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Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score (T20)

Date: Sunday, 24 March, 2019 IST Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata Match Status: Match Ended

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets

181/3
Overs
20.0
R/R
9.05
Fours
15
Sixes
6
Extras
8
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Vijay Shankar not out 40 24 2 2
Manish Pandey not out 8 5 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Prasidh Krishna 4 0 31 0
Piyush Chawla 3 0 23 1
183/4
Overs
19.4
R/R
9.43
Fours
15
Sixes
11
Extras
4
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Andre Russell not out 49 19 4 4
Shubman Gill not out 18 10 0 2
Bowling 0 M R W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 37 0
Shakib Al Hasan 3.4 0 42 1
  • No Kolkata pair has ever managed to put in a century stand. Could tonight be the night?
  • How do you feel about the reviews? Did Kolkata use theirs pretty early? How will Bhuvneshwar fare?
  • Given the way the pitch turned in the first innings, Rashid will hope it turns even more. But dew will be the key. Can he grip the ball?
  • Andre Russell could have a say at the death too, with the bat that is.
  • Meanwhile, David Warner is playing his 60th match for Hyderabad. 2664 runs at an average of 53.28, Strike Rate of 148.08, best - 126. A fifty-plus score in every second innings.
  • Captain Dinesh Karthik is having a chat with Uthappa. Should he sent Uthappa to open?
  • Siddarth Kaul will be key at the death as well. Can he get those yorkers perfectly with the dew set to come in?
  • Shakib is closely eyeing Chris Lynn. His record against the Queenslander - 62 balls, 39 runs, 4 wickets.
  • The required rate is above 9 but Kolkata could do with a set plan - one boundary per over required and even if they need 70 in the last 5, Kolkata will believe they can get them with wickets in hand.
  • Sandeep Sharma is seen having a long chat with Warner and co. Will he bowl with the new ball? Or directly at the death?
  • Here he comes. Rashid Khan will have a big say on the run chase for sure.
  • The camera pans on to Shakib now, as he gets ready to mark his runup. He was not in great form in the last season and would like to make amends. How is that finger though?
  • The Hyderabad camp is never one with a worry on its face but it might soon be if Lynn and Narine get going. Having said that, Narine does not do too well against Hyderabad...
  • Sandeep Sharma marks his run up as well.
  • The Hyderabad bowlers are doing some throwdowns. Will there be dew?
  • 182 to win then. Do Hyderabad have enough? Or will Kolkata chase it down? The answer is on the other side...
  • Warner says that they did not want to hit from ball 1 initially but got off to a great start. Then, they had to reassess. Says that he is chirpy and did not feel like he missed the dressing room much. Credits his doctors in New South Wales for enabling him to recover quickly from his shoulder injury. Wants his bowlers to strike with the new ball and swing it hard. On Kolkata's bowling, Warner feels that it is not extremely difficult to score against their spinners but if you lose wickets then you need to reassess.
  • For now, the talk of the town is David Warner. His flamboyant 85 from 53 balls took the wind out of Kolkata's sails. He never looked like he was out of touch and flayed the attack without much fuss. Hyderabad will be buoyed with his form and here he is, talking to Michael Clarke.
  • The yorkers found their mark, slower ones were being disguised nicely and just 37 runs came in the last 25 balls.
  • Not a bad score from Hyderabad but given that they were 144/1 in the 16th over, they will feel they are 20 short. Kolkata were mostly not that great with the ball or in the field when Warner was batting but once he was dismissed, they came back strongly.
  • 19.6 SAFE AS A HOUSE. Short and outside off, Shankar plays it through point and immediately calls for the second. The throw comes in from Gill at sweeper cover and it is at a nice height to Dinesh Karthik who knocks the bails off. The appeal is referred upstairs but replays confirm that the second run is counted. HYDERABAD FINISH ON 181/3!
  • RUN OUT? Good throw from Shubman Gill but no signs of confidence from Dinesh Karthik. Referred upstairs...
  • 19.5 Full and outside off, slapped straight back over the bowler for a couple.
  • 19.4 FOUR! Finally gets a boundary. Kolkata have pulled things back really nicely here. Short and outside off, Shankar pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
  • 19.3 Full and around off, worked through mid on for a run.
  • 19.2 That is bowled at 149.2 kph, Shankar can only drive it down the ground for a run.
  • 19.1 Outside off, played through point for a single.
  • Lockie Ferguson to bowl the final over. Can Hyderabad touch 190?
  • 18.6 FOUR! Absolute precision. A full length delivery on leg, Vijay Shankar flicks it down the leg through the gap between short fine leg and square leg. Another boundary added to the score. 170/3
  • 18.5 NOT OUT! Missing leg! That is a good review from Shankar but this is what happens due to this rule. The batsman is not out but the single that he took, will not be counted as the ball becomes dead after the batsman is adjudged out. A full toss, down the leg side, Vijay misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The bowler appeals and the umpire, after taking a long time, raises his finger. Vijay immediately takes the review and the Hawk Eye takes a long time to come up too. Eventually, NOT OUT is conveyed.
  • Adjudged LBW! But review taken. Looks to be going down leg.
  • 18.4 Play and a miss. Full outside off, Shankar tries to put his bat to the ball but fails.
  • 18.3 SIX! 'That is creamed right off the middle', quips Brett Lee on air. A length ball outside off, slower in pace, Shankar spots it, gives himself room to the leg side and sends it sailing over long on!
  • 18.2 Full and outside off, Pandey chips this towards long off for a single.
  • 18.1 Follows the batsman down the leg side, Shankar misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The ball rolls to the off side and the batsmen take a single. Leg bye signalled.
  • 17.6 FOUR! Good shot that! A slower one this time from Russell, pitching short on off, Manish Pandey clears his front leg and strikes it with precision, piercing the gap between extra cover and mid on. 158/3
  • 17.5 Full on off, Vijay Shankar drives it to the extra cover fielder and runs a single.
  • 17.4 A short delivery on off, Manish Pandey ramps down to the third man region for a single.
  • Manish Pandey walks in at number 5, replacing Pathan.
  • 17.3 OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Might be a blessing in disguise for Hyderabad. Yusuf Pathan is not a rapid starter and with the balls left in the innings, he needed to get going almost immediately, which he struggles to do. This is a slower delivery, beautifully disguised but Pathan does not pick it at all. He is months early into his flick and the ball arrives much late, goes past the bat and ignites the Zinc bails.
  • 17.2 Dropped short, outside off, slapped towards long on for a single. Not happy with himself, is Shankar. He is hitting them hard but finding the fielders.
  • 17.1 Outside off, a low full toss, squeezed behind point for a couple.
  • 16.6 Full on off, Shankar drives it to the cover region for a single. 149/2
  • 16.5 A short delivery on middle, Yusuf Pathan pulls it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
  • 16.4 A fuller delivery on off, Vijay Shankar goes for a drive but gets an outside edge and the ball flies to third man. Single added.
  • 16.3 Poor keeping from Karthik. A short ball outside off, slower in pace, Yusuf looks to pull but is beaten by the lack of pace. He misses but Karthik fumbles. A bye conceded.
  • 16.2 A terrific yorker on middle, Pathan can only dig it out towards the bowler.
  • 16.1 Full and wide outside off, blasted through the covers for a single.
  • Strategic break - Wicket just at the end there and the dangerous Warner is back in the hut. Kolkata will be hoping that this can put some brakes on the scoring and restrict Hyderabad under 190. Hyderabad meanwhile would be hoping that their big hitters can make full use of the platform set by Warner and take the score past the 200-run mark. Yusuf Pathan will bat after the break.
  • 15.6 OUT! Caught! Hyderabad have lost their second wicket. Warner falls this time. A fuller length delivery on off, David Warner just slams it hard to the cover region from his front foot. Uthappa at covers takes a beautiful diving catch. That was some exceptional batting performance by Warner. He deserve all the applaud from the crowd. 144/2
  • 15.5 Brilliant ball this one. A very low full toss on middle and leg, Shankar does well to get his bat down and plays it to cover for a run.
  • 15.4 Low full toss this time on off, Warner strokes it to cover and follows the six with a single.
  • 15.3 SIX! Unbelievable shot this. Slower delivery again. It is on a length, Warner takes his front foot out of the line and flat bats it over the long on fence for a maximum.
  • 15.2 Slightly slower this one. It is outside off, Shankar dabs it down to third man for a single.
  • 15.1 Low full toss on middle and leg. It comes in a bit slighly. Warner strokes it towards mid off and runs a single.
  • Andre Russell is back into the attack.
  • 14.6 Full on leg, Warner works down the leg side for a quick single. 134/1
  • 14.5 A full length delivery on middle and leg, Shankar flicks it down the mid on region for a single.
  • 14.4 A short pitch delivery on off, Warner cuts it the point region for a single.
  • 14.3 Play and a miss. Change of pace from Prasidh. Warner looks to pull it away but gets beaten by the slowness of the pitch. Dot ball this. A very crucial one.
  • 14.2 Length ball outside off, Shankar taps it down to third man for a run.
  • 14.1 Length ball on leg and middle, Warner looks to flick it but it goes off his thigh pad towards point region for a single. Leg bye signalled.
  • Prasidh Krishna back on.
  • 13.6 Full on off, defended from front foot. 129/1
  • 13.5 Fuller this time on leg, Shankar flicks it towards the fine leg region and adds a double.
  • 13.4 SIX! That is massive. A nice floated delivery around off, Vijay Shankar just picks this one and slogs sweeps it above the mid-wicket region. A brilliant hit by Vijay Shankar, he has hit it outside the park. Brilliant batting.
  • 13.3 In the air... but in no man's land. Flighted on off, Shankar is early in his loft over covers. He does not time it well but falls way short of the fielder in the deep. 2 runs taken.
  • 13.2 In the air...but safe. Full and wide outside off, Warner looks to slash it through covers but gets a thick outside edge. The ball falls short of short third man. Single taken.
  • 13.1 Shorter and spinning away from the southpaw. Warner looks to cut it but misses.
  • Narine is back on.
  • 12.6 Full on middle and leg, Shankar pushes it to mid-wicket. Dot to finish the over. 6 runs and a wicket off this one. 118/1
  • Vijay Shankar walks in at number 3, replacing Bairstow.
  • 12.5 OUT! Bowled! Finally some respite for the bowlers. Googly pitching just outside off, Bairstow looks to flat bat it through covers but misses it completely. The ball goes onto crash the off stump. Finally the partnership is broken. But Warner is still out there and that is danger for Kolkata.
