In the 2nd Qualifier of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2018), Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs to enter the finals. SRH will now face Chennai Super Kings in the finals on Sunday. Rashid Khan produced an all-round performance to help his team pull off their first victory since May 10. Rashid scored 34 runs, took 3 wickets, was involved in a runout and took two catches. Earlier, Kaul came to bowl the 17th over and kept it really tight by bowling back to back yorkers. He just conceded 4 runs in his over. Bhuvi came to bowl the 18th over and bowled the perfect length to keep the run flow in check. 30 were needed from 12 overs. Kaul came to bowl the penultimate over and got rid of Chawla on the very first ball. There were some desperate attempts by Mavi to slog in the death but of no use. 19 in 6 balls. Carlos Brathwaite came to bowl the final over. He was hit for a four. However, on the second ball, Mavi was dismissed. Kuldeep Yadav came to the crease but Gill was on strike. Prasidh Krishna came to the crease. SRH won by 13 runs.
IPL 2018 QUALIFIER 2 SRH vs KKR SCOREBOARD
Kolkata Knight Riders: Over by Over
Kolkata Knight Riders playing 11 for today's match: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi. Shivam Mavi replaces Javon Searles.
Over 1: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Chris Lynn, no run. DOT ball. Chris Lynn muscled the 3rd ball for four. A single taken off the 4th ball. DOT ball. One leg-bye has taken to end over. KKR: 6/0, Sunil Narine: 0(2b), Chris Lynn: 5(4b)
Over 2: Khaleel Ahmed to Narine, four runs followed by a single. Chris Lynn took a single off the 3rd ball. DOT ball. A leg bye taken off the 5th ball. Lynn muscled the last ball for 6. KKR: 21/2, Sunil Narine: 5(6b), Chris Lynn: 12(6b)
Over 3: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Sunil Narine, four runs followed by a six. Another four by Narine. Sunil Narine muscled the 4th ball for four straight down the ground followed by a single. DOT ball to end the over. KKR: 38/0, Sunil Narine: 24(11b), Chris Lynn: 12(7b)
Over 4: Siddharth Kaul to Sunil Narine, two runs taken. Narine OUT while trying to hit a big shot. Low Full toss down the leg side helped to fine leg boundary for four. A single taken off the 4th ball. Nitish Rana took a single off the 5th ball. Lynn punched the last ball off the over for no run. KKR: 46/1, Sunil Narine c Brathwaite b Kaul 26 (13b 4x4 1x6)
Over 5: Khaleel Ahmed to Nitish Rana, no run. Another DOT ball. Nitish Rana cut the 3rd ball over the third-man fielder for six. DOT ball. Another six hit by Rana. DOT ball. KKR: 58/1, Chris Lynn: 17(10b), Nitish Rana: 13(7b)
Over 6: Siddharth Kaul to Lynn, muscled the ball for six followed by a single. Nitish Rana played a defensive shot for no run. Another defensive shot, a quick single taken. Lynn muscled the 5th ball for no run. Lower full played to mid-off for a single. KKR: 67/1, Chris Lynn: 25(14b), Nitish Rana: 14(9b)
Over 7: Rashid Khan to Chris Lynn, missed the sweep shot and SRH took DRS and its wasted, its a dropped catch. Lynn sweeped the next ball for a single. DOT ball. Another DOT ball. DOT ball. Rana hit the ball straight down the ground for two runs. KKR: 70/1, Chris Lynn: 26(16b), Nitish Rana: 16(13b)
Over 8: Carlos Braithwaite to Chris Lynn, one run taken. Rana took a single off the next ball as run out chance missed. Lynn samshed the 3rd ball for four. DOT ball. Another four off the 5th ball. A single to end the over. KKR: 81/1, Chris Lynn: 36(21b), Nitish Rana: 17(14b)
Over 9: Shakib Al Hasan to Chris Lynn, one run taken. Rana smashed the next ball for four. A mix up while taking double 2 runs. DOT ball. A single taken off the 5th ball. DOT ball. KKR: 88/2
Over 10: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Robin Uthappa, four consecutive DOT ball. Uthappa took a single off the 5th ball. Lynn perfectly placed the last ball in between short third man and backward fielder for four. KKR: 93/2
Over 11: Rashid Khan to Robin Uthappa, BOWLED. Karthik took a single off the first ball he faced. Lynn smashed the 3rd ball for four followed by a single. Karthik hit the 5th ball for four and took a single off the last ball. KKR: 104/3
Over 12: Shakib Al Hasan to Dinesh Karthik, one trun. Lynn took a single off the 2nd ball. Another single taken by Karthik. DOT ball. Lynn took a single off the 5th ball. Dinesh Karthik BOWLED, a key wicket. KKR: 108/4, Dinesh Karthik b Shakib Al Hasan 8 (6b 1x4 0x6)
Over 13: Rashid Khan to Chris Lynn, DOT ball. Chris Lynn OUT. Russell took a single off the 3rd ball. Shubman Gill took a single off the 4th ball. Another single off the 5th ball. Shubman Gill took a single of the last ball to keep the strike. KKR: 115/5
Over 14: Shakib Al Hasan to Shubman Gill, a single taken. Shakib bowled brilliantly as he conceded 5 runs. KKR: 117/5
Over 15: Rashid Khan to Shubman Gill, one run taken. DOT ball, Another DOT ball. Russell OUT, the match is in grip of SRH. Two DOT ball to end the over. KKR: 118/6
Over 16: Khaleel Ahmed to Shubman Gill, one run taken. DOT ball. Chawla took a single followed by a four. A single taken by Shubman Gill. WIDE down the leg side. Chawla smashed the last ball for six. KKR: 132/6
Over 17: Siddharth Kaul to Shubman Gill, one run taken. DOT ball. Chawla took a single off the 3rd ball. DOT ball. Shubman Gill squeezed the yorker for a single. Chawla took a single off the last ball for a single. KKR: 136/6
Over 18: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Piyush Chawla, one run taken. Shubman Gill squeezed the yorker for a single. Chawla took a single off the 3rd ball. A single taken by Shubman Gill. Another single taken by Chawla. Shubman Gill smashed the last ball for four. KKR: 145/6
Over 19: Siddharth Kaul to Chawla, BOWLED. Shivam Mavi squeezed the 2nd ball for a single as Williamson missed a run out chance. Gill took a single off the 3rd ball. Mavi took a single off the 4th ball. Gill took double off the 5th ball followed by a six. KKR: 156/7
Over 20: Carlos Braithwaite to Shivam Mavi, walloped for four. Mavi OUT as he was caught at the cow corner by Rashid Khan followed by Shubman Gill wicket, same ball same shot and the same man took the catch as SRH closing to the victory. SRH won by 13 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad innings Over by overSunrisers Hyderabad playing 11 for today's match: Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Carlos Brathwaite, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed. Hooda, Saha and Khaleel in, Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami and Sandeep Sharma are out.
Over 1: Shivam Mavi to Wriddhiman Saha, down the leg side, WIDE called. The ball outside off Saha didn't offer a shot, DOT ball. A quick single taken off the 2nd ball. DOT ball. Another DOT ball. Dhawan dabbed the ball down to third-man for a single. A quick single taken by Saha to end the over. SRH: 4/0, Wriddhiman Saha: 2 (3b), Shikhar Dhawan: 1(3b)
Over 2: Prasidh Krishna to Wriddhiman Saha, DOT ball. Another DOT ball. Inside edge one run taken by Saha. Ball down the leg side declared WIDE. A single taken by Dhawan. Saha played cover drive for a single only. Dhawan flicked the last ball off the over for six. SRH: 14/0, Wriddhiman Saha: 4 (7b), Shikhar Dhawan: 8(5b)
Over 3: Shivam Mavi to Wriddhiman Saha, a quick single taken by Saha. Dhawan squeezed the yorker for a single. A swing and a miss. Top edge and Dinesh Karthik dropped it. Another single taken by Dhawan. DOT ball to end the over. SRH: 18/0, Wriddhiman Saha: 6 (11b), Shikhar Dhawan: 10(7b)
Over 4: Andre Russell to Shikhar Dhawan, DOT ball, muscled the 2nd ball straight down the ground for four. DOT ball. Dhawan hit the 4th ball for four in the cover region. Dhawan pulled the 5th ball which falls just short of deep square leg fielder for a single. Bouncer went for no run to end the over. SRH: 27/0, Wriddhiman Saha: 6 (12b), Shikhar Dhawan: 19(12b)
Over 5: Shivam Mavi to Shikhar Dhawan, dabbed the 1st ball for a single. Saha hit the 2nd ball for four followed by a single. Dhawan took a single off the 4th ball. Saha took two runs off the 5th ball followed by a four as he chips the ball over the in-field. SRH: 40/0, Wriddhiman Saha: 17 (16b), Shikhar Dhawan: 21(14b)
Over 6: Sunil Narine to Dhawan, dabbed in the leg side for a single. Saha took a single off the 2nd ball. Another single taken by Dhawan.A single taken. DOT ball. A quick single taken to end the powerplay. SRH: 45/0, Wriddhiman Saha: 19 (18b), Shikhar Dhawan: 24(18b)
Over 7: Piyush Chawla to Shikhar Dhawan, no run. Dhawan muscled the 2nd ball for four. A single taken by Dhawan. Another single taken by Saha. Dhawan hit the 5th ball four followed by a single. SRH: 56/0, Wriddhiman Saha: 20 (19b), Shikhar Dhawan: 34(23b)
Over 8: Kuldeep Yadav to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT trapped in front of wicket. Kane Williamson took a single as the ball took the leading edge. A single taken by Saha. Two runs taken by Williamson and Captain Kane OUT, a big blow to SRH. Shakib Al Hasan to end the over. SRH: 61/2, Kane Williamson c Karthik b Kuldeep Yadav 3 (3b 0x4 0x6), Shikhar Dhawan lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 34 (24b 4x4 1x6)
Over 9: Prasidh Krishna to Shakib Al Hasan, one run taken. Saha played a classic drive for four runs followed by a single. DOT ball. Another DOT ball. Two runs taken thanks to over through by Prasidh. SRH: 69/2, Shakib Al Hasan: 4(5), Wriddhiman Saha: 26 (22b)
Over 10: Kuldeep Yadav to Saha, missed the sweep, DRS taken, wasted as there was a big edge. Saha swept the 2nd ball for four followed by a single. DOT ball. Shakib took a single off the 5th ball. Saha played another sweep short which went for four. SRH: 79/2, Shakib Al Hasan: 5 (7b), Wriddhiman Saha: 35 (26b)
Over 11: Piyush Chawla to Shakib Al Hasan, four runs followed by a single. Saha OUT unbalanced and fell in the meantime Karthik dislodged the bail. Leg bye taken. DOT ball. Hasab took a single to end the over. SRH:86/3, Wriddhiman Saha st Karthik b Chawla 35 (27b 5x4 0x6)
Over 12: Sunil Narine to Shakib Al Hasan, a single taken. Deepak Hooda took one run off the 2nd ball. Another single taken by Hasan. DOT ball. Hooda took a single off the last ball. SRH: 86/3
Over 13: Piyush Chawla to Deepak Hooda, a single taken. Shakib muscled the 2ns ball in the cover region for four. DOT ball just missed the off stump. No runs in the last 3 balls. SRH: 95/3, Shakib Al Hasan: 17(19b), Deepak Hooda: 3(5b)
Over 14: Kuldeep Yadav to Deepak Hooda, one run taken. Shakib Al Hasan took a single off the 2nd ball. Another single taken. Shakib Al Hasan took a single off the 4th ball. DOT ball. Hooda took a single to keep the strike. SRH: 100/3, Shakib Al Hasan: 19(21b), Deepak Hooda: 6(9b)
Over 15: Sunil Narine to Deepak Hooda, one run taken. Shakib hit two consecutive fours followed by a single. Deepak Hooda took 2 runs off the 5th ball followed by a single to keep the strike. SRH: 113/3, Deepak Hooda: 10(12b), Shakib Al Hasan: 28(24b)
Over 16: Kuldeep Yadav to Deepak Hooda, powerfully hit bowler just got the fingertips and Shakib Al Hasan OUT. Hooda hit the next ball for six followed by a single. Pathan took a single off the 4th ball. Another single taken by Hooda. DOT ball to end the over. SRH: 122/4, Shakib Al Hasan run out (Kuldeep Yadav) 28 (24b 4x4 0x6)
Over 17: Sunil Narine to Hooda, one run taken. DOT ball. Pathan took a single off the 3rd ball.DOT ball. Hooda OUT while trying to play a reverse sweep. DOT ball to end the over. SRH: 124/5, Deepak Hooda c Chawla b Narine 19 (19b 0x4 1x6)
Over 18: Prasidh Krishna to Carlos Braithwaite, one run taken. Pathan took a single as he miscues the shot. Yorker, no run followed by a big six in the mid-wicket region. WIDE ball. Braithwaite squeezed the ball down to the third-man region and got run out while trying to take a double. Top edge of the Rashid Khan bat went over the keeper for four. SRH: 138/6, Carlos Brathwaite run out (Rana/Karthik) 8 (4b 0x4 1x6)
Over 19: Shivam Mavi to Yusuf Pathan, OUT, another failure for Pathan. DOT ball. Rashid Khan hit a six over the deep cover fielder. DOT ball. Another DOT ball. Rashid Khan muscled the last ball for six. SRH: 150/7, Rashid Khan: 16(6b), Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 0(0)
Over 20: Prasidh Khan to Bhuneshwar Kumar, cut over the backward point region for four followed by a single. Rashid Khan hit the 3rd ball for four followed by a six. WIDE. Two runs taken as the ball falls in the no mans land. Rashid Khan muscled the last ball for six. SRH: 174/7, Rashid Khan: 174/7
Sunrisers Hyderabad innings analysis after 20 overs
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. 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 standoff 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 four and two sixes, his second one an exquisite flick over the deep backward square leg. Earlier in the eighth over, Kuldeep (2/29) removed in-form batsmen Shikhar Dhawan (34; 24b; 4x4, 1x6) and captain Kane Williamson (3) to expose Sunrisers' weak middle order as the visitors clawed to 79/2 in 10 overs.
