The players are back on the field. Tom Moody had a very close look at the pitch, sort of pressing it with his hands. Hopefully, the match will restart soon.
The next inspection is at 12.35 am.
"The umpires are out for a check. The covers are coming off," informs Roshan.
Roshan: "The umpires came out for a check at 11.35 pm. The rain had subsided then. But it's gaining strength now. The covers remain." So not so good news from the centre. Also, the overs will start reducing from now onwards.
My colleague, Roshan, has further updates from the ground: Time cut-offs are 11.50pm for full 20 overs, 12.58am for 5 overs and 1.20am for Super Over.
If Super Over is also not possible, the team that finished highest in the league table shall be declared the winner - which is Hyderabad in this case.
If it is not possible to schedule a 5 over match, the teams will play a Super Over to determine the winner.
This is what IPL Playing Conditions say about playoffs: No reserve day but an extra time of 120 minutes is available. The latest a five overs per side match can start is 12.26am (10 minute interval, no timeouts) – with a scheduled finish of 1.20am.
My colleague Roshan, who is at the stadium, updates about the rain: Heavy wind and rain. It doesn't look like it's going to calm down anytime soon. Not the type that gets blown away.
Dhawan and Warner started slowly before the former got out in the fifth over. Warner (37 off 35) and Williamson (24 off 26) steadied the ship but both lost their wickets in order to increase the run rate. Vijay Shankar (22 of 17) hit some meaty blows but wickets kept falling at the regular intervals. Coulter-Nile (3 for 20) and Umesh Yadav (2 for 21) were the picks of the bowlers for Kolkata as Hyderabad could manage only 128 from their 20 overs.
And it is drizzling as groundsman come running in with the covers. Hopefully, the strong wind will take the clouds away and we can have the full game.
SRH - 128/7 (20.0 overs)
B Sharma : 2(3)
T Boult : 4-0-30-1 N Coulter-Nile : 4-0-20-3
19.6T Boult to N Ojha, OUT, pitched up as Ojha looks to go over long off, gets an outside edge towards short third man, Lynn takes an easy catch there N Ojha c C Lynn b T Boult 16(16) [4s-0] [6s-1]
19.5T Boult to N Ojha, 2 runs, pulled towards deep mid-wicket, Ishank Jaggi puts in the dive there and makes a one-handed stop towards his right, saves two runs for his team as it was it hard by Ojha
19.4T Boult to B Sharma, 1 run, length on middle, Sharma back away as he mistimes the pull towards mid off, fielder dives in but it falls just short
19.3T Boult to N Ojha, 1 run, back to round the wicket and bowls this right in the blockhole, steered towards deep extra cover, was looking for two there but fielder comes charging in and fires the throw to the bowler, only a single
19.3T Boult to N Ojha, WIDE, over the wicket, bouncer but too short
19.2T Boult to N Ojha, 2 runs, overpitched this time as Ojha stands deep in his crease and drills this towards deep extra cover, a good save there by Suryakumar Yadav as he runs in from long off and puts in the slide to keep it to only two
19.1T Boult to N Ojha, no run, moves away but Boult follows him as he under edges this one towards keeper
SRH - 121/6 (19.0 overs)
B Sharma : 1(2) N Ojha : 11(11)
N Coulter-Nile : 4-0-20-3 T Boult : 3-0-23-0
18.6N Coulter-Nile to N Ojha, 1 run, Ojha backs away and pulls this towards deep mid-wicket, doesn't get the timing right, a single to retain the strike
18.5N Coulter-Nile to B Sharma, 1 run, back of length and pushed towards point this time
18.4N Coulter-Nile to B Sharma, no run, length and angling away, beats the attempted cut there
Bipul Sharma walks in.
18.3N Coulter-Nile to C Jordan, OUT, not a hat-trick but three in four balls for Coulter-Nile. Back of the length outside off as Jordan looks to pull this one, came slow off the pitch and a leading edge lobs to his left, a brilliant diving catch towards his left, one handed C Jordan c&b N Coulter-Nile 0(1) [4s-0] [6s-0]
18.2N Coulter-Nile to N Ojha, 1 run, was a hat-trick ball as he took Williamson's wicket with the last ball of his previous over, back of length and Ojha pulls this towards mid-wicket
Chris Jordan is the new batsman.
18.1N Coulter-Nile to V Shankar, OUT, length outside off as Shankar stays deep in his crease and looks to clear the long on, doesn't get the distance on this one as Yadav paddles back to complete a good catch at long on V Shankar c S Yadav b N Coulter-Nile 22(17) [4s-2] [6s-1]
Nathan Coulter-Nile into the attack.
SRH - 118/4 (18.0 overs)
N Ojha : 9(9) V Shankar : 22(16)
T Boult : 3-0-23-0 S Narine : 4-0-20-0
17.6T Boult to N Ojha, no run, backs away to cut this one but ball comes into him with the angle, a play and a miss
17.5T Boult to V Shankar, 1 run, fuller outside off and drilled down the ground towards long off, only a single
17.4T Boult to N Ojha, 1 run, round the wicket this time as Ojha moves across and flicks this towards deep square leg
17.3T Boult to N Ojha, SIX, overpitched this time as Ojha lofts this over the long on fielder, a maximum
17.2T Boult to V Shankar, 1 run, back of length outside off and bunted towards long on, only a single this time
17.1T Boult to V Shankar, FOUR, length on middle and off as Shankar drives this over the bowler's head, straight as an arrow, four
Trent Boult takes over the ball.
SRH - 105/4 (17.0 overs)
N Ojha : 2(6) V Shankar : 16(13)
S Narine : 4-0-20-0 U Yadav : 4-0-21-2
16.6S Narine to N Ojha, no run, turns into Ojha as he misses the flick once again
16.5S Narine to V Shankar, 1 run, looks to go aerial over the bowler's head, gets an outside edge towards short third man
16.4S Narine to N Ojha, 1 run, a little shorter as Ojha cuts this towards point, a partial stop there by Coulter-Nile
16.3S Narine to N Ojha, no run, turning away from the batsman this time as he misses the flick
16.2S Narine to N Ojha, no run, another carrom ball as he looks to sweep this one, gets beaten once again
16.1S Narine to N Ojha, no run, length outside off and beats the batsman with turn and bounce
Sunil Narine has been introduced into the attack.
SRH - 103/4 (16.0 overs)
V Shankar : 15(12) N Ojha : 1(1)
U Yadav : 4-0-21-2 P Chawla : 3-0-27-1
15.6U Yadav to V Shankar, no run, length outside off and beats Shankar's slice
15.6U Yadav to V Shankar, 3 wides, way down the leg side this as Uthappa fumbles this behind the stumps and they run a couple before fielder comes in from the deep
15.5U Yadav to V Shankar, no run, down the leg side this time as Shankar misses the flick
SRH 100/4 (15.4 ovs)
15.4U Yadav to N Ojha, 1 run, bouncer there as Ojha pulls it towards short fine leg
Naman Ojha is the new batsman.
15.3U Yadav to Y Singh, OUT, short and it was there to be pulled but Yuvraj cannot time it well, maybe due to the slowness of the pitch as he hits it straight to Chawla at deep mid-wicket. Big wicket at this stage of the match. Y Singh c P Chawla b U Yadav 9(9) [4s-2] [6s-0]
15.2U Yadav to Y Singh, no run, length and angling away as Yuvraj misses the cut, kept a little low as keeper collects it on the bounce
15.1U Yadav to V Shankar, 1 run, back of length outside off as Shankar taps this towards point for a quick single
Umesh Yadav comes to bowl the next over.
