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Kolkata vs Hyderabad - 10th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 14 April 2018

Hyderabad 139/5 (19 Ovs) RR: 7.32 | Hyderabad won by 5 wkts

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Would be a big relief for the Hyderabad to finally end their losing streak in Kolkata. They've been on quite a roll so far, so this was probably their best chance, and they backed it up. The team is responding nicely with Williamson at the helm, let's see how far they go. So that's the end of our double-header today. There's another one tomorrow. Do join us for that. For now, this is Sagar Chawla signing off on behalf of Varun Dixit, Ramakrishnan, Pratyush Sinha, Nikhil Jadhav and our scorer Shashikant Singh. Goodnight!

Billy Stanlake, MoM: Nice to get out there and get a couple of wickets. My job is pretty simple, to go out there and get wickets. We thought it was going to come through nicely. It sat up a bit, sort of tennis-bouncy. Two great catches, owe Manish Pandey a couple of beers. Those were two great catches.

Williamson, HYD captain: Obviously nice to win three in a row. Best part was the improvement from the previous game. Highlight was the fielding. Bowlers have been outstanding. Nice that they've been able to do that consistently. The way they've responded in these three games has been brilliant. Suppose the guys are used to playing on very good surfaces. Wasn't a lot of turn for the spinners but they hit good lengths. KOL are a really strong team. It was nice to pull that back and chase the total down.

Dinesh Karthik, KOL captain: Basically, we wanted to send the batsmen according to the situation. When left arm spinner was bowling, we wanted Narine to go out there and express himself. I was thinking 160-170 would be a good score to defend but I don't think we batted as well as we could have. We play as we see, we try to see which bowlers are not at their best and try to go after them.

Shikhar Dhawan (Orange Cap): It feels good to get the orange cap. I did not expect that even after scoring 7 runs, I will get this. We have won third game on the trot, I am enjoying this winning streak. I started playing aggressive since the mid-way last T20 League and I have continued playing it this way in this edition, whether David is there or not I play my game. If I am hitting the ball well, I go for my shots. Today Saha was more aggressive than me. The mantra which is working for me, I am trying to keep repeating it and making it refined not just in T20 League but also also for the country. I am a firm believer in the process.

00:30 Local Time, 19:00 GMT, 00:30 IST: With the match wriggling towards another tense finish out of nowhere for HYD, Yusuf Pathan came out fired up against his former team and got them over the line with an over to spare. Again, the batting vulnerabilities of the Hyderabad came to the fore in a small chase. They made it seem a lot more arduous than it should have been, with the KOL spinners creating a wobble. But the target was too small, and the visitors too determined to register their first win here at the Eden Gardens. Captain Kane Williamson did a good job of steering the innings along after a brisk start from Saha, and then Pathan finished the job. It was the Hyderabad bowling attack though - the flagship of their franchise - which set things up again with another all-rounded display. Their bowlers have been instrumental so far in leading the team to their third straight win. Stay tuned for the presentations..

18.6
6
A Russell to Y Pathan, SIX, that will be it. The HYD dugout rises as Pathan pulls this short ball into the stands. HYD pull off their first win at the Eden Gardens
18.5
1
A Russell to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, back of a length delivery, clipped away wide of mid-wicket
18.4
1
A Russell to Y Pathan, 1 run, searing yorker at the stumps, great response, Pathan doesn't know where the ball is after digging it out but he runs across
18.3
4
A Russell to Y Pathan, FOUR, hoists this over extra-cover. Pathan's stepping up to the occasion against his former franchise. Back of length delivery outside off, he gets it close to the bottom of the bat but there's enough on the drive to clear cover
18.2
1
A Russell to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, full ball outside off, stretches out and drives to sweeper cover
18.1
0
A Russell to Deepak Hooda, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, it's an ill-advised hoick from Hooda. This is just such an ugly shot. The length wasn't there, and the fact that he had to fetch it from out wide made it worse. No contact

Andre Russell [2.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Still 13 needed, 2 overs left. HYD have this penchant for taking games close.

17.6
2
Johnson to Y Pathan, 2 runs, short of length delivery outside off, 132.6kph, flat-batted wide of long-off. They come back for two

Mid-off goes back

17.5
4
Johnson to Y Pathan, FOUR, Pathan kills the crowd's enthusiasm, crashes this full ball through extra cover. What a hit. He nailed this drive to the fence
17.5
1
Johnson to Y Pathan, wide, bangs it in very short, the ball sails over Pathan's head. Pretty easy call for a wide

Rousing chants of "KOL KOL"

17.4
0
Johnson to Y Pathan, no run, back of a length delivery on middle, clipped to the right of Russell at short mid-wicket who pounces on the ball
17.3
0
Johnson to Y Pathan, no run, good length ball on off, defended to mid-off

Yusuf Pathan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.2
0
Johnson to Williamson, out Caught by A Russell!! Williamson flicks this straight into the hands of square leg, what a soft dismissal! He immediately throws his head back, not able to believe what he's just done. Good length ball on leg-stump, and this is a loose shot from the captain. Just so lacklustre. This could get interesting. Williamson c A Russell b Johnson 50(44) [4s-4 6s-1]

Johnson to Williamson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

17.1
1
Johnson to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, good length ball across off, 133kph, worked through square leg

Mitchell Johnson [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

They just have pacers left now. Unless DK goes for Rana which I highly doubt

16.6
1
Narine to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, works this down to long-on
16.5
1
Narine to Williamson, 1 run, another out-swinger on a good length, punched down to long-off. Brings up the fifty for Williamson. He has to finish this off for his team, lest the follow the route they took against Mumbai
16.4
1
Narine to Deepak Hooda, 1 run, an out-swinger from Narine, Hooda cuts it through the covers
16.3
0
Narine to Deepak Hooda, no run, looks to work it through the on-side but gets a soft leading edge down the pitch
16.2
0
Narine to Deepak Hooda, no run, turning away from Hooda who defends with the turn to point
16.1
1
Narine to Williamson, 1 run, flat ball turning away from a back of length, Williamson punches down to long-off. Don't expect him to be flustered by the situation

Sunil Narine [3.0-0-13-2] is back into the attack

15.6
0
Chawla to Deepak Hooda, no run, now then, there's a review from KOL for leg-before. Hooda didn't pick a googly from Chawla and was hit on the back pad. But in real time, it looked like the impact may have been outside off. Oh wait, there's an inside edge too. So that's that

Deepak Hooda, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Time-out! Who will it be coming in next. Hooda or Pathan? They've gone for form over reputation. It's Hooda.

15.5
0
Chawla to Shakib, out Bowled!! Through him. Flat through the air from Chawla, zoots it through Shakib who's on the prowl down the pitch. Never allowed him to get anywhere close to the ball, cramped him up and it deflected off his pad onto middle stump. Do KOL still have hope here? Shakib b Chawla 27(21) [4s-2 6s-1]

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

15.4
0
Chawla to Shakib, no run, slippery googly zipping away from a length outside off, Shakib is done in by pace as well as length as he tries to cut
15.3
0
Chawla to Shakib, no run, nicely held back in flight. Shakib found himself in trouble for a moment there after using his feet, but then was able to lunge towards this googly to keep it out
15.2
1
Chawla to Williamson, 1 run, skits down the track and drives to long-on
15.1
1
Chawla to Shakib, 1 run, flighted leg-break on middle and leg, driven to long-on

Piyush Chawla [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Just 27 needed in five overs. HYD should get home from here. But it was a similar situation against MUM too and they almost made a mess of that

14.6
1
Shivam Mavi to Shakib, 1 run, slower short of length delivery slanting down leg, Shakib helps the pull to fine leg
14.5
1
Shivam Mavi to Williamson, 1 run, stays low again with Williamson hopping to cut, this time he chops it back onto his pad. They rush across for the single. Mavi was just a touch slow in sprinting towards the ball, which allowed Shakib to get in comfortably before the stumps were knocked over
14.4
0
Shivam Mavi to Williamson, no run, stays a touch lower than Williamson expects and it sneaks under his attempted cut
14.3
6
Shivam Mavi to Williamson, SIX, Williamson uses the pace of Mavi, all 140kph of it, and whips the pull away over long leg. What a brilliant shot. He swivelled across, remained on the front foot while pushing his weight back and used his wrists gloriously
14.2
1
Shivam Mavi to Shakib, 1 run, 140kph, Shakib swivels across and helps it down to fine leg. Again, the batsman was rushed here
14.1
1
Shivam Mavi to Williamson, 1 run, 143kph, Williamson is rushed in his pull shot and mistimes it through square leg

Shivam Mavi, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Lot of interest around Shivam Mavi. Here he is.

13.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, cuts it to sweeper cover
13.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shakib, 1 run, didn't allow Shakib to get under this. Shakib was looking for the inside-out hoist, has to settle with jamming the ball down to long-off
13.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, googly on leg, Williamson gets down on his back knee and sweeps to deep backward square
13.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shakib, 1 run, treks down the leg-side, Kuldeep follows him with a flighted leg-break and is rammed down to long-on
13.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, doesn't get hold of the pull and limply hits it to deep mid-wicket
13.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, no run, goes back to a length ball and defends back down the pitch

Kuldeep Yadav [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

12.6
1
Narine to Williamson, 1 run, driven down to long-off
12.5
2
Narine to Williamson, 2 runs, well bowled this time. Made Williamson reach out on the drive, but the HYD captain is smart enough to open the bat-face and slice it through backward point once he gets to the ball. Another couple
12.4
2
Narine to Williamson, 2 runs, Narine's been too short this over. This one's pretty wide too and it further turns away from Williamson - adding to his room. He stretches out and cuts it through the covers
12.3
1
Narine to Shakib, 1 run, cut away to deep point
12.2
2
Narine to Shakib, 2 runs, turning away from Shakib who utilizes the width and scythes it through point. Easily saunters back for two
12.1
1
Narine to Williamson, 1 run, flat, turning in on middle, Williamson shuffles to leg and punches down to long-on

Sunil Narine [2.0-0-4-2] is back into the attack

11.6
6
A Russell to Shakib, SIX, woah, the ball has gone skimming over the third man boundary. Boy he hit this hard. Short and wide, a ferocious slash from Shakib. Gets all of it. Massive over in the context of the game - 16 off it. HYD back in control
11.5
4
A Russell to Shakib, FOUR, now goes over mid-off! He was actually done in by the slower ball, as evidenced by his bottom hand coming off, but more importantly, he went through with it
11.4
4
A Russell to Shakib, FOUR, Shakib swivels into the pull but is clearly hurried by this short of length delivery. He's lucky that the top-edge has flown over the keeper's head
11.3
0
A Russell to Shakib, no run, yorker from Russell which swings back in a touch on off, Shakib digs it back
11.2
1
A Russell to Williamson, 1 run, dabbed down towards third man
11.1
1
A Russell to Shakib, 1 run, that's an excellent effort from Rana at backward point. It was travelling to his right, and he dived across to get a hand. Shakib had lashed at this one real hard. Will have to settle for a single

Andre Russell [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

10.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shakib, 1 run, flighted ball on middle and leg, Shakib grounds his back knee and sweeps to deep backward square
10.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, slapped through the covers
10.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, no run, the leg-break this time which turns back in from outside off. Although it's short again, Williamson is slightly cramped as he under-edges the cut back down the pitch
10.3
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, FOUR, four more. Two short balls in a row from Yadav. He'll be disappointed by this. Googly on leg-stump, Williamson picks length early, gets down low and swats it through backward square
10.2
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, FOUR, Williamson puts this away. Much needed release of pressure. Short googly from Yadav, the HYD captain sits back and pumps it through mid-wicket
10.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, no run, loops it nice and high, too full, Williamson squeezes it to short mid-wicket
9.6
0
Chawla to Shakib, no run, beautiful wrong 'un. Shakib reads it off the pitch, manages to block it to the off-side
9.5
1
Chawla to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson was deep in the crease and he pushes it to short mid-wicket for a single
9.4
1
Chawla to Shakib, 1 run, this delivery came in after pitching, Shakib adjusts and clips it to the leg-side for a single
9.3
0
Chawla to Shakib, no run, straight delivery aiming at the stumps, Shakib pushes it to cover
9.2
1
Chawla to Williamson, 1 run, goes on the back foot and cuts it to deep point
9.1
1
Chawla to Shakib, 1 run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Shakib drives it to long-off for a single
8.6
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, 2 runs, cheeky from Williamson. He sweeps it fine of the short fine leg fielder for a single
8.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shakib, 1 run, too much effort for one run. Shakib goes down on his knees and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single

Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Time Out - KOL spinners are all over the Hyderabad here. Williamson is key to the chase, if he stays till the end and others play around him then HYD still should chase this down.

