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  • 11:00 PM IST

    That’s it! Rashid Khan’s brilliant all-round show takes SRH to their second final; to play CSK on Sunday.

    KKR self-imploded and it became too much of a task for young Shubman Gill. In the end, Brathwaite defended 19 runs and led SRH to a 13-run win over KKR at Eden Gardens.
    The top two teams from the league stages, SRH and CSK, set up for a riveting tournament-finale on Sunday.
  • 10:59 PM IST

    MATCH REPORT- http://www.cricketcountry.com/news/rashid-khan-defeats-kolkata-knight-riders-sunrisers-hyderabad-storm-into-ipl-2018-final-715844

  • 10:50 PM IST

    Brathwaite scored exactly 19 at the same ground here in 2016 to take West Indies to their second WT20 title. He is defending 19 off 6 balls here to take SRH to their second final.

  • 10:43 PM IST

    Chawla’s stumps is rattled by Kaul. Cannot blame him. KKR need 30 off 12 balls. They have to take charge. The likes of Uthappa, Rana, Lynn and Karthik have to face the brunt of this. Their soft dismissals led to complete change of this encounter.

    Ofcourse, take nothing away from Rashid. It has been his night.
  • 10:28 PM IST

    After 16 overs, KKR need 43 off 24 balls. Chawla just smacked a big six, off Khaleel, and brought down the equation a bit. Gill has to play the innings of his young career. Can he?

  • 10:08 PM IST

    GONE! Lynn goes for sweep and is trapped lbw by Rashid.

    Some needless strokeplay from KKR. Lynn was as it is never looking comfortable.
  • 10:06 PM IST

    OUT! What have you done Karthik??? He shows his stumps and goes for a cut, misses it completely and Shakib gets the big fish.

    kkr 108-4.
  • 9:59 PM IST

    OUT! Robbie goes for a reverse sweep off Rashid’s first delivery, in his second over, and his stumps his dismantled. Why Uthappa, why?

    kkr self-imploding here at Eden.
  • 9:57 PM IST

    KKR need 82 off 60 to proceed to ipl2018 final. Will they do it?

  • 9:50 PM IST

    Against the run of play, Nitish Rana is run-out for 21. Why would you go for the second run when you have slipped halfway through? Also, Dean Jones reminds us that Rana’s way of running is absolutely not advisable.

    kkr 87-2 (8.3).
Head to head, KKR have an 8-5 edge over SRH
Head to head, KKR have an 8-5 edge over SRH

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the IPL 2018. We head to the penultimate game of the 11th edition of the cash-rich tournament. The Qualifier 2 will be played between league stage table toppers SRH and winner of Eliminator, KKR. Like the last match, this game will be played at KKR’s home ground, Eden Gardens. Stay tuned to this place for updates and interesting tweets from the cyber world.

Kolkata hold slight edge because the match will be played at their home ground. Also, KKR have the winning momentum, having won  their last four matches. On the other hand, Hyderabad, who had won 9 out of their 11 matches, have now lost 4 in a row.

IPL 2018, Qualifier 2, KKR vs SRH: Preview, Predictions and Likely XIs
IPL 2018, Qualifier 2, KKR vs SRH: Preview, Predictions and Likely XIs

To Hyderabad’s credit, they beat Kolkata at Eden Gardens last month and that will be some inspiration that they will look forward to.

Both the sides have a good bowling line-up. SRH have defended low totals in the tournament and had almost defending 139 against the mighty Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday. Their batting is over reliant on Kane Williamson. On the other hand, KKR have been an outfit where they have relied on team shows rather than individual brilliance.

Key Players: Sunil Narine (KKR), Dinesh Karthik (KKR), Kuldeep Yadav (KKR), Kane Williamson (SRH), Rashid Khan (SRH) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH).

Likely XIs

KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Javon Searles/Tom Curran/Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Brathwaite, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul