Sharma shines to deny Kolkata
Rohit Sharma thumped an unbeaten century on Saturday to help deny the Kolkata Knight Riders top spot in the Indian Premier League.
Sharma crashed 109 from 60 balls to set up a 27-run win that lifted his Mumbai Indians up to third and to the brink of a play-off place.
After Sachin Tendulkar fell for just two early on, stumped off Shakib Al Hasan, Sharma combined with Herschelle Gibbs (66no) in a stunning 167-run stand as the Indians posted 182 for one.
The Knight Riders' chased was immediately unhinged as they lost openers Gautam Gambhir and Manvinder Bisla inside the opening eight balls.
Jacques Kallis tried to engineer a recovery, with 79 from 60 balls, but even that was not enough to repair the early damage as the Knight Riders saw a seven-game unbeaten run ended.
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