Match Over - Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
  • Referee: PJ Bhatt
  • When: 19 May 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders


  • Umpire1: S Ravi
  • Umpire2: AK Chaudhary
  • Third Umpire: AY Dandekar



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad



Overs: 19.4 / 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders

11.57pm Presentation time. Time for the winning captain...

Jigar: "Depending on tomorrow's performance CSK can finish at either 1 2 or 3. And still 3 teams can qualify for 1 remaining spot which will be decided by last league game. Phew this is the most closely contested IPL season I guess."

11.51pm We'll have the post-match presentation in a few moments. Great scenes at the ground infact. The Sunrisers players are going all around the ground, thanking their fans for a wonderful home leg. Smiles all around, despite the loss for the hosts.

Karthik Sekhar: "Seemed as if SRH were way ahead of other teams. But when i check the points table, they are only 1 extra win from 2nd and 3rd placed teams!!!!..."

Shankha Ghosh : "KKR probably don't want to face their nemesis MI in eden...that's why Uthappa wished punjab the best."

Soubhik: "No player among top 5 run getters and wicket takers and still comfortably qualifying for playoffs. KKR showing that Cricket is indeed a team sport. "

VernonVarun: "Somebody please put it on the plate now - what the hell does CSK have to ensure Top 2 finish?" -- CSK will have to lose by around 75 runs (chasing 180) to relinquish 2nd spot. So looks like KKR will stay 3rd. If they bat first, their opponents would need to chase a 160-odd score down in 11.4 overs. Phew, lots of number crunching.

11.44pm We've found our third team for the playoffs. KKR join Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers for a spot in the final. The teams shake hands. Lynn and Narine set the chase up with the bat, but don't forget the way KKR's bowlers fought back in the first innings. Sunrisers lost seven wickets for 31 runs tonight. Word from the losing captain in a moment...

Kane Williamson: It was a little patchy from us. A few more runs would've been handy. We were on target for 200, but well done by KKR to pull things back. Some character showed by our boys. It's playoff cricket, so we need to stick to our strengths. We were just a fraction off the mark. We just needed one more partnership to put the foot on their throat, but they did bowl well. We've played on such a variety of surfaces, and that's been a strength of ours actually. It's a fine line. We just need to do a couple of adjustments.

Robin Uthappa: We didn't think about losing. Wanted to play to our potential, and that's what we did. Did fantastic with the ball, after they were 140-odd in 14 overs. Sensational by the bowlers. We've been chasing well too, so critical for us to build partnerships. It came on much better. I'm pretty happy to get a string of scores, but I definitely want to get a lot more. I've been getting starts, need to get more than that. Enjoyed being the anchor today as Lynny played his way. We hope Kings XI do well.

Chan: "Nobody has noticed but Bhuvi has been very ineffective in the last few games."

19.4CR Brathwaite to KD Karthik, 1 run, low full toss on middle, and that's been tapped to long on. KKR qualify into the IPL playoffs! Celebrations in the KKR dugout. Hugs in the camp..
19.3CR Brathwaite to KD Karthik, No run, slower ball, and outside off stump. Attempts the drive but deceived by the pace. Goes past his bat's outside edge.
19.2CR Brathwaite to N Rana, OUT, No run, good length on off, and Rana succumbs! Tries to play the pull, but he's mistimed it to fine leg. Bhuvneshwar the man there. Drama?.
19.1CR Brathwaite to N Rana, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full and wide outside off, but Rana manages to find the boundary! Reaches at it, but manages to drill this cut past point. Deep point's dive is futile. Scores are tied.
End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 168/4 after 114 balls.
KD Karthik 25 (20b 1x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-33-0
N Rana 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Varun: "DK is a sheer 2-run torture. He just keeps picking 2 runs each ball he faces and exhausts the fielding unit! Way to go DK...."

Bikram pudasain: "Karthik....plz finish the game... I want to sleep "

End of over 18. 7 runs this over. 162/4 after 107 balls.
KD Karthik 22 (16b 1x4 1x6 ) S Kaul 4-0-25-2
N Rana 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Abhishek: "I think people need to relax about SRH bowling. First of all its an ultra professional league. You can't expect that batsman won't prepare and fall for the se bowlers and type of balls again and again. Secondly, with SRH are already guaranteed a top 2 finish so maybe they don't want to expand too much of their bowling resources. I expect them to come back with full intensity in knock-outs."

Siddish: "Manish Pandey had only a couple of knocks to his name, but most importantly he his been the backbone of SRH fielding, especially catching. "

Darshin Vyas: "Very surprising to see people criticising Sunrisers's a good batting wicket and the dew has made batting look much easier with the ball coming nicely on the bat unlike the first innings..and let's not forget...Sunrisers had a great momentum..and then Pandey happened "

Siddhesh: "So both the top ranked sides this IPL have been made to eat humble pie in the past 2 days. The play-off battle is still alive for the final spot. This final week of IPL promises to be M E G A!"

Sam: "Is Brathwaite wearing Ricky Bhui's shirt. It has "Ricky" on the back" -- Nah, that's his nickname. Ricky Brathwaite. Promise to remember the name?

End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 155/3 after 101 balls.
KD Karthik 20 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) CR Brathwaite 2-0-16-1
AD Russell 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rajat: "This really is a case of arrested development; first they lose chasing in the last game and now they lose with their bread and butter bat first and defend. They look a lot more fragile as a batting unit without Warner. The middle order need to step up or they will lose any chance of winning this year's IPL. "

End of over 16. 15 runs this over. 147/2 after 96 balls.
RV Uthappa 45 (32b 3x4 2x6 ) Rashid Khan 4-0-31-0
KD Karthik 14 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) more

J5 Offsuit: "Suddenly the famed SRH bowling has been torn 2 pieces twice in their home ground first by RCB and then by KKR. So close to play-offs, this does not look like a good development for them. "

Ashwin: ""huuuuuuuuge!" Ahh, reminds me of the good old days playing Cricket 2007. "Huge, that is maximum""

Runcil Rebello: "@Jon Jones: 2019's IPL may clash with the general elections again."

Jigar: "I don't understand why so many people angry with Pandey? Yes he haven't get best of tournament but so is the case with Rohit, Stokes, Kohli, Robin Uthhappa, Maxwell and so many others. best part for pandey his team is standing at top of the league and he can still deliver. You can't have everyone performing always."

End of over 15. 11 runs this over. 132/2 after 90 balls.
KD Karthik 11 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-28-0
RV Uthappa 33 (28b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Devine : "@Jassim - biased commentary is the most irritating thing when watching sport! So glad Sreshth & Varun have kept their bias at bay tonight "

Savya Sachi: "SRH is taking this game to the end where they have the best death over bowlers. Very very intelligent from KW!"

Guruprasad S: "@srsk: Banking is predictable mostly. Unpredictability is the very soul of cricket. Besides, Pandey is a known big match player. "

srsk: "There should be installment wise funds release to the players bought in the auction. Being a banker myself, If that's case, i would have recalled my funds I have invested in Manish Pandey with interest. "

Jassim: "@sreshthx are u allowed to express favouritism in your commentary..I am sure u would have your own IPL team that you support... " -- All I'll say is it's one of these two teams playing tonight

End of over 14. 2 runs this over. 121/2 after 84 balls.
KD Karthik 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 3-0-18-1
RV Uthappa 32 (27b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Parvez Manjiyan: "This wicket could be the start of the choke that Sunrisers are so popular of doing."

Anupam Raj: "Being a RR fan, I seriously hope results go their way tomorrow. Will be great to see csk and rr in final. Repeat of first season ! And fitting end to most competitive season till date."

