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Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
SRH
172/9 - 20/20 ov
KKR
173/5 - 19.4/20 ov
Match 54, Hyderabad

KKR have got to the proverbial promised land with a fine allround display. Earlier their bowlers recovered spectacularly to reign back the hosts. Then their openers Lynn and Narine gave them their accustomed rollicking start. There were nervy moments for them along the way but the Sunrisers' bowlers were not as efficient as they've been throughout this tournament and another loss means they're going into the playoffs out of form.

MoM: Chris Lynn

Karthik: "All eight teams strive for the play-off places at the beginning of the tournament, so we're happy to get there. Things are slowly settling down. The way we are playing shows good character. I'd like to think that we're peaking at the right time.

Williamson: "We were on target for more runs and the wicket played really well. I think we should have scored around the 200-run mark but credit has to go to KKR for pulling us back. Also a lot of credit goes to the the boys in the field. It doesn't matter what happens now, we have to come out and play with freedom in the playoffs. We are looking forward to that but having said that we really wanted to win this game. We have been fraction off the mark in the matches we have lost."

Kolkata Knight Riders win by 5 wickets

End of Over 20 - 5 runs, 1 wicket KKR 173/5
Dinesh Karthik26* (22b 1x4 1x6)
Shubman Gill*0* (0b)

A full toss which is punched to mid-on and they scoot through for an easy single. KKR qualify for the playoffs.

19.4 C Brathwaite to D Karthik, one run, 141.85 km/h full toss on middle stump.
19.3 C Brathwaite to D Karthik, no run, 119.07 km/h full length outside off stump.

Wicket! A short one which Rana goes inside the line of to try and take on deep backward-square. However he picks him out to perfection to add a bit of drama 

19.2 C Brathwaite to N Rana, WICKET!!! N Rana is out c Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Carlos Brathwaite, 135.2 km/h short length on middle stump.

Four! Full and wide and Rana managed to slash it up and over point and just in front of deep wide third-man

19.1 C Brathwaite to N Rana, FOUR.

We're into the final over and KKR are just one hit away from wrapping it up. Will they do it in style or will it get hairy? Brathwaite has been given the ball to defend 5 runs.

End of Over 19 - 5 runs KKR 168/4
Dinesh Karthik25* (20b 1x4 1x6)
Nitish Rana*3* (3b)
18.6 B Kumar to D Karthik, no run.
18.5 B Kumar to N Rana, one run.
18.4 B Kumar to D Karthik, one run, 123.51 km/h short length just outside off stump.
18.3 B Kumar to D Karthik, no run, 122.44 km/h short length just outside off stump.
18.2 B Kumar to D Karthik, two runs, 123.38 km/h good length on middle stump.
18.1 B Kumar to N Rana, one run.
End of Over 18 - 8 runs, 1 wicket KKR 163/4
Nitish Rana*1* (1b)
Dinesh Karthik22* (16b 1x4 1x6)
17.6 S Kaul to N Rana, one run, 140.8 km/h full toss just outside off stump.
17.5 S Kaul to D Karthik, one run, 118.8 km/h good length outside off stump.
17.5 S Kaul to D Karthik, wide delivery.

Wicket! This time it's a length ball which Russell tries to bludgeon but it's the knuckle which deceives the batsman who miscued it a long way up. Pandey at long-on had to wait an age before hanging on to it

17.4 S Kaul to A Russell, WICKET!!! A Russell is out c Manish Pandey b Siddarth Kaul, 123.45 km/h good length just outside off stump.

Four! Another short ball and again Russell swings hard and gets a top edge. Deep fine-leg almost pulled off a stunner running and diving forward

17.3 S Kaul to A Russell, FOUR.
17.2 S Kaul to A Russell, no run, 139.66 km/h short length on middle stump.
17.1 S Kaul to D Karthik, one run, 121.25 km/h good length outside off stump.
End of Over 17 - 8 runs, 1 wicket KKR 155/3
Andre Russell0* (1b)
Dinesh Karthik*20* (14b 1x4 1x6)
16.6 C Brathwaite to A Russell, no run, 129.61 km/h short length just outside off stump.
16.5 C Brathwaite to D Karthik, one run, 135.44 km/h full toss on middle stump.

Four! A slower ball bouncer and Karthik waits for it before swotting it over short mid-wicket's head

16.4 C Brathwaite to D Karthik, FOUR, 119.9 km/h short length just outside off stump.
16.4 C Brathwaite to D Karthik, wide delivery.

Wicket! Uthappa looked destined to get his fifty and see his side home but it wasn't to be. A rising bouncer outside off which Uthappa went after but it got big on him and he ended up skying it to the keeper with a top edge

16.3 C Brathwaite to R Uthappa, WICKET!!! R Uthappa is out c Shreevats Goswami b Carlos Brathwaite, 137.03 km/h short length outside off stump.
16.2 C Brathwaite to D Karthik, one run, 115.93 km/h good length outside off stump.
16.1 C Brathwaite to R Uthappa, 1 leg bye.
End of Over 16 - 15 runs KKR 147/2
Robin Uthappa*45* (32b 3x4 2x6)
Dinesh Karthik14* (11b 1x6)
15.6 R Khan to R Uthappa, one run, 94.73 km/h good length just outside off stump.

Six! Robbie is having a time of it at the moment. Too full and Uthappa got down low to play the slog-sweep a long way in front of square

15.5 R Khan to R Uthappa, SIX, 89.29 km/h good length just outside off stump.

Four! Over-pitched and Uthappa monstered it back down the ground. It was hit so ferociously that long-off had no time to cut it off

15.4 R Khan to R Uthappa, FOUR, 92.71 km/h full length just outside off stump.
15.3 R Khan to D Karthik, one run, 91.62 km/h good length on middle stump.
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