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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 3 Commentary, Live Updates

KKR vs SRH, 2024 - T20 Live Commentary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Scorecard
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Match Ended   
208/7 (20.0/20)
204/7 (20.0/20)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs
Right then, that's all from this humdinger where the game ebbed and flowed but it was Kolkata who emerged victorious. This wraps up the proceedings from the doubleheader Saturday in the 2024 Indian T20 League. Sunday, the 24th of March, promises to be all the more exciting, with two mouthwatering encounters lined up. First up, Rajasthan will lock horns with Lucknow in Jaipur, and the game will start at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT). Later, the runners-up of the previous edition, Gujarat, will open their campaign as they face off against Mumbai, the joint-most successful team in the league's history, in Ahmedabad. The first ball will be bowled there at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). Do join us in advance for the build-up of both games. Until then, take care, and cheers!
Andre Russell is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his stellar all-round performance in Kolkata's win. He says that he does not actively keep track of his strike rate during a game but he occasionally comes across statistics on his Instagram feed, providing him with a pleasant reminder of his strong batting performances. Russell expresses contentment with his current form, acknowledging that he is pleased with how he has been hitting the ball and grateful for the victory achieved by his team.
The captain of Kolkata, Shreyas Iyer says that right from the 17th over, he had butterflies in the stomach. Feels that anything can happen in the last over and shares that Harshit Rana was a bit nervous before coming to bowl the final over. Mentions that he tried to calm him down as much as possible. States that Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have such experience and he is elated to see how Russell performed with bat and ball. Further adds that it is a luxury to have them in the team. Says that whenever you start with a win, it gives you motivation. Ends by saying there are still areas they need to improve on as a team and fielding is one of them,
Time for the presentation ceremony...
Ramandeep Singh is in for a chat. He expresses his satisfaction with his performance in the match, stating that he enjoyed his time batting and approached his innings with a positive mindset. He credits the team's mentors, Gautam Gambhir and Abhishek Nayar, for their support and encouragement, which enabled him to play freely and confidently. Singh acknowledges that while he has been in good form in domestic cricket, it was the backing of Gambhir and Nayar that allowed him to replicate his success in the Indian T20 League. Singh admires the batting style of Andre Russell and aspires to emulate it in his own game, expressing his desire to play with the same level of aggression and effectiveness as Russell.
Pat Cummins, the skipper of Hyderabad, reflects on the intense match, acknowledging its close nature and describing it as a wonderful display of cricket. He expresses satisfaction with the team's bowling performance for the most part, although he acknowledges the challenge posed by Andre Russell's formidable batting prowess. Regarding the challenge of bowling to Andre Russell, Cummins admits that while the team had devised a plan, executing it against such a skilled batter proved to be a daunting task. Despite their efforts, Russell's exceptional batting skills made it difficult for the bowlers to contain him, with some balls deserving a different approach. He credits Heinrich Klaasen for his crucial contributions that nearly led the team to victory. Despite the narrow loss, Cummins commends his team's efforts to compete against a formidable opponent, especially considering Kolkata's strength on their home ground. Ultimately, he expresses contentment with the decision to bowl first in the match.
Earlier in the game, it was Pat Cummins who won the flip of the coin and inserted Kolkata into bat. Phil Salt made his intentions clear straight away, clobbering Marco Jansen for three consecutive sixes in the second over. The Powerplay woes for Kolkata from the last edition continued into the new season, as they lost three wickets inside the first six overs. The fall of wickets at the other end hampered Salt's momentum, and he slowed down considerably. With a quickfire 35-run knock, Ramandeep Singh breathed life into the Kolkata innings. Salt departed shortly after getting to his fifty, after which Rinku Singh and Andre Russell took over. Russell, with a 20-ball fifty, unleashed a serious assault, while Rinku was a mere spectator amidst the onslaught. Thanks to this duo, Kolkata scored 85 runs in the last five overs to finish with 208. T Natarajan was the star of the show for Hyderabad, taking 3 for 32 from his four overs. Mayank Markande took a couple as well but was taken to the cleaners by Andre Russell in his final over.
As far as Hyderabad are concerned, they will feel that it was one of those games that got away from them. With 6 runs needed off 3 balls, you back the batting team to get over the line most times but it was not to be on the night for Pat Cummins's brigade. 209 runs was always going to be tough but given the short square boundaries, Hyderabad had more than a chance. Mayank Agarwal got a couple of early boundaries away before Abhishek Sharma got into the act at the fag end of the Powerplay. Neither of the two openers will make their start count but the foundation was laid for the rest of the batting unit to capitalise. At the halfway mark, Hyderabad were right in it and the onus was on Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram to keep up with the required run rate. Neither of them was able to break free against the Kolkata spinners and left Heinrich Klassen with all to do. Klaasen waged a lone fight and the struggles of Abdul Samad put even more pressure on Klaasen. With 60 runs needed off the last three overs, the Proteas batter took matters into his own hands and later found support from Shahbaz Ahmed to take his side to the brink of victory. However, both got out at the most inopportune time in the final over and Pat Cummins could not lay bat to ball with 5 needed off the last ball.
