid to sneak through, will be hoping for a MI victory.

Are we in for a run fest?

In case you already didn't know - CSK have booked a spot in the top two despite Kings XI finishing with a consolation win. This has meant that RCB have finished with the wooden spoon for the second time.

Toss and teams:

MI skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and has opted to bowl. Two changes for the hosts - Mitchell McClenaghan and Ishan Kishan replace Barinder Sran and Evin Lewis. KKR have made one change, bringing in Prasidh Krishna for Piyush Chawla.

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Build-up:

Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for Match 56 of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. Three teams have already qualified for the next round but there's a lot riding on this match.

Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are the two teams facing off in the last match of the league stage of IPL 2019. But a third party will be keenly following the match, supporting MI to do the job for them. Sunrisers Hyderabad had their fate in their own hands on Saturday but the loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore has meant that they'll only get through to the play-offs should MI defeat KKR. A win for MI will also confirm a spot for them in the top two, considering their positive NRR while a victory for KKR will complete the top four end SRH's journey.

Following six successive defeats, KKR reignited their campaign by ticking most of the boxes. But the one issue they haven't sorted yet is their death bowling. Meanwhile, MI have banked on team efforts more than individual performances, evident by the fact that there's only one player each in the top-10 lists of highest run-getters (Quinton de Kock) and wicket-takers (Jasprit Bumrah). They'll be keen that Rohit Sharma gets back to scoring big runs ahead of the business end of the tournament.

While we wait for the toss and the teams, here's the preview to keep you updated.

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