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Can Morgan's men make it count?
KKR SEAL VICTORY
Dinesh Karthik remains unbeaten on 18 off 12 balls, and helps finish off a tight victory. KKR get over the line with two balls to spare and go up to the fourth spot for now in the points table. They remain in the hunt despite that mid table muddle, and this puts them in a much better position.
KKR stutter at the finish line
First it was Gill who holed out to long on and now Nitish Rana tries a big hit and skies it to the keeper. They need 10 more in the last two overs. Is there a twist still?
Gill powers KKR ahead
He was sedate for a long while but his innings has suddenly burst to life. He hits five fours in the space of seven balls to suddenly get KKR ahead.
WICKET: Rashid strikes
Rahul Tripathi hits a googly straight to midwicket. KKR are 38/2 after 7 over. We could be in for a tight finish here.
WICKET: Holder gets Iyer
On a slow, sluggish pitch Venkatesh Iyer was getting tied down. He had no boundaries in his first13 balls. He finally gives Holder the charge but the attempted loft is gobbled up at mid off by Williamson.
Dropped!Shubman Gill is put down at short cover by Priyam Garg off a leading edge in only the second over of the innings.
KKR KEEP SRH TO 115!That was just ordinary from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Not sure there were too many positives in that innings, barring the toss. They opted to bat and lost early wickets. As has been the trend, they never got going after those early setbacks. They could only manage 115 in their 20 overs with Kane Williamson top-scoring with 26. Samad got some handy runs in the middle but there was nothing significant enough for them to be able to put on a strong total. It should be a breeze of a chase for KKR. Do join us in a bit.
100 up for SRH with a boundary from Rashid
Samad gets a handy 25 but holes out in the deepoff Southee. SRH haven't even gone past 100 and it's the 18th over.
REVIEW!The first ball Holder faces he's struck on his leg in front of the wickets. DK appeals and the bowler joins but the on-field decision is not out. On review, they find the ball going over the stumps.
Garg tries to clear the boundary but is caught by Tripathi in the deep.70/5 as Chakravarthy gets his first.
The SRH innings seems to be going nowhere really.Abhishek Sharma is stumped off Shakib. He charges down prematurely and pays the price for it. It's the experience of Shakib you're up against! After 11 overs SRH are 53/4.
OUT!! Big blow for SRH as Williamson is run out! That was superb from Shakib who ran towards the short midwicket region, collected the ball and shot a direct hit at the bowler's end. It was a risky run, and Williamson paid the price for his misjudgment.
Another wicket! This time it's ROY!The opener charged down early and didn't get anything on it, but only a mishit to mid-on. SRH are two down for very little.Mavi has his first wicket.
OUT! Southee strikes and SRH lose Saha for a golden duck.The worst possible start for them after winning the toss. Saha was stuck in the crease to one that was coming into him and gets trapped right in front. SRH lose a wicket off the second ball. SRH should've reviewed – DRS shows the ball to be comfortably going over!
TOSS: SRH opt to bat
Tim Seifert goes out, Shakib comes in for KKR; Umran Malik in for Sandeep Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Siddarth Kaul
The lead up…
It's a crucial encounter for a rejuvenated KKR. A win will get them closer to their desired target of a spot in the play offs. That they get to face bottom-placed SRH at this moment should work to their advantage. But can they cash in? Stay tuned as the toss and team updates come your way very soon.