Eliminator : SRH vs KKR Post Match Report
May 25, 2016
IPL 2016 Playoffs round Eliminator Match will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi on 25th May 2016. Opting to field first, Kolkata with Kuldeep Yadav's 3 wkts managed to restrict Hyderabad on 162 runs. Yuvraj Singh played good inning of 44 runs for Hyderabad. Kolkata needs 163 runs to win in 20 overs.. Kolkata in reply managed to score 140 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by 22 runs. MC Henriques declared man of the match for his all round performance with 31 runs and pickerd up 2 wickets. Hyderabad will play Qualifier 2 with Gujarat Lions on 27th May 2016 to get ticket for Final of IPL 2016.
Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field. Hyderabad lost S Dhawan early scoring just 10 runs. DA Warner and MC Henriques played good cricket initially but, both got out scoring 28 and 31 runs respectively. Yuvraj Singh came in middle and played good inning of 44 runs in 30 balls. DJ Hooda also played good quick inning of 21 runs in 13 balls before got run out. In last over Bipul Sharma hitz 2 sixes and put Hyderabad on good score of 162 runs in 20 overs. Kuldeep Yadav picked good 3 wickets for Kolkata.
Following target of 163 runs, Kolkata also lost RV Uthappa early scoring 11 runs. Skipper G Gambhir got good start but left te field scoring 28 runs. Next coming batsmen C Munro and YK Pathan also lost wickets early contributing 16 and 2 runs respectively and Kolkata were in trouble. MK Pandey and SK Yadav took the charge in hand and played sensible cricket in middle overs. SK Yadav fall scoring 23 runs and Hyderabad were on top at that stage. Kolkata managed to score 140 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by 22 runs. .
Player of the match -MC Henriques (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Points - Sunrisers Hyderabad qualify for Qualifier 2