  • 12.4 Shorter on middle and leg, Bairstow gets on his back foot and blocks it.
  • 12.3 Flighted on middle and off, Warner sweeps it for a single.
  • 12.2 FOUR! Warner is dominating the bowlers here. Short on middle, Warner makes room by moving away from the leg stumps and whacks it over covers for a boundary.
  • 12.1 Short and outside off, played through point for a single.
  • 11.6 Leg bye. A short delivery on off, slower one this time, Bairstow again attempts a pull but fails to connect, the ball hits his body. And takes a single. 112/0
  • 11.5 FOUR! Off the inside edge this time! Ferguson bowls this one cross seam. Pitching on leg side, short of good length. Bairstow attempts a pull but gets an inside edge onto the ground and the ball goes to the fine leg region for a boundary.
  • 11.4 IS THAT ANOTHER DROP? Looks to be so. Down the leg side. A short delivery outside leg, Warner attempting a pull get his gloves and Dinesh behind the stumps drops it down. Warner grabs a single. It all looked that Warner didn't get any part on that ball, but replays shows that the ball just kisses his gloves before flying down to Dinesh Karthik. Well that will be counted as dropped chance.
  • 11.3 Terrific running. A high full toss, down the leg side, David works it through square leg and even with the fielder charging in, he outcharges him for the second.
  • 11.2 Short and outside off, Warner punches it through the covers for a couple.
  • 11.1 Full and outside off, Bairstow throws his bat at that and gets a thick inside edge which escapes the leg stump. A single taken to fine leg.
  • Lockie Ferguson returns.
  • 10.6 Full and around middle, pushed down to long on for one. 101/0
  • 10.5 Driven through mid off by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 10.4 IN THE AIR... PUT DOWN! Tough chance for Shubman Gill. Full and outside off, Bairstow reaches out to drive but does not time it cleanly. Gill reacts quickly but the ball comes on way too quickly for him. It lobs off his hand and then goes away, he tries to leap and then dive to take it in the second attempt but fails. A run taken.
  • 10.3 Full and outside off, spinning away, Warner reaches out and lofts it over cover for a run.
  • 10.2 Pushes this through mid on for a single.
  • 10.1 FOUR! Short and outside off, Bairstow rocks back and punches it through the covers for a boundary!
  • Nitish Rana time! Do not take him lightly. He has dismissed Virat Kohli in one of the previous editions.
  • 9.6 SIX! Warner is on fire today. Short and straight outside off, Warner hits it straight as an arrow and heaves it over the long on fence and the ball hits the camera behind the fence. The cameraman is lucky not to get hit there. 92/0
  • 9.5 Nice shot but only for a single. Tossed up on middle and off, Bairstow sweeps it towards deep backward square leg for a single.
  • 9.4 Short outside off, Warner punches it wide of cover and rotates the strike.
  • 9.3 Risky shot this. Pitched on middle, it spins in after pitching. Bairstow waits for it and cuts it to cover for a single.
  • 9.2 On middle and leg this time, Warner flicks it wide of mid-wicket for a single.
  • 9.1 Hit hard but straight to the fielder. Flighted outside off, Warner slashes it straight to the fielder at cover.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack.
  • 8.6 A length delivery on middle, Warner just taps it to the cover region and runs for a single. 82/0
  • 8.5 SIX! 50 up for Warner! What a way to announce his return. 50 in just 31 balls. A short pitched delivery on off, Warner gets the perfect room to free his arms. He plays an upper cut to the third man region and the ball goes above the boundary ropes! Warner raises his bat towards the pavilion and acknowledges the reception from the crowd.
  • Looks like Narine has some damage to his finger. HE IS GOING OFF THE FIELD. Doesn't look in too much discomfort but then, Sunil is not the best at emoting, is he...
  • 8.4 FOUR! Warner is in the mood today. Length delivery outside off. Russell offers width to Warner and you never do that when he is in fine form. He frees his arm and whacks it through covers for a boundary. Narine gets his hand to it inside the circle but cannot do anything.
  • 8.3 Good length ball around off, Bairstow flat bats it towards third man for a run.
  • 8.2 Fuller this time on off, Warner strokes it to deep cover and gets a single.
  • 8.1 Starts with a good length delivery on middle and off, Warner looks to pull it but gets very little timing on it. It is straight to fielder at mid-wicket.
  • Andre Russel is introduced into the attack now.
  • 7.6 A quicker one in air this time. Pitching on off, the ball stuck on the front pad of Bairstow who was attempting a forward defense. A good appeal for LBW from the fielding side. Denied by the umpire. 69/0
  • 7.5 A full delivery on off, Bairstow defends it.
  • 7.4 A floated delivery on leg and middle, Warner from his front foot drives it down to long off for another single.
  • 7.3 Hammered but just for a single. Tossed up on middle and off, Bairstow heaves it towards deep mid-wicket. The ball bounces on its way to the fielder there.
  • 7.2 FOUR! Deft touch from Bairstow. Top spinner around off, Bairstow gets on one knee and paddles it over the keeper's head for a boundary.
  • 7.1 Shorter ball on off, Warner cuts it towards point and gets to the other end.
  • The first strategic break of the match. Hyderabad are going along merrily but the bowling has not been great either. There is nothing in the pitch and the bowlers need to try and bowl consistent lines to at least stem the run flow.
  • 6.6 A back of length delivery, Warner rocks back on and punches it to the covers region for a single. 62/0
  • 6.5 A short delivery on off, Bairstow gets on the back foot and crashes it to deep cover region. Single added.
  • 6.4 Back of a length delivery on off, Warner punches it from his back foot to mid on for a single.
  • 6.3 Was it a drop? Flighted on leg, Warner comes down the track and looks to hit it but gets something on it. Karthik misses the ball behind the stumps as Warner was out of his crease. Definitely a chance to get the stumping. Costly miss this.
  • 6.2 FOUR! Perfect execution this from Warner. Googly on leg, Warner gets on one knee and brings out the reverse sweep. He hits it well to send it to the fence at third man.
  • 6.1 Kuldeep bowls a short ball on off, Bairstow cuts it to deep point for a single.
  • Kuldeep Yadav into the attack as well.
  • 5.6 Full and around middle, watchfully defended to end the Powerplay. 54/0 are Hyderabad. 54/0
  • 5.5 FOUR! ADMONISHED! Does it appear to you that this bloke has not played much competitive cricket for a year? Not to us. He is playing with consummate ease. Full and down the leg side, Warner gets down and mows a slog sweep over mid-wicket!
  • 5.4 FOUR! Bad ball and punished. Short down the leg side, Warner gets down and pulls it between short fine leg and square leg! 50 UP FOR HYDERABAD and they are up and running.
  • 5.3 The googly, around off, Bairstow goes back and works it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 5.2 Around middle and leg, worked through square leg for a run.
  • 5.1 Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Sunil Narine into the attack now.
  • 4.6 FOUR! Crisp! A fuller length delivery on off, Warner drives it beautifully through the covers. David looks in top form today. 43/0
  • 4.5 WASN'T THAT A NO BALL? Yells Warner in anger. But the umpire denies Warner's question. A full toss on leg side, which dips in the air. Warner pulls it awkwardly towards mid-wicket and it goes in the air. Robin Uthappa dives in front but the ball eludes him. David angrily asks the umpire but the latter is as calm as a cucumber. Two runs taken.
  • 4.4 Full on leg, Warner works it straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 4.3 On middle and leg, Bairstow strokes it to mid-wicket and takes a quick single.
  • 4.2 Excellent fielding from Prasidh Krishna. Full length delivery on middle and leg, Bairstow looks to flick it across the line. He gets a thick outside edge. It flies towards the vacant backward point region. Krishna runs from third man and saves a certain boundary. 2 runs taken.
  • 4.1 Starts with a very full delivery outside off, Bairstow looks to play it on the off side but misses.
  • Lockie Ferguson is introduced into the attack.
  • 3.6 A back of a length on off, Warner puts it away to the point region. Dot ball. 34/0
  • 3.5 A tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Jonny places it to mid on and runs for a single.
  • 3.4 A floated delivery on off, Bairstow blocks it.
  • 3.3 SIX! Excellent use of feet from Bairstow. Tossed up on middle, Bairstow comes down the track and sends it sailing over the bowler's head for a maximum.
  • 3.2 On the pads, Bairstow flicks it wide of backward square leg for a couple.
  • 3.1 NOT OUT! Inside edge saves him and a good review from Bairstow. Googly from Chawla. Bairstow does not pick it up. He looks to play it straight but gets hit on the pads. Chawla thinks he has got his man and the umpire agrees. Bairstow straightaway takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and show there was an inside edge.
  • Another review! This time by Hyderabad. Bairstow has been adjudged LBW! Has Chawla struck gold this time? Is there an inside edge? Is it missing leg? Jonny signalled for the review immediately...
  • 2.6 FOUR! CRASHED! A back of a length delivery pitching on middle and leg. Warner was just waiting for it, gets on his back foot and pulls it to the mid-wicket region. Another boundary for David. 25/0
  • 2.5 Krishna follows this with an inswinger. Pitching on middle and leg, fuller length. Jonny manages to get his bat this time and tucks it to the mid-wicket region for a single.
  • 2.4 A beautiful delivery. Krishna is testing Bairstow here. A fuller length outside off, shaping away. Jonny is beaten again, attempting a cover drive.
  • 2.3 A short delivery outside off, drifting away from Jonny, Bairstow goes for a wild swing from his back foot. Fails to get the bat to the ball.
  • 2.2 Full length ball outside off, Karthik heaves it over covers. The ball does not have the legs to reach the fence and stops before the ropes. Three runs taken.
  • Chris Lynn is miked up and is having a chat with the on-air commentators. Says that the team did suffer a setback with the injuries to some young lads but is happy with the preparation camp overall. On the pitch, Chris says that it looks a belter but wants his bowlers to strike early. On the crowd support, Lynn says that it is nice to have no matches at neutral venues this season. He admires the crowd here at Eden. On his own injury to his right shoulder, Chris says that he is not 100 percent fit, preferring to throw with his left shoulder but is doing okay. On the mindset heading into the tournament, Lynn reckons that Kolkata is a champion team and it will take only a couple of weeks for the team to adjust itself.
  • 2.1 Full toss on the pads, Bairstow flicks it to the fielder at deep square leg for a single. Missed out on an opportunity here.
