Robin Uthappa © AFP (File photo)
Robin Uthappa © AFP (File photo)

Barinder Sran provided Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) the first breakthrough in their IPL 2016 Eliminator against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), when he removed the dangerous Robin Uthappa in the second over. Uthappa faced 7 balls and struck 1 boundary to score 11, as KKR began aggressively in their chase of 163. The winner of the game will face Gujarat Lions (GL) in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 9, which will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Friday. Uthappa’s wicket brought Colin Munro at the crease, when KKR needed another 148 runs from 18 overs to progress further into the tournament. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2016 Eliminator, at New Delhi

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were 34 for 1 in 4 overs, and needed from 17 overs to win. At the crease were their captain Gautam Gambhir, batting on 11 whereas Munro was on 8 not out. Live Cricket Blog & Updates: SRH vs KKR, IPL 2016, Eliminator at Delhi

Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) were propelled to 162 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs. Yuvraj Singh top scored with a fluent 44 off 30 balls, which was studded with 8 boundaries and 1 six. Moises Henriques scored 31 off 21 balls with 2 sixes and 1 four, whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner managed 28 off as many balls.

Kuldeep Yadav was expensive, as he gave away 35 runs off his 4 overs but managed to scalp 3 crucial wickets. KKR’s lanky fast bowlers Morne Morkel and Jason Holder bagged 2 wickets each for 31 and 33 runs respectively off their 4 overs each.