12.03pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo as well. Who will grab the final Playoff spot? Find out with us tomorrow. Should be another cracker of a day. Till then, on the behalf of everyone here, it's bye bye!

raghuveer: "Y chris lynn i dont understand this selectors for Man of the Match it is clear prasid was obviously in for Man of the match..." -- Three wickets for him in the final over. Not great value actually, to be fair

11.57pm Presentation time.

Dinesh Karthik: At the end of the day, we strive for a playoff spot. At the end of 14 games if the combination doesn't set, then we're doing something wrong (laughs). It's good to see we are pulling back games. Touch wood, I'd like to think we're peaking at the right time. Feels good to be here.

Chris Lynn, the Man of the Match: I said at the last game, we're building momentum nicely. The wickets here are slower here, so need to adapt here. Therefore slower than BBL. And I don't need to blast it away, because Narine's doing it anyway. I've learnt to do well here the hard way. Started off with some poor scores. There's not much that Sunil and I talk about. I like being at the other end. He takes the momentum away from the opponent. He's a cool character. You don't want to complicate things with him. Business end coming up, we've got some form, and we're not going to change how we play.

Jigar: "Depending on tomorrow's performance CSK can finish at either 1 2 or 3. And still 3 teams can qualify for 1 remaining spot which will be decided by last league game. Phew this is the most closely contested IPL season I guess."

11.51pm We'll have the post-match presentation in a few moments. Great scenes at the ground infact. The Sunrisers players are going all around the ground, thanking their fans for a wonderful home leg. Smiles all around, despite the loss for the hosts.

Karthik Sekhar: "Seemed as if SRH were way ahead of other teams. But when i check the points table, they are only 1 extra win from 2nd and 3rd placed teams!!!!..."

Shankha Ghosh : "KKR probably don't want to face their nemesis MI in eden...that's why Uthappa wished punjab the best."

Soubhik: "No player among top 5 run getters and wicket takers and still comfortably qualifying for playoffs. KKR showing that Cricket is indeed a team sport. "

VernonVarun: "Somebody please put it on the plate now - what the hell does CSK have to ensure Top 2 finish?" -- CSK will have to lose by around 75 runs (chasing 180) to relinquish 2nd spot. So looks like KKR will stay 3rd. If they bat first, their opponents would need to chase a 160-odd score down in 11.4 overs. Phew, lots of number crunching.

11.44pm We've found our third team for the playoffs. KKR join Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers for a spot in the final. The teams shake hands. Lynn and Narine set the chase up with the bat, but don't forget the way KKR's bowlers fought back in the first innings. Sunrisers lost seven wickets for 31 runs tonight. Word from the losing captain in a moment...

Kane Williamson: It was a little patchy from us. A few more runs would've been handy. We were on target for 200, but well done by KKR to pull things back. Some character showed by our boys. It's playoff cricket, so we need to stick to our strengths. We were just a fraction off the mark. We just needed one more partnership to put the foot on their throat, but they did bowl well. We've played on such a variety of surfaces, and that's been a strength of ours actually. It's a fine line. We just need to do a couple of adjustments.

Robin Uthappa: We didn't think about losing. Wanted to play to our potential, and that's what we did. Did fantastic with the ball, after they were 140-odd in 14 overs. Sensational by the bowlers. We've been chasing well too, so critical for us to build partnerships. It came on much better. I'm pretty happy to get a string of scores, but I definitely want to get a lot more. I've been getting starts, need to get more than that. Enjoyed being the anchor today as Lynny played his way. We hope Kings XI do well.

Chan: "Nobody has noticed but Bhuvi has been very ineffective in the last few games."

19.4
1
Brathwaite to Karthik, 1 run, low full toss on middle, and that's been tapped to long on. KKR qualify into the IPL playoffs! Celebrations in the KKR dugout. Hugs in the camp.
19.3
0
Brathwaite to Karthik, no run, slower ball, and outside off stump. Attempts the drive but deceived by the pace. Goes past his bat's outside edge

DK on strike. If he finishes it off, he'll be not out for the fifth time in KKR's six successful chases (including today) this season

19.2
W
Brathwaite to Rana, OUT, good length on off, and Rana succumbs! Tries to play the pull, but he's mistimed it to fine leg. Bhuvneshwar the man there. Drama?

N Rana c Kumar b Brathwaite 7 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

19.1
4
Brathwaite to Rana, FOUR runs, full and wide outside off, but Rana manages to find the boundary! Reaches at it, but manages to drill this cut past point. Deep point's dive is futile. Scores are tied

Brathwaite to bowl the final over. Around the wicket

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs | KKR: 168/4 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.84, RRR: 5.00)

  • Dinesh Karthik25 (20b)
  • Nitish Rana3 (3b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-0-33-0
  • Siddarth Kaul4-0-26-2

Varun: "DK is a sheer 2-run torture. He just keeps picking 2 runs each ball he faces and exhausts the fielding unit! Way to go DK...."

