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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 49th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 49th Match 03 Friday December 2021 163214000000 Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Friday December 2021 163214000000 SRH - 115/8 (20) KKR - 119/4 (19.4) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Friday December 2021 163214000000 CRR:  6.05 Player of the Match Shubman Gill Scorecard Refresh Commentary Right then, today's double-header has answered a lot of questions: RCB have qualified for the playoffs along with CSK and DC, and even though PBKS only have a mathematical chance now, but haven't officially been eliminated. As for KKR, they remain at the fourth position, but they've consolidated their position by racing the cluster of teams at the 10-point mark with their 6th win here. It's going to be a cliffhanger, as usual, this final lap of the league games, as is the norm. For now, it's goodbye and goodnight from us at Score Cricbuzz. We'll be back tomorrow for another week of league games, before we get down to the good stuff. Cheerio! Shubman Gill | Man of the Match | 57(51): It was important to keep the wickets in hand, and when the balls and runs were closer then just take it easy. It was important to assess the wicket. It wasn't easy to hit the spinners on this wicket. I was targeting the shorter side, and the leg-side was shorter than the off-side at one end. When I didn't have much runs under the belt, you don't want the opposition to gain the upper hand. When you play on slower wickets, it's more important to play with the wrists and that comes naturally to me. I took on the extra pace (of Umran) today and it came off in this game, but in another game it might not. Eoin Morgan | KKR (winning) captain: The wicket played slower than we thought, than the wicket two nights ago. It swings early in the powerplay in these conditions, but it was sluggish. We needed to bowl and field well and we did. Shubman played extremely well and led the chase. The depth of the squad to be able to call Shakib is a huge luxury, so he has had a huge impact. We didn't know it wouldn't be played in India, and we have done well in the conditions and adapted well. We are focussed on playing good cricket and we've done that in the last three weeks. The game plan has had a good impact in the dressing room and guys are putting their hands up. We have done well to adapt to the slow conditions and I'm happy with that. Dinesh Karthik: I thought it was a real good game of cricket. At half time I knew it would be a tricky chase because the pitch was difficult. I was practicing a lot when I was doing commentary. It was just one of those days where I got lucky. This is not a game where you take the game deep. You create opportunities by using the crease and you play your shots. I think you need to be flexible. I would give a lot of credit to Rana, he was playing second fiddle to Shubman. He realized that there was no point matching him shot for shot. He took his time and then hit a couple of big hits. Fingers crossed for the next game. Kane Williamson | SRH (losing) captain: I think if we got closer to the 150-mark, might have been par. We did have our chances to squeeze the scoring but it was always going to be tough with such a low score. We haven’t been able to identify the right score all season. We need to go back to the drawing board and re-assess things. We could have built more partnerships. Unfortunately we were 10-15 short of what would have been a competitive score. He (Malik) has been bowling really quick in the nets and it’s really nice for him to get an opportunity today. Obviously we’re out of the competition, so it’s a chance for some other boys to also get on the park. 21:27 Local Time, 22:57 IST: A 190 chased down with 15 balls to spare, and a 116 chased down in the final over within 24 hours of each other. Think you've decoded the conditions in the UAE for the World Cup? Think again. And again. KKR started off conservatively, and dropped anchor after the early loss of Iyer and Tripathi. Rana struggled at the crease against the pace of Umran in particular, but Gill took it upon himself to accelerate, making up for Rana's off-day. Despite losing Gill at an unfortunate moment, Karthik came in and played a crucial cameo to finish things off for the Knight Riders and take the his side home. Presentations coming up in a moment. 19.4 S Kaul to Karthik, FOUR , crunch , and he's finished this off with panache! Short and outside off, Karthik has dragged this from outside off with a pull and crashed it through a vacant deep midwicket for four - and until the end, Williamson has refused to put a cow corner in place... 19.3 S Kaul to Morgan, 1 run, scores level! Slaps a short of length ball to sweeper cover for a single... 19.2 S Kaul to Karthik, 1 run, slower one on a good length on the pads, worked away in front of square leg for a single 19.1 S Kaul to Karthik, no run, fuller length ball on off-stump, drilled straight to mid-off Siddarth Kaul [3.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack 3 off 6. This should be easy for KKR. Kaul's over. KKR: 113-4 after 19 overs 18.6 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, 1 run, a marginally wide yorker length ball, squeezed out to point for a single. KKR inch closer. 18.5 Bhuvneshwar to Morgan, 1 run, short ball at the head, a bit of a hook towards backward square leg for a single, and that's fallen short of Umran Malik at fine leg 18.4 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, 1 run, charges down and yorks himself, whipped down towards wide long-on for a single 18.3 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, FOUR , offers just a bit of width, and that's been hacked away to deep backward point for four! That's widened the gap between balls and runs for the KKR... 18.2 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, no run, punches a back of a length ball after charging down the track towards cover 18.1 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, no run, good length ball on off-stump, Karthik defends back to the bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar [3.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease Load More Commentary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 49th Match

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 49th Match 03 Friday December 2021 163214000000

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Friday December 2021 163214000000

SRH - 115/8 (20)
KKR - 119/4 (19.4)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Friday December 2021 163214000000
CRR:  6.05

Player of the Match

Commentary

Right then, today's double-header has answered a lot of questions: RCB have qualified for the playoffs along with CSK and DC, and even though PBKS only have a mathematical chance now, but haven't officially been eliminated. As for KKR, they remain at the fourth position, but they've consolidated their position by racing the cluster of teams at the 10-point mark with their 6th win here. It's going to be a cliffhanger, as usual, this final lap of the league games, as is the norm. For now, it's goodbye and goodnight from us at Score Cricbuzz. We'll be back tomorrow for another week of league games, before we get down to the good stuff. Cheerio!

Shubman Gill | Man of the Match | 57(51): It was important to keep the wickets in hand, and when the balls and runs were closer then just take it easy. It was important to assess the wicket. It wasn't easy to hit the spinners on this wicket. I was targeting the shorter side, and the leg-side was shorter than the off-side at one end. When I didn't have much runs under the belt, you don't want the opposition to gain the upper hand. When you play on slower wickets, it's more important to play with the wrists and that comes naturally to me. I took on the extra pace (of Umran) today and it came off in this game, but in another game it might not.

Eoin Morgan | KKR (winning) captain: The wicket played slower than we thought, than the wicket two nights ago. It swings early in the powerplay in these conditions, but it was sluggish. We needed to bowl and field well and we did. Shubman played extremely well and led the chase. The depth of the squad to be able to call Shakib is a huge luxury, so he has had a huge impact. We didn't know it wouldn't be played in India, and we have done well in the conditions and adapted well. We are focussed on playing good cricket and we've done that in the last three weeks. The game plan has had a good impact in the dressing room and guys are putting their hands up. We have done well to adapt to the slow conditions and I'm happy with that.

Dinesh Karthik: I thought it was a real good game of cricket. At half time I knew it would be a tricky chase because the pitch was difficult. I was practicing a lot when I was doing commentary. It was just one of those days where I got lucky. This is not a game where you take the game deep. You create opportunities by using the crease and you play your shots. I think you need to be flexible. I would give a lot of credit to Rana, he was playing second fiddle to Shubman. He realized that there was no point matching him shot for shot. He took his time and then hit a couple of big hits. Fingers crossed for the next game.

Kane Williamson | SRH (losing) captain: I think if we got closer to the 150-mark, might have been par. We did have our chances to squeeze the scoring but it was always going to be tough with such a low score. We haven’t been able to identify the right score all season. We need to go back to the drawing board and re-assess things. We could have built more partnerships. Unfortunately we were 10-15 short of what would have been a competitive score. He (Malik) has been bowling really quick in the nets and it’s really nice for him to get an opportunity today. Obviously we’re out of the competition, so it’s a chance for some other boys to also get on the park.

21:27 Local Time, 22:57 IST: A 190 chased down with 15 balls to spare, and a 116 chased down in the final over within 24 hours of each other. Think you've decoded the conditions in the UAE for the World Cup? Think again. And again. KKR started off conservatively, and dropped anchor after the early loss of Iyer and Tripathi. Rana struggled at the crease against the pace of Umran in particular, but Gill took it upon himself to accelerate, making up for Rana's off-day. Despite losing Gill at an unfortunate moment, Karthik came in and played a crucial cameo to finish things off for the Knight Riders and take the his side home. Presentations coming up in a moment.

19.4 S Kaul to Karthik, FOUR, crunch, and he's finished this off with panache! Short and outside off, Karthik has dragged this from outside off with a pull and crashed it through a vacant deep midwicket for four - and until the end, Williamson has refused to put a cow corner in place...

19.3 S Kaul to Morgan, 1 run, scores level! Slaps a short of length ball to sweeper cover for a single...

19.2 S Kaul to Karthik, 1 run, slower one on a good length on the pads, worked away in front of square leg for a single

19.1 S Kaul to Karthik, no run, fuller length ball on off-stump, drilled straight to mid-off

Siddarth Kaul [3.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack

3 off 6. This should be easy for KKR. Kaul's over.

KKR: 113-4 after 19 overs

18.6 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, 1 run, a marginally wide yorker length ball, squeezed out to point for a single. KKR inch closer.

18.5 Bhuvneshwar to Morgan, 1 run, short ball at the head, a bit of a hook towards backward square leg for a single, and that's fallen short of Umran Malik at fine leg

18.4 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, 1 run, charges down and yorks himself, whipped down towards wide long-on for a single

18.3 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, FOUR, offers just a bit of width, and that's been hacked away to deep backward point for four! That's widened the gap between balls and runs for the KKR...

18.2 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, no run, punches a back of a length ball after charging down the track towards cover

18.1 Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, no run, good length ball on off-stump, Karthik defends back to the bowler

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [3.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease