The last day of the alliance stage saw Kolkata Knight Riders playing against an effectively qualified Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kolkata Knight Riders expected to win the match to qualify while a win for SRH would have guaranteed their position in the main two.
Batting first KKR posted an objective of 171 on a pitch which was solid for the spinners.Chasing the objective, SRH made a poor begin as they lost their in-structure chief David Warner efficiently, yet then a 58 runs association between Shikhar Dhawan and Naman Ojha steadied the boat for the guests.
Be that as it may, after the fall of the second wicket, SRH lost the plot and continued losing wickets at general interims as they lost the match by 22 runs.
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KKR captain, Gautam Gambhir credited his entire group for the win in the post match gathering.
“Must-win amusement for us. Credit to the whole gathering. Yusuf’s structure is imperative and he’s not playing with it. His part has changed, however now we give him more overs. He’s developed and takes as much time as necessary. When we began, 160 looked great and we searched set for 180-185. Yet, we were content with 170 as well, given the pitch here. The fact of the matter is to stay in the present and be available.
We need to take a considerable measure of certainty from this match which was right around a playoff. When you lose a player like Russell, it’s hard to get the blend right yet folks have put their hand up and performed well today.”