Indian Premier League, 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Match 2

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date & Time: 24 March 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders 183/4

RR: 9.30 | Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Chris Lynn c Rashid Khan & b Shakib Al Hasan c Rashid Khan & b Shakib Al Hasan 71101
Nitish Rana lbw Rashid Khan lbw Rashid Khan 684783
Robin Uthappa bowled Siddarth Kaul bowled Siddarth Kaul 352731
Dinesh Karthik c Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C) & b Sandeep Sharma c Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C) & b Sandeep Sharma 2400
Andre Russell not out not out 491944
Shubman Gill not out not out 181002
Sunil Narine
Lockie Ferguson
Piyush Chawla
Kuldeep Yadav
Prasidh Krishna
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 0)
Total 183 (4 Wkts, 19.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
7-1 (Chris Lynn,2), 87-2 (Robin Uthappa,11.4), 95-3 (Dinesh Karthik,12.4), 118-4 (Nitish Rana,15.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4 0 37 0 9.25
Shakib Al Hasan3.4 0 42 1 12.35
Sandeep Sharma4 0 42 1 10.50
Siddarth Kaul4 0 35 1 8.75
Rashid Khan4 0 26 1 6.50
David Warner 0 0 0 0 0
Jonny Bairstow 0 0 0 0 0
Manish Pandey 0 0 0 0 0
Deepak Hooda 0 0 0 0 0
Vijay Shankar 0 0 0 0 0
Yusuf Pathan 0 0 0 0 0

That is all we have for you from this game. But do not go anywhere. The Mumbai-Delhi encounter has already begun...

Who will be the Man Of The Match? Andre Russell? Or Nitish Rana? ANDRE RUSSELL has been given the award.

A tough outing for all the bowlers but perhaps the dew came into play. Only Rashid Khan was at his best but Kolkata played him out well - just 1 wicket for 26 runs.

Hyderabad will be bitterly disappointed. They had the match in their grasp but let it slip towards the end very badly. The 18th over went for 19 by Kaul. The 19th went for 21 by Bhuvi. And Hyderabad could not recover at all. It was all Andre Russell magic, as he clobbered a 19-ball 49, staying unbeaten, with 4 fours and 4 sixes. Rana and Uthappa played their part, not letting the wickets fall and the match slip too much. However, had Hyderabad hung on to that chance of Uthappa, they might have come out trumps.

Phew. What a match. Unbelievable scenes at Eden. At the end of the 16th over in the first innings, Kolkata seemed down and out, with Hyderabad ready to touch 200. They pulled it back. At the end of the 16th over in the second innings, Kolkata seemed down and out again, needing 59 from the final 4 overs. But the end is what matters.

Al Hasan to S Gill, SIX! Game, set and match! That is how they say in Tennis. Gill has ended the game in style. Full and around middle, Shubman dances out of his crease and sends it flying over long on! The helmet comes off and then the hug with Dre Russ. KOLKATA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
Al Hasan to S Gill, A yorker now, fired outside off, Shubman can only dig it back to the bowler.
Al Hasan to S Gill, SIX! If Russell can hit, I can go big too! Gill gets into the act. Jumps out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball and thumps it over long on!
Al Hasan to A Russell, Full and around middle, swung hard, gets it off the inside edge towards deep mid-wicket. Just a single. 11 needed from 5 now.
Al Hasan to A Russell, WIDE. Pressure. Fired down the leg side, Russell lets it go.

Last over. 12 to defend. Shakib to bowl. Russell with the sword.

B Kumar to A Russell, Short and outside off, Russell slaps it towards sweeper cover for a single. 21 from this over, 19 from the previous, Kolkata are cruising!
B Kumar to A Russell, SIX! That is just unbelievable! Full and outside off, Russell reaches out, mistimes his carve but still gets it over cover for half a dozen!
B Kumar to A Russell, Full and outside off, Andre swings but misses.
B Kumar to A Russell, FOUR! 14 from the first 3 balls! Russell has come out with a mission. He is just taking everyone to the cleaners. Full and outside off, the West Indian blasts this past the bowler, through mid off!
B Kumar to A Russell, SIX! That is a monster! 10 off 2 balls and Kolkata are surely the favourites now. 24 needed from 10 deliveries. A length ball again, Russell swings hard and clears mid-wicket with ease!
B Kumar to A Russell, FOUR! The over begins with a boundary! What a strike from Russell. A length ball, around off, Dre Rus swings it wide of mid on for a boundary!
S Kaul to A Russell, A high full toss outside off, Russell whacks it past the bowler for a run at long off. 19 from the over, 34 needed off 12 balls.
S Kaul to A Russell, FOUR! Russell is unleashed. Width on offer outside off, he shows no mercy and spanks it through covers for a cracking boundary. This boy is very, very strong. Can he finish this over with one more big blow?
S Kaul to S Gill, Slower one probably, landing fuller on off, Gill swings his bat and it goes off the inner half to deep mid-wicket for one. Two huge deliveries coming up...
S Kaul to A Russell, Blazed away but finds the fielder. A short of a length ball on off, angling in, Russell plunders his pull to deep mid-wicket for a run.
S Kaul to A Russell, SIX! Two in a row! Game on. All the good work done by Kumar in the last over is going down the drain. A low full toss by Kaul, Andre lines himself and launches it over the bowler's head. 12 from the over already.
S Kaul to A Russell, SIX! A cracking beginning to the over for Kolkata! Dre Russ getting into the act. Gets one right in the slot. It's full and on middle and leg, Russell clears his front leg and clobbers it 91m long into the deep mid-wicket stand.

Siddarth Kaul is into the attack.

B Kumar to A Russell, Wow, another terrific yorker, right in the blockhole, not much a batsman can do about it. Andre only manages to dig it out. It goes one bounce over the bowler and they steal a run. 6 from the over at this stage is gold for Hyderabad. 53 needed off 18 balls.
B Kumar to S Gill, Spears in a fuller ball on middle, this is quality stuff from Bhuvi. Gill keeps it out off the inner half to short fine leg for one.
B Kumar to A Russell, Gets away with a bad delivery. Short and wide outside off with third man up inside the circle. Russell attacks it with all his might but mistimes his shot towards covers. Only a run.
B Kumar to S Gill, Width on offer outside off, Gill reaches out and slaps it to sweeper cover for just one. Singles won't do for them.
B Kumar to S Gill, Pitches it up and outside off, it's driven through covers for a couple.
B Kumar to S Gill, Starts this spell by hitting the yorker mark. Gill digs it out back to the bowler.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns into the bowling attack. 59 needed off 24 balls.

R Khan to A Russell, FOUR! Fine, fine shot! Goes with the spin and lofts it over covers. Ends the over well but it's been a great spell from Rashid, 4-0-26-1!
R Khan to S Gill, Goes on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
R Khan to S Gill, Shortish and outside off, Shubman reaches out and hits it to covers.

Shubman Gill is in next.

R Khan to N Rana, OUT! The break has hampered Rana's momentum certainly. He has been adjudged lbw! Rashid lets out a flatter and quicker leg break delivery around leg. It spins back in slightly to beat Rana's bat and hits him on the pads. They appeal and the finger goes up. Nitish has a chat with his partner but decides not to take the referral. He is off. A big blow to Kolkata.

Welcome back after the break. In fact, we have not resumed. The light towers have still not come back to normal and the PLAYERS ARE WALKING OFF. All the lights have been turned off and are being switched back on. 6 MINUTES - indicates umpire Chaudhury. We are going into overtime.

Oops... what has happened? One of the light towers has stopped functioning. The umpires have sensibly signalled for the strategic break. Kolkata are probably finding themselves in troubled waters here. 64 needed from 28 balls but with Russell, Gill and Narine to come, they will back themselves. Hyderabad still have 2 overs of Bhuvneshwar after this and one over of Siddarth Kaul. They will back themselves too.

R Khan to N Rana, Looks to sweep this time but misses and is hit on the pads.
R Khan to N Rana, FOUR! Nicely done! A full ball, outside leg, Rana gets down and reverse sweeps it over short third man!
S Sharma to A Russell, A super delivery that. Perfect blockhole delivery. Russell just manages it to keep it away. Sandeep Sharma comes around the wicket and just darts it to perfection. 68 runs needed now of 30 deliveries.
S Sharma to N Rana, A low full toss on off, Rana slices it to deep cover region for a single.
S Sharma to N Rana, SIX! That looked like a miscue but it has gone all the way! A high full toss outside off, Rana looks to go over mid off, miscues it but still manages to clear the fence!
S Sharma to A Russell, Around off, Andre swings hard but the ball comes in, takes the inner half of the bat and goes towards mid-wicket. A run taken.
S Sharma to N Rana, Around middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
S Sharma to N Rana, WIDE. Full and miles outside off, well outside the pitch, left alone.
S Sharma to N Rana, Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
R Khan to N Rana, Fuller length delivery outside off, Rana connects the sweep this time towards the mid-wicket region for a single. He fetched this one outside off.
R Khan to N Rana, A flighted delivery on leg, Rana gets an inside edge onto his pads attempting a sweep.
R Khan to A Russell, A back of a length on leg, Russell works it to leg side for a single.