Despite the kind of finish they had with the bat, Kolkata were not able to hit the straps with the ball as they would have liked. Mitchell Starc could not have much of an impact upfront but Harshit Rana bowled maturely in the Powerplay. Rana helped Kolkata break the opening stand before dismissing the other Hyderabad opener later in his spell. In the middle phase, it was the spin trio of Sunil Narine, Varun Chakaravarthy and the Impact Player, Suyash Sharma spun a web around the opposition batters and made life extremely difficult for them. They combined well to keep the required run rate rising and did not allow the Hyderabad batters to have it their way. In the end, it got too close for comfort for Kolkata and with 6 runs needed off 3 balls, the hosts looked down and out. Harshit Rana though had other plans as he used his smarts to get rid of Shahbaz Ahmed first and then Heinrich Klaasen to turn the tide in his side's favour.
HARSHIT RANA HAS DONE IT FOR KOLKATA! The crowd erupts as Rana holds his nerves to secure a win on the last ball. The 2024 Indian T20 League ain't for the faint-hearted and you gotta tip your hat off to Heinrich Klaasen who took Hyderabad ever so close to the finishing line. Kolkata will feel that it should not have gotten this close but all that matters now is that they have opened their campaign with a win.
End Of The Over 20 : 204/7
8 Runs
  • 619.1
  • 119.2
  • W 19.3
  • 119.4
  • W 19.5
  • 019.6
P. Cummins
0 (1)
M. Jansen
1 (1)
H. Rana
4-0-33-3
19.6
0
Harshit Rana To Pat Cummins
Slower ball outside the line of the off stump, and Pat Cummins swings his bat but finds no connection. Harshit Rana is the star of the show for Kolkata as they clinch a superb win in their season opener. Kolkata win by 4 runs!
Pat Cummins walks out to face the last ball. 5 needed off 1 ball.
19.5
W
Harshit Rana To Heinrich Klaasen OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Harshit Rana turns the game around for his team! Sends Heinrich Klaasen walking back! Bowls a slower ball, fuller outside the off stump line and Heinrich Klaasen looks to go straight and high, swings the bat really hard, and only, manages to get a top edge flying behind Suyash Sharma at short third man who runs back and takes a brilliant catch to keep his team in the match.
19.4
1
Harshit Rana To Marco Jansen
Pitches the ball fuller on the stumps with pace. Marco Jansen flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Marco Jansen walks out to bat now with Hyderabad needing 6 runs off the last three balls. Does he go for the glory shot or bring Klaasen back on strike?
19.3
W
Harshit Rana To Shahbaz Ahmed OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Harshit Rana pulls things back as he sends back Shahbaz Ahmed and gets a new man on strike for the next ball! Bowls a slower ball shorter in length on top of the middle stump. Shahbaz Ahmed launches it high but straight to Shreyas Iyer at long on who takes an easy catch to send back Shahbaz Ahmed. A needless shot and this will keep Heinrich Klaasen away from strike too. Kolkata still have a glimmer of hope.
19.2
1
Harshit Rana To Heinrich Klaasen
Hits the length outside the line of the off stump. Heinrich Klaasen looks to go big but gets an inside edge onto the pads for a single.
19.1
6
Harshit Rana To Heinrich Klaasen
SIX! BANG! Heinrich Klaasen, you beauty! 7 now needed off 5 to win for Hyderabad. Harshit Rana pitches the ball short at the body of the batter and Heinrich Klaasen pulls it away with sweep timing taking the ball rows behind the deep square leg boundary line.
Harshit Rana (3-0-25-1) has been given the task of bowling the final over. Hyderabad need 13 runs off the final over and given the way Heinrich Klaasen is seeing the ball, he will back himself to finish it with three hits.
End Of The Over 19 : 196/5
26 Runs
  • 618.1
  • 018.2
  • 1 WD 18.3
  • 618.3
  • 618.4
  • 118.5
  • 618.6
S. Ahmed
16 (4)
H. Klaasen
56 (26)
M. Starc
4-0-53-0
18.6
6
Mitchell Starc To Shahbaz Ahmed
SIX! Shahbaz Ahmed gets the fourth SIX of the Mitchell Starc over and now Hyderabad only needs 13 runs in the last over! Mitchell Starc misses his length and bowls a full toss on the middle stump line. Shahbaz Ahmed slogs the ball off the middle of the bat and gets it over deep square leg for a six.
18.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
Pitches the ball up on the leg stump. Heinrich Klaasen drives it to long on for a single.
18.4
6
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
SIX! Two in a row, third of the over! Heinrich Klaasen brings up his FIFTY in style. Mitchell Starc nails a yorker on the off stump line and Heinrich Klaasen digs it from the crease and launches it over the covers fielder for a massive inside out SIX!
18.3
6
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
SIX! Too easy for Heinrich Klaasen and he won't miss out! The slower bouncer not working this time for Mitchell Starc as Heinrich Klaasen gets on top of the bounce and pulls it away over deep mid-wicket for a massive six.
18.3
wd
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
WIDE! Wayward outside the off stump line. Wide called.
18.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
Swing and a miss! Mitchell Starc hits the length outside the off stump line and Heinrich Klaasen launches a slog but misses the ball completely.
18.1
6
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
SIX! Starts off strong again! Heinrich Klaasen keeps the game alive! Mitchell Starc swings one in from a fuller length on the pads of Heinrich Klaasen as he flicks it away using his wrists and gets the ball to fly over deep mid-wicket for a six.
Mitchell Starc will bowl the penultimate over with Hyderabad needing 39 runs off the last 12 balls.
End Of The Over 18 : 170/5
21 Runs
  • 617.1
  • 217.2
  • 617.3
  • 117.4
  • 617.5
  • 017.6
S. Ahmed
10 (3)
H. Klaasen
37 (21)
V. Chakaravarthy
4-0-55-1
17.6
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed
Short and wide, cut away straight to short third man.
17.5
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed
SIX! Shahbaz Ahmed goes big and clears the fence with some distance! Varun Chakaravarthy pitches the ball up on the line of the stumps and gets punished. Shahbaz Ahmed launches a slog sweep and times it to perfection over long on for a massive six.
17.4
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
Pitches it fuller on the off stump with pace. Heinrich Klaasen drives the ball to long on for a single.
17.3
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
SIX! Second of the over and Hyderabad need many more of these! Varun Chakaravarthy pitches it slightly up and Heinrich Klaasen slams it over the head of Andre Russell at long on for another huge SIX.
17.2
2
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
Holds the length back on top of the leg stump line. Heinrich Klaasen looks to pull it but gets a top edge falling short of long on and runs a couple.
17.1
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
SIX! BANG! Heinrich Klaasen refuses to give up! Varun Chakaravarthy fires it in fuller just outside the off stump line and Heinrich Klaasen launches the ball straight over the bowler's head for a massive maximum off the first ball of the over.
End Of The Over 17 : 149/5
16 Runs
  • 616.1
  • 416.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • W 16.5
  • 416.6
S. Ahmed
4 (1)
H. Klaasen
22 (17)
A. Russell
2-0-25-2
16.6
4
Andre Russell To Shahbaz Ahmed
FOUR! Starts off well this time, Shahbaz Ahmed! Andre Russell bangs in short at the helmet of the batter and Shahbaz Ahmed pulls it along the way, using the pace of the ball and takes it over the fine leg boundary on the bounce.
Shahbaz Ahmed walks out to bat now.
16.5
W
Andre Russell To Abdul Samad OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Andre Russell can not do anything wrong tonight! Bowls a full toss outside the off stump line with pace and Abdul Samad clubs it away from the middle of the bat but does not get the elevation he needs and hits it straight down the throat of Venkatesh Iyer at deep mid-wicket. The on-field umpires ask Abdul Samad to wait and the third umpire confirms that it was a legal delivery and it was below the waist.
16.4
1
Andre Russell To Heinrich Klaasen
Bowls the yorker outside the line of the off stump and Heinrich Klaasen looks to slash it hard but gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single.
16.3
1
Andre Russell To Abdul Samad
Nails the yorker on the middle stump line. Abdul Samad drives it to long on and takes a run.
16.2
4
Andre Russell To Abdul Samad
FOUR! Abdul Samad gets 10 off the first 2 balls from Andre Russell. Andre Russell pitches the ball up on the stumps and Abdul Samad slams it straight over the bowler's head and gets a boundary in no time.
16.1
6
Andre Russell To Abdul Samad
SIX! BANG! Andre Russell bowls the length ball on top of the middle stump line and Abdul Samad clubs it away from the middle of the bat and deposits the ball over deep mid-wicket for a flat SIX!
End Of The Over 16 : 133/4
5 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 215.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
A. Samad
4 (7)
H. Klaasen
21 (16)
M. Starc
3-0-27-0
15.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Abdul Samad
Bangs in short at the body of the batter. Abdul Samad pulls the ball away to deep mid-wicket and gets a single to end the over.
15.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
Nails it up on the leg stump line. Heinrich Klaasen flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.
15.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
Slower bouncer outside the line of the off stump. Heinrich Klaasen looks to tap it down to third man for a single but misses the ball completely.
15.3
2
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
Brings the length back on top of the middle stump line. Heinrich Klaasen pulls it away from the crease to the right of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
15.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Heinrich Klaasen
Slower ball, pitched up on the leg stump line. Heinrich Klaasen taps it back to the bowler from the crease.
15.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Abdul Samad
Runs in hard and pitches the ball up on the leg stump with pace. Abdul Samad slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 128/4
13 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 614.2
  • 014.3
  • 614.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
H. Klaasen
18 (12)
A. Samad
2 (5)
V. Chakaravarthy
3-0-34-1
14.6
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
Two dots to close out the over! Nails the yorker, outside off, Heinrich Klaasen fails to squeeze it out on the off side.
14.5
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
Short and quick from over the wicket, outside off, Heinrich Klaasen looks for the cut but gets beaten for pace.
14.4
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
SIX! Shouts of 'catch it' but Heinrich Klaasen connects well to clear the fence. Chakaravarthy drops it short and outside off, Heinrich Klaasen gets it at a good height and tonks it over the leaping Shreyas Iyer at long off for six more runs.
14.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
Quicker and slants it away from the batter again, on a nagging length, Heinrich Klaasen lets it go.
14.2
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
SIX! Thumped down the ground! Short and on off, Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and slaps it back over the bowler's head while holding his shape for a maximum. A boundary after 27 balls for Hyderabad.
14.1
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Abdul Samad
Comes from over the wicket and slants it across the batter, Abdul Samad looks to go downtown but mistimes it on the bounce to long off. They cross.
End Of The Over 14 : 115/4
4 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 213.6
H. Klaasen
6 (7)
A. Samad
1 (4)
S. Sharma
2-0-18-0
13.6
2
Suyash Sharma To Heinrich Klaasen
Full and slanting in, on leg, Heinrich Klaasen drills it to the right of long on where Andre Russell runs around and cuts it off but cannot prevent Klaasen from coming back for the second run.
Halt! Nitish Rana gets a hit on his left hand while going for the catch. Gets medical assistance and walks out.
13.5
1
Suyash Sharma To Abdul Samad
Just short! Sliding on the pads, full in length, Abdul Samad gets down and swipes it across the line. Nitish Rana at deep square leg is late to run in and the ball dips on him. He dives forward but the ball falls just short. Rana looks to have injured his finger in the process.
13.4
0
Suyash Sharma To Abdul Samad
Fires it in again, flat and short, on off, Abdul Samad stabs it down on the off side.
13.3
0
Suyash Sharma To Abdul Samad
Another googly, full and on leg, Abdul Samad gets on the front foot but he too does not read the googly and gets hit on the pads.
13.2
1
Suyash Sharma To Heinrich Klaasen
Pushes it through, flat and short, on off, Heinrich Klaasen punches it wide of cover for a single.
13.1
0
Suyash Sharma To Heinrich Klaasen
Nicely bowled! Serves up a googly, short and on middle, Heinrich Klaasen does not read it and makes room for the leg break and tries to cut it away. The ball spins in and goes under the bat.
Strategic Break! After 13 overs in the Run Chase, Hyderabad find themselves at 111/4 and needs another 98 runs to win in 42 balls. Sunil Narine has been absolutely brilliant on this wicket and finishes the night with 18 runs and a wicket. It is Heinrich Klaasen and Abdul Samad, both new to the crease to carry out the rest of the innings. Let's see what happens after the break.
End Of The Over 13 : 111/4
3 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • W 12.5
  • 012.6
A. Samad
0 (1)
H. Klaasen
3 (4)
S. Narine
4-0-19-1
12.6
0
Sunil Narine To Abdul Samad
A confident appeal for LBW but turned down! After having a word with the keeper and the bowler, Shreyas Iyer takes the review. It looked close at first glance though. Narine bowls it fractionally short, on middle and leg, Abdul Samad gets half-forward and fails to smother the spin. The ball turns in sharply and goes past the inside edge. It goes on to hit the back pad and there is nothing on UltraEdge. However, the Ball Tracking shows that the ball is just clipping the leg stump and it is umpire's call. Samad survives a close shout.
Abdul Samad comes out to bat now.
12.5
W
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Sunil Narine gets the reward for disciplined bowling! Rahul Tripathi just could not get himself going and he holes out now. Narine serves it on a nagging length, outside off, Rahul Tripathi gets down on one knee and tries to drag the slog sweep from outside off to the leg side. He fails to get the elevation and hits it flat and straight down the throat of deep square leg where Harshit Rana takes it near his face.
12.4
0
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Beaten! This is quicker and shorter, a hint of turn into the batter, Rahul Tripathi goes for the cut but the ball goes over his bat.
12.3
1
Sunil Narine To Heinrich Klaasen
Slides onto the pads, short in length, Heinrich Klaasen tucks it to deep backward square leg for one.
12.2
1
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
At 88.3 kph, full and outside off, Rahul Tripathi drags the sweep to deep mid-wicket for a run.