8.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Manish Pandey, out Lbw!! Pandey was chatting with Williamson regarding the review but umpire says time is up and Manish Pandey will have to depart. It was a flighted delivery which turned in after pitching, Manish Pandey's bat was behind the pads and ball raps him on the pads. It looked adjacent, the only question was whether it was going down the leg-side. Umpire thinks it wasn't and he raises his finger slowly in a stylish manner. Manish Pandey lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 4(11)

Kuldeep Yadav to Manish Pandey, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

8.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, comes on the front foot and pushes it to long-off for a single
8.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, no run, goes on the back foot and pushes it to square leg with the turn
8.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Manish Pandey, 1 run, drills it straight down the ground over the bowlers head for a single
7.6
1
Chawla to Manish Pandey, 1 run, to cover, Direct hit there and umpire goes upstairs. Williamson and Pandey are playing with fire with their running between the wickets. He has just made his ground. Manish Pandey pushes it to cover and takes off for a quick single. Williamson comes rushing in and completes it in the end
7.5
1
Chawla to Williamson, 1 run, tucks it off the back foot to short mid-wicket for a single. Direct-hit at the bowler's end would have made things interesting for Williamson
7.4
1
Chawla to Manish Pandey, 1 run, goes on the back foot and nudges it to square leg, bit of misfield there which allows a single
7.3
1
Chawla to Williamson, 1 run, comes on the front foot and pushes it to long-on for a single
7.2
0
Chawla to Williamson, no run, misses the paddle sweep, ball hits his pads and deflects back in the direction of the stumps. Luckily for Williamson just evades it
7.1
0
Chawla to Williamson, no run, Williamson plays inside the line of the straight delivery and ball beats his outside edge

Piyush Chawla [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

6.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson wasn't at the pitch of the ball and outside half of the bat takes it to cover
6.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Manish Pandey, 1 run, fuller length outside off, Manish Pandey drills it to long-on for a single
6.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Manish Pandey, no run, peach of a delivery from Kuldeep Yadav. Manish Pandey comes on the front foot and just manages to defend it
6.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson mistimes the pull, he was early in the shot, wanted to hit it through deep mid-wicket and ends up hitting it to long-on
6.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, no run, hits that drive straight to Russell at cover
6.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Williamson reaches the pitch of the ball and drives it to cover

Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack

5.6
0
Narine to Manish Pandey, no run, away going delivery, outside half of the willow takes it to short third man
5.5
0
Narine to Manish Pandey, no run, that ball came in to Manish Pandey. Good variations from Narine, Manish Pandey was on the back foot and he defends it to mid-on
5.4
0
Narine to Manish Pandey, no run, that ball spun away from Manish Pandey. He reads it off the pitch and guides it to short third man
5.3
0
Narine to Manish Pandey, no run, Manish Pandey was beaten in the flight there but he manages to block it to the off-side
5.2
0
Narine to Manish Pandey, no run, blocks to the off-side

Short leg is in place for Pandey.

Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.1
0
Narine to Dhawan, out Bowled!! Narine is on fire! His second wicket in that many overs. He is ensuring that KOL remains in the game. It was an off-spinner and Dhawan was late onto it, trying to play across the line. Ball hits his pads and goes onto hit the stumps. Dhawan will be gutted with this shot. Dhawan b Narine 7(7) [4s-1]

Narine to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

5.1
1
Narine to Dhawan, wide, sprays down the leg-side, umpire signals wide
4.6
0
Chawla to Williamson, no run, comes on the front foot and pushes it to mid-on.
4.5
0
Chawla to Williamson, no run, ball hits the bat and pads and deflects to the leg-side
4.4
4
Chawla to Williamson, FOUR, goes on the back foot in a flash and drives it through cover for another four. Stellar timing from the skipper
4.3
4
Chawla to Williamson, FOUR, beautiful use of the feet from Williamson. He comes down the track and drives it wide of the mid-off fielder for a four
4.2
1
Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run, not much turn on that delivery aimed at the stumps, Dhawan goes on the back foot and tucks it to the leg-side for a single
4.1
1
Chawla to Williamson, 1 run, wrong' un to start his spell. Williamson reads it off the pitch and clips it to short fine leg for a single