18.6
0
Kumar to Karthik, no run, yorker on off, and that's been squeezed away to point. DK wants the single, but no chance. KKR need five off the final over to secure playoff qualification

Nabin chattaraj: "Going by the venues I would fancy Mumbai to win ipl again if they qualify for play offs. Eliminator and qualifier in lucky Eden's and final in home"

Bikram pudasain: "Karthik....plz finish the game... I want to sleep "

18.5
1
Kumar to Rana, 1 run, full on of, and Rana backs away to make some extra room. Drives through the cover region. Man in the deep though
18.4
1
Kumar to Karthik, 1 run, back of a length outside off, and this time he manages to drag the pull to deep midwicket

Prashant Vipul: "What CSK needs to do in their last match for top two finish ?" -- A win, or lose by a close margin

18.3
0
Kumar to Karthik, no run, good length outside off, and angling slightly away after pitching. Tries to pull, but the ball goes under his bat. Through to Goswami
18.2
2
Kumar to Karthik, 2 runs, full on off, and pushed off the front foot to the midwicket region. No one's there, so long on has to give it a big chase. Enough time to sneak in the second run
18.1
1
Kumar to Rana, 1 run, yorker on leg stump, but ends up as a very low full toss. Clipped off his boots to deep backward square

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 163/4 (10 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 5.00)

  • Nitish Rana1 (1b)
  • Dinesh Karthik22 (16b)
  • Siddarth Kaul4-0-26-2
  • Carlos Brathwaite2-0-16-1

Abhishek: "I think people need to relax about SRH bowling. First of all its an ultra professional league. You can't expect that batsman won't prepare and fall for the se bowlers and type of balls again and again. Secondly, with SRH are already guaranteed a top 2 finish so maybe they don't want to expand too much of their bowling resources. I expect them to come back with full intensity in knock-outs."

17.6
1
Kaul to Rana, 1 run, yorker just outside off, and that's been played with the bat's open face. Glanced to deep point

Siddish: "Manish Pandey had only a couple of knocks to his name, but most importantly he his been the backbone of SRH fielding, especially catching. "

17.5
1
Kaul to Karthik, 1 run, good length outside off, and punched off the front foot to sweeper cover. Easy pickings
17.5
1w
Kaul to Karthik, 1 wide, slower ball, full outside off. Too wide, says the umpire

Darshin Vyas: "Very surprising to see people criticising Sunrisers bowling...it's a good batting wicket and the dew has made batting look much easier with the ball coming nicely on the bat unlike the first innings..and let's not forget...Sunrisers had a great momentum..and then Pandey happened "

Siddhesh: "So both the top ranked sides this IPL have been made to eat humble pie in the past 2 days. The play-off battle is still alive for the final spot. This final week of IPL promises to be M E G A!"

17.4
W
Kaul to Russell, OUT, full just outside off, and Russell winds up for a big slog. Tries to send it over long off, but toe ends it this time. In the air for ages, and mid off settles under it

AD Russell c Pandey b Kaul 4 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.3
4
Kaul to Russell, FOUR runs, back of a length on middle, and Russell ain't done trying to pull.Connects this time, and top edges it to fine leg. Good effort by Sandeep at fine leg, but the scoreboard won't show that. Diving effort, but dropped

Sam: "Is Brathwaite wearing Ricky Bhui's shirt. It has "Ricky" on the back" -- Nah, that's his nickname. Ricky Brathwaite. Promise to remember the name?

17.2
0
Kaul to Russell, no run, short on middle, and Russell makes room to pull it away. Misses again!

ABHIMANYU: "SRH has more BOWLING than batting issues to address . Quite ironic to the start of tournament"

17.1
1
Kaul to Karthik, 1 run, full, but wide outside off. Forced to reach at it, but still manages to drive it safely past the cover region. Man in the deep

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 155/3 (18 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.11, RRR: 6.00)

  • Andre Russell0 (1b)
  • Dinesh Karthik20 (14b)
  • Carlos Brathwaite2-0-16-1
  • Rashid Khan4-0-31-0
16.6
0
Brathwaite to Russell, no run, back of a length on off, and Russell goes for a wild swing of the bat. Misses completely

raghuveer: "Uthappa getting out in 40's 4th time this season."

16.5
1
Brathwaite to Karthik, 1 run, full toss outside off, and muscled to the wide long-on boundary for a single
16.4
4
Brathwaite to Karthik, FOUR runs, pulled with disdain! Back of a length outside off, and DK picks the slower ball early. Thumps it to the cow-corner boundary thereafter. Flat, and one bounce four

Rajat: "This really is a case of arrested development; first they lose chasing in the last game and now they lose with their bread and butter bat first and defend. They look a lot more fragile as a batting unit without Warner. The middle order need to step up or they will lose any chance of winning this year's IPL. "

16.4
1w
Brathwaite to Karthik, 1 wide, full outside leg, but goes down as a wide. Karthik did try to flick it fine, but can't get bat to ball
16.3
W
Brathwaite to Uthappa, OUT, falls to the pull once again! Wide outside off, but short. And that sends Uthappa chasing after it. Top-edges it, and Goswami runs towards square-leg to complete the catch. Brathwaite does the 'Run D World' dance

RV Uthappa c †Goswami b Brathwaite 45 (34b 3x4 2x6) SR: 132.35

16.2
1
Brathwaite to Karthik, 1 run, heavy ball. Full outside off, and driven square to the man in the deep. Easy single

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st52SP NarineCA Lynn
2nd67RV UthappaCA Lynn
3rd30RV UthappaKD Karthik
4th11KD KarthikAD Russell
5th12KD KarthikN Rana
6th1KD KarthikShubman Gill