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IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR: Live scores, Match updates, Commentary


Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will play against Kolkata Night Riders (KKR) in the second qualifier match today at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Both the teams have shown spectacular performance to reach playoffs. While Sunrisers Hyderabad will be under little pressure as they recently lost to Chennai Super Kings in first qualifier, Kolkata Knight Riders is full of confidence after its victory over Rajasthan Royals. Today’s match is going to be an event not to miss as both the teams are fighting to earn the opportunity to win the IPL 2018 title.

The Kane Williamson-led SRH is a very powerful team and it has a great combination of Indian and overseas players. Skipper Kane himself is a big hitter and he is also the top most scorer in the league at present. Moreover, Shikhar Dhawan and Yusuf Pathan are also superb batsmen who can support their team in the batting zone. All-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan is also a big backup for the team. The bowling department has Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshnar Kumar in the lead, who give a powerful attack to the opposition. This was seen in the last match when SRH crushed the batsmen of CSK when the latter was chasing a low target of 140. SRH were on the top of the points table after the group stage and the team has a great potential to win the title.

Talking about Kolkata Knight Riders, it is a great team that knows how to handle different situations in the match. In their last match against RR, KKR was not able to take wickets but they bowled strictly in the end to make it tough for RR to get the winning runs. The team has a great set of top order and middle order batsmen like Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik and Shubman Gill.

Moreover, KKR’s essential weapons are all-rounders Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, who rock the field with amazing batting and bowling performance. Plus, the bowling skills of spinners Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav is an added advantage for the team. The team who wins today will play against Chennai Super Kings in the final to garb the IPL 2018 trophy.

Click here for the Live scorecard and match commentary of  Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals