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KKR vs SRH Ball by Ball Commentary

Results
Qualifier 1, Ahmedabad, May 21, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets

Commentary

5:44 PM IST Right then, we have our first finalists of the 2024 Indian T20 League and it is Kolkata who will be playing their fourth final, having won 2 and lost one in their previous three finals. There are still three teams who will be playing it out for that second spot in the mega event and first up it will be Rajasthan, an under-pressure side taking on Bengaluru, the most in-form side currently in the tournament in the Eliminator game which will be played on this same ground. That game will be played on Wednesday, 22 May and will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). As usual, you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up to that exciting game. Cheers!
5:43 PM IST Mitchell Starc is the Player of the Match for his sensational spell upfront. Starc says that they know how important the Powerplay is and taking early wickets against a team like Hyderabad is always crucial. Adds that the way Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma have been playing, the lines and lengths become important and the key was to bowl at the stumps and not give width. On Head's wicket, he says that to see his back early was nice and adds that they have a young attack and some haven't even played and being a senior member in the side, he wants to help howsoever he can and goes on to applaud the likes of Harshit Rana.
5:40 PM IST The skipper of Kolkata, Shreyas Iyer says that he is elated by the performance. Adds that the way the boys stood up for each other was pleasing to see. Feels that the break was important for them due to the hectic travelling. Tells that the talk was to stay in the present and maximize the opportunities. Adds that the attitude and approach of the bowlers was to look for wickets. Shares that the guys in his team have been true to their work ethics and have not been taking things lightly. Hopes to continue the momentum into the final. Says that Rahmanullah Gurbaz had an impactful knock in the Powerplay.  Adds that it is important that they go back and enjoy the moment as they have won a crucial game. Ends by saying that they need to be in the zone for the final and give their best.
5:38 PM IST The presentation ceremony...
5:34 PM IST Earlier in the game, Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bat first on a track that had a bit of moisture and there was a chance of dew later on as well. This decision quickly backfired as both of Hyderabad's prolific openers were cheaply dismissed and they found themselves in disarray. With Mitchell Starc spitting fire from one end, Hyderabad needed someone to lead the charge and that was done by Rahul Tripathi and for a while in the middle, Tripathi and Heinrich Klaasen got Hyderabad into a position of promise. However, it all came crumbling down soon enough when Varun Chakaravarthy dismissed Klaasen and then a huge mix-up between Abdul Samad and Tripathi saw the latter get out when on a roll. Cummins did extremely well to carry his team to over 150 runs but it just didn't seem enough. This was proved correct as Kolkata put on a stellar show with the bat and chased down the total inside 15 overs.
5:30 PM IST Venkatesh Iyer, one of the stars of the chase is down for a chat now. Venky says that more than the confidence, he was more eager to go out and showcase his talent as they hadn't played a game in a long time and the credit should go to the bowlers who restricted the opposition to 160 runs which didn't even seem possible. Adds that momentum is key in this tournament which they have seen with Bengaluru and that's what they wanted with this game as they had lost momentum due to rain in the last couple of games and the spirits were high as they got a pep talk from the coaching staff and even the owners. Adds that it is always special to play in the Final and playing in front of such amazing crowds and are looking to lift that trophy soon.
5:28 PM IST The captain of Hyderabad, Pat Cummins is down for a chat. He says that they need to put this defeat behind them quickly. Mentions that it was one of those days where it did not work out for them. States that a few guys did not get starts and could not do it with the ball either. Feels that they would have loved to bring Umran Malik as the Impact Player but with wickets falling, they had to bring in an extra batter in the form of Sanvir Singh. Reckons that after a defeat like this, going to a new venue will help and hopes to turn things around in Chennai.
5:28 PM IST Hyderabad went into the mid-innings break with a paltry total on board but it wasn't the worst one and was somewhat defendable as well. However, the luck quite wasn't on their side and then when the chances did come, they were sloppy in the field as well, dropping a couple of catches in the process. They did pick up a wicket in the Powerplay but Pat Cummins' decision to bowl with the new ball backfired and his first over went for plenty which didn't help Hyderabad either. With the Impact Player already used in the batting innings, they couldn't bring on someone like Jaydev Unadkat or Umran Malik and only T Natarajan bowled a decent spell. With their fate almost decided, Pat tossed the ball to a couple of part-timers, accepting defeat and in the blink of an eye, the game was actually over.
5:17 PM IST KOLKATA MARCH INTO THE FINAL! What a knockout blow from the top dogs in the tournament and they have flexed their muscles and have made Hyderabad look like a hapless side, giving them a bitter taste of their own medicine. Needing 160 to chase on a pitch that looked much better to bat on, Kolkata only needed a good start in the Powerplay to get ahead in the game and that is exactly what they got. Rahmanullah Gurbaz filled the gap left by Phil Salt with a quickfire cameo upfront and set the tone for the rest of the innings. Sunil Narine wasn't at his fluent best but still got the runs away and then, the Iyers - Shreyas and Venkatesh, just smashed it to all parts of the ground. Venkatesh Iyer has been a resurgent player in the season and on almost every occasion has stepped up when the opening pair haven't been at their best. Shreyas Iyer too came out with a positive mindset and probably played his best knock of the tournament just one game before the final which will be scary for the other teams. All in all, a sublime performance and Kolkata can now take a day or two off before setting their eyes on the Grand Finale.
End of over 13.422 runs
KKR: 164/2CRR: 12.00
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Travis Head:1.4-0-32-0
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13.4

Travis Head to Shreyas Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! THAT'S IT! KOLKATA ARE THROUGH TO THE FINAL! Shreyas Iyer finishes it in a hurry and takes Kolkata to their fourth Indian T20 League final. Travis Head continues to give the ball air but the line is around off, Shreyas Iyer picks it up cleanly and stays low to make the connection. Smashes it over long on and the fielder on the boundary can only watch it sailing over his head. Kolkata cruise home with 6.2 overs to spare and it is all smiles in their camp!

6
13.3

Travis Head to Shreyas Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! BOOM! Shreyas Iyer gets to his FIFTY now! The skipper clears the fence effortlessly to get to his half-century. Travis Head lobs it up, a hit-me delivery, full and on the pads, Shreyas Iyer leaves nothing in the tank and tonks it over deep mid-wicket for six more runs. Just 2 runs away now.

4
13.2

Travis Head to Shreyas Iyer, 4 runs

13.2: Travis Head to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! That has rocketed to the fence! Floats it up, full and on the pads, Shreyas Iyer presses forward and whips it wide of long on for a boundary. 150 comes up for Kolkata.

6
13.1

Travis Head to Shreyas Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! In the arc and out of the park! Loopy delivery, full and right in the arc for the right-hander, Shreyas Iyer needs no second invitation. Springs on the front foot and swipes it with ease over deep square leg for a maximum.

End of over 1313 runs
KKR: 142/2CRR: 10.92RRR: 2.57
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12.6

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Venkatesh Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! That is a shot and a half and Venkatesh Iyer brings up another FIFTY in the Indian T20 League. This is bowled a bit short and at the body of the batter, Venky stays deep and backs away before smashing it well over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Kolkata inching closer to the Final now.

0
12.5

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Venkatesh Iyer is early to back away, Nitish Kumar Reddy sees this and trakes pace off, bowling it slow and full at the stumps. Venky doesn't get under it and plays it straight to the bowler.

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12.4

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

On a good length and angling it into middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer flicks it away wide of deep square leg for one and looks for two but won't get it.

4
12.3

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Shreyas Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Top shot and Shreyas Iyer looks so much in control out there. Banged in way too short and without any sting on it, Shreyas swivels and pulls it behind backward square leg for a boundary.

1
12.2

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Comes from around the wicket to the left-hander and floats it up full on the stumps, Venkatesh Iyer clears the front leg to go big but gets it along the ground to long on for a single.

1
12.1

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Starts with a slower one from over the stumps, bowling it back of a length and around off, Shreyas Iyer steers it down with soft hands to third man and picks up a single.

End of over 1210 runs
KKR: 129/2CRR: 10.75RRR: 3.87
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Travis Head:1-0-10-0
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11.6

Travis Head to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Full and around off stump, driven off the toe end of the bat towards mid off.

1
11.5

Travis Head to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Flatter on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer works it off the pads and around the corner for a run.

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11.4

Travis Head to Shreyas Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! That's gone through! Full and just down the leg side, Shreyas Iyer sweeps it fine and T Natarajan dives to his right at short fine leg but the ball sneaks under him and into the fence. Kolkata are cruising to victory here.

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11.3

Travis Head to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Pushed through quicker and flatter on off stump, Venkatesh Iyer goes for the reverse sweep but gets an inside edge into the back leg and the ball goes to the off side. They get a single.

