Barinder Sran* 0(0); | Andrew Tye 3(0);
Shardul Thakur* 3-0-33-2; | Dwayne Bravo 4-0-37-1
Chris Woakes* 0(1); | Mandeep Singh 47(1);
Ben Stokes* 3-0-32-1; | Ben Laughlin 4-0-46-1
Deepak Hooda* 5(9); | Yusuf Pathan 17(9);
Mitchell Johnson* 3-0-30-1; | Andre Russell 3-0-39-0
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..
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.
Mid-off goes back
Rousing chants of "KOL KOL"
Yusuf Pathan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Johnson to Williamson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
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
Sunil Narine [3.0-0-13-2] is back into the attack
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.
Chawla to Shakib, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
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
Shivam Mavi, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Lot of interest around Shivam Mavi. Here he is.
Kuldeep Yadav [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack
Sunil Narine [2.0-0-4-2] is back into the attack
Andre Russell [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
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.
Kuldeep Yadav to Manish Pandey, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Piyush Chawla [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack
Short leg is in place for Pandey.
Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Narine to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Piyush Chawla, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Narine to Saha, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Sunil Narine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Andre Russell, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Saha and Dhawan are at the crease. Saha is on strike. Johnson will open the attack