Decent chase by Hy'bad. But Kolkata's attack superb. Depth & variety. Narine & Kuldeep especially will be problematic for any team at Eden— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 15, 2017
Decent chase by Hy'bad. But Kolkata's attack superb. Depth & variety. Narine & Kuldeep especially will be problematic for any team at Eden— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 15, 2017
Robin Uthappa is the Man of the Match for his 68 off 39 balls in the KKR innings.
Matches in which teams batting first won the match in IPL-10:
SRH v RCB at Hyderabad
RCB v DD at Bengaluru
DD v RPS at Pune
KKR v SRH at Kolkata*
After 20 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 155/6 ( Naman Ojha (W) 10 , Bipul Sharma 21)
Final over bowled by Boult! Bipul brings up the 150 with back-to-back boundaries, the first of which is top-edged towards the long-stop boundary. Just four runs in the remainder of the over, with Ojha getting a leg-bye in the last ball as Kolkata seal their third win of the tournament in style.
Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs!
The going got extremely tough for SRH after the loss of key batsmen in Yuvraj and Cutting, and the KKR bowlers did well in sticking to attacking lines and lengths. With this win, KKR move to the top of the points table.
After 19 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 143/6 ( Naman Ojha (W) 10 , Bipul Sharma 10)
Woakes to bowl the penultimate over. Bipul shows some last-minute resistance by coming down the track, and hammering the English pacer for a six over long-off. Pats the ball down the ground again, this time to get a double. Ojha tries pulling the final ball towards the fine-leg region, though he doesn't quite get his pull right. Kuldeep puts up a brave show at short fine, where the ball pops out of his hand.
SRH need 30 to win from 6 balls.
After 18 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 132/6 ( Naman Ojha (W) 8 , Bipul Sharma 2)
With the net run-rate climbing rapidly, SRH are under pressure to get quick runs on the board. Things take a turn for the worse at the start of Boult's third over, after Cutting mistimes his slog down the ground to get caught for 15. Just three singles off the over, with the game looking pretty much set in Kolkata's favour right now.
SRH need 41 to win from 12 balls.
OUT! Cutting was perhaps the last hope for an SRH win, and Boult returns to the attack and gets rid of him to put KKR in the driver's seat! Cutting looked to slog the first ball of the over down the ground, but doesn't quite connect well as he gets caught by Colin de Grandhomme near the long-off boundary. SRH 129/6
Ben Cutting c de Grandhomme b Boult 15(10)
After 17 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 129/5 ( Ben Cutting 15 , Naman Ojha (W) 7)
Woakes into his third over. Fine effort by Boult and Suryakumar at deep square-leg to save two runs for KKR after a flick off Ojha's bat. Cutting unleashes his bat in the fifth ball of the over, smashing a fuller ball from Woakes straight down the ground. 13 off the over, which still keeps them in the hunt for now.
SRH need 44 to win from 18 balls.
After 16 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 116/5 ( Ben Cutting 7 , Naman Ojha (W) 3)
Pressure returns to the SRH batsmen, as Cutting and new batsman Naman Ojha gather just three runs in the 16th over of the innings, bowled by Narine. The Trinidadian offie finishes with superb figures of 1/18 from four overs, as the umpire signals for the second timeout of the innings.
SRH need 57 to win from 24 balls.
After 15 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 113/5 ( Ben Cutting 6 , Naman Ojha (W) 1)
Woakes into his second over. Starts off with a wide that nearly went to the slips, before getting smacked royally by Yuvraj for a six over the extra-cover boundary, with the latter reaching out for the short, wide delivery. Cutting pulls a length delivery along middle and leg towards the midwicket boundary to get his first boundary on the board, and announce himself at the crease. Woakes though, manages to retain some pride in the penultimate ball of the over, getting Yuvraj to mishit off a slow bouncer to send the flamboyant left-hander back in the dugout.
SRH need 60 to win from 30 balls.
OUT! Massive wicket for KKR, and it is the big fish Yuvraj that Woakes manages to net in his second over! This one was a slow bouncer from Woakes, which Yuvraj ends up top-edging to Rishi Dhawan at long-on. SRH 112/5
Yuvraj Singh c Rishi Dhawan (sub) b Woakes 26(16)
After 14 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 99/4 ( Yuvraj Singh 19 , Ben Cutting 1)
Just when SRH were looking to get some quick runs on board to get themselves back in the game, in comes Narine who removes the dangerous-looking Hooda by getting him stumped. Pressure on Yuvraj at the other end, who now has to act as the glue to hold the innings togerther. Three runs and a wicket in the 14th over.
SRH need 75 to win from 36 balls.
