Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kolkata Knight Riders LIVE SCORE (t20)

Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kolkata Knight Riders At Eden Gardens, Kolkata, 25 May, 2018

25 May, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

174/7 (20.0 ov)

Qualifier 2

160/9 (20.0 ov)

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs

Sunrisers Hyderabad Kolkata Knight Riders
174/7 (20.0 ov) - R/R 8.7 160/9 (20.0 ov) - R/R 8

Match Ended

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs

This Over
4
0(W)
0(W)
0
0
1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kuldeep Yadav not out 0 3 0 0
Prasidh Krishna not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 160/9 (19.3)

0 (0) R/R: 0

Shubman Gill 30(20) S.R (150)

c Rashid Khan b Carlos Brathwaite
Highlights, IPL 2018, SRH vs KKR, Qualifier 2 at Eden Gardens, Full Cricket Score: Rashid's all-round show guides Sunrisers to final

Highlights, IPL 2018, SRH vs KKR, Qualifier 2 at Eden Gardens, Full Cricket Score: Rashid's all-round show guides Sunrisers to final

23:27 (IST)

What an exciting match this was. It will be a repeat of Qualifier 1 as Sunrisers Hyderabad will meet Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 27 May. SRH pull off a convincing 13-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

Rashid Khan was the difference between both the teams. Kolkata Knight Riders would be ruing the missed chances as they had SRH on the mat in the first innings before Rashid went on a rampage with the bat, hitting a 10-ball 35 to take the Sunrisers total to 174. 

Though KKR were right on course in the chase, the Afghanistan bowler broke the backbone of Kolkata's batting with his incisive bowling. Shakib Al Hasan and Siddarth Kaul also chipped in with important wickets. A complete all-round effort from Kane Williamson and co to enter the final of the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League. 

That's it from us today. Join us on Sunday for Firstpost's coverage of the IPL final between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Good night! 

23:26 (IST)

Rashid Khan, Man of the Match: Thanks to Almighty Allah. This was a much-needed performance. The full focus was to back your skills and do your best. Much happy with the batting today which was needed today. I started my career as a batsman today. So thankful that I smashed a few sixes today. Feidling is the only department where there is no excuse for you. I am always trying my best to give my 100 percent. Take a good catch, effecting a run out. Modern cricket is demanding all three things so I am concentrating on all three things. I want to dedicate my award to all those people who lost their lives a few days ago in Afganistan. 

23:20 (IST)

KKR today:

First 10 overs: 93/2 (RR - 9.30)
Next 10 overs: 68/7 (RR - 6.80)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:20 (IST)
23:20 (IST)

Rashid Khan, Man of the Match: Thanks to Almighty Allah. This was a much-needed performance. The full focus was to back your skills and do your best. Much happy with the batting today which was needed today. I started my career as a batsman today. So thankful that I smashed a few sixes today. Feidling is the only department where there is no excuse for you. I am always trying my best to give my 100 percent. Take a good catch, effecting a run out. Modern cricket is demanding all three things so I am concentrating on all three things. I want to dedicate my award to all those people who lost their lives a few days ago in Afghanistan. 

23:19 (IST)

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, Kane Williamson: "It was a great fighting effort from the lads. Kolkata was an outstanding side. The match could have gone either way, it is good to have finished on the right side. Credit to the boys to have finished the innings. Another game of cricket left. 

Rashid Khan was brilliant, but he's got another game as well. We'll keep him wrapped up. He was outstanding on the field as well. It was a really exciting game. But, the focus is now on the final. 

As a team, we fight till the very last ball. Rashid is a perfect example of that. His attitude is brilliant. Even the rest of the team as well. The other guys chipped in too. Great team effort. 

The thing we didn't change was our balance. we made a few adjustments. It was nice to have Saha's experience. It's been a huge collective effort. There is another game of cricket left and we want to keep our feet on the ground. 

They(CSK) have been playing good cricket and they deserve their place in the final. Now, this match is done and we are now focussing on the next match." 

23:07 (IST)

Dinesh Karthik, Kolkata Knight Riders captain: It's hard to digest. We have a played a good tournament. To finish on the losing side feels bad. We had the game at the halfway mark. It was either up to me, Rana or Robin to bat through. Me not batting through was a mistake on my part. We gave a few youngsters a chance and they played well. 

23:06 (IST)

Amid all this, Chris Lynn has gamely tossed his gloves in the crowd, causing a mini-commotion. What a sport! Rashid Khan, to whom the night belongs, sees himself on big screen and waves at the nearly-vacant stands.

