Gautam Gambhir was dismissed for 16 off 15 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata © AFP
Gautam Gambhir was dismissed for 16 off 15 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata © AFP

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opening duo skipper Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa opened the innings while Bhuvneshwar Kumar started  the attack for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). After Uthappa was dismissed in 3.4 overs it was time for skipper Gambhir to make his way out as well in 7.3 over with Deepak Hooda getting his first wicket and comfortable catch for Moises Henriques. Gambhir didn’t look confident unlike his usual outings. Uthappa provided flying start in the initial overs with three boundaries from the first over. It was rather an unlucky day for Uthappa as he was gone for 25 off 17, with Brainder Sran providing the first breakthrough for SRH. Kane Williamson caught it at the backward point breaking the important pair. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Match 55 at Kolkata

Earlier, SRH won the toss and opted to field first. SRH and KKR made few changes to their side with Kuldeep Yadav and Colin Munro coming for this must-win match replacing Morne Morkel, Piyush Chawla respectively. While, SRH have got back Kane Williamson replacing Eoin Morgan. As the group matches are nearing the end, the chances of the top six teams securing their berth in the Playoffs is getting tougher. Both teams are coming with a defeat from their previous ties that make it even more entertaining and thrilling. While SRH are at Bo.2 with 16 points, KKR have tumbled to No. 4 after their defeat against Gujarat Lions (GL). In short, it is a do-or-die situation for both teams. KKR have been riding high with their top order, especially the opening pair. Both have always provided a flying start to KKR on most occasions.