Umesh Yadav, Man-of-the-Match: This is my first Man-of-the-Match award and I am very happy with my bowling. I stuck to my plan, I have been working hard on getting my rhythm back. I have been working on my basics. It was a good wicket to bowl on because there was bounce and nice carry. Early on in my spell, I just focus on my length and try to get some swing; because if I get swing at my pace I can get wickets.
That's the end of this match. It's another double-header tomorrow.
Gautam Gambhir, Kolkata Knight Riders captain: I would not have reacted that way had I nicked it (on his bat-throwing episode at the dug-out). It just happened in the heat of the moment. It was a big game for us, because this win has given us a four-point advantage over SRH. I am happy with the way Uthappa, Yusuf and Manish batted. I also want to give credit to the bowlers, who restricted Hyderabad to 143 on such a wicket.
Darren Sammy, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain: Credit to the bowlers, fought back to make a game out of it. The conditions have been different from last year but we have had some good games. We've not played with the same never-say-die spirit that we showed last year. We have not capitalised on key moments. It is not over, we have to win all three and hope some results go in our favour.
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets to stay in contention for the playoffs. Chasing 143, the Knight Riders were rocked early when Gambhir fell to Steyn but Uthappa (40), Yusuf (39*) and Pandey (35) helped KKR keep their calm and overhaul a below-par target set by the hosts.
23:08 IST: Irfan Pathan had bowled a brilliant 17th over, giving away just six but SRH's most successful bowler went for 14 in the 18th as KKR looked set to chase down 143. KKR 127/3 with two overs to go.
23:04 IST: KKR need 30 from the last 3 overs as Kumar returns to the attack. SRH have had some great support in all their home games so far, including some surprise visitors.
22:58 IST: Ryan ten Doeschate joins Yusuf in the middle after the timeout. KKR 107/3 off 16 overs.
22:54 IST: WICKET! Karn Sharma breaks through to remove a well-set Manish Pandey for 35. KKR are 104/3 off 15.2 overs, chasing 143 to win.Strategic timeout.
22:51 IST: SIX! A full toss from Amit Mishra at a crucial stage of the game and to Yusuf Pathan of all people. KKR 100/2 off 14.2 overs
22:41 IST: Manish Pandey blasts Mishra for a six and two fours as KKR take 15 runs from the 12th over to reach 81/2. They need 62 from the remaining 8 overs.
22:35 IST: FOUR! Irfan into the attack and his brother Yusuf helps himself to a boundary off the first ball of the 11th over.
22:33 IST: WICKET! Robin Uthappa is run out for 40 as KKR reach 59/2 off 9.5 overs. This paves the way for SRH to launch a fightback with their splendid bowling attack.
22:31 IST: FOUR! Uthappa gave himself some room and cracked Mishra through the off-side. KKR are getting a move-on here, much needed.
22:25 IST: FOUR! Short from Irfan and Uthappa pulls it away to the fence. The 50 up for the Knight Riders in the 9th over and it is now important for SRH to get another wicket here.
22:23IST: Irfan Pathan in the attack with KKR on 45/1 off 8 overs and Ravi Shastri says on air that it's an evenly balanced game. The Sunrisers fans may be getting a little worried, given how poorly their bowlers have defended. How's it going to play out from here?
22:16 IST: FOUR! Amit Mishra in the attack and Uthappa smashes his third ball over covers as KKR try and catch up with the required rate.
22:15 IST: End of the powerplay and an eventful over from Steyn. First Dhawan drops an easy catch offered by Uthappa, who them slammed the bowler for a six. KKR 30/1
22:08 IST: FOUR! First over from Sammy and Manish Pandey slaps that down the ground. KKR 19/1 off 4.4 overs
22:05 IST: KKR are struggling early after the loss of Gambhir. They are 14/1 after 4 overs. A good first one from Karn Sharma.
21:59 IST: FOUR! Just a punch down the ground by Uthappa as that one from Kumar races away to the fence.
21:57 IST: WICKET! Gambhir falls to Steyn. It seemed like a poor caught behind decision by the umpire and the KKR captain was fuming on his way out. KKR 8/1 after 2 overs.
21:52 IST: KKR are 6/0 after the first over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. They are chasing 143 against SRH.
Sunrisers Hyderabad post 142/8 off 20 overs after electing to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders. Umesh Yadav (3/26) and Shakib (2/22) were the best bowlers for KKR while Warner (34) top scored for SRH. It was a below-par performance by the hosts on another good Hyderabad batting surface.
21:20 IST: WICKET! Darren Sammy was always struggling in the middle and he brought his own misery to an end, when he failed to clear the ropes off Shakib's bowling. SRH 129/6 off 18.1 overs
21:13 IST: FOUR! Good shot from Irfan Pathan as Chawla continues after the timeout. SRH need a few more of that to try and get to a respectable score.
21:10 IST: SRH are staring at a below-par score now. After 16 overs, they have managed to reach 114/5. Strategic timeout
21:07 IST: It will be tough work for Irfan and Sammy to explode against KKR's spinners in the latter stages of the innings. They need to get some quick runs now but both batsmen have been unable to put bat to ball.
21:01 IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav comes back in the attack and strikes immediately to remove a well-set Warner for 34. This is another mid-innings collapse for the hosts. SRH 104/5 in 13.2 overs
20:56 IST: WICKET! Another one down for SRH as Chawla removes Rahul for 14. SRH 98/4 off 12.4 overs.
20:54 IST: Dhawan is unperturbed about the SRH captaincy being taken away from him. He confirms Darren Sammy will remain skipper for the rest of the season.
20:51 IST: Morkel back into the attack and David Warner creams two successive boundaries off the lanky Proteas.
20:49 IST: SRH are 84/3 after 11 overs as Chawla bowls his first over. It will be mostly an all-spin attack from the Knight Riders on a very good pitch. How will that turn out.
20:45 IST: Expensive over from Narine as Warner clobbers him for SIX and Rahul works him away for 4. 12 from the over as SRH reach 77/3 after the 10th.
20:38 IST: WICKET! Naman Ojha was looking good with another SIX! against Shakib but the wily left-arm spinner had the last laugh, snaring the batsman for 22 as SRH slip to 64/3 off 8.3 overs. Strategic timeout.
20:34 IST: SIX! Ojha welcomes Ryan ten Doeschate with a blazing shot. SRH are off to a good start here despite losing their openers early.
20:31 IST: Missed stumping chance by Uthappa off Shakib's bowling. Life for Ojha. SIX! Warner hammers Shakib way into the stands. Excellent shot. The 50 also comes up for SRH in the 7th over. SRH 50/2 off 7.
20:27 IST: WICKET! After some poor fielding efforts, Narine strikes in his first over, as Dhawan departs for 19, leaving SRH on 41/2 off 5.4 overs
20:24 IST: Shoddy fielding, poor bowling and some great shots by Dhawan have seen SRH race away to 40/1 off 5 overs, with Sunil Narine in the attack.
20:18 IST: SRH 28/1 after 4 overs and the TV panned to Sania Mirza in the stands. She has a huge fan following
20:17 IST: FOUR! Dhawan cracks Umesh Yadav to the fence. Great shot that is.
20:11 IST: FOUR! Naman Ojha taps it away and Sunil Narine is shoddy near the ropes. Easy runs for SRH.
20:07 IST: WICKET! Aaron Finch was living dangerously against Umesh Yadav, who finally had the Australian caught brilliantly by Morne Morkel. SRH 14/1 off 1.3 overs.
20:04 IST: Eight runs from the first over from Morne Morkel. SRH are 8/0 after the first.
19:45 IST: Here are the playing XIs:
SRH: AJ Finch, S Dhawan, KL Rahul, DA Warner, DJG Sammy (Captain), IK Pathan, NV Ojha (WK), KV Sharma, DW Steyn, A Mishra, B Kumar
KKR: RV Uthappa (WK), G Gambhir (Captain), MK Pandey, YK Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, RN ten Doeschate, SA Yadav, PP Chawla, M Morkel, UT Yadav, SP Narine
19:35 IST: Big news before the toss. Darren Sammy has replaced Shikhar Dhawan as the captain for the rest of the season. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and decided to bat against an unchanged Kolkata Knight Riders. Just the one change for SRH - Sammy replaces Moises Henriques.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have played 10 games so far in the Indian Premier League. While KKR have 10 points, the hosts SRH have managed 8 and that means a victory will will help the Knight Riders consolidate their position at number four. It is now a three-way race between KKR, SRH and Royal Challengers Bangalore to make it to the play-offs. Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have assured themselves of slots in the last four with Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils languishing at the bottom.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad: S Dhawan (Captain), S Anirudha, A Ashish Reddy, RK Bhui, AJ Finch, MC Henriques, JO Holder, MC Juneja, B Kumar, CV Milind, A Mishra, NV Ojha (WK), P Parameswaran, Parvez Rasool, IK Pathan, AG Paunikar, KL Rahul, DJG Sammy, I Sharma, KV Sharma, DW Steyn, BRM Taylor, Y Venugopal Rao, DA Warner
Kolkata Knight Riders:G Gambhir (Captain), MS Bisla (WK), PP Chawla, PJ Cummins, DB Das, JH Kallis, Kuldeep Yadav, CA Lynn, SS Mondal, M Morkel, SP Narine, MK Pandey, YK Pathan, V Pratap Singh, AD Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, RN ten Doeschate, RV Uthappa (WK), R Vinay Kumar, SA Yadav, UT Yadav