For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have won a match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Firstly they dominated while bowling in the first innings and later, with the bat while chasing a target of 139 runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Dinesh Karthik & Co lost the 2nd consecutive game in this season so far while the Orange Army have retained their top spot on the points table. The KKR fans must be highly disappointed after the team management made severe changes in the batting line-up which ultimately failed to create an impact. The debuts of U-19 stars – Shubman Gill and Shivam Mavi somewhere got overshadowed by this defeat. However, they still have a long way to go.
On the other hand, David Warner is probably the happiest person right now as the team has been doing a great job in his absence. With three wins, they lead the tournament with 6 points.
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00:20 IST And it’s over for KKR. They lost 2nd game in a row, this time by 5 wickets. SRH retains theor top position on the points table.
00:17 IST The game is heading towards a thriller finish. Skipper Kane Williamson has returned to the dressing room and 5 wickets are down. SRH need 20 runs off 14 balls. While the SRH fans are nervous, KKR followers have a sigh of relief!
Yeah!!!!!! Yes!!!!! Williamson Gone!! M Jhonson Strikes. Andre Russell takes the catch.
— Saurabh Kahadane (@SKahadane) April 14, 2018
00:03 IST Goodmorning guys. It’s a new day. This game started on Saturday but thanks to rain that we are still waiting for this game to finish. The former KKR player- Manish Pandey and Shakib have caused enough daage to their previous team and the fans are like…
— Kaushik (@Sarcasmm007) April 14, 2018
23:56 IST Meanwhile Shakib Al Hasan completes 4000 T20 runs in his cricketing career. Right now he is putting all his efforts to take his team closer to victory along with his captain.
— BanglaTigersWatch (@BDTigersWatch) April 14, 2018
23:41 IST The KKR spinners are bamboozling the SRH batsman. Earlier it was Narine and now it’s Kuldeep Yadav. These two have suddenly the turned the game and have made it interesting. Will it be another nail-biting affair?
@KKRiders you are giving us hope to continuing the unbeaten run at Eden Gardens against @SunRisers
12 overs of quality spin and one of them @SunilPNarine74 !!
Kolkatans are hoping high!!!#KKRvSRH #IPL2018 #VIVOIPL #VIVOPerfectFan #PerfectFan @Vivo_India @StarSportsIndia pic.twitter.com/Z9xad6qk4U
— DÊV RÖY (@InquisitorDev) April 14, 2018
23:26 IST And suddenly the home team seems like making a comeback in the game. The spinners are doing a great job tonight. Especially, Sunil Narine who has just turn the hopes of KKR fans alive by removing the SRH opening pair.
— Sahil Sharma (@DeXterimental) April 14, 2018
23:01 IST SRH begin the chase and as always, their opening pair is as solid as their fielding and bowling. Especially Wriddhiman Saha who hasn’t disappointed the skipper and SRH’s fans after his promotion as an opener.
Wriddhiman Saha smashing Mitchell Johnson. pic.twitter.com/SGfOb9T983
— Nikhil (@CricCrazyNIKS) April 14, 2018
22:39 IST It’s innings break. KKR put 138 runs on the board and now SRH need 139 to win.
22:31 IST While Dinesh Karthik is getting trolled for the team management tonight, SRH skipper is gaining all the praise for his superb captaincy. What a perfect way to lead a pack away from home.
— Harsh Sharma (@harshhellstorm) April 14, 2018
22:19 IST Gill is gone and KKR fans are unable to understand what is happening at the Eden right now. They are angrily demanding Karthik’s removal as captain.
— AntiModi Bhakt (@AntimodiBhakt) April 14, 2018
22:02 IST After watching the downfall of KKR’s top-order, the nation asks, where is Shubhman Gill? The U19 world cup hero has been inducted into the team for the first time. 4 wickets down and KKR haven’t sent him to bat.
— Gajal (@Gajal_Dalmia) April 14, 2018
21:56 IST The SRH cricketers are pushing up their limits. Be it skipper Kane Williamson or his boys, everyone is just performing more than 1oo percent. Meanwhile, they are realising that they can fly too!
— urstrulyKajal (@BanarasiBasanti) April 14, 2018
21:51 IST The home team is struggling at this point. Top three batsmen are back to the pavilion and fans are regretting Sunil Narine’s dismissal.
Waste Of Sunil Narine… Make Him Play In Powerplays…#KKRvSRH
— ßαßu ßhαïψα (@Shahrcasm) April 14, 2018
21:35 IST The game has resumed and SRH bowling attack has already taken the toll over KKR. The Orange Army have never won a game at the Eden Gardens but with this bowling attack, they look dangerous tonight.
— Freaky. (@COOL8769) April 14, 2018
21:15 IST Good news for the cricket fanatics out there. The rain in Kolkata has stopped s of now and the umpires on the field to check the conditions. The match will resume at 21:30 IST
GOOD NEWS! Play will resume at 9:30 PM
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 14, 2018
20:35 IST What The Hell! The game had just started getting excited and here comes the Rain God in Kolkata. The covers are on and the match halted! Fans now have to wait for a while.
20:20 IST The ‘Lynsanity’ is taking over the Eden gradually. It’s a packed house at the Edens and every KKR fan is enjoying the fireworks.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 14, 2018
20:12 IST After a decent start, KKR loses the first scalp. Once again the umpire couldn’t listen the sound of the ball taking the edge and have to reverse his decision after DRS. How long will this continue?
Lo bhai umpire ka maafinama chaalu ho gya…har match ki tarah #KKRvSRH
— #RCB (@4ever_Viratian) April 14, 2018
19:50 IST Well, finally the wait is over for debutants Shubhman Gill and Shivam Mavi. They became the joint first India U-19 players to play in this season. Congratulations to the world cup heroes.
changes for us
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 14, 2018
19:40 IST A few minutes to go to the match number 10 of the IPL 2018. SRH has won the toss and they will chase for the third consecutive time.
Here’s the playing XI
KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Mitchell Johnson, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav
SRH: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Billy Stanlake
19:25 IST While both the teams are busy in their last moment preparations, a fan has come up with an amazing fact. What a research!
— Humour Thoughts (@HumourThoughts) April 14, 2018
19:17 IST Will it be a night of joy for the Knights in the city of joy? Well, the fans wish so. With fingers crossed, every KKR follower wishes for a strong comeback.
— SRKIAN INDIAN ARMY (AbRAM) (@SRKian_AbRAM) April 14, 2018
19:10 IST With 40 minutes to the match and both the skippers are set to take the field. Ahead of the game, the KKR had to suffer a huge setback after India U-19 World Cup winner Kamlesh Nagarkoti was ruled out of the tournament due to a foot injury. Though he didn’t feature in the last two games, his absence might be felt in the upcoming games.