IPL 2018 Score, KKR vs SRH Qualifier 2: Rashid Khan blunted chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s two crucial wickets in one over with an unbeaten 10-ball 34 cameo to propel Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to 174/7 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens. Coming in to bat when Sunrisers were still below par on 134/6, Afghanistan’s Rashid smoked two fours and four sixes to stitch together a 36-run unbroken eighth wicket stand off 11 balls with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5 not out) as 74 runs came in the final six overs. In the final over, Prasidh Krishna (0/56) conceded 24 runs with Rashid hitting a four and two sixes, his second one an exquisite flick over deep backward square leg. Earlier, KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field against SRH. Whoever wins today, faces Chennai Super Kings on Sunday in IPL final at Wankhede Stadium.
Here are Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Cricket Score:
9:14 pm: Kolkata Knight Riders require another 138 runs with 10 wickets and 17.2 overs remaining.
9:07 pm: Kolkata Knight Riders require another 169 runs with 10 wickets and 19.0 overs remaining.
9:04 pm: Sunrisers started slowly, revved up, then lost Williamson-Dhawan in the same over to Kuldeep, struggled against spin and then once again found their mojo at the death. The one question I’ve got: why have they not realised Rashid’s potential as a batsman? He’s played an absolute blinder to give Sunrisers 174 when 150 looked tough for large parts.
Piyush Chawla who finished with 0-22 off three overs says: “This feels a much better wicket that what we saw the other day. It’s coming on. We’ve to just back ourselves and chase this down.”
8:41 pm: Shivam Mavi to Rashid Khan, SIX runs, bursts through Chawla’s hands at sweeper cover for six!
8:27 pm: Prasidh Krishna to Brathwaite, 1 run, OUT, stunning effort in the deep by Nitish Rana! This is yorker-length outside off, Carlos carves this with an opened bat face towards square third man, where he covers at least 20 yards around the ropes before diving. Recovers quickly and then throws right on the bounce to DK who whips the bails off to beat a diving Carlos.
CR Brathwaite run out (Rana/†Karthik) 8 (4b 0x4 1×6) SR: 200.00.
8:25 pm: I guess that is what poor form does. Small margins go against you. Last game it was those four edges that did it for Sunrisers. This game it is the run out and stumping.
8:21 pm: Kuldeep Yadav to Hooda, OUT, Backing up too far and Shakib’s gone! Full on middle, this has been drilled back straight. This flicks Kuldeep’s fingers along the way and smashes into the stumps even as Shakib is nowhere near the crease at the non-striker’s end. This is a big, big moment in the game.
8:19 pm: Kuldeep Yadav to Hooda, OUT, full on middle, this has been drilled back straight. This flicks Kuldeep’s fingers along the way and smashes into the stumps even as Shakib is nowhere near the crease at the non-striker’s end. This is a big, big moment in the game.
Shakib Al Hasan run out (Kuldeep Yadav) 28 (24b 4×4 0x6) SR: 116.66
8:17 pm: Narine to Hooda, 1 run, dabs this gently to short third man for a quick single.
8:09 pm: Saha’s wicket reminded me of Sachin’s in the 1996 WC semifinal against Sri Lanka…This was by no means an innings as fluent, but just the way it happened has a resemblance.
8:06 pm: Narine to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Once again looking to back away, only to see the bowler cleverly alter his line. Skids back in to hit him on the pad, but Shakib was miles outside leg.
8:02 pm: Chawla to Saha, OUT, this is sensational from DK, not so much for the effort but for the alertness. This fizzing googly drifts in from length to hit Saha on the pad as he looks to defend, rolls to Karthik off the pad. By now, Saha is overbalanced and Karthik picks up the ball and breaks the bails even as Saha turns and looks to plonk the bat back in. The only reason why the third umpire was summoned perhaps was to check if the bails were broken by the gloves without the ball lodged in.
WP Saha st †Karthik b Chawla 35 (27b 5×4 0x6) SR: 129.62
7:50 pm: ot playing Manish Pandey is coward move. You spend 11 cr on one if the seasoned campaigners of IPL cricket, who has experience of winning finals, has played on this ground for years and then gets dropped on the do or die day. Why spend all that money then if you can’t trust people to do a job?
7:43 pm: Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, OUT, Kuldeep has dismissed Dhawan and Williamson in the same over. He leaps for joy and celebrates. Williamson knows he has nicked off and walks off. Tossed up on off and breaks away outside off, Williamson does not read the googly, and tickles an edge behind to DK
KS Williamson c †Karthik b Kuldeep Yadav 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
7:37 pm: Kuldeep Yadav to Dhawan, OUT, Chawla traps Dhawan lbw. He then collapses in his followthrough while appealing. Kuldeep loops it up on middle stump, straight ball, Dhawan misses it, looking to drag it away to the leg side with a sweep. He is pinned on the back thigh in line with middle. That’s pretty adjacent and KKR find their first breakthrough
S Dhawan lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 34 (24b 4×4 1×6) SR: 141.66
7:28 pm: Shivam Mavi to Dhawan, 1 run, leg-stump full-toss, flicked away to deep square leg.
7:25 pm: The rate at which Saha is going right now, it was a good strategy by DK to drop his catch.
7:20 pm: Mavi and Prasidh – two unheard name before the tournament opening bowling for KKR just like Bhuvnesh and Shami opened the bowling as debutantes against Pakistan in a T20. Hope Mavi and Prasidh can trace their footsteps.
7:12 pm: KKR and Dinesh Karthik must use Mavi the way RCB used Umesh. Bowl him twice and thrice in and around power play and then let him explore reverse swing just before death.
7:08 pm: Rooting for the young guns in KKR.. Go Mavi, Gill, Prasidh, Rana!!
7:00 pm: Hello, everyone. Thanks, Shashank. The red carpet has been rolled out. Kane Williamson rings the bell as KKR huddle up at the edge of the boundary. Yes, the fit-again Saha will open with Dhawan. Sunrisers are on a four-match losing streak and have made three changes in a knockout bout. Pressure on them?
Saha was the first batsman having a knock, looks like he’ll open.
6:51 pm: Quite surprising that KKR went for Mavi. Looks like they don’t trust Johnson or Curran at all.
6.30pm Tails says Karthik, tails it is. Huge roar around Eden. Kolkata Knight Riders will bowl. Williamson too says he would’ve bowled, but also believes there’s nothing like runs on the board in a knockout game.
KKR changes: Mavi replaces Javon Searles. That means they’re playing just three overseas players.
SRH changes: Three changes. Hooda, Saha and Khaleel Ahmed in. Manish Pandey has been dropped. Goswami and Sandeep are the other two to be left out.
Here are Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad squads:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (capt), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Carlos Brathwaite, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (capt, wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi