Indian Premier League 2016: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 22 runs, march into playoffs

Indian Premier League 2016: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 22 runs, march into playoffs

Shikhar Dhawan top scored for the visitors with a 30-ball 51 at the Eden Gardens. 

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 51: Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 51: Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...

With the win, Lions have move up to the second spot on the IPL points table.

Kieron Pollard included in West Indies squad for upcoming triangular series

Kieron Pollard included in West Indies squad for upcoming triangular series

Pollard, who missed the World Twenty20 citing a knee injury, is a veteran of 91 one-day internationals (ODIs), with a batting average of 25.20 and a strike-rate of more than 93.

WATCH: 6,6,6,6! Sunil Narine gives Glenn Maxwell a taste of his own medicine

WATCH: 6,6,6,6! Sunil Narine gives Glenn Maxwell a taste of his own medicine

The left-hander clobbered four consecutive sixes off the all-rounder during an ODI.

IPL 2016, Match 45: Kolkata beat Pune by 8 wickets in rain-affected match

IPL 2016, Match 45: Kolkata beat Pune by 8 wickets in rain-affected match

The win pushed KKR to second spot in the standings with 14 points from 11 games.

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 45: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiants — As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 45: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiants — As it happened...

Yusuf Pathan's 18-ball 37-run knock give KKR a deserving win against RPS.

IPL 2016: Beleaguered MS Dhoni's RPS look to derail KKR's campaign in Match 45

IPL 2016: Beleaguered MS Dhoni's RPS look to derail KKR's campaign in Match 45

While most of his counterparts are leading from the front, Dhoni's contribution with the bat has been minimalist with 212 runs from 10 innings at an average of 30.28.

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 32: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab — As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 32: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab — As it happened...

With the win, KKR have displaced Gujarat Lions at the top of IPL table.

Indian Premier League: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard keep Mumbai Indians in hunt for third title

Indian Premier League: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard keep Mumbai Indians in hunt for third title

With the win, the defending champions have climbed back to third position with four wins from eight matches.

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 24: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 24: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...

With the win, the defending champions have climbed back to third position with four wins from eight matches.

VIDEO: UNBELIEVABLE! Sunil Narine bowls first maiden Super Over in history of T20 cricket

VIDEO: UNBELIEVABLE! Sunil Narine bowls first maiden Super Over in history of T20 cricket

Narine made the batsmen dance to his tunes by spinning a web around them.

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 20: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 20: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...

Umesh Yadav hit an unlikely six to win the match with three balls to spare.

Indian Premier League 9: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab – As it happened

Indian Premier League 9: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab – As it happened

Chasing a paltry total of 138 runs, Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa added 82 runs for the first wicket.

Indian Premier League 2016: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened...

In the 5th match of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai crush home team Kolkata to register their maiden win of the season. 

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 5: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians- Preview

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 5: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians- Preview

Both the Knights and defending champions MI were a part of utterly lopsided campaigns in their respective lung openers.

READ: How Kolkata Knight Riders helped Sunil Narine when he faced uncertain future

READ: How Kolkata Knight Riders helped Sunil Narine when he faced uncertain future

The mystery spinner has been a star performer for KKR since 2012.

IPL 9: Sunil Narine is a vital cog in KKR's wheel, says Shakib Al Hasan

IPL 9: Sunil Narine is a vital cog in KKR's wheel, says Shakib Al Hasan

Narine also feels Kallis knows all the players inside out so it will be easier for him as a coach.

IPL 2016: Spinners will play a crucial role for Kolkata Knight Riders' fortunes

IPL 2016: Spinners will play a crucial role for Kolkata Knight Riders' fortunes

Kolkata didn't opt for many changes this time in the auctions which gives them an edge with a settled team at their disposal.