In fact, Mumbai Indians had pulled off their first win of the season against KKR at the Wankhede stadium last month when they beat them by four wickets with just one ball to spare.
Friday's qualifier was all about Mumbai's bowling, as Indians limited Kolkata to a total of just 107.
Two rain interruptions resulting in a three-hour delay could not stop the red-hot Kolkata Knight Riders as they knocked out defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League Eliminator.
MI captain Rohit Sharma. This match will decide who will lock horns at the finals with the Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday. It will be important for the India opener to contribute big and lead from the front, just like the way his counterpart, Gautam Gambhir, has been doing. So this momentum is enough for him to take charge and get his team into the finals. Last year, Krunal and Hardik had become the first pair of brothers to represent the same team in the IPL. Taking wickets at regular intervals. As an all rounder Pollard should justify his selection otherwise he might fail to be part the team any more. We're not dependent on one individual.
Very rarely do you see a match sealed so early, and once KKR were on the back foot, there was no recovering from it.
The duo stitched together a crucial 54 runs for the fourth wicket after Mumbai coming down to 34 for three in the sixth over.
Sunil Narine: Excellent discovery by skipper Gambhir, now Sunil Narine is playing as a potential all rounder.
And even though it wasn't the flawless start for KKR as Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent back Chris Lynn (6) and Yusuf Pathan (0) off successive deliveries in the first over itself, skipper Gambhir and Ishank Jaggi ensured that there were no further mishaps. Narine also has a record of fastest fifty to his name. It's not me, something we have been talking about. KKR has subtle benefit as they are already familiar with the pitch where MI seems to be in a do-or-die situation that lost the match against RPS in Qualifier-1. Then when I went to bat, the score was ball to ball runs, wicket was on the tougher side to bat so I just made sure that I was just ticking the score and made sure that I played till the end.
Coulter-Nile said the wicket of SRH skipper David Warner by Piyush Chawla was the turning point of the match as the Australian is the most devastating batsman in the world.