IPL Highlights, SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR Qualify For Playoffs After 5-Wicket Win

Updated: 19 May 2018 23:56 IST

IPL SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights: Kolkata qualified for the IPL playoffs

IPL Highlights, SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR Qualify For Playoffs After 5-Wicket Win
SRH vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata qualified for the IPL playoffs © BCCI

Chris Lynn scored a fine fifty as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) entered the playoffs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after defeating SunRisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets on Saturday. Lynn (55) hit a superb half century laced with 4 fours and 3 sixes. Sunil Narine gave a powerful start to KKR after the left-handed batsman hit a quickfire 29 runs off 10 balls. He was dismissed in the 4th over by Shakib Al Hasan. Robin Uthappa (45) was unlucky to miss out on his fifty. He, along with Lynn played well to help KKR edge closer to a win. Uthappa hit two sixes and 3 fours in his knock. Siddarth Kaul was the most economical bowler for Hyderabad. He finished with figures of 2/26 in his four overs. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik (26*) ensured he stuck around till the end enabling his team cross the finishing line. (SCORECARD)

Shikhar Dhawan hit a fine half-century to help Hyderabad post 172/9 in 20 overs against Kolkata in their IPL clash on Saturday. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, SRH got off to a flying start as both Dhawan and Shreevats Goswami (35) played superbly, hitting boundaries at will in the powerplay. Both these batsmen were scoring at over ten runs per over. Goswami impressed with the bat as he struck 4 fours and a solitary six. Goswami was eventually dismissed in the 9th over after getting caught by Andre Russell off Kuldeep Yadav's delivery. SRH captain Kane Williamson yet again batted brilliantly to support Dhawan. He looked in great touch but was dismissed for 36 runs off 17 balls after hitting 3 sixes and one four. After Williamson, Dhawan was the next to depart for 50 runs. He was dismissed LBW by Prasidh Krishna in the 16th over. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik used seven different bowlers out of which only Narine (1/23) was the most economical. KKR bowled extremely well in the middle overs to halt SRH's scoring rate. Prasidh Krishna took four wickets and gave away 30 runs to help KKR restrict SRH to under 200. SRH lost seven wickets in the last four overs courtesy a good KKR bowling display.

When and Where to Watch SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

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So that is it from this game. We have our third team to reach the playoffs and it is Kolkata who have sealed their place. However, there is still one spot left for it and it is something we will find out tomorrow, the last day of the league stage. Again we have two games lined up. Delhi will be playing Mumbai first at the former's den at 1600 local (1030 GMT). Followed by Chennai taking on Punjab in Pune at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye.

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Man of the Match, Chris Lynn, says they are building momentum nicely. Mentions the wickets back home suits his game but he is trying to adjust to the wickets here and looking to build partnerships with his teammates. Admits he likes batting with Narine and it is fun to watch him from the other end. Further adds they don't want to change the way they are playing and would like to continue the same at the business end.

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Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik, says he is happy to reach the playoffs as every team in the league was striving for that. Reckons they are playing some good cricket and he feels they are peaking at the right time.

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Hyderabad skipper, Kane Williamson, says a few more runs would have been handy as the wicket played well. Reckons something around 200 would have been good but credits the way Kolkata batted. Mentions what has happened now does not matter and they now have to look ahead to the playoffs. Appreciates the way Kolkata bowled towards the end but they could have had more on the board. Ends by saying they want to be positive going into the next game.

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Earlier, the Kolkata bowlers were put under immense pressure by the striking force of Hyderabad. Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami and Kane Williamson were in great touch but failed to play long innings. The visitors made a resounding comeback in the death overs and didn't allow Hyderabad a desirable finish. 31/7 came in the last 5 overs and that hurt the hosts the most. Their bowling has been losing steam of late and once again they didn't look their best. After faring so well in this season, Hyderabad would not want to slip at the business end of the tournament.

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A convincing win for Kolkata and they have booked their place in the playoffs! They planned their chase superbly against one of the best bowling attacks this season. Sunil Narine gave them a quickfire start while Chris Lynn played yet another responsible knock. He built a 67-run stand with Uthappa which very much took the game in Kolkata's favour. Later on, Dinesh Karthik once again finished things with aplomb. A good win for them while a third loss in a row for Hyderabad, something they need to worry about. Like winning, losing is also a habit and they would like to get rid of it as soon as possible.

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Carlos Brathwaite to Dinesh Karthik

A full toss this time, Karthik pushes it down towards mid on and rushes across for a quick single. That's it, KOLKATA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

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Carlos Brathwaite to Dinesh Karthik

Brathwaite switches to over the wicket and lands it on a length outside off, DK flashes and misses.

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Shubman Gill is the new batsman. But it will be Dinesh Karthik on strike with just one more needed.

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Carlos Brathwaite to Nitish Rana

OUT! Shortish by the West Indian this time, around off, Rana goes for the pull shot but fails to get enough meat behind it. Bhuvneshwar Kumar at deep backward square leg takes a simple catch.

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