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KXIP vs MI: Scores tied again! Another Super Over

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23:53   KXIP vs MI: Scores tied again! Another Super Over

Rohit and Quinton are out to bat. Shami has the ball. Quinton is off the mark with a single. Rohit on strike now, he punches the ball to deep cover for a single. Quinton drives to cover point for a single. A rare dot ball. Shami gets his yorker right. Rohit takes a single again. Shout for LBW, Rahul wants a review. Review shows bat and Rohit is not out.

Mumbai Indians need 2 runs from 1 ball. Quinton on strike, he takes first run casually, goes for another but can't get there. Out!

Scores again tied! Another super over.
23:40   IPL: Mumbai need 6 runs to win

KL Rahul and Pooran out for bat, Bumrah bowls. Bumrah starts with a yorker, single for Rahul. Pooran tries to go for big one but what a brilliant catch from substitute Anukul Roy at point.

 Hooda is the new batsman. Rahul takes a single, Roy is sharp at point. Another single to Hooda. Two more runs to Rahul. He wants to do the hitting. He wants to go for big runs. Rahul tries to reverse sweep against Bumrah and is out LBW. 

Kings XI have managed just 5 runs and lost two wickets. Mumbai need just six runs to win.
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23:28   KXIP vs MI match tied; Super Over to decide winner

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 176-6 (20 ovs)

Coulter-Nile bowls the 19th over, Hooda takes two quick singles. Short ball and Hooda hammers it for four runs between short third man and backward point. Hooda is dropped by Chahar. He will get a single. Same short, with more power, four runs to Jordan. Two more quick singles for Jordan. Jordan is beaten off the last ball.  

After 19 overs Kings XI are 168-5. They need 9 from 6 balls. Jordan is on 7 (5) and Hooda is on 21 (13). 

Boult bowls the last over, Hooda takes a single. Coulter-Nile dropped but saved three runs. Yorker and Jordan slams a boundary. Edge and went past Quinton. Jordan takes a single now. Kings need 3 off 3 balls. Hooda tries to sweep but no runs. Bowls too wide, Hooda gets his bat to it, takes a single. 

Kings need 2 off 1 ball. Rohit calls his fielders inside. Jordan goes for second run but he takes a roundabout way to make it and he is out! One bounce and Pollard throws and Quinton does the rest. 

Match tied! We have a super over! Second super over of the day!
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23:15   IPL: Bumrah removes Rahul, Mumbai back in the game

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 155-5 (18 ovs)

Coulter-Nile is here, Rahul takes two quick singles. Another couple for the Kings XI skipper. Well times and boundary over extra cover. Krunal tries but cannot reach there. Rahul flicks the ball to deep square for a single. Hooda is beaten. Not a time for dot balls. They need to be hammering. A deft touch and single for Hooda. 

After 17 overs Kings XI are 150-4. They need 27 in 18 balls. Rahul is on 75 (49) and Hooda is on 12 (8).  

Bumrah is back, Hooda takes a single. Rahul takes two quick singles off the full toss.  

Yorker and Rahul beaten! His off stump is gone! Rahul walks back scoring 77 from 51 balls.  

Chris Jordan is the new batsman, he is off the mark with a single. Just four runs and a wicket. What an over from Bumrah. Kings XI need 23 runs from 12 balls.
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23:04   IPL: KL Rahul keeps Kings XI in hunt

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 140-4 (16 ovs)

Krunal Pandya is back, Rahul sends the ball to deep midwicket for two quick singles. Dot ball. Another dot ball. He misses out. He doesn't this time. Hammers the full toss to the ropes for four runs. Two more singles from the over. 

 After 15 overs Kings XI are 125-4. 

Bumrah is back, Kings need 52 runs off last five overs. Hooda takes two quick singles. He then back it with a single. Oh no Ishan Kishan has pulled his hamstring. He is limping out of the field. Wide called. Rahul pushes the ball to cover, no runs. Beautiful use of his wrists and four runs. Chahar has no chance to save it. Another wide from Bumrah but Rahul puts his bat to it and runs for a single. He wants two, but Hooda sends him back. Bouncer and Hooda sends the ball for six runs! Kings XI gets 15 from Bumrah over. 

After 16 overs Kings XI are 140-4. They need 37 from 24 balls. KL Rahul is on 66 (45).
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22:49   IPL: Kings XI lose quick wickets

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 117-4 (14 ovs)

Chahar comes to bowl his last over, Rahul lofts his bat for a huge six! With that his fifty come sup. Rahul pushes the ball to deep cover for a single. Slip comes for Maxwell. What a move! Chahar bowls a wide and Rohit takes a fantastic catch at slip! Maxwell gone for a duck. 

Deepak Hooda is the new batsman. He defends. Hooda is off the mark with a single off deep cover. Single to end the over. 

 After 14 overs Kings XI are 117-4.
22:43   IPL: Kings XI lose Pooran, in trouble
Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 108-3 (13 ovs)

Bumrah is back, Rahul punches the ball to deep cover for two runs. Good effort from Krunal. Saves a few runs. Rahul pulls, just gets a single. Pooran defends. He sends the ball back to the bowler. Bumrah has done it! Breaks this partnership and has brought Mumbai back into the game. 

Pooran wanted to sail the Bumrah bounder to the boundary but he holes is out to  Coulter-Nile  at long leg. Pooran is gone for 24 from 2 balls.  

Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman. He defends the last ball. After 13 overs Kings XI are 108-3.
22:37   IPL: 100 comes up for Kings XI

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 105-2 (12 ovs)

Pollard is back, lucky Rahul, was nearly caught and bowled by Pollard. He punches the ball to deep midwicket for two quick singles. Rahul slams straight to deep midwicket for a single. Pooran cuts it to deep point for two quick singles. Pooran drives the next for a boundary. Pooran is getting into his groove, he hammers the last ball of the over for a six! 15 runs from the over. 

 After 11 overs Kings XI are 102-2. 

Chahar continues, just three singles off this over. Mumbai wanted this over to control the Kings XI. After 12 overs Kings XI are 105-2. Rahul is on 43 (32) and Pooran is on 24 (9).
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22:29   IPL: Chahar removes Gayle, Kings XI 2 down

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 87-2 (10 ovs)

Coulter-Nile  is back, Rahul punches the ball to midwicket for a single. Gayle tucks away the ball for a single. Rahul makes room, wants a single, Gayle sends him back. Rahul flicks the ball to deep midwicket for a single. Another single for Gayle. Dot ball to end the over. 

After 9 overs Kings XI are 75-1.  

Chahar continues, Gayle looks to take him on, not enough power to it and Boult takes a superb catch at long-off. Gayle is gone for 24 (21). Nicholas Pooran is the new batsman. He is off the mark with a single. Rahul also takes a single. Pooran defends back to the bowler. Pooran lofts the ball over long-off for a six! He guides the ball over life leg for a boundary. Good over for Kings XI, they got 12 runs off that.  

After 10 overs Kings XI are 87-2.
22:16   IPL: Gayle, Rahul keep scoreboard moving

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 71-1 (8 ovs)

Pollard come sin to bowl now. Rahul takes a single off midwicket. Gayle defends and sends it back to the bowler. Wide called. Gayle takes a single over long-on. Rahul sends the ball down the wicket and Boult pounces on it. Saves three runs. Another wide. Gayle skies it and goes for a six! Slow bouncer to finish the over, Gayle beaten. 

 After 7 overs Kings XI are 62-1. 

Rahul Chahar comes to bowl now. Rahul powers the ball to deep cover for a single. Gayle defends. He sweeps, takes two quick singles. Gets edge and ball flies to cover, Gayle takes two more singles. Gayle finds the gap and sweeps it to deep square for a boundary. Dot ball to end the over. 

After 8 overs Kings XI are 71-1. Rahul is on 35 (20) and Gayle is on 22 (18).
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22:07   IPL: 50 comes up for Kings XI

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 51-1 (6 ovs)

Nathan Coutler-Nile  comes to bowl now, Gayle defends first two balls. He lifts his bat and slams it for a huge huge six over long-on! Gayle defends. Bouncer and Gayle is off balance. Dot ball to end the over.  

After five overs Kings XI are 40-1. 

Boult gets his third over. Rahul defends. Another dot ball. Looks like the wicket of Mayank Agarwal has slowed Kl Rahul. Rahul plays on the front foot and slams the ball for six runs. Rahul flicks the ball to mid-off, no runs. Short on length and Rahul smashes it to the boundary. Rahul frinds the gap, Hardik pounces on the ball and saves two runs. 

After the powerplay, Kings XI are 51-1. KL Rahul is batting on 32 (17) and Gayle is on 7 (9).
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21:55   IPL: Bumrah dismisses Mayank Agarwal

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 34-1 (4 ovs)

Boult continues, Mayank tucks it away for a single. Two back-to-back boundaries for KL Rahul. The first boundary was courtesy misfield from Chahar. Dot ball. Rahul lofts over cover for a flat six! Wide called. Boundary to end the over.  

After three overs 33-0. KL Rahul is on 21 (11) and 11 (7). 

Bumrah comes to bowl now. Starts with two dot balls. Bumrah strikes! Hits the inside edge, then the pad, then the top of the middle stump to send the bail off! Mayank is surprised. He didn't know what happened! Chris Gayle is the new batsman. Two more dot balls. And Gayle is off the mark with a single. 

After 4 overs Kings XI are 34-1.
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21:41   IPL: Rahul, Mayank Agarwal on the attack

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI 13-0 (2 ovs)

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, the two leading run-getters this IPL, are out to open. Trent Boult has the new ball and KL Rahul is off the mark with a single. Mayank Agarwal flicks the ball over third man for a boundary. Edge and Quinton takes a catch. Mayank on trouble as he has hit it. Boult appeals hard. Rohit doesn't. They don't review it. After a lifeline, Mayank takes a single. Rahul powers the ball past point for a single. Mayank gets top edge and takes two quick singles. 

After the first over, Kings XI are 9-0.

Krunal Pandya comes from the other end. Rahul defends. Another dot ball. Rahul now takes a quick single. Two more runs for Mayank. Suryakumar Yadav failed to latch on the ball. But great effort though. Single for Mayank too. Dot ball to end the over. 

After two overs Kings XI are 13-0.
21:28  

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI

Mumbai Indians, batting first against Kings XI Punjab, scored 176/6 in 20 overs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. KXIP need 177 to win.
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21:15   IPL: Pollard, Coulter-Nile power Mumbai to 176

Mumbai 176-6 (20 ovs) vs Kings XI

Arshdeep to bowl his last over, Pollard hammers him with back-to-back sixes! The big man then pushes the ball to midwicket for a single. Now  Nathan Coulter-Nile hammers the youngster for back-to-back boundaries. Single to end the over. 22 runs came off that over. 

After 18 overs Mumbai are 144-6. Pollard is on 15 (7) and  Nathan Coulter-Nile is on 11 (5). 

Shami to bowl the 19th over, Nathan Coulter-Nile takes two quick singles. Bouncer from Shami but Nathan Coulter-Nile manages two more singles. He is beaten now. Nathan Coulter-Nile shifts gears, powers the ball to the boundary. Yorker from Shami, Nathan Coulter-Nile defends it. Boundary to end the over. 12 runs from this over. 

After 19 overs, Mumbai are 156-6. 

Jordan to bowl last over, Pollard welcomes him with a huge six! He flicks and takes a single. Single for Nathan Coulter-Nile too. Pollard sends the ball to long-on and takes two comfortable singles. Pollard hammers the ball over long-on for a six! Edge and no chance for KL Rahul. Four runs to Pollard. 

Mumbai Indians did not lose hope and managed a total of 176-6.
21:05   IPL: Mumbai lose another wicket

Mumbai 122-6 (17 ovs) vs Kings XI

Jordan to bow l now, he goes round the wicket to De Kock. He starts with a single. Pollard picks a single now. Jordan strikes! Takes an important wicket. De Kock gets bottom of the bat, and he caught at deep square by Mayank Agarwal. Quinton is gone for 53 (43).  Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new batsman. Pollard takes a single.  Nathan Coulter-Nile defends and he is off the mark with two quick singles off the last ball of the over. 

After 17 overs Mumbai are 122-6.
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21:00   IPL: Shami removes Hardik, Mumbai in trouble

Mumbai 117-5 (16 ovs) vs Kings XI

Shami is back, Hardik takes a single off long-on. Single for De Kock too. Smart bowling from Shami, he didn't let Hardik get comfortable. He bowls a short length and Hardik wanted to hammer it for big runs, he gets no power and Pooran takes a simple catch at deep cover for send Hardik back. He walks back scoring 8 (4). 

Here comes Kieron Pollard. How much damage can he do? De Kock takes a single.
20:51   IPL: Quinton gets his half century

Mumbai 114-4 (15 ovs) vs Kings XI

Ashwin is back, starts with a dot ball. De Kock has no room but still manages to send the ball to the ropes, four runs! He goes over long-on for a huge huge six now! Dot ball. He powers the ball to long-on for a single and with that his half century comes up. Single for Hardik too.

After 15 overs Mumbai are 114-4. Quinton is batting on 50 (39) and Hardik is on 7 (2).
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20:41   IPL: Bishnoi removes Krunal; Mumbai lose 4th wicket

Mumbai 102-4 (14 ovs) vs Kings XI

More spin, Bishnoi is here! Can he rustle the Mumbai line up further? Pandya takes a single after pushing the ball to off side. Two dot balls to De Kock. De Kock manages a single. Pandya defends. He reverse sweeps for a single off the last ball of the over. Just three runs off that over. Mumbai are 83-3 after 12 overs. 

Ashwin is back, starts with dot ball. Pandya sends the ball over midwicket for a boundary. De Kock also gets a boundary in this over. 10 runs from this over. After13 overs Mumbai are 93-3. 

Bishnoi continues, So far just three runs. He strikes!  Pandya tries the sweep, but Hooda takes a splendid catch at deep square leg. Pandya is gone for 34 (30). He was looking good. Good wicket for Kings. Pandya replaces another Pandya here. Hardik starts with six! 

After 14 overs Mumbai are 102-4.
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20:28   IPL: De Kock, Krunal Pandya steady Mumbai

Mumbai 80-3 (11 ovs) vs Kings XI

Maxwell comes to bowl his last over. Pandya defends. Pandya drives it over extra cover. Jordan tries to stop the ball but Pandya will get a boundary. Three more singles from the over. Dot ball to end the over. 

After 9 overs Mumbai are 60-3. 

Murugan Ashwin is here. He starts with a googly, Pandya is beaten. Another googly, edge and it is too wide of Gayle. Ball races to the boundary. Four runs! Slip comes for Pandya, he He drives to cover for a single. Quinton mis-hits, no runs. He now cuts to the deep cover for a single. Krunal slams the ball to the boundary, deep cover has no chance to stop that. After 10 overs, Mumbai are 70-3. 

 Deepak Hooda is here, Quinton sends the ball to leg side for a single. Pandya plays late-cut, Ashwin dives to save a single. Pandya gets a single this time. De Kock hammers the ball over square leg for a maximum! Six runs! Two more singles from the over. 

After 11 overs Mumbai are 80-3. De Kock is on 35 (27) and Krunal Pandya is on 26 (20).
20:15   IPL: 50 comes up for Mumbai

Mumbai 53-3 (8 ovs) vs Kings XI

Maxwell is back, Pandya and De Kock take a single each. Pandya defends to cover. Pandya defends, Maxwell shouts for caught behind. It is not even close. Just three runs off that over. After 7 overs Mumbai are 46-3. 

Chris Jordan is here, more spin. Pandya defends. He flicks the ball to extra cover, no runs. Pandya hammers the next over extra cover for six runs! Pandya hits the bouncer for a single. Two dot balls to end the over. 

After 8 overs Mumbai are 53-3. De Kock is on 25 (20) and Krunal Pandya is on 10 (9).
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20:05   IPL: Arshdeep's twin strike rocks Mumbai

Mumbai 43-3 (6 ovs) vs Kings XI

Maxwell is back, De Kock and Ishan rotating the strike well. Ishan sends the ball to the ropes for four runs. Eight runs came off that over. 

After 5 overs, Mumbai are 38-2. 

Arshdeep is back and strikes again! Kishan tries to cut the short and wide ball to square, but the extra bounce gets him. The top edge settles with Ashwin at deep third man. Ishan is gone for 7 (7). 

Krunal Pandya is the new batsman. He is off the mark as he sends the ball to deep third man for a single. De Kock defends. Another dot ball. De Kock powers through extra cover for a boundary. He defends the last ball of the over. 

After 6 overs Mumbai are 43-3. De Kock is on 24 (16).
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19:57   Mumbai lose early wickets against Kings XI

Mumbai 30-2 (4 ovs) vs Kings XI

We move on to the second match of the day where Mumbai Indians are taking on Kings XI Punjab in Dubai.

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat. Both teams are unchanged.

Punjab got Glenn Maxwell to open the bowling. A single each to Rohit and Quinton de Kock before the former crashes the off-spinner through the covers for a four as six runs come from the first over.

Mohammed Shami from the other end. De Kock gets going as he slashes a wide delivery past point for a four before Rohit clips the fourth ball fine for another four, to get nine from the over.

De Kock looks in good touch yet again as he hammers Arshdeep Singh over square leg for a six but the young pacer strikes back with the wicket of Rohit, who is bowled off an inside edge for nine.

Shami strikes in the next over as Suryakumar Yadav is caught at midwicket for a duck, to leave Mumbai reeling on 30-2 in four overs.

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19:50   KKR down Sunrisers in the Super Over

KKR beat Sunrisers in the Super Over

Sunrisers will bat first in the Super Over.

No surprise that David Warner is coming out to bat along with Jonny Bairstow.

Lockie Ferguson with the ball for KKR. And the Kiwi paceman strikes first ball with the big wicket of Warner, who tries to run it down to thirdman but misses and is bowled for a duck.

Abdul Samad is the next man in for SRH.

The youngster has a big swing but can only slap it back past the bowler for two runs. Infact, Bairstow was lucky that the fielder missed the direct hit as he was struggling to make his crease.

However, Ferguson strikes again with the slower ball as Samad looks to heave it over the leg side but is completely done in by the slower ball.

KKR need just three runs to win the Super Over

Ferguson took 3-15 in four overs in the Sunrisers innings earlier on before he struck a double blow in the Super Over to put KKR on course for victory.

KKR have sent out their two most experienced players out to bat in captain Morgan and Karthik.

Rashid Khan to bowl for SRH.

Morgan reverse sweeps the first ball but can't get it past short thirdman before he sweeps the next to deep midwicket for a single.

A full delivery on the stumps as Karthik taps it on the leg side for a dot ball.

However, the last ball is on the pads as Karthik misses the clip but it brushes the pads and goes fine for two leg byes as KKR emerge victorious.

19:34   KKR v SRH match tied; Super Over to decide winner

Sunrisers 163-6 (20 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Mavi to bowl the 19th over.

He starts with a short wide delivery as Samad slashes it over point for a four and then smashes the next down the ground for a single to long-off.

Mavi pitches it up as Warner manages to loft it over the fielder at mid-off for another boundary.

The young pacer tries the slower ball as Warner slaps it through the covers for one and Samad picks two runs off the fifth ball on the leg side.

The last ball is a full toss as Samad flicks it over the leg side with Ferguson taking it on the edge of the boundary at deep midwicket and as he loses his balance over the ropes, he flicks it back to Shubman Gill, who completes the easy catch.

A crucial blow for KKR as not only did Fergsuon play his role in the wicket of Samad, but also prevented the six, which would have made things easier for Sunrisers in the final over.

Samad walks back after a quickfire 23 from 15 balls. All on Warner now, with Sunrisers needing 18 from final over for victory.

Andre Russell to bowl the final over. He starts from round the wicket and starts with a big wide to Rashid Khan outside the off-stump.

To make matters worse for KKR, Russell has overstepped to gift SRH a free hit. Rashid hits the free hit delivery, a full toss, straight into the hands of Tripathi at deep midwicket just for a single but importantly it brings Warner back on strike.

Russell drifts on the pads as Warner clips it past short fine leg for a four and then hammers the third ball straight down the ground for another boundary.

The match is still evenly poised with SRH needing eight from the last three balls for victory.

Russell goes for the slower ball but it is bit too straight as Warner clips it through square leg for another four, the third in succession.

He goes for another heave on the leg side but this time he gets a thick inside edge for two runs to midwicket with another couple needed for victory.

Warner is unable to get the clip away off the last ball and is hit on the pads but he manages to steal the leg bye for one to take it into the Super Over as the match ends in a tie!

Warner was single-handedly responsible for taking the game into the Super Over with his unbeaten 47 from 33 balls, scoring 19 runs from the last seven balls.

19:24   Captain Warner keeps SRH's hopes alive

Sunrisers 134-5 (18 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Chakravarthy, who has one over in hand, comes back into the attack.

Warner flicks the first ball over square leg as Tripathi puts in the desperate full length dive to prevent the boundary and keep it down to two runs and he punches the next ball into the covers for just one.

