|Shakib Al Hasan||27|
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Kolkata Knight Riders powered into the playoffs with a comfortable 22-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens.
Yusuf Pathan was the highest impact player of the match. He came out to bat at 57 for 3 in the eighth over and remained unbeaten on 52 off just 34 deliveries.
He also bowled a restrictive over conceding just 4 off it.
Shikhar Dhawan, though, was the highest impact batsman of the match. He scored 51 in just 30 deliveries opening the innings for Sunrisers in the chase.
Sunil Narine was the highest impact bowler in the match. He picked up three top/middle order wickets and was also restrictive conceding just 26 runs in his 4 overs.
Sunrisers just had one player, Shikhar Dhawan, who gave a high impact performance in the match. KKR had three such players – Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan – and that turned out to be the difference between the two teams in the end.