Rohit Sharmas unbeaten 55 to lead Mumbai Indians (MI) to an easy 9-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders, which gave them the pole position in the IPL points table and also ensured a lucky fourth place finish for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), in Mumbai on Sunday
. Rohit stitched two crucial partnerships, first a 46-run stand with Quinton de Kock (30) for the opening wicket and then another 88 runs for the unconquered second wicket with Suryakumar Yadav (46 not) as Mumbai Indians chased down the target of 134 with 3.5 overs to spare.
The Mumbai Indians captain carried his bat through the innings, hitting eight fours off 48 balls while Yadav consumed 27 balls for his unbeaten 46.
Mumbai Indians ended the league phase with 18 points from 14 matches — the same as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) — but they secured the top spot by virtue of better run rate. MI ended at a net run rate of 0.421 as against 0.131 and 0.044 of CSK and DC respectively.