OUT! Narine strikes in the 15th over, and removes the dangerous Hooda for 13. Just when the batsman was starting to look dangerous, he gets stumped, not quite getting to the pitch of the delivery. SRH lose their fourth wicket with 96 on board.
Deepak Hooda st Uthappa b Narine 13(7)
After 13 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 95/3 ( Yuvraj Singh 17 , Deepak Hooda 13)
One Yadav replaces another in the attack, with Umesh returning in the 13th over. Classic Yuvraj strike in the first ball of the over, with Yuvraj holding his pose for the photographers with a straight lofted drive. Despatches a shorter delivery from Umesh next ball towards the fine-leg boundary. Hooda ends the over by steering the ball towards the backward point boundary. Massive over for SRH, with 15 coming off it.
SRH need 78 to win from 42 balls.
After 12 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 80/3 ( Yuvraj Singh 7 , Deepak Hooda 9)
Kuldeep into his final over. Hooda comes down the track and smacks the first ball over the wide long-on boundary. Four singles in the remainder of the over, as Kuldeep finishes a fine spell with figures of 1/23 from four overs.
SRH need 93 to win from 48 balls.
After 11 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 70/3 ( Yuvraj Singh 5 , Deepak Hooda 1)
Woakes introduced into the attack for the first time. Woakes bowls a slower ball in the third ball of the over, which Henriques deftly touches down towards third man, though he departs rather softly after patting the ball back to the bowler in the next delivery. Yuvraj ends the over with a signature flick towards the cow-corner boundary.
SRH need 103 to win from 54 balls.
OUT! What a soft dismissal for Henriques, who pats the ball back to Woakes while looking to play it down the ground. Big blow for SRH. SRH 65/3
Moises Henriques c & b Woakes 13(10)
After 10 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 59/2 ( Moises Henriques 8 , Yuvraj Singh 0)
Kuldeep continues after the timeout, and the break perhaps might have caused Warner to lose his concenration, as he slogs down the ground, only to get caught by Woakes near the boundary. Yuvraj joins Henriques out at the centre, with pressure now starting to mount on the Hyderabad batsmen.
SRH need 114 to win from 60 balls.
OUT! Now Kuldeep gets rid of David Warner, after the latter looks to slog it down towards long-off. An easy catch at that position, with Woakes collecting the ball in this one. SRH 59/2
David Warner c Woakes b Kuldeep 26(30)
After 9 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 53/1 ( David Warner (C) 25 , Moises Henriques 3)
Narine into his second over, and bowls another tight over, with three singles and a double off the last ball coming off it. Both batsmen are on the backfoot at the moment after Dhawan's dismissal. The umpire signals for the first timeout of the innings.
SRH need 120 to win from 66 balls.
After 8 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 48/1 ( David Warner (C) 23 , Moises Henriques 0)
Kuldeep into his second over. KKR show great intensity in this over. After missing out on a stumping chance in the first ball, with Warner missing a low full-toss and losing his balance to move out of the crease, though Uthappa spills the ball to let go of the chance. Tight fielding the close-in fielders, with just one run comng off the over.
SRH need 125 to win from 72 balls.
After 7 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 47/1 ( David Warner (C) 22 , Moises Henriques 0)
The bowling change works beautifully for KKR as Pathan gets rid of Dhawan in the fourth ball of the over. Just two singles accumulated in the over, as the hosts carve a chance for themselves to gain control of the game.
SRH need 126 to win from 78 balls.
OUT! Dhawan tries to accelerate the innings, coming down the track to loft Pathan over long-off, though he doesn't quite get the necessary distance. Colin de Grandhomme takes a simple catch near the boundary, as KKR lose their first wicket four short of the 50-run mark. SRH 46/1
Shikhar Dhawan c de Grandhomme b Pathan 23(22)
After 6 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 45/0 ( David Warner (C) 20 , Shikhar Dhawan 23)
Kuldeep Yadav into the attack. Skipper Warner unleashes the reverse sweep in the third ball of the over, sending the ball away for a one-bounce four towards the point boundary. Two singles in the remainder of the over, with SRH progressing quite decently at the end of powerplay.
SRH need 128 to win from 84 balls.
After 5 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 39/0 ( David Warner (C) 15 , Shikhar Dhawan 22)
Narine into the attack now, the first bowling change of the innings. Boundary for Warner in the third ball of the over, with Warner tickling the ball down the ground to get his third boundary. Seven off the over, with three singles being scored other than the boundary.
After 4 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 32/0 ( David Warner (C) 10 , Shikhar Dhawan 20)
Big over for SRH, with 13 coming off it. Boult greets Dhawan with a short ball that the latter fails to connect to, with an appeal coming from Uthappa. Both Dhawan and Warner get boundaries towards the leg side, with the latter ending the over with a gentle push towards Gambhir at extra-cover, with the ball landing in front of him and scurrying away to the fence for four.
After 3 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 19/0 ( David Warner (C) 2 , Shikhar Dhawan 15)
FOUR! Umesh fires this one into Dhawan's hitting arc, and the southpaw from Delhi happily obliges. Four more two deliveries later, with Dhawan dispatching this one towards the leg side. Slightly expensive over for Umesh, with nine coming off it.
After 2 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 10/0 ( David Warner (C) 2 , Shikhar Dhawan 6)
Boult into the second over. FOUR! Dhawan slices the delivery outside off towards the third man boundary, where it bounces straight to a laptop in the SRH dugout. Just a single off the rest of the over. Dropped chance in the last ball of the over, after Dhawan cuts towards the off side, with Woakes failing to hold on to a tough chances after a dive to his right.
After 1 overs,Sunrisers Hyderabad 5/0 ( David Warner (C) 2 , Shikhar Dhawan 1)
Umesh concedes a wide in the second ball of the over. First runs off the bat in the next delivery, after Warner plays an inswinger from Umesh towards the leg side for a couple of runs. Five runs off the first over of the second innings.
Warner v Yadav version 2.0 this season should be interesting...— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 15, 2017
David Warner while chasing in IPL:
Innings - 49
Runs - 1755
Average - 42.80
SR - 146.98
50s - 18
David Warner at Eden Gardens in IPL:
Innings - 5
Runs - 47
Average - 9.40
SR - 104.44
David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan walk out at the start of the Sunrisers' innings. Umesh to bowl the first over.
After 20 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 172/6 ( Yusuf Pathan 21 , Chris Woakes 1)
Bhuvneshwar to bowl the final over. SIX! Pathan power on display first ball, as Yusuf smashes this one towards the long-on boundary Dot off the second, with Pathan getting a single off the third. Bhuvneshwar gets rid of de Grandhomme with an inswinging yorker. Nine scored off the last over, as KKR finish on 172/6.
BOWLED EM! Superb inswinging yorker by Bhuvneshwar, and de Grandhomme is on his way back after his off-stump is knocked back. KKR 170/6
After 19 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 163/5 ( Yusuf Pathan 13 , Colin de Grandhomme 0)
Nehra into the attack for the last time in this match. Wide to start the over. Pathan tries to slog the first legal delivery towards the leg side, though he gets only a couple of runs due to the presence of a fielder. Suryakumar flicks an attempted full toss towards the square-leg boundary to get off the mark with a boundary, before getting dismissed next ball.
OUT! Nehra removes Suryakumar after the latter gets a bit of glove while going for the hook! Reduced his length in this delivery, and Nehra got the ball to swing towards the batsman, cramping him for room in his hook. KKR 163/5
Suryakumar Yadav c Ojha b Nehra 4(3)
After 18 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 156/4 ( Yusuf Pathan 10 , Suryakumar Yadav 0)
Bhuvneshwar, who bowled an excellent spell earlier in the innings, and gets the big wicket of Pandey in the over while conceding just four off it. His dismissal could mean the difference of about 20-odd runs, which could prove crucial later in the match.
OUT! Bhuvneshwar removes the dangerman Pandey in his new spell, after the latter gets a bottom edge towards the long-off boundary, where SRH skipper Warner safely holds on. Warner nearly collides with another fielder running towards the ball, and shows his displeasure in the form of a grim face. KKR 153/4
Manish Pandey c Warner b Bhuvneshwar 46(35)
After 17 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 150/3 ( Manish Pandey 46 , Yusuf Pathan 6)
SIX! Pandey greets Cutting in his final over by slogging the first delivery down the ground for a flat six. Cutting tries a fuller delivery outside off, only for Pandey to open the face of his bat and steer it towards the backward point boundary. A double and a couple of singles later in the over, and the 150 comes up for the home side at the end of the over.
After 16 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 136/3 ( Manish Pandey 33 , Yusuf Pathan 5)
Bipul into his second over, and he gets whacked over the long-on boundary for a six, with Pandey coming down the track for the shot. Pathan gets his first boundary with a slog towards the midwicket boundary, with the nearest fielder being a few feet away. 12 off the over, and the umpire signals for the timeout. The umpire signals for the second timeout of the innings.
After 15 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 124/3 ( Manish Pandey 26 , Yusuf Pathan 1)
Cutting back into the attack, and he finally snaps the 77-run partnership for the third wicket by sending Uthappa back in the second delivery. Pandey, who crosses over to the striker's end during the dismissal, gets a top-edge to the third man boundary next delivery. Yusuf Pathan, the new batsman at the crease, gets off the mark in the first delivery that he faces.
