IPL 2017, Match 37: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the 37th match of 2017 Indian Premier League between defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.

IPL 2017, Match 37: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...


MAN OF THE MATCH- David Warner

SRH win by 48 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders Innings; Target 210

Over 20 | Score 161/7 | Woakes 6 (3) ;

And it is the last six balls to go as Kaul is the bowler to finish things up. Third ball, flatter one to the off as Woakes glides it past bnackward point for a boundary. Little too late for Woakes as it wont much affect the score at this stage. Final delivery, Colin clicks off the fuller delivery high, down the line as Rashid Khan takes it yet again in the deep.

C de Grandhomme c Rashid Khan b Kaul 18 (15b)

Over 19 | Score 154/6 | Woakes 0 (0) ; Grandhomme 17 (12)

12 deliveries 61 needed as Bhuvi paces in to finish off with his quota for the day. Five singles off the five deliveries and he parts off with a WICKET. Fuller as Jackson sails it over to Rashid Khan at deep midwicket

SP Jackson c Rashid Khan b Kumar 16 (17b)

Over 18 | Score 149/5 | Sheldon 14 (14) ; Grandhomme 15 (9)

And it is the young right arm pacer Siraj in for his fourth and final over. Third ball, slow, length and Colin hammers it over midwicket for a six. They definitely need more of that. Two off the last ball as the over sums up to 11 runs.  

Over 17 | Score 137/5 | Sheldon 12 (13) ; Grandhomme 6 (4)

And it is Bhuvi coming into the attack for his third over now. Second ball, angles in as Colin some how gets the inside edge to carve it down to the boundary. Eight off the over. 

Over 16 | Score 130/5 | Sheldon 10 (11) ; 0 (0)

And it is Rashid Khan into his fourth and final over now. Eight off the five deliveries and then comes the WICKET. Ripper of a leg-break, slow through the air and leading edge, arcs off to Kaul at backward point. Pathan is the man to depart.

YK Pathan c Kaul b Rashid Khan 12 (13b)

Over 15 | Score 122/4 | Sheldon 8 (8) ; Pathan 8 (10)

Siddarth Kaul into the attack now for his third over. Starts off with the knuckle ball, something new that he has picked up. Well, off the four deliveries bowled, just two runs have been dug out. Tidy over from the pacer, just four off it.

Over 13 | Score 110/4 | Sheldon 1 (1) ; Pathan 4 (3)

And it is Siraj back into the attack now for his third over. Third ball, slower placed well outside off stump and Uthappa makes an effort to hover it over the ropes, but too short as Warner there at long-off to take that big wicket.

RV Uthappa c Warner b Mohammed Siraj 53 (28b)

Sheldon Jackson is the new man in. This is his second match in this season.

Over 12 | Score 107/3 | Uthappa 52 (26) ; Pathan 2 (2)

Moises Henriques now in for his third over. First ball, off cutter, short and Uthappa makes room to hammer it over deep midwicket for a maximum. That was humongous! And then again off the fourth delivery. Shorter again this time to the off and Robins pulls it hard over midwicket for a six. Fifty up for Uthappa. Great over for the knights- 17 off it.  

Over 11 | Score 90/3 | Uthappa 38 (22) ; 0 (0)

And it is Bhuvneshwar Kumar marking a return. It will be his second over now. Three runs already off the first two balls as run rate is slowly sneaking up. The batsmen are looking for more twos and fours now. No time for singles. And the WICKET! Last ball, saw the batsmen shifting off and he goes for the slow yorker. Pandey flicks it forward and Bhuvi...oops and takes it.

MK Pandey c & b Kumar 39 (29b)

Over 10 | Score 82/2 | Uthappa 37 (21) ; Pandey 32 (24)

And charging in with more spin, Bipul Sharma has been introduced into the attack now. Seven runs already racked up off the four deliveries bowled. Another good over, just 10 off it.  

Over 9 | Score 72/2 | Uthappa 36 (20) ; Pandey 24 (19)

Rashid Khan comes in for his second over now. And it is six again off the very first delivery. Robin strikes it mightily over long on. Splendid! Second ball, googly, and Robin makes room to smack it downtown for a boundary. What a start! 11 already off three deliveries. Time-out

Over 8 | Score 58/2 | Uthappa 25 (17) ; Pandey 21 (16)

Game commences after that short spell of rain and it is Moises Henriques pacing in for his second over now. Three singles off the first three deliveries. And two more follows in as the last ball goes for a risky, risky single.  

NEWS FROM THE PITCH: Rain has finally stopped, covers are off. Match will resume in two minutes.

NEWS FROM THE PITCH: It is drizzling there at Hyderabad as covers come onto the pitch

Over 7 | Score 52/2 | Uthappa 22 (14) ; Pandey 18 (13)

Ohh and the dangerous Rashid Khan comes into the attack now. First ball, length, spinning less as Uthappa slogs it high, sky high over midwicket and dismissed it into the crowd. 101m! And 50 up for the Knights. In the end the leggie tidies it up for Hyderabad. Eight off the over.  

Over 6 | Score 44/2 | Uthappa 15 (10) ; Pandey 17 (11)

Last over of power-play. Moises Henriques introduced into the attack now. Starts off with just a single off the first two deliveries. Third ball, flatter, seaming across to leg as Robin glances it down to short fine leg for a single. Just four runs off the five deliveries as Knights desperate hunt for more boundaries goes on. And they do get it. Last ball,  Pandey pushes it past mid-on to strike a boundary

Over 5 | Score 36/2 | Uthappa 13 (8) ; Pandey 11 (7)

And it is Kaul, once again into the attack. It will be his second over now. Well, for the Knights, not a perfect start indeed. The duo at crease have to produce something sensational to chase that massive total of 209.

Second ball, fuller seaming across to the leg side as Pandey drives it down the line for a splendid boundary. And then again! Fifth delivery, fuller again, middle line as Pandey elegantly volleys it past the bowler to strike a boundary.  

Over 3 || Over 16/2 - Robin Uthappa 4(3b); Manish Pandey 0(0b)

Bowling change for Hyderabad. Siddarth Kaul on. Good one, four runs and the big wicket of Gautam Gambhir.

Gambhir played two dot balls, then skier from the Delhi captain, and Rashid Khan took the catch at deep mid-wicket.

WICKET:  Gautam Gambhir c Rashid Khan b Siddarth Kaul 11 (11b)

Two dot balls followed, then Robin Uthappa hit a four between mid-on and mid-wicket.

Manish Pandey is the new man.

Over 2 || Over 12/1 - Gautam Gambhir 11(8b); Robin Uthappa 0(0b)

What a start from Mohammed Siraj. The youngster removed Sunil Narine, then conceded only three runs.

WICKET: Sunil Narine c David Warner b Mohammed Siraj 1 (4b)

Narine, after a dot ball, played a lofted shot, which ended as a catch for David Warner at cover.

New man Robin Uthappa joined Gautam Gambhir in the centre.

Over 1 || Over 10/0 - Sunil Narine 1(1b); Gautam Gambhir 9(5b)

Bhuvneswhar Kumar resumed the proceedings in Hyderabad. A dot to Sunil Narine, then a couple of singles. A dot ball followed, then Gautam Gambhir hit the first boundary of the innings – through square leg.

A dot ball, then another four, over mid-off, to make it a 10-run over.

KKR need 210 runs off 120 deliveries, to win


Over 20 | Score 209/3 | Yuvraj 6 (6) ;

Last six deliveries to go as Coulter-Nile paces in. First ball, to Yuvi, slight flat and he scoops it over off his back-foot to deep square-leg and Sheldon Jackson...misses the catch. Ohh dear! Off the next two deliveries two quick twos comes off . Indeed a good running between the wickets. Single off the next two deliveries. Yuvi up for the last ball now. Yorker, middle line, fends it off down to mid-on as Nathan runs in. Yuvi takes a single, but Kane calls for a two. Half-way down already, and Kane dismissed of a run out.

