Bangalore: Gautam Gambhir helped Kolkata Knight Riders see through a nervy chase in a rail curtailed match in the IPL Eliminator at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

After restricting Hyderabad for 128/7 the heavens opened up as the match was restarted at 12:55 am with Kolkata given a revised target of 48 runs.

Although Kolkata lost three quick wickets, Gambhir held his nerve to help Kolkata beat Hyderabad by seven wickets.

Heavy showers coupled with strong winds delayed start of the second innings after Hyderabad posted a below par 128/7.

Right at the end of the first innings, it started drizzling and in no time it turned into heavy rain, delaying KKR's response after skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to bowl seeing the slow nature of the 22-yard strip.

Earlier, Kolkata rode on a superlative show by their bowlers to restrict defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to 128/7.

None of the Hyderabad batsmen could score a half century, with skipper David Warner managing only 37 off 35 balls as the highest score of the innings.

Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/20) was the pick of the bowlers while Umesh Yadav (2/21) continued his good show as the two-time IPL champions made the most of the slow Chinnaswamy wicket to keep Warner and company in check.

Coulter-Nile leaked just three runs from the penultimate over with Trent Boult (1/30) allowing just seven in the final over also taking the wicket of Naman Ojha (16) off the final ball.



Hyderabad got off to a sedate start, managing just 30/1 in the Powerplay.

In-form Shikhar Dhawan (11; 13b; 1x4) skied a rising Umesh delivery for wicket-keeer Robin Uthappa to pouch the ball.

Warner, in red-hot form, found the fence just twice in the first six overs with Dhawan pulling Umesh for another boundary before falling to his India teammate couple of overs later.

It took the generally explosive Warner eight overs to hit the first six of the match, punishing a poor Piyush Chawla ball by rocking on to his backfoot and pulling the leg-spinner to deep midwicket.

At the halfway stage, the defending champions were 61/1.

With Shah Rukh Khan in attendance, the men in purple did well to put a lid on Hyderabad's run flow.

Umesh and Boult bowled brilliantly in the first 10 overs with the pair conceding 16 runs in three overs and 10 runs in two overs respectively.

Fit-again Coulter-Nile looked in good shape too, taking the wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (24; 26b; 2x4, 1x6) who hit a good length delivery outside off stump straight to Suryakumar Yadav -- playing in place of injured Manish Pandey -- at extra cover.

In the next over, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla -- drafted in for Colin de Grandhomme -- scalped the priced wicket of Warner who saw his middle stump uprooted trying to pull a back of a length delivery.

Yuvraj Singh (9; 9b; 2x4) struck two good looking boundaries but fell to Umesh's guile, pulling a bouncer straight down the throat of Piyush at deep square leg.

With the ball not coming on to the bat, Hyderabad batsmen could never get going.

Vijay Shankar and Naman Ojha eked out an expensive over from Boult taking the Kiwi pacer for 13 runs.

But Shankar was out soon with Coulter-Nile taking his wicket only to pull off a superb catch off his own bowling to sent Chris Jordan back in the hut for a golden duck.

Heavy showers coupled with strong winds delayed start of the second innings after Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a below par 128/7 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the half-empty M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday.

Right at the end of the first innings, it started drizzling and in no time it turned into heavy rain, delaying KKR's response after skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to bowl seeing the slow nature of the 22-yard strip.