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  • 11:44 PM IST

    KKR might have lost wickets in the middle they have made sure they just go past the line by winning it. Chris Lynn who has changed his game is proving to be vital for KKR in opening. Dinesh Karthik has made it a habit bat all along. KKR qualify for the playoffs after winning the match by 5 wickets.

  • 11:33 PM IST

    SRH are fighting hard, they are still in the game. Not to forget the one left over of Bhuvneshwar Kumar which will probably be the next one. Dinesh Karthik should take the responsibility from here on.

  • 11:19 PM IST

    Now that both batsmen are set KKR are looking to finish things off in a hurry. The net run rate will help them for qualifying. Uthappa on the other hand is nearing his 50 as well.

  • 11:03 PM IST

    OUT! So SRH manage to pick the wicket of well set Chris Lynn. This is the time when Williamson had also fallen in the first innings which saw the downfall of SRH later. Are we in for another interesting contest here?

  • 10:58 PM IST

    KKR are cruising towards win with both batsmen smashing the ball to every corner of the stadium. The second half of the tournament has seen the better of SRH batting as the bowling department seems to have lost momentum.

  • 10:40 PM IST

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  • 10:33 PM IST

    SRH have got the wicket of Narine but he has done his job. His dismissal has got Robin Uthappa in the middle who has also had a decent IPL season. KKR have much depth in their batting line-up to chase the total comfortably.

  • 10:19 PM IST

    KKR are off to a flyer and with this run rate they might as well secure a place in the playoffs. Both batsmen are batting on 19 with the same number of boundaries. SRH in search of wickets.

  • 9:50 PM IST

    KKR have done a great job here, they will happily take 173 for chase. SRH middle order has failed to deliver. Carlos Braithwaite too failed to keep going. Prasidh Krishna finished with brilliant figures of 4-0-30-4.

  • 9:37 PM IST

    Few quick wickets and KKR have pulled things back. SRH were cruising towards a huge total when Williamson and Dhawan were batting but the wickets has changed the momentum for KKR.

  • 9:25 PM IST

  • 9:03 PM IST

    Dhawan has stayed in his 40’s for a long time now and suddenly Kane Wiliamson has got his foot in and may even make 50 before him. This player is a class act and his form in the tournament is justifying it. KKR in search of wickets.

  • 8:46 PM IST

    KKR have got the wicket of Goswami, but their real nightmare steps in now. If they manage to get the wicket of Williamson somehow they can be back in the game. Not to forget the presence of Dhawan in the middle.

  • 8:35 PM IST

  • 8:33 PM IST

    SRH are cruising towards a huge total here. They are scoring 10 per over and most importantly haven’t lost a wicket. Not to forget they have got Carlo Braithwait in which makes their batting very strong and gives them depth. KKR are in desperate search of wicket here.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    SRH had kept things pretty tight until Russell took the ball. He leaked 20 runs off the third over including the extras. This has given SRH a good start as their run rate has gone to almost 12.

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Shikhar Dhawan will have a new partner today and it is Shreevats Goswami in the absence of Alex Hales. They have made many changes in their opening oeder but have managed to win with the form of Kane Williamson and their bowling attack. KKR need to win this match to stay alive.

  • 7:41 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav

  • 7:41 PM IST

    Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Shreevats Goswami(w), Carlos Brathwaite, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

  • 7:41 PM IST

    SRH have opt to bat against the KKR. They have certainly got back Bhuvi in place of Thambi and Carlos Braithwait in place of Hales. KKR will play an extra spinner as per the pitch.

SRH host KKR in both sides’ last group stage encounter © AFP/IANS
SRH host KKR in both sides’ last group stage encounter © AFP/IANS

Sunrisers Hyderavad vs Kolkata Knight riders Updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the VIVO IPL 2018. We head to the Match 54 of the tournament where Kane Willaimson led  Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on Dinesh Karthik led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). We will bring you match updates and important stats highlights in this space. It is a must win match for KKR to qualify in the playoffs.

KKR had brushed RR aside in their last encounter quite comfortably. KKR were hammered by Jos Buttler and Rahul Tripathi’s fierce start, but they pulled things back quickly after that. Having an ordinary IPL so far, Kuldeep Yadav made a strong statement with a 4-0-20-4 to restrict RR below 150 in absence of Piyush Chawla. After a typical Sunil Narine blitz, Chris Lynn and Dinesh Karthik chased down the total with 2 overs to spare.

SRH on the other hand faced some hammering from the RCB batsmen as they posted a mammoth total of 218. They had rested Bhuvneshwar Kumar and replaced him with Basil Thampi who recorded the worst figures by a bowler in IPL. Kane Willaimson and Manish Pandey fought hard but could not take their team home.

SRH likely XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda/Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul.

KKR likely XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Prashid Krishna, Javon Searles