Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) registered a convincing 48-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 37 of the Indian Premier Legaue (IPL) in Hyderabad on Sunday. David Warner was the star of the show as this 126 propelled SRH to a massive 209 for three. In the chase, Kolkata failed to make a good start to their innings as Hyderabad bowlers didn't let them free their arms. After Sunil Narine fell cheaply, Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa held the fort but not for long. Uthappa who kept the Kolkata innings alive for some time, perished for 53 in search for quick runs. Kolkata batsmen could not capitalise in the middle-overs as Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan failed to fire. Mohammed Siraj and Siddharth Kaul both finished for 2/26 in their stipulated four overs. After this win, Hyderabad will maintain their third position with 13 points but have closed the gap to the two leaders to one point. David Warner was adjudged the Man of the Match for his blistering 126 runs. (Scorecard)
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00:28 IST: David Warner was adjudged the Man of the Match.
00:15 IST: And it is done! Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders (161/7) by 48 runs at Hyderabad.
00:14 IST: Four! Woakes nudges the ball towards third man for a boundary.
00:12 IST: Kolkata need 56 runs off the last over.
00:11 IST: Out! Sheldon Jackson perishes. Four dots in a row by Bhuveneshwar and Jackson flicks the ball to Rashid Khan.
00:07 IST: The game is all over for the visiting team as they need 63 runs in 13 balls.
00:06 IST: Six! Short from Siraj, Grandhomme connects and dispatches the ball for maximum.
00:01 IST: Four! Grandhomme flicks the ball for a boundary at fine leg.
23:57 IST: Out! Rashid Khan sends Yusuf Pathan packing. Knight Riders are falling in quick succession. Kolkata need 80 runs in 24 balls, required rate climbing above 20.
23:53 IST: Hyderabad bowlers tightening the noose as Kolkata batsmen fail to score boundaries. Need more 88 runs in 30 balls.
23:47 IST: Four! Jackson slams the ball for a boundary through covers.
23:44 IST: Kolkata need more 100 runs from 42 balls to win, required run rate at 14.29.
23:41 IST: Out! Slower ball outside off stump, Uthappa hits the ball straight to David Warner at long off. Kolkata feel the heat, stand at 109 for four, 12.3 overs.
23:36 IST: Six! Uthappa reaches his 22 IPL half century with a maximum. Keeping Kolkata alive in chase.
23:32 IST: Out! Looking to play the ball on the leg side, Manish Pandey nicks the ball straight to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Kolkata 90 for three, 11 overs.
23:22 IST: Nine overs gone, Kolkata need more 138 runs in 66 balls.
23:20 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Uthappa.
23:19 IST: Six! Uthappa smokes Rashid Khan for a huge maximum.
23:18 IST: Decent start to the play as Henriques concedes six runs. Kolkata need more152 runs in 72 balls.
23:15 IST: And we're back!
23:03 IST: Play will resume at 11:15 pm. No reduction in overs.
22:55 IST: Good news for the fans, covers are being taken off.
22:37 IST: As rain stopped play, Kolkata are 17 runs short of D/L par score which is 69.
Rain Stoppage: Kolkata Knight Riders (7.0 Ov) Robin Uthappa 22 (14), Manish Pandey 18 (13). need 158 runs in 78 balls at 12.15 rpo— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) April 30, 2017
22:30 IST: Some bad news for the fans. Covers are coming on!
22:26 IST: Six!! And it's a massive one!! Uthappa sweeps Rashid Khan and it goes a distance of 101 metres.
22:24 IST: At the end of powerplay, Kolkata stand at 44 for two.
22:19 IST: Four! Pandey goes downtown yet again. Beautifully timed shot.
22:17 IST: Four! Manish Pandey goes down the ground for a beautiful boundary.
22:14 IST: Four! Intentionally plays late and runs the ball down to third man for a boundary.
22:13 IST: Crunched! Uthappa hits the ball on the up for a boundary on the off-side.
22:10 IST: Four! Uthappa muscles Kaul through the on side for a boundary.
22:04 IST: Out! Gautam Gambhir departs, Kolkata in trouble as they stand at 12 for two after 2.3 overs.
Match 37: WICKET! Gautam Gambhir c Rashid Khan b Siddarth Kaul 11 (11b). Kolkata Knight Riders 12/2 (2.3 Ovs). pic.twitter.com/OzpaoLV32W— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) April 30, 2017
22:03 IST: Good over by Siraj, concedes three runs and takes a wicket.
22:00 IST: Out! Mohammad Siraj striking early. Sends Narine back to pavilion. Kolkata 9 for one fater 1.2 overs.
21:59 IST: After first over, Kolkata stand at 9 for no loss.
21:58 IST: Four! This time Gambhir goes straight down the ground.
21:57 IST: Four! Bhuvneshwar bowls on the pads to Gambhir and he puts the ball away for a boundary.
21:56 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar leading the bowling attack for Hyderabad.
21:55 IST: Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir opening the batting for Kolkata.
21:41 IST: Hyderabad finish 209 for three at the end of 20 overs. It is an uphill task for Kolkata.
21:40 IST: Out! Kane Williamson gets run out on the last ball of the first innings.
21:35 IST: Dropped! Sheldon Jackson drops Yuvraj Singh at the fine-leg boundary. Nothing is going right for Kolkata right now.
21:33 IST: Back-to-back boundaries for Williamson, Hyderabad cross 200-run mark.
21:32 IST: Four! Williamson scoops Woakes for a boundary over the keeper's head.
21:31 IST: Oh! Perfectly timed shot by Williamson for a boundary straight down the ground. Williamson at his best!
21:27 IST: Four! Clearing the in-field again, Williamson guides the ball for a beautiful boundary.
21:23 IST: Three more overs to go in the first innings, Hyderabad eyeing big score.
21:19 IST: Sigh of relief for Kolkata! Woakes sends Hyderabad captain, David Warner (126), back to pavilion. Gautam Gambhir completes a safe catch. Hyderabad stand at 171 for two.
21:16 IST: With 4 more overs to go, Hyderabad stand at 169 for one.
21:15 IST: Tough times for Kolkata Knight Riders. It seems Gautam Gambhir is running out of all options.
21:14 IST: Four! Warner is not letting go any opportunity to score runs for his team.
21:13 IST: Back-to-back boundaries for Warner. Kolkata bowlers are being punished!
21:12 IST: Four! Warner flat bats Narine for a boundary straight down the ground.
21:10 IST: Four! Slower delivery from Umesh Yadav, Kane Williamson clears the in-field with ease. Hyderabad 152 for one.
21:00 IST: Out! Kolkata gets first breakthrough in 13th over. Kuldeep Yadav runs Shikhar Dhawan out. Hyderabad 139 for one after 12.4 overs.
20:51 IST: David Warner scores his 3rd IPL century off 43 balls. Hyderabad stand at 126 for zero in 11 overs.
20:50 IST: David Warner is just two runs away from his IPL century.
20:49 IST: Six! Warner slams the ball for a huge maximum.
20:48 IST: Dropped! Chris Woakes drops the danger man David Warner (86) on the boundary rope.
20:45 IST: Four! Warner switch hits Kuldeep for a boundary on the off side.
20:44 IST: Bang! Warner is in no mood to stop his onslaught. Smokes Coulter-Nile for a flat six.
20:38 IST: Hyderabad are cruising at the moment vs Kolkata. The visiting team need to halt the flow of runs.
20:33 IST: Six! Warner is punishing the bowlers. Short from Yadav and Warner smokes it on the leg side.
20:30 IST: At the end of powerplay, Hyderabad stand tall as they score 79 for zero.
20:28 IST: Four! Switch hit from Warner, dispatches Kuldeep for a boundary.
20:27 IST: Four! Dhawan getting into the party now. Slams Kuldeep Yadav for a boundary straight down the ground.
20:25 IST: Costly over for Kolkata, Hyderabad score 15 off Narine over.
20:24 IST: Six! David Warner brings up his half century, smashes Narine for a maximum.
20:18 IST: Big over for Hyderabad, Yusuf Pathan concedes 17 runs! Hyderabad 52 for zero after four overs.
20:13 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Warner off Chris Woakes !!
20:11 IST: Big heave from Warner, the ball goes high in the air, falls short of Woakes who runs back. Warner lives!
20:09 IST: Six! Warner slams Umesh for a maximum straight down the ground.
20:06 IST: Decent start for both the teams. Hyderabad stand at 6 for no loss after the first over.
20:03 IST: Four! David Warner hits the first boundary of the innings.
20:00 IST: Safe! David Warner advancing down the track and drives, ball misses the outside edge.
19:59 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile leading the attack for Kolkata.
19:58 IST: David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan opening the batting line for Hyderabad.
19:39 IST: Here are the playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR XI: S Narine, G Gambhir (C), R Uthappa (W), M Pandey, Y Pathan, S Jackson, C de Grandhomme, C Woakes, N Coulter-Nile, U Yadav, K Yadav— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) April 30, 2017
19:37 IST: Here are the playing XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
SRH XI: D Warner (C), S Dhawan, K Williamson, M Henriques, Y Singh, N Ojha (W), B Sharma, B Kumar, R Khan, S Kaul, M Siraj #SRHvKKR— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) April 30, 2017
19:31 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir wins toss, elects to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
19:28 IST: It's toss time!
19:14 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile needs only one wicket to reach the 100-wicket mark in T20 cricket.
19:10 IST: Trivia! Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir is 73 runs short of registering the highest run scored by a captain for a franchise in IPL. Currently, the record is being held by MS Dhoni who has scored 2986 for Chennai Super Kings.
19:04 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders.
SRH, however, have in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the rightful owner of the Purple Cap. He, along with young leg-spinner Rashid Khan, have been quite the test for most batting line-ups and the Hyderabad coaches would be hoping for a repeat.The batting, with Kane Williamson back and David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan in fine form promises much, so this should be quite a battle. The IPL is approaching the time when the success and failure would be counted with every match. So with the time of reckoning coming, this one will be something to see, as some of the best in the business will face off.