All-round performance by Kolkata Knight Riders at home ground Eden Gardens helped them win a crucial encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings
Over 20 || Score 149/8 (Sran 2, Karn 8)
Ankit Rajpoot to bowl the last over. First ball, Bhuvi out, caught at long off. 2nd ball, single came from Sharma's willow. Another single off the next ball. 4th ball, yet another single. Two more singles off the last two balls as Kolkata beat Hyderabad by 22 runs.
B Kumar c sub (R Sathish) b Rajpoot 5 (4b)
Over 19 || Score 144/7 (Karn 5, Bhuvneshwar 5)
Jason Holder to bowl the penultimate over of the match. Three runs came from the first four balls. Then came a boundary off the next from Bhuvneshwar Kumar's willow. Last ball, single. Hyderabad need 28 runs from 6 balls.
Over 18 || Score 136/7 (Karn 3)
Narine clean bowled Henriques off his last ball to end his spell with an impressive figures of 4-26-3. Eight came from the over. Hyderabad need 36 runs from 12 balls.
MC Henriques b Narine 11 (10b)
Over 17 || Score 128/6 (Karn 1, Henriques 5)
Shakib Al Hasan with is final over. He started of the over with two wides. Still a tight over by the Bangladeshi bowler. Eight runs came from the over. Hyderabad need 44 runs from 18 balls to win the match.
Over 16 || Score 122/6 (Karn 0, Henriques 2)
Hooda run Out! This was the last thing Hyderabad needed here. Poor display of running between the wickets. Williamson Out! Karn Sharma and Moises Henriques are two new man to the crease.
KS Williamson c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 7 (9b)
DJ Hooda run out 2 (2b)
Over 15 || Score 114/4 (Hooda 1, Williamson 6)
Shakib picked up the wicket of dangerous Yuvraj. Hyderabad are losing wickets in a heap. Deepak Hooda joined Williamson in the middle. Five runs came from the over.
Yuvraj Singh c sub b Shakib Al Hasan 19 (12b)
Over 14 || Score 109/3 (Yuvraj 19, Williamson 2)
Yuvi danced down the track to hit Kuldeep Yadav for a massive hit over long off for a six. Off the last ball, he again hit the spinner for yet another six. 13 runs came from the over.
Over 13 || Score 96/3 (Yuvraj 7, Williamson 1)
Narine picked up his 2nd wicket as he sent Ojha back in the hut. Kane Williamson has come to the crease. Excellent over by the West Indian as he conceded mere four runs and scalped a wicket as well.
NV Ojha c Uthappa b Narine 15 (25b)
Over 12 || Score 92/2 (Yuvraj 6, Ojha 15)
Kuldeep gave Hyderabad a big blow in the form of Dhawan. Yuvraj Singh has come to the middle. And the destructive batsman opened his account with the help of a boundary.
S Dhawan c Munro b Kuldeep Yadav 51 (30b)
Over 11 || Score 85/1 (Dhawan 51, Ojha 14)
Dhawan hit Shakib for two boundaries in the over to complete his fifty. He used 28 balls to reach the mark with the help of four boundaries and three sixes. 12 came from the over.
Over 10 || Score 73/1 (Dhawan 40, Ojha 13)
Kuldeep Yadav bowled a tight over first up as he conceded mere three runs. He is getting a decent turn from the wicket. Hyderabad need 99 runs from 60 balls to seal the match.
Over 9 || Score 70/1 (Dhawan 39, Ojha 11)
Dhawan and Ojha are finding it difficult to hit boundaries. Off the 4th ball of ninth over, Dhawan broke the shackles and whacked Holder for a six over backward square leg. Hyderabad need 121 runs from 12 overs to seal the match.
Over 7 || Score 51/1 (Dhawan 24, Ojha 8)
Kolkata bowlers are not offering much room to Hyderabad batsmen to free their arms. After seven overs, visitors need 121 runs from 13 overs to seal the match.
Over 5 || Score 39/1 (Dhawan 15, Ojha 5)
While chasing tricky total of 171, Hyderabad lose their in form opener David Warner inside first five overs. Sunil Narine got the better of the Australian. Dhawan and Ojha are in middle at the moment for the visitors.
DA Warner b Narine 18 (16b)
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings
Over 20 || Score 171/6 (Pathan 52, Suryakumar 6)
Bhuvi to bowl the last over of the innings. Shakib Out off the first ball. No run from the next ball. 3rd ball, Pathan took a single. 4th ball. Suryakumar Yadav hit a boundary towards point region. 5th ball, a dot one. Last ball, two runs. And with that Kolkata put up 171 runs on board.
Shakib Al Hasan c Ojha b Kumar 7 (10b)
Over 19 || Score 164/5 (Pathan 51, Shakib 7)
Mustafizur to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Two runs from the first four balls. Single off the fifth. Last ball, no run. What an over! Just three runs.
Over 18 || Score 161/5 (Pathan 50, Shakib 5)
Sran to bowl his last over. Pathan took a single off the fifth ball to complete his fifty. Superb over by the left-arm seamer as he gave mere six runs.
Over 17 || Score 155/5 (Pathan 47, Shakib 2)
Mustafizur to bowl. First ball was pulled by Pathan for a boundary towards square leg. Holder Out, soft dismissal! Shakib Al Hasan joined Pathan in the middle. Nine runs came from the over.
