Match 72 : Hyderabad overcome Kolkata hurdle to enter play-offs.
Tag IPL-2013
Surely, whoever made the schedule of IPL 2013, wouldn't have imagined that upto this last league match, two teams will be left hoping for the last place in play-offs. As it turned out, Sunrisers Hyderabad had kept their fortunes in their hands, required to win this match against Kolkata Knight Riders and they did so confidently..

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)
Batsman   R B 4s 6s
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
Pradeep Sangwan
Shami Ahmed
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)
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs W Extra
Dale Steyn 4 0 24 2 1 wide
Anand Rajan 4 0 22 1 2 wides
Thisara Perera 4 0 33 1
Darren Sammy 1 0 9 0
Amit Mishra 4 0 20 1
Karan Sharma 3 0 15 1
Sunrisers Hyderabad inning (target = 131 runs from 20 overs)
Batsman   R B 4s 6s
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
Karan Sharma
Amit Mishra
Dale Steyn
Anand Rajan
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)
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs W Extra
Yusuf Pathan 4 0 29 0 1 wide
Pradeep Sangwan 2 0 17 0
Sunil Narine 4 1 11 0 1 wide
Shami Ahmed 4 0 32 1 2 wides
Jacques Kallis 1 0 13 0
Iqbal Abdulla 3.5 0 29 3

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