Highlights, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018SRH VS KKR QUALIFIER 2 LIVE SCORE, IPL 2018 LIVE CRICKET SCORE, SUNRISERS HYDERABAD vs KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: Hello and welcome to our live IPL cricket coverage of the Indian Premier League 2018 Qualifier 2 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Sunrisers Hyderabad have set a date with Chennai Super Kings on Sunday for the Indian Premier League trophy! It wasn't a perfect last over by Carlos Brathwaite but it was enough to defend the runs in the bank. The West Indian once again has emerged hero at his favourite ground by holding his nerve under immense pressure. What a win for the Orange Army! They have not only ended their losing streak but have also booked their place in the final. Kolkata Knight Riders planned their chase well initially. It was going all hunky-dory for them as their openers looked to score quick runs and provided a solid platform. It was always supposed to be a tough task for them against Hyderabad's spinners, especially Rashid Khan and that turned out to be their undoing. The Afghan started it all with a brilliant piece of fielding to get Nitish Rana run out and then went on to remove Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell with his smart variations. Shakib Al Hasan also bowled tidily from one end and picked up the prized scalp of Dinesh Karthik. All in all, a clinical performance in the field, well led by Kane Williamson and Hyderabad find themselves in the summit clash on Sunday. (IPL STREAMING - SRH vs KKR) (SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)
HIGHLIGHTS, SUNRISERS HYDERABAD vs KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS, IPL 2018, QUALIFIER 2 FROM KOLKATA
22.56 IST: That's it! Just a single as Kuldeep smacks it to long off. It's not enough, they miss out. HYDERABAD WIN BY 13 RUNS! The Orange Army celebrates as they know they enter the big stage. Fists pumping everywhere, celebratory hugs all around, ecstasy fleeting about. Sunrisers Hyderabad (174/7) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (161/9) by 13 runs, to meet Chennai Super Kings in final on May 27. Rashid 3/19, Brathwaite 2/15
22.52 IST: OUT! Two in two for Carlos Brathwaite and this time he sends Shubman Gill back. Game over it seems for Kolkata. Full on the pads, Gill looks to loft it cleanly over mid-wicket. Lot of height, clearly not enough distance. Down the throat of Rashid Khan once again who settles under it and gobbles it up. Kolkata Knight Riders 160/9 in 19.3 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (174/7)
Kuldeep Yadav walks out to bat.
22.50 IST: OUT! The change in angle does the trick. Brathwaite pitches it up there, Mavi makes a little room and slogs it over mid-wicket. Good connection, but not enough height on it. Picks out Rashid Khan to perfection who's not going to miss that. Kolkata Knight Riders 160/8 in 19.2 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (174/7)
22.48 IST: FOUR! IPL Live Score - KKR 160/7 in 19.1 overs
Carlos Brathwaite to bowl the final over. He has 18 runs to defend. Difficult task, but with the way Shubman Gill is playing, it just might be possible.
22.46 IST: SIX! Gill manages to get under this one. Uses the depth of the crease to go back, positions himself well and smokes this full delivery over wide long off. The leaping fielder there couldn't do anything about it. IPL Live Score - KKR 156/7 in 19 overs
Shivam Mavi out to bat. Now, two U-19 boys take centre stage. Can the young guns produce something special?
22.41 IST: OUT! Could have made a more perfect start to this vital over. Siddarth Kaul is right on the money with this full ball. Keeps it in line of the stumps. Chawla swings to go big downtown but only gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. He's gone. Hyderabad mildly celebrate, they can feel it but know there's still plenty left to do. Kolkata Knight Riders 145/7 in 18.1 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (174/7)
22.39 IST: Dropped and FOUR! Needed that. Really needed that. Gill keeps it alive. Hammers this full delivery straight back. Bhuvneshwar sticks his hands out but it's hit too hard. It goes behind and away to the fence for a boundary. 30 to win off 12 deliveries. IPL Live Score - KKR 145/6 in 18 overs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl out.