KS Williamson run out 40 (25b)

Over 19 | Score 202/2 | Yuvraj 4 (4) ; Williamson 35 (21)

And Chris Woakes charges in for his final over now. Starts off with a wide yorker. Third ball, fuller to the off as Kane powers it elegantly over mid-off for a boundary. Not the line to bowl to a batsman like Kane! Then comes a yorker as he flicks it off his toe down square-leg to take a risky two. Fifth ball, back of the length, slower ball and Kane with pre-meditated scoop right over the keeper for another boundary. And a four again, to finish off the over.  

Over 18 | Score 186/2 | Yuvraj 3 (3) ; Williamson 21 (16)

Two new batsman at crease now and it is now that the Knights will pile up pressure on the duo and somehow restrict them below 200.

Nice time for Coulter-Nile to make a comeback. Three singles off the first half of the over. Fifth ball, full toss well wide off the off stump as Kane smacks it over cover for a boundary. And a two to finish off the over. 11 off it.  

Over 17 | Score 175/2 | Yuvraj 1 (1) ; Williamson 12 (12)

Chris Woakes returns to attack for his third over now to rack up the big wicket. Yes, Warner departs this time. Third ball, slower, length ball as Warner looked to slog it over midwicket, but off the top edge balloons to Gambhir at cover, who takes it effortlessly. An incredible innings comes to an end, as Warner walks back to the pavilion.

DA Warner c Gambhir b Woakes 126 (59b)

Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman at the crease. And a decent over comes to an end with just six runs and a big, big wicket off it.  

Over 16 | Score 169/1 | Warner 124 (57) ; Williamson 9 (9)

Sunil Narine returns back for his third over now as Warner once again back to his rampage mode. First ball, fuller on middle line and Warner sends it sailing over to long-on as Pandey makes a desperate attempt to take the catch, but misses it by inches as the ball slips off his hand to to go over the rope. And then two back-to-back boundaries. That is one of the best T20 bowler getting toyed by the Aussie. Time-out now. Phew!

Over 15 | Score 154/1 | Warner 110 (52) ; Williamson 8 (8)

And Umesh Yadav returns back with all his pace for his fourth and final over. Started off well with the first three deliveries giving away just two runs. Fourth delivery, length ball, Kane gives himself room to ramp it over the bowler for his first boundary. Albeit, it was a good over by the pacer. Just eight off it.  

Over 14 | Score 146/1 | Warner 109 (51) ; Williamson 2 (3)

Kuldeep Yadav back in for his fourth and final over now. Run rate still over 10 now as Knights are desperately looking for the big wicket tonight. A single off the first two balls and Kane gets off the mark with a slice down cover.

So far, five runs scopped up off the five deliveries bowled. Just six off the over.  

Over 13 | Score 140/1 | Warner 105 (48) ; Williamson 0 (0)

And after an expensive first over where he gave away 17 runs, Chris Woakes returns for his second over now. Not having the best off his days, has missed a couple of catches too today. Second ball, short, angling outside to Dhawan as he pulls it down square-leg for a boundary. Third ball, Dhawan taps the shorter delivery down to point and anxiously runs, stops and again takes off. But too late as the fielder bullets down the stumps at runner's end and off goes Dhawan. Finally a breakthrough for the knights. Well, incredible throw from Kuldeep.

S Dhawan run out 29 (30b)

Kane Williamson is the new batsman in.  

Over 12 | Score 133/0 | Warner 104 (46) ; Dhawan 23 (26)

And it is Sunil Narine back into the attack for his second over now. Five deliveries, five singles. Much of a tidy over from the spinner with the last ball going for a two from Warner.  

