Gautam gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders campaign ended after going down to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 22 runs in the eliminator in Indian Premier League 9.
Famed Hyderabad’s bowling line-up led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar with three wickets, proved too good for the KKR batsmen, who failed to put up a fight to finish at 140/8 in their 20 overs.
Chasing 163, KKR were off an identical start as Hyderabad losing in-form opener Robin Uthappa (11) cheaply before skipper Gautam Gambhir (28) and all-rounder Colin Munroe (16) took the team to 46/1 in the powerplay. Playing at his home ground, Gambhir failed to read the bounce of the Kotla track as he miscued a short delivery from Ben Cutting.
Earlier, KKR restricted Sunrisers to 162/8 after sending them to bat.
For KKR, Yadav was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets while Holder and Morkel chipped in with two wickets each.After lots of drama and exciting turns in the match the sunrisers take off the match from kolkata knight riders in a must winning match.
The Sunrisers will now take on Gujarat Lions in the second qualifier on Friday for a place in Sunday’s final against Royal Challengers Bangalore.