Samad then blocks the third ball on the off-side before he comes down the track and smashes it to the left of long-off for a four.

KKR's best bowler of the day Ferguson, who took 3-8 in his first three overs, comes back for his final spell.

Samad is deceived by the slower ball first up before he drives the next over the covers for two runs.

Good deception again from Ferguson as he beats the young Samad with the wide yorker which is slower in pace. He then slices the next ball square as Russell at point fails to hold on to the sharp chance.

Ferguson bowls a high full toss which Warner is not able to get under as he hits it to deep midwicket for two runs and picks another couple wide of long-on.

Sunrisers are 134-5 in 18 overs, needing 30 from 2 overs for victory.
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19:15   Captain Warner keeps SRH's hopes alive

Sunrisers 117-5 (16 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Kuldeep starts his third over with a wide to Warner before he hits the next to long-on for a single, where Russell comes charging and seems to have injured his hamstring and has to go off the field.

Shankar does well to clip Kuldeep behind square on the leg side and rushes back for the second and then takes a single.

Warner takes the risk as he plays the reverse sweep which he fails to connect properly but manages to get it over Chakravarthy at short thirdman, followed by singles off the last two balls.

The match is set for a thrilling finish as Sunrisers reach 109-4 in 15 overs, with 55 needed from five overs for victory.

Cummins to continue with the ball.

Shankar fails to get a run off the first ball before he tries to hoick the next over the leg side but ends up slicing it on the off-side and is caught by Gill for seven.

A poor shot under the circumstances from Shankar when he should have been looking to rotate the strike and give Warner support.

Abdul Samad pulls the next ball on the leg side for two runs as he fails to get hold of it. However, two balls later Samad smashes another short ball in thumping fashion over midwicket for a six.

Sunrisers are 117-5 in 16 overs, needing 47 from four overs for victory. Their hopes rest largely on captain Warner, who is batting on 19 from 21 balls, while Samad is also quite capable with the bat.
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18:57   Ferguson puts KKR on top as SRH collapse

Sunrisers 100-4 (14 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Kuldeep continues as Shankar drives the first ball through the covers for a single. Warner is unable to get a run off the next two balls before the left-hander hits a flighted delivery through the covers for two runs and then picks a single.

The asking rate has gone over 10, with 75 needed from seven overs for victory.

Cummins comes back into the attack. The first ball is down the leg side as Warner tries the glance with the ball going fine off his pads for four leg byes.

Warner picks a single to bring up his 5000 runs in the IPL before Shankar nearly drags it back on to his stumps.

Shankar pulls the short ball on the leg side for one before Warner lofts the full delivery over mid-off for a four.

He then misses the pull but gets an inside edge on the pads for a single as Sunrisers reach 100-4 in 14 overs, needing 64 from six overs for victory.
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18:48   Ferguson triggers Sunrisers collapse

Sunrisers 82-4 (12 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. He should have had a wicket off the first ball as Warner comes down the track and is beaten in the flight but survives the stumping chance. Warner was lucky that the ball went off the pads to put off wicketkeeper Karthik.

Pandey taps the next ball into the covers and takes a quick single.

Warner drills a wide half-volley past the fielder in the covers for two runs, followed by singles off the last two balls as six runs come from Kuldeep's first over.

Ferguson comes back into the attack and the pacer continues his wicket ways.

Warner is nearly done in by the yorker which comes in sharply and strikes him on the toes as he gets a leg bye.

The next ball is another lethal yorker and this time Pandey fails to keep it out and is bowled for six.

Three wickets for Ferguson as Sunrisers slip to 82-4, in the 12th over.

Vijay Shankar gets off the mark with a single to thirdman before Warner clips the fifth ball through midwicket for two runs.

Ferguson has incredible figures of 3-8 in three overs, to pick a wicket each of his three overs, to leave Sunrisers reeling.

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18:37   Ferguson triggers Sunrisers collapse

Sunrisers 74-3 (10 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Ferguson continues as Garg takes a risky single off the first ball, after hitting it straight to the fielder at midwicket, who misses the direct hit.

Bairstow picks a single on the off-side before Ferguson strikes again in his next over.

The slower ball beats Garg all ends up as he makes room and looks to flay it through the off-side. He misses the ball completely and is bowled by the slower ball for four.

Warner walks in at No 4 as Ferguson's double strike has put KKR back into the contest.

The Kiwi pacer has taken 2-4 in two overs, with SRH reduced to 70-2 in nine overs.

Sunrisers are losing their way after a good start with wickets falling at regular intervals.

Bairstow looks to loft Chakravarthy down the ground but fails to clear the boundary and is caught by Russell at long-off to perish for 36 from 28 balls.

Manish Pandey gets off the mark with two runs through the covers and then gets a single through point.

Warner drives the fifth ball through the covers for one to get off the mark before Pandey is beaten off the last ball.

At the halfway stage, Sunrisers are reduced to 74-3 in 10 overs, needing 90 from the remaining 10 overs for victory.
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18:28   Ferguson's double strike rocks Sunrisers

Sunrisers 68-1 (8 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Lockie Ferguson strikes with his first delivery in IPL 2020 with the wicket of his New Zealand captain Williamson.

Williamson, who hit 29 from 19 balls, guided a short wide delivery straight to Nitish Rana on the thirdman fence.

Priyam Garg walks in at No 3 as captain Warner holds himself back in the batting order.

Garg runs the fourth ball fine on the off-side for a single and Bairstow is beaten trying to cut before he takes a single off the last ball.

A perfect start for Ferguson with the ball in IPL 2020 as he picks up the wicket of Williamson and concedes just two runs in his opening over.

Chakravrathy comes back into the attack.

The two batsmen do well to pick singles from the first four balls before Bairstow cuts a short ball past point for a four. He tries to cut the last ball but this time he gets the bottom edge on the bounce to the wicketkeeper.

Sunrisers in control on 68-1 in eight overs.
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18:19   Williamson, Bairstow give SRH quickfire start

Sunrisers 57-0 (6 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Cummins is called back into the attack. Williamson drives the first ball through the covers for two runs before he flicks a full delivery over midwicket for a four as he continues to chance his arm and score some quick runs, unable to run freely between the wickets.

Cummins slips it down the leg side as Williamson misses the glance and is hit on the pads before being taken by wicketkeeper Karthik down the leg side and he then picks one through square leg.

Some extra bounce for the Aussie pacer as Bairstow is beaten trying to slash it but he pulls the last ball over square leg for a four to continue Sunrisers' quickfire start.

Mavi is called back into the attack.

Williamson shuffles across before he paddles the full delivery over fine leg for a six, to take Sunrisers past the 50-run mark, in the sixth over.

The pacer bowls a wide outside the off-stump followed by a yorker which is driven to mid-on and the next is carved to short thirdman.

A wide delivery from Mavi as Williamson mistimes the drive and hobbles across for a single and Bairstow steers the last ball behind point for a four.

Sunrisers off to a quick start as they race to 57 for no loss in six overs. They need 107 from 14 overs for victory at an asking rate of 7.6.

Williamson, who was sent as the opener because of his injury, has batted freely to hit 29 from 18 balls, while Bairstow has stroked 28 from as many balls.
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18:08   Williamson, Bairstow give SRH quickfire start

Sunrisers 35-0 (4 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Spin introduced early as Varun Chakravarthy come sinto the attack.

Bairstow takes a huge stride across before he sweeps it past short fine leg for a four. He repeats the shot next ball but this time he sweeps it powerfully through square leg for another boundary.

The right-hander then comes down the track and clips Chakravarthy on the leg side for a single.

Williamson miscues the heave on the leg side as it falls safely over midwicket for a single and he seems to be troubled with some injury and is hobbing across for singles as Chakravarthy goes for 10 in his first over.

Andre Russell comes into the attack, to bowl the fourth over.

Williamson continues to bat positively as he hits the first ball from Russell through the covers for a four and then picks a single through square leg off the third ball.

Russell goes short but Bairstow pulls it to the fielder at fine leg before he clips the next behind square leg for a four.

The last ball is short as Russell hammers it over square leg for another boundary, as Russell goes for 13 in his first over, with Sunrisers racing to 35 for no loss in four overs.
17:56   Sunrisers off to good start after KKR post 163

Sunrisers 2-0 (2 ovs) vs KKR 163-5

Pat Cummins to open the bowling for KKR, while Sunrisers have a new opening pair as Jonny Bairstow walks out to open the batting with Kane Williamson, with David Warner dropping down the order.

Bairstow is beaten first ball as he tries to slap it past point before he blocks the next few balls.

Cummins bowls a quick bouncer as Bairstow sways out of the way and he clips the last ball through midwicket for two runs to get off the mark.

Shivam Mavi from the other end. He starts with two dot balls to Williamson, before the Kiwi right-hander picks a single on the off-side and Bairstow takes one through midwicket.

Williamson breaks the shackles as he makes room and hammers Mavi through the covers for a four. The pacer drops short as Williamson plays the cut shot past point for another boundary to take SRH to 12-0 in two overs.
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17:40   Morgan, Karthik rally KKR to 163 against SRH

KKR 163-5 (20 ovs) vs SRH

Natarajan comes back, to bowl the penultimate over.

Karthik smashes the first ball straight down the ground for a four before he tries to slog the next over midwicket but is deceived by the change of pace.

Another slower ball as Karthik mishits it over the leg side for one and Morgan slaps the fourth ball down the ground for two runs.

A full delivery as Morgan misses the flick and is hit on the pads before Karthik lofts the last ball over long-on for a six, to get 14 runs from the over.

Thampi to bowl the final over. Morgan inside edges the full toss through midwicket for two runs before he lofts the next down the ground as the fielder at long-off puts in the dive but has touched the boundary skirting while pushing the ball inside and it is ruled a boundary.

Morgan then swipes the next through midwicket for two runs to raise the 50-run stand for the fifth wicket from just 27 balls.

The fifth ball is right in the slot, full and on the stumps, as Morgan despatches it over square leg for a six.

Thampi does well to bowl a good yorker as Morgan digs it out towards long-on and comes back for the second.

The pacer ends the innings with a wicket as Morgan tries to smash it down the ground but is caught at long-off with Pandey taking a good running catch.

Morgan walks back after a good hand of 34 from 23 balls, having put on 58 runs from 30 balls for the fifth wicket, to rally KKR to 163 for five in their 20 overs.

Ex-captain Karthik also played a quickfire cameo of 29 not out from 14 balls, with KKR hitting 58 runs from the last five overs, to make a good comeback.
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17:15   Morgan, Karthik on the attack

KKR 133-4 (18 ovs) vs SRH

Thampi comes back from the other end as he is entrusted the task of bowling the death overs in his first game of the IPL season.

