IPL Qualifier 2- SRH beat KKR: Match in numbers
Sunrisers Hyderabad have qualified for the final of 2018 Indian Premier League after knocking out Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. Rashid Khan's all-round heroics blew KKR away in Qualifier 2. Needing 175 runs to win, KKR's middle-order collapsed dramatically and they could only manage 160/9. SRH will meet CSK in the final which will be also their 4th meeting in this term.
KKR ride though in first six overs
KKR scored the most runs in a power-play against SRH in IPL 2018. They beat their own record of 66, after scoring 67 runs on Friday at the Eden Gardens. Narine was the architect of the massacre with a 13-ball 26. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was smashed for 19 runs in the third over. SRH crawled back to peg KKR at 118/6.
Narine joins a famed list in IPL
Sunil Narine became only the fourth player in IPL to get past 350 runs and also take 15+ wickets. Narine joins the likes of Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo and Jacques Kallis. Narine has 355 runs besides 17 wickets this season.
Rashid's heroics at the death sees SRH get to 174
SRH got to the desired score in the end after Rashid Khan's heroics. His blitz helped the visitors score 36 runs in the last 12 deliveries. Mavi was smashed for 12 runs in the 19th over as Rashid hit two sixes. But the damage was done in the final over, when Prasidh was bludgeoned for 24 runs that included 2 fours and 2 maximums.
Stat box - KKR vs SRH
KKR spinners continued to rule the roost in IPL 2018 as they reached a tally of 52 wickets between them. Kuldeep (2/29) and Narine (1/24) have both taken 17 wickets for KKR this season. SRH's Rashid Khan and Siddarth Kaul became the second highest wicket-takers (21) after Andrew Tye (24). Rashid Khan has the highest dot balls this edition (158).
SRH reach 2nd IPL final in style
The two sides met for the 15th time in IPL history with SRH winning for the sixth time. At the Eden Gardens, this was SRH's 2nd win in seven matches. SRH also reached their 2nd final in IPL history. They had won the 2016 edition.