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Over 13: Narine to continue, Kane picks up single. Double for Shakib. Another single. Strike rotation is good. Williamson picks up two. Another two. Run a ball now, One run. SRH: 97-3. Need 42 from 42.
Over 16: Chawla to continue, Single. Two dots. Shakib is bowled. gone for 27. SRH 114-4.
Srunrisers Hyderabad innings analysis after end of innings
Chasing a below-par target of 137 runs, Wriddhiman Saha and Shikhar Dhawan came to bat open the batting for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kolkata Knight Riders. Mitchell Johnson came to bowl the first over of the innings and gave only 6 runs. Andre Russell came to bowl the 2nd over and after Dhawan’s single in the third man region, Saha pulled Russell for four in the second ball of the over. Russell gave away 10 runs in his first over. In the third over of the inning, Johnson looked wayward and gave 16 runs. The openers gave SRH a perfect start as they scored 32 runs in 3 overs. Narine came to bowl the 4th over and get Saha’s wicket off the first ball. Saha scored 24 runs off 15 balls with a strike rate of 140. SRH captain Kane Williamson came to crease after Saha’s wicket. Narine gave away 2 runs and took the wicket of Saha.
Piyush Chawla came to bowl the 5th over of the innings as Kane and Dhawan looked cautious of the spinners before Kane hit Chawla for two successive fours and collected 10 runs. Narine came to bowl the last over of the powerplay and clean bowled inform Dhawan. The southpaw looked rusty today as he scored 7 runs in 7 balls. Manish Pandey, who took 2 brilliant catches today, came to the crease after Dhawan’s wicket. Narine gave only one run, that too wide, and took Dhawan’s wicket. At the end of the powerplay, SRH scored 46 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Given the two-faced nature of the wicket, Karthik asked Kuldeep Yadav to bowl the 7th over and gave only 3 runs. Williamson struggling to score runs of the wrist spinners. Piyush Chawla came to bowl the 8th over of the inning and just gave 4 runs as SRH batters scamper for singles. Kuldeep Yadav came to bowl the 9th over of the innings and the misery of Williamson continues. Yadav gave away only 2 runs and took the wicket of Manish Pandey in the first four balls. Manish Pandey scored 4 runs off 11 balls as he never looked confident against the KKR’s wrist spinners.
Chawla came to bowl the 10th over of the innings and gave only 4 runs as match is going down to the wire. SRH required 77 runs of 60 balls. Kuldeep Yadav came to bowl the 11th over and Williamson break the shackles as Kuldeep Yadav bowled two short balls. Yadav gave away 10 runs in his 3rd over as the deficit came down to 67 runs. Ande Russell came to bowl the and bowled pathetically which brought SRH in the good situation as he leaked 16 runs. After the end of 12 overs, SRH needed 51 runs in 48 balls. Shakib Al Hasan changed the course of the game as he smashed Russell for a six and 2 fours. After Russell’s over, Narine came to bowl the 13th over and SRH batsmen scored 9 runs by taking singles and doubles. Kuldeep Yadav came to bowl the 14th over and gave only 5 runs. He finished his quota of overs taking 1 wicket and giving 23 runs. Shivam Mavi came to bowl the 15th over and got hit for a six of his 3rd ball over square leg. Mavi gave 10 runs in his first over of the IPL. After the end of 15th over SRH required 27 runs of 30 balls with a required run-rate of 5.40. Chawla came top bowl the 16th over and got the wicket of Shakib Al Hasan, who scored 27 runs off 21 balls with a strike rate of 121
Narine came to bowl the 17th over of the innings and SRH batsmen were not take any sort of risk and scored 4 runs off his last over. Kane Williamson completed his fifty of the fifth ball of the Narine’s last over. In 4 overs Narine gave 17 runs and took 2 wickets. Johnson came to bowl 18th over and took the prized wicket of Kane Williamson, who scored 50 runs of 44 balls. But gave 6 runs in the last two balls. In the last two over SRH needed 13 runs with Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan in the crease. Andre Russell came to bowl the penultimate over and gave away 6 runs in first 3 balls as the deficit came down to 8 runs. Pathan hit a six over square leg to seal the victory for SRH. This is the first time SRH won against KKR in Eden gardens.
Put in to bat first after Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss, Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa came to open the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders. In the first over Bhuvneshewar Kumar gave only one run as he bowled good line and length. Stanlake came to bowl the 2nd over of the inning and Lynn scored 2 fours of his 3rd and 4th ball to collect 9 runs in the over. Bhuvi came to bowl the 3rd over and got the wicket of Robin Uthappa after reviewing the on-field decision. Nitish Rana came to bat after the dismissal of Uthappa and hit a beautiful cut shot to bring his first boundary. At the end of 3 overs, KKR scored 21 runs for the loss of 1 wicket
Stanlake came to bowl the 4th over of the innings and bowled with great discipline and gave only 2 runs. In the 5th over Chris Lynn took advantage of Siddharth Kaul’s wayward bowling and scored 14 runs as he hit 2nd, 4th and 6th ball of the over for four. At the end of 5 overs, KKR were 37 for 1; Chris Lynn and Nitish Rana on the crease.
After the nearly one hour of rain break play resumed at Eden Garden, Stanlake came to bowl the 8th over of the innings. Manish Pandey took the brilliant catch at backward point to get rid of Nitish Rana of the 4th ball of the Stanlake’s third over. In the 7th over Stanlake gave 3 runs and get the wicket of Rana. Shakib Al Hasan came to bowl the 9th over of the inning and nearly got the wicket of Sunil Narine, who came to bat after Rana’s wicket, at long on boundary. Manish Pandey tried to catch it as the momentum of the ball took him over the boundary but he managed to save the six. A brilliant effort by Manish Pandey in successive two overs.
Shakib came to bowl the 13th over and took a superb catch to dismiss Chris Lynn. The KKR opener scored 49 runs off 34 balls with a strike rate of 144. Shakib bowled a brilliant spell as he gave 22 runs and took 2 important wickets in his full quota of overs. Stanlake came to bowl the 14th over of the innings, Russell hit a six in the cover region. Hooda tried to save the six but his leg touched the rope. But Russell wasn’t able to capatalised on it and got perished while trying to hit Stanlake out of the park. Russell scored 9 runs off 5 balls, a poor shot by Russell as they lost a wicket in the previous over. Under 19-star Shubman Gill came to bat after the fall of KKR’s 5th wicket. Stanlake gave 21 runs and took 2 wickets in his 4 overs. Siddhartha Kaul came to bowl the 15th over of the innings, KKR captain Dinesh Karthik cuts Kaul 2nd ball for 4 in the backward point region. KKR scored 9 runs of Kaul’s 3rd over. SRH bowlers are bowling brilliantly as Karthik and Shubman Gill were struggleing to score big runs. In the 16th over Rashid Khan gave away only 5 runs. Kane Williamson keeping the pressure of KKR batsmen as he brought Bhuvneswar Kumar for the 17th over and he took the wicket of struggling Shubman Gill. Kolkata Knight Riders’ batting line-up failed today as nobody clicked except Chris Lynn, captain Karthik was also struggling as he only scored 18 runs in 22 balls. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 18th over and gave 8 runs as none of the KKR batsmen were not able to score big runs. Bhuvi came to bowl the 19th
Here is playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad
Here are a few things to know about Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad today at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, their performance so far:
What Andre Russell said after his team's 36-ball 88 against Chennai Super Kings: Arrogance can bring about a downfall for even the best in the business and Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell has learned it the hard way after serving a year-long ban for violation of WADA's anti-doping whereabouts clause. "I think this one year I lost has made me a different person, I have learned how to be humble. I need to make sure that you stay on top of what you are doing as a professional and yet be humble. I just want to ensure that these things don't happen again," Russell said.
Karthik keeping an eye on U-19 quicks after Vinay's poor show: There are indications that one among Mavi or Nagarkoti might get a look-in but Karthik wasn't ready to divulge his choice. (Andre) Russell bowling some good pace and that's a very good sign for us. (Tom) Curran bowled well considering it was his first game. Mitchell Johnson is there and there are (Kamlesh) Nagarkoti and (Shivam) Mavi. So we have pace in the kitty," the KKR skipper told reporters on the eve of today's match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Dinesh Karthik on pacers leaking runs in their last two T20 encounters: Despite the pacers leaking as many as 109 runs in just 8.5 overs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the previous game, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik on Friday said it's not a concern going into their next encounter, at home against in-form Sunrisers Hyderabad. R Vinay Kumar was the worst hit among the seamers, going for 35 runs in 1.5 overs as he bowled the first and the last over. Besides Vinay Kumar, Andre Russell (0/35) and Tom Curran (2/39) were also expensive.
Shakib Al Hasan on batsmen finding it difficult to pick wrist spinners: Wrist spinners are slowly becoming the most potent weapons for all captains in limited overs cricket and their ability to extract turn without depending on pitch conditions make them a handful for the opposition batsmen, feels Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who plays for Surisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018. "Not everyone is used to playing against wrist spinners, so batsmen are finding it difficult to negotiate. They (leg-spinners) can turn the ball on any type of wicket, so it's an advantage for them," said Shakib.
Here is a look at SRH and KKR teams' performance head to head ahead of today's match:
Matches played: 12
Kolkata Knight Riders won: 8
Sunrisers Hyderabad won: 4
At the Eden Gardens
Matches played: 5
Kolkata Knight Riders won: 5
Sunrisers Hyderabad won: 0
Some trivia ahead of today's match between SRH and KKR
- True to expectations, the quick bowlers had plenty of success in the previous match at the Eden Gardens; quick bowlers picked up 10 wickets (economy 8.54), while the spin bowlers collected 3 wickets (economy 9.50).
- Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Shakib al Hasan have been an integral part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the last few seasons; in this match though, they will walk out of the visiting team dressing room, having been signed up Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL Player Auction 2018.
- Sunil Narine needs 3 more wickets to reach the 100 IPL wickets milestone.