SRH - 98/3 (15.0 overs)
Y Singh : 9(7) V Shankar : 14(9)
P Chawla : 3-0-27-1 S Narine : 3-0-18-0
14.6P Chawla to V Shankar, 1 run, flatter this time, length outside off as Shankar dabs this towards deep extra cover
14.5P Chawla to V Shankar, SIX, a tad fuller as Shankar leans into and sends it over long on, another boundary from this over
14.4P Chawla to V Shankar, no run, looks to push at it as gets beaten outside off
14.3P Chawla to Y Singh, 1 run, pitched up as Yuvi looks to loft this over mid-wicket fence, doesn't time this well as ball goes towards deep mid-wicket on the bounce
14.2P Chawla to Y Singh, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Yuvraj drills this down the ground for a boundary, Shankar did well there to get away from the line of the shot
14.1P Chawla to V Shankar, 1 run, length outside off, Shankar goes back and cuts this towards deep extra cover
SRH - 85/3 (14.0 overs)
Y Singh : 4(5) V Shankar : 6(5)
S Narine : 3-0-18-0 P Chawla : 2-0-14-1
13.6S Narine to Y Singh, no run, length, flighted on middle as Yuvraj taps this on the leg side
13.5S Narine to Y Singh, no run, length outside off, Yuvraj comes forward to defend this, gets beaten
13.4S Narine to V Shankar, 1 run, pitched up and driven towards long on for a single this time
13.3S Narine to V Shankar, FOUR, pitched up on middle and leg and lofted over mid-wicket, beats the fielder in the deep, one bounce four
13.2S Narine to V Shankar, no run, length on off stump as he cuts it too fine for his liking, Gambhir at first slip makes a diving stop
13.1S Narine to V Shankar, no run, length on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler
Sunil Narine into the attack.
SRH - 80/3 (13.0 overs)
Y Singh : 4(3) V Shankar : 1(1)
P Chawla : 2-0-14-1 N Coulter-Nile : 3-0-17-1
12.6P Chawla to Y Singh, no run, length outside off as Yuvraj comes forward to defend this, gets beaten there
12.5P Chawla to Y Singh, FOUR, flighted outside off and Yuvraj cover drives this all along the ground, long off fielder puts in the dive there but the balls passes underneath him
12.4P Chawla to Y Singh, no run, googly there as Yuvraj pushes this uppishly towards short mid-wicket, falls short of the fielder though
12.3P Chawla to V Shankar, 1 run, length on middle as Shankar punches this towards long on, off the mark
Vijay Shankar is the new batsman.
12.2P Chawla to D Warner, OUT, BOWLED! Warner goes back to pull this one but it wasn't that short as Chawala bowls a top spinner there, kept a little low also as Warner misses it completely, middle stump is out of the ground D Warner b P Chawla 37(35) [4s-2] [6s-2]
12.1P Chawla to D Warner, no run, overpitched on middle and leg, Warner comes down the track and drives this back to the bowler
Piyush Chawla comes into the attack.
SRH - 75/2 (12.0 overs)
Y Singh : 0(0) D Warner : 37(33)
N Coulter-Nile : 3-0-17-1 S Narine : 2-0-13-0
Yuvraj Singh walks in.
11.6N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, OUT, length outside off, as Williamson looks to go over the infield, no pace from the pitch as he hits it straight to the extra cover fielder K Williamson c S Yadav b N Coulter-Nile 24(26) [4s-2] [6s-1]
2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (Kane Williamson 25*, David Warner 25*)
11.5N Coulter-Nile to D Warner, 1 run, low full toss into the body as Warner gets cramped for the room there, can hit only to the covers fielder
11.4N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, 1 leg bye, slower bouncer outside off there as it beats, Williamson was early onto the pull, hits him on the shoulder and they collect another leg-bye
11.3N Coulter-Nile to D Warner, 1 leg bye, length and angling into Warner, who looks to pull this one, doesn't bounce as much and hits him on the pads
11.2N Coulter-Nile to D Warner, no run, backs away too much there as Coulter-Nile slips one fast and full outside off, Warner could just watch it go to the keeper
11.1N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, 1 run, full outside off as Williamson drills it towards long on, just a single though
SRH - 71/1 (11.0 overs)
D Warner : 36(30) K Williamson : 23(23)
S Narine : 2-0-13-0 N Coulter-Nile : 2-0-15-0
10.6S Narine to D Warner, SIX, OUT OF THE PARK! a tad shorter this time from Narine, Warner rocks back and deposits this into the stands over long on boundary
10.5S Narine to D Warner, no run, goes for the switch on drive, ends up hitting straight to the fielder at long on
10.4S Narine to K Williamson, 1 run, length outside off as he bunts this towards extra cover
10.3S Narine to D Warner, 1 run, length on leg stump as Warner pulls this towards deep square leg,
10.2S Narine to D Warner, no run, flighted outside off as Warner pushes at it, gets beaten by the turn
10.1S Narine to D Warner, 2 runs, length and on the pads, flicked towards deep square leg and they hare for the second one
Sunil Narine into the attack.
SRH - 61/1 (10.0 overs)
K Williamson : 22(22) D Warner : 27(25)
N Coulter-Nile : 2-0-15-0
9.6N Coulter-Nile to D Warner, 1 run, length on middle as Warner mistimes the pull towards long on
9.5N Coulter-Nile to D Warner, no run, full toss on middle and leg as Warner misses out there, hits it straight to mid-wicket
9.4N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, 1 run, length outside off as Williamson looks to run this down the third man, chops it towards keeper but Warner was quick to cash in on the opportunity to run a single
9.3N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, SIX, short on middle stump as Williamson picks the bone out of it, pulled over deep square leg, a six this time
9.2N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, FOUR, back of length outside off, Williamson moves across and just chips it over infield towards mid-wicket, almost carried the whole way, one bounce four
9.1N Coulter-Nile to D Warner, 1 run, length outside off as Warner dances down the ground and smashes this down the ground towards long off
Nathan Coulter-Nile into the attack.
Kolkata has kept the run-rate in check. Just 48 after 9 overs at a rate of 5.33 only. Can Hyderabad break the shackles after the break?
SRH - 48/1 (9.0 overs)
K Williamson : 11(19) D Warner : 25(22)
P Chawla : 1-0-9-0 N Coulter-Nile : 1-0-2-0
8.6P Chawla to D Warner, 1 run, length again on middle and leg as Warner pulls this towards deep mid-wicket, thought of two initially but settles for the one in the end
8.5P Chawla to K Williamson, 1 run, flighted outside off, Williamson waits for it before guiding this towards short third man, a quick throw at the keeper's end. Uthappa deflects the ball onto the stumps and they go upstairs. But Warner was home.
8.4P Chawla to K Williamson, no run, a googly there as Williamson misses the flick towards leg side, gets hit on the pads
8.3P Chawla to D Warner, 1 run, back of length on middle and leg and Warner shapes to pull this again, mistimes it towards long on, a single only this time
8.2P Chawla to D Warner, SIX, KABOOM! Half-tracker and Warner dispatches this over deep mid-wicket, maximum
8.1P Chawla to D Warner, no run, short of length as Warner backs away but cuts it straight to the cover fielder
Piyush Chawla arrives at the crease.
SRH - 39/1 (8.0 overs)
K Williamson : 10(17) D Warner : 17(18)
N Coulter-Nile : 1-0-2-0 Y Pathan : 1-0-7-0
7.6N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, no run, back of a length on middle stump, Williamson looks to work this towards leg side, gets a leading edge towards bowler
7.5N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, no run, back of length as the leading edge goes for point, an attempted direct hit at the bowler's end but Warner hurries back in time
7.4N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, no run, attempted bouncer as Williamson shapes to pull this one, doesn't make the contact there
7.3N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, no run, back of length outside off as Williamson looks to run this down towards third man, gets beaten
7.2N Coulter-Nile to D Warner, 1 run, round the wicket and angling on the pads, pulled towards short fine leg and sets off for a quick single
7.1N Coulter-Nile to K Williamson, 1 run, moves across and works this length ball from outside off towards deep mid-wicket with wrists, a single there
Nathan Coulter-Nile comes to bowl the next over.
SRH - 37/1 (7.0 overs)
D Warner : 16(17) K Williamson : 9(12)
Y Pathan : 1-0-7-0 S Narine : 1-0-3-0
6.6Y Pathan to K Williamson, 1 run, comes down the ground and chips this length ball towards long on
6.5Y Pathan to K Williamson, no run, stays in the crease this time, Pathan floats this on the middle stump as Williamson looked to guide this towards third man, gets an inside on the pads, lucky there that it didn't hit the stumps
6.4Y Pathan to K Williamson, FOUR, SHOT! Inside out to this pitched up delivery and sends it towards deep extra cover. Brilliant use of the feet there by Williamson
6.3Y Pathan to D Warner, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg as Warner bunts this towards long on
6.2Y Pathan to D Warner, no run, pitched up on off stump as Warner slices this uppishly towards cover, straight to the fielder
6.1Y Pathan to K Williamson, 1 run, slightly short on middle and leg as Williamson rocks back to pull this towards deep square leg but only a single
Yusuf Pathan into the attack.
SRH - 30/1 (6.0 overs)
D Warner : 15(15) K Williamson : 3(8)
S Narine : 1-0-3-0 U Yadav : 3-0-16-1
5.6S Narine to K Williamson, 1 run, carrom ball once again as Williamson gets an outside edge towards short fine leg, a quick single but Williamson didn't pick this one at all
5.5S Narine to D Warner, 1 run, pitched up on off stump, Warner punches this towards mid off for an easy single
5.4S Narine to K Williamson, 1 run, tossed up slightly this time, a little fuller on middle as Williamson drives this towards long on, a single finally
5.3S Narine to K Williamson, no run, Williamson stays back this time and pushes this carrom ball towards covers
5.2S Narine to K Williamson, no run, carbon copy of the previous delivery as Williamson once again fails to make the contact
5.1S Narine to K Williamson, no run, length on middle and leg, Williamson misses the flick
Sunil Narine arrives at the crease.
SRH - 27/1 (5.0 overs)
D Warner : 14(14) K Williamson : 1(3)
U Yadav : 3-0-16-1 T Boult : 2-0-10-0
4.6U Yadav to K Williamson, 1 run, makes room there as Yadav follows him with a length delivery, plays it gently towards point as they hare for a single
4.5U Yadav to K Williamson, no run, stays in the crease this time and taps this straight to backward point
4.4U Yadav to K Williamson, no run, back of length outside off as Williamson punches this towards cover
4.3U Yadav to D Warner, 1 run, length on off stump, Warner taps this towards points and scampers for a run, completed safely in the end
Kane Williamson walks in.
4.2U Yadav to S Dhawan, OUT, GONE! Length and angling away from Dhawan who looks to hit it across the line, gets the top edge as Uthappa settles under it take a good catch S Dhawan c R Uthappa b U Yadav 11(13) [4s-1] [6s-0]
4.1U Yadav to S Dhawan, no run, back of length on off stump, Dhawan pulls this straight to mid-on
SRH - 25/0 (4.0 overs)
D Warner : 13(13) S Dhawan : 11(11)
T Boult : 2-0-10-0 U Yadav : 2-0-14-0
3.6T Boult to S Dhawan, 1 run, short third man, back of length, outside off as Dhawan guides this towards third man, Coulter-Nile makes a diving stop there to keep it to just one
3.5T Boult to D Warner, 1 run, overpitched, outside off as Warner drives this towards cover
3.4T Boult to D Warner, no run, length on off stump as Warner tries to make room and hit it towards covers, doesn't get the timing right as the ball rolls towards mid off
3.3T Boult to S Dhawan, 1 run, length ball on middle stump as Dhawan punches this towards mid on
3.2T Boult to D Warner, 1 leg bye, angling towards pads as Warner misses the flick and they run a quick leg-bye
3.1T Boult to S Dhawan, 1 run, length just outside off stump, Dhawan looks to cut this one once again, too close to the body as he chops this wide of first slip
SRH - 20/0 (3.0 overs)
D Warner : 12(10) S Dhawan : 8(8)
U Yadav : 2-0-14-0 T Boult : 1-0-6-0
2.6U Yadav to S Dhawan, 1 run, length and angling away from the left-hander, steers it between cover and backward point to retain the strike
