Both the SRH and KKR have enjoyed a stunning season in the IPL 2018 so far and both of the outfits would be eyeing a win which would guarantee them a final against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
SRH lost the Qualifer-1 against CSK, while KKR won the Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals (RR). And this is the final match before the grand finale of the IPL 2018.
Both the teams have had a different experience while playing in the Eden Gardens, with SRH winning just 1 against the KKR in 6 face-offs they have had so far and KKR winning the remaining 5.
Here are the Highlights of SRH vs KKR:
Rashid, MoM: "It was much needed for me, just tried my best to give 100% in bowling, batting and fielding. Full focus was to believe in my skills. Much happy with the batting today which was needed at the end. Started my career as a batsman, and I have the belief. Just try my best to look into the length and play according to the length. Focus was to play straight, that's what the coaches said. So where the slower ball or anything, played straight and got runs. Can't have excuses in fielding department. Just try to give my best. Working hard on that and it's good so far. Want to dedicate my award to those people who lost their lives in a blast back home."
Williamson, SRH captain: It was a great fighting effort from the lads, game ebbed and flowed. Kolkata are an outstanding side. Game could have gone either way. Credit to the way the boys finished off the first innings to get a competitive total. Game was slipping away a bit at the start, but we knew if we held firm, we could squeeze back in the middle. He (Rashid) was brilliant but he's got another game, so we're going to keep him wrapped up. He's had a great season for us. Important we move on and focus on the final. As a team we fight to the very last ball and we showed that again today. Someone like Rashid is the perfect example. Outstanding talent, but he has a great attitude. Real team effort.
Dinesh Karthik, KKR captain: "It's hard to digest. We played a good tournament. But to finish on the losing side doesn't feel good. We had the game during the chase, but a couple of bad shots and one run-out changed the course of the game. Me, Nitish and Robin should have finished it off, but me not carrying it through is a mistake on my part. Plenty of positives, youngsters have grabbed their opportunities and done quite well so that's great for the franchise."
# Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 13 runs, and enters the FINAL
# 19.3 Overs: OUT! Gill goes and Eden is silent. Shubman Gill c Rashid Khan b Brathwaite 30(20) KKR 160/9
# 19.2 Overs: OUT! Mavi finds the fielder in the deep. Shivam Mavi c Rashid Khan b Brathwaite 6(4) KKR 160/8
# 19.1 Overs: FOUR! Mavi finds the boundary. KKR 160/7
# KKR need 19 off the last over
# 18.6 Overs: SIX! Gill goes big, any chances for a dream finish for him? KKR 156/7
# 18.1 Overs: OUT! SRH are racing towards the final. Chawla b S Kaul 12(12) KKR 145/7
# 17.6 Overs: FOUR! Down the ground by Gill. KKR 145/6
# After 17 Overs, KKR are 136/6
# After 16 Overs, KKR are 132/6
# After 13 Overs, KKR are 112/5
# 12.2 Overs: OUT! Chris Lynn lbw b Rashid Khan 48(31)
# 11.6 Overs: OUT! Karthik b Shakib 8(6)
# 9.6 Overs: FOUR! Edged and races to the boundary. KKR 93/2
# After 9 Overs, KKR are 88/2
# 8.3 Overs: OUT! Brilliant work by fielder Rashid Khan. Nitish Rana run out (Rashid Khan/Saha) 22(16)
# After 7 Overs, KKR are 70/1
# After 6 Overs, KKR are 67/1
# 5.1 Overs: SIX! LYNNsanity! KKR 64/1