0
11.2

Travis Head to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Nicely bowled! Flighted delivery, throws it full and outside off, allowing it to turn, Venkatesh Iyer looks to go over covers but is well beaten.

4
11.1

Travis Head to Venkatesh Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Starts off from around the stumps, bowling it a tad short and wide, Venkatesh Iyer rocks back and cuts it hard behind point for a lovely boundary.

End of over 1112 runs
KKR: 119/2CRR: 10.82RRR: 4.55
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T Natarajan:3-0-22-1
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10.6

T Natarajan to Shreyas Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely done! Short of a length, banged in around off, Shreyas Iyer leans back and just guides it off the face of the bat down to third man for a boundary.

1
10.5

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

A direct hit at the keeper's end but Shreyas Iyer is well in. Full and straight from over the stumps, Venkatesh Iyer jams it out to the left of the bowler who gets a hand on it on the follow-through. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth attacks it from mid on and fires in a throw at the keeper's end and the bowler does well to quickly duck under it but the batters get a single.

0
10.4

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Bowled into the pitch and angling it across the left-hander from middle and leg, Venkatesh Iyer gets a bit cramped and hits it to mid-wicket.

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10.3

T Natarajan to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Back of a length, bowled from around the stumps now, Shreyas Iyer dabs it away down to third man and collects a single.

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10.2

T Natarajan to Shreyas Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! Adding salt into the wounds and that is a fine shot from Shreyas Iyer. Good length around off and pushed across, Iyer goes to an open stance, staying deep in the crease and he lofts it cleanly over long off for a maximum.

0
10.1

T Natarajan to Shreyas Iyer, no run

DROPPED! Would you believe it? Travis Head has put down a sitter! Back of a length in the channel around off and angling away, Shreyas Iyer punches it off the back foot and straight into the bread basket of Head at point but he spills an easy chance and it is just not happening for Hyderabad tonight.

End of over 1011 runs
KKR: 107/2CRR: 10.70RRR: 5.30
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9.6

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Venkatesh Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! Dispatched with disdain! A hit-me delivery by Viyaskanth as this is way too short, over middle, Venkatesh Iyer rocks on the back foot in a flash and hammers the pull over deep mid-wicket. It goes sailing into the stands for another biggie.

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9.5

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Floats it up, full and around off, Shreyas Iyer leans on it and eases it wide of cover for a single.

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9.4

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs

Too straight from Viyaskanth, short and sliding on the pads, Shreyas Iyer gets inside the line and tucks it away fine towards fine leg. T Natarajan runs around to his right and cuts it off. Two runs taken.

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9.3

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

On the shorter side, Venkatesh Iyer walks down the pitch and eases it to long on for one more.

1
9.2

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Tossed up full and on the stumps, Shreyas Iyer stays back in the crease and drills it down to long off for a single.

0
9.1

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Shreyas Iyer, no run

Oh, dear! Was that off the bat? Definitely! Floated up around off stump, Shreyas Iyer shuffles across to get inside the line and lap it away but the ball goes off the face of the bat and off the keeper's shoulder. The ball lobs away towards square leg but Heinrich Klaasen is alive to the situation and goes after it. Rahul Tripathi also comes in from mid-wicket and both dive in. Klaasen gets to it but the players almost collide and eventually, the ball spills out. A big chance goes begging there.

End of over 911 runs
KKR: 96/2CRR: 10.67RRR: 5.81
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8.6

Pat Cummins to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

In the air...but it lands safely! Shreyas Iyer tries to take on the short ball again. This is around middle, Iyer miscues the pull aerially but wide of mid-wicket for a single.

4
8.5

Pat Cummins to Shreyas Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Neatly done! Cummins persists with bowling the heavy ball but ends up offering width this time, Shreyas Iyer waits on it and opens the bat face to glide it to the right of deep third for a boundary.

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8.4

Pat Cummins to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Digs it in short again does Cummins, Venkatesh Iyer gets tucked up for room but still manages to help it away to fine leg for one.

0
8.3

Pat Cummins to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

On a yorker length, on middle, Venkatesh Iyer backs away and squeezes it out to cover.

4
8.2

Pat Cummins to Venkatesh Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Gap picked to perfection! Cummins rolls his fingers over the ball and goes short, on middle and leg, Venkatesh Iyer backs away and loses his shape a bit in the process. Gets it off the bottom part of the bat but gets enough bat to beat deep mid-wicket to his right for a boundary.

1
8.1

Pat Cummins to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Cummins bangs it into the surface, around off, Shreyas Iyer extends his arms and steers it down to deep third for a single.

End of over 811 runs
KKR: 85/2CRR: 10.63RRR: 6.25
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7.6

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Short and flat, skidding through, whipped down to wide long on for one by Shreyas Iyer. A maximum followed by four easy singles. 11 runs off Vijayakanth Viyaskanth's first over.

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7.5

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Quicker and shorter, on off, Venkatesh Iyer eases it down to long off for one more run.

1
7.4

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Drops it short, on off, Shreyas Iyer gets on the back foot and pushes it wide of cover for a single.

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7.3

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Drags the length back and bowls it around middle, Venkatesh Iyer pulls it through mid-wicket for one.

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7.2

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Venkatesh Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! MONSTROUS HIT! Vijayakanth Viyaskanth floats it up and dishes it out right in the arc, on middle, Venkatesh Iyer gets down on one knee and picks the bones out of that. Nails the slog sweep way over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

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7.1

Vijayakanth Viyaskanth to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Gets away with it! A real rank-hop by Vijayakanth Viyaskanth first up, on middle, Shreyas Iyer gets into the pull shot early and mistimes it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

End of over 711 runs
KKR: 74/2CRR: 10.57RRR: 6.61
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6.6

Pat Cummins to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Length delivery now, on off, Venkatesh Iyer stays leg side of the ball and dabs it in front of point for a dot.

6
6.5

Pat Cummins to Venkatesh Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! Launched down the ground! This is on a good length, on off, Venkatesh Iyer skips down the track and leaves nothing in the tank. Swings through the line and smokes it over long off for half a dozen.

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6.4

Pat Cummins to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Half a shout for caught behind but turned down! There was a little sound but Hyderabad do not have any reviews remaining even if they wish to send it upstairs. Delivers it a good bumper, over middle, Venkatesh Iyer arches back to ramp it over the keeper but misses and it goes through to the keeper.

1
6.3

Pat Cummins to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Serves it on a shortish length, on off, Shreyas Iyer hops back and dabs it down to deep third for a single to get off the mark.

4:42 PM IST Skipper, Shreyas Iyer is in at number 4.
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6.2

Pat Cummins to Sunil Narine, no run

OUT! TAKEN! A plan comes to fruition for Pat Cummins! Three fielders in the deep on the leg side and Sunil Narine picks out one of them. Cummins digs it in short, over middle, Sunil Narine gets cramped for room slightly but still goes through with the pull shot. Does not get the desired connection and hits it straight down the throat of Vijayakanth Viyaskanth at deep mid-wicket who takes his second catch of the night. Hyderabad will be hoping that one brings two for them here.

4
6.1

Pat Cummins to Sunil Narine, 4 runs

EDGED AND FOUR! Just over! Almost a wicket just after the break. Angling across the left-hander, on a good length, wide on off, Sunil Narine throws his hands at it and gets an outside edge that flies over the leaping Heinrich Klaasen and beats a very fine third man to his left for a boundary.

4:37 PM IST Strategic Break! Well then, Kolkata have got off to a stellar start and now need just 97 runs off 84 deliveries. Hyderabad have picked up a wicket in the Powerplay but would have liked to stem the flow of runs more. A lot will ride on the middle phase and on whether Hyderabad can pick up wickets in a heap or not. Kolkata have a lot of batting to come but would want to not lose momentum by going into their shell. Let's see how the next phase pans out.
End of over 66 runs
KKR: 63/1CRR: 10.50RRR: 6.92
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5.6

T Natarajan to Sunil Narine, 1 run

Serves it on a fullish length, angling in, on middle, Sunil Narine takes it on the full and drives it down to long on for a single. At the end of the Powerplay, Kolkata are 63/1. 9th time this season that Kolkata have gone past 60 in the Powerplay.

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5.5

T Natarajan to Sunil Narine, 4 runs

FOUR! Not short enough and Narine climbs all over it! This is on a back of a length, over middle, Sunil Narine stays put and splits the gap in front of square on the leg side. Swipes it right in the gap between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.

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5.5

T Natarajan to Sunil Narine, 1 run

WIDE! Varies his length again as this is banged into the deck, over middle. However, this sails over the batter's head. Narine ducks and lets it go for a wide.

0
5.4

T Natarajan to Sunil Narine, no run

Nails the yorker this time does Natarajan, on off and middle, Sunil Narine stays leg side of the ball and digs it out to mid off. Four dots on the trot.

