Wonder man from Afghanistan Rashid Khan produced an all-round effort to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 13-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier and take the visitors to the final of the Indian Premier League season 11 here today.
Besides his exploits with the bat and ball, Rashid grabbed two important catches at deep mid-wicket in the final over of the innings to emerge as the stand-out performer.
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. To fan the fire, KKR are coming to Qualifier 2 with 4 successive wins.
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Star Sports 1 / HD and Star Sports Select 1/ HD will provide the updates in English language, While for Hindi commentary, you will be needed to switch to Star Sports 1 Hindi / HD channels. These are the official partners. KKR have now booked their date with Sunrisers Hyderabad to lock horns in the second qualifier on Friday at the Eden Gardens.More news: Napoli Appoint Ancelotti As New Manager After Sarri Exit
In the first qualifier (CSK vs SRH), Chennai turned victorious.
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Now, CSK has reached the finals and SRH have one more chance to make it to the finals if they win against the victor of the eliminator. On the other hand, SRH have lost 4 on the trot.
Both the teams have some of the biggest hitters like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kane Williamson, Carlos Brathwaite. After winning the toss, KKR asked the guests to bowl first. Expect a mouth-watering contest.