Cricket

Kolkata through to IPL playoffs, Bangalore knocked out

HYDERABAD, India (AP) Kolkata Knight Riders qualified for the Indian Premier League playoffs after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets and Rajasthan Royals ruined Royal Challengers Bangalore's bid in a 30-run victory on Saturday.

Kolkata came back strongly through seamer Prasidh Krishna's 4-30 - including three wickets in the last over - to contain Hyderabad to a competitive 172-9. Then Chris Lynn hit a composed 55 off 43 balls and Robin Uthappa scored 45 as Kolkata cruised to 173-5 with two balls to spare.

Kolkata finished the round robin third behind top qualifiers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings.

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