IPL 2014 seventh season Kolkata Knight Riders held their spirit on Sunday night to bring Sunrisers Hyderabad to the brink of elimination from 2014 IPL-7th Season.
After restricting Hyderabad to an under-inspiring 142/8 on a shimmering batting track at Uppal, Knight Riders maintained their focus against a world-class bowling line up to wrap up the chase with 2 balls to spare.
While Robin Uthappa excellent 40 runs and Manish Pandey somewhat disengaged 35 runs provided a solid platform to a moderate pursuit, it was Yusuf Pathan and Ryan ten Doeshate 42-run stand for the 4th wicket that sealed the deal for a 7-wicket win.
Pathan struck an impressive 28-ball 39 and ten Doeschate a timely 15-ball 25 as Kolkata boosted their chances of making the cut for the final four. Sunrisers now need to win their three remaining matches to have any hope of qualifying. Men of the match Umesh Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders-146/3(19.4)
Men of the match