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Kolkata Knight Riders 172/6 (20.0 ov)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 155/6 (20.0 ov) Run rate 7.75
Refresh Kolkata Knight Riders win by 17 runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Naman Ojha 11 11 0 0 100
Bipul Sharma 21 14 2 1 150
Bowler O M R W Econ
Chris Woakes 4 0 49 2 12.25
Trent Boult 4 0 33 1 8.25

Updated: Mar 18, 2018 11:38 | Published: Apr 15, 2017 18:05

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score and Commentary

That completes the proceedings for the first match of today's doubleheader. Join us for the match between the Delhi Daredevils and the Kings XI Punjab here: https://www.sportskeeda.com/live-cricket-score/delhi-daredevils-vs-kings-xi-punjab-match-15-15-april-2017

Uthappa: Finally, after years of hard work I've settled in the new technique. I had an overhaul a few years ago and I'm feeling like my old self to go after the bowlers and have faith in myself. I like it at No. 3 because the team needs me there. I like the fact that I have responsibility on my shoulders. I'm glad I'm delivering for my team. I'm batting well and growing from strength to strength. Hopefully it will be a very good year for me.

Robin Uthappa wins the Man of the Match award for his brilliant knock.
Gambhir: A quality side would win in any situation. We were a good chasing side, but a win like this gives us so much confidence. We knew that spinners would be effective and 170 was always going to be tough. If we want to do really well in a tournament, we have to click as a team and keep getting those points as well. If we can bowl well in the first six overs, we know that we can build the pressure with two quality spinners. It is always a luxury when you have spinners like Kuldeep and Narine. A lot of people regard us as a chasing side and I think we can take a lot of confidence after that win. Looking forward to the Delhi game. It's a day game again and hopefully, we will do well.

Naman Ojha wins the Perfect Catch of the match award. Robin Uthappa takes home the award for hitting the most sixes. Manish Pandey wins the Stylish player of the day for his classy batting.
Time for the presentation ceremony.
KKR win by 17 runs in the end.  Right after they got the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan, they had looked in complete control. Yusuf Pathan broke the blooming partnership and turned the match on its head. Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav were brilliant in the middle order to restrict the run flow and take up wickets at regular intervals. 

SRH's batting is looking overly reliant on the top four. The defending champions have been handed their second defeat of the season and their weaknesses are slowly being exposed. Once they lost the wicket of Dhawan, they failed to build any significant partnership. The runs clogged up and the pressure mounted.

Earlier, KKR managed to put up 172 runs on the board despite a poor start. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled magnificently. For the home side, Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey forged a crucial partnership that laid the ground for the win.

Now, the Sunrisers have not managed to beat KKR at the Eden Gardens in five encounters. It is slowly forming a mental block for them.

KKR, meanwhile, have climbed to the top of the table after two back-to-back wins at home while SRH are placed at third.
155/6 after 20 overs. KKR cruised to a comfortable win in the end. They keep a cool head and glide past the finishing line.
19.6 Boult to Bipul, 1 run, KKR WIN! Short ball, Ojha looks to pull, gets hit on the gloves and scampers through for a single.
The crowd knows KKR will win and so does Uthappa and Gambhir.
19.5 Boult to Bipul, 1 run, good yorker on middle and off, dug out to short midwicket.
19.4 Boult to Bipul, 2 runs, full length on middle and leg, flicked away towards deep square leg.
19.3 Boult to Bipul, FOUR! Length ball on middle stump, smashed that back past the bowler for a boundary. That was an amazing cricket shot! But is it a little too late?
26 needed off four balls. Boult just needs to bowl four legitimate deliveries here.
19.2 Boult to Bipul, FOUR! Short ball there, Bipul pulls that, gets a top edge and the ball flies over the keeper's head for four. Little luck for Boult there.
19.1 Boult to Bipul, no run, good length ball outside off, Bipul swings and misses.
143/6 after 19 overs. Looks like KKR's match. SRH need five MAXIMUMS in the final over.

Boult will bowl the final over.
18.6 Woakes to Ojha, 2 runs, short ball on leg stump, pulled towards short fine, where Kuldeep spills a difficult chance. The young man ran back and got well to get his hands to the ball. But doesn't quite manage to grasp it. Nearly got it.
18.5 Woakes to Bipul, 1 run, full toss outside off, Bipul misses, Uthappa collects and hits the stumps, and they sneak an extra run off the deflection.
18.4 Woakes to Bipul, 2 runs, length ball outside off, smashed towards long-off for a couple. Good bit of work in the deep.
18.3 Woakes to Bipul, no run, goes back to full yorkers outside off, Bipul, who had backed away outside leg, doesn't reach it.
18.2 Woakes to Bipul, SIX! Length ball there,  outside off, heaved over long-off for a maximum. He read the length early and played his shot. Brilliant timing. SRH need more of that.
18.1 Woakes to Bipul, no run, full  wide yorker outside off, Bipul cannot reach that.
132/6 after 18 overs. An uphill task for SRH but certainly not impossible. 41 needed off 12. The Knights will be biting their hands if they let this one go. 

Woakes to continue.
17.6 Boult to Bipul, 1 run, good length on leg stump as Bipul makes room outside it, smashed to mid-off for a single.
17.5 Boult to Ojha, 1 run, low full toss outside off, driven to mid-off.
17.4 Boult to Bipul, 1 run, full length ball on middle and leg, Bipul digs it out towards mid-on. Brilliant yorker form Boult. Right on ethe money, and Bipul can't do much.
17.3 Boult to Bipul, no run, good length ball on off stump, defended back to the bowler.
17.2 Boult to Bipul, no run, length ball outside off, Bipul swings and misses.
129/6 after 17.1. The Kiwi duo has come into the play. Boult deserved a wicket here. He has been bowling with some fire and finally gets one.

Bipul Sharma walks out. Surely, no way back from here for SRH.
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Match Start Time: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 04:00 PM IST