IPL: KKR beat Sunrisers by 7 wickets in rain-hit Eliminator

by Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Bengaluru, May 18: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir led from the front to knock defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a seven-wicket win and made to Qualifier 2 in a rain-interrupted eliminator clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday.
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Opting to bowl first, KKR produced a disciplined bowling and fielding effort to first restrict Sunrisers to a modest 128 for seven and then overwhelmed the revised target of 48 in six overs with consummate ease.

Brief Scores:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 128 for seven in 20 overs (David Warner 37, Kane Williamson 24; Nathan Coulter-Nile 3/20).

Kolkata Knight Riders (Target 48 off 6 overs): 48 for three in 5.2 overs (Gautam Gambhir 32; Chris Jordan 1/9).

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