Heavy showers delay second innings in KKR-SRH IPL Eliminator

Thu, May 18, 2017 01:23 am Posted: Kumar Prince Mukherjee
IPL 2017
Bengaluru, May 18 (CRICKETNMORE): Heavy showers coupled with strong winds delayed start of the second innings after Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a below par 128/7 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the half-empty M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday.

Read: Kolkata to face Mumbai in second qualifier

Right at the end of the first innings, it started drizzling and in no time it turned into heavy rain, delaying KKR's response after skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to bowl seeing the slow nature of the 22-yard strip.

Gambhir was vindicated as his bowlers, led by fit-again Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/20) and Umesh Yadav (2/21), did the job for him.

Read: Hyderabad post 128/7 against Kolkata in IPL 2017 Eliminator

According to reports, a five-over game can start until 12:26 a.m., the target for which then will be 41.

If there is no play at all, Hyderabad will go through to Qualifier 2 on account of finishing higher on the points table in the league stage.

 

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