22.34 IST: Well done, Siddarth Kaul. Just 4 off this over as Chawla swings and slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a run. IPL Live Score - KKR 136/6 in 17 overs
22.30 IST: Kane Williamson hands Siddarth Kaul the ball once more. Important over coming up for both teams.
22.27 IST: Strategic break signalled. 43 needed in 24 for Kolkata to win this game and enter the final. 4 overs for Hyderabad to join Chennai themselves. Safe to say, everything rests on this pair of Gill and Chawla, more so on the former. Potentially superb end to the game awaits.
22.27 IST: SIX! Right out of the screws! A decent over for Kolkata has turned into a good one. 14 from it. Full and angling in on middle and leg, Chawla throws his front leg out of the way and smokes it high and deep into the mid-wicket stands for a maximum. KKR 132/6 in 16 overs
22.25 IST: FOUR! Back to over the wicket to Gill, length ball angling in and Gill is all class on this. Backs away a touch and then punches it perfectly through the gap in the covers for a boundary. IPL Live Score - KKR 124/6 in 15.4 overs
22.23 IST: Champion stuff from the Afghan!
Piyush Chawla strides out to bat.
22.19 IST: OUT! What. A. Player. What a player! Oh... brilliant! Needed a wicket, Williamson attacked and Rashid delivered. This is superb. Bowls the googly on a shorter length around off, Russell doesn't pick it up as he goes for the cut. Gets cramped for room, edges it behind to Dhawan at first slip and he takes the catch safely. This is a big step for Hyderabad towards victory. They will be entering the tail now. Kolkata Knight Riders 118/6 in 14.4 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (174/7)
22.12 IST: Gill has worked it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total. Successful over for SRH, 4 runs and a wicket. IPL Live Score - KKR 112/5 in 13 overs
Andre Russell takes his place in the center.
22.09 IST: OUT! Did it with the bat, has been stupendous in the field and now getting the biz done with the ball. Is there anything this boy can't do? Gets rid of the set Chris Lynn. Game-changer? Most certainly could be. He fires it quicker through the air again, on the stumps, Lynn gets low to sweep and misses it to wear in on the front pad. Loud appeal and the finger goes up. Kolkata Knight Riders 108/5 in 12.2 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (174/7)
Shubman Gill walks out next.
22.06 IST: OUT! Massive, massive wicket for Hyderabad. The in-form and clinical Dinesh Karthik departs. Shakib celebrates in joy, Williamson erupts with a fist up as they know this is a big one. The arm ball which comes in with the angle, Karthik backs away to cut when he shouldn't and gets cramped for room. Gets an inside edge onto the stumps and that's the end of his short stay. This is only the second single digit score for the Kolkata skipper this season, what a time to get it. 67 needed off 48. Kolkata Knight Riders 108/4 in 12 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (174/7)
22.01 IST: FOUR! Dropped short and he pays the price. Karthik gets onto his back foot in a jiffy and muscles the pull through mid-wicket, bisecting the gap between the two men in the deep to perfection. KKR 103/3 in 10.5 overs
22.00 IST: FOUR! Makes sweet connection on that occasion. Tossed up on a driving length, Lynn kneels down and brings the broom out. Places it in front of square leg, beats the fielder inside the ring and finds the fence. IPL Live Score - 98/3 in 10.3 overs
KKR captain Dinesh Karthik walks out to the middle next.
21.57 IST: OUT! Bowled 'em! Round his legs too. Rashid tosses it up on middle and leg, Uthappa, who's barely got his eye in, tries to reverse sweep the leggie. Misses the ball altogether and has his stumps disturbed. His dismal form this season continues. Kolkata Knight Riders 93/3 in 10.1 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (174/7)
21.56 IST: FOUR! Streaky boundary! The luck is on Lynn's side. That would have gone straight into the fielder's hands on another day. Back of a length delivery outside off, some extra bounce there as Lynn pushes at it tamely. Tries to withdraw his shot probably but it flies off the outside edge and speeds through the gap between short third man and backward point. A boundary to end a good over. IPL Live Score - KKR 93/2 in 10 overs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns into the attack.