Piyush Chawla, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

3.6
1
Narine to Williamson, 1 run, good first over from Narine comes to an end. It was a straight delivery at the stumps, Williamson works it to long-off and retains the strike
3.5
1
Narine to Dhawan, 1 run, touch short from Narine. Dhawan goes on the back foot and pulls it to the leg-side for a single
3.4
1
Narine to Williamson, 1 run, another ball at the stumps and Williamson nudges it to square leg for a single
3.3
0
Narine to Williamson, no run, straight delivery aiming at the stumps, Williamson blocks it to the off-side
3.2
0
Narine to Williamson, no run, hits the pads and lobs in the air to short leg, was there bat involved? Karthik's reaction suggested that as he runs to take the catch

Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.1
0
Narine to Saha, out Caught by Karthik!! KOL gets the much needed breakthrough. Saha doesn't even wait for the finger to go up as he walks back. It was an off-spinner down the leg-side, Saha gets a faint tickle to it and Karthik behind the stumps makes no mistake. Saha c Karthik b Narine 24(15) [4s-5]

Narine to Saha, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Sunil Narine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

2.6
1
Johnson to Saha, 1 run, good length at the stumps, Saha tucks it to the leg-side for a single
2.5
4
Johnson to Saha, FOUR, cracking shot! It was touch fuller of good length, Saha lofts it wide of the mid-on fielder for a four. he played that shot with a straight bat and that made it even better. Minimum risk and effective result!
2.4
4
Johnson to Saha, FOUR, another slower ball outside off from Johnson. Saha reads the change in pace and drives it through the off-side for a four
2.4
1
Johnson to Saha, wide, slower ball outside off, too wide of off and umpire signals it wide
2.3
4
Johnson to Saha, FOUR, Johnson is becoming predictable here with his length. It was on a short of length again, Saha holds his shape and pulls it over square leg for another four.
2.2
0
Johnson to Saha, no run, punches it to the off-side and Gill at point makes a brilliant save. Top effort!
2.1
2
Johnson to Saha, 2 runs, fullish delivery at the stumps, Saha picks it up and hits it over the in-field over the leg-side for a brace
1.6
0
A Russell to Dhawan, no run, nasty bouncer! Ball goes over Dhawan as he fails to make contact
1.5
4
A Russell to Dhawan, FOUR, another short of length delivery, Dhawan gets into position quickly and pulls it in front of square for a four. He doesn't time it as well as he would have liked but the placement is good enough
1.4
0
A Russell to Dhawan, no run, short of length outside off, Dhawan misses the cut shot and ball thuds into the gloves of Karthik
1.3
1
A Russell to Saha, 1 run, opens the bat and guides it to the off-side for a single
1.2
4
A Russell to Saha, FOUR, just over of the square leg fielder. It was on a good length and outside off, Saha pulls it off the front root, manages to clear the fielder and ball races for a four
1.1
1
A Russell to Dhawan, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Dhawan is in such good form that he seems to have extra time. He waits for the ball and guides it to third man for a single

Andre Russell, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Johnson to Saha, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Saha gets a stride forward and drives it to mid-off. Decent first over from Johnson
0.5
4
Johnson to Saha, FOUR, first runs off the bat from Saha and HYD. It was on the stumps, Saha gets in the position quickly and whips it wide of the fine leg fielder for a four
0.4
0
Johnson to Saha, no run, good length delivery at the stumps, Saha defends it to the off-side
0.3
0
Johnson to Saha, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Saha taps it to the off-side with soft hands
0.3
1
Johnson to Saha, wide, wayward delivery down the leg-side, poor delivery from Johnson. Umpire signals it wide, unlike last call this is the right one
0.2
0
Johnson to Saha, no run, wild swing from Saha, He tries to pull it to the leg-side. Johnson's pace was too hot to handle for Saha and he was late on the shot and ends up missing it
0.1
0
Johnson to Saha, no run, taps that good length ball to the off-side with soft hands, straight to the fielder
0.1
1
Johnson to Saha, wide, good length delivery angling away from Saha, hint of away movement and umpire gives a wide. It was just inside the guide line, harsh call from the umpire

Saha and Dhawan are at the crease. Saha is on strike. Johnson will open the attack