With KKR's win, MI are out of the tournament. Winner of DD vs RCB will qualify. #KKRvSRH— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 22, 2016
That's it! KKR win by 22 runs. They qualify for the play-offs.
The spinners did the job for KKR with Narine leading from the front. Shakib, at first, gave away just 8 runs in the 17th over which built the pressure. Narine then joined the pary as he removed Henriques and gave away just 8 runs. Holder too gave just 8 runs in the penultimate over. Rajpoot applied the finishing act in the last over with 28 runs needed, giving away just 5 runs and also scalping a wicket.
OUT! Narine sends back Henriques! MC Henriques b Narine 11 (10b 1x4 0x6)
Length delivery outside off, Henriques dances down the track for a wild swing, is completely beaten by the off-spin and finds his stumps shattered.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new batsman.
After 16 overs,Hyderabad 122/6 ( Moises Henriques 2 , Karn Sharma 0)
SRH have hit the self-destruct button in the last four overs. Yuvraj Singh was lookign ominous as he hammered a couple of sixes off Kuldeep but then departed the in the next over. Hooda and Williamson followed him back in the hut in the next over. 28 runs and 3 wickets in the last four overs. 52 needed off 24 now.
OUT! Another one bites the dust. KS Williamson c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 7 (9b 0x4 0x6)
It's a half-tracker from Kuldeep. Williamson rocks back and goes for the pull, doesn't connect it well and helps it straight into the hands of Surya Kumar Yadav at deep square leg.
Karn Sharma is the new batsman.
Double blow for SRH!
KKR turning it on.
OUT! Yuvraj's little cameo ends. Yuvraj Singh c sub (R Sathish) b Shakib Al Hasan 19 (12b 1x4 2x6)
Shakib gets the wicket. Yuvraj gets down and goes for a slog sweep but mistimes it straight to substitute fielder Sathish at deep mid-wicket.
OUT! Shocking running. No communication. DJ Hooda run out 2 (2b 0x4 0x6)
Hooda is run out. Hooda pulls it to deep mid-wicket, scampers through for a single. Wants a second and sets off straightaway. Williamson is not interested at all and doesn't leave the crease. The throw comes in and Yadav clips the bails off with Hooda stranded mid-pitch.
OUT! KKR are fighting back! NV Ojha c Uthappa b Narine 15 (25b 1x4 0x6)
Two set batsmen depart. Ojha goes for a slog sweep off Narine, ends up getting a top edge and Uthappa makes no mistake.
Kane Williamson is the new batsman.
After 12 overs,Hyderabad 92/2 ( Naman Ojha 15 , Yuvraj Singh 6)
Kuldeep has come on and bowled a brilliant couple overs. He gave away just three runs in the 10th over and then gets the wicket of Dhawan in his next. Dhawan was looking dangerous and had hit a couple of fours off Shakib ut Kuldeep struck in the 12th over and gave away just 7 runs. 22 runs and a wicket off the last three overs.
OUT! Kuldeep gets a bit wicket. S Dhawan c Munro b Kuldeep Yadav 51 (30b 4x4 3x6)
It's full outside off, Dhawan gets down and looks to slog sweep, doesn't get it off the middle and helps it straight into the hands of Munro at deep square leg.
Yuvraj SIngh is the new batsman.
FIFTY for Dhawan! It's been a very sensible innings so far. He brings it up off a paddle sweep for four. Four 4s and three 6s in his innings so far.
After 9 overs, Hyderabad 70/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 39 , Naman Ojha 11)
Just when it seemed like Sunrisers were getting bogged down, Dhawan released some pressure with a four and a six. Holder bowls a frugal over, giving away just 3 runs. Dhawan then places one through backward point for four and then flicks oen nonchalantly over deep square leg for a six. 22 runs off the last 3 overs.
After 6 overs, Hyderabad 48/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 22 , Naman Ojha 7)
Dhawan and Ojha have kept the scoreboard ticking despite Warner's departure. Warner hammers Narine over deep mid-wicket for a six but departs next ball. Dhawan and Ojha then take on Rajpoot as Dhawan flicks it through fine leg and then Ojha drives it through covers for the second boundary of the over. Dhawan then gets down and hammers it over deep square leg off Narine. 26 runs and one wicket in the last 3 overs.
OUT! Narine strikes. It's a HUGE wicket. D Warner b Narine 18 (16b 1x4 1x6)
It's full outside the leg stump, Warner has already given himself too much room, at first looking to play a reverse sweep but then changes his mind and looks to push it to the off side. He is beaten by the turn and finds his stumps shattered.