  • 1.6 A back of a length delivery on middle, Warner punched it straight to the cover fielder. 16/0
  • 1.5 Not Out! Poor decision from Chawla and Karthik. Googly from Chawla pitching outside leg, Warner tries to flick it but misses and gets hit on the pad. Kolkata players go up in appeal but it is turned down. Chawla and Karthik have a chat and decide to take it upstairs. Replays roll in and show it was pitching outside leg. Kolkata lose their review in the 2nd over itself.
  • Review time pretty early! Piyush Chawla reckons that he has trapped Warner LBW. Looks to be pitching outside leg, but Karthik, after a long chat with his bowler, has signalled for the review. This could be a bad decision for the team...
  • 1.4 FOUR! A back of length on middle, Warner rocks back and cuts it to the cover region through the gap. Another boundary for Warner.
  • 1.3 On the pads, David flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 1.2 FOUR! First boundary for Warner and Hyderabad for this season. Short on middle and off, Warner waits for it and slaps it through covers off his back foot for a boundary.
  • 1.1 Chawla bowls a leg spinner on the pads, Warner taps it back to the bowler.
  • Piyush Chawla will partner Prasidh with the new ball.
  • 0.6 Good length delivery on the pads, Warner just flicks it towards backward square leg and keeps the strike. 8 off the first. 8/0
  • Oops... the physio comes out to the middle with a laugh. Nothing anyone can do when you are hit on the box but here is the reason for the laughter. Bairstow's abdomen guard has a crack and he is getting changed.
  • 0.5 A length delivery on leg, Jonny was looking it to heave to the leg side. Gets an inside edge onto his unmentionables. He runs a single though. Leg bye signalled in fact.
  • 0.5 No ball! That slipped out of the hand. It came as a beamer around chest high. Bairstow initially looked to duck but then tried to guide it over the keeper. Eventually missed it.
  • 0.4 A good inswinging delivery by Prasidh. Pitching fuller in length around middle. Warner just tucks it away to the mid-wicket fielder. Misfield by Lynn helps Warner to increase a run.
  • 0.3 Finally one on the off side. It takes Prasidh 4 balls to get his line right. Length ball on off, Warner punches it straight to the point fielder.
  • 0.3 WIDE! Krishna is having trouble controlling the swing. He sprays one more down the leg side. Wide signalled.
  • 0.2 Warner is off the mark and so are Hyderabad for this season. Full toss on the pads again. Warner flicks it wide of fine leg and gets a couple.
  • 0.2 Wide! Misses his line this time and sprays this down the leg side. Again there was swing on offer for him.
  • 0.1 Krishna starts with a perfect incoming yorker on the pads of Warner. He tries to flick it but gets hit on the pads. Good start this for Krishna.
  • Shakib Al Hasan rings the traditional bell at the Eden Gardens. The Kolkata players get into a huddle. Now, they are ready to get going. Out walk the Hyderabad openers with their weapons of mass destruction. Why do we say so? Because, their names are... David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. Prasidh Krishna to start off with the new ball. Warner to face...
  • Hyderabad captain, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, says that he has three spinners in the side, so is looking forward to bat first and get a defendable total. Is disappointed to lose Kane Williamson for today but is more than happy to get David Warner back in the side.
  • Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik, reckons the wicket will play even throughout the game and hence they want to chase. States that the team is prepared well enough but feels that it is a long tournament and so, wants to take one game at a time.
  • TOSS - Time for the spin of the coin. It is not Kane Williamson or David Warner walking alongside Dinesh Karthik. It is Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is filling in for the injured Willy. Heads is the call from Bhuvi, but it is a Tail. Kolkata opt to CHASE.
  • WEATHER REPORT - It is scorching hot and the temperatures are soaring. The humidity is high too. The players would be waiting for the sun to set soon.
  • Hello and welcome for match 2 of this edition's Indian T20 League. Eden Gardens is all set to host its first game of this season. Last season's runner's up Hyderabad are the visitors today. Kolkata will look to take revenge for last season's loss in the eliminator. We expect a cracker of a contest. Stay tuned for updates as the action is not far away.

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • That is all we have for you from this game. But do not go anywhere. The Mumbai-Delhi encounter has already begun...
  • Who will be the Man Of The Match? Andre Russell? Or Nitish Rana? ANDRE RUSSELL has been given the award.
  • A tough outing for all the bowlers but perhaps the dew came into play. Only Rashid Khan was at his best but Kolkata played him out well - just 1 wicket for 26 runs.
  • Hyderabad will be bitterly disappointed. They had the match in their grasp but let it slip towards the end very badly. The 18th over went for 19 by Kaul. The 19th went for 21 by Bhuvi. And Hyderabad could not recover at all. It was all Andre Russell magic, as he clobbered a 19-ball 49, staying unbeaten, with 4 fours and 4 sixes. Rana and Uthappa played their part, not letting the wickets fall and the match slip too much. However, had Hyderabad hung on to that chance of Uthappa, they might have come out trumps.
  • Phew. What a match. Unbelievable scenes at Eden. At the end of the 16th over in the first innings, Kolkata seemed down and out, with Hyderabad ready to touch 200. They pulled it back. At the end of the 16th over in the second innings, Kolkata seemed down and out again, needing 59 from the final 4 overs. But the end is what matters.
  • 19.4 SIX! Game, set and match! That is how they say in Tennis. Gill has ended the game in style. Full and around middle, Shubman dances out of his crease and sends it flying over long on! The helmet comes off and then the hug with Dre Russ. KOLKATA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
  • 19.3 A yorker now, fired outside off, Shubman can only dig it back to the bowler.
  • 19.2 SIX! If Russell can hit, I can go big too! Gill gets into the act. Jumps out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball and thumps it over long on!
  • 19.1 Full and around middle, swung hard, gets it off the inside edge towards deep mid-wicket. Just a single. 11 needed from 5 now.
  • 19.1 WIDE. Pressure. Fired down the leg side, Russell lets it go.
  • Last over. 12 to defend. Shakib to bowl. Russell with the sword.
  • 18.6 Short and outside off, Russell slaps it towards sweeper cover for a single. 21 from this over, 19 from the previous, Kolkata are cruising! 169/4
  • 18.5 SIX! That is just unbelievable! Full and outside off, Russell reaches out, mistimes his carve but still gets it over cover for half a dozen!
  • 18.4 Full and outside off, Andre swings but misses.
  • 18.3 FOUR! 14 from the first 3 balls! Russell has come out with a mission. He is just taking everyone to the cleaners. Full and outside off, the West Indian blasts this past the bowler, through mid off!
  • 18.2 SIX! That is a monster! 10 off 2 balls and Kolkata are surely the favourites now. 24 needed from 10 deliveries. A length ball again, Russell swings hard and clears mid-wicket with ease!
  • 18.1 FOUR! The over begins with a boundary! What a strike from Russell. A length ball, around off, Dre Rus swings it wide of mid on for a boundary!
  • 17.6 A high full toss outside off, Russell whacks it past the bowler for a run at long off. 19 from the over, 34 needed off 12 balls. 148/4
  • 17.5 FOUR! Russell is unleashed. Width on offer outside off, he shows no mercy and spanks it through covers for a cracking boundary. This boy is very, very strong. Can he finish this over with one more big blow?
  • 17.4 Slower one probably, landing fuller on off, Gill swings his bat and it goes off the inner half to deep mid-wicket for one. Two huge deliveries coming up...
  • 17.3 Blazed away but finds the fielder. A short of a length ball on off, angling in, Russell plunders his pull to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 17.2 SIX! Two in a row! Game on. All the good work done by Kumar in the last over is going down the drain. A low full toss by Kaul, Andre lines himself and launches it over the bowler's head. 12 from the over already.
  • 17.1 SIX! A cracking beginning to the over for Kolkata! Dre Russ getting into the act. Gets one right in the slot. It's full and on middle and leg, Russell clears his front leg and clobbers it 91m long into the deep mid-wicket stand.
  • Siddarth Kaul is into the attack.
  • 16.6 Wow, another terrific yorker, right in the blockhole, not much a batsman can do about it. Andre only manages to dig it out. It goes one bounce over the bowler and they steal a run. 6 from the over at this stage is gold for Hyderabad. 53 needed off 18 balls. 129/4
  • 16.5 Spears in a fuller ball on middle, this is quality stuff from Bhuvi. Gill keeps it out off the inner half to short fine leg for one.
  • 16.4 Gets away with a bad delivery. Short and wide outside off with third man up inside the circle. Russell attacks it with all his might but mistimes his shot towards covers. Only a run.
  • 16.3 Width on offer outside off, Gill reaches out and slaps it to sweeper cover for just one. Singles won't do for them.
  • 16.2 Pitches it up and outside off, it's driven through covers for a couple.
  • 16.1 Starts this spell by hitting the yorker mark. Gill digs it out back to the bowler.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns into the bowling attack. 59 needed off 24 balls.
  • 15.6 FOUR! Fine, fine shot! Goes with the spin and lofts it over covers. Ends the over well but it's been a great spell from Rashid, 4-0-26-1! 123/4
  • 15.5 Goes on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 15.4 Shortish and outside off, Shubman reaches out and hits it to covers.
  • Shubman Gill is in next.
  • 15.3 OUT! The break has hampered Rana's momentum certainly. He has been adjudged lbw! Rashid lets out a flatter and quicker leg break delivery around leg. It spins back in slightly to beat Rana's bat and hits him on the pads. They appeal and the finger goes up. Nitish has a chat with his partner but decides not to take the referral. He is off. A big blow to Kolkata.
  • Welcome back after the break. In fact, we have not resumed. The light towers have still not come back to normal and the PLAYERS ARE WALKING OFF. All the lights have been turned off and are being switched back on. 6 MINUTES - indicates umpire Chaudhury. We are going into overtime.
  • Oops... what has happened? One of the light towers has stopped functioning. The umpires have sensibly signalled for the strategic break. Kolkata are probably finding themselves in troubled waters here. 64 needed from 28 balls but with Russell, Gill and Narine to come, they will back themselves. Hyderabad still have 2 overs of Bhuvneshwar after this and one over of Siddarth Kaul. They will back themselves too.
  • 15.2 Looks to sweep this time but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • 15.1 FOUR! Nicely done! A full ball, outside leg, Rana gets down and reverse sweeps it over short third man!
  • 14.6 A super delivery that. Perfect blockhole delivery. Russell just manages it to keep it away. Sandeep Sharma comes around the wicket and just darts it to perfection. 68 runs needed now of 30 deliveries. 114/3
  • 14.5 A low full toss on off, Rana slices it to deep cover region for a single.
  • 14.4 SIX! That looked like a miscue but it has gone all the way! A high full toss outside off, Rana looks to go over mid off, miscues it but still manages to clear the fence!
  • 14.3 Around off, Andre swings hard but the ball comes in, takes the inner half of the bat and goes towards mid-wicket. A run taken.
  • 14.2 Around middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 14.2 WIDE. Full and miles outside off, well outside the pitch, left alone.
  • 14.1 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 13.6 Fuller length delivery outside off, Rana connects the sweep this time towards the mid-wicket region for a single. He fetched this one outside off. 104/3
  • 13.5 A flighted delivery on leg, Rana gets an inside edge onto his pads attempting a sweep.
  • 13.4 A back of a length on leg, Russell works it to leg side for a single.
  • 13.3 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
  • 13.2 FOUR! Short and outside off, cut through point for a boundary!
  • 13.1 NOT OUT. PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG. Hyderabad lose a review. Looked to be desperate though. When Rana missed the sweep, he looked to be hit outside leg. Rashid appealed and was confident that he was a goner. Bhuvi took it upstairs but replays showed that pitched outside leg.
  • 12.6 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run. 97/3
  • 12.5 Around middle, tucked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.4 OUT! Caught! Then skipper goes too! Full and outside off, Karthik looks to check his drive through the off side but the ball stops on the surface and he is caught in his crease. he cannot stop himself and the ball lobs off the face of the bat, straight to his counterpart Bhuvneshwar Kumar at short extra cover. Two wickets in quick succession for Hyderabad.
  • 12.3 A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 12.2 Backs a long way down the leg side, Sandeep bowls it wide outside off, Rana just carves it over cover for a single.
  • 12.2 WIDE. Full and down the leg side, Rana looks to flick but misses.
  • 12.1 FOUR! BANG! Full and down the leg side, Rana gets down and sweeps it behind square leg for a boundary!
  • 11.6 A brilliant stuff that. Full length delivery drifting away from Karthik. Dinesh Karthik was looking for a drive but fails to connect. 87/2
  • 11.5 Full on off, defended.
  • 11.4 OUT! The off stump goes cartwheeling! Normally 87 is an unlucky number considered by the Aussies. Is it for Kolkata as well? A fuller length delivery on off, Uthappa comes down the track and yorks himself, he was looking for a smash towards the cover region but Kaul outsmarting him clips his off stump out of the ground. And isn't he pumped up! That is a vital wicket for Hyderabad. Uthappa was looking solid and was looking settled. A huge partnership of 80 runs is now broken. Match is evenly poised. 95 runs still needed in 50 balls.
  • 11.3 Comes down the track and swings hard but misses.
  • 11.2 Driven towards the long off region. One run added to the total.
  • 11.1 Outside off, swiped towards long on for a single.
  • 10.6 Outside leg, this is swept straight to short fine leg. 15 from the over, that will make Kolkata feel a lot better. 85/1
  • 10.5 SIX! AUDACIOUS! Full and outside off, Rana gets down and slog sweeps this massively over mid-wicket!
  • 10.4 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
  • 10.3 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a couple.
  • 10.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 10.1 SIX! Just over! Short and outside off, Uthappa rocks back and pulls it over square leg. Vijay Shankar races across to his left and leaps but in vain.
  • 9.6 Full on leg, Uthappa pushed it to long on for a single. 70/1
  • 9.5 A googly outside off, Uthappa did not picked that one at all, nearly chopped on. Robin Uthappa wanted to play it towards the third man region. He got a big inside edge onto the ground, the ball bounced over the stumps. Some tough luck for Rashid, What all he should do to get a wicket. Fortunes are not favoring him right now.
  • 9.4 A short delivery on off, Nitish cuts it to short third man and takes a single.
  • 9.3 Full and down the leg side, Rana misses his sweep and is hit outside leg, on the pads.
  • 9.2 Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 9.1 The googly, around middle, pushed towards short mid-wicket.
  • 8.6 Full and around leg stump, Rana tries the paddle again but this time he gets only a single. 68/1
  • 8.5 FOUR! Full and down the leg side, Rana gets down and sweeps it wide of short fine leg for a boundary!
  • 8.4 Comes down the track and works it towards long on for a run.
  • 8.3 Gets across to paddle but misses and is hit on the body. The ball rolls towards the keeper.
  • 8.2 Dropped short, around off, pulled straight to short mid-wicket where Bhuvneshwar Kumar dives but cannot stop it cleanly. A run conceded towards long on.
  • 8.1 Full and around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 7.6 Back of length delivery, Uthappa just places it towards the deep mid-wicket region for a single. 60/1
  • 7.5 Flighted delivery on off, Nitish Rana puts a firm front foot on the pitch of delivery and drives it to covers for a single. Brings up the 50-run stand as well.
  • 7.4 FOUR! A tossed up delivery on middle and off, Rana sweeps it wildly but gets an outside edge above David Warner at first slip towards third man. That is some tough luck for Rashid - a dropped catch, followed by an edgy boundary.
