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Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Score (T20)

Date: Sunday, 21 April, 2019 16:00 IST Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad Match Status: Match Ended

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets

159/8
Overs
20.0
R/R
7.95
Fours
11
Sixes
8
Extras
5
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Prithvi Raj not out 0 1 0 0
KC Cariappa not out 9 3 0 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 35 2
Shahbaz Nadeem 4 0 30 0
161/1
Overs
15.0
R/R
10.73
Fours
10
Sixes
9
Extras
6
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jonny Bairstow (W) not out 80 43 7 4
Kane Williamson (C) not out 8 9 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Harry Gurney 2 0 16 0
Prithvi Raj 3 0 29 1
  • Okay. Whom are you with? Gut feeling says Hyderabad. The pitch is slow but Kolkata's bowling has not been at its best. Stay tuned...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is having a chat now. He says they had a plan for Russell. Mentions they did not mind the two sixes as long as he got out. Reckons the wicket is on the slower side. States he wanted to vary his pace and not just bowl one line. Admits the total is a good one to chase and keeping wickets in hand will be important. Ends by saying he is feeling a lot better now and is happy with the rhythm he is bowling with.
  • Excellent comeback via bowling for the home side. The first 2 overs were total carnage where more than 40 runs were scored but after that runs barely came in trickles. Khaleel Ahmed enjoyed another outing with a 3-fer and hit the visitors hard in the initial overs. The rest were okay though their figures do not do justice.
  • A struggling display of batting by Kolkata once again. They are proving time and again that without Russell, they are not a good batting unit at all. Not many times do you see an opener batting till the 17th over but scoring just at a strike rate of 100. None of the others performed and even Rinku Singh, in spite of averting a collapse in the middle overs, could never really up the ante. And then, the tactic of frustrating Russell worked big time for Hyderabad as he could not do much damage.
  • 159/8... not bad at all for Hyderabad. They will take this score any day. The problem is, the pitch is slow and this might take some doing.
  • 19.6 Goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket. It goes on the bounce to the fielder in the deep and a single is taken. Kolkata finish on 159/8!
  • 19.5 SIX! Boom! Rashid commits the mistake of dropping it short outside off and Cariappa thwacks it over long on for a maximum. That was a good connection from the number 10 batsman.
  • 19.4 Edgy! Loopy full ball outside off, spinning away, Cariappa tries to slog across the line but gets a top edge behind. Bhuvneshwar chases it from short fine leg and pulls it back. Khaleel who has come in from short third man returns the throw and they take a couple of runs.
  • KC Cariappa walks out to bat now.
  • 19.3 OUT! Chawla is done with the bat for the evening. He tries to be too innovative against a googly landing around leg. Attempts for the reverse sweep/heave but only manages to glove it behind to Bairstow. The Englishman makes no mistake and Khan gets his first wicket.
  • 19.2 Quicker and flatter googly on off, Chawla opens the face of his bat and pushes it to point.
  • 19.1 FOUR! Good start to the over for Kolkata! 150 comes up! Short in length around leg, Chawla gets back and pulls it in front of square leg for a cracking boundary.
  • 18.6 A yorker to greet the new man and Prithvi Raj can only dig it out. 12 runs from the over, but Russell claimed. 146/7
  • Yarra Prithviraj is the new batsman.
  • 18.5 OUT! Wow. Stop the press. Dre Russ is gone. Double stop the press. He has holed out. A rarity. Bhuvi has done what Hyderabad wanted. Sent Russell packing. It is a full toss but Russell cannot take full toll. Probably because it is low. Andre backs away to the leg side and swings hard but cannot quite hit it cleanly. Simple, flat catch to Rashid Khan at deep mid-wicket and the crowd goes bonkers.
  • 18.4 SIX! SLAM! 'That is brutal', says Harsha Bhogle on air. A short ball, around middle and off, Russell jumps and swats it over deep mid-wicket. There is a fielder in the deep but can do nothing much with his leap.
  • 18.3 Chawla has run two but Russell has run none! A full ball, tailing in down the leg side, Dre Russ slips a touch and flicks it towards deep square leg. Chawla wants the single but Russell is not interested. So PC has to go.
  • 18.2 SIX! Bhuvi misses and Russell dismisses. A full toss, down the leg side, Russell backs away a touch and swings it over square leg!
  • 18.1 Down the leg side but not a wide! Did that hit something? Possibly the pads. Full and down the leg side, Russell missed his flick and from the replays, it seems like the ball brushed the pad.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the 19th.
  • 17.6 Just 1 run off the over at this stage. Brilliant from Khan. Fifth play and a miss for Chawla as once again he gets beaten by the googly outside off. Piyush who himself is a leggie is found completely at sea against another leggie. 134/6
  • 17.5 Flighted ball on off, spinning away, Chawla once again attempts for a slog sweep but fails to make any connection. This is poor batting, you just need to tap and run, and give strike to Russell.
  • 17.4 Goes for the cut on this occasion but bottom edges it behind.
  • 17.3 Beaten again! A wrong 'un outside off, Piyush tries to play late at it but misses.
  • 17.2 A googly around off, Chawla tries to play the slog sweep but misses.
  • 17.1 Short and flatter on middle, punched down to long on for a run.
  • Piyush Chawla walks in next. Also, Rashid Khan is back into the attack.
  • 16.6 OUT! Third wicket for Khaleel and he is running in celebration. This is a fantastic catch from Kane Williamson too. A cutter from Ahmed, it's a bit short and wide outside off. Lynn shapes up for a big shot but only manages to slice it in the air towards cover-point. Williamson covers a lot of ground to his left from extra cover and then completes the catch with a fine diving effort. An uncharacteristic knock from the Aussie is over. 133/6
  • 16.5 The batsman goes after this one but misses the line completely.
  • 16.4 FOUR! Up and over the infield this time. Ahmed provides plenty of width outside off, Lynn latches onto it and slams it over backward point for a boundary. 9th fifty for Lynn, his slowest in the League, coming off 45 balls.
  • 16.3 Goes hard at a delivery outside off but fails to middle his shot. It rolls towards point.
  • 16.2 That's the best delivery you can bowl in overs 17-20 that can get Russell to the non-striker's end, jokes Harsha Bhogle on air. A full toss on the pads, Russell flicks it to deep square leg for one.
  • 16.2 Wide! Khaleel tries to stay away from harm's way and delivers it quite wide outside off. Russell leaves it alone and it's wided by the umpire.
  • 16.1 Short in length and on middle, Lynn pulls it in front of square leg for a run.
  • Khaleel Ahmed is back on.
  • 15.6 A near yorker on middle and leg, Lynn forces it out down to long on for a run. 126/5
  • 15.5 Shortish and on middle, Andre helps it through mid-wicket and crosses. The fielder from the deep charges towards the ball and no second run is on.
  • 15.4 Slower bouncer to greet Dre Russ. The West Indian gets on top of the bounce and defends it back.
  • He is here. Do not miss. This could be one of two things - Slam bang for the next few overs or a blink-and-you miss stuff. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Andre 'Dre Rus' Russell is in to bat.
  • 15.3 OUT! The message to Rinku was clear, hit out or get out. The young man targets a length ball around off and tries to power it over mid-wicket. He fails to get enough power behind it and Rashid rushes forward from the deep to take a fine low catch. Now then, now then, how smart is that to invite a monster to bat at this stage? Only time will tell. The remaining 27 balls are going to be really exciting.
  • Change of ball. Not because it is lost but because of the fact that the place where Rinku hit, there was plenty of water and now, it is not possible to bowl with that one.
  • 15.2 SIX! Much-needed one for Kolkata. That's more like it but they need more of these. 50-run stand comes up in 42 balls. A low full toss on middle, Rinku swings his bat across the line and smashes it handsomely over wide long on for a biggie.
  • 15.1 A pitched up delivery wide outside off, Singh drives it through extra cover for a couple of runs.
  • Strategic break. Five overs left. Kolkata are not scoring too strongly and Andre Russell is sitting in the dugout waiting for his chance. Lynn and Singh are not finding enough boundaries and one can say that a wicket here will serve them better. For Hyderabad, not sure it can be a plan or not, but not picking a wicket at this stage will benefit them more than otherwise. Sandeep Sharma is back into the attack.
  • 14.6 Outside off, punched down to long on for a run. 116/4
  • 14.5 Full on middle, chipped past the bowler towards long on for a run.
  • 14.4 A short ball again, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 14.3 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 14.2 On middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 14.1 FOUR! A loosener to start the over. Short and outside off, Rinku slaps it through the covers for a boundary.
  • 13.6 Outside off, Lynn looks to cut but misses. 109/4
  • 13.5 A short ball, pulled away for one.
  • 13.4 A slower delivery again, cutting in, Singh looks to tuck it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the pad. The ball then lobs up, hits the bat handle and deflects away but wide of the bowler.
  • 13.3 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 13.2 Another slower delivery, Rinku works it through the leg side for a run.
  • 13.1 Outside off, finally bat to ball connection is made as this one is punched away for a single.
  • 13.1 WIDE. Action replay of the previous delivery. The bowler is trying to bowl it wider from Lynn but he is ending up bowling it almost outside the pitch.
  • 13.1 WIDE. Full and miles outside off, Lynn lets it go. The keeper fumbles and Rinku wants a single but Lynn is not interested.
  • Khaleel Ahmed is back on.
  • 12.6 Helps it with gentle hands through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 103/4
  • 12.5 Lynn has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
  • 12.4 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 12.3 SAFE! Rinku has his bat planted inside the crease just in time. Rashid changes his angle for this delivery and comes from 'round the wicket. He delivers a leg spinner on middle and gets it to spin back towards leg. Singh fails to work it around and it goes behind off the thigh pad. The striker is outside the crease in the process and Bairstow immediately picks the ball to break the stumps. He appeals and the square leg umpire takes it upstairs. The replays roll in and finds that Rinku has plonked his bat inside the crease just in time.
  • Is that a wicket? Stumped or run out? The umpire is referring it upstairs. Rinku is not too fussed...
  • 12.2 Sliding down the leg side, Singh tries to flick but misses. Rashid appeals for the lbw but to no avail. Bairstow behind the stumps fails to collect the ball cleanly but it drops next to the stumps, so no chance of a run.
  • 12.1 Flatter and shorter on off, punched back to the bowler.
  • Rashid Khan gets a change of ends. 1-0-5-0 so far.
  • Tom Moody is having a chat with Danny Morrison. On Hyderabad's inconsistent performance this season following last year's wonderful passage, Moody says that every team has its ups and downs and hopes to finish in the final four eventually. On Bairstow leaving after this game, Moody admits that every team has that issue as many players will be leaving for national duties but also points out that Nabi and Rashid are available throughout the season while Guptill and Williamson will be there for a good period as well so the bench strength is strong. Hopes that Hyderabad are more consistent from now on.
  • 11.6 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot to long on for a run. They pick up a single. 14 from this over. 99/4
  • 11.5 DROPPED AND SIX! Nadeem has made a complete mess near the fence. He does everything right there, times his jump well too but at the last minute it bursts out of his palms and goes over the rope. A slower good length ball outside off at 107.2 kph, Rinku heaves it across the line over square leg where all the drama mentioned above happened near the fence. A life for Rinku.
  • 11.4 A touch short in length on middle, Rinku turns it from the back foot but straight to mid-wicket.
  • 11.3 Sandeep goes very full this time but the line is down the leg side. Lynn eases it through square leg for one.
  • 11.2 FOUR! Fine shot! Lynn will have to take the responsibility from hereon. A slower short ball on middle at 122.6 kph, Chris gets on top of the bounce and pulls it very powerfully to the deep mid-wicket fence.
  • 11.1 A yorker length ball on middle has been worked through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
  • Sandeep Sharma returns. 2-0-13-0 so far.
  • 10.6 Shortish ball on off, punched down to long off for one. Nadeem bowls out, 4-0-30-0 for him this evening. Looks quite ordinary but if you consider that his first over went for 18, you will have to admit that it was a great comeback from him. 85/4
  • 10.5 Flatter and shorter on off, Singh goes on the back foot to punch it through the line. Shankar moves across to his left from extra cover and puts in a dive to stop the racing ball. A single taken still.
  • 10.4 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 10.3 Quicker full ball on middle, knocked down to long on for a single.
  • 10.2 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
  • 10.1 Superb delivery. Beats the off stump by a whisker. All of a sudden, it's happening for the spinners. Nadeem serves it around middle and off and it spins away slightly. Lynn pushes inside the line to keep it out but it beats the outside half of his bat and nearly kisses the off pole. The keeper also struggles while collecting it but no run taken.
  • 9.6 Brilliant delivery. A googly on off, spinning away, Rinku doesn't pick it and tries to play it late, misses completely. Rashid gives a stare. 80/4 at the halfway mark! 80/4
  • 9.5 Lunges to a full ball outside off and eases it past the bowler to long off for a run again.
  • 9.4 Full and flighted on off, Singh drives it through mid off for a run.
  • 9.3 A single now! Lynn guides it towards point and gets to the other end.
  • 9.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Lynn flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 9.1 Tossed up on middle, Lynn defends it off the back foot.
  • Rashid Khan to bowl. A slip in place...
  • 8.6 Arm ball on middle and leg, skidding in, Lynn goes back to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to the on side and they cross for a leg bye. 75/4
  • 8.5 Fullish and on off, driven back to the bowler.
  • 8.4 Goes on the back foot and punches it to long on for a run.
  • 8.3 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run.
  • STRATEGIC BREAK. Hyderabad have made a brilliant comeback after the first three overs. With four wickets down, they would now like to create more pressure and maintain the same intensity. For Kolkata, it should be all about building a partnership and setting a platform for Andre Russell. Rinku Singh has joined Lynn in the middle now.
  • 8.2 OUT! Run out! Survived once, survived twice but runs out of life on the third occasion. Dinesh Karthik is on his bike. Fourth wicket down for Kolkata and they are in deep trouble now. Flighted ball on middle, Karthik nudges it in front of square leg and wants the second run. He rushes across to the other end and Shankar also attacks the ball from the deep before releasing his throw at the keeper's end. Bairstow collects it in front of the stumps and breaks it as DK puts in the dive. It's referred upstairs but Karthik has already started to walk. The replays roll in and they find the Kolkata skipper well short. Shankar has been involved in the last three wickets. Having a ball in the field.
  • Oops, oops, oops... the bails are off. The dive is in. Is it enough though? Karthik is walking... looks like this is a run out. Referred upstairs...
  • 8.1 Almost a run out at the non-striker's end! Flatter and fuller, it's fired in on middle, Lynn forces it back in the direction of the bowler who goes down to collect it and then smartly tries to deflect it behind onto the stumps. Misses as Karthik dives back in. Now, they cross for a run as the ball has gone to long off.
  • 7.6 This one stays low. A slower delivery, short in length, Karthik tries to cut but it goes under his bat. Terrific over, a wicket and 6 runs off it. 71/3
  • 7.5 FOUR! Didn't intend to play it that fine but Karthik won't complain here. Width on offer outside off, Dinesh tries to play late but it catches the outside half of his bat and runs fine down to third man for a boundary.
  • 7.4 Slower short ball on off, Lynn pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 7.3 Lynn has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 7.2 Direct hit would have consumed DK! Shortish length ball outside off, Karthik plays a mistimed square cut towards point and seeing his partner interested, DK also responds. Just a bit of hesitation though and that nearly cost him. Shankar from point has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses as Karthik dives in. Would have been gone for all money in case of a direct hit and Shankar's reaction tells you exactly that.
  • Skipper Dinesh Karthik walks in next.
  • 7.1 OUT! Inspired bowling change from Kane Williamson. He brings in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and that results in the wicket of the in-form batsman. Kumar starts his new spell with a length delivery outside off, angling away from Rana at 133.8 kph who flirts inside the line in an attempt to probably run it down towards third man. Fails to get it from the middle of his bat maybe due to some extra bounce and edges it behind. Bairstow makes no mistake behind the stumps. They appeal, the umpire looks a bit unsure but Nitish Rana walks himself. Good gesture.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on.
  • 6.6 Very full, almost a yorker, pushed towards long on for one more. 65/2
  • 6.5 Full and outside off, pushed past the bowler towards long off for a run.
  • 6.4 On middle and off, Rana gets across and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 6.3 Misfield from the bowler. Chris punches this towards mid on, Nadeem rushes to his right to stop but then fumbles, allowing the ball through. An easy single.
  • 6.2 The arm ball, skids through, Lynn is earlier into the stroke and nearly chips it back to the bowler.
  • 6.1 Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl.
  • 5.6 A slower delivery on middle, Rana plays it gently to covers and sets off for a sharp single. Warner has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Pathan does well to back it up with a dive but cannot prevent the second run. With that the Powerplay overs have come to an end, first three dominated by Kolkata, next three by Hyderabad. Score is 61/2! 61/2
  • 5.5 Slower delivery, full in length and outside off, Rana opens the face of his bat and pushes it towards short third man.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Oh Nadeem, where is the dive? A pitched up delivery outside off, Rana leans forward and executes a lovely square drive. Nadeem chases it from cover-point, should have put in the dive before the rope but hesitates and it goes for a boundary.
  • 5.3 Very full in length and following the batsman down the leg side, Lynn lifts his front leg and flicks it through square leg for one. Well played in the end.
  • 5.2 On a length around middle at 128.2 kph, Rana waits before flicking it off his pads through square leg for a run.
  • 5.1 Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.
  • 4.6 Rana plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 4 runs and a wicket from the over, Hyderabad pulling things back in the last two overs. 53/2
  • 4.5 Skidding off the surface from a shortish length outside off, Rana pushes inside the line and misses.
  • 4.4 Risky single! Back of a length delivery outside off, Lynn plays it down from the back foot to the right of the point fielder. Initially he wants his partner to wait but then seeing Nitish eager for a run, the Aussie responds. Shankar, in the meanwhile, has a shy at the non-striker's but misses.
  • 4.3 Good length delivery outside off, Rana dabs it down to third man and gets off the mark with a single.
  • Nitish Rana is in next. He has been in tremendous form this season and is needed to do well here again. Kolkata have got a start and it's all about capitalizing from here.
  • 4.2 OUT! Khaleel strikes again, second wicket for him and the crowd is ecstatic. He dishes out a good length delivery outside off, angling away, Gill strides forward and flashes his blade at it. The ball flies off the outer half and goes to the right of the point fielder. Vijay Shankar stationed there quickly reacts and completes the catch with a slide. The replays show that it was a slower one and Shubman was a little bit early into his shot. Nicely deceived by Khaleel, both his wickets have come off well-disguised slower ones.
  • 4.1 A touch short in length and outside off, angling away, Lynn punches it through covers for a single. 50 up for Kolkata!
  • 3.6 A low full toss on middle, Lynn pushes it down through mid on and retains strike with a single. First good over for Hyderabad in the Powerplay, only 5 coming off it. 49/1
  • 3.5 Slower length ball outside off, Lynn punches it through the line but finds the cover fielder.
  • 3.4 Angling into the batsman around off, Gill flicks it gently through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 3.3 Quick run. Lynn strokes it down to mid off and scampers across to the other end. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Direct hit wouldn't have made much of a difference though.
  • 3.2 Another slower one, eased off the pads through square leg for a single.
  • 3.1 Starts his spell with a slower length ball on middle and off, Lynn punches it down to long on for a run.
  • Sandeep Sharma is into the attack now.
  • 2.6 Short of a length delivery outside off, Lynn forces it off his back foot to sweeper cover for a single. 16 runs from this one but it included a wicket too. 44/1
  • 2.5 Taps a length ball to covers and rushes to the other end for a quick run.
  • Shubman Gill walks in at number 3, replacing Narine.
  • 2.4 OUT! Timberrrr... Khaleel pulled out of his delivery stride just prior to this ball and that maybe put off Narine's concentration. A clever change in pace, a slower length delivery on middle and angling in at 116.3 kph, Narine winds up for a big heave-ho across the line but swings his bat quite early. The ball arrives late and goes on to peg the leg stump back. Khaleel is pumped up, he has the last laugh in this battle against Narine. Sunil although has done his job.
  • Uh oh... poor Khaleel. Or is it? Perhaps not. Simon Doull tells us why. Khaleel started to bowl but then halfway through, he stopped. Then, he started to run again. Clearly, Narine was disturbed and then he bailed out when Ahmed was about to deliver.
  • 2.3 FOUR! Khaleel over-corrects his length now. Attempts for the yorker maybe but it turns out to be a low full toss on off. Narine anticipates it, stays leg side of this delivery and pumps it over covers for a boundary. 14 from the over, so far.
  • 2.2 FOUR! Why would you keep bowling short to this batsman? Yet another half-tracker and Narine has pulled it with all his power over mid-wicket.
  • 2.1 SIX! Narine is looking in scintillating form. Ahmed begins his spell with a short delivery outside off, Narine loves it there and whacks it over covers for a biggie. A cracking shot, that.
  • Khaleel Ahmed into the attack.
  • 1.6 SIX! Up and just over long on. Nadeem tosses it up and lands it a little too full this time. Lynn lines it up and muscles it over the bowler's head. Shankar at the edge of the rope in the deep jumps to attempt for the catch but it goes over him for a biggie. 18 from this one, Kolkata are roaring. 28/0
  • 1.5 An arm ball on off, skidding in, Lynn is on the front foot in defense.
  • 1.4 Flatter and fuller outside off, Narine drives it firmly down to mid off where Pathan misfields and allows a single.
  • 1.3 SIX! As easy as it gets! You just cannot afford to drop short. It's on and around off, Narine picks it very early and pulls it massively in front of square leg for a biggie.
  • 1.2 Expected length on this occasion. Nadeem fires it full and on middle, Chris helps it to mid-wicket and crosses for a run.
  • 1.1 FOUR! Too easy! Nadeem is on the shorter side first up, it's around off, Lynn gets the time to move back and power it through covers for a boundary. Good start to the over.
  • Will a spinner bowl from the other end? Oh yes, it's Shahbaz Nadeem to share the attack with a slip in place.
  • 0.6 FOUR! Elegantly put away. Fractionally short in length and around leg, Narine stands on his back foot and glances it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 10 from the first over, Kolkata have started well here. 10/0
  • 0.5 Back of a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Narine leans back and allows it through.
  • 0.4 Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 0.3 FOUR! Two dot balls followed by a cracking boundary. Lynn will be feeling a lot better now. Kumar offers width on this occasion, short and wide outside off, Lynn reaches out for it and slaps it through covers. The Aussie is off the mark.
  • 0.2 This time the line is too straight and Lynn turns it off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • 0.1 A big inswinger again, landing on a length around off and nipping back in. Lynn fails to put bat on ball and is hit on the pads. No appeal as it's moving back in too much.
  • 0.1 Wide! A lot of movement on the first ball but Kumar fails to control it. Slips it down the leg side, Lynn fails to flick and Bairstow stretches to his left to collect the ball.
  • Out come the players and officials in the middle. Good crowd has come to watch this contest in spite of the conditions being scorching hot. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine would look to provide a quickfire start here to Kolkata. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to begin proceedings with the new ball. A slip is in place...
  • Kolkata (Playing XI) - Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh (In for Robin Uthappa), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(WK/C), Piyush Chawla, KC Cariappa (In for Kuldeep Yadav), Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj (In for Prasidh Krishna).
  • Hyderabad (Unchanged Playing XI) - David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(WK), Kane Williamson(C), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.
  • Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik says that they have to make the most of it as they are asked to bat first. Adds that they have made three changes and hopes that those players will bring a breath of fresh air to the team. On his own performance, he replies that he needs to stand up and deliver.
  • Hyderabad skipper, Kane Williamson says that they will bowl as this is the first day game at this venue and he reckons that there will be a slight change in track. Adds that it was a good performance in the last match and they have to build on that. Mentions that the guys at the top are doing a good job for them and feels eventually it's all about execution of skills.
  • Toss - Up goes the coin, Dinesh Karthik calls it incorrectly and HYDERABAD WILL FIELD.
  • Hello and welcome everyone! Kolkata have reached the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal to face the home team. The visiting team are following an unwanted 4-match losing streak and will be desperate for a turnaround. The hosts, on the other hand, broke their losing streak in the previous tie against Chennai and now will be willing to build on that. The race to finish in the top 4 is intensifying and both sides would be targeting to put in a motivated performance today. Stay tuned for more updates.

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

  • So that is it from this game! Hyderabad won it quite easily and have moved onto the 5th spot. Kolkata on the other hand, go down to the 6th spot with another loss. Cricketing action does not end here though as there is one more game to be played and that is between Bangalore and Chennai in the former's den. It will start in a bit so do join us for that.
  • KHALEEL AHMED HAS BEEN AWARDED THE MAN OF THE MATCH! His figures of 4-0-33-3 was probably the difference.
  • Jonny Bairstow is now up for an interview. He starts by crediting their bowlers to keep Kolkata down to 160. Reckons the pitch got easier to bat on. Appreciates Warner for the way he bats and enjoys batting with him. Mentions there has been a lot of chat about the middle order but they haven't got a lot of opportunities and hence, the criticism is unfair. Ends by saying he has enjoyed his first experience of this League and he hopes to be back.
  • Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik, says 160 was a par score with the way the wicket played initially but they did not bowl that well. Credits the way the openers batted but they were poor in the field. States had the chance in the second over been taken, it could have been different as it would have been the big wicket of Bairstow. He admits they were outplayed in this game and have not been good with the ball and the field. Ends by saying Kuldeep needed a break as he was not performing at his best, he hopes he comes back fresh in the next game.
  • Earlier in the day, the Kolkata openers got them off to a flying start but wickets at regular intervals from the Hyderabad bowlers saw them being restricted to a total which did not prove to be enough.
  • Not a lot to write about the Kolkata bowling. They were really poor, Narine and Raj were decent but the rest were just not good. Also, maybe if they would have taken the catch in the second over, it could have been a lot closer. All-in-all it is a day they would probably want to forget.
  • At the end of the first innings, this seemed to be a par score but the way Warner and Bairstow batted, it seemed that Kolkata were at least 50 runs short. Yes, they were helped by the visitors' fielders but take nothing away from their innings. They were smashing the bowlers to all parts of the ground. Both got to their half tons and their 131-run stand more or less sealed the deal. The left-hander did fall but Williamson and Bairstow ensured there were no more wickets to fall.
  • Are we dreaming? 30 balls left and the game is done and dusted. Hyderabad's second biggest win in terms of both - wickets and balls remaining. The one-man army from the eastern state of India is going down very badly. 5th loss on the trot.
  • 14.6 SIX! And he does so! Another slog sweep and another biggie. Once again over the mid-wicket stand. HYDERABAD HAVE STEAMROLLED KOLKATA BY 9 WICKETS!
  • 14.5 SIX! 5 more needed now! That has been nailed! Once again the slog sweep is out and it is hit over the mid-wicket fence. He has one ball to finish it in this over.
  • 14.4 FOUR! Clever shot this! Chawla fires it fast outside off. JB goes back and then at the very end, guides it past backward point for a boundary. One more than 10 needed.
  • 14.3 Tossed up on off, Bairstow makes room and slaps it towards covers. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 14.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson plays it off his back foot towards mid on for a run.
  • 14.1 Tossed up on middle and leg, Kane flicks it to the leg side.
  • Piyush Chawla is back!
  • 13.6 Floated delivery on off, Williamson opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for a run. 142/1
  • 13.5 Short and outside off, Jonny cuts it towards point for a run.
  • 13.4 Tossed up on off, Williamson plays it towards point for a single.
  • 13.3 Floated delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 13.2 Tossed up on leg, Williamson looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. Narine appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Probably it is going down leg.
  • 13.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.6 On a length on off, Bairstow guides it towards third man for a run. 138/1
  • 12.5 Short of a length delivery, Kane punches it through covers. Russell chases it and does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
  • 12.5 WIDE! Bowls a bouncer outside off, Williamson watches it sail through. The umpire gives it wide for height.
  • 12.4 Length delivery outside off, Williamson drives it through covers where it goes past the diving cover fielder who tries to stop but it goes through him. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 12.3 On a length on off, Williamson taps it to point.
  • Kane Williamson is the new batsman in.
  • 12.2 OUT! TIMBER! Prithvi Raj finally gets one and he is pumped up. His team is not in a great position but your first wicket is always special. He has been getting no assistance from his fielders so he does it by himself. It is the slower one on middle, stays a touch low. Warner looks to hit it across the line, the ball though sneaks under his bat and rattles the stumps. End of a top knock by Warner. He has taken his team to the brink of victory.
  • 12.1 In the air again... this time it is surely a wicket but no. It has been DROPPED again. Raj can't believe it as he smacks the ground in anger. He bangs this one short and on middle, Bairstow goes for the pull but only manages a top edge. It goes towards Piyush Chawla at deep mid-wicket who spills it.
  • 11.6 SIX! BANG! 10 from the last two balls. 30 runs more needed. This is very full on middle, Warner lofts it over long on and clears the fence with ease. 130/0
  • 11.5 FOUR! Right over the bowler's head! Makes room does Warner and then slaps it to the long off fence.
  • 11.4 DROPPED! Actually, Gurney did not even get a hand to it. He has misjudged it really badly. JB once again looks to sweep but only manages a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards deep backward square leg. Gurney there looks to settle under it but in the end he is nowhere near it. He stretches his left hand out but fails to touch the ball. However, not sure if it would have made a difference had it been taken. Three taken.
  • 11.3 A little too full on the pads, Warner does well to jam it down to long on for a single. Singles will easily do it for them. He becomes the leading run getter for Kolkata in this League.
  • 11.2 Bairstow plays the conventional sweep now towards fine leg for a single.
  • 11.1 In the air... but safe! Warner looks to play the reverse sweep but the ball takes the top edge, goes over the keeper's head for a single.
  • 10.6 Short delivery, Warner pulls it towards mid-wicket for a run. 114/0
  • 10.5 Short and outside off, Bairstow cuts it over short third man for a single.
  • 10.4 BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Bairstow looks to guide but misses it.
  • 10.3 Full on off, David drives it towards mid off for a single.
  • 10.2 Length delivery on off, Bairstow punches it towards point for a single.
  • 10.1 On a good length on off, Warner plays it towards the off side for a run.
  • Prithvi Raj is back into the attack.
  • 9.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs. 109/0
  • 9.5 Tossed up on off, Jonny blocks it well.
  • 9.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Warner looks to flick but misses it and gets hit low on the pads. It goes towards third man for a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
  • 9.3 50 for Jonny Bairstow. Excellent innings from him and his innings is equal to his partner. Floated on leg, Bairstow nudges it towards square leg for a run.
  • 9.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Warner flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 9.1 Excellent running again and that brings up the 50 for Warner. His brilliant form continues. His 42nd in this League. This is pushed softly towards long off. They take one and go for the second. The fielder throws it to the bowler but JB is in.
  • Sunil Narine is back!
  • 8.6 Full on off, David drives it towards covers for a single. Expensive over from Cariappa. 14 runs have come from the over. The visitors are leaking too much runs here. 102/0
  • 8.5 Tossed up on off, Bairstow plays it towards point for a run.
  • 8.4 100 up for David Warner. Full and outside off, Warner drives it towards covers for a single. It is the fourth 100-run stand between David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
  • 8.3 Floated delivery on leg, Bairstow flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 8.2 FOUR! DEFT! Lovely, lovely batting! He too like this partner, moves onto 47 in 25 balls. This is bowled flatter and on off, Bairstow waits for it and then guides it past short third man. Cariappa is having a forgetful debut.
  • 8.1 SIX! Welcome back into the attack! They are in a hurry to end this are Hyderabad. The slog sweep is out, it is connected well and it is into the mid-wicket stands.
  • KC Cariappa is back on!
  • 7.6 Short on off, Bairstow makes room and cuts it towards covers for a run. Another over which has cost eight runs. The required rate is just 6 runs per over. The hosts are in the driver's seat now. 88/0
  • 7.5 FOUR! Poor bowling once again! Bowling it on Bairstow's pads. He goes down on one knee and sweeps it fine on the leg side. Boundary.
  • 7.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Jonny comes down the track and defends it.
  • 7.3 Tossed up on middle, David sweeps it towards square leg for a run.
  • 7.2 Flighted delivery on off, Bairstow punches it off the back foot towards covers for a run.
  • 7.1 Tossed up on leg, Warner tucks it towards square leg for a run.
  • Piyush Chawla is back!
  • 6.6 Length delivery on off, David taps it towards covers for a run. 8 runs have come from the over and Kolkata are on the back foot here. 80/0
  • 6.5 On a length on middle and leg, Jonny flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 6.4 Bowls a bouncer, Bairstow does well to duck under it.
  • 6.3 FOUR! Into the gap! Too easy for the hosts at the moment. Short and on the body, Bairstow pulls it for a one bounce boundary in the square leg region.
  • 6.2 On a length and outside off, Warner cuts it towards point for a run.
  • 6.1 Poor delivery from Russell first up. Short delivery on middle, Bairstow easily pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Strategic break has been signaled! When a team scores 72 in the first 6 overs, you don't need to explain much. So let us keep our text short. To sum everything up, Warner and Bairstow are killing it. The required run rate is almost down to run a ball. However, a wicket can still change things. Also, Andre Russell is on now!
  • 5.6 A dot to end but still a huge over. Short and outside off, Warner cuts it to point. 20 runs have come from the over. Hyderabad are 72/0 after 6 overs. Superb Powerplay for the hosts and they are the firm favorites to win this game. The hosts need 88 runs in 84 balls to win the match. 72/0
  • 5.5 SIX! 20 from the over with still a ball to go. Overcompensates and bowls it really full this time. Warner sends it sailing into the long on stands.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Once agian pays the price for drifting it down the leg side. Warner helps it past the fielder at short fine. No one in the deep and a boundary.
  • 5.3 SIX! Another freebie and Warner does not miss out. Short and down the leg side, David pulls it with utmost ease and over the square leg fence.
  • 5.2 Good running! Warner makes room and then slaps it down towards long off. He has to move a little to his right so the batsmen take the second as well.
  • 5.1 Short delivery on middle, Bairstow pulls it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 5.1 WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Bairstow lets it go.
  • KC Cariappa to bowl the last over of the Powerplay!
  • 4.6 Floated on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards square leg for a run. 52/0
  • 4.5 Beauty of a delivery from Sunil Narine! It was tossed up just outside off, Warner looks to defend but misses it due to the away turn on this one. It just missed the off stump. It goes past Dinesh Karthik who fumbles. The umpire signals it as a bye. The batsmen take a run.
  • 4.4 Short and outside off, Warner cuts it to point.
  • 4.3 SIX! It is short and Warner is quick to hit it over the ropes. He goes back and then pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. Poor delivery. Also, 50 up for the hosts. hat-trick of 50-run stands between the two. Ideal start for them once again.
  • 4.2 On the shorter side and outside off, Warner looks to cut but gets beaten by the extra bounce on this one.
  • 4.1 Tossed up on middle, Bairstow moves across and looks to tuck it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a quick run.
  • Sunil Narine is on now!
  • 3.6 Short and outside off, Bairstow makes room and cuts it towards covers for a quick run. Hyderabad are off to a similar start like Kolkata. The hosts need 117 runs in 96 balls. 43/0
  • 3.5 SIX! New bat and the result is even better, Bairstow has hit this one out of the park. Goes with the spin this time. It is the googly, he is down on one knee and then sends it into the long on stand.
  • A change of bat for JB! It seems to have broken from the bottom.
  • 3.4 Short on off, Bairstow looks to cut but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes towards Chawla where he does well to field it.
  • 3.3 FOUR! A little too full and this is put away! It is outside off, Bairstow goes down on one knee and plays the slog sweep over mid-wicket. His one hand came off the handle but it did not make a difference.
  • 3.2 Floated on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards mid-wicket.
  • 3.1 The googly to begin with, this pitches on off and then turns back in. Bairstow does not pick it, he looks to cut but chops it to the keeper.
  • Piyush Chawla is on!
  • 2.6 Full on leg, Warner drives it to long on where Russell while collecting the ball starts limping and then throws it at the keeper's end. The batsmen get two runs. 10 runs have come from the over. 32/0
  • 2.5 On a length on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 2.4 Full on leg, Warner flicks it towards mid-wicket where Rana again fumbles and concedes a run.
  • 2.3 Slower delivery from Gurney on middle, Bairstow plays it towards mid on for a run.
  • 2.2 Full on leg, Warner flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 2.1 FOUR! Amazing shot from David Warner. Short of a length delivery, Warner makes room and hits it over extra cover for a boundary.
  • 1.6 FOUR! Ends the over with a boundary! Rubbing salt into the wound this. Dropped earlier in the over and now gets hit for a boundary. Short and on the body. JB swivels and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 16 from this over and Hyderabad are off to a flier. 22/0
  • 1.6 WIDE! Short and on middle, this one bounces way over the batsman's head. Wided.
  • 1.5 In the air... DROPPED AND FOUR! That was a sitter. The new inclusion in the team, Cariappa is the culprit. The plan was executed almost perfectly. There was a sweeper cover in place and Raj bowls it short and outside off. Bairstow slaps it hard but does not keep it down. It goes towards KC who runs to his left, gets to hands to it but can't hang on. It rolls into the fence too. This could be very costly as it is the openers who score most of the runs for Hyderabad. They had a chance to remove one but could not.
  • 1.4 On a good length and outside off, Bairstow guides it to short third man.
  • 1.3 On the shorter side, Warner makes room and looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards mid on. The batsmen take a run.
  • 1.2 SIX! All the way! First of this innings! Length and coming into Warner. He clears his front leg and then tonks it over the long on fence. Pressure on the bowler now as a boundary is been hit early in the over.
  • 1.1 Good bounce! Back of a length on off, it takes off after pitching. Warner guides it to point.
  • Prithvi Raj to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Full on off, David drives it through mid off for a run. 6 runs have come from the first over. 6/0
  • 0.5 Down the leg side again, Warner once again looks to flick but misses. It has not been given a wide though so it must have flicked the pads.
  • 0.4 Short and outside off, Warner cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 0.4 WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Warner looks to go after it but misses it.
  • 0.3 On a length and outside off, Warner plays it to point.
  • 0.2 Length delivery outside off, Bairstow taps it towards covers where Nitish Rana fumbles and concedes a run. In the process, Jonny Bairstow too gets off the mark.
  • 0.1 Slower one to begin with, it is on middle, Warner watches it carefully and works it towards mid-wicket for a run. Hyderabad are off the mark straightaway.
  • We are back for the chase. The Kolkata players are out in the middle. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow will open the batting for Hyderabad. Harry Gurney will start the proceedings for Kolkata.

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


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
New Zealand 5 4 0 1 9
England 5 4 1 0 8
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
India 4 3 0 1 7
Bangladesh 5 2 2 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 5 1 3 1 3
South Africa 6 1 4 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
Afghanistan 5 0 5 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254