Kolkata Knight Riders will be taking on Rajasthan Royals on 23 May, Wednesday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Sunrisers has finished top of the points table in the league stage and proved an upper hand against KKR when they faced each other before in the stage. Sunrisers Hyderabad snapped their four-match losing streak in grand style as they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs to enter the final of IPL2018 where they will take on Chennai Super Kings. We definitely have a team which can win it for MS this time.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have been on slide after being the first to qualify for the play-offs. But thanks to heroics of South African Faf Du Plessis, CSK were able to weather that storm.
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The ball which got MS Dhoni out will certainly be discussed and spoken about in the days to come, the ball that pitched well outside the off stump, spun vigorously clipping the leg stump.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will once again depend on its bowlers and going by KKR's batting attack, it looks like the ideal fixture on the cards. KKR was struggling at 51/4 before finishing the innings at 169/7.
But by then Narine and Chris Lynn (48 off 31) had already done the initial damage as they went hammer and tongs against the Sunrisers bowlers from the word go. While SRH have won five of those games, KKR have triumphed on nine occasions. From 87/1, KKR slipped to 108/5 and despite Shubman Gill smacking 30 off 20, the SRH spin pair of Rashid (3/19) and Shakib AL Hasan (1/16) had done enough to bring the contest alive.
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They lost a heartbreaker in the next round to San Antonio at San Antonio, they had an 18-point lead with about five minutes left. The two-time MVP scored 35 points while playing 34 minutes, with 18 of those points being the result of a flawless 3rd quarter.
Returning after five matches, Saha looked awfully out of sorts with six runs from 12 balls and carried on with a dash of luck after being dropped on five when Karthik grassed a skier. How the two teams will line up is going to vital for this fixture.
The Eden pitch has always supported the spinners and it is expected to be the same for the second qualifier as well.
The Dinesh Karthik-led side is now focused on outplaying Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier-2 and book their place in the finals of the IPL.
Where was Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 match played?
Kolkata Knight Riders will be the favorites after presenting a clinical performance against RR.