The left-arm spinner was then involved in a run out off his own bowling to get rid of Shakib Al Hasan (28; 24b; 4x4) -- playing in place of Manish Pandey -- in the 16th over to further dent Sunrisers' endeavor. Mystery spinner Sunil Narine (1/24) and leggie Piyush Chawla (1/22) were also good in the middle overs to throw a spanner in the works of their rivals. The league leaders could never recover from there in the final few overs until Rashid came to the party. Stumper Wriddhiman Saha (35; 27b; 5x4) -- bought in the side in place of state-mate Sreevats Goswami -- was the top-scorer for the hosts. Saha was dropped by KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik when he was batting on 5 off Shivam Mavi (1/30). Openers Dhawan and Saha gave Sunrisers a good start before the former was removed by Kuldeep in his very first ball of the match. Trying to sweep a straight delivery, Dhawan saw the ball hit his back thigh and in line for a plumb lbw.Here are a few things to know about the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (KKR vs SRH) match (IPL Qualifier 2) to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the two teams' players who could prove handy, and who has said what before the clash:
Prasidh Krishna reminds me of Bumrah, says KKR bowling coach Heath Streak: Pacer Prasidh Krishna has been the find of the season for Kolkata Knight Riders and bowling coach Heath Streak has gone to the extent of comparing the 22-year-old with Jasprit Bumrah. Krishna choked Rajasthan Royals' chase, conceding just three runs in the 18th over to return with a tidy 1/28 as Kolkata booked a clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second IPL Qualifer. "That over was world class... It reminds me of guys like Jasprit Bumrah who came on the scene doing exactly what he is doing. He is one of those names IPL has unearthed and he is making a name for himself," the former Zimbabwe captain Streak told reporters at the team hotel. The Karnataka pacer was initially called to bowl at the nets but the franchise gave him an opportunity after injury to Under-19 World Cup winning pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Terming him a smart and thinking bowler, Streak said: "He has brought a new dimension to the team, not just his pace but also his height. He is really using his options and variations well...
Hyderabad will find Eden Gardens wicket difficult in IPL Qualifier 2, says Kuldeep Yadav: Hot on the heels of making the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 after posting a 25-run win over Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav said their next opponents Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will not find it easy to adjust to the Eden Gardens strip. Sunrisers Hyderabad, who lost to Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 at Mumbai will get a second chance to reach the summit clash against KKR on Friday. But Kuldeep felt, the men in purple's 'home advantage' should hold them in good stead as the Wankhede Stadium pitch in Mumbai is different from the one at Eden. "For us, it's very easy to play here. It's home ground for us. We are very used to the conditions. Obviously, it will be difficult for them to come from Mumbai and play here. The wicket is totally different here from Mumbai where it has true bounce. Here it helps the spinners. It will be a good contest," Kuldeep told reporters at the post-match press conference.
We need two-three good overs to change course of game, says Saha: Despite coming into the Qualifier 2 on the back of four straight losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha feels "two-three overs" can change their fortunes in the big-ticket game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday. "We have forgotten the past. We have been told to forget the last match and get ready for this match. We are not thinking about the four losses. We know that two-three overs can change the course of a game in T20," Saha told reporters on the sidelines of their practice at the Eden Gardens.
Sunrisers were the first to qualify for the playoffs but slumped to defeats to Royal Challengers Bangalore, KKR and Chennai Super Kings twice. Saha though said, KKR having won four matches on the bounce won't impact much as Sunrisers are ready for any situation. "We started off well. We could not win because lack of finishing ability. We will play to win tomorrow without thinking of the consequences."
Deeply sorry for RCB's forgettable IPL season, says Virat Kohli: India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli today said he was "deeply sorry" for RCB's failure to make the ongoing Indian Premier League's knockout stage and vowed to turn things around next season. RCB finished third from bottom after losing eight of their 14 matches, let down by a weak bowling attack and inconsistent batting which was heavily reliant on Kohli and AB de Villiers. "We could not pull our way and we are not very proud of how the season went for us. (I'm) deeply hurt by how we played... deeply sorry for not living up to the expectations of the fans," Kohli said in a video posted on his Twitter page. "Having said that, it is all a part of life and you cannot always get what you want. It's upto the players to understand what to do about this the next season, really want to turn things around next season," he added.
Here is how KKR and SRH have fared in head to head comparisons against each other in the IPL games played so far
Matches played: 15
Sunrisers Hyderabad won: 6
Kolkata Knight Riders won: 9
At the Eden Gardens:
Matches played: 7
Sunrisers Hyderabad won: 2
Kolkata Knight Riders won: 5