IPL 2017: KKR beats SRH in Eliminator round making edge closer to finals
In Bengaluru the match between SRH and KKR held on Wednesday was commendable. Although delayed two times with rain the match began on Wednesday night and ended on Thursday morning at 1.27 am. The 3 hours delayed match could not stop KKR to knock out SRH from finals. KKR defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL eliminator. They need 48 runs in 6 overs with seven wickets. KKR was not in the good state with 123 in second over by losing Bhuvenshwar Kumar (1/11) and Chris Jordan (1/9) struck early and Yusuf Pathan runs out. But with the brilliant performance of Gautam Gambhir scoring run 32 off 19 balls with two hits to the fence bring the team back in the game.
Before making explosive runs by SRH the KKR bowling attack makes it slow on the pitch with limiting the runs in the inning. The strongest player Dravid Warner run was kept tight to score runs by KKR bowlers whereas Gambhir bowling was led by Aussi pacer Nathen Coulter-Nile (3/20) had limited the team SRH to a modest 128/7. The Gambhir mix bowling of spin and pace failed the SRH opener Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner to get the team off to a good start. It was the good time for SRH when Warner and Kane Williamson’s (24, 26 b, 2×4, 1×6) second wicket partnership of 50 in 45 balls.
But till that time Sunrises lost both the top order batsman in a span of three balls Piyush Chawla took the wickets of Warner with middle stump while Warner Williamson was the first victim of Coulter Nile’s.
The two teams brought up with changes in the match held on Wednesday. Although Jordan playing the first match of this IPL season for Sunrisers Hyderabad other players including Yuvraj Singh, Kane Williamson, and Bipul Sharma was bought up for Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Mohammed Nabi and Mohammad Siraj. But the match took by KKR knocking out SRH in eliminator round.