ends with a six! Short on off, and Yusuf pulls it away. Top-edged, but enough power behind the big man to take it over the boundary behind square. Sunrisers Hyderabad win in Kolkata for the first time ever!
|Shakib Al Hasan||SRH||81.49||27(21)||29.83||31.12||2/21||2.16||50.37|
12.45am That's all from the Saturday double-header. Wins for Delhi and Hyderabad now make the points table look very interesting. We'll be back tomorrow at 3 pm, for another double-header day. Till then, enjoy the rest of your evening, and for all our friends in West Bengal and Bangladesh, Happy Bengali New Year! This is Sreshth Shah, signing off, and I hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the IPL. Bye now.
12.30am KKR's seamers went for 79 in 7 overs. Their spinners went for 60 in 12. That is the story. They fought, and made Sunrisers sweat, but Kane Williamson's composed knock of 50 was just too classy. The chase needed one anchor, and he was the man to provide that tonight. Sunrisers go top of the table once again while Knight Riders are left with many unanswered questions. Take nothing away from Shakib's knock of 27. He chipped in with the ball as well on a day when Rashid Khan went wicketless. Sunil Narine was excellent with the ball too, but his 2-17 did not find support from the other bowlers. Second-straight loss for Knight Riders. Time for the presentation.
Billy Stanlake is the Man of the Match for his 2 for 21. He says: "It's nice to get out there and take a few wickets. My job is simple, to bowl quick and be aggressive. The bounce was tennis-balley, and the wickets of Rana and Russell were only thanks to two great catches. Think I should buy Manish some beers after this."
Kane Williamson: "Obviously nice to win three in a row, and this surface required some adapting, but the real highlight was our fielding tonight. Bowlers have executed their skills really well, but we know every game is tough, so look to continue doing that. There wasn't a lot of turn, and Kolkata are a strong team but it was nice to go over the line in this city."
Dinesh Karthik: "We want our batting order to have some novelty. We sent Narine in because they were using a left-arm spinner that time. I was thinking 160-170 would be a good target, but didn't happen. Sunrisers have some good bowlers, and on a given day you have to gauge who isn't bowling well and then go after him. We'll have to turnaround quickly."
Dhawan, the orange cap holder: "We win our third game on the trot, and enjoying the winning streak. From last year's IPL, I've chosen to play aggressive. Whether David (Warner) is here or not, I'll play aggressive. I'm not gonna hold back. Things have been changing for more than year now. Just trying to enjoy the journey, and mistakes are part of the process. I'm a big believer in process so just want to keep everything going as it is."
Yatrik: "This game was lost due to captaincy failure. At first place, there was no need to change successful opening pair. Second, not sending Gill at 3 and Third not trying Mavi in powerplay. An unknown bowler at the start of an inning is always a threat.. This is the lose of Karthik as captain not of KKR!"
Shashwat: "This IPL will surely create a record of similar ppst match presentations- "We were 15 runs short""
good length just outside off. Hooda walks across to the off side, and flicks to midwicket. Calls for the run early
yorker just outside off. Dug away towards the leg side for a quick single. Sunrisers need seven off eight
good length on off, and that's been punched off the back foot. Lynn's at cover, but the ball just goes over his head. Pathan's lucky but he'll take the boundary
Sunrisers need 12 off 10 balls
overpitched wide outside off, and that's been slashed hard to deep point. Only a single
good length outside off, and Hooda misses the pull shot. The ball sneaks under his bat and through to DK
good length on off Yusuf punches it past cover for a couple. Sunrisers need 13 off 12 balls
full on off, and Yusuf takes a step forward and bangs this through the cover-region. Wide long off tries chasing behind it, but it's just too well hit
short on leg stump, and Yusuf chooses to let it go through. Good call, as the umpire calls it a wide
back of a length on leg stump. Tapped off the back foot to midwicket and Russell collects
full on off stump, and Yusuf brings out the front-foot defense
full on leg stump, and KW clips it off his pads, but straight to Russell at square leg. Soft dismissal! Big groan from Williamson as he sees Russell complete the catch
full on off, and he mistimes a leg-side slog to deep backward square
darpan: "KKR should think about the next 3 year and not just this year IPL. They should try to create a best team out of it by giving enough chances for these under 19 players. They might not be as effective in this IPL, but can be absolute lethal weapon in upcoming IPL if nurtured well."
full on off, but Hooda comes dancing down the wicket. Pushes to wide long on to see Narine's spell off
good length just outside off. Spins away from KW, but manages to punch to long off. His fifty as well!
good length outside off, and Hooda cuts it square to the man in the deep
full on off, and fended back to Narine
good length outside off, but spinning away from him. Opens his bat's face and turns it down to third man
good length, just outside off. Punched off the back foot to long off
Shashwat: "Don't forget Mavi has still gone at a lesser rate than Mitch and Russel!"
overpitched outside off, and the new man fails to squeeze it away. Hits his back leg, but where did it hit his leg? Impact outside off, so the batsman should be safe. Apparently, there was an inside edge as well
|Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Toss||Sunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20|
|Match days||14 April 2018 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0|
Over 19 • SRH 139/5Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)