IPL 2013 Live Score: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders
SRH vs KKR Live Scorecard - Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Score Pepsi IPL 2013, 72nd T20 Match Played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad on 19th May 2013.
Kolkata Knight Riders wins the toss and opts to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 72 of the IPL 2013 the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
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Ishant Sharma sits out for Hyderabad while Kolkata have made as many as five changes.
In their last encounter, Kolkata beat Hyderabad by 48 runs. For Kolkata, Gautam Gambhir (53), Jacques Kallis (41) and Eoin Morgan (47) contributed with the bat. Only Thisara Perera provided any resistance with a knock of 36. Kallis also led Kolkata with the ball taking 3 wickets for 13 runs.
For Hyderabad, this will be a must-win game as they look to book a place in the playoffs. Kolkata who are already out of contention for a top four finish, have a chance to spoil Hyderabad's party.
Royal Challengers Bangalore shall be keenly watching the developments of this game as a loss for Hyderabad automatically takes them through to the playoffs. This was after they beat Chennai Super Kings in a rain-affected game by 24 runs at home to keep their hopes of qualification alive.
The leading wicket-takers for Sunrisers Hyderabad are - Amit Mishra (19), Thisara Perera (18), Dale Steyn (16) and Ishant Sharma (14). Sharma is fourth on the list of bowlers to have conceded the most runs in this season - 435 runs from 15 matches. Perera is not far behind at 431 runs from 14 matches. By contrast, Steyn has bowled 793 dot balls in IPL so far, second only after Praveen Kumar (Punjab) and Irfan Pathan (Delhi).
Kolkata Knight Riders mystery spinner Sunil Narine has failed to capture a wicket in five matches in IPL 2013 - once each against Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Punjab and Mumbai. Narine needs four wickets to reach 50 IPL wickets. He also leads the list of bowlers to have taken four wickets or more in an innings the most number of times, having done so four times in the IPL.