12.1
1
Sunil Narine To Heinrich Klaasen
On a nagging length, around off, Heinrich Klaasen presses forward and plays it with a straight bat to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 108/3
3 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • W 11.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
H. Klaasen
1 (2)
R. Tripathi
19 (17)
V. Chakaravarthy
2-0-21-1
11.6
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
Keeps it short and around middle, Heinrich Klaasen waits on it and punches it to wide long on for a single to get off the mark.
11.5
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Heinrich Klaasen
Flatter and shorter, on middle and leg, Heinrich Klaasen gets beaten on the inside edge as he looks to clip it away.
Heinrich Klaasen walks out to bat now.
11.4
W
Varun Chakaravarthy To Aiden Markram OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Varun Chakaravarthy fights back after an expensive first over! Chakaravarthy tosses it up and slants it in, full and on leg, Aiden Markram clears his front leg and goes for a swipe across the line. He loses his shape and gets it off the inner half of the bat towards deep mid-wicket where Rinku Singh does the rest by diving forward. A timely wicket for Kolkata.
11.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Aiden Markram
Sees the batter advance and drops it short, on off, Aiden Markram punches it straight to Shreyas Iyer at extra cover.
11.2
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Rahul Tripathi
Pushes it through, full and on middle, Rahul Tripathi sweeps it to deep backward square leg for a run.
11.1
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Aiden Markram
Turning away, short and a bit of extra bounce, Aiden Markram goes back and cuts it to deep point for one.
End Of The Over 11 : 105/2
6 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 210.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
A. Markram
17 (10)
R. Tripathi
18 (16)
S. Narine
3-0-16-0
10.6
1
Sunil Narine To Aiden Markram
Shorter and turning in, on off, Aiden Markram goes back and pulls it to long on for one to keep the strike.
10.5
1
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Floats it up, full and outside off, Rahul Tripathi drags the shot to the left of long on for a single.
10.4
1
Sunil Narine To Aiden Markram
Flat and short, on off, Aiden Markram punches it down to long off for a run.
10.3
1
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Slows it up and bowls it full, on middle, Rahul Tripathi sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.2
2
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Flatter and shorter, on leg, Rahul Tripathi nudges it to the left of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
10.1
0
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Half a shout for LBW but turned down! Dishes out a googly, short and on leg, Rahul Tripathi goes on the back foot to clip it away but gets pinged on the front pad. Only Phil Salt is interested and Kolkata do not take the review. Now then, the Ball Tracking shows three reds and if Tripathi had not gotten any bat on it, this is a big chance missed.
Halt! The magic spray is out for the umpire for the blow he took on his left shin.
End Of The Over 10 : 99/2
14 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 69.2
  • 19.3
  • 49.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
R. Tripathi
14 (12)
A. Markram
15 (8)
S. Sharma
1-0-14-0
9.6
1
Suyash Sharma To Rahul Tripathi
Too full on the line of the off stump, and Rahul Tripathi slams it back to the bowler. Suyash Sharma gets a hand on it and the ball goes on to hit the left shin of the umpire. The batters pick up a single to end the over.
9.5
1
Suyash Sharma To Aiden Markram
Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Aiden Markram looks to drive it hard but gets an inside edge to deep square leg for a single.
9.4
4
Suyash Sharma To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Short ball from the youngster and Aiden Markram punishes it for a superb boundary. Suyash Sharma drops the ball mid-way outside the off stump line asking to get hit. Aiden Markram sets back and cuts the ball hard to the right of the sweeper covers and finds the boundary.
9.3
1
Suyash Sharma To Rahul Tripathi
Floats the ball up on the line of the stumps. Rahul Tripathi sweeps the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.
9.2
6
Suyash Sharma To Rahul Tripathi
SIX! BANG! Rahul Tripathi finds the middle of the bat this time and sends the ball flat over long on for a maximum. Suyash Sharma tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump and gets whacked.
9.1
1
Suyash Sharma To Aiden Markram
Starts off short on the line of the stumps. Aiden Markram flicks the ball from the crease to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 85/2
8 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 28.3
  • 18.4
  • 28.5
  • 18.6
A. Markram
9 (5)
R. Tripathi
6 (9)
S. Narine
2-0-10-0
8.6
1
Sunil Narine To Aiden Markram
Fuller on the stumps. Aiden Markram drives the ball to long on and takes a run.
8.5
2
Sunil Narine To Aiden Markram
Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Aiden Markram cuts the ball to the right of sweeper covers for a couple.
8.4
1
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
DROPPED! Varun Chakaravarthy drops a sitter and Rahul Tripathi gets a life! Sunil Narine tosses the ball up on the line of the stumps and Rahul Tripathi goes for a huge slog and, in the end, gets a top edge high into the night sky. Varun Chakaravarthy at short fine leg settles under the ball and fumbles it down. The batters take a single.
8.3
2
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Floats the ball up on the middle stump line and Rahul Tripathi sweeps the ball between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg for a couple.
8.2
1
Sunil Narine To Aiden Markram
Holds the length back on the leg stump. Aiden Markram is comfortable on the backfoot and flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.
8.1
1
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Rahul Tripathi sweeps it away to deep square leg for a single.
Suyash Sharma comes in as the Impact Player for Kolkata, replacing Ramandeep Singh.
End Of The Over 8 : 77/2
10 Runs
  • 47.1
  • W 7.2
  • 47.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 1 LB 7.6
R. Tripathi
2 (6)
A. Markram
5 (2)
A. Russell
1-0-9-1
7.6
lb
Andre Russell To Rahul Tripathi
LEG BYE! Pitches the ball fuller outside the line of the leg stump. Rahul Tripathi looks to flick the ball but gets a hit on the pads for a single.
7.5
0
Andre Russell To Rahul Tripathi
Very good short ball once again by Andre Russell. Rahul Tripathi lets it go at the last moment.
7.4
1
Andre Russell To Aiden Markram
Short and wide outside off. Aiden Markram cuts the ball hard towards sweeper covers for a single.
7.3
4
Andre Russell To Aiden Markram
FOUR! What a way to start the innings from Aiden Markram! Executes the pull shot to perfection. Andre Russell bangs in a short ball at the batter and gets pulled in front of square leg for a boundary.
Aiden Markram walks out to the middle now.
7.2
W
Andre Russell To Abhishek Sharma OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! It's Andre Russell's night and he can do nothing wrong! Bangs in short at the batter and Abhishek Sharma is rushed on the pull shot, gets a top edge that flies back to Varun Chakaravarthy at fine leg who takes a reverse cup catch to end a good innings from Abhishek Sharma.
7.1
4
Andre Russell To Abhishek Sharma
FOUR! Starts off short outside the line of the off stump and Abhishek Sharma stands tall on the crease and cuts the ball hard to the right of point and finds the boundary in no time.
End Of The Over 7 : 67/1
2 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
R. Tripathi
2 (4)
A. Sharma
28 (17)
S. Narine
1-0-2-0
6.6
0
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Gets one to nip back in from outside the off stump line. Rahul Tripathi looks to play at it late towards third man but misses the ball. Good first over from Sunil Narine.
6.5
0
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Holds the length on the leg stump. Rahul Tripathi flicks the ball straight to short fine leg.
6.4
1
Sunil Narine To Abhishek Sharma
Short ball on the middle stump line. Abhishek Sharma pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.3
0
Sunil Narine To Abhishek Sharma
Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Abhishek Sharma cuts the ball straight to point.
6.2
0
Sunil Narine To Abhishek Sharma
Tosses the ball up slow on the line of the stumps. Abhishek Sharma blocks it back to the bowler.
6.1
1
Sunil Narine To Rahul Tripathi
Pitches the ball up outside the line of leg stump. Rahul Tripathi plays a paddle sweep to short fine leg for a single.
Strategic break! Hyderabad are off to a solid start here in pursuit of a mammoth total of 209 runs. They did lose Mayank Agarwal in the previous over but Abhishek Sharma is looking in good nick and will look to tick along nicely with the newly arrived Rahul Tripathi. As for Kolkata, they have not gotten their lines and lengths right yet and no turn for Varun Chakaravarthy has made it worse for them. Having managed to dismiss Agarwal, the hosts will look to squeeze in quiet overs and make the required run rate go up. Sunil Narine comes on to bowl now.
End Of The Over 6 : 65/1
7 Runs
  • 25.1
  • 05.2
  • W 5.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 45.6
A. Sharma
27 (14)
R. Tripathi
1 (1)
H. Rana
3-0-25-1
5.6
4
Harshit Rana To Abhishek Sharma
FOUR! A calculated risk from Abhishek Sharma that pays off well! Ends the Powerplay with a boundary. Harshit Rana hits the length hard on top of the off stump line and Abhishek Sharma dances down the track and makes room for himself to play the ball over the head of covers and the ball runs away to the fence for four runs.
5.5
0
Harshit Rana To Abhishek Sharma
Comes around the stumps and bowls another short ball on top of the off stump line with pace. Abhishek Sharma stays inside the crease and blocks it off well.
Halt! Rahul Tripathi has taken a blow on the grill on his helmet and the physio is out for the concussion check.
5.4
1
Harshit Rana To Rahul Tripathi
Deadly welcome to the crease for Rahul Tripathi as Harshit Rana bangs in another short ball that hits Rahul Tripathi on the helmet frame after a faint edge on the bat. The ball runs down to third man and the batters take a single.
Rahul Tripathi is in at number 3.
5.3
W
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Superb bouncer by Harshit Rana as he picks up Mayank Agarwal! Hyderabad lose their first. Harshit Rana bangs it in short at the helmet of the batter and all Mayank Agarwal could do was swing his bat, getting the ball to go towards Rinku Singh at deep square leg who takes a comfortable catch. Rana blows a kiss in the direction of Agarwal and the latter does not like that one bit.