Naman Ojha is the new batsman.
After 3 overs, Hyderabad 22/0 ( Shikhar Dhawan 10 , David Warner 12)
A decent start for SRH but both Dhawan and Warner had heart in mouth moments. Warner sliced one over backward point and it flew just over the fielder. Dhawan then looked to go over the top but mistimed it over mid on. The duo then took on Shakib as Warner cut one through covers for four and then Dhawan lofted the last ball over long off for an effortless six.
After 20 overs, Kolkata 171/6 ( Yusuf Pathan 52 , Suryakumar Yadav 6)
Super display of death bowling by SRH. Mustafizur gives away just 3 runs in his penultimate over. Bhuvneshwar then gets Shakib off the first ball of the final over but then Suryakumar gives the fans something to cheer as he drives one through covers for the only boundary in the last two overs. Just 7 runs and a wicket in the last over.
After 18 overs, Kolkata 161/5 ( Yusuf Pathan 50 , Shakib Al Hasan 5)
A brilliant fightback from SRH this. They have totally sucked the momentum out of KKR. Bhuvneshwar gets the wicket of Pandey in the 16th over and gives away just 5 runs. Pathan then gets the only four of the last three overs as he smackes one uppishly over square leg. Sran comes back to bowl another frugal over and concedes just 6 runs. 20 runs and two wickets in the last 3 overs.
FIFTY for Yusuf Pathan!
His rich form continues. 50 off 30 balls. Sensible batting so far. Six fours and two sixes in his innings.
OUT! SRH get another quick wicket. Holder walks back. JO Holder c Henriques b Mustafizur Rahman 3 (3b 0x4 0x6)
Full toss outside off, Holder looks to clear the infield but doesn't connect it off the middle and helps it straight into the hands of Henriques.
Shakib strides out to the middle.
OUT! Bhuvneshwar breaks the 87-runs stand. M Pandey c Williamson b Kumar 48 (30b 2x4 3x6)
A low full toss outside off, Pandey lease forward, almost reaches out for it. Looks to slice but gets one hand off his bat. Ends up mistiming it to point where Williamson takes a very good catch.
Jason Holder is the new batsman.
After 15 overs, Kolkata 141/3 ( Manish Pandey 47 , Yusuf Pathan 39)
Pandey, Pathan ave started to up the ante big time. They, at first, target Mustafizur. Pandey cuts one through point and then Pathan gets a streaky four off an outside edge to third man. Pandey then smashes one off Karn for four before Pathan joins the part with a couple of huge sixes over long on. Pandey then smashes one over long on off Sran to make it 44 from last 3 overs.
Not sure if fielding first was right decision. Despite losing early wickets, Kolkata look good for 160+. Wont be easy for H'bad to chase— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 22, 2016
After 12 overs, Kolkata 97/3 ( Manish Pandey 28 , Yusuf Pathan 16)
Things have slowed down a bit. Pathan and Pandey looking to steady the ship. Henriques and Mustafizur are bowling disciplined lines. No boundaries in the last three overs. 20 runs off the last 3 over.
After 9 overs, Kolkata 77/3 ( Manish Pandey 18 , Yusuf Pathan 6)
KKR lost Gambhir but Pandey has made sure they haven't bogged down. Karn bowls a decent seventh over and gives away just 6 runs. Hooda then removes Gambhir but Pathan attacks straightaway and whips one over mid-wicket for four off the second ball he faces. Manish Pandey then releases the pressure valve as he hammers a couple of sixes over deep mid-wicket. 23 runs and one wicket in the last 3 overs.
OUT! Hooda gets his 2nd. G Gambhir c Henriques b Hooda 16 (15b 1x4 0x6)
Poor stuff from KKR. Another soft dismissal. It's flighted from Hooda. Gambhir chips down the track and chips it straight to long off. Gambhir knew it straightaway that he was a goner.
Yusuf Pathan is the new batsman.
After 6 overs, Kolkata 48/2 ( Gautam Gambhir 12 , Manish Pandey 0)
SRH have pulled this back really well. Uthappa was looking in good touch but Sran got him in the fourth over. Warner then brought on two off-spinners - Williamson and Hooda against Mumro and Gambhir. Munro got a couple of mistimed fours but didn't last long as he was sent back in the hut by Hooda off the last ball of the powerplay. 20 runs and two wickets in the last three over.
OUT! Hooda strikes! Munro is back in the hut. C Munro c Ojha b Hooda 10 (8b 2x4 0x6)
Loopy on middle and off, Munro gets down for a slog sweep but gets a top edge. There are four fielders converging but the keeper makes the call and pouches a smart catch.
Manish Pandey is the new batsman.
OUT! The slower one has done the trick. Uthappa departs. R Uthappa c Williamson b Sran 25 (17b 4x4 0x6)
He was really looking in good touch. It's the slower one from Sran, Uthappa gives himself room and looks to smash it over the off side but is done in by the change in pace. He gets a top edge to backward point.
Colin Munro is the new batsman.
After 3 overs, Kolkata 28/0 ( Robin Uthappa 25 , Gautam Gambhir 3)
KKR have started well. Uthappa looks in very good touch. He crunches three boundaries in the Bhuvneshwar over. He, at first, cracks the first one through extra cover, then dabs it wide of short third man for the third four in the over. He then drives one through backward point off Sran in the next over. He played some more well-timed strokes but straight to the fielder. He is looking in serious touch. Needs to get a big one today. Bhuvneshwar hits back well to concede just 6 runs off the 3rd over.
Right! Gambhir & Uthappa are the openers. Bhuvneshwar will start off proceedings.
KKR XI: Uthappa, Gambhir, Pandey, Munro, Pathan, Shakib, S Yadav, Holder, Narine, K Yadav, Rajpoot.
SRH XI: Dhawan, Warner, Henriques, Yuvraj, Williamson, Hooda, Ojha, K Sharma, B Kumar, B Sran, Mustafizur.
Two changes for KKR as Munro and Kuldeep Yadav replace Morkel, Chawla. One change for SRH as Williamson comes in for Morgan.
TOSS - David Warner has won the toss. SRH will bowl first.
Hello and welcome to the coverage of the IPL 9 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.Match starts at 3 PM IST. Follow this space for live scores and updates.
Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir would want the weather gods to smile on them when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens.
It has been raining here heavily for the past few days and according to a Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), official the conditions are likely to continue till Sunday.
Just before the World T20 earlier this year, the Eden Gardens management had revamped their infrastructure but it would be quite a challenge to get in a game with this kind of weather around.
Like the previous season, KKR once again seems to have lost the plot. They needed to win one out of two games last year but they failed to do so. This time too the two-time champions had to win one out of three and they have lost two on the trot. The men-in-purple presently have 7 wins from 13 outings.
In the last game, the strong KKR batting line-up which has some of the biggest names in domestic cricket failed to deliver. Gujarat Lions restricted them to a paltry 124/8 and then quite easily overhauled the total with six wickets and 39 balls to spare.
Sunrisers who are sitting pretty on the top half of the table have already pocketed eight matches and will be in the playoffs even if they lose to KKR.
But their captain David Warner would not ideally want to feature in the last four by surrendering their last two group contests.
In their previous meeting against Delhi Daredevils on Friday, the Warner-led side almost grabbed a hard-fought victory but rival batsman Karun Nair hit a last ball boundary to edge past the target of 160.
The last time these two sides had met KKR had coasted to victory with 8 wickets in hand and that would give confidence to Gambhir’s side.
The Eden track is likely to turn and the Knights would have to depend on their spinners. It would be interesting to also see if Gambhir takes the bold decision of selecting chinaman tweaker Brad Hogg over an off-colour Sunil Narine.
Another huge concern for the hosts would be the fitness on all rounder Andre Russell, who had to sit out the last game because of a hamstring problem.
The home side would want their top order to fire, which has been silent in the previous few games. If they do, they have the likes of Yusuf Pathan to follow who can take away a contest in a matter of few overs.
Hyderabad are a batting heavy team with Warner and Shikhar Dhawan as their talismanic openers and the Knights need to get rid of them as quickly as possible to have an early impact on the game.
The Sunrisers bowling have been ably led by the likes of Bangladesh speedster Mustafizur Rahman and Bhuvneshwar Kumar but have leaked runs in pressure situations.
With the Knights fighting for survival and a vociferous crowd egging them on, the match promises to be an engaging one.
The squads: Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Morne Morkel, Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Brad Hogg, Shaun Tait, Jason Holder, Umesh Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, Jaydev Unadkat and Rajagopal Sathish
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Shikar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhimanyu Midtun, Eoin Morgan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Mehra, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shanker, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran, T Suman, Aditya Tare, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh
Published Date: May 22, 2016 19:38 PM | Updated Date: May 22, 2016 19:38 PM
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