David Warner slammed a magnificent 126 as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 48 runs in the 2017 Indian Premier League encounter at Uppal. With this win, SRH stay in third spot while KKR remain in top spot. Get full highlights of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders here. (Scorecard) (IPL standings)
00:32 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Delhi Daredevils while Kolkata Knight Riders take on Rising Pune Supergiant.
00:27 hrs IST: David Warner, Man of the Match: We wanted to be positive from ball one. Shikhar’s run-a-ball contribution was fantastic. It helped a lot. In the last game, I played the second role
00:21 hrs IST: Gautam Gambhir: I still thought that we need to improve in our fielding. We have been very sloppy so far in the tournament, we need to pull up our socks if we have to do well. Catches win matches and you cannot drop catches off a player like David Warner.
00:17 hrs IST: WICKET! De Grandhomme mistimes the lofted shot off Siddarth Kaul and Rashid Khan takes the catch. Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 48 runs to stay in third spot. KKR, on the other hand, stayed on top.
00:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his second wicket as Sheldon Jackson miscues the slog to deep mid wicket and Rashid Khan takes the catch. Sheldon Jackson c Rashid Khan b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 16 (17).
00:09 hrs IST: Perfect yorker from Bhuvneshwar and Sunrisers Hyderabad close in on a big win against the table toppers.
00:07 hrs IST: Colin de Grandhomme slams a massive 83 meter six but KKR need 61 off 12 balls. Miracle needed.
00:03 hrs IST: Colin de Grandhomme gets a boundary but it is too late for KKR as they require 72 off 18 balls.
23:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Tame dismissal for Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan gets a wicket. Yusuf looked to slog but tamely chipped it to short third man. Yusuf Pathan c Siddarth Kaul b Rashid Khan 12 (13), KKR 130/5.
23:52 hrs IST: Another tight over from Siddarth Kaul and the asking rate mounts for KKR.
23:48 hrs IST: Sheldon Jackson slams a boundary off Rashid Khan but KKR need 92 off 36 balls.
23:42 hrs IST: WICKET! That is a massive wicket and Uthappa falls. He miscues the lofted shot and the batsman finds Warner at long off. Robin Uthappa c David Warner b Mohammad Siraj 53 (28), KKR 109/4 (12.3).
23:41 hrs IST: Loud shout from Siraj for an LBW against Yusuf Pathan but not given! Clear inside edge.
23:36 hrs IST: Another six and it is fifty for Robin Uthappa. What form he is in and Kolkata Knight Riders are fighting hard.
23:34 hrs IST: Uthappa still fights for KKR as he mows the slog sweep off a Henriques slower ball to deep mid wicket. The connection was superb.
23:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar spots Manish Pandey walking down the track and bowls a short of a length off-cutter, Pandey adjusts but ends up chipping it back to the bowler. Manish Pandey c and b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 39 (29), KKR 90/3 in 12 overs.
23:28 hrs IST: 10 runs in Bipul Sharma’s first over but the asking rate has climbed to 12.8. KKR have to find the boundary consistently.
23:25 hrs IST: Bipul Sharma comes into the attack after the time-out. Can he restrict KKR?
23:19 hrs IST: BOOM! Big hit. Rashid floats a tossed up delivery on the pads and Uthappa thwacks it high into the stands at deep mid wicket. Next ball. Uthappa flays a short ball to deep mid wicket for another boundary.
23:18 hrs IST: Steady start for Henriques after the rain break. Only six runs and KKR need 152 off 72 balls at an asking rate of 12.67.
23:15 hrs IST: Moises Henriques will resume after the break. Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa will be the key.
22:57 hrs IST: Covers coming off. Not too far from the resumption. Game will restart at 11:15 hrs IST. No overs to be lost.
22:50 hrs IST: If the match is called off, KKR remain on top with 14 points but Sunrisers Hyderabad move to 13 and their spot in the play-offs will be more of less assured.
22:45 hrs IST: More covers are coming out. The rain is not heavy but it is steady.
22:37 hrs IST: The rain has stopped. Maybe, play will resume shortly with no overs lost. Scratch that. The drizzle is back.
22:29 hrs IST: Well, that is the last thing KKR needed. Play has been stopped due to rain. The D/L par score at this stage is 69, so KKR are 17 runs short of the target if the match is called off at this stage.
22:28 hrs IST: Good comeback from Rashid as only eight runs are conceded. But, there is some activity amongst the ground-staff as rain is in the air.
22:25 hrs IST: WHAM! Just while talking on the Rashid Khan factor, Uthappa welcomes him with a big six over deep mid wicket. But, the Afghan legspinner gets his revenge by beating him twice
22:23 hrs IST: Pandey strikes another boundary but KKR have moved to just 44/2 in six overs. With Rashid Khan expected to be a factor, they are staring at a required rate of 12.
22:18 hrs IST: Manish Pandey blasts a boundary straight down the ground and KKR are making a move on. 11 runs in Kaul’s over and KKR have moved to 36/2 in five. They have to get some big overs in.
22:14 hrs IST: Over in Barbados, West Indies are recovering after they lost three quick wickets against Pakistan on day 1.
22:13 hrs IST: Uthappa once again capitalises on a loose ball. Siraj bowls it full and wide outside off and Uthappa spanks it past cover for a boundary. He follows it up with another boundary by opening the bat face and guiding it to the third man fence
22:10 hrs IST: Uthappa gets going with a boundary through mid on off Kaul. He needs to fire as Kolkata Knight Riders move to 16/2 in three overs.
22:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Gambhir falls and KKR face an uphill task now. Full ball on leg stump and Gambhir miscues the lofted shot to mid wicket, Rashid Khan takes the catch. Gautam Gambhir c Rashid Khan b Siddarth Kaul 11 (11).
22:03 hrs IST: Siraj is getting good pace and bounce as he concedes just three runs in his first over. Robin Uthappa, who has been in great form, has to fire now for KKR.
22:00 hrs IST: WICKET! Warner continues to have a great day. Narine mistimes the cut and Warner runs from mid-off to take the catch, Mohammad Siraj has his first wicket. Sunil Narine 1 (4), KKR 9/1 (1.2 ov).
21:58 hrs IST: Poor start for Bhuvneshwar Kumar as Gambhir gets going with a couple of boundaries. KKR have raced to 9/0 after the first over.
21:54 hrs IST: We are back for the chase. Sunil Narine will be the key in getting a good start while Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa will have to play a major hand today.
21:44 hrs IST: David Warner: A fantastic wicket, we set ourselves to start off well. We know our ground, we know we need to start with intent. Only half the job is done but we need to still execute with the ball. Hopefully, we get a couple of wickets. No total is safe.
21:40 hrs IST: WICKET! Williamson is run out as he is sent back by Yuvraj for the second. He is might angry and Sunrisers Hyderabad finish on 209/3 in 20 overs. This is the second time in IPL history that KKR have conceded a total of over 200.
21:35 hrs IST: DROPPED! KKR are enduring a nightmare. Yuvraj short-arm pulls Coulter-Nile but Sheldon Jackson drops it. Nathan Coulter-Nile looks ashen-faced.
21:32 hrs IST: We have seen a new innovation in Uppal. The Wil-Scoop! Kane Williamson, you beauty! Short ball on off stump, Williamson slants the bat and scoops it over the keeper for a boundary. Next ball, he paddles a full ball to help SRH go past 200.
21:31 hrs IST: Sublime shot from Williamson as he swings through the line and creams the lofted straight drive to the long off fence.
21:28 hrs IST: Superb timing from Williamson and he is playing yet another cameo that is boosting Sunrisers Hyderabad. After 18 overs, they are 186/2 with Coulter-Nile conceding 11 runs.
21:24 hrs IST: Steady over from Woakes and KKR are pulling things back slightly. After 17 overs, they are 175/2.
21:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Warner falls after a brilliant knock. He makes room and miscues the sliced slog to cover where Gautam Gambhir takes the catch. Awesome knock. David Warner c Gautam Gambhir b Chris Woakes 126 (59).
21:15 hrs IST: Warner slams a hat-trick of boundaries and he now has the highest individual score by a captain in Twenty20s, going past Sehwag’s 119.
21:12 hrs IST: Warner needs 10 runs more to achieve the highest individual score by a captain in the IPL. Currently, the record is held by Virender Sehwag who smashed 119* against Deccan Chargers in 2011.
21:11 hrs IST: With the I-League done, it was a great day for India in hockey as they defeated New Zealand 3-0 in the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament.
21:10 hrs IST: Warner brings up the team 150 by slamming Umesh Yadav to the long on fence for a boundary.
21:07 hrs IST: After 14 overs, SRH are 146/1. They look good for a score of over 200-plus.
21:05 hrs IST: Appeal for a stumping but Williamson is safely in the crease. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be eyeing a total in excess of 200 and Warner will be eyeing to break more records.
21:03 hrs IST: Can KKR pull things back after the wicket of Dhawan? After 13 overs, Sunrisers Hyderabad are 140/1.
21:02 hrs IST: History created in Shillong. Aizawl FC have become the first team from the North-East to clinch the I-League. They hold on to a 1-1 draw against Shillong Lajong FC.
21:01 hrs IST: WICKET! End of a magnificent 139-run stand. Kuldeep Yadav scores a direct hit at the bowler’s end and Shikhar Dhawan departs for 29. Shikhar Dhawan run out (Kuldeep Yadav) 29 (30).
20:57 hrs IST: In the I-League, Mohun Bagan have defeated Chennai City FC 2-1 but Aizawl FC are four minutes away from creating history.
20:53 hrs IST: Third century for Warner! He tucks Umesh Yadav to deep mid wicket for a couple and he is absolutely jubilant. What a knock this has been from the Aussie left-hander.
20:48 hrs IST: DROPPED! Nothing going right for KKR. Warner mistimed the lofted shot to long off and Woakes looks to settle underneath the catch but he makes a hash off it, what is worse, it is a six. Warner follows it up with another massive six to move to 98. This has been an exhibition of batting from the Aussie dynamite.
20:44 hrs IST: KABOOM! Another short ball and Warner blasts a flat six over deep mid wicket off Nathan Coulter-Nile. He is looking unstoppable. The team 100 is up in just 48 balls and Dhawan’s contribution has been just 18.
20:39 hrs IST: Almost a run-out! Warner bottom-ends the sweep and he looks for a couple but Shikhar Dhawan sends him back quickly, he just makes it.
20:37 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad have moved to 87/0 after seven overs. KKR might be feeling what hit them in this match. It is called the Warner Hurricane.
20:34 hrs IST: In the I-League, Aizawl have equalised against Shillong Lajong FC . The fairytale story is just 23 minutes away from being completed.
20:33 hrs IST: KABOOM! Warner continues to tear KKR apart. He sizes up a short ball from Umesh and deposits the pull shot into the second tier at deep mid wicket.
20:30 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav concedes 12 runs in his first over with Dhawan slamming a boundary and Warner employing the switch-hit again. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 79/0 after six overs.
20:29 hrs IST: In the I-League, the action is hotting up. Aizawl FC are trying to get back on level terms while in Sarovar, Mohun Bagan are still tied 1-1 with Chennai City FC.
20:28 hrs IST: Over in Barbados, West Indies have lost two wickets after they won the toss and chose to bat in Barbados. Follow live action here.
20:24 hrs IST: The carnage continues for KKR. Warner finds another boundary and Gautam Gambhir is running out of ideas. After five overs, SRH are 67/0.
20:22 hrs IST: FIFTY for Warner! This is unbelievable stuff. He employs the switch-hit and deposits Sunil Narine to the third man fence. He raises his fists and acknowledges the applause of the crowd. What a knock.
20:19 hrs IST: The team fifty is up in just 22 balls. Warner has been in sublime form. KKR seem to have been jolted.
