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That's all we have for today! Earlier in the day, Delhi chased down a huge total to defeat Mumbai at the Wankhede and then Hyderabad defeated Kolkata at the Eden Gardens. So, both the teams hosting the game lost today. How often do you see that? Something that will keep you thinking. On that note, we take your leave. Do join us on Sunday for another doubleheader. First game is between Bangalore and Rajasthan at 1600 IST and then later Punjab will face Chennai at 2000 IST. Until then, goodbye and cheers!

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Man of the Match award has been given to Billy Stanlake. He bent his back and bowled with some venom to not let the hosts off the hook. He ended with mind-blowing figures of 4-0-21-2! Shakib, Bhuvneshwar and Williamson would also have been in contention for the same but the Aussie pacer got the nod.

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Things once again got close towards the end as both the set batsmen perished but Hooda and Pathan made sure that they don't repeat the same mistake that they committed against Mumbai in the last game. Both hung in there and safely saw their side cross the finish line with an over to spare.

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Kolkata's other spinners then came to the fore. They not only slowed things down but also picked up a couple of wickets in the process to keep the match in the balance. The spin trio (Narine, Kuldeep and Chawla) gave away 60 runs in 12 overs and picked up 4 wickets. However, Williamson kept a cool head and took the matter in his hands. He was happy to milk singles and doubles and then stroked some boundaries to dictate terms. He got an able partner in Shakib as the duo motored along and strung 59 runs together to bring the equation down to run-a-ball.

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Hyderabad seal their first ever win at the Eden Gardens. And what would please them even more - it's their third win on the trot this season and surely they have kicked their campaign off in a grand manner. After yet another clinical show from their bowlers, a different sight was witnessed in the run chase. It was Wriddhiman Saha who got them off to a flying start but perished soon after Narine was introduced. The West Indian struck twice inside the Powerplay to stem the run flow.

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Andre Russell to Yusuf Pathan

SIX! Yusuf Pathan, the ex-Kolkata player has silenced the Eden Gardens here. Gets a hug and a pat from Russell and the customary handshakes follow. Russell with another short one on middle, Yusuf goes for the pull but gets it off the top edge. Still good enough connection to end the game with a maximum over deep backward square leg. A 5-WICKET VICTORY FOR HYDERABAD!

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Andre Russell to Deepak Hooda

Clips one through mid-wicket and takes a single.

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Andre Russell to Yusuf Pathan

Pathan jams out a yorker and Hooda is quick to cross for a single.

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Andre Russell to Yusuf Pathan

FOUR! Up and over Lynn at extra cover! On a length and outside off, Pathan looks to punch it on the up. Didn't time it well but has enough to clear a leaping Chris Lynn at extra cover. More importantly for his side, it then goes to the fence. Happy faces in the Hyderabad dugout.

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Andre Russell to Deepak Hooda

Fuller outside off, driven through cover for a single.

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Andre Russell to Deepak Hooda

Short delivery outside off, Hooda tries to pull that one but failed to connect it.

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Andre Russell will bowl the penultimate over. The big West Indian has gone for some runs tonight. Can he redeem himself by picking up a wicket here.

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Mitchell Johnson to Yusuf Pathan

Short of a length delivery outside off, a flat-bat punch wide of long off will give Yusuf two. 13 required off 12 balls.

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Mitchell Johnson to Yusuf Pathan

FOUR! Yusuf Pathan drills one! Releases all the pressure that was applied on the previous few balls. Mitchell goes fuller outside off, Pathan nails the drive through extra cover. Finds the gap and he doesn't even bother running.

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Mitchell Johnson to Yusuf Pathan

Wide! Johnson pounds in a short ball on middle and leg and it sails over the head of Pathan. Called as a wide.

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Mitchell Johnson to Yusuf Pathan

Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, clipped towards square leg where Russell dives and stops. They are not risking the single here.

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Mitchell Johnson to Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan stays put inside the crease and defends it back down the track.

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Yusuf Pathan is in next.

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Mitchell Johnson to Kane Williamson

OUT! Straight to Russell! Kane Williamson is gone. Is there a twist in the tale now? This surely must have shaken the Hyderabad dugout. Good length delivery, at 134.1 kph, Williamson walks across and tries to clip it away. All he manages is to hand a simple catch to Russell at square leg. Kolkata hanging in there.

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Mitchell Johnson to Deepak Hooda

Good length delivery on middle and leg, worked through square leg for a single.

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