OUT! Uthappa's luck finally runs out, after a top-edge towards the leg side is collected safely by Rashid near the midwicket boundary. Cutting gets the breakthrough, as KKR lose their third wicket with 117 on board.
Robin Uthappa c Rashid b Cutting 68(39)
After 14 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 117/2 ( Robin Uthappa (W) 68 , Manish Pandey 20)
Rashid into his final over, and he misses out on yet another wicket first ball, after a faint nick off Uthappa's bat during an attempted sweep carries wide of the keeper towards the third-man boundary. Plenty of frustration for the young Afghan bowler, as well as for the visitors. Both Uthappa and Pandey try to slog the ball down the ground, though they get only sigles.
After 13 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 108/2 ( Robin Uthappa (W) 61 , Manish Pandey 18)
Nehra returns to the attack, and turns out to be quite an eventful over. Appeal for a catch in the second ball against Uthappa, though replays show the ball deflecting off his thigh to the keeper as the batsman went for a paddle-sweep. Uthappa replies with back-to-back boundaries — towards midwicket and extra-cover respectively. Pandey signs the over off with a beautifully-timed punch through the covers t get his first boundary. 14 off the over.
After 12 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 94/2 ( Robin Uthappa (W) 52 , Manish Pandey 13)
Rashid into his third over, and once again misses out on a wicket. Uthappa mistimes his slog towards the midwicket boundary, where Dhawan gets the timing of his forward dive wrong, allowing the ball to bounce away to the boundary rope, bringing up the half-century for Uthappa, as well as the fifty partnership between the two present batsmen. Dhawan has to leave the field for a bit after appearing to hurt himself.
Preview: Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will have their task cut out when they take on a confident Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) square-up at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.
The David Warner-skippered visitors have looked in good touch in their first three matches albeit succumbing to the guile of Mumbai Indians' Harbhajan Singh and losing the previous encounter on the road.
Harbhajan, a veteran of 103 Tests and 236 ODIs for India, brought all his experience into play to dish out a miserly spell of four overs conceding just 23 runs with two wickets of SRH captain David Warner and Deepak Hooda.
The timely blow, especially of Warner who was looking good for his polished 49, stalled SRH'S charge as they managed to post 158 in their 20 overs which eventually proved insufficient as Rohit Sharma and co won by four wickets with more than an over remaining.
But the reversal has been more of an aberration as SRH showed their class in their victory marchA over Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions in thr first two matches.
Against a weakened RCB -- who were without the services of captain Virat Kohli, star South African batsman AB De Villiers, and Indian opener KL Rahul -- SRH rode a whirlwind 27-ball 62 from seasoned campaigner Yuvraj Singh to post a mammoth 207 batting first, finally scripting a 35-run win.
Captain Warner (76, 45b; 6x4, 4x6) and compatriot Moises Henriques (52, 39b; 6x4, 0x6) made short work of Lions' modest 135 in their next game on the way to a nine-wicket triumph.
Besides the batsmen, 18-year old Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has started his maiden IPL stint with a bang, already having six wickets in his kitty.
But in KKR, the tourists will face a side basking in the glory of a marauding eight-wicket triumph over Kings XI Punjab on Thursday at the same venue.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with an unbeaten 72 off 49 balls as the twice IPL champions recorded their season's first home victory in style with 21 balls to spare.
Sunil Narine vindicated his team's decision to promote him as an opening bat by cracking a 18-ball 37 to set the stage for his side's win with Robin Uthappa (26 off 16) and Manish Pandey (25 off 16 not out) getting starts.
While chasing, KKR seemed to be preferring a foil to Gambhir who would whack the ball from the outset.
Chris Lynn was just what the doctor had ordered as the Australian bludgeoned 93 off 41 balls in the first game against Gujarat Lions. But with him out for a lengthy period due to a shoulder injury, that option was gone.
Narine, much to everyone's surprise, filled the that role studiously on Thursday and KKR would be hoping the West Indian mystery spinner can continue that.
In nine matches played between the two teams, SRH have won only thrice, finishing second best six times.
KKR: Gautam Gambhir (c), Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Lynn, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rovman Powell, R Sanjay Yadav, Ishank Jaggi, Darren Bravo, Sayan Ghosh, AColin de Grandhomme
SRH: David Warner (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Kane Williamson, Siddarth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Abhimanyu Singh, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Siraj, Eklavya Dwivedi, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, Ben Laughlin, Tanmay Agarwal, Pravin Tambe
With inputs from IANS
Published Date: Apr 15, 2017 19:59 PM | Updated Date: Apr 15, 2017 20:00 PM