2.5U Yadav to S Dhawan, FOUR, tried the slow bouncer there, was on middle and leg as Dhawan pulls this towards deep square leg for his first boundary of the innings
2.4U Yadav to S Dhawan, no run, short, outside leg as Dhawan goes for the pull, misses it and umpire calls this wide
2.3U Yadav to S Dhawan, no run, back of length outside off as Dhawan cuts it straight to the point fielder
2.2U Yadav to D Warner, 1 run, Warner looking to make some room there, Yadav follows him as he is cramped there and slashes this towards mid off
2.1U Yadav to S Dhawan, 1 run, length ball as Dhawan comes down the ground and pushes this towards mid off
SRH - 13/0 (2.0 overs)
D Warner : 11(9) S Dhawan : 2(3)
T Boult : 1-0-6-0 U Yadav : 1-0-7-0
1.6T Boult to D Warner, FOUR, length again as Warner almost forehands this one between the bowler and long on, second boundary for him. Also, ruins the good over until then
1.5T Boult to D Warner, no run, back of length, outside off and Warner flat-bats this towards mid off, no run there
1.4T Boult to S Dhawan, 1 run, length outside off, Dhawan waits for it before guiding this towards third man
1.3T Boult to D Warner, 1 run, a tad straighter this time and Warner works this away towards square leg and gets down to the other end
1.2T Boult to D Warner, no run, back of length again and on the body, Warner bunts this towards short mid-wicket
1.1T Boult to D Warner, no run, down the ground and pushes at this back of a length delivery, gets beaten outside off
Trent Boult has been introduced into the attack.
SRH - 7/0 (1.0 overs)
S Dhawan : 1(2) D Warner : 6(4)
U Yadav : 1-0-7-0
0.6U Yadav to D Warner, 1 run, on the pads this time and flicked towards square leg for a single
0.5U Yadav to D Warner, FOUR, comes down the ground, makes some room and lofts this over cover for the first boundary of the match
0.4U Yadav to S Dhawan, 1 run, back of length once again as Dhawan drops this on the off side with soft hands and they run a quick single there
0.3U Yadav to S Dhawan, no run, back of length and cramps Dhawan for the room there as he dabs this towards cover
0.2U Yadav to D Warner, 1 run, back of length on middle and leg, once again good bounce there as Warner tucks this towards deep square leg, gets off the mark
0.1U Yadav to D Warner, no run, back of length and swinging away from Warner, good bounce as Warner was looking to play at it first but lets it go in the end
David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan come to open the innings, Umesh Yadav to start the bowling attack.
David Warner: We would have batted first. That's when we play our best, but these guys are also doing very well in chasing. Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, and Chris Jordan are in for us. Also, Bipul Sharma is in for Mohammed Siraj.
Gautam Gambhir: We are looking to bowl. The pitch is not gonna change and we are doing well in chasing, so there is no point in changing that. We have got some injuries as well. Manish is injured so that’s the first change. SuryaKumar Yadav, Piyush, Coulter-Nile and Ishank Jaggi are in.
Kolkata Knight Riders Won the Toss & Elected to Field
The toss coming up in a while.
Can Kolkata finish with a flourish tonight:
This IPL, KKR have the best Powerplay (9.79) & Middle Overs run rate (8.60) but the second worst Death Overs run rate (8.42). #IPL
Both teams have tricky selection calls to make but for the defending champions the main task will be to break the Lynn Narine partnership quickly
Hello and welcome to the Eliminator of IPL 2017. This is Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The team that wins today will face Mumbai a day after in the Qualifier 2. The head-to-head record though is in Kolkata's favour, having won 7 matches out 11 played against Hyderabad.
That's all from us ladies and gentlemen. Do come back for the next game tomorrow. Till then, have a good time.
