Electing to bat, defending champions Kolkata failed to finish the tournament on a high, losing wickets at regular intervals with not much of run rate either. At less than run a ball for most part of first half, little bit of acceleration came for KKR with Yusuf Pathan taking the center stage but Hyderabad's bowling had been their strong point this season and it worked once again. Dale Steyn, young Anand Rajan and leg spinners Amit Mishra and Karan Sharma pegged down the visiting batsmen smartly and gave away just 130 runs which was no threatening target.
Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan had played few good knocks in the past but separately. Today, they needed to stick around longer, not allowing panic to set in and they did so admirably, putting on 89 runs off just 11.2 balls before Dhawan was trapped in front of wicket by left arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla. Parthiv Patel perished in same way an over later but platform was already set for the chase. Captain Cameron White, Hanuma Vihari and Thisara Perera got out cheaply but Darren Sammy and Biplap Samantray finished the match with seven balls remaning.
Parthiv Patel was named man of the match.
With his Hyderabad win, Royal Challengers Bangalore are now out of the tournament. SRH now play the eliminator with Rajasthan Royals.
|Kolkata Knight Riders inning (elected to bat)|
|Manvinder Bisla||c White b Perera||15||18||3||0|
|Gautam Gambhir||run out (Samantray + Patel)||10||17||0||0|
|Jacques Kallis||c Dhawan b Steyn||24||29||2||0|
|Eoin Morgan||lbw b Sharma||9||9||1||0|
|Yusuf Pathan||not out||49||29||3||3|
|Ryan ten Doeschate||lbw b Mishra||1||5||0||0|
|Paras Dogra||c Perera b Steyn||5||8||0||0|
|Sunil Narine||c Perera b Anand Rajan||1||2||0||0|
|Iqbal Abdulla||not out||2||3||0||0|
|Extra :||14 (lbyes=7, wides=7)|
|Total :||130 runs in 20 overs for 7 wicket. RR = ( 6.50 ).|
|Fall of wickets : 1-25 (Bisla, 4.3 ov), 2-42 (Gambhir, 7.1 ov), 3-59 (Morgan, 10.4 ov), 4-89 (Kallis, 15.1 ov), 5-95 (ten Doeschate, 16.1 ov), 6-111 (Dogra, 18.1 ov), 7-121 (Narine, 19.1 ov)|
|Dale Steyn||4||0||24||2||1 wide|
|Anand Rajan||4||0||22||1||2 wides|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad inning (target = 131 runs from 20 overs)|
|Parthiv Patel||lbw b Abdulla||47||37||7||0|
|Shikhar Dhawan||lbw b Abdulla||42||35||3||2|
|Hanuma Vihari||c Dogra b Abdulla||6||13||0||0|
|Cameron White||run out (Morgan + Bisla)||2||4||0||0|
|Thisara Perera||b Shami Ahmed||4||10||0||0|
|Darren Sammy||not out||17||12||0||2|
|Biplap Samantray||not out||5||2||1||0|
|Extra :||9 (lbye=1, wides=8)|
|Total :||132 runs in 18.5 overs for 5 wicket. RR = ( 7.14 ).|
|Fall of wickets : 1-89 (Dhawan, 11.3 ov), 2-100 (Patel, 13.3 ov), 3-103 (White, 14.2 ov), 4-108 (Vihari, 15.3 ov), 5-112 (Perera, 17.5 ov)|
|Yusuf Pathan||4||0||29||0||1 wide|
|Sunil Narine||4||1||11||0||1 wide|
|Shami Ahmed||4||0||32||1||2 wides|