Friday, May 27, 2016

Eliminator- Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders

In elminator match of VIVO IPL-9 Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 22 runs and reached to the qualifier 2 match to face Gujarat Lions for the spot in the finals. Batting first Sunrisers Hyderabad batted consciously and they played slow. Their inform batsman and captain of their team David Warner made 28 runs off 28 balls and that showed the pitch was very slow to bat on. Their score was 71 runs for the loss of 3 wickets when Yuvraj Singh and Deepak Hooda came together. They scored 49 runs crucial partnership to bring their team back on track. Yuvraj Singh made 44 runs off 30 balls and Hooda made 21 runs off 13 balls. In the end Bipul Sharma scored 14 runs off 6 balls and took his team’s total to 162 for the loss of 8 wickets. Batting second Kolkata kept losing wickets on regular intervals and they were 69-4 in 10.5 overs. Then a 46 runs partnership between SuryaKumar Yadav and Manish Pandey brought KKR back in the match. But some extraordinary bowling from Bhuvneshwas Kumar restricted KKR to reach to the total and they were limited to 140 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 20 overs. Moises Henriques was named man of the match for his overall performance. It was good match but not the tight finish.

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