KKR, Mumbai to fight for final spot

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- Associated Press, Bangalore

May 19, 2017-Kolkata Knight Riders stayed in contention for their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title after beating holders Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-hit Eliminator on Wednesday. 

Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir hit a brisk unbeaten 32 off 19 balls and carried his team to 48-3 with four balls to spare after their target was revised to 48 runs off six overs. Rain had stopped play for nearly three hours soon after Sunrisers were restricted to 128-7. Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians will now meet in the playoff on Friday at the same venue with the winners going through the final against Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday.

Earlier, Sunrisers’ batsmen struggled to score freely against both seamers and spinners after losing the toss and being put into bat by Gambhir. Skipper David Warner (37) and Kane Williamson (24) shared a second-wicket stand of 50 runs but consumed 46 balls before both batsmen were dismissed at the same total of 75 in the space of three deliveries.

Published: 19-05-2017 08:42

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