IPL 7: Kolkata Knight Riders Strengthen Playoff Chances With Win Over Hyderabad

Robin Uthappa (40), Yusuf Pathan (39) helped Kolkata beat Hyderabad by 7 wickets to consolidate their fourth spot in the points table.

updated: May 19, 2014 00:10 IST
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Kolkata Knight Riders moved a step closer towards securing a berth in the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs courtesy a seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday. (Scorecard | Highlights)

Electing to bat, Sunrisers were restricted to 142 for eight after Australia's David Warner (34 off 18 balls) had threatened to take the game away from Kolkata.

The Knight Riders didn't have it all their way and made heavy weather of the chase, scoring 146 for three in 19.4 overs.

Yusuf Pathan's 41 off 28 balls and Ryan ten Doeschate (25 not out) combined brilliantly to add 42 runs off just 26 balls.

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