Over 11 | Score 126/0 | Warner 100 (43) ; Dhawan 20 (23)

Umesh Yadav returns to attack for his third over now. Third ball, Dhawan takes a single to bring Warner on strike as crowd goes chants out his name aloud. Two desperate attempts to make his century, but both goes for a dot. And finally the breakthrough. Taps it gently down midwicket to take a risky two and get his IPL hundred off jsut 43 deliveries. Incredible innings from the skipper.  

Over 10 | Score 123/0 | Warner 98 (40) ; Dhawan 19 (20)

Kuldeep Yadav returns back for his third over now. Fourth ball, places it outside off now as Warner once again with his switch hit drags it down point for a boundary. And then the Aussie goes for two back-to-back sixes as he inches near his century.  

Over 9 | Score 104/0 | Warner 81 (36) ; Dhawan 18 (18)

And it is Nathan Coulter-Nile into the attack now for his second over. Just three off the first two deliveries. Fourth ball, shorter seaming off as Warner pulls it hard over midwicket for a maximum. Six! 100 up for the defending champions. Single to end the over. 10 off it.  

Over 8 | Score 94/0 | Warner 73 (32) ; Dhawan 17 (16)

Another Yadav now returns to attack, it is Kuldeep in for his second over. Dhawan sweeps the first delivery down to short third man for a single and rotate strike. Off the next three deliveries just three runs have been racked up. So, indeed a good over turning up for the Knights. Just seven off the over.  

Over 7 | Score 87/0 | Warner 69 (28) ; Dhawan 14 (13)

Umesh Yadav returns to attack only to be punished off the very first delivery for a maximum by the Aussie. First ball, shorter, saeming off as Warner drags it over midwicket for a six. Home fans are happy, they are roaring loud with each stroke of their skipper's bat.

Yadav makes a good return in the over to give away just two runs more.  

Over 6 | Score 79/0 | Warner 62 (25) ; Dhawan 13 (11)

Last over of power-play and Gambhir brings in another spinner. It is Kuldeep Yadav, the chinaman. First ball, to Dhawan this time, places it well off as the batsman ramps it lowly past the umpire for a boundary. Immediate pressure on the bowler now. Third ball, spins it to the off side as Warner again off a switch hit over cover for a boundary. Ohh he is unstoppable tonight! 11 already off the five balls as the last one goes for a, well its a wide. Last delivery, yet again, Kuldeep ends it with a dot.  

Over 5 | Score 67/0 | Warner 57 (23) ; Dhawan 9 (7)

Gambhir now brings in Sunil Narine to slow things down a bit. First ball, Warner goes for a switch hit to sweep the full length ball high over point for a six. And that brings up his fifty off just 20 deliveries. Absolutely sensational from the Aussie. Fourth ball, late cut and Warner finds the gap between cover to get a boundary this time. That sums up to 15 from the over.  

Over 4 | Score 52/0 | Warner 44 (19) ; Dhawan 8 (5)

Surprise, surprise! Yusuf Pathan in now to spin in as Warner is all charged up to smack more and more. Second ball, sweep flick over short fine leg. Third ball, gives himself some room to volley it over over cover for a boundary. And then a six! Pulls it effortlessly over midwicket.

Over 3 | Score 35/0 | Warner 27 (12) ; Dhawan 8 (5)

And now it is Chris Woakes in for the third over as Warner continues his early rampage. First ball, shorter seams off, near the body as Warner cuts it down third man for a boundary. Second ball, flicks the fuller delivery over point for a maximum this time. And finally a dot ball from Woakes. Fourth ball, drives it down to cover for a risky single. Dot again as Shikhar still taking time to settle in. Last ball, length, to the off as Dhawan muscles it over midwicket for a maximum.  

Over 2 | Score 18/0 | Warner 16 (9) ; Dhawan 2 (3)

And it is Umesh Yadav sharing the new ball. Second delivery, short, seams off as Dhawan lazily cuts it down to backward point. Lokking for a single and takes it off a misfield by the fielder there. Third delivery, fuller well to the off as Dhawan ramps it over mid-off again this time for a maximum. Six! Fourth ball, Warner cuts the short ball this time to cover to take a single. Fifth ball, Dhawan anxiously taps the good length ball down to mid-on and takes a single. Last ball, Warner drags the full length ball high over mid-on as Woakes runs in to take it. Too far as the Aussie takes three runs.  