0
5.3

T Natarajan to Sunil Narine, no run

Looks to get the yorker in but slips in a low full toss, on the pads, Sunil Narine fails to flick it away and the ball dribbles off his pads on the off side.

4:33 PM IST Another halt! This time the short ball has hit Sunil Narine on the grill of the helmet and the umpire calls for a mandatory concussion check. Narine looks fine but the physio is out to have a look. All looks fine and we are good to go again.
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5.2

T Natarajan to Sunil Narine, no run

Ouch, that has come off the helmet! T Natarajan bends his back and directs a sharp and quick bumper, at the batter, Sunil Narine takes his eyes off the ball as swings to get the pull shot away. The ball zips through and pings him on the helmet before it rolls down to short third. Narine gestures to the umpire that he is fine but a mandatory concussion check will follow now.

4:31 PM IST Halt! It seems like Sunil Narine has an issue with his bat and wants to get it changed. The umpire has a word with Narine and there will be just a slight delay here. The 12th comes out and Narine picks out a new willow and now, the game can continue.
0
5.1

T Natarajan to Sunil Narine, no run

Natarajan pitches it up from over the wicket, on off, too full for Sunil Narine to get underneath it. He squeezes it out to cover for a dot. It seems to have damaged the toe-end of the bat and Narine has asked for a replacement.

End of over 58 runs
KKR: 57/1CRR: 11.40RRR: 6.86
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4.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Hard length, pushed across from the leg stump line, Venkatesh Iyer is taken aback a bit but manages to jam it down on the off side.

0
4.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

A spicy bumper to follow it up, over leg stump and attacking the batter's body. Venkatesh Iyer ducks under it well.

0
4.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Top delivery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Nagging length on off and middle, this one nips away late and zips past the outside edge of Venkatesh Iyer's bat who has a poke at it.

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4.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over! Full and pushed outside off stump, Venkatesh Iyer comes down the pitch and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. Kolkata seem to be in a hurry here.

4
4.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Nice and full on the pads, another gift and Venkatesh Iyer makes sure to get it fine enough of fine leg to pick up another boundary.

0
4.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Good length on off stump and slanting across, Venkatesh Iyer gets on the front foot and plays it elegantly towards cover.

End of over 45 runs
KKR: 49/1CRR: 12.25RRR: 6.93
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0
3.6

T Natarajan to Sunil Narine, no run

Nice and full, aimed in at the toes, Sunil Narine tries to clear the front leg and flick but plays over it and gets it on the pads.

0
3.5

T Natarajan to Sunil Narine, no run

A good short ball, bowled at pace and banged in outside off at a good height. The ball goes away after pitching and Sunil Narine is beaten all ends up while looking to pull.

1
3.4

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Leg bye! Hard length around middle and angled in, Venkatesh Iyer gets cramped up and the ball smashes into the front pad before rolling in front of square leg. They pick up a leg bye.

4
3.3

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! What a gift to get first ball and Venkatesh Iyer is off the mark. Too full and angled down the leg side, Iyer flicks it away fine and the ball races away to the fine leg fence.

4:21 PM IST Venkatesh Iyer is in at number 3.
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3.2

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to cover and Rahmanullah Gurbaz right away grunted 'No' as the ball came off his bat. T Natarajan bowls this one into the pitch and angles it across the right-hander again. Gurbaz charges down the track, staying leg side of the ball and looks to smash it through covers. However, he ends up slicing it flat off the toe end and straight to Vijayakanth Viyaskanth at covers who takes a sharp catch around his face and Hyderabad have their first wicket.

0
3.1

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Starts from over the wicket and angles it right across the right-hander on a good length, Rahmanullah Gurbaz backs away to cut but is beaten past the outside edge.

4:20 PM IST T Natarajan comes into the attack as the first change.
End of over 318 runs
KKR: 44/0CRR: 14.67RRR: 6.82
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2.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Sunil Narine, 2 runs

Full and aimed at the toes, Sunil Narine clears the front leg and drills it wide of long on for a couple of more runs. 18 off that over and Kolkata are off to a flier.

1
2.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Slower delivery, full and around off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz backs away and taps it behind point for a single.

4
2.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 runs

FOUR! Fractionally short and over the stumps, Rahmanullah Gurbaz just gets across a bit and swats it away without great timing but more than enough to clear wide mid on and pick up another boundary.

6
2.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 6 runs

SIX! It's like Phil Salt never left and Rahmanullah Gurbaz is making full use of this opportunity. This is the knuckle-ball from Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a bit into the pitch and Gurbaz just charges down the track and whacks it a long way over wide long on for a biggie.

1
2.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Sunil Narine, 1 run

Full and straight, right in the blockhole, jammed down to long on for a single.

4
2.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Sunil Narine, 4 runs

NOT OUT! Wow, Hyderabad have burned out both their reviews inside the first three overs and are a bit unlucky to have conceded four leg byes off both those balls too. Very full and around leg stump, shaping back into the left-hander, Sunil Narine clears the front leg to swing across the line but misses and the ball goes off the pads and past off stump into the third man fence. Bhuvneshwar Kumar reckons this is out and takes the review but Ball Tracking shows that the ball was pitching outside leg stump.

End of over 220 runs
KKR: 26/0CRR: 13.00RRR: 7.44
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1.6

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Back of a length and around off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz dabs it down to backward point. 20 off the over!

4:14 PM IST Another shout for LBW and the third umpire is called into action again by Hyderabad. Sunil Narine seems to have been trapped right in front of the stumps but what looks to have saved him there is the ball's pitching. Bhuvneshwar Kumar looks confident but the Ball Tracking has rolled in and it shows the ball to pitching just outside leg. Hyderabad have lost both their reviews inside the first three overs.
1
1.6

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

WIDE! Short of a length and angled down the leg side for a wide.

6
1.5

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 6 runs

SIX! Off the edge but goes all the way and Pat Cummins is going the distance here with the new ball. Good length outside off, quicker too, Rahmanullah Gurbaz comes down the pitch to whack it down the ground but the ball flies off the outside edge and goes over the third man fence.

4
1.4

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 runs

NOT OUT! Risky business from Rahmanullah Gurbaz but he gets away with it. Pat Cummins comes from slightly wider of the crease and angles it in a long way from around off and middle stump, Gurbaz walks right across the off stump and misses the flick. The ball goes off the pads and past the diving keeper for a boundary. Half an appeal for LBW and eventually, Cummins does review it. No spike on UltraEdge and Ball Tracking shows that it would have missed leg stump, so, just four leg byes.

4:10 PM IST Is that out? An appeal for LBW has been sent upstairs by Hyderabad. Rahmanullah Gurbaz had walked right across his stumps to glance it away fine but missed and got hit near the thigh pad. The angle seemed to be taking it down leg. And yes, it is indeed missing leg on Ball Tracking.
1
1.3

Pat Cummins to Sunil Narine, 1 run

Much better length from Pat Cummins as this is dug in short and right around the rib cage. Sunil Narine gets cramped for room and miscues the pull off the top edge but the ball lands safely over square leg. They get a single.

4
1.2

Pat Cummins to Sunil Narine, 4 runs

FOUR! Two in a row from Sunil Narine and he is in 6th gear already. Too full again, this time on the leg peg, Narine clears the front leg again and hammers it through mid-wicket for another boundary.

4
1.1

Pat Cummins to Sunil Narine, 4 runs

FOUR! Just over! Overpitched from Pat Cummins, around off and angling back in, Sunil Narine just clears the front leg and swats it flat over mid off for a boundary to get off the mark.

4:06 PM IST Who will operate from the other end? It will be the Hyderabad skipper, Pat Cummins.
End of over 16 runs
KKR: 6/0CRR: 6.00RRR: 8.10
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0
0.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Top shot for no run! Full and swinging away from the off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz plays a stylish cover drive off the front foot and nails it but hits it straight to covers.

2
0.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 runs

Hard length again and around off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz plays it away into the gap at cover-point and gets back for the second run.

0
0.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Straight off the keeper's gloves and into the hands of Abdul Samad at first slip. Pitched up outside off, seaming away, Rahmanullah Gurbaz misses the cover drive and the ball flicks the outside off Heinrich Klaasen's gloves who is standing up to the stumps.

0
0.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Hard length around the off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz stays on the front foot and taps it back to the bowler.

4
0.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 runs

FOUR! A beauty of a shot to get going from Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Full again and outside off stump, Gurbaz just leans into the drive and creams it through covers for a boundary. Kolkata are up and running!

0
0.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Good start from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Nice and full around off stump, a bit of shape on the one as well, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tries to come forward and negate the swing but has to jam it out on the leg side.

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