David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad go crashing out in IPL

David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad go crashing out in IPL

David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad go crashing out in IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Playing 11: S Narine, C Lynn, G Gambhir, R Uthappa, Y Pathan, S Yadav, I Jaggi, P Chawla, U Yadav, N Coulter-Nile, T Boult. Sunrisers Hyderabad's bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan said that the pitch was not easy to bat on and that their plan to score around 140. He played well in the last league match against SRH. Also, he started his performance as well in this eliminator game. But it was in a way logical to go in with Lynn and Narine in a rain-curtailed match of six overs only on Wednesday.

With the boundaries hard to come by, Warner finally broke the shackles in the ninth over clobbering Piyush Chawla's (1/27) short delivery over midwicket boundary for a maximum.

The bowlers of KKR has planned well and gave a force towards the SRH's batting. Unfortunately, the opening couples didn't performed well and also the the team started their slow run at the beginning of the match. "We don't have a good record against Mumbai, but hopefully we can settle that tomorrow", the 35-year-old batsman added.

He picked up the key wicket of New Zealand star Kane Williamson, who was caught at extra cover for 24, before removing Vijay Shankar on 22. Hyderabad had managed to score 128/7 in their 20 overs at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Chasing a paltry total, KKR were in a spot of bother having lost three wickets for just 12 runs. But Gambhir resurrected the innings and remained unbeaten on 32 runs off 25 balls.

Kolkata will now hope to defeat Mumbai Indians in their next match in order to book their sport for the Indian Premier League 2017 final.

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KKR had to wait endlessly for the rain to stop to know the fate of the match.

It should have been a walk in the park for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but nerves and pressure can do odd things. You got 10 wickets in hand, there is six overs, there is no point to defend.

With rain nearly dashing Kolkata's hopes of coming out to chase Hyderabad's total, KKR would have been more than happy when rain finally relented and Kolkata got a revised target.

Result: KKR won by seven wickets. Returning to the side after an injury layoff, Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/20) impressed with the ball and was ably supported by Umesh Yadav (2/21) that placed Knight Riders in a very good position.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Chris Jordan shared one wicket each for SRH. Robin Uthappa did not last long too, holing out to Shikhar Dhawan at deep mid wicket off Chris Jordan's bowling.

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