Kolkata attack does well to keep 2016 champions to 128 for 7 before captain weathers early collapse to chase down 48 in six overs
Nathan Coulter-Nile (MoM): (On his head injury) A little bit better now. I went to bed at 10 pm and woke up at 7 pm next day. Was feeling a bit lethargic. (On pitch): This is the exact opposite of Kolkata. there you get good pace and bounce, here it was low and slow. All of our bowlers bowled good. Not letting them go off a flier was fantastic. I thin intensity started with first over with David Warner playing and missing. It just kept raining and raining we got a little bit itchy. We will just try to sleep, recover and come out tomorrow.
Gautam Gambhir: A lot of credit goes to the bowler. They set the game up for us. They set it up for us. We just needed to be a bit sensibly. There have been times when we lacked the intensity. Every run you stop is the run you have to score less - that's what we discussed. On this pitch, if you aim180, you can get out on 120-130. (On rain break): You do get nervous, we worked really hard and it would have been really unfair. 128 was an unbelievable effort. Our bowlers really dig deep. (On Mumbai): They are a quality side and have beaten us twice. Hopefully, we can give them one back.
Player of the match - Nathan Coulter-Nile
David Warner: We were 30 runs short. It was a tough wicket to bat on. The ball was holding up a bit. And they bowled really well. The six-over game can be a really difficult one, but we came out with positive intent. We took three wickets up front. I think we played some good cricket (this season), we batted and bowled well this year. Thanks to all the people who came out to support us.
That's it! Kolkata sealed their spot for the Qualifier 2 and will face Mumbai. Hyderabad, on the other hand, would be disappointed regarding how things unfolded tonight but they couldn't have done anything else, perhaps, other than putting a bigger total on the board. But that's all hindsight.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets (D/L method)
5.2B Sharma to I Jaggi, 1 run, back of length on middle as Jaggi pulls this towards short mid-wicket, scampers for a single there and that's all what Kolkata need
5.1B Sharma to G Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads and flicked towards square leg, an easy single there
Bipul Sharma comes to bowl the next over.
KKR - 46/3 (5.0 overs)
I Jaggi : 5(7) G Gambhir : 31(18)
R Khan : 2-0-11-0 S Kaul : 1-0-14-0
4.6R Khan to I Jaggi, no run, length and flat and fast as Jaggi looks to pull this one, the ball hurries onto him as he mistimes the pull towards mid on
4.5R Khan to G Gambhir, 1 run, makes room once again but it is a leg break this time as Gambhir is cramped for the room, a single towards point though
4.4R Khan to I Jaggi, 1 run, full outside off and driven towards deep backward point
4.3R Khan to G Gambhir, 1 run, goes back and waits for this one to turn away from him and cuts towards extra cover
4.2R Khan to G Gambhir, no run, another googly and beats him again, not picking that up
4.1R Khan to G Gambhir, 2 runs, fuller on leg stump, Gambhir makes room and chips it over extra cover, a couple before Bhuvi cuts it off
KKR - 41/3 (4.0 overs)
I Jaggi : 4(5) G Gambhir : 27(14)
S Kaul : 1-0-14-0 R Khan : 1-0-6-0
3.6S Kaul to G Gambhir, 1 run, back of length outside off and Gambhir taps it towards point, scampers for a single there as the fielder has a shy at the bowler's end, an overthrow but no extra run there
3.5S Kaul to I Jaggi, 1 run, full on the pads and flicked towards deep square leg
3.4S Kaul to G Gambhir, 1 run, better this time from Kaul, back of length on middle stump, Gambhir taps this one the leg side behind square for a quick single
3.3S Kaul to G Gambhir, SIX, short on leg stump with fine leg inside the ring is a crime. Gambhir flicks this over the fielder and it had enough on it to carry it all over the boundary, another six for Gambhir!
3.2S Kaul to G Gambhir, FOUR, back of length outside off, enough room for Gambhir to free his arm, slices it over backward point for another four
3.1S Kaul to I Jaggi, 1 run, back of the length, outside off, Uthappa steers this towards third man
Siddarth Kaul comes into the attack.
21 needed from 18.