Over 1 | Score 6/0 | Warner 6 (6) ; Dhawan 0 (0)

Two left-handers down there at the pitch as Nathan Coulter-Nile charges in with the new ball.

First delivery, ohh...Warner shimmies down to strike a biggy, but ball swings past the bat as Uthappa jumps with a faint appeal. And then a two, off a angling in slight short delivery pushed down cover by Warner. Fourth ball, fuller to the off as Warner charges out to slash it over mid-off for a boundary. And then a ....no just short of the fielder at mid-off. Warner saved! Ohh.. he needs to calm down. Six off the over.  

TOSS TIME: KKR win toss, elect to bowl first

As of now take a look at the PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR 

Welcome to our live blog for match number 37 as KKR fly south to face defending champions. Well there was a bit of lightning there at Hyderabad a few minutes back, but the covers are off now.


It's rightly dubbed a Sunday blockbuster for cricket fans. Reasons are obvious. Both Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are considered heavyweights in the Indian Premier League (IPL), each having a line-up of superstars. Besides, both the teams play fearless brand of cricket with proven match winners leading the charge for their respective teams.

It doesn't come as a surprise that four of the current top five run scorers and also the leading wicket-taker of the season will feature in this match.

Today's hosts and defending champions Sunrisers have their skipper David Warner doing what he is known for – scoring runs, freely. He has got the support from an otherwise quiet but productive Shikhar Dhawan as his opening partner. Then, there is Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh — both capable match winners with the bat.

All-rounder Moises Henriques is also a threat with the bat. In the bowling department, they have Bhuvneswhar Kumar – who is unrivaled, supported by a brilliant Rashid Khan – who is known for his economical spells, and Ashish Nehra – the ultimate old horse.

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Table toppers Kolkata have the imperious Gautam Gambhir opening, followed by an ever consistent Robin Uthappa; then they have a series of batsman capable of winning matches by their own. They have even utilised Sunil Narine as a make-shift opener to great effect.

The presence of Manish Pandey and all-rounders Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme and Chris Woakes make the team one to beat. In the bowling department, the two-time champions are well served by the presence of an all-round attack consisting of Narine, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, etc.

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It's the Knight Riders from Kolkata who have dominated this fixture, with seven wins in their 10 meetings so far. In the first leg of the 2017 season, KKR defended 172 to win by 17 runs at Eden Gardens. It witnessed Uthappa scoring 68 off 39 balls with five fours and four sixes. Bhuvi took three wickets, conceding 20 runs in four overs' spell for SRH.

In response, the visitors could managed only 155 despite cameos from Warner, Dhawan and Yuvraj. KKR spinner Narine and Kuldeep were exceptional that day.

But still, it's an open game. SRH are the only team yet to lose a home game this season; then again, KKR are the only team to win three away games so far. And there are individual match-ups too, like the ones between Bhuvi vs Gambhir and Uthappa, Umesh Yadav vs Warner, Narine vs Dhawan etc. Such intriguing stats.

Likely XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha (wk), Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Siddarth Kaul

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (C), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav


Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Naman Ojha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Tanmay Agarwal, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Eklavya Dwivedi, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Siddharth Kaul, Ben Laughlin, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammed Siraj, Mustafizur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Barinder Sran, Pravin Tambe.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (C), Darren Bravo, Yusuf Pathan, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa (wk), Umesh Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, Shaikb-Al-Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Manish Pandey.

When and where to watch the match:

Date & Time: April 30 (Sunday) at 20:00 IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.

Online Streaming: Sony LIV, Hotstar

New Delhi: Welcome to our live coverage of the 37th match of 2017 Indian Premier League between defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.