Kolkata Knight Riders host Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in their third game of the Indian Premier League. Both have made contrasting starts to their Indian Premier League campaigns with Kolkata winning the first game but losing their second game against Chennai. Sunrisers have begun well in the IPL. They won both their games in the league so far. They won both their games at home and now move to Eden Gardens for their first away game of the season. Kolkata will not like to lose at the fortress and against Hyderabad. Dinesh Karthik is the new captain of the team for this season while Sunrisers have a new captain as well in Kane Williamson.
Indian Premier League, 2018Eden Gardens, Kolkata 23 July 2018
Kolkata Knight Riders 138/8 (20.0)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 139/5 (19.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 10 ) Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets
IPL 2018 KKR vs SRH Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens
- 00:28 (IST)
SRH win by 5 wickets
A huge six by Yusuf Pathan seals the game for SRH. Russell drops it short and Pathan sends it to the crowd and the orange army in the dug-out erupts in joy. First, win for SRH at Eden Garden and they look like a force to be reckoned with. Once again a team that has chased has won. Lots to think about for Dinesh Karthik and his men. While the spinners did the job with the ball, batting looks like a bit of a concern for KKR. Two defeats in three games for the Knight Riders.
- 00:18 (IST)
OUT! Kane Williamson c A Russell b Mitchell Johnson
Just after getting to his 50, there is a lapse in concentration by Williamson. A fullish delivery on the leg-stump is hoicked towards the square-leg region and Russell grabs it happily. Good field placement and even better captaincy has led to the dismissal of the SRH skipper. SRH - 119/5
- 23:51 (IST)
Russell leaks 16 runs
Just when KKR were tightening their grip on the match, Andre Russell gives 16 runs in one over, courtesy of 2 fours and a six. Could this be the turning point of the match? We must wait and watch.
- 23:43 (IST)
Halfway stage! SRH need 77 in 60 balls.
10 overs have been bowled and the match is in the balance. SRH need 77 in 60 balls. KKR have tightened the screws with their spinners. Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan need to do the bulk of the hard work to get their side past this tricky phase. An exciting period to look forward to.
- 23:21 (IST)
Big Wicket! Shikhar Dhawan b Narine
Sunil Narine is on a roll. Two wickets in two over. This time it is the big wicket of the inform batsman- Shikhar Dhawan (7 runs). Just when it seemed that the match is slipping away from KKR's grasp, their talisman has brought them back into the game. A straight delivery, which Dhawan tried to manoeuvre to the leg side but misses completely and the ball disturbs the timber.
- 23:12 (IST)
OUT! Wriddhiman Saha c Karthik b Narine
Sunil Narine has struck on the first ball of his spell as Wriddhiman Saha is dismissed for 24. A horrible way to get out as the batsman knicks one down the leg side, smart work by the keeper as he latches on to the catch. A good first over by Narine, 3 runs and a wicket.
- 22:41 (IST)
KKR finish with 138 for 8
WICKET! On the final delivery of the innings, Shivam Mavi is caught by Bhuvneshwar off SIddarth Kaul. Kolkata finish with 138 for 8 from 20 overs. Not the best score on this pitch.
- 22:33 (IST)
WICKET! Dinesh Karthik c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Another well-disguised knuckleball by Kumar does the trick. Karthik goes for a drive but manages to edge it back to the keeper. Saha makes no mistakes. KKR sink further 129/7.
- 22:06 (IST)
CATCH! Andre Russell c Manish Pandey b Billy Stanlake
Stunning catch by Manish Pandey to get rid of Andre Russell. Russell attempts to clear the boundary ropes by trying to loft the ball over the point region but manages to slice it in the air. Running backwards Pandey completes a diving catch. This is as good as it ever gets.
- 21:59 (IST)
WICKET! Chris Lynn c&b Shakib Al Hasan
Against the run of play, Chris Lynn is dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan. Great awareness by Shakib as he dives to his left, keeps fingers underneath the ball to complete a fine return catch of his own bowling. Lynn has to walk back to the dug-out for 49. Massive cheers as Andre Russell makes his way to the middle.
- 21:53 (IST)
OUT! Sunil Narine c Kane Williamson b Shakib Al Hasan
Sunil Narine attempts to hoick another one but it is one shot too many. An arm ball by Shaki does the trick as Narine mistimes it, Williamson runs back from midwicket region to complete a fine catch. Skipper Dinesh Karthik arrives at the crease.
- 21:33 (IST)
WICKET! Nitish Rana c Manish Pandey b Billy Stanlake
Manish Pandey with an outstanding catch at backward point to get rid of Nitish Rana. It is wide and Rana cuts it. Pandey with good reflexes and takes the catch. It pops out when he is airborne but then he manages to hold on
- 20:34 (IST)
Rain in Kolkata
Rain in Kolkata and the covers are on! Players are walking off the field and with Kolkata Knight Riders at 52 for 1. Full ground is being covered but it is just a drizzle
- 20:15 (IST)
WICKET! Robin Uthappa c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives the first wicket! Uthappa is stuck on the crease and pokes at a delivery that is moving away. A thick outside edge but umpire says not out. SRH review. There is a spike in the UltraEdge. Gone!
- 19:38 (IST)
TOSS: Hyderabad elect to bowl
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and elected to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. Kane Williamson has called the right side of the coin, Three toss wins for him. Can his team make three wins out of three?
In match 10 of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad are facing each other at the Eden Gardens. Both the teams have had two outings in the tournament and will have a fair idea of their strengths and weakness. While SRH have never managed to win a game at the Edens, what makes them favourites in this match is their superior bowling contingent which has propelled them to the top of the table in IPL 11. For KKR, who have the smallest squad of all teams, problems are mounting with injuries to key players. Kamlesh Nagarkoti is the latest to feature in this list. Overall the two teams have faced each other 12 times with KKR recording 8 wins while SRH have managed just 4. However, tonight's encounter will give the Hyderabad franchise a chance to improve their record. After being a part of KKR for several years the trio of Shakib Al Hasan Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan will be turning out for the Orange army, hence their performances will also be something to watch out for.