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Hyderabad vs Kolkata - Qualifier 2

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: 25 May 2018

Kolkata 160/9 (20 Ovs) RR: 8.00 | Hyderabad won by 14 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Chris Lynn lbw Rashid Khanlbw Rashid Khan483162
Sunil Narine c C Brathwaite & b S Kaulc C Brathwaite & b S Kaul261341
Nitish Rana runout runout 221612
Robin Uthappa bowled Rashid Khanbowled Rashid Khan2800
Dinesh Karthik bowled Shakibbowled Shakib8610
Shubman Gill c Rashid Khan & b C Brathwaitec Rashid Khan & b C Brathwaite302021
Andre Russell c Dhawan & b Rashid Khanc Dhawan & b Rashid Khan3700
Piyush Chawla bowled S Kaulbowled S Kaul121201
Shivam Mavi c Rashid Khan & b C Brathwaitec Rashid Khan & b C Brathwaite6410
Kuldeep Yadav Not OutNot Out0300
Prasidh Krishna Not OutNot Out0000
Extras 3 (b 0, lb 2, w 1, nb 0)
Total 160 (9 Wkts, 20 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
40-1 (Sunil Narine,3.2), 87-2 (Nitish Rana,8.3), 93-3 (Robin Uthappa,10.1), 108-4 (Dinesh Karthik,11.6), 108-5 (Chris Lynn,12.2), 118-6 (Andre Russell,14.4), 145-7 (Piyush Chawla,18.1), 160-8 (Shivam Mavi,19.2), 160-9 (Shubman Gill,19.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4 0 38 0 9.50
K Khaleel Ahmed3 0 38 0 12.67
Siddarth Kaul4 0 32 2 8.00
Rashid Khan4 0 19 3 4.75
Carlos Brathwaite2 0 15 2 7.50
Shakib Al Hasan3 0 16 1 5.33
Shikhar Dhawan0 0 0 0 0
Wriddhiman Saha0 0 0 0 0
Kane Williamson0 0 0 0 0
Yusuf Pathan0 0 0 0 0
Deepak Hooda0 0 0 0 0

commentary

HYD have broken their four-match losing streak, giving themselves another crack at the men in yellow. They might be 0-3 against them this season, but this is the one which matters, as the 2017 season showed. Back to the Wankhede it is then. Until then, it's Sagar Chawla signing off on behalf of Akshay Maanay, Rishi Roy, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Nikhil Jadhav and our scorer Naga. Cheers!

Rashid, MoM: "It was much needed for me, just tried my best to give 100% in bowling, batting and fielding. Full focus was to believe in my skills. Much happy with the batting today which was needed at the end. Started my career as a batsman, and I have the belief. Just try my best to look into the length and play according to the length. Focus was to play straight, that's what the coaches said. So where the slower ball or anything, played straight and got runs. Can't have excuses in fielding department. Just try to give my best. Working hard on that and it's good so far. Want to dedicate my award to those people who lost their lives in a blast back home."

Williamson, HYD captain: It was a great fighting effort from the lads, game ebbed and flowed. Kolkata are an outstanding side. Game could have gone either way. Credit to the way the boys finished off the first innings to get a competitive total. Game was slipping away a bit at the start, but we knew if we held firm, we could squeeze back in the middle. He (Rashid) was brilliant but he's got another game, so we're going to keep him wrapped up. He's had a great season for us. Important we move on and focus on the final. As a team we fight to the very last ball and we showed that again today. Someone like Rashid is the perfect example. Outstanding talent, but he has a great attitude. Real team effort. That's the attitude we want to see from the Hyderabad outfit. He was certainly the MoM and he was brilliant, but a number of guys chipped in. The thing we didn't change was our balance. We had injuries obviously, Saha was injured. He came back in, was nice to have his experience. Goswami contributed well, but that was the big thing for us to have that experience in the final. There were a couple of other changes, and that's the way it goes. Everyone of those guys have played a big part, whether contributing on the field or off the field. It's been a huge collective effort, but we still have another game of cricket left. They've been playing good cricket (CHN), and they certainly deserve to be in the final. It's a great occasion, something that the guys will be looking forward to. It is about focussing on the next match now, one which the guys are excited for.

Shakib Al Hasan: "Feels great. Third T20 League final for me. The franchise gave me the opportunity to play all games and treated me so well. There were some games we didn't do well, but all in all a great tournament for HYD. We always knew these things happen in T20 and momentum can change in 2-3 balls. We had to hold our nerves, and we got the experience from the other day (1st Qualifier vs. CHN), and held our nerves today. Carlos will be happy because he might have thought he was responsible for the loss against CHN, even though he really wasn't, and might have taken it personally and the way he came back today was terrific. CHN are a great side and hopefully it will be a fantastic final on Sunday. In the middle overs, when Rashid and I were bowling, that was the turning point for us when we piled on the wickets and hardly gave any runs."

Dinesh Karthik, KOL captain: "It's hard to digest. We played a good tournament, but to finish on the losing side doesn't feel good. We had the game during the chase, but a couple of bad shots and one run-out changed the course of the game. Me, Nitish and Robin should have finished it off, but me not carrying it through is a mistake on my part. Plenty of positives, youngsters have grabbed their opportunities and done quite well so that's great for the franchise."

22:58 Local Time, 17:28 GMT, 22:58 IST: How can anyone be this good? Rashid Khan is ridiculously good, probably the most valuable player of the T20 League. He has almost single-handedly driven HYD into the final, and that's not to take anything away from how good their pacers were at the death. And it's not just with the ball that Rashid made a difference. Hyderabad were gone with the bat, before he arrived and blitzed away to a sensational 10-ball 34. What came with the ball was only secondary, that's just second nature to him. He spins matches on their heads all the time. KOL weren't very smart in how they played him either. They had the rate under control, but rather than playing him out, they played reverse-sweeps, sweeps, and got out. Watch out CHN, HYD are coming again.

Before this T20 League season, HYD had lost all their five previous games at the Eden Gardens. This year, they beat KOL in both their games at Eden.

Teams finishing top two in the T20 League Finals:
BLR v CHN, 2011
CHN v MUM, 2013
PUN v KOL, 2014
CHN v MUM, 2015
MUM v PUNE, 2017
CHN v HYD, 2018*

First time since 2013 KOL lost a game at Eden chasing to an opponent other than MUM.

19.6
0
Brathwaite to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, full ball, slapped down to long-off and the duo don't bother to run. HYD are through to the T20 League final, and they owe a great deal of thanks to their Afghanistani sensation Rashid Khan
19.5
0
Brathwaite to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, now skips across the stumps for the paddle, and misses. The ball goes behind his legs, while still being far enough of off
19.4
0
Brathwaite to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, they've gone up for a review, but whatever the result, it will be a dot ball. KOL are almost done. Brilliant yorker outside off, Kuldeep looks to slice it away, but can only bump it back off a thick inside edge. Definite bump-ball back to the bowler

Prasidh Krishna, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.3
0
Brathwaite to Shubman Gill, out Caught by Rashid Khan!! Rashid Khan has gobbled this up like a candy in the deep. What ridiculous ease. Full ball on leg stump from round the wicket, Brathwaite's round the wicket angle cramped Gill up meaning that there was no power behind the shot. He merely chipped it up. Rashid settles under it, around five yards in front of the boundary, and swallows it. Shubman Gill c Rashid Khan b Brathwaite 30(20) [4s-2 6s-1]

Brathwaite to Shubman Gill, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Kuldeep Yadav, left handed bat, comes to the crease

19.2
0
Brathwaite to Shivam Mavi, out Caught by Rashid Khan!! Slogs, connects hard and flat, but picks out deep mid-wicket, and who should it be there. Of course Rashid Khan. To Brathwaite's credit, he bowled this pretty full and prevented Mavi from getting much elevation. KOL will at least have Gill on strike. Shivam Mavi c Rashid Khan b Brathwaite 6(4) [4s-1]

