Match Over - Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 14 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 25 May 2018, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Man of the Match: Rashid Khan


  • Umpire1: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Umpire2: Nitin Menon
  • Third Umpire: AK Chaudhary



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad

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10.55pm So the top two sides from the group stages will contest the grand finale! First win for Sunrisers Hyderabad in over two weeks, and what a big win this is. The hero? None other than Rashid Khan, who smashed an unbeaten 10-ball 34 to set up a strong target of 175. Then with the ball, he did what he usually does. Picked up the crucial wickets of Chris Lynn and Andre Russell in successive overs to tilt the scales in Sunrisers' favour.

Rashid Khan is the Player of he Match. He dedicates the award to those who lost their lives in a blast during a cricket game in his hometown few days ago. Is there something he can't do? Bat, ball, field. He's a legend already in these parts. "It was much-needed for me, wanted to give my 100 percent in all departments. Focus was to just believe in my skills. I was happy with the batting, it was needed in the end. I started my career as a batsman, I believe in my skills and wanted to finish off well. I just tried to pick the lengths, the focus was to play straight. That was the plan from the senior players. Fielding is one department where you can't make excuses, compared to last year, I've worked really hard in my fielding. If I can't contribute with bat or ball, I'm always looking forward to contribute on the field. Modern cricket demands that. I'm working hard on that."

Kane Williamson, the winning captain: Was a great fighting effort, game ebbed and flowed. Game could've gone either way, fell our way in crunch moments. Credit to the way the boys finished off. Was slipping away at the start, but we pulled it back nicely to get wickets. Rashid was brilliant, but he's got another game day after. We'll keep him wrapped up. Exciting, must-win game, great to go through to the final, important to move on. As a team we fight till the last ball, showed that today. Someone like Rashid is the perfect example of that. Outstanding talent, but a team effort. Lot of the guys chipped in, great team fighting effort which is the attitude we want to see. I the thing we didn't change was our balance, Saha was injured but he came back, was nice to have his experience. Every one of the guys have played a huge part, whether on or off the field."

Shakib Al Hasan: Third time i'll be playing in an IPL final. Thanks to the franchise for playing me in all games. Some games we didn't do our best, but a good tournament overall for Sunrisers. We always knew you can lose in the last two-three overs in T20s, momentum changes. We had to hold our nerves, but we used our experience from the other day. Carlos will be a happy man, the way we lost that day, he thought it was because of him. The way he came back today was terrific. Chennai is a great side, it'll be a great final. In the middle overs where Rashid and I bowled, we squeezed the game. That was the turning point.

Dinesh Karthik, the losing captain: It's hard to digest, we played a good tournament. To finish on the losing side doesn't feel good. We had the game at the 10-over mark, couple of bad shots cost us. Me, Robin had to bat through, Lynn was good. Me not batting through was a mistake on my part.

19.6CR Brathwaite to Kuldeep Yadav, No run, drilled down to long-off, but it doesn't matter. SRH have arrested a four-match losing streak and will play Chennai Super Kings in Sunday's final. KKR's campaign has come to a shuddering halt .
19.5CR Brathwaite to Kuldeep Yadav, No run, walks across to paddle fine, but misses. It's all but over now..
19.4CR Brathwaite to Kuldeep Yadav, No run, right into the blockhole outside off, dug back. He goes for the catch but he took it on the bounce..
19.3CR Brathwaite to Shubman Gill, OUT, No run, he's picked out Rashid at deep midwicket! Oh, dear. Surely that's the end of KKR's hopes? This was hit well, but he got more elevation than distance. Swirling in the air, Rashid came in from the ropes and then took it well with his palms facing upwards. Brathwaite's decision of going around the stumps to cramp the batsmen for room has worked so far. Is that the final nail in KKR's coffin?.
19.2CR Brathwaite to Shivam Mavi, OUT, No run, he's whipped this straight to Rashid at deep midwicket. Wasn't far from clearing the ropes, right intent. Just the execution was a little off. Mavi backed away, got under the delivery and hit it well. Rashid was on the move to his left, kept his composure and took this. The crucial thing from KKR's point of view is Shubman Gill will be on strike..
19.1CR Brathwaite to Shivam Mavi, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, sliced over backward point, one bounce into the ropes. Poor from Carlos, bowls too full and straight. Enough pace for Mavi to work with.
End of over 19. 11 runs this over. 156/7 after 114 balls.
Shubman Gill 30 (19b 2x4 1x6 ) S Kaul 4-0-32-2
Shivam Mavi 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Two huge deliveries. Both have to disappear

End of over 18. 9 runs this over. 145/6 after 108 balls.
Shubman Gill 21 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-38-0
PP Chawla 12 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 136/6 after 102 balls.
PP Chawla 9 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) S Kaul 3-0-21-1
Shubman Gill 15 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Raghu: "Lot of similarities with the Qualifier 1. Kane has to choose between Khaleel and Brathwaite to bowl one over.. Tough decision for Captain of the year."

Thomas: "Bad management decision to bring in the rookie Ahmed at a knock off game and he has gone for plenty. SRH seem to be unravelling when it comes to make crucial decision both on and off the field." -- The seventh ball went for six

End of over 16. 8 runs this over. 126/6 after 95 balls.
PP Chawla 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) KK Ahmed 3-0-32-0
Shubman Gill 13 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 1 runs this over. 118/6 after 90 balls.
PP Chawla 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 4-0-19-3
Shubman Gill 7 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Pollard, Bravo and now Russell. All have been out exactly the same way to Rashid

End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 117/5 after 84 balls.
AD Russell 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-16-1
Shubman Gill 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 112/5 after 78 balls.
Shubman Gill 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 3-0-18-2
AD Russell 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 108/4 after 72 balls.
KD Karthik 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-11-1
CA Lynn 48 (29b 6x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 11. 11 runs this over. 104/3 after 66 balls.
KD Karthik 6 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 2-0-14-1
CA Lynn 46 (26b 6x4 2x6 ) more

Badri: "The reverse sweep comes into play when you are on top of the world and feeling very confident or when you are completely out of form and not thinking at all. Not sure if SRH will be all too happy having got rid of Uthappa. DK wont be subdued!"

Danish: "I think DK is the key wicket for SRH, he's the experienced finisher in the side. Lynn can't be trusted against spin and Russell hasn't succeeded when chasing this season."

End of over 10. 5 runs this over. 93/2 after 60 balls.
CA Lynn 41 (24b 5x4 2x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-29-0
RV Uthappa 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shashank will take you to the finish

End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 88/2 after 54 balls.
CA Lynn 37 (23b 4x4 2x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-7-0
RV Uthappa 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more


End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 81/1 after 48 balls.
CA Lynn 36 (21b 4x4 2x6 ) CR Brathwaite 1-0-11-0
N Rana 17 (14b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 70/1 after 42 balls.
N Rana 16 (13b 0x4 2x6 ) Rashid Khan 1-0-3-0
CA Lynn 26 (16b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Badshah (as Shashank likes to call him) Sreshth Shah: "DRS has now introduced another aspect to the game: the art of the poker-face. If batsmen edge it, they'd rather make a guilty face so that the bowler is tempted to take the review. This Rashid review seemed a lot like that."

End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 67/1 after 36 balls.
CA Lynn 25 (14b 2x4 2x6 ) S Kaul 2-0-17-1
N Rana 14 (9b 0x4 2x6 ) more

KKR scored 66 in powerplay today and 67 in the last league match against SRH, which are the top two powerplay scores against SRH this season. And it's time for the time out

Dustin Silgardo: Rana has been out 7 times to short/short of length balls this season. Lynn 5 times

End of over 5. 12 runs this over. 58/1 after 30 balls.
N Rana 13 (7b 0x4 2x6 ) KK Ahmed 2-0-24-0
CA Lynn 17 (10b 2x4 1x6 ) more

S8u281m: "Including 2.4 even with five boundaries, KKR scored 31 from 10 balls 3 less than Rashid; explains the damage done by Rashid."

End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 46/1 after 24 balls.
CA Lynn 17 (10b 2x4 1x6 ) S Kaul 1-0-8-1
N Rana 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 19 runs this over. 38/0 after 18 balls.
CA Lynn 12 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-24-0
SP Narine 24 (11b 4x4 1x6 ) more

SandyKamHouston: "No spin against Narine? CRIME !!! Bring on the SuperHuman Khan I Say! Else SRH will lose the match to these 2."

End of over 2. 13 runs this over. 19/0 after 12 balls.
CA Lynn 12 (6b 1x4 1x6 ) KK Ahmed 1-0-12-0
SP Narine 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 6 runs this over. 6/0 after 6 balls.
SP Narine 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-5-0
CA Lynn 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Lynn gesticulates to Narine that Bhuvneshwar is getting the ball to swing

Sarang: "After a look at Sunrisers' scorecard, my gut feel says that they'll play CSK for the 4th time in this edition"

CA LynnLBW Rashid Khan483162154.84
SP NarineC CR Brathwaite B S Kaul261341200
N RanaRun out Rashid Khan,WP Saha 221612137.5
RV UthappaB Rashid Khan280025
KD KarthikB Shakib Al Hasan8610133.33
Shubman GillC Rashid Khan B CR Brathwaite302021150
AD RussellC S Dhawan B Rashid Khan370042.86
PP ChawlaB S Kaul121201100
Shivam MaviC Rashid Khan B CR Brathwaite6410150
Kuldeep Yadavnot out 0300-
M Prasidh Krishnanot out 0000-
Total 160/9
B Kumar4.003809.5
KK Ahmed3.0038012.67
S Kaul4.003228
Rashid Khan4.001934.75
CR Brathwaite2.001527.5
Shakib Al Hasan3.001615.33