Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Mumbai Indians, IPL 2014, Highlights, Scorecard, Recap

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMay 14, 2014

Robin Uthappa of Pune Warriors plays a shot against Kings XI Punjab during an Indian Premier League cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors in Mohali, India, Sunday, May 8, 2011. The fourth edition of the world's richest cricket tournament scheduled between April 8-May 28 comprises of 10 teams and 74 matches. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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Mumbai's hopes of retaining their Indian Premier League title are hanging by a thread after a six-wicket defeat to Kolkata in Cuttack.

The Indians suffered their seventh defeat in 10 games as the Knight Riders comfortably chased down 142 at the Barabati Stadium, thanks to Robin Uthappa.

Kolkata now have an even record of five wins and five losses and sit in the fourth and final play-off position with each team having four games remaining.

Match 40 of the 2014 season was moved away from Eden Gardens to a neutral venue due to the ongoing Indian elections. 

Kolkata won the toss and chose to field, restricting Mumbai to 37-2 in the powerplay who were thankful for contributions from Ambati Rayudu (33) and captain Rohit Sharma (51).

However, their run rate was not explosive with Sharma dismissed in the final over after hitting four boundaries and two sixes in his 45-ball innings.

Mumbai Indians: 141-5 (20 Overs)
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Lendl Simmonsb Shakib Al Hasan121485.7120
CM Gautamc Suryakumar Yadav b Morne Morkel8988.8810
Ambati Rayuduc Suryakumar Yadav b Piyush Chawla3327122.2231
Rohit Sharmab Sunil Narine5145113.3342
Corey Andersonc Piyush Chawla b Morne Morkel1812150.0011
Kieron PollardNOT OUT101190.9000
Aditya TareNOT OUT2366.6600
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 5, lb 1)77
BOWLEROMRWECONDOTS
Morne Morkel403528.7514
Umesh Yadav302408.005
Shakib Al Hasan402115.2513
Sunil Narine401814.5010
Piyush Chawla403218.008
Yusuf Pathan1010010.001
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Kolkata's reply started brightly with an opening partnership of 50 in 41 balls before skipper Gautam Gambhir was bowled by Harbhajan Singh for 14.

The veteran spinner removed Manish Pandey for the same score, but Uthappa maintained his prolific form.

The opener hit a career-best 80 from 51 balls before being bowled by Lendl Simmons.

His wicket left KKR needing 26 runs needed from the final four overs, and Yusuf Pathan, in his 100th IPL match, hit the winning boundary with eight balls remaining.

Kolkata Knight Riders: 142-4 (18.4 Overs)
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Robin Uthappab Lendl Simmons8052153.8493
Gautam Gambhirb Harbhajan Singh141877.7710
Manish Pandeyb Harbhajan Singh142166.6600
Yusuf PathanNOT OUT2013153.8430
Shakib Al Hasanc Ambati Rayudu b Lasith Malinga98112.5010
Ryan ten DoeschateNOT OUT000.0000
EXTRAS (w 4, lb 1)5
BOWLEROMRWECONDOTS
Lasith Malinga3.403018.1811
Jasprit Bumrah302307.666
Harbhajan Singh402225.5010
Pragyan Ojha402506.2510
Lendl Simmons3034111.332
Kieron Pollard10707.001
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Kolkata return to action at Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday with Mumbai visiting Rajasthan Royals a day later.