Kane Williamson starred with a valiant half-century guiding Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to a 5-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Saturday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Chasing 139 run-target set by KKR, Wriddhiman Saha (24) gave a solid start to the Sunrisers. Saha was eventually dismissed in the 4th over by KKR bowler Sunil Narine. Shikhar Dhawan was the next to depart for SRH after Narine clean bowled him for 7 runs. Shakib Al Hasan was the next batsman for Sunrisers and he ably supported skipper Williamson in the run-chase. Narine returned with bowling figures of 2/17 while Piyush Chawla (1/20), Mitchell Johnson (1/30) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/23) shared a wicket each. Deepak Hooda (5) and Yusuf Pathan (17) ensured the visitors crossed the finishing line to ensure their third win in this season of the IPL. (SCORECARD)
Earlier, India pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets as SRH made the most of hour-long rain break and some excellent catching by Manish Pandey to restrict Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to 138/8 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Kumar (3/26) -- returning to the team after recovering from a sore back -- was ably supported by pacer Billy Stanlake (2/21) and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (2/21) also taking two wickets. Highly-rated leg-spinner Rashid Khan went wicketless, leaking 31 runs. Former KKR batsman Pandey took two outstanding catches to send Nitish Rana (18; 16b 2x4 1x6) and Andre Russell (9; 5b 0x4 1x6) -- who hit a 36-ball 88 in the last game -- back in the hut as SRH bowlers reined in after skies opened up to halt play for 58 minutes when KKR were going steady at 52/1.
IPL 2018 Highlights of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match, straight from Eden Gardens, Kolkata
00:37 IST: Thank you for staying with us for the live updates between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
00:24 IST: SIX! Sunrisers Hyderabad keep their winning form intact. SRH beat KKR by 5 wickets.
00:23 IST: SIX! A maximum by Yusuf to finish things off for the Sunrisers.
00:22 IST: FOUR! What a shot. Yusuf takes it over covers. Good shot. SRH inch closer to win.
00:20 IST: FOUR! What a shot by Yusuf Pathan. Driven onto the offside. SRH 124/5 in 17.5 overs
00:16 IST: OUT! Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their fifth wicket after Kane Williamson departs for 50 runs vs KKR | SRH 119/5 in 17.2 overs
00:13 IST: Kane Williamson brings up his fifty. A good knock under pressure for SRH. SRH 118/4 in 17 overs
00:12 IST: 23 more runs needed from 22 balls for SRH to win.
00:06 IST: OUT! Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their fourth wicket after Shakib Al Hasan departs for 27 runs vs KKR. Piyush Chawla clean bowls Shakib | SRH 114/4 in 15.5 overs
00:00 IST: SIX! What a shot. Using the pace of the bowler. Slightly short and the SRH captain takes him to the cleaners. SRH 110/3
23:56 IST: 100 up for Sunrisers. SRH 102/3 in 14 overs
23:50 IST: SIX! Superb shot by Shakib. 16 runs off the over. What an over for the batting side. SRH 88/3 in 12 overs
23:48 IST: FOUR! Top edge. Luck goes the Sunrisers way. Bowler is frustrated. Shakib gets his boundary. Two boundaries off the over. Second one on the long off boundary. SRH 78/3
23:41 IST: FOUR! Superb placement by the SRH captain. Poor bowling by Kuldeep Yadav. back-to-back boundaries for him. Yadav doing too much and he pays the price. First boundary after 33 deliveries for the batting side. SRH 70/3
23:40 IST: SRH need 79 more runs from 63 runs. Achievable but wickets will be key for KKR.
23:34 IST: OUT! Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their third wicket after Manish Pandey departs for 4 runs vs KKR | SRH 55/3 in 8.4 overs
23:23 IST: Kuldeep Yadav is the new bowler for KKR.
23:22 IST: Superb over by Narine. A wide and a wicket from it. SRH 46/2 in 6 overs
23:22 IST: Manish Pandey is the new man in for SRH.
23:20 IST: OUT! Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their second wicket after Shikhar Dhawan departs for 7 runs vs KKR | SRH 46/2 in 5.1 overs
23:16 IST: FOUR! Another super storke by the SRH skipper. Pure timing by him.
23:15 IST: FOUR! What a cover drive by SRH skipper Kane Williamson.
23:10 IST: OUT! Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their first wicket after Wriddhiman Saha departs for 24 runs vs KKR | SRH 32/1 in 3.1 overs
23:08 IST: FOUR! Straight over the bowler's head. What a shot by Saha.
23:07 IST: FOUR! Superb shot by Saha. Sweetly driven towards the mid off boundary. SRH 27/0
23:05 IST: FOUR! Short. Allows Saha to push the ball towards the boundary.
23:03 IST: FOUR! Short ball. Shikhar Dhawan pounces on it. SRH 16/1
23:00 IST: FOUR! Off the front foot. Clears the mid-wicket region. Good shot by Saha. Saha looks in good touch.
23:00 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Saha. Superb flick off the wrists. Only six runs off the first over. SRH 6/0 in 1 over
22:55 IST: Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan are the two openers for SRH. Mitchell Johnson bowls the first over for KKR.
22:36 IST: Sunrisers bowlers have restricted the Kolkata Knight Riders to 138/8 in 20 overs.
22:33 IST: No timing at all. Only a single run for Shivam Mavi.
22:32 IST: NO BALL! FREE HIT! Mitchell Johnson gets a lifeline. Second no ball by Bhuvi.
22:30 IST: OUT! Kolkata Knight Riders lose their seventh wicket after Dinesh Karthik departs for 29 runs vs SRH. Knuckleball by Bhuvi and Karthik edges it for a simple catch for the SRH keeper | KKR 129/7 in 18.3 overs
22:27 IST: FREE HIT! SIX! That is clean. Superb shot by Karthik. That's the 126th six of the tournament. Dispatched for a maximum for the KKR captain. The six went for 92 metres.
22:26 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into action. 2 overs to go for the home side.
22:24 IST: FOUR! Welcome runs for the home side. Finally gets the width that he likes and Karthik hammers it for a four. KKR 120/6
22:23 IST: Quick single by Karthik to get Mavi to the strike. KKR 115/6
22:20 IST: OUT! Kolkata Knight Riders lose their sixth wicket after Shubman Gill departs for 3 runs vs SRH | KKR 112/6 in 16.4 overs
22:05 IST: WICKET! Kolkata Knight Riders lose their fifth wicket after Andre Russell departs for 9 runs vs SRH | KKR 96/5 in 13.2 overs
22:03 IST: SIX! Good piece of fielding by Hooda. Unfortunately it goes over him for a six. Russell gets into the act now for KKR.
22:00 IST: Two new batsmen at the crease for KKR now. Both Karthik and Russell have to bat long to get to a decent total.
21:58 IST: OUT! Kolkata Knight Riders lose their fourth wicket after Chris Lynn departs for 49 runs vs SRH. Superb caught and bowled by Shakib Al hasan. | KKR 87/4 in 12.2 overs
21:54 IST: Kuldeep Yadav bowls his 2nd over.
21:52 IST: KKR captain Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman.
21:51 IST: OUT! Kolkata Knight Riders lose their third wicket after Sunil Narine departs for 9 runs vs SRH | KKR 79/3 in 10.4 overs
21:47 IST: FOUR! Up in the air for a while. Two fielders fail to control the ball. Narine gets aboundary. Outside edge and gets it past the fielders.
21:46 IST: FOUR! Poor bowling and Lynn hammers him. Mistimes the last ball. Still KKR get 11 runs off the over. KKR 70/2 in 10 overs
21:45 IST: SIX! Chris Lynn smashes it over the bowlers head. Straight in the air. Kuldeep Yadav tried his best but couldn't keep it inside the boundary.
21:45 IST: Short ball. Narine pulls it towards the legside region. KKR 60/2
21:42 IST: Siddarth Kaul bowls his second over
21:39 IST: Strategic time out taken.
21:30 IST: WICKET! Brilliant catch from Manish Pandey. Nitish Rana departs for 16 as KKR lose their second wicket vs SRH | KKR 55/2 after 7.4 overs
21:30 IST: Nitish Rana and Chris Lynn are back for KKR. Kuldeep Yadav resumes proceedings for SRH.
21:22 IST: Good news! Play expected to resume at 21:15 HOURS. No loss in overs.
21:13 IST: It seems the rains have stopped pouring. The covers could be off soon and we can expect a game soon.
21:00 IST: We will keep you posted about the situation from the venue. At the moment, the covers are still on the grounds.
20:46 IST: Rains has now come down to a little drizzle. Players are out in the middle. Its drizzling now and appears to be a good sign. We may soon be able to see the game.
20:45 IST: It has began to rain heavily now. The groundstaff have covered the whole ground.
20:32 IST: COVERS ARE ON. Rain has disrupted the play. Kolkata Knight Riders 52/1 in 7 overs
20:31 IST: 3 runs off the over. A good one for Shakib. KKR 52/1 in 7 overs
20:30 IST: Shakib Al Hasan is the new bowler for SRH.
20:28 IST: FOUR! Good over for KKR. One six and a boundary for the batting side. KKR 49/1 in 6 overs
20:27 IST: SIX! First of the night. Nitish Rana gets into the act now. Rana pulls it over the deep mid-wicket region. Beautiful shot. Catching practice for the crowd. KKR 45/1
20:26 IST: Rashid Khan is the new bowler for SRH.
20:25 IST: FOUR! Well struck. On the back foot and slams it towards the deep extra cover boundary. Lynn has raced to 28 runs already. KKR 37/1 in 6 overs
20:23 IST: FOUR! Unfortunate for the bowler. Lynn makes the most of it and the batsman edges it and sees the ball race towards the boundary. KKR 33/1 in 4.4 overs
20:23 IST: FOUR! Quick outfield. Lynn drives it towards the in-field past that 30-yard circle. Lynn has been timing the ball perfectly. He creates a little bit of extra room for himself.
20:21 IST: Siddarth Kaul is the new bowler.
20:17 IST: A fuller length by Stanlake and the carry towards the keeper was sublime. Rana was unsure on what to do and leaves the ball correctly. Stanlake has been bowling 140+ KPH deliveries. What an over. Just two runs from him. KKR 23/1 in 4 overs
20:13 IST: FOUR! What a start by Nitish Rana. First ball he faces and pummels the ball towards the offside boundary. KKR 21/1 in 3 overs
20:10 IST: REVIEW TAKEN! Uthappa appears to have nicked it. Kolkata Knight Riders lose their first wicket after Robin Uthappa departs for 3 runs vs SRH | KKR 16/1 in 2.4 overs
20:0 IST: FOUR! Just a bit of a pump and just the power of pump by Lynn gets him the boundary. Not a bad delivery at all but gets it past mid on. KKR 16/0
20:10 IST: Bhuvi returns. After a good first over, he is back to bowl the second.
20:07 IST: FOUR! DROPPED! Tough one to take. Lynn looks for a boundary and luckily gets it. Just out of reach for SRH captain Kane Williamson. KKR 10/0 in 2 overs
20:06 IST: FOUR! That's Lynn for you. Length ball and he drives it straight to the boundary for a four.
20:05 IST: Billy Stanlake is the new bowler for SRH.
20:04 IST: Just a single run from the first over. Superb start for the visitors.
20:02 IST: First runs off the at for Uthappa. A quick single taken by him. Lynn faces his first delivery.
20:01 IST: Good first two deliveries by Bhuvi. No runs given.
20:00 IST: Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa open for KKR while Bhuvneshwar Kumar begins proceedings with the ball for SRH.
19:58 IST: TRIVIA! The men in orange, SRH, have never won at the Eden Gardens.
19:50 IST: In the first match, Mumbai Indians lost their third successive game after a 7-wicket loss at the hands of Delhi Daredevils.
19:50 IST: We are moments away from the second match of the night.
19:47 IST: Teams
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI):Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Mitchell Johnson, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Billy Stanlake
19:33 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and have opted to field
19:19 IST: We are moments away from the toss.
19:18 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog updates of the tenth match of this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
But in SRH, they will have an opponent that has made it two wins in as many matches with a thrilling one-wicket victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) on Thursday night. The win took them to the top of the standings as they have better-run rate than Chennai Super Kings, who too have four points. Having restricted MI to 147/8, SRH made heavy weather of a chase-able target but in the end, rode Deepak Hooda's unbeaten 25-ball 32 to get past the line. It was a nail-biting end as Billy Stanlake scored the winning run off the last ball. Needing 11 off the final over, bowled by Ben Cutting, Hooda started with a huge six over the long-off which was followed by a wide ball. SRH seemed to be in control as they needed four off the final five balls, but they could manage just four off the next four deliveries. It was down to Stanlake then and the Aussie pacer held his nerves to loft a slower delivery over mid-wicket to seal the game for the hosts. SRH's strength lies in their bowling which has a lot of variety. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who bowled 18 dot balls against MI, is a prime example.
SRH: Kane Williamson (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan Arman, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Sandeep Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal.
KKR: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik (Captain & wicket-keeper), Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran.
When and Where to Watch: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.
Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.
Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.