KKR - 27/3 (3.0 overs)
G Gambhir : 15(10) I Jaggi : 2(3)
R Khan : 1-0-6-0 C Jordan : 1-0-10-1
2.6R Khan to G Gambhir, no run, length outside off ass Gambhir cuts it, but straight to point, just 6 from the over
2.5R Khan to G Gambhir, no run, another googly and beats Gambhir one more time there
2.5R Khan to G Gambhir, WIDE, another one down the leg side, Hyderabad cannot afford these extras
2.5R Khan to G Gambhir, WIDE, down the leg side this time and called wide
2.4R Khan to G Gambhir, no run, googly there, pitched on leg and beats Gambhir outside off
2.3R Khan to G Gambhir, 2 runs, full on middle and off as Gambhir drives this inside out, Vijay Shankar at long off makes a diving save as batsmen complete two runs
2.2R Khan to I Jaggi, 1 run, it short but quick, Jaggi goes on the backfoot but couldn't time the pull, a single there towards mid-wicket
2.1R Khan to G Gambhir, 1 run, length ball on pads, Gambhir flicks it towards short fine leg, a single there
Rashid Khan comes to bowl the next over.
KKR - 21/3 (2.0 overs)
I Jaggi : 1(2) G Gambhir : 12(5)
C Jordan : 1-0-10-1 B Kumar : 1-0-11-1
1.6C Jordan to G Gambhir, 1 run, slower length ball outside off, Gambhir waits for it and bunts this on the off side for another quick single
1.5C Jordan to G Gambhir, SIX, back of length as Gambhir tries to pull this one, gets a top edge and it flies over the keeper's head, all the way for a six
1.4C Jordan to I Jaggi, 1 run, drifting on the pads this time, Jaggi misses the flick as the ball goes towards the left of short fine leg, Yuvraj is quick there and keeps it to a single one
1.3C Jordan to I Jaggi, no run, back of length and moving away, Jaggi defends this towards extra cover
1.2C Jordan to G Gambhir, 1 run, length ball on the pads, Gambhir taps this on the leg side and scampers for a quick single
Ishank Jaggi walks in.
1.1C Jordan to R Uthappa, OUT, AND GONE! Back of a length on middle, as Uthappa pulls this, didn't get enough distance as Dhawan completes a good catch at deep square leg. The third wicket goes down! R Uthappa c S Dhawan b C Jordan 1(2) [4s-0] [6s-0]
1.1C Jordan to R Uthappa, WIDE, full outside off and further swinging away as Uthappa attempts a drive, called wide
Chris Jordan comes into the attack.
37 required from 30.
KKR - 11/2 (1.0 overs)
G Gambhir : 4(2) R Uthappa : 1(1)
B Kumar : 1-0-11-1
0.6B Kumar to G Gambhir, FOUR, back of length and room outside off, Gambhir cuts it towards deep backward point, 11 for 2 Kolkata after the first over
0.5B Kumar to G Gambhir, no run, length ball and coming back into the left-hander who looks to guide this towards third man, chops this to first slip of the under edge
Gautam Gambhir is the new batsman.
0.4B Kumar to Y Pathan, OUT, length and swinging in, Pathan misses the swipe and looks to steal a leg-bye there, Uthappa sends him back but Bhuvi is quick to reach the ball and hits the stumps with an underarm throw to find Yusuf short. Two in two! Y Pathan run out (B Kumar) 0(1) [4s-0] [6s-0]
Yusuf Pathan is the new man in.
0.3B Kumar to C Lynn, OUT, what happened here! Fuller outside off and it looked like an edge and Ojha takes the catches on the second attempt. Umpires are having a discussion and the soft signal is out. Replays confirm that it took the edge and afterwards the bat hit the ground. That's out. C Lynn c N Ojha b B Kumar 6(2) [4s-0] [6s-1]
0.2B Kumar to C Lynn, SIX, a little bit of width and Lynn needs no invitation further to free his arms, slashes at it and sends it over cover boundary for the first six of the innings
0.1B Kumar to R Uthappa, 1 run, length and swinging away, Uthappa punches this towards mid off and sets off for a single
Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn come to the middle, Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the bowling attack.
So, the players are back on the ground. Kolkata definitely have the advantage as they don't have to worry about the wickets.