Kolkata's Nitish Rana plays a shot during the match. Photograph: AFP
Mar 24, 2019, 08.00 PM
Done and dusted!
Andre Russell's power-packed performance in the death overs helped Kolkata win their first match at the Eden Gardens.
Hyderabad: 181 for 3 in 20 overs. (D Warner 85, V Shankar 40 not out, J Bairstow 39; A Russell 2/32, P Chawla 1/23).
Kolkata: 183 for 4 in 19.4 overs.
Mar 24, 2019, 07.51 PM
Rashid Khan to Nitish Rana, LBW out.
After playing a splendid innings, Rana departs after scoring 68 runs.
Next batsman is Shubman Gill.
Mar 24, 2019, 07.32 PM
The game has been stopped due to failure of floodlight.
It will take at least the 10 minutes to fix it.
Mar 24, 2019, 07.16 PM
After 15 overs Kolkata are 114/3.
From here, Kolkata need 68 runs in 30 balls.
Mar 24, 2019, 07.11 PM
Nitish Rana completes half-century!
It's his second IPL half-century.
Mar 24, 2019, 07.08 PM
Big, Big wicket for Hyderabad.
Dinesh Karthik departs after scoring just 2 runs!
Sandeep Sharma to Karthik, catch out by Bhuvi.
Next batsman is Andre Russell.
Mar 24, 2019, 07.04 PM
Siddarth Kaul to Robin Uthappa, bowled.
Uthappa scored 35 off 27.
Next batsman is Dinesh Karthik.
Mar 24, 2019, 06.41 PM
It's time for the strategic time out.
After 9 overs, Kolkata are 68/1. They still need 114 runs in 66 balls.
Mar 24, 2019, 06.21 PM
Chris Lynn out!
Shakib to Lynn, catch out by Rashid Khan.
Lynn scored seven runs off 11 balls.
Mar 24, 2019, 05.48 PM
Invited to bat, Hyderabad scored a competitive 181 for three against Kolkata.
David Warner struck 85 off 53 balls and shared a 118-run stand for the first wicket with wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow (39).
Vijay Shankar contributed unbeaten 40 in Sunrisers' total.
For Kolkata, Andre Russell took two wickets and Piyush Chawla picked one.
Mar 24, 2019, 05.30 PM
Yusuf Pathan out!
Andre Russell gives another breakthrough to his team.
Yusuf scored 1 run.
Next batsman is right-handed Manish Pandey.
Mar 24, 2019, 05.28 PM
Andre Russell to David Warner, catch out by Robin Uthappa.
After playing a brilliant innings, Warner walks back to pavilion.
He scored 85 runs and hit nine 4s and three 6s.
Next batsman is Yusuf Pathan.
Mar 24, 2019, 05.08 PM
Jonny Bairstow departs
Piyush Chawla to Jonny Bairstow, bowled.
Bairstow scored 39 runs off 35 balls.
Next batsman is Indian cricketer Vijay Shankar.
Mar 24, 2019, 04.37 PM
Hyderabad off to a stable start, David Warner 40(25) and Bairstow 18(18) after 7 overs.
Strategic time out
Kolkata need to revise their strategies now.
They are in desperate need of wickets as they did not get a single wicket in the powerplay.
Hyderabad are 62/7 after 7 overs.
Mar 24, 2019, 04.22 PM
Spinner Chawla to Bairstow, the on-field umpire gives it LBW out but the batsman has reviewed the decision and referred it to the third umpire.
There is an inside edge and it's a successful review for Hyderabad.
Mar 24, 2019, 04.12 PM
Piyush Chawla bowls the second over of the innings.
He takes a review, but the ball was pitching outside led and Kolkata lose the review.
Mar 24, 2019, 04.03 PM
Openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow come at the crease.
Prasidh Krishna opens the bowling attack.
Mar 24, 2019, 03.35 PM
Kolkata's skipper Dinesh Karthik opts to bowl first at the Eden Gardens against Hyderabad.
This pitch is known for huge sixers and big totals and any total below than 160 will be a problem for Hyderabad.
But Hyderabad's strength is their bowling and they have the ability to defend any given target.
Hyderabad regular skipper Kane Williamson misses out on today's game and will be led by India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Australia opener David Warner will play his first IPL match after the one-year ban imposed on him for his role in the ball-tampering scandal.
Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C), David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib ul Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul
Kolkata: Dinesh Karthik (C), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson and Prasidh Krishna.
Mar 24, 2019, 03.29 PM
In the second match of IPL 2019, Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata will host Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens.
Karthik led Kolkata to a third-place finish following their loss to Hyderabad in the second eliminator last year.
Kolkata have roped in Carlos Brathwaite to go alongside Andre Russell, Sunil Narine as they would look to reinforce their batting firepower with Chris Lynn.
Spin sensation Kuldeep Yadav, supported by Sunil Naraine will be a key man in Kolkata's bowling department but despite having two brilliant spinners, bowling is a concern for the team.
And for Hyderabad, the arrival of Australian cricketer David Warner, who missed last season due to ball tampering scandal, is the main strength for the team.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed will lead Sunrisers pace department, Afghanistan's Rashid Khan will be in charge of the spin attack.