JO Holder c Henriques b Mustafizur Rahman 3 (3b)
Over 16 || Score 146/4 (Pathan 42, Holder 1)
Bhuvneshwar is back to bowl in the death overs. Pandey's fine knock came to an end as he fell two runs short of his fifty. Jason Holder has come to the crease. Excellent over by the seamer as he gave mere five runs and picked up a wicket as well.
MK Pandey c Williamson b Kumar 48 (30b)
Over 15 || Score 141/3 (Pathan 47, Pandey 39)
Sran with his 3rd over. Fifth ball was clobbered for a six by Pandey over long on. Another good over for KKR as 11 runs came of it.
Over 14 || Score 130/3 (Pathan 37, Pandey 39)
Karn Sharma back into the attack. It seems that both the batsmen are set to up the ante. After Pandey hit the leggie for a boundary off the first ball, Pathan smacked the bowler for two massive sixes. Another big over, 19 runs came off it.
Over 13 || Score 111/3 (Pathan 23, Pandey 34)
Pandey hit Mustafizur for a boundary off the first ball towards point region. Then came another boundary, this time from Pathan's willow. Expensive over as 14 runs came off it.
Over 12 || Score 97/3 (Pathan 16, Pandey 28)
Henriques with his 2nd over. Pandey and Pathan are finding it hard to score boundaries. They are dealing in singles and doubles.
Over 11 || Score 91/3 (Pathan 12, Pandey 26)
Bangladeshi star bowler Mustafizur Rahman to bowl his first over. Tight six balls by the left-arm bowler, six runs from it.
Over 10 || Score 85/3 (Pathan 10, Pandey 22)
Moises Henriques into the attack for the first time. No boundaries conceded in the over. Still the Australian gave eight runs.
Over 9 || Score 77/3 (Pathan 6, Pandey 18)
Pandey hit Karn Sharma for two massive sixes off the first two balls. Expensive over by the leggie as he leaked 14 runs.
Over 8 || Score 63/3 (Pathan 5, Pandey 5)
Kolkata skipper Gambhir Out! Hooda picked up his 2nd wicket. Hosts in deep trouble after losing wickets in a heap. Big hitter Yusuf Pathan walked in to bat. He his a boundary of the last ball.
G Gambhir c Henriques b Hooda 16 (15b)
Over 7 || Score 54/2 (Gambhir 14, Pandey 3)
Karn Sharma with his first over. Tight over first up the leggie as he gave mere five runs. KKR crossed the 50-run mark.
Over 6 || Score 48/2 (Gambhir 12)
Deepak Hooda picked up a wicket in his first over in the form of Munro, who played an irresponsible shot to throw away his wicket. Manish Pandey has come to middle.
C Munro c Ojha b Hooda 10 (8b)
Over 5 || Score 41/1 (Munro 5; Gambhir 10)
Spin for the first time. Kane Williamson into the attack. Munro hit his first boundary of the match off the 4th ball as KKR collected seven from the over.
Over 4 || Score 34/1 (Munro 0; Gambhir 8)
Gambhir pulled Sran's first ball for a boundary towards square leg. Uthappa Out! Trying to charge the bowler, Uthappa only managed a top edge of his bat and gave a simple catch to Willoamson at point. Colin Munro has come to the middle.
RV Uthappa c Williamson b Sran 25 (17b)
Over 3 || Score 28/0 (Uthappa 25; Gambhir 3)
Bhuvneshwar to continue. Gambhir finally faced his first ball and opened his account with a single. Six tuns came from the over, all in singles.
Over 2 || Score 22/0 (Uthappa 22; Gambhir 0)
Barinder Sran with the ball. Uthappa welcomed him with a boundary off the first ball. Five more runs came from the over as the bowler conceded nine runs. Gambhir yet to face his first ball.
Over 1 || Score 13/0 (Uthappa 13; Gambhir 0)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar opened the bowling account for Hyderabad. But Uthappa hit him for three cracking boundaries to collect 13 from the over. Ball is coming nicely on to the bat. Gambhir is yet to face his first ball.
KKR XI: R Uthappa, G Gambhir, M Pandey, C Munro, Y Pathan, S Al Hasan, S Yadav, J Holder, S Narine, K Yadav, A Rajpoot
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SRH XI: S Dhawan, D Warner, M Henriques, Y Singh, K Williamson, D Hooda, N Ojha, K Sharma, B Kumar, B Sran, Mustafizur Rahman
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Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the TOSS and opted to bowl first.
Welcome to our LIVE UPDATES of the 55th league game of the Indian Premier League's ninth edition, which is being played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the historic venue of Eden Gardens.
Conditions will also be a key factor with the Roanu cyclone causing rainfall in the last two days forcing the entire Eden Gardens ground to be under covers. Both the teams would be watchful of the conditions, even though a clear sky is being forecast for the match.
The 2012 and 2014 IPL winning skipper is no more getting success from his spinners, a strategy that had worked well for him previously.
On the other hand, Hyderabad's dazzling seam attack is left with a void after senior pro Ashish Nehra's hamstring injury ruled him out of the remainder of the season.
With seven half-centuries in a total of 640 runs, Warner will once again look to lay the foundation with Shikhar Dhawanat the top.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Morne Morkel, Ankit Rajpoot, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Brad Hogg, Colin Munro, Shaun Tait, Umesh Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Manan Sharma, Rajagopal Sathish and Jaydev Unadkat.
SunRisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha, Karn Sharma, Mustafizur Rahman, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Kane Williamson, Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vijay Shankar, T Suman, Aditya Tare.