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IPL 9, KKR vs SRH as it happened: Narine, Kuldeep power KKR into play-offs
Live scores and updates of the IPL 9 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
FIFTY for Dhawan! It's been a very sensible innings so far. He brings it up off a paddle sweep for four. Four 4s and three 6s in his innings so far.
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That's it! KKR win by 22 runs. They qualify for the play-offs.
The spinners did the job for KKR with Narine leading from the front. Shakib, at first, gave away just 8 runs in the 17th over which built the pressure. Narine then joined the pary as he removed Henriques and gave away just 8 runs. Holder too gave just 8 runs in the penultimate over. Rajpoot applied the finishing act in the last over with 28 runs needed, giving away just 5 runs and also scalping a wicket.
After 16 overs,Hyderabad 122/6 ( Moises Henriques 2 , Karn Sharma 0)
SRH have hit the self-destruct button in the last four overs. Yuvraj Singh was lookign ominous as he hammered a couple of sixes off Kuldeep but then departed the in the next over. Hooda and Williamson followed him back in the hut in the next over. 28 runs and 3 wickets in the last four overs. 52 needed off 24 now.
OUT! Another one bites the dust. KS Williamson c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 7 (9b 0x4 0x6)
It's a half-tracker from Kuldeep. Williamson rocks back and goes for the pull, doesn't connect it well and helps it straight into the hands of Surya Kumar Yadav at deep square leg.
Karn Sharma is the new batsman.
Double blow for SRH!
KKR turning it on.
OUT! Yuvraj's little cameo ends. Yuvraj Singh c sub (R Sathish) b Shakib Al Hasan 19 (12b 1x4 2x6)
Shakib gets the wicket. Yuvraj gets down and goes for a slog sweep but mistimes it straight to substitute fielder Sathish at deep mid-wicket.
OUT! Shocking running. No communication. DJ Hooda run out 2 (2b 0x4 0x6)
Hooda is run out. Hooda pulls it to deep mid-wicket, scampers through for a single. Wants a second and sets off straightaway. Williamson is not interested at all and doesn't leave the crease. The throw comes in and Yadav clips the bails off with Hooda stranded mid-pitch.
After 12 overs,Hyderabad 92/2 ( Naman Ojha 15 , Yuvraj Singh 6)
Kuldeep has come on and bowled a brilliant couple overs. He gave away just three runs in the 10th over and then gets the wicket of Dhawan in his next. Dhawan was looking dangerous and had hit a couple of fours off Shakib ut Kuldeep struck in the 12th over and gave away just 7 runs. 22 runs and a wicket off the last three overs.
OUT! Kuldeep gets a bit wicket. S Dhawan c Munro b Kuldeep Yadav 51 (30b 4x4 3x6)
It's full outside off, Dhawan gets down and looks to slog sweep, doesn't get it off the middle and helps it straight into the hands of Munro at deep square leg.
Yuvraj SIngh is the new batsman.
Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir would want the weather gods to smile on them when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens.
It has been raining here heavily for the past few days and according to a Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), official the conditions are likely to continue till Sunday.
Just before the World T20 earlier this year, the Eden Gardens management had revamped their infrastructure but it would be quite a challenge to get in a game with this kind of weather around.
Like the previous season, KKR once again seems to have lost the plot. They needed to win one out of two games last year but they failed to do so. This time too the two-time champions had to win one out of three and they have lost two on the trot. The men-in-purple presently have 7 wins from 13 outings.
In the last game, the strong KKR batting line-up which has some of the biggest names in domestic cricket failed to deliver. Gujarat Lions restricted them to a paltry 124/8 and then quite easily overhauled the total with six wickets and 39 balls to spare.
Sunrisers who are sitting pretty on the top half of the table have already pocketed eight matches and will be in the playoffs even if they lose to KKR.
But their captain David Warner would not ideally want to feature in the last four by surrendering their last two group contests.
In their previous meeting against Delhi Daredevils on Friday, the Warner-led side almost grabbed a hard-fought victory but rival batsman Karun Nair hit a last ball boundary to edge past the target of 160.
The last time these two sides had met KKR had coasted to victory with 8 wickets in hand and that would give confidence to Gambhir’s side.
The Eden track is likely to turn and the Knights would have to depend on their spinners. It would be interesting to also see if Gambhir takes the bold decision of selecting chinaman tweaker Brad Hogg over an off-colour Sunil Narine.
Another huge concern for the hosts would be the fitness on all rounder Andre Russell, who had to sit out the last game because of a hamstring problem.
The home side would want their top order to fire, which has been silent in the previous few games. If they do, they have the likes of Yusuf Pathan to follow who can take away a contest in a matter of few overs.
Hyderabad are a batting heavy team with Warner and Shikhar Dhawan as their talismanic openers and the Knights need to get rid of them as quickly as possible to have an early impact on the game.
The Sunrisers bowling have been ably led by the likes of Bangladesh speedster Mustafizur Rahman and Bhuvneshwar Kumar but have leaked runs in pressure situations.
With the Knights fighting for survival and a vociferous crowd egging them on, the match promises to be an engaging one.
The squads: Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Morne Morkel, Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Brad Hogg, Shaun Tait, Jason Holder, Umesh Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, Jaydev Unadkat and Rajagopal Sathish
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Shikar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhimanyu Midtun, Eoin Morgan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Mehra, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shanker, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran, T Suman, Aditya Tare, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh
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