Robin Uthappa is the new batsman.
21.49 IST: OUT! Just short of the crease! Rana flicks a full ball in front of square leg and calls for the second run in spite of slipping a bit while turning. Rashid Khan in the deep attacks the ball, picks it up and fires in a flat throw to the keeper. Saha takes the bails off quickly as Rana dives in. They appeal and it's referred upstairs. The replays find Rana just short of the crease. That little slip has cost him his wicket. Should have never gone for the second after that. Anyway, a good partnership comes to an end. 88 needed off 69 balls. Kolkata Knight Riders 87/2 in 8.3 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (174/7)
21.47 IST: FOUR! Fine shot! Floated ball, landing full around leg, Rana brings out the reverse sweep and nails his shot right through the gap between short third man and backward point. KKR 86/1 in 8.2 overs
Shakib Al Hasan is introduced into the attack.
21.45 IST: FOUR! Full in length and outside off, Lynn packs a punch and smashes it over covers for a boundary. Runs coming thick and fast for Kolkata! KKR 81/1 in 8 overs
21.43 IST: FOUR! Muscled away! Short in length and wide outside off, Lynn stands back and slams it over backward point for a boundary. IPL Live Score - KKR 76/1 in 7.3 overs
21.38 IST: Appeal for an lbw by Rashid Khan. Not given. The bowler confirms with the keeper whether that hit the pads, Saha nods and Khan signals his skipper to take the DRS. Kane Williamson obliges and it has been referred upstairs. If it's pad only, the Aussie is in danger.
21.36 IST: Strategic break taken. A flying start from Kolkata and they are going smoothly. But their real test will be in the middle overs when Hyderabad's spinners will be in operation. That will mostly decide the winner of this contest. An important phase of the chase coming up...
21.28 IST: SIX! The Aussie has absolutely murdered it. A length ball in his half, Lynn stays back and hoists it over long off for a maximum. Lynn-sanity! KKR 64/1 in 5.1 overs
21.17 IST: SIX! That has gone all the way! Into the crowd. That was nowhere near the middle of the bat. Khaleel bowls it on the shorter side around middle, Rana swivels inside the crease and tries to turn it on the leg side. But it flies off the top edge and clears backward square leg. KKR 58/1 in 4.5 overs
21.24 IST: SIX! Up and over the big man at third man! Short in length and outside off, Rana stands back and at the last moment smashes it over third man. Carlos Brathwaite jumps near the boundary line but it goes over him. If he can't, don't think anyone can. KKR 52/1 in 4.3 overs
21.19 IST: FOUR! Very poor delivery, a full toss down the leg side and Lynn nudges it fine for a boundary. KKR 44/1 in 3.3 overs
21.19 IST: OUT! A massive breakthrough for Hyderabad! Kaul gets the wicket with a well-served knuckle ball. He lands it full around leg and Narine targets the long on stand. But it comes from the toe end of the bat and goes high up in the air. Brathwaite settles underneath it at mid on by taking a couple of steps back and grabs the skier safely. Straightaway he punches in air and roars in celebration. KKR 40/1 in 3.2 overs
21.14 IST: FOUR! Raining boundaries from Narine's bat! 18 runs so far from this over. A shortish length ball on off, Sunil rocks back to make space for the swing of his bat and dismisses it over the bowler's head. No one in the deep in that region and it's always a boundary. KKR 37/0 in 2.4 overs
21.14 IST: FOUR! A length ball on this occasion, around leg, Narine moves back a bit and tickles it through backward square leg for a boundary. KKR 33/0 in 2.3 overs
21.13 IST: SIX! 10 runs of two deliveries. Blasted by Narine and the home crowd is going berserk! Kumar drops it full and outside off, slower in pace, Narine shows no mercy as he launches it over long off for a biggie. KKR 29/0 in 2.2 overs
21.12 IST: FOUR! A yorker and Narine smashes that for a boundary. This is already proving to be an excellent start for Kolkata! A low full toss around off, Narine stays back and rockets his drive through covers for a boundary. KKR 23/0 in 2.1 overs
21.12 IST: SIX! Bang! Lynn's brute power. Expensive over by Khaleel though. What a great shot! Poor delivery to start with, it's short and wide outside off, Lynn attacks it with all his might and spanks it flat over covers for a biggie. KKR 19/0 in 2 overs
21.11 IST: Brilliant stop by Brathwaite! Big effort from the big fella, saves three runs for his side. Too full in length and around off, it's drilled through extra cover and Carlos moves swiftly across to his left from mid on to make a stupendous stop.
21.08 IST: FOUR! Khaleel Ahmed comes on to bowl and is greeted with a boundary. KKR 10/0 in 1.1 overs
21.06 IST: Just a boundary and two singles off Bhuvneshwar's over, conceding just six runs. KKR 6/0 in 1 over
21.05 IST: FOUR! Lynn opens his account with a boundary. Smashed over the covers. This time it's an outswinger way wide outside off, Lynn latches onto it and whacks it over point for a boundary. You cannot afford to feed room to this batsman. KKR 4/0 in 0.3 overs
21.04 IST: And we're back with the chase. Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn are out to open for KKR and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the bowling. Let's get started.
20.49 IST: SIX! YES, HE CAN! Yes, he can. You beauty! 24 off the final over, just what the doctored ordered for the Orange Army. Fuller and slower on off, Rashid Khan gets deep inside the crease, behind the line and launches it over long on for a maximum. HYDERABAD FINISH ON 174/7! SRH 174/7 in 20 overs vs KKR
20.47 IST: SIX! Rashid Khan or Rashid Buttler? What are we witnessing here! Right off the meat of the bat. Wow. Full on the stumps, he moves a step across and scoops it over fine leg. Into the stands, well into them, and that's a biggie. IPL Live Score - SRH 165/7 in 19.4 overs
20.45 IST: FOUR! Bhuvi doing his part now. Perfect start to the over. Length ball outside off, he throws his bat at it and slices it over backward point. Nobody out there in the deep, so it'll run away to the boundary line. IPL Live Score - SRH 154/7 in 19.1 overs
20.43 IST: SIX! Rashid Khan playing an absolute blinder here. These runs will be mighty handy for Hyderabad. Full outside off, he gets down and very DK-like, slices it over point for half a dozen. 12 from the over. SRH 150/7 in 19 overs
20.41 IST: Dropped and SIX! Chawla has taken some good catches this evening, but he's made a howler on this occasion. Rashid lofts this full delivery over covers. Piyush out in the deep first comes in, then he realizes he's misjudged it so goes back but it's too late. Off his fingertips and over the rope for a maximum. IPL Live Score - SRH 144/7 in 18.3 overs vs KKR
20.38 IST: OUT! Hyderabad falling apart here. Probably the last remaining big-hitter is gone. Mavi bowls it full and Pathan looks to clear the cover boundary. No timing on this as he skies it in the same region. Chawla comes running in from the deep and dives to take an excellent catch. Sunrisers Hyderabad 138/7 in 18.1 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Shivam Mavi comes back on.
20.36 IST: Streaky runs but they will take it all the same. Outside off on a length, Rashid Khan gets some bat on it and it goes off the edge past the keeper for a boundary to the third man.
Rashid Khan in next.
20.35 IST: OUT! Some excellent work from Nitish Rana sees the back of Carlos Brathwaite. Well, the second run was never on to be honest, but it needed that fine effort in the deep to dismiss him. Carlos gets low and squeezes it towards third man where Rana dives to his left to stop it. Gets up quickly and throws it back to Karthik to takes the bails off. Brathwaite's dive doesn't save him. Replays confirm he's well, well short. Massive blow. Sunrisers Hyderabad 134/6 in 17.5 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
20.33 IST: SIX! Full toss and Brathwaite doesn't fail to put it away. On the stump, the West Indian throws his front leg out of the way and slogs it powerfully deep into the mid-wicket stands. IPL Live Score - SRH 132/5 in 17.4 overs
Prasidh Krishna comes back on.