20:17 hrs IST: Yusuf Pathan is into the attack but Warner continues to blaze away. He sweeps Yusuf for a boundary and then mauls a short ball over deep extra cover for another boundary. It gets only worse for Yusuf as Warner pulls another loose ball to deep mid wicket for his third six.
20:16 hrs IST: Dhawan gets into the action as he wallops a six over deep mid wicket. 17 runs in Chris Woakes’ first over and Sunrisers Hyderabad are 35/0 after 3 overs.
20:13 hrs IST: Warner continues his aggressive approach. He slams Chris Woakes for a boundary to deep point and then sweeps a six to fine leg. That has gotten the crowd at Uppal going.
20:11 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Warner miscues the lofted shot and it goes high over mid-on, Chris Woakes runs back and dives but he is unable to get there, Warner gets three and Sunrisers Hyderabad have moved to 18/0 after two overs.
20:09 hrs IST: BAM! In the slot and Umesh is punished. Overpitched and outside off, Warner thrashes it over long off for the first six of the game. The swing of the bat was a sight to behold.
20:08 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav is getting some extra zip off this wicket. He could enjoy bowling on this deck.
20:05 hrs IST: Appeal for a catch! Warner slams a full ball again to mid-off where Umesh Yadav slides to his right, he attempts to catch it but he ends up scooping it on the half-volley. After one over, Sunrisers Hyderabad are 6/0.
20:03 hrs IST: WHAM! First boundary of the match. Coulter-Nile floats a full ball on off stump and Warner thumps it to long off for a boundary.
20:00 hrs IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile will open the bowling. David Warner will be on strike. He gets beaten with a delivery that swings away. Warner lost his footing slightly.
19:58 hrs IST: Right, we are all set to begin. Just to note, folks, will try and bring you all the updates from whatever is happening in the I-League. At the end of the first half, Aizawl FC trail Shillong Lajong 0-1 while Mohun Bagan and Chennai City FC match is 1-1. Remember, Mohun Bagan have to win the match to secure the title and hope Aizawl FC lose.
19:54 hrs IST: A win for Kolkata Knight Riders will more or less seal their spot in the play-offs. A win for Sunrisers Hyderabad could help them seal their spot.
19:45 hrs IST: Apart from I-League and the IPL, there is another cricket action going on as Pakistan look to win a Test series in the West Indies for the first time. In more sports news, Valtteri Bottas secured his first-ever F1 win with victory in the Russian Grand Prix
19:42 hrs IST: The final games of the 2016/17 I-League are shaping up to be a thriller. While Aizawl FC are trailing 0-1 against Shillong Lajong, over in Sarovar stadium in Kolkata, Chennai City FC have scored against Mohun Bagan. Follow all the updates.
19:34 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both teams
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha(w), Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Sheldon Jackson, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav
19:32 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and chose to bowl versus Sunrisers Hyderabad. They are unchanged. For David Warner’s team, Ashish Nehra is out and Mohammad Siraj is in.
19:28 hrs IST: SRH have had a wonderful home record but they will be facing a very stern test against a KKR side who will be determined to seal their qualification.
19:24 hrs IST: In 10 matches between KKR and SRH, Gautam Gambhir’s team have won seven while SRH have won only three. In the previous match at the Eden, they were thumped.
19:20 hrs IST: This was the eighth time that Delhi Daredevils have been bowled out for under 100 in the IPL, the most by any team. They are languishing at the bottom and the perennial underachievers might be the recipients of the wooden spoon again.
19:18 hrs IST: There was some rain earlier in Uppal and the covers were in place but the match is not expected to be delayed.
19:14 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. Hope all the fans have recovered after the shock of seeing Delhi Daredevils get thumped by 10 runs after being bowled out for a paltry 67, their lowest score in IPL history.
Both the teams are well positioned in this edition of the IPL with KKR at the top of the standings with 14 points and SRH third with 11.
However, both would like to win the points available to assure themselves of a playoff spot as early as possible.