End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 119/1 after 78 balls.
CA Lynn 55 (42b 4x4 3x6 ) Rashid Khan 3-0-16-0
RV Uthappa 31 (26b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 13 runs this over. 113/1 after 72 balls.
CA Lynn 51 (39b 4x4 3x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-30-1
RV Uthappa 29 (23b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Ravikumar: "Thank God... Now CSK's second position is safe.." -- for now... what if they lose by a big margin tomorrow?

End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 100/1 after 66 balls.
CA Lynn 50 (37b 4x4 3x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 2-0-30-0
RV Uthappa 17 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 5 runs this over. 90/1 after 60 balls.
CA Lynn 43 (34b 4x4 2x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-17-1
RV Uthappa 14 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Niaz: "Rana plays spinners better than Uthappa. Uthappa can ride the bouncers better. I feel like KKR can play Rana at #3 against Sunrisers."

End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 85/1 after 54 balls.
CA Lynn 40 (30b 4x4 2x6 ) Rashid Khan 2-0-10-0
RV Uthappa 12 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more

That's the time out. And a goodbye from me. Here's Sreshth...

End of over 8. 9 runs this over. 80/1 after 48 balls.
CA Lynn 37 (26b 4x4 2x6 ) CR Brathwaite 1-0-9-0
RV Uthappa 10 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 71/1 after 42 balls.
RV Uthappa 9 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 1-0-5-0
CA Lynn 29 (21b 4x4 1x6 ) more

More from Murali: The bowlers have gotten hit because we've been playing on some good batting surfaces. What we walk about is executing those plans.

Sunrisers bowling coach, Muralitharan: Always an easy pitch for first six overs. We're short about 10-15 runs. The spinners have done well, and the size of the ground has allowed the spinners to use their variations. Rashid is something special, Shakib is so experienced, so we've got a fairly good bowling attack. But we need to pull it back in this game.

End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 66/1 after 36 balls.
RV Uthappa 6 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 2-0-16-0
CA Lynn 27 (18b 4x4 1x6 ) more

vinod rajpal: "What a glorious sight we had seen when R Uthappa used to walk down the pitch to smash fast bowlers." --- Young and ambitious, he was.

End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 59/1 after 29 balls.
RV Uthappa 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-16-0
CA Lynn 26 (16b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Sunrisers' economy rate in matches after they've confirmed their playoff spot: 10.5 runs per over

End of over 4. 12 runs this over. 53/1 after 24 balls.
RV Uthappa 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-12-1
CA Lynn 21 (13b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Achal Shah: "For the first time i saw Narine showing disappointment after he got out!. #stopthepress"

End of over 3. 11 runs this over. 41/0 after 18 balls.
CA Lynn 19 (11b 3x4 1x6 ) S Kaul 1-0-10-0
SP Narine 19 (7b 3x4 1x6 ) more

raja: "@suresh...Rashid has a worst record against left handers."

Suresh: "Get Rashid on!"

End of over 2. 13 runs this over. 23/0 after 11 balls.
SP Narine 13 (6b 3x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 1-0-13-0
CA Lynn 9 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) more

For those asking: if KKR chase it down in 11.2 overs, their NRR will be ahead of CSK's as of now and CSK will have to lose to KXIP for KKR to finish second.

End of over 1. 10 runs this over. 10/0 after 6 balls.
CA Lynn 9 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-10-0
SP Narine 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
CA LynnC MK Pandey B S Kaul554343127.91
SP NarineC MK Pandey B Shakib Al Hasan291042290
RV UthappaC SP Goswami B CR Brathwaite453432132.35
KD Karthiknot out 262211118.18
AD RussellC MK Pandey B S Kaul4410100
N RanaC B Kumar B CR Brathwaite7510140
Shubman Gillnot out 0000-
PP Chawla -
JPR Scantlebury-Searles -
Kuldeep Yadav -
M Prasidh Krishna -
Total 173/5
B Kumar4.003308.25
Sandeep Sharma2.0030015
S Kaul4.002626.5
Shakib Al Hasan3.0030110
Rashid Khan4.003107.75
CR Brathwaite2.402127.88