Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad slumped to a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1. His innings was studded with two boundaries and four sixes. The IPL final will take place just 2 days after the qualifier-2, so it is possible that Hotstar probably had two promos ready- one featuring CSK vs KKR and the other CSK vs SRH.
In their last game of the league phase, SRH lost to KKR by 5 wickets as Karthik's team chase down 173 Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (C ), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan. They will give in their all to stop a rampant KKR.More news: Irish Women Turn Out in Droves to Repeal Constitutional Ban on Abortion
Just when it looked KKR were on course, four quick wickets brought Sunrisers back into the match. The Bangladeshi all-rounder is going to up against his old teammate and that too at the ground which he had called home till last season, which is why the battle is going to have an extra edge.
The West Indian Mystery cricketer transformed as an opener in this season.
Earlier, in their bid for a place in the final for the third time, KKR bowlers responded to Karthik's decision to bowl first as they never allowed Sunrisers batsmen to break free initially.More news: Ferrari Secretly Built the SP38 as a Modern-Day F40
Shakib hit Narine for two back-to-back boundaries in the 15th over after they huffed and puffed to 100/3 in 14 overs.
Rashid stepped on the gas in Prasidh Krishna's final over with two sixes that yielded 24 runs. Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, and Sunil Narine have taken 44 wickets so far, and such has been their proficiency that Narine's rare off day in the Eliminator didn't hurt the hosts.
Returning after five matches, Saha looked awfully out of sorts with six runs from 12 balls and carried on with a dash of luck after being dropped on five when Karthik grassed a skier.More news: Apple reportedly knew the iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models
KKR 161/9 after 20 overs. He got Dhawan out leg before wicket on his very first delivery while the Kiwi skipper was out caught behind as he was deceived by the spin and nicked the ball.