SRH beat KKR by 14 runs | Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score Qualifier 2 T20 Match

Indian Premier League, 2018

Date: May 25, 2018 Start Time: 19:00 IST | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
SRH
174/7 Overs: 20.0
KKR
160/9 Overs: 20.0
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score - Qualifier 2 T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 20.0 KKR: 160/9

Well, we finally have our two finalists. Hyderabad overcame Kolkata in the latter's backyard and made their way to the final to battle it out with Chennai for glory. The epic encounter will take place on Sunday, 27th May, at 1900 local (1330 GMT) at the Wankhede Stadium. Expect a full stadium and a great atmosphere. Join in for the action then. Goodbye!

19.6 0

That's it! Kuldeep smacks it to long off. It's not enough, they miss out. HYDERABAD WIN! The Orange Army celebrates as they know they enter the big stage. Fists pumping everywhere, celebratory hugs all around, ecstasy fleeting about.

19.5 0

Fuller in length outside off, Kuldeep fails to make connection.

19.4 0

Safe! Brathwaite fires a yorker just outside off, Kuldeep looks to dig it out but hands it back down the track which the bowler catches. Now, an appeal is made and the umpire isn't sure whether it's a bump ball or not. Takes it upstairs and replays show the batsman is safe.

19.3 W

OUT! Two in two for Carlos Brathwaite and this time he sends Shubman Gill back. Game over it seems for Kolkata. Full on the pads, Gill looks to loft it cleanly over mid-wicket. Lot of height, clearly not enough distance. Down the throat of Rashid Khan once again who settles under it and gobbles it up.

19.2 W

OUT! The change in angle does the trick. Brathwaite pitches it up there, Mavi makes a little room and slogs it over mid-wicket. Good connection, but not enough height on it. Picks out Rashid Khan to perfection who's not going to miss that.

19.1 4

FOUR! Shivam Mavi with a boundary right off the first ball. 15 needed in 5. Full and wide outside off, he just throws everything at it and gets a thick edge. It goes down to third man and crosses the rope.

End of Over : 19 11 Runs KKR: 156/7
18.6 6

SIX! Gill manages to get under this one. Uses the depth of the crease to go back, positions himself well and smokes this full delivery over wide long off. The leaping fielder there couldn't do anything about it.

18.5 2

In the air but it's safe. Gill manages to clear the infield over covers and picks up two runs for doing so.

18.4 1

Keeps it very full, well outside off, driven square on the off side for a single.

18.3 1

Full on middle and leg, flicked aerially over mid-wicket. There's a man out in the deep, so just a single.

18.2 1

Chance of a run out. Direct hit and Hyderabad would have said goodbye to Shubman Gill. Kaul though, giving nothing away once more. Spears in a yorker on middle, Mavi digs it out in front of cover and both batsmen take off. Williamson charges in, takes the ball and has a shy at the striker's end, but misses.

18.1 W

OUT! Couldn't have made a more perfect start to this vital over. Siddarth Kaul is right on the money with this full ball. Keeps it in line of the stumps. Chawla swings to go big downtown but only gets a thick edge back onto the stumps. He's gone. Hyderabad mildly celebrate, they can feel it but know there's still plenty left to do.

Summary

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be aiming to exploit Sunrisers Hyderabad’s recent run of poor form when the two teams square off in what promises to be a high-octane second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League, here on Friday. While KKR ticked all the boxes during the business end of the tournament with four wins on the trot, table-toppers Sunrisers have slipped after finishing on top of the league table.

Call it complacency or the lack of performance from their middle-order, Sunrisers have lost four straight games, something that will be a cause of concern for Kane Williamson’s brigade. Arguably the best bowling attack in the tournament with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma delivering consistently along with the immensely talented Rashid Khan, Sunrisers will like to extract whatever juice is available from the Eden Gardens track. But with the momentum strongly in favour of Dinesh Karthik and Co who will also heavily bank on home advantage, it will need a special effort from the Kane Williamson-led side to stop the Kolkata juggernaut and return to winning ways.

First, to qualify for the playoffs eliminating Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers’ slide began in Pune, when their famed bowling attack failed to defend 180 against Chennai and then went on to lose to RCB, KKR and CSK in subsequent games. Hyderabad’s problem has been their batting which is heavily reliant on skipper Kane Williamson, the current ‘Orange Cap’ holder with 685 runs at 57.05 average.

Their latest defeat will hurt them the most as they had their match in pocket with Chennai struggling at 113/8 inside 18 overs chasing 140 but Williamson’s strategy to keep an over from Carlos Brathwaite at the death backfired.  The West Indian leaked 20 runs in the 18th over as Hyderabad will have the big selection headache of whom to fill in as the fifth and sixth bowler.

Bhuvneshwar (9 wickets) will also need to get his act together complement the wily Afghan wrist spinner Rashid Khan (18 wickets) as Williamson also have big holes to plug in the batting department. Siddarth Kaul (19 wickets) has been their best bowler of the season with consistent efforts at the start as well as death. Out for a ‘golden duck’ in the last match, Shikhar Dhawan (437 runs) will have to rise to the occasion but it is the middle order that has created problems for Sunrisers.

Manish Pandey (284) and Yusuf Pathan (212)  have been big flops and their inability to provide the necessary muscle in the middle overs is a concern. There will be no such headache for Kolkata skipper Dinesh Karthik who will look to go unchanged unless there’s any niggle in the lineup. The surprise choice as Kolkata skipper after the departure of their most successful captain Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik is in the middle of the form of his life averaging 54.44 from 15 matches. Two wins shy of winning the title, Karthik will look to go full throttle in a standout season for the softspoken Tamil Nadu cricketer.

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