Brathwaite to Shivam Mavi, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

19.1
4
Brathwaite to Shivam Mavi, FOUR, how are the nerves now HYD? How are the nerves now Carlos? Full ball outside off, Mavi slices it away over backward point

Carlos Brathwaite [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Many, many players around Brathwaite. All sorts of advice. You know how much Windies needed to win the T20 WC off the final over. 19. Brathwaite scored it, and now he has to defend it

18.6
6
S Kaul to Shubman Gill, SIX, and clears long-off! Gill has ensured that there will still be some pressure on the weaker bowling option - whoever that is, when the final over starts. Full ball outside off, Gill is deep in the crease to smash it back down the ground. Powers it into the crowd
18.5
2
S Kaul to Shubman Gill, 2 runs, full ball just outside off, slices it up off the outside half and it balloons over Williamson's head at extra cover
18.4
1
S Kaul to Shivam Mavi, 1 run, overpitched on off, and it's enough to prevent Mavi from getting under it. He backs to leg, and then smears it to deep point
18.3
1
S Kaul to Shubman Gill, 1 run, it was there to be hit this full toss, but Gill merely whips it to deep mid-wicket
18.2
1
S Kaul to Shivam Mavi, 1 run, this is unbelievable bowling under pressure. Yorker on off, Mavi jams it to short cover and then they run, because they have to, and not because it was on. Direct-hit would have ended Gill and with him, KOL's hopes

Shivam Mavi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.1
0
S Kaul to Chawla, out Bowled!! Off-stump ripped off! Kaul points to the heavens. Williamson claps. HYD leap closer. Full ball on middle, Chawla eyes an inside-out drive after clearing his front leg but only gets an outside edge to send the ball smashing into the off pole. Chawla b S Kaul 12(12) [6s-1]

S Kaul to Chawla, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Despite the boundary, only 9 off that over. Well below the rate. Getting difficult now, 30 off 12

17.6
4
Bhuvneshwar to Shubman Gill, FOUR, Bhuvneshwar dared to put his hands up, but he wasn't stopping this. A bit short of the blockhole this time, Gill accentuates the error by going deep in his crease and drills it hard and straight. Keeps KOL breathing
17.5
1
Bhuvneshwar to Chawla, 1 run, Chawla does try something different, goes for the lap-scoop but fine leg is back at the boundary. Only a single
17.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Shubman Gill, 1 run, they have to try something here. Bhuvneshwar will keep hitting that mark otherwise. Near yorker on leg, cramps Gill up and restricts him to a timid flick through mid-wicket
17.3
1
Bhuvneshwar to Chawla, 1 run, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Yorker on leg-stump, Chawla - despite all the shuffling in the crease - can only manage a limp hit back towards Bhuvi who fumbles and allows the run
17.2
1
Bhuvneshwar to Shubman Gill, 1 run, 140kph, drilled into the blockhole. Silence deafening at Eden. Gill jams this off the toe-end towards long-on
17.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Chawla, 1 run, and he starts brilliantly. Yorker on off, Chawla can only squeeze it to backward point

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [3.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

Brilliant over from Kaul. And this time, Williamson doesn't go to Brathwaite for the 18th over. It's Bhuvi to make the equation even tougher

16.6
1
S Kaul to Chawla, 1 run, oh it was there to be biffed, Kaul has missed his length, but Chawla mistimes the full toss through mid-wicket
16.5
1
S Kaul to Shubman Gill, 1 run, his yorker-bowling at the death has been a revelation this season, and he plants another one in there. Jammed away wide of cover by Gill. Just three singles off the over so far. Pressure mounting
16.4
0
S Kaul to Shubman Gill, no run, nailed into the blockhole on off, Gill backs away and squeezes it to cover
16.3
1
S Kaul to Chawla, 1 run, length ball at the stumps, Chawla makes room to it and drives down the ground towards mid-off. Got it high on the bat there

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