5.2
0
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
Gets the ball to nip back at Mayank Agarwal sharply after pitching it short on the off stump line. Mayank Agarwal looks to guide it to third man but Phil Salt collects it behind the stumps on the bounce.
5.1
2
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
Hits the length hard on top of the leg stump line. Mayank Agarwal launches it straight over Sunil Narine at mid on and runs a couple.
End Of The Over 5 : 58/0
18 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 44.2
  • 64.3
  • 14.4
  • 14.5
  • 64.6
A. Sharma
23 (12)
M. Agarwal
30 (18)
V. Chakaravarthy
1-0-18-0
4.6
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Abhishek Sharma
SIX! Width offered and Abhishek Sharma obliges! Varun tries to keep it away from the batter but the length stays full, Abhishek Sharma stays low to make the connection and deposits it over long on for six more runs. 18 runs off Chakaravarthy's first over and Hyderabad are off to a flier here.
4.5
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Mayank Agarwal
Slanting in, full and on middle, Mayank Agarwal eases it to long off and gets to the other end.
4.4
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Abhishek Sharma
Short and on middle, Abhishek Sharma steps out and knocks it to mid on for a single.
4.3
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Abhishek Sharma
SIX! Nothing lucky about this one as this has come right off the screws! Varun bowls it a bit too full, at the stumps, Abhishek Sharma gets down and hits through the line to clear wide long on for a maximum.
4.2
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To Abhishek Sharma
FOUR! Lucky boundary! On a nagging length, on middle, Abhishek Sharma uses his feet to go big on the leg side. He fails to get to the pitch of the ball and gets a top edge. The ball manages to evade the backtracking Nitish Rana at backward point for a boundary.
4.1
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Abhishek Sharma
Beats the bat straight away! Slides it across the batter, full and outside off, Abhishek Sharma presses forward to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge. The keeper, Phil Salt is quick to take the bails off but Sharma has his back leg grounded inside the crease.
Varun Chakaravarthy comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 4 : 40/0
13 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 03.2
  • 23.3
  • 63.4
  • 03.5
  • 43.6
M. Agarwal
29 (17)
A. Sharma
6 (7)
H. Rana
2-0-18-0
3.6
4
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! The timing isn't right but it still fetches Mayank Agarwal a boundary. Rana takes pace off and bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Mayank Agarwal hangs back for the pull. He goes through his shot early but gets enough bat to clear mid on for four more runs.
3.5
0
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
On a back of a length, on off, Mayank Agarwal stabs it down on the off side.
3.4
6
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
SIX! Whoa...cracking shot! Rana digs it in short again, on off, Mayank Agarwal stands tall and gets into the position quickly. Slaps it with relative ease over the deep backward point fence for a maximum.
3.3
2
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
Was that a chance? Yes, a tough one though. Delivers it on a back of a length, on off and middle, Mayank Agarwal uses his feet and takes on the short ball. Pulls it towards deep square leg and it dips on the rushing fielder. Ramandeep Singh comes charging in from the deep and dives in front. He fails to get his fingers underneath to hold onto the catch and it goes through his hands. Two runs taken.
3.2
0
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
At 139.7 kph, bangs it into the deck, around off, Mayank Agarwal gets into two minds about whether to duck or pull. He sways away from the line of the ball and lets it go in the end.
3.1
1
Harshit Rana To Abhishek Sharma
Serves it on a hard length, on off, Abhishek Sharma steers it down to deep third for one.
End Of The Over 3 : 27/0
10 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 42.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 42.6
M. Agarwal
17 (12)
A. Sharma
5 (6)
M. Starc
2-0-22-0
2.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! Lovely shot! Starc pitches it right up to the batter, on off, Mayank Agarwal shows the full face of the bat and drives it to the right of mid off for a boundary.
2.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Abhishek Sharma
Takes pace off and it is fuller as well, Abhishek Sharma eases it to mid on and gets to the other end.
2.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Abhishek Sharma
Play and a miss! Short of a length, outside off, Abhishek Sharma slashes at it but gets beaten by the extra bounce again.
2.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Abhishek Sharma
Full and slanting in, on middle and leg, Abhishek Sharma drives it down to mid on.
2.2
4
Mitchell Starc To Abhishek Sharma
DROPPED! Phil Salt puts it down! To rub salt into wounds, it goes away for a boundary. Starc gets the ball to shape away from the left-hander, fuller in length, Abhishek Sharma goes for the drive away from his body and gets an outside edge. It is headed straight to first slip but Phil Salt goes after it and sticks out his left glove. He only manages to get fingertips to it and it races away for a boundary.
2.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Mayank Agarwal
Delivers it top of off, on a back of a length, Mayank Agarwal rides the bounce well and runs it down to deep third for a single.
