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IPL 2016, KKR vs SRH: Colin Munro's run-out was the turning point of the match, says Gautam Gambhir

New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir has said that the run-out of New Zealand all-rounder Colin Munro was the turning point of their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2016 eliminator.

In a column for Hindustan Times, the Delhi batsman said since Lions were playing with plenty of pacers, KKR's strategy was to unleash the Kiwi at them.

"With Hyderabad playing a pace-heavy bowling attack, our plan was to unleash Munro on them. He was beginning to look confident before another needless run-out hit us. I thought the New Zealander had it under control as he had called to run towards the danger end. But Yuvraj nailed him with a direct hit. I thought the game turned for us at that point," the left-hander wrote.

David Warner and his boys defeated KKR by 22 runs to reach Qualifier 2, where they will lock horns with Gujarat Lions today.

KKR, who are two-time IPL champions, failed to chase down a modest total of 163 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.

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IPL 2017 Points Table

Teams MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7


1 David Warner
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs


1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets