SRH 161/1 (15.0ov)
KKR 159/8 (20.0ov)
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Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets

MOM: Khaleel Ahmed

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  • So that is it from this game! Hyderabad won it quite easily and have moved onto the 5th spot. Kolkata, on the other hand, go down to the 6th spot with another loss. Cricketing action does not end here though as there is one more game to be played this evening and that is between Bangalore and Chennai in the former's den. It will start in a bit, so do join us for that.
  • KHALEEL AHMED HAS BEEN AWARDED THE MAN OF THE MATCH! His spell of 4-0-33-3 was probably the difference.
  • Jonny Bairstow is now up for an interview. He starts by crediting his bowlers to keep Kolkata down to 160. Reckons the pitch got easier to bat on. Appreciates Warner for the way he bats and says that he enjoys batting with him. Mentions there has been a lot of chat about the middle order but they haven't got a lot of opportunities and hence, the criticism is unfair. Ends by saying he has enjoyed his first experience of this League and he hopes to be back.
  • Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik, says 160 was a par score with the way the wicket played initially but they did not bowl that well. Credits the way the openers batted but they were poor in the field. States had the chance in the second over been taken, it could have been different as it would have been the big wicket of Bairstow. He admits they were outplayed in this game and have not been good with the ball and the field. Ends by saying Kuldeep needed a break as he was not performing at his best, he hopes he comes back fresh in the next game.
  • Earlier in the day, the Kolkata openers got them off to a flying start but wickets at regular intervals from the Hyderabad bowlers saw them being restricted to a total which did not prove to be enough.
  • Not a lot to write about the Kolkata bowling. They were really poor, Narine and Raj were decent but the rest were just not good. Also, maybe if they would have taken the catch in the second over, it could have been a lot closer. All-in-all it is a day they would probably want to forget.
  • At the end of the first innings, this seemed to be a par score but the way Warner and Bairstow batted, it seemed that Kolkata were at least 50 runs short. Yes, they were helped by the visitors' fielders but take nothing away from their innings. They were smashing the bowlers to all parts of the ground. Both got to their half tons and their 131-run stand more or less sealed the deal. The left-hander did fall but Williamson and Bairstow ensured there were no more wickets to fall.
  • Are we dreaming? 30 balls left and the game is done and dusted. Hyderabad's second biggest win in terms of both - wickets and balls remaining. The one-man army from the eastern state of India is going down very badly. 5th loss on the trot.
  • 14.6PChawla to JBairstow

    6
    SIX! And he does so! Another slog sweep and another biggie. Once again over the mid-wicket stand. HYDERABAD HAVE STEAMROLLED KOLKATA BY 9 WICKETS!
  • 14.5PChawla to JBairstow

    6
    SIX! 5 more needed now! That has been nailed! Once again the slog sweep is out and it is hit over the mid-wicket fence. He has one ball to finish it in this over.
  • 14.4PChawla to JBairstow

    4
    FOUR! Clever shot this! Chawla fires it fast outside off. JB goes back and then at the very end, guides it past backward point for a boundary. One more than 10 needed.
  • 14.3PChawla to JBairstow

    2
    Tossed up on off, Bairstow makes room and slaps it towards covers. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 14.2PChawla to KWilliamson

    1
    Flighted delivery on middle, Williamson plays it off his back foot towards mid on for a run.
  • 14.1PChawla to KWilliamson

    .
    Tossed up on middle and leg, Kane flicks it to the leg side.
  • Piyush Chawla is back!
  • 13.6SNarine to KWilliamson

    1
    Floated delivery on off, Williamson opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for a run.
  • 13.5SNarine to JBairstow

    1
    Short and outside off, Jonny cuts it towards point for a run.
  • 13.4SNarine to KWilliamson

    1
    Tossed up on off, Williamson plays it towards point for a single.
  • 13.3SNarine to KWilliamson

    .
    Floated delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 13.2SNarine to KWilliamson

    .
    Tossed up on leg, Williamson looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. Narine appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Probably it is going down leg.
  • 13.1SNarine to JBairstow

    1
    Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.7PRaj to JBairstow

    1
    On a length on off, Bairstow guides it towards third man for a run.
  • 12.6PRaj to KWilliamson

    3
    Short of a length delivery, Kane punches it through covers. Russell chases it and does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
  • 12.5PRaj to KWilliamson

    WD
    WIDE! Bowls a bouncer outside off, Williamson watches it sail through. The umpire gives it wide for height.
  • 12.4PRaj to KWilliamson

    2
    Length delivery outside off, Williamson drives it through covers where it goes past the diving cover fielder who tries to stop but it goes through him. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 12.3PRaj to KWilliamson

    .
    On a length on off, Williamson taps it to point.
  • Kane Williamson is the new batsman in.
  • 12.2PRaj to DWarner

    W
    OUT! TIMBER! Prithvi Raj finally gets one and he is pumped up. His team is not in a great position but your first wicket is always special. He has been getting no assistance from his fielders so he does it by himself. It is the slower one on middle, stays a touch low. Warner looks to hit it across the line, the ball though sneaks under his bat and rattles the stumps. End of a top knock by Warner. He has taken his team to the brink of victory.
  • 12.1PRaj to JBairstow

    1
    In the air again... this time it is surely a wicket but no. It has been DROPPED again. Raj can't believe it as he smacks the ground in anger. He bangs this one short and on middle, Bairstow goes for the pull but only manages a top edge. It goes towards Piyush Chawla at deep mid-wicket who spills it.
  • 11.6SNarine to DWarner

    6
    SIX! BANG! 10 from the last two balls. 30 runs more needed. This is very full on middle, Warner lofts it over long on and clears the fence with ease.
  • 11.5SNarine to DWarner

    4
    FOUR! Right over the bowler's head! Makes room does Warner and then slaps it to the long off fence.
  • 11.4SNarine to JBairstow

    3
    DROPPED! Actually, Gurney did not even get a hand to it. He has misjudged it really badly. JB once again looks to sweep but only manages a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards deep backward square leg. Gurney there looks to settle under it but in the end he is nowhere near it. He stretches his left hand out but fails to touch the ball. However, not sure if it would have made a difference had it been taken. Three taken.
  • 11.3SNarine to DWarner

    1
    A little too full on the pads, Warner does well to jam it down to long on for a single. Singles will easily do it for them. He becomes the leading run getter for Kolkata in this League.
  • 11.2SNarine to JBairstow

    1
    Bairstow plays the conventional sweep now towards fine leg for a single.
  • 11.1SNarine to DWarner

    1
    In the air... but safe! Warner looks to play the reverse sweep but the ball takes the top edge, goes over the keeper's head for a single.
  • 10.6PRaj to DWarner

    1
    Short delivery, Warner pulls it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 10.5PRaj to JBairstow

    1
    Short and outside off, Bairstow cuts it over short third man for a single.
  • 10.4PRaj to JBairstow

    .
    BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Bairstow looks to guide but misses it.
  • 10.3PRaj to DWarner

    1
    Full on off, David drives it towards mid off for a single.
  • 10.2PRaj to JBairstow

    1
    Length delivery on off, Bairstow punches it towards point for a single.
  • 10.1PRaj to DavidWarner

    1
    On a good length on off, Warner plays it towards the off side for a run.
  • Prithvi Raj is back into the attack.
  • 9.6SNarine to JBairstow

    2
    Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 9.5SNarine to JBairstow

    .
    Tossed up on off, Jonny blocks it well.
  • 9.4SNarine to DWarner

    1LB
    Flighted delivery on middle, Warner looks to flick but misses it and gets hit low on the pads. It goes towards third man for a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

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