KKR captain Gambhir credits bowlers for 'brilliant' win over SRH

Steve Smith RPS Kieron Pollard Mumbai Indians IPL 2017

RPS won both matches against the Mumbai Indians in the league phaseIANS

SRH finished at the third spot in the points table. He only played one match this season, but they hardly missed him, as Rashid Khan took over the role of the go-to overseas bowler, undoing the opposition frequently with deadly variations. The result of which is the success, which SRH had in the last season and somewhat in this season as well. Warner has an average of just a little above 60 and Dhawan averages 39.

"Nearly 2 lakh litres of water was evacuated from the field last night and the outfield was in playable condition exactly 15-20 mins after the rain stopped", he added.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in a rain-affected match to advance into yet another final in the Indian Premier League (IPL). "We have to take it on the chin". While it looks like most of the Mumbai squad is available for selection, they will hope for players like Rohit and Kieron Pollard to score big. Being good away from home was a hallmark of their success a year ago. But skipper Gautam Gambhir steadied the ship guiding the team to a seven-wicket win with an unbeaten 32-run knock.

Mumbai once again got the better of KKR when they handed them a nine-run defeat in their last league match at the Edens Gardens. The fact that they made as many as four changes for the Eliminator from their previous game underlies the issue.

Kane Williamson's Hyderabad team has been bundled out of the IPL playoffs. Giving them a longer run would probably have helped the franchise. "They won the toss, so they deserved to win". This year, though, the team heavily relied on a couple of individuals in every department.

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KKR would hope Lynn, who just scored six in the last match, comes to the party. Moises Henriques was good initially but lost his form as the tournament progressed. Siddarth Kaul and Mohammed Siraj showed flashes of potential, but couldn't entirely make up for Ashish Nehra missing large chunks of the tournament due to injury. But Ashish Nehra broke down once again, while an off-colour Mustafizur got just a solitary game. They had enough firepower in their bowling arsenal to put up a fight, but a 6-over run chase was not fair to them.

The Australian was of the view that his team was equally good as they were when they won the title past year. They have a solid group of players at their disposal and their aim next year should be to retain the core group.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's bowling coach who has a phenomenal 800 wickets from Tests has seen it all in his illustrious career. "We had a very good season and we played well".

"Unfortunately, it was the rain, which you can not complain about, and you need to move on because they played better". "It's unfortunate that this wasn't our year". We should have been more sensible with the batting, though.

"We don't have a good record against Mumbai, but hopefully we can settle that tomorrow", asserted Gambhir. Eight wins and five losses before this. There has been times when we've lacked intensity. Every team tries hard. However, unfortunately you need to go out sometimes when you are in the knockouts. "I also congratulate all the players who played really well for us".

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