Karthik can't find the gap off the first ball before he picks a single on the leg side. Morgan is beaten by a full delivery outside the off-stump and he tries to swing the next over the leg side but gets a thick outside edge which flies wide of the wicketkeeper for a four.

He takes a single down the ground before Karthik slaps the last ball through the covers for a four, to get 10 runs from the over.

Sandeep to bowl his fourth and final over. Morgan hits the first ball through the covers for one and Karthik chips the next over the bowler's head for two runs before picking one to long-off.

A wide yorker which Morgan steers to thirdman for a single and Karthik sweeps the fifth ball over midwicket for a six and keeps strike with one from the last ball.

12 runs from the over as KKR reach 133-4 in 18 overs.
17:08   Russell fails with the bat; KKR in trouble

KKR 111-4 (16 ovs) vs SRH

Natarajan is back into the attack as he starts with a low full toss to Russell, who clips it on the leg side. But the left-armer has overstepped to give away a free hit which Morgan lofts down the ground for a four past mid-off to take KKR past 100, in the 15th over.

A good short ball from Natarajan as Morgan goes for the pull but is hit on the body to get a leg bye and Russell hits the next to long-on for one looking to smash it over the leg side.

Morgan comes down the track but can only get a single on the off-side before Russell swings Natarajan straight into the hands of Shankar on the edge of the boundary at midwicket.

A big jolt for KKR as Russell walks back for nine to leave his team on 105-4 in 15 overs.

Pacer Sandeep comes back for his second spell.

KKR need a big partnership from their current and former captain in Morgan and Dinesh Karthik as they aim to post a competitive total.

The pace bowler does well to keep things tight as he gives away just six singles in his third over, as KKR reach 111-4 in 16 overs.
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16:56   Russell fails with the bat; KKR in trouble

KKR 96-3 (14 ovs) vs SRH

Shankar bowling his fourth over in succession. He strikes with the first delivery of his final over as Rana swipes it on the leg side but ends up miscuing it high and Garg takes another good running catch at midwicket.

Two set batsmen perish in successive overs to leave KKR in a spot of bother, on 88-3 in the 13th over.

Russell defends the length ball from Shankar before he is beaten by the wide yorker but he smashes the fifth ball powerfully over the covers for a four to get off the mark.

A single off the last ball as Shankar finishes with good figures of 1-20 in four overs.

Rashid will also bowl out early as Sunrisers prefer to use him against Russell.

The West Indian has a big swing but gets the inside edge before he attempts another big shot as he gets another inside edge for a single.

Captain Eoin Morgan picks a quick single to point before Russell has another big swipe for another inside edge to get a single and Morgan defends the last two balls, as the spinner gives away just three runs in his final over.

A good outing with the ball for Rashid, as he takes 1-28 in four overs, with KKR on 96-3 in 14 overs.
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16:44   Garg's superb catch to dismiss Shubman Gill

KKR 88-2 (12 ovs) vs SRH

Medium pacer Shankar continues as Rana throws his bat at a wide delivery but gets just a single on the off-side.

Gill then tries to pull the short ball but misses and is hit on the body before he pushes the next back to the bowler. Good change of pace from Shankar as Gill goes hard but can't get it away.

Singles from the last two balls as Shankar gives away just three runs in his third over.

Rashid continues as Rana attempts the reverse sweep but is beaten before he lofts the next back voer the bowler's head for a six over long-on and then sweeps the next for one.

Gill goes for the inside out lofted shot but can't get it in the gap as Priyam Garg runs to his left at long-on and takes a superb low catch.

Gill walks back after a sedate 36 from 37 balls, as Rashid finally strikes in his third over to give Sunrisers a big boost.

Andre Russell walks in at No 4 in this game for KKR.

Rana then survives a huge shout for leg before wicket before he picks a single off the last ball, as KKR are reduced to 88-2 in 12 overs.
16:33   Gill, Rana put KKR back on track

KKR 77-1 (10 ovs) vs SRH

Shankar from round the wicket tries the short ball to Rana, who opts to duck under it and then defends the next to point.

Some width from Shankar as Rana comes down and flays it over the covers for a four.

Singles from the next three balls as Shankar gives away seven runs in his second over.

Rashid continues as Rana clips the first ball behind square for a single before Gill steers the next past point for two runs and then takes a single.

Rana then goes after the leg-spinner as he lofts him straight down the ground for a four and then hits a full toss over midwicket for another boundary.

He gets an inside edge off the last ball as he survives the leg before shout and gets a single, with Rashid conceding 13 in his second over.

At the halfway stage, KKR are well-placed on 77 for one in 10 overs, with Gill on 35 and Rana on 19.

16:26   Gill, Rana put KKR back on track

KKR 57-1 (8 ovs) vs SRH

All-rounder Vijay Sharma comes into the attack at the end of the Powerplay.

The first ball bounces a bit more than expected as Gill defends it to point before he tries the pull shot but is beaten and then blocks the third back to the bowler.

Gill then gets a thick outside edge which goes just wide of the fielder at short thirdman and goes through for a four before he picks a single off the last ball.

Spin introduced as leg-spinner Rashid Khan comes into the attack.

Gill defends the first two balls on the off-side before he gets a single on the leg side. Nitish Rana takes a big stride forward and keeps out a flighted delivery before he gets a thick outside edge past the slip fielder for two runs. The left-hander sweeps the last ball to deep square leg for one as KKR reach 57-1 in eight overs.
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16:12   Tripathi out for 23; KKR lose 1st wicket

KKR 48-1 (6 ovs) vs SRH

Gill, who has made seven from 13 balls, looks to break free. He tries to swing Thampi over the leg side but gets a thick outside edge fine on the off-side for a four.

However, he gets the next ball bang off the middle as he pulls it over midwicket for another boundary.

Two fielders in the deep at deep square and deep midwicket and this time Gill makes room and slashes Thampi through the covers to make it a hat-trick of fours.

Gill then miscues the pull as Thampi bowls the slower ball before Tripathi gets one off the next, to get 14 runs from the over.

Nataraj continues as he beats Rahul, who throws his at a wide outgoing delivery and is beaten before he is hit on the arm trying to flick it on the leg side and takes the run.

Slightly short from Nataraj as Gill uses his wrists to whip it over midwicket for a four and then taps the next on the off-side for one.

Tripathi has sustained a blow to his arm and looks in some pain as the physio comes out to attend.

However, he perishes off the very next delivery as he attempts a big swing against Natarajan but misses and is bowled for 23, as KKR are reduced to 48-1 in six overs.

The ball was not so short but Tripathi still went for the ugly hoick over midwicket and ended up giving his wicket away.
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16:01   Gill, Tripathi give KKR a good start vs SRH

KKR 28-0 (4 ovs) vs SRH

Sandeep continues as KKR's openers look to play it safe in the opening overs.

Gill drives the first two balls on the off-side as he is unable to find the gap before he clips the third ball on the leg side for one.

Tripathi also manages a single off the fifth and Gill keeps strike with one from the last ball, as Sandeep concedes just three singles from his second over.

A change in bowling as Thangrasu Natarajan comes into the attack in place of Thampi.

Gill picks a single off the first ball before Tripathi lofts a full delivery straight down the ground for a six and then does well to tap the next ball on the off-side for a quick run.

A single for Gill before Tripathi swats the last ball behind square for a four, as 13 runs come from the over.

KKR are 28 for no loss in four overs, with Tripathi on 21 and Gill on seven.
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15:49   KKR off to a cautious start vs Sunrisers

KKR 12-0 (2 ovs) vs SRH

Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi are the two openers for KKR, while Sandeep Sharma will open the bowling for Sunrisers.

The first ball comes in sharply as Gill defends it to mid-on and he then flicks the next to midwicket for a single to get off the mark.

Tripathi gets off the mark with a four as he steers a wide half-volley past point and then picks a single off the fifth ball. Gill uses his feet to the last ball but can only defend it to mid-off.

Basil Thampi from the other end.

Tripathi picks a single from the first ball before Gill gets a lifeline off the third ball. He flicks Thampi uppishly on the leg side as Rashid Khan rushing in from deep square leg puts down a straightforward chance.

A single each to Tripathi and Gill before the former clips the last ball through square leg for two runs, as KKR reach 12-0 in two overs.
15:29   SRH include Vijay Shankar, Thampi

Check out the playing XIs of the two teams:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:
David Warner (captain), Jonny Bairstow (w/k), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (captain), Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (w/k), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.
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15:08   Sunrisers elect to bowl, Kuldeep back for KKR

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has won the toss and elected to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders, in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday.

Sunrisers have gone in for two changes in their playing XI as pacer Basil Thampi comes into the team along with all-rounder Vijay Shankar as they replace Khaleel Ahmed and Abhishek Sharma respectively.

KKR have made a couple of changes as left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav comes back into the team in place of pacer Prasidh Krishna, while Lockie Ferguson replaces Chris Green.

Sunil Narine was on Sunday cleared by the IPL's suspect bowling action committee after being reported last week, but he has not been included in the playing XI.
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14:38   Can KKR get back to winning ways against SRH?

Welcome to the coverage of the Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday.

A new captain in the saddle, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to sort out their batting woes and strive for consistency when they face Sunrisers Hyderabad.

After a string of below par performances, Dinesh Karthik handed over the reins to his deputy Eoin Morgan hours before KKR's match against Mumbai Indians on Friday. But the World Cup-winning England captain's campaign as leader got off to a disappointing start with Mumbai Indians handing KKR an eight-wicket mauling.

KKR are still in the top four of the IPL points table behind Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore with four wins and as many defeats.

For KKR, opener Shubhman Gill has failed to capitalise on his starts, while Rahul Tripathi has not gone past the 20-run mark after his brilliant 81 against the Chennai Super Kings.

Nitish Rana has been profligate and Karthik's batting slot has been experimented with throughout the tournament. Andre Russell and Morgan have also not been able to make the kind of impact expected from players of their calibre.

The KKR bowlers did well to fashion narrow victories against Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, but leaked runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai.

The Sunrisers, who occupy the fifth spot on the points table with just three wins from eight outings, are also struggling. With the injuries ruling out pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, the Orange Army is facing a conundrum of whether to strengthen their batting or their bowling unit, a fact that skipper David Warner conceded.

The team heavily relies on its batting unit, mainly on the top four comprising Jonny Bairstow, Warner, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson.

A cause of concern for the Sunrisers is Rashid Khan's form. After returning impressive figures like 3/14, 0/12, 3/12, the Afghan leg- spinner remained ineffective in the team's last two losses.