Kolkata vs. Hyderabad, IPL 2014: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMay 24, 2014

Kolkata Knight Riders' Yusuf Pathan gestures after taking the wicket of Royal Challengers Bangalore's Tillakaratne Dilshan, unseen, during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in Kolkata, India, Saturday, April 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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Yusuf Pathan stole the show as Kolkata Knight Riders romped to victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their final IPL group game by four wickets, sealing second spot in the table in the process.

They needed a resounding win to ensure their passage—it looked like a lost cause when Hyderabad batted first and posted 160-7 in their 20 overs.

Kolkata made a bright start in the chase, but not quick enough to win the game—until Pathan stormed into action with a 22-ball innings of 72, including the fastest half-century in the history of the IPL.

It meant they reached the total in just 14.2 overs.

With seven wins in a row, the Kolkata Knight Riders now meet Kings XI Punjab in the first qualifier.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Scorecard
David Warnerb Morne Morkel42200.0010
Shikhar Dhawanrun out (Manish Pandey)293193.5450
Naman Ojhac & b Ryan ten Doeschate2623113.0451
Venugopal Raorun out (Manish Pandey)2726103.8440
Darren Sammyc Shakib Al Hasan b Vinay Kumar2919152.6313
Srikkanth Anirudhast Robin Uthappa b Shakib Al Hasan3560.0000
Jason Holderrun out (Robin Uthappa)1612133.3321
Karan SharmaNOT OUT52250.0010
Parveez RasoolNOT OUT000.0000
EXTRAS (w 8, lb 13)21
TOTAL (7 wickets; 20 overs)160
Morne Morkel43218.0015
Vinay Kumar43218.0012
Sunil Narine41904.7510
Umesh Yadav332010.666
Ryan ten Doeschate1717.004
Shakib Al Hasan42516.2512
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There were no stand-out performances from the Sunrisers with the bat—but Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha, Venugopal Rao and Darren Sammy all notched quick scores in the twenties to prop the total up.

Their total meant the game itself was finely balanced—although Hyderabad also knew a win was essential to keep them in the chase for a play-off spot.

Kolkata Knight Riders Scorecard
Robin Uthappac Jason Holder b Karan Sharma4130136.6642
Gautam Gambhirb Jason Holder2818155.5541
Manish Pandeyc Dale Steyn b Karan Sharma2728.5700
Yusuf Pathanc Shikhar Dhawan b Karan Sharma7222327.2757
Ryan ten Doeschaterun out (Darren Sammy)010.0000
Shakib Al Hasanc Jason Holder b Karan Sharma1520.0000
Suryakumar YadavNOT OUT125240.0011
Vinay KumarNOT OUT000.0000
EXTRAS (nb 2, w 2, lb 1)5
TOTAL (6 wickets; 14.2 overs)161
Bhuvneshwar Kumar2.22209.427
Dale Steyn443010.7511
Jason Holder335111.666
Karan Sharma43849.509
Parveez Rasool122022.000
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As Robin Uthappa struck a confident 41 to cement his position as the tournament's top run-scorer, the game slipped out of Hyderabad's hands. 

So too did the ball—the Sunrisers were slack in the field, and it hurt them.

But nothing prepared fans for the onset of Pathan.

He smashed Dale Steyn for 26 in a single over, reaching 50 from 15 balls in the process. 

Suddenly, the second spot in the table looked achievable—and though he fell with the total in sight, his team made it over the line.