In the Eliminator of IPL 10 Kolkata Knight Riders defeated defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabadby 7 wickets. The match was affected by rain and Kolkata Knighr Riders’ target was revised by DLS method. You can watch the IPL 10 highlights of the eliminator match here.
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Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bowl first. For Rising Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan started the proceedings. Shikhar Dhawan was back into the dug out soon after scoring 11 runs. Kane Williamson then joined Warner and both bat sensibly and took the score to 75 runs in 12 overs. Sunrisers Hyderabad then lost wicket at regular intervals and could not get the runs they wanted to. David Warner was out after scoring 37 in 35 deliveries. In the lower middle order Vijay Shankar and Naman Ojha scored 22 and 16 runs respectively.
For Kolkata Knight Riders Nathan Coulter-Nile took 3 wickets. Umesh Yadav traded 2 wickets for 21 runs while Trent Boult and Piyush Chawla took 1 wicket each.
As Kolkata’s opening pair was warming up, rain God decided to play spoil sport. It rained for 3 hours; however, support staff worked brilliantly and made sure that KKR comes out to bat even for short duration. Due to rain second inning was reduced to 6 overs and Kolkata Knight Riders needed 48 runs to win.
Kolkata Knight Riders had a horrible start as they lost 3 wickets for 12 runs. Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn came out to bat and both were out cheaply. Uthappa could only score 1 while Lynn hit one six and then was caught out behind the stumps. Gautam Gambhir strangley sent Yusuf Pathan after loss of first wicket and he was run out without adding anything to the scoreboard. Gautma Gambhir then took responsibility and scored 32 from 19 deliveries and remained not out with Ishank Jaggi who scored 5 runs. Kolkata Knight Riders chased the target in 5.2 overs.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Chris Jordan took took 1 wicket each.
Nathan Coulter-Nile was declared man of the match. Kolkata Knight Riders will play against Mumbain Indians in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 10. You can watch highlights of Qualifier 1 here.