Chasing a stiff target of 173 to win, Chris Lynn (55) and Robin Uthappa (45) starred with the bat as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets to storm into the playoffs in the ongoing edition of the IPL.
Bowlers Siddarth Kaul and Carlos Brathwaite led the bowling attack for SRH as they claimed two wickets each but failed to defend a competitive total of 172/9.
Earlier, young medium pacer Prasidh Krishna's three wickets in the last over was the highlight of KKR' fine comeback as they restricted SRH to 172 for nine.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for the hosts with 50 off 39 balls, while skipper Kane Williamson blazed away to 36 in just 17, hitting three sixes in the process.
Williamson was off the mark straightaway with a boundary. Umesh Yadav tried another flighted ball, but Williamson smoked it over long-on for a six, as SRH crossed the 100-run mark in the 11th over. He then smashed medium pacer Javon Searles for two massive sixes over fine leg, off successive balls. But the cricketer from Barbados had his revenge when he had the prolific Williamsaon caught at deep point two balls later.