Shantanu Srivastava, Firstpost correspondent at Eden Gardens

23:06 (IST)
23:03 (IST)

KKR though have only themselves to blame for. They were cruising at the halfway stage of the chase, but as has been the case with SRH throughout the league phase, they came back with vengeance. KKR dug themselves in a hole, and one thinks that Russell should have played out that Rashid over rather than trying something funky. He couldn’t, and that triggered a free fall for KKR. They would be disappointed, to say the least.

Shantanu Srivastava, Firstpost correspondent at Eden Gardens

23:03 (IST)
23:02 (IST)

Teams finishing in top two meeting in the IPL Final:

RCB v CSK, 2011
CSK v MI, 2013
KXIP v KKR, 2014
CSK v MI, 2015
MI v RPS, 2017
CSK v SRH, 2018*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:02 (IST)
23:00 (IST)

Players to score 30+ runs, take 3+ wickets and 2 catches in an IPL match:

Ravindra Jadeja for CSK v KKR, Kolkata, 2013
JP Duminy for DD v SRH, Visakhapatnam, 2015
Ben Stokes for RPS v SRH, Hyderabad, 2017
RASHID KHAN for SRH v KKR, Kolkata, 2018*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:00 (IST)

Highlights

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IPL 2018 LIVE Cricket Score, SRH vs KKR, Qualifier 2 at Eden Gardens, latest update and cricket scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad end their losing streak, beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs and book a spot in the final! They will lock horns with CSK at Mumbai on 27 May.

Despite their dominance throughout the league stages, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will have to bring their best to the table when they take on buoyant Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 on Friday.

The winner of Friday's big-ticket game at the Eden Gardens will take on Mahenda Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final on Sunday in Mumbai.

Sunrisers finished top of the points table after 14 matches and have been quite the team to beat with an exceptional bowling battery and solid batting.

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson and Kolkata Knight Riders. Sportzpics

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson and Kolkata Knight Riders. Sportzpics

But the Kane Williamson-led side have lost four games on the trot including their two-wicket loss in the Qualifier 1 to CSK and the last league clash against KKR.

Dinesh Karthik's KKR, on the contrary, have won four games on the trot, their latest being a 25-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator to reach Qualifier 2.

Since suffering their heaviest ever defeat margin of 102 runs against the Mumbai Indians, KKR have not looked back with skipper Karthik leading from the front and the likes of West Indies star Andre Russell and the wrist spinners stepping up to the occasion.

On Wednesday night, the purple brigade were reduced to 24/3 during the Powerplay overs and were in trouble at 51/4 soon after. But Karthik (52) and Shubman Gill (28) stemmed the rot before Russell (25-ball 49) batted magnificently to take them to a fighting total of 169/7.

In reply, the Royals were on course with 87/1 at the halfway stage before Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav spun a web around the settled Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson to effect an effortless triumph in the end.

In the last four outings, KKR have made comebacks from slippery situations, a facet which has underlined the team's character.

The Sunrisers, on the other hand, bank on their bowling which has a lot of variety and some of the best names in the business.

Against CSK, it was in full bloom as the trio of pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and highly-rated leggie Rashid Khan brought their rivals to their knees before Faf du Plessis rescued the ship.

Rashid has been brilliant throughout the season and his wrong'un to castle Dhoni in the last game was a thing of beauty. The Afghanistan spinner just conceded 11 runs in four overs and KKR would be wary of him the most.

On the batting front, top scorer of the tournament Williamson has led from the front. The New Zealand skipper, rated as one of the best batters of today, has so far amassed 685 runs in 15 games at 57.08. Williamson has also led admirably on the field.

Sunrisers' West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite was also good in the previous game with bat and ball, and pitted against compatriot Russell, it will be a mini-contest to look out. For KKR, their main spin weapon Sunil Narine had an off day against Royals and would look to get back to form.

A lot will depend on how the spinner go about their job for both teams as the Eden wicket will offer turn and with the early toss for playoffs, dew might come into play meaning whoever wins the toss would like to bat first and make the most of the conditions, much like Royals did.

Once the track eases out, it will become easy for batting and then the role of spinner would come into play to check the flow of runs. In the league stages, Sunrisers beat KKR here by five wickets.

The squads:

KKR: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik (captain/wicket-keeper), Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran, Prasidh Krishna.

SRH: Kane Williamson (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: May 25, 2018 23:28:24 IST

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