End Of The Over 2 : 17/0
5 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 41.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
A. Sharma
0 (2)
M. Agarwal
12 (10)
H. Rana
1-0-5-0
1.6
0
Harshit Rana To Abhishek Sharma
Beaten! On a hard length and gets a bit of extra bounce, Abhishek Sharma gets on his toes to cut but misses out.
1.5
0
Harshit Rana To Abhishek Sharma
Honing in at the stumps, on a good length, Abhishek Sharma waits on it and works it with the angle to mid-wicket.
1.4
1
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
This is on a back of a length, outside off, Mayank Agarwal tries to cash in on the width but chops it off the inner half of the bat and it trickles past the stumps. They cross.
1.3
0
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
Given LBW but decision overturned successfully! A confident review from Mayank Agarwal! Rana angles it back in, on a good length, on middle and leg, Mayank Agarwal looks to flick it away off his pads but plays all around it. The ball sneaks past the inside edge and pings him on the front pad. There is nothing on UltraEdge but the ball is going down leg on Ball Tracking.
1.2
4
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! Up and over! Rana goes a bit too full, around off, Mayank Agarwal gets underneath it and lofts it over mid off. The bat turns in his hand but still manages to clear mid off for a boundary.
1.1
0
Harshit Rana To Mayank Agarwal
Bowls it on a back of a length, a hint of away movement, on off, Mayank Agarwal plays it back to the bowler.
Harshit Rana will share the new ball with Mitchell Starc for Kolkata.
End Of The Over 1 : 12/0
12 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 5 WD 0.3
  • 00.3
  • 20.4
  • 40.5
  • 10.6
M. Agarwal
7 (6)
A. Sharma
0 (0)
M. Starc
1-0-12-0
0.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Mayank Agarwal
Drags his length back and bowls it on off, Mayank Agarwal hops back and glides it down to deep third for a single. An expensive first over from Starc.
0.5
4
Mitchell Starc To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! Classy shot! Starc serves it full and angles it away, outside off, Mayank Agarwal extends his arms and lets his hands flow into the shot. Drives well and gets it through covers for a boundary.
0.4
2
Mitchell Starc To Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal is off the mark, albeit in a streaky fashion! Starc pitches it up, on middle and leg, Mayank Agarwal premeditates and looks to go big on the off side. He adjusts well and tucks it behind square on the leg side a couple of runs.
0.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Mayank Agarwal
Hits the deck hard and bowls it on a back of a length, on the pads, Mayank Agarwal misses out on the clip and gets hit high on the thigh pad.
0.3
wd
Mitchell Starc To Mayank Agarwal
FIVE WIDES! Wayward from Starc and Hyderabad are underway! Bangs it in short and around leg, Mayank Agarwal swivels for the pull but misses. The ball swirls away and sails over the leaping Phil Salt behind the wicket for a boundary.
0.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Mayank Agarwal
Swing and a miss! Starc goes full in search of swing but there isn't any, outside off, Mayank Agarwal swings to hit up and over mid off but connects with thin air.
0.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Mayank Agarwal
Starts from over the wicket and angles it across the right-hander, on a good length, outside off, Mayank Agarwal presses forward and dabs it down to backward point.
Match Info
  • Venue Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs
  • Player of the Match Andre Russell
  • Umpire Rohan Pandit (IND), Yeshwant Barde (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Kolkata 208/7 in 20.0 overs
  • Kolkata 200/6 in 19.0 overs
  • A Russell T20 fifty: 50 runs in 20 balls (2x4) (6x6)
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 50 off 22 balls between R Singh (10) and A Russell (38)
  • Kolkata 152/6 in 16.3 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 141/6 in 16.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (15.2 ovs): HYD against A Russell (Wide) Successful (KOL: 2, HYD: 2)
  • P Salt T20 fifty: 53 runs in 38 balls (3x4) (3x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 27 balls between P Salt (14) and R Singh (35)
  • Kolkata 100/4 in 11.4 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 66/4 in 9.0 overs
  • Kolkata 50/3 in 7.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 43/3
  • Hyderabad 202/5 in 19.1 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 51 off 13 balls between H Klaasen (34) and S Ahmed (16)
  • H Klaasen T20 fifty: 55 runs in 25 balls (0x4) (7x6)
  • Hyderabad 155/5 in 17.1 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Hyderabad 111/4 in 13.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (12.6 ovs): KOL against A Samad (LBW) Unsuccessful (KOL: 2, HYD: 2) (Retained)
  • Hyderabad 101/2 in 10.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Hyderabad 65/1 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Hyderabad 65/1
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 27 balls between M Agarwal (29) and A Sharma (16)
  • Hyderabad 50/0 in 4.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (1.3 ovs): M Agarwal against KOL (LBW) Successful (KOL: 2, HYD: 2)
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Virat Kohli RCB 741 61.75
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Riyan Parag RR 573 52.09
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