IPL Match No 70 : Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

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Mumbai won this game on the last ball of the match providing the eighth occasion of a team winning a game on the last ball of the match in IPL. The other seven occasions are - Chennai won by four wickets vs Delhi at Delhi on 08.05.08, Jaipur won by five wickets vs Mumbai at Jaipur on 26.05.08, Jaipur won by three wickets vs Chennai at Mumbai on 01.06.08, Mohali won by six wickets vs Kolkata at Port Elizabeth on 03.05.09, Hyderabad won by six wickets vs Kolkata at Jo'burg on 16.05.09, Kolkata won by seven wickets vs Chennai at Centurion on 18.05.09 and Mumbai won by seven wickets vs Pune at Mumbai on 20.04.11.



Jaipur and Mumbai are the two teams to win an IPL game on the last ball of the match, while Kolkata is the only team to lose an IPL game on the last ball of the match on three occasions.



JH Kallis's 59 in this game represent his 21st fifty in T20 games. His knock also represents his 14th fifty in IPL and his fourth fifty in IPL 2011. He became the fifth batsman to score four or more fifties in IPL 2011. Others are - S Badrinath {05}, CH Gayle {04}, SE Marsh {04} and AT Rayudu {04}.



At the end of this game JH Kallis's run aggregate in IPL 2011 read 417. He became the ninth batsman to total 400 plus runs in IPL 2011. Others are - CH Gayle {511}, SE Marsh {504}, SR Tendulkar {477}, V Kohli {444}, MEK Hussey {429}, V Sehwag {424} and S Dhawan {400}.



JH Kallis's three sixes in this game gave him a total of 51 sixes in T20 games. He became the 53rd batsman to hit50 plus boundary six in T20 games.



SP Goswami, MK Tiwari and R Bhatia were dismissed run out in this game to swell the number of run out in IPL 2011 to 72 and in IPL to 326.



L Balaji returned with figures of 1 for 51 in this game providing the seventh occasion of a bowler conceding 50 plus runs in IPL 2011 and 31st such occasion in IPL.



L Balaji became the second Kolkata bowler to leak 50 plus runs in an IPL game. Mashrafe Mortaza was the other bowler. He returned with figures of none for 58 against Hyderabad at Jo'burg on 16.05.09.