  • 7.3 IN THE AIR AND DOWN! That is a shocker. The crowd likes it. Rashid gets Uthappa in the flight first ball. Never advisable to go after a bowler straightaway in his first over. Robin does that mistake and almost pays for it. Full and around middle, Uthappa looks to go big but mistimes it. He gets a massive top edge which goes nowhere except to Yusuf Pathan at long off. It is a simple catch but he takes it too easy. Does not even get his hands to the ball and it goes past his hands, hits his chest and drops down. A single taken.
  • 7.2 The leg break, outside leg, too fast to read off the pitch, Rana looks to flick from his crease and misses. Is hit on the pads and the keeper appeals. The batsmen are not distracted though and the batsmen take a single. Leg bye signalled.
  • 7.1 Around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 6.6 A back of length delivery, Uthappa punches it from his back foot to mid on for another single. 51/1
  • 6.5 A full length delivery on off, Rana drives it towards the long off region for a single.
  • 6.4 A full length delivery on leg, Nitish Rana punches it straight to mid on.
  • 6.3 Around off, angling in, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 6.2 Comes forward and drives it down to long off for a single.
  • 6.1 Full and around off, pushed straight to point.
  • 5.6 Around middle and leg, tucked through mid-wicket for a run to end the Powerplay at 47/1. Hyderabad were 54/0. So Kolkata are keeping abreast with the required rate. 47/1
  • 5.5 Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Excellent bowling but what a terrific piece of batting. Good cricket all around. Uthappa comes down the track and Shakib fires it in the blockhole outside off. But the keeper-batsman adjusts well, converts it into a low full toss and drives it between cover and point!
  • 5.3 Outside off, punched straight to cover.
  • 5.2 Tossed up, around middle, pushed back towards the bowler.
  • 5.1 Full and around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 4.6 A back of a length ball on off, Nitish Rana guides it to the third man region for a single. 40/1
  • 4.5 Intelligent batting by Uthappa. Full length delivery on middle and leg, Robin Uthappa just taps it to mid on for a single.
  • 4.4 FOUR! A full length delivery on off, Uthappa makes some room and slaps it down the ground straight pass the bowler. Warner at mid on gives a dive but the ball passes him and touches the boundary ropes.
  • 4.3 Around middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 4.2 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 4.1 Full and around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 3.6 FOUR! From the outside edge. Unfortunate for the bowler. Fuller length delivery outside off, shaping away. Nitish Rana goes for a drive but gets an outside edge and the ball touches the third man ropes. 30/1
  • 3.5 A full length on leg, Rana pushes it to mid off.
  • 3.4 Full length delivery on off, defended with ease.
  • 3.3 SIX! Hit the ropes on the full! Full on middle and leg, Rana swings it cleanly through the line, clears mid on and the ball lands directly flush on the ropes. The umpire checks it upstairs to see whether it is a four or a six and after some time, the right decision is made.
  • 3.2 FOUR! Pure timing! Full and around middle, Rana works it wide of mid on and finds the fence!
  • 3.1 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 2.6 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off. 16/1
  • 2.5 FOUR! Had he missed, Uthappa would have been dismissed. But he doesn't and it is a boundary. Robin has this tendency to walk across his stumps and Bhuvi keeps this dead straight. But the stylish batsman flicks it past short fine leg and finds the boundary.
  • 2.4 Around off, pushed towards cover for a single.
  • 2.3 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 2.2 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 2.1 MISFIELD! FOUR! Almost a replica of what Sunil Narine suffered when Kolkata were fielding. Now, it is Rashid. Short and outside off, Rana punches it straight to Rashid who gets down to stop but the ball hits his fingertips and rolls behind. He is certainly not happy and is feeling the pain but is continuing.
  • 1.6 OUT! Caught! No Lynnsanity tonight. He is gone after hitting just one six. A short of a length delivery on middle and leg, going down the leg side, Lynn dances down the track and tries a cross-batted shot but get a leading edge. The ball goes up in the air towards the cover region. Four fielders come under it and eventually Rashid Khan settles himself under the ball and takes an easy catch. 7/1
  • 1.5 A tossed up delivery on off, Lynn comes down the track and hit it back to the bowler.
  • 1.4 Full length on off, Lynn keeps it away by placing it to covers.
  • 1.3 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 1.2 SIX! Ho ho ho! There goes Lynn. Tossed up, around middle, Chris jumps out of the crease and launches this over long on! 175 more needed from 112 balls.
  • 1.1 Fired in on middle, Lynn looks to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 0.6 Length delivery on middle and leg, Nitish Rana defends it. 1/0
  • 0.5 A full length delivery on off, Lynn pushes it to mid off for a single.
  • 0.4 Another inswinger by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Short of a length on off, Drifted in after pitching Lynn attempting to keep it away gets an inside edge onto his body.
  • 0.3 Another drive, this one goes to mid off.
  • 0.2 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 0.1 That is a beauty to start. Bhuvi gets his rhythm straightaway, gets the ball to curve in a long way, Lynn is beaten all ends up as the ball hones in between bat and pad, cutting him into half, narrowly missing the stumps.
  • The action is all set to resume. The Kolkata openers are out in the middle. Not Lynn and Narine. Not Lynn and Uthappa. But Chris Lynn and Nitish Rana. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start off proceedings with the new ball to Lynn...

Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary






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