# 4.5 Overs: SIX! Edged but still goes a long way. KKR 58/1
# 4.3 Overs: SIX! Rana slashes it and the ball sails away. KKR 52/1
# 3.3 Overs: FOUR! Flicked away by Lynn. KKR 44/1
# 3.2 Overs: OUT! Big blow and Kaul strikes with his nuckle ball! Narine c Brathwaite b S Kaul 26(13) KKR 40/1
# After 3 Overs, KKR are 38/0
# 2.4 Overs: FOUR! Smashed away down the ground. KKR 37/0
# 2.3 Overs: FOUR! Narine is on fire. KKR 33/0
# 2.2 Overs: SIX! Narine smashes it towards the long off boundary. KKR 29/0
# 2.1 Overs: FOUR! Full toss and driven away by Narine. KKR 23/0
# After 2 Overs, KKR are 19/0
# Kolkata Knight Riders need 175 runs to win
# 19.6 Overs: SIX! Rashid finish off in style. SRH 174/7
# 19.4 Overs: SIX! AB de Villiers must be smiling now! SRH 165/7
# 19.3 Overs: FOUR! Rashid waited for the slower ball and hammered it. SRH 159/7
# 19.1 Overs: FOUR! Bhuvneshwar slaps it to the boundary line. SRH 154/7
# 18.6 Overs: SIX! Stunning shot by Rashid Khan. SRH 150/7
# 18.3 Overs: SIX! Dropped catch and a maximum
# 18.1 Overs: OUT! Another one bites the dust. Pathan c Chawla b Shivam Mavi 3(7) SRH 138/7
# 17.5 Overs: OUT! Brilliant fielding by Nitish Rana. Brathwaite run out (Nitish Rana/Karthik) 8(4) SRH 134/6
# 17.4 Overs: SIX! Dispatched away by Brathwaite. SRH 132/5
# 16.5 Overs: OUT! Narine venom strikes! Deepak Hooda c Chawla b Narine 19(19) SRH 124/5
# 15.2 Overs: SIX! Stand and deliver stuff by Hooda. SRH 119/4
# 15.1 Overs: OUT! What a way to send Shakib back, brilliant work by Kuldeep. Shakib run out (Kuldeep Yadav) 28(24) SRH 113/4
# 14.3 Overs: FOUR! Hammers it away this time. SRH 109/3
# 14.2 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away by Shakib. SRH 105/3
# 12.2 Overs: FOUR! Shakib smashes it.
# 10.3 Overs: OUT! Saha goes..a bit of fumble by DK but he does the job. Saha st Karthik b Chawla 35(27) SRH 84/3
# 10.1 Overs: FOUR! Smashing shot by Shakib. SRH 83/2
# 9.6 Overs: FOUR! Another sweep by Saha. SRH 79/2
# 9.2 Overs: FOUR! Delicate sweep by Saha. SRH 73/2
# After 9 Overs, SRH are 69/2
# 8.2 Overs: FOUR! Perfect cover drive by Saha. SRH 66/2
# 7.5 Overs: OUT! Bigger breakthrough than that of Dhawan, Yadav with a stunning googly. Williamson c Karthik b Kuldeep Yadav 3(3) SRH 60/2
# 7.1 Overs: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav strikes on his first ball. PLUMB! Dhawan lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 34(24) SRH 56/1
# 6.5 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away by Dhawan. He is in superb form. SRH 54/0
# 6.2 Overs: FOUR! Straight down the ground by Dhawan. SRH 48/0
# 4.6 Overs: FOUR! Saha charges Mavi and smashes a boundary towards deep mid wicket. SRH 40/0
# 4.2 Overs: FOUR! Saha just directed it towards the third man boundary. SRH 32/0
# 3.4 Overs: FOUR! Picture perfect cover drive by Dhawan. SRH 26/0
# 3.2 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away by Dhawan. SRH 22/0
# After 3 Overs, SRH are 18/0
# 1.6 Overs: SIX! Flicked away towards the square leg boundary by Dhawan. SRH 14/0
# After 1 Over, SRH are 4/0
# Dhawan and Saha are at the crease for SRH. Shivam Mavi with the new ball!
Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and have opted to field
Pitch Report: It's very humid and there's some cloud around. This is a much better pitch, it's drier and a bit harder, the ball will come onto the bat a bit better and the spinners will also come into play, says Graeme Smith.
KKR Probable XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
SRH Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul