Kolkata Knight Riders became the third team to qualify for the playoffs after they defeated table - toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets at the RGIC Stadium, Hyderabad. Knight Riders finished the league stage with 8 wins and 6 losses and on the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered their third consecutive loss and overall fifth loss of this season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bat first and posted a total of 172/9 in 20 overs. At one stage SRH were 127/1 in the 13th over but KKR bowlers pulled the things back for their team and gave only 45 runs in the last 7 overs. And Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the target in the last over with the help of Chris Lynn's 55, Robin Uthappa's 45 and useful contributions from Sunil Narine (29) and captain Dinesh Karthik (26*).
All the stats and facts from the fifty fourth match of IPL 2018 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad :
3 - This is the SRH's third consecutive defeat in IPL 2018 - the second time SRH lost three matches in a row in the IPL. Before this season they lost three consecutive matches between IPL 2015 and 2016, when they lost last game of IPL 2015 and first two of IPL 2016.
4 - Sunil Narine became the fourth player to score 300 plus runs and take 15 wickets in a same season of IPL after Shane Watson, DJ Bravo and Jacques Kallis (twice).
300 + runs and 15 + wickets in an IPL season -
Shane Watson - 472 & 17 (2008)
Jacques Kallis - 409 & 15 (2012)
DJ Bravo - 371 & 15 (2012)
Jacques Kallis - 311 & 16 (2013)
Sunil Narine - 327 & 16 (2018*)
4/30 - Career best T20 bowling figures for Kolkata Knight Riders' pacer Prasidh Krishna.
58 - Runs scored by Robin Uthappa off Rashid Khan in the IPL - the most by any batsman off Rashid Khan's bowling.
206 - Dinesh Karthik's batting average in successful run chases in IPL 2018. His scores read 26*, 41*, 45*, 23, 42*, 35*.
509 - Shikhar Dhawan completed 500 IPL runs against Kolkata Knight Riders during his 50 runs innings. He has scored total 509 runs at an average of 25.45 in 20 innings with 5 fifties against KKR in the IPL.
661 - Kane Williamson has scored 661 runs at an average of 60.09 in 14 innings with 8 fifties in this season - the most by any player in IPL 2018 and third most by a captain in a single seaon of IPL.
Most runs in an IPL season by a captain -
Virat Kohli (RCB) - 973 in 2016
David Warner (SRH) - 848 in 2016
Kane Williamson (SRH) - 661 in 2018*
David Warner (SRH) - 641 in 2017
Virat Kohli (RCB) - 634 in 2013