Carlos Brathwaite walks into the middle next. His side needs him to provide a late impetus. Desperately.
20.27 IST: OUT! Top edge and gone! Not what Hyderabad wanted, especially at this stage. Floated delivery around off, Hooda gets low and brings out the reverse sweep. Off the edge as he doesn't connect and it's a dolly for Chawla at backward point. Sunrisers Hyderabad 124/5 in 16.5 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
20.23 IST: SIX! Hooda goes downtown and makes clean connection. Tossed up delivery on the stumps, the batsman takes a big stride forward and lofts it well down the ground. Clears the fence with ease and that's a biggie. IPL Live Score - SRH 119/4 in 15.2 overs
20.19 IST: Strategic break! Yusuf Pathan to bat next.
SRH - 113/4, 15.1 Overs (TIMEOUT)— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 25, 2018
Another timely wicket, Kuldeep does well to get a fingertip and end Shakib's stay at the crease via a run-out. Death overs time now! 😬#SRHvKKR #TeesraVaar #KKRHaiTaiyaar #Qualifier2 pic.twitter.com/jScdgvyYXC
20.18 IST: OUT! GONE! This is an untimely, yet a big blow to Hyderabad. Not good at all. Good reflexes from Kuldeep Yadav here though, did well to get down in time. Hooda hammers this back down the track and Shakib takes a step out of his crease. Kuldeep crouches quickly, gets his fingertips on it and the ball then crashes into the stumps behind. Kolkata celebrate, Shakib walks. Amidst this, the umpire wants to make sure and takes it upstairs. Replays confirm Shakib is gone. The Orange Army slips further. Sunrisers Hyderabad 113/4 in 15.1 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
20.15 IST: FOUR! Shot. Two in two. This is turning out to be a good over for Hyderabad. Flighted delivery around off, Shakib kneels down quickly and drags the slog sweep through mid-wicket for consecutive boundaries. SRH 109/4 in 14.3 overs
20.12 IST: Hooda charges out and hence, Kuldeep smartly drags the length back. The batsman can only block it out. 5 runs from the over. IPL Live Score - SRH 100/3 in 14 overs
Kuldeep Yadav is brought back into the attack.
20.07 IST: FOUR! Excellent placement. Looped up on the stumps, Shakib stays leg side and crashes the drive through the covers. Gets it wide enough and beats the man in the deep running to his right. Very well played. SRH 95/3 in 12.2 overs
20.06 IST: Sliding in on middle and off, Hooda picks it off his pads and nudges it through backward square leg. A run is collected, just 4 runs from the over. IPL Live Score - SRH 90/3 in 12 overs
Deepak Hooda is the new batsman.
20.00 IST: OUT! Saha is gone! Chawla gets his first wicket. A tossed up ball on middle, a googly, turning into the batsman who gets forward to flick but it takes the inside edge and clips his thigh pad before going behind. In the process Saha leaves his crease also and DK behind the stumps is quick to break the stumps. They appeal and the square leg umpire goes up. Replays show - Karthik collects the ball low to his left and then tries to break the stumps. However, the ball is not cleanly in his gloves as he does so. A tight call, the third umpire watches multiple replays and then flashes out on the giant screen. At one point of time, it appeared that Karthik was in touch with the ball and the stumps at the same time. A huge cheer from the Eden crowd as Hyderabad lose their second wicket. Sunrisers Hyderabad 84/3 in 10.3 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
19.57 IST: Stumping appeal has been referred upstairs...
19.56 IST: FOUR! Too full in length outside off, plenty of width on offer and the Bangladeshi superstar has drilled it through extra cover for a cracking boundary. SRH 83/2 in 10.1 overs
19.55 IST: FOUR! Saha is playing a very important knock here. A timely one for the Orange Army. Yadav slows this up in the air and lands it very full on middle. Saha kneels and nails his sweep shot through backward square leg for a boundary. IPL Live Score - SRH 79/2 in 10 overs
19.52 IST: FOUR! Nicely played! A tossed up delivery around middle and off, Saha executes a cute paddle sweep past short fine leg for a boundary. SRH 73/2 in 9.2 overs
19.48 IST: Strategic break time! After a watchful start, Hyderabad have lost a couple of quick wickets and are in a bit of trouble. Although, in Saha and Shakib, they have a couple of very good batsmen of spin in the middle and they would hope that this pair take their innings forward without any hiccups.
19.45 IST: FOUR! Really good shot from Saha. He leans forward to a full ball and drives it crisply through extra cover for a boundary. IPL Live Score - SRH 66/2 in 8.2 overs
Shakib Al Hasan comes to the crease
19.41 IST: OUT! Two wickets in the over and Kuldeep is running in celebration. His wrong 'un was not getting picked by both the batsmen and one of them has eventually fallen for it. The in-form Williamson is out of here and that's a body blow to Hyderabad. Nicely tossed up delivery, landing full and around off, Williamson strides forward to play at it with a straight bat but the ball curls away to kiss the outside edge. Karthik is quick to catch it and puts in an appeal. The finger is up for the second time in this over as a dejected Williamson returns to the pavilion. Sunrisers Hyderabad 60/2 in 7.5 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Kane Williamson walks in next.
19.37 IST: OUT! Kuldeep strikes first ball, has trapped Dhawan right in front of the wickets. A nicely tossed up ball landing on a fuller length around the middle. It doesn't turn much as it kisses the turf and beats the attempted sweep shot by Dhawan. The ball hits the batsman on the back thigh, the keeper appeals while the bowler tumbles in his follow through. The umpire although raises his finger immediately. That was plumb. Sunrisers Hyderabad 56/1 in 7.1 overs vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Kuldeep Yadav to bowl now.
19.35 IST: FOUR! All power! Chawla bowls it short and wide outside off, the seam up delivery maybe, Dhawan camps back and hammers it down the ground. Krishna attempts to stop the ball with a dive from long off but fails in his attempt. That has whizzed past him like a tracer bullet. SRH 56/0 in 7 overs
19.33 IST: FOUR! Boom! Chawla fires a full ball in line of the stumps at 91.4 kph. Dhawan clears his front leg and muscles it straight down the ground for a boundary. IPL Live Score - SRH 49/0 in 6.2 overs
Piyush Chawla to have a go now.
19.31 IST: Dhawan leans forward to a full ball outside off and pushes it with soft hands towards cover-point. A single to end an outstanding over. Hyderabad have managed 45/0 in the Powerplay. A decent one. IPL Live Score - SRH 45/0 in 6 overs
Sunil Narine has been introduced into the attack.
19.27 IST: FOUR! A length ball angling into the batsman, this time Saha manages to middle his attempted heave across the line. Finds the sweet spot and it has gone to the fence at mid-wicket. SRH 40/0 in 5 overs
19.24 IST: EDGY BOUNDARY! Back of a length ball outside off, Saha stays back to push it through the line but it flies off the outside half and races away to the third man fence. The third man was pretty square and had no chance. IPL Live Score - SRH 32/0 in 4.2 overs
19.21 IST: FOUR! This time Dhawan pierces the gap! The length is on the shorter side outside off, Shikhar stands tall and slaps it through the gap between point and cover-point for a boundary. SRH 26/0 in 3.4 overs
19.19 IST: FOUR! Nicely played! Short and wide outside off, Dhawan rocks back and flat bats it down the ground through mid off. It races across the carpet and reaches the fence. IPL Live Score - SRH 22/0 in 3.2 overs
First change in bowling, Andre Russell to operate now.
19.15 IST: Dropped by Karthik! Saha gets a life. Mavi delivers it on a length outside off, Saha tries to power it across the line over the leg side but it catches the top edge and balloons in the air towards square leg. Karthik rushes towards it, calls for it and then goes for the catch. But he has failed to judge the swirling catch properly. Ends up dropping it and the batsmen cross. Lynn was also there in the vicinity but rightly the man with the gloves went for it. He misjudged it though in the end. Usually, you would back DK to take those. ! SRH 17/0 in 2.4 overs
19.11 IST: SIX! First maximum of the match comes from the bat of Dhawan. This time Dhawan connects and connects handsomely. Krishna continues to be on the pads of the batsman who this time just picks it up and drop kicks it over square leg. It has gone all the way for a maximum. IPL Live Score - SRH 14/0 in 2 overs
Prasidh Krishna to share the attack from the other end.
19.04 IST: Brilliant start for KKR as Mavi bowls a tight first over. Mavi bangs it in, on the shortish length around off, moving back in, Saha once again has no clue about it and gets an inside edge onto the thigh pad. it ricochets towards point and they steal a run. IPL Live Score - SRH 4/0 in 1 over
18.58 IST: Fireworks go off as the match officials walk through the red carpet. The Kolkata players follow them and now it's the turn of the Hyderabad openers, Wriddhiman Saha and Shikhar Dhawan to take the centre stage. Shivam Mavi to begin proceedings with the new ball. A slip in place. All set, here we go...
18.57 IST: Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson rings the iconic bell at Eden Gardens.
18.45 IST: Quick Stat - Kolkata are only playing with 3 foreign players, this has happened only twice in the history of the cash-rich league (IPL).
18.41 IST: Kane Williamson says runs on the board first up sounds good to him. Mentions the surface looks good and is backing his side to do the job. Wants his team to improve in such a crunch game and backs all the boys. Adds he's told his side to play with freedom and just express themselves despite the situation. Ends saying there are three changes - Wriddhiman Saha, Deepak Hooda and Khaleel Ahmed come in for Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami and Sandeep Sharma.
18.35 IST: Dinesh Karthik says that they have done well chasing and want to do that again. Adds that they have learnt from the last game where they fought hard, bounced back hard and won the game. Further says that two good teams are playing today and they will look to play good cricket. Informs about their only change, Javon Searles makes way for Shivam Mavi.
18.30 IST: TOSS - Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens
18.25 IST: Pitch report - Graeme Smith doing the pitch report observes and opines that this is a better surface than the other night. Adds that the conditions are drier than the previous game. Expects the spinners to come to the party even though there's a bit of grass cover. Ends saying it should be a good all-round game.
18.15 IST: The teams arrive at Eden's -
With batsmen finding it difficult to read his googly, @rashidkhan_19 is now 4th contender for Purple Cap with 18 wickets in 15 matches this #IPL2018. Wishing him Good Luck for upcoming matches.#IPL2018Playoffs pic.twitter.com/dheD2eIB2x— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 24, 2018
Matchday today as the #OrangeArmy faces the Knights from Kolkata at Eden Gardens tonight at 7 PM. Kolkata are you ready for the 2nd Qualifier?#SRHvKKR #IPL2018Playoffs #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/3HEjL1rmSE— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 25, 2018
Brief Preview: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be aiming to exploit Sunrisers Hyderabad's recent run of poor form when the two teams square off in what promises to be a high-octane second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. While KKR ticked all the boxes during the business end of the tournament with four wins on the trot, table-toppers Sunrisers have slipped after finishing on top of the league table. Call it complacency or the lack of performance from their middle-order, Sunrisers have lost four straight games, something that will be a cause of concern for Kane Williamson's brigade.
Arguably the best bowling attack in the tournament with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma delivering consistently along with the immensely talented Rashid Khan, Sunrisers will like to extract whatever juice is available from the Eden Gardens track. (Read Full Match Preview)