Three consecutive defeats will worry HYD but they can live past it, knowing that they've two shots at the final. The one remaining play-off spot will be sealed tomorrow. Mumbai win and they'd ride into the play-offs, courtesy that superlative NRAJ. But it's not over until the last game's done. Join us for the drama. Will see you on the other side of the night, ta-ta!
Lynn - Player of the Match: "It's a great feeling. We're building momentum nicely, so let's see what happens. The wickets in BBL are a bit quicker, so I have to adapt here. I am finding my touch. Sunil is blasting it at the other end, so we've two blokes doing that now. The main thing is to build partnerships. It's good fun (when Sunil is batting). He can take the momentum away from the other team. He keeps it nice and simple, and that seems to be working for him. Couple of wins on the board, and we're not going to change the way we play."
Karthik: "I think all eight teams strive for the play-off spots, so happy to reach there. Things are slowly setlling down. Just the way we are playing shows good character. I'd like to think that (we're peaking at the right time)."
Robin Uthappa: "Well, we didn't think about losing. We did fantastically well with the ball after they were 144-odd in 14 overs. To pull them back to 172 was sensational effort by our bowlers. We have been batting pretty well. I am pretty happy to have gotten a string of scores - I want more getting into the Playoffs. Happy with the way I batted today - playing the sheet anchor's role to Lynny. We are hoping that Punjab does well tomorrow. Let's see what happens."
Williamson: "We were on target for more runs, wicket played really well. We should have scored around the 200-run mark but credit goes to KOL for dragging us back. Lot of credit goes to the the boys in the field. It doesn't matter what happens now, we need to come out and play with freedom in the playoffs. Guys are looking forward to that but having said that we wanted to win this game. We have been fraction off the mark in the matches we have lost. I think we should have got more with the bat, we needed one more partnership but they bowled well in the death. If the batting comes off we will get more with the bat. We have adapted really well to the new surfaces. There are positives even in the losses too. There are not a lot of bad stuff just a few adjustments."
D Karthik in successful run chases this T20 League:35(29)*vs BLR42(23)* vs RAJ23(10) vs BLR - out penultimate over45(18)*vs CHN41(31)*vs RAJ26(22)*vs HYD
11:44pm local: That blistering start provided by Dhawan and Goswami comes down to nothing. Not that HYD were never in the game, as 60/0 in the powerplay will suggest, but Dhawan and Williamson's wicket pared them back. A four-wicket last over meant they missed out on the slog overs, and then Narine unsettled them at the top, ensuring in the process that the momentum stays on KOL's side. Lynn hit his stride with a well-compiled 55 and Uthappa's 45 all but sailed them through. Has to be mentioned that Rashid had dropped the latter off his own bowling on 11.
We can't have more drama here. We don't deserve.
Shubman Gill, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Gill was destined to come out and bat, it seems
Brathwaite to Nitish Rana, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Carlos Brathwaite [2.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack
Not really a match worthy of a last-over finish but here we are, trying to make sense of this and life at the same time. Umm, okay, back to cricket. Williamson has a chat with Brathwaite, who's bowling this over. 5 to win
Strike back with Karthik. Expect a hurricane finish? 9 off 11.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar [3.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack
10 needed off 2 overs. And I'm out of filler freeformsbetween the overs
12 needed by the way
Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease
S Kaul to A Russell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
A new helmet for Russell
Siddarth Kaul [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack
18 off 3 overs. It's time to switch sides, you HYD fans.
Most runs scored off Rashid Khan in T20 League:58 off 31 R Uthappa48 off 29 Shreyas Iyer44 off 29 R Pant (One dismissal)43 off 18 C Gayle39 off 17 M Vohra38 off 25 A Rayudu
Andre Russell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Brathwaite to Uthappa, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Carlos Brathwaite [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Time-out! KOL fans were bawling their eyes out for boundaries, and here we have, two sixes and a four in two overs. KOL now need 26 off 24, which sounds easy peasy.
Kolkata need 38 runs in 28 balls
Rashid Khan [3.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
KOL have now ensured that their net run rate will be above RAJ
Been 14 balls since a boundary
Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
That last over has changed things. The famous HYD choke is on.
D Karthik in successful run chases this T20 League:35(29)*vs BLR42(230*vs RAJ23(10) vs BLR - out penultimate over45(18)*vs CHN41(31)*vs RAJ
Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease
S Kaul to Chris Lynn, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Siddarth Kaul [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
This looks in KOL's purse now.
Rashid Khan [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Sandeep Sharma [1.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack
Equation: 83 off 60, game on!
Shakib Al Hasan [1.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack
Time-out! Remember KOL need 129 to keep their NRAJ ahead of RAJ. Looks highly likely at the moment
Carlos Brathwaite, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
This is the highest PP score by any side against HYD this season, going past 60 by DEL at the same venue.
Siddarth Kaul [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Bhuvneshwar Kumar [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Robin Uthappa, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Shakib to Narine, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
Siddarth Kaul last three matches:4-0-48-0 vs DEL3-0-40-0 vs CHN4-0-44-2 vs BLR
300 runs + 15 wickets in a season:472+17 S Watson (2008)371+15 D Bravo (2012)409+15 J Kallis (2012)311+16 J Kallis (2013)317+16 S NARINE (2018) *
Siddarth Kaul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Sandeep Sharma, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Chris Lynn and Narine are at the crease. Chris Lynn is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack