Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa performed starring position for Kolkata Knight Riders as they clinched a playoff spot in taste with a at ease 5-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.Chasing 173 to win on what will have been a tough floor, Kolkata went all weapons blazing with Sunil Narine and Lynn getting the guests off to a flier.
The 2 placed on 52 runs for the outlet wicket, with Narine scoring a 10-ball 29 prior to Shakib accounted for him.
Alternatively, Lynn saved on going strongly and finished a meriting half-century prior to Sidharth Kaul were given Sunrisers again within the sport.
Kolkata crosses 129 which ensured that they might end above Rajasthan. Captain Dinesh Karthik was once the calming affect for Kolkata regardless of lack of companions on the different finish. Russell and Nitish Rana departed as Kolkata regarded to complete the sport briefly.
After all, he stayed unbeaten on 26 as Kolkata registered a complete victory. Kaul was once the pick out of the bowlers with figures of two/26 in his four overs.
Previous, Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for the hosts with 50 off 39 balls, whilst skipper Kane Williamson blazed away to 36 in simply 17 as Sunrisers ended at 172/nine in 20 overs.
Younger medium pacer Prasidh Krishna’s 3 wickets within the remaining over was once the spotlight of Kolkata Knight Riders’ superb comeback as at one level it appeared Hyderabad would put up an enormous overall.
However KKR, who want a win of their a very powerful remaining league sport to make the play-offs on their very own, staged a fightback as SRH controlled simply 45 runs within the remaining 7.1 overs after Williamson’s dismissal.
The hosts, who’ve already certified for the play-offs, have been previous the 100-run mark within the 11th over.
The 22-year-old Prasidh was once essentially the most a hit bowler, returning remarkable figures of four/30 in 4 overs.
In spite of the remaining cave in, Sunrisers nonetheless were given to their best ranking batting first at house this season.
The Sunrisers have been off to a brisk get started as Dhawan and Shreevats Goswami (35) added 79 runs in 8.four overs, a gap document for the house group this season. Together with his 26-ball 35, Goswami, who has scored a fifty on his IPL debut within the inaugural season, greater than made up for Alex Hales’ absence.
Dhawan started the SRH innings with a boundary via covers within the first ball of the fit and were given himself two extra off Krishna.
Batting for the primary time on this version of the cash-rich league, Goswami were given into the act in taste, smashing Andre Russell for 20 runs within the 3rd over.
Two fours and a stylish six over further duvet from Goswami and SRH have been cruising at 36 for no loss on the finish of the 3rd over.
Thriller spinner Sunil Narine bowled a cost-effective first over, conceding simply 4 runs, prior to Dhawan and Goswami picked up a boundary each and every off Piyush Chawla.
Dhawan lofted Narine over long-on for a most to care for SRH’s wholesome run fee, however KKR’s remaining fit hero Kuldeep Yadav, after being hit for 2 barriers in his first over, castled Goswami with a flighted supply.
In got here the in-form Williamson, and he was once off the mark straightaway, with a boundary.
Yadav attempted every other flighted ball, however Williamson smoked it over long-on for a six, as SRH crossed the 100-run mark within the 11th over.
Williamson then smashed medium pacer Javon Searles for 2 large sixes over superb leg, off successive balls, a lot to the pleasure of the house crowd on the Rajiv Gandhi World Stadium.
However the cricketer from Barbados had his revenge when he had the prolific Williamsaon stuck at deep level two balls later.
In the meantime, Dhawan was once introduced a existence on 45 when Narine dropped a sitter, however the left-handed India opener may now not capitalise and were given out for the addition of 5 runs.
First Printed: Might 20, 2018, 12:03 AM IST