SRH booked a spot in the Qualifier 2 after winning the Eliminator against Kolkata Knight Riders by 22 runs. They will face Gujarat Lions on Friday in New Delhi.
As it happened
2327 hrs IST: SRH win! Another great bowling effort from them and a win by 22 runs. They will meat Gujarat Lions in Qualifier 2 on Friday
2323 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvi gets a yorker through! Sathish has to go. Bowled
2321 hrs IST: Last over coming up for KKR. They need 25 off it
2315 hrs IST: 33 need from the last two overs for KKR
2313 hrs IST: WICKET! Manish Pandey has holed out! Full-toss and he hits it straight to long-on. KKR still need 38 off 16 balls
2312 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the 19th over
2310 hrs IST: 17 overs done and KKR are 124/5 with Sathish and Manish Pandey at the crease
2303 hrs IST: WICKET! Suryakumar is gone! Mistimes a pull and is caught at deep square-leg boundary!
2255 hrs IST: DROPPED! Mustafizur drops Surya at third-man boundary
2252 hrs IST: Cutting goes for 8 runs in the over. KKR reach 100/4
2247 hrs IST: Manish Pandey keeping KKR in the game. Two boundaries in the over. KKR are 92/4
2242 hrs IST: 12 overs gone and KKR are 81/4. Need 82 more off 48 balls
2239 hrs IST: 11 overs gone and KKR are 70/4. They need 63 runs more from 54 balls
2237 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar covers a great deal of ground and takes a superb low catch to send Yusuf Pathan back in the hut. KKR 69/4
2233 hrs IST: 10 overs done and KKR are 66/3 chasing 163
2229 hrs IST: WICKET! Gambhir miscues. It’s gone up in the high and is caught at long-off. KKR lose their captain and are 63/3
2225 hrs IST: Time for the time-out after the ninth over
2220 hrs IST: Ben Cutting starts with a tight over, just three coming from his first. KKR 56/2 after eight overs
2218 hrs IST: Manish Pandey is the new man in. KKR have work to do now
2217 hrs IST: WICKET! Direct-hit from Yuvraj and Munro is short of his ground. KKR 53/2
2214 hrs IST: FIFTY up for KKR in the seventh over of the innings. Munro and Gambhir in the middle
2211 hrs IST: Just three coming from Mustafizur’s first over. KKR 46/1 at the end of the powerplay
2201 hrs IST: SRH, defending 162, need early wickets to make a contest out of this. KKR bat deep and only wickets would trigger panic in their dugout
2200 hrs IST: Munro doing what he has been sent in for – cash in on the powerplay overs. Short from Sran and the left-hander pulls it away in fine fashion
2158 hrs IST: SIX! Short from Hooda and Gambhir hits it all the way for the first maximum of the innings
2155 hrs IST: WICKET! Uthappa gone! Drives on the up and it is straight to covers. Sran strikes
2152 hrs IST: Only 3 runs off the 1st over from Bhuvi
2148 hrs IST: Bhuvenshwar Kumar to begin the defence for SRH
2131 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad post 162/8 after Yuvraj’s 30-ball 44. But, will it be enough to defend against KKR?
2129 hrs IST: Two sixes from Bipul Sharma off Morkel in the last over
2125 hrs IST:WICKET! Ojha gone too! Outside edge and Holder has second in the over
2122 hrs IST: WICKET! Yuvraj Singh shuffles across as he tries of get it past short fine-leg but Holder keeps it on the stumps. Middle one knocked down!
2118 hrs IST: Narine finishes his spell. SRH are 143/5 with 2 to go
2114 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh finishes the 16th over with two fours. SRH 133/5
2113 hrs IST: Mix-up! Naman Ojha and Yuvraj Singh say yes-no and Gambhir’s throw hits Yuvraj’s foot. He runs back to save his wicket
2111 hrs IST: WICKET! Kuldeep takes another one! Beats Cutting as he tries to come down the pitch! Stumped!
2109 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh finishes another over with a four!
2106 hrs IST: Time for the time-out
2106 hrs IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav with a direct-hit to run out Hooda against the run of play! Yuvraj sends Hooda back after taking a few steps. Hooda was never returning
2103 hrs IST: Hooda clears his front-leg and connects to clear the mid-wicket boundary for a six! Holder under pressure now
2102 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh finishes 15th over with a belligerent shot straight past the bowler for a four. SRH 109/3
2058 hrs IST: 14 overs gone and SRH 98/3. Yuvraj Singh and Deepak Hooda out in the middle
2054 hrs IST: Morne Morkel returns to bowl the 14th over
2052 hrs IST: SIX! Vintage Yuvraj! Down the pitch and just lofts it with a superb timing and way she goes into the second tier
2051 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav back into the attack after change of ends
2050 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh manages a four on the last ball off the 12th over and SRH are 82/3 after 12 overs
2047 hrs IST: Sathish the new bowler and he will bowl the 12th over
2046 hrs IST: Only two runs from the Narine over. SRH are in trouble at the Kotla
2042 hrs IST: 10 overs gone and SRH are 71/3
2041 hrs IST: WICKET! Warner gone. Two in two for Kuldeep. Warner tries to slog but misses it. Kuldeep is ecstatic. SRH 71/3
2040 hrs IST: WICKET! Mosis Henriques is gone. Leading edge which goes high up in the air. Kuldeep, the bowler, settles under it and takes it
2037 hrs IST: Kuldeep to bowl the 10th over
2035 hrs IST: Holder concedes 9 runs from the over and SRH are 62/1. Time for the time-out!
2031 hrs IST: Holder to continue
2030 hrs IST: This phase of play is hurting SRH. Runs not coming fast. Kuldeep concedes only 6 runs
2027 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav to bowl the eighth over
2026 hrs IST: Holder also begins with a tight over. It’s 47/1 after 7 overs
2022 hrs IST: Jason Holder to bowl the seventh over
2021 hrs IST: Narine throws it on Warner’s legs but the batsman is quick to move his feet and flick it over mid-wicket for a four
2018 hrs IST: Sunil Narine starts with a bad ball down the leg-side and Warner puts it for four
2018 hrs IST: Henriques finishes the over with a six over mid-wicket! SRH 31/1
2016 hrs IST: Pathan is receiving some medical treatment after that blow
2016 hrs IST:DROPPED! Warner gets a leading edge, Yusuf has dropped a return catch. It was fast and unexpected but should have been taken
2013 hrs IST: Six runs from Morkel over and SRH are slowly rebuilding
2008 hrs IST: Three runs from the third over from Yusuf. SRH are 15/1
2005 hrs IST: Yusuf Pathan to continue for the third over
2004 hrs IST: WICKET! Making room for himself and trying to play it on the off-side, Dhawan is beaten by pace and loses his middle stump! SRH lose first wicket
2004 hrs IST: Dhawan pulls the next one over square-leg for another four
2003 hrs IST: An thick outside edge over backward point and it travels for four as third man fails to cut-it off
2001 hrs IST: Morne Morkel to bowl from the other end. Dhawan on the strike
2000 hrs IST: An economical first over from Yusuf. Only 4 runs from it
1958 hrs IST: Yusuf Pathan to bowl the first over and Warner on strike
1955 hrs IST: David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to the middle for SRH
1942 hrs IST: SRH have also made two changes from the last match. They have brought in Ben Cutting and Bipul Sharma in place of Kane Williamson and Karn Sharma
1940 hrs IST: Andre Russell still not fit for KKR. They have made 2 changes to the XI from the last game. Shakib and Rajpoot are out and Satish and Morkel comeback
1936 hrs IST: The two playing XIs
SRH XI: S Dhawan, D Warner, M Henriques, Y Singh, N Ojha, D Hooda, B Cutting, B Sharma, B Kumar, B Sran, Mustafizur Rahman
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 25 May 2016
KKR XI: G Gambhir, R Uthappa, M Pandey, C Munro, Y Pathan, S Yadav, R Sathish, J Holder, K Yadav, M Morkel, S Narine
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 25 May 2016
1929 hrs IST: Kolkata have won the toss and elected to bowl against Hyderabad
1926 hrs IST: A hint of grass at the Kotla pitch. Spinners will come into play later in the night
1925 hrs IST: Who will win today?
Toss between SRH & KKR coming up. Who will meet RCB in final?
— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) 25 May 2016
1921 hrs IST: SRH had the chance to be in the top two but a loss in the final league game against KKR resulted in a third place finish. With that win, KKR reached the playoffs
1920 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad were placed third in the table and Kolkata Knights were fourth in the points table
Reticence isn’t a virtue in sport these days. It’s even antithetical for fast bowlers — those generally snarling, gnarling types.
Synopsis: Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal proves to be the turning point as Sunrisers Hyderabad lose momentum in their chase. Yusuf Pathan plays a match-winning hand for Kolkata Knight Riders.