# A collective team effort by KKR ensure their play-off berth.

**Match 54: Kolkata Knight Riders Vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad**

__Match Details: KKR vs SRH__

**Toss:**Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss, Chose to bat**Venue:**Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad**Umpires:**S Ravi, Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Anil Dandekar**Referee:**Prakash Bhatt

__Teams: KKR vs SRH__

** Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI):** Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav

** Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI):** Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami(w), Carlos Brathwaite, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

As the competition gets close to its end, Kolkata Knight Riders try to take their spot in the play-offs and Sunrisers Hyderabad on the other hand tries to cement their position on the top of the table. Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their previous match and Kolkata Knight Riders on the other hand won theirs. It’s going to be a tight game.

__1st innings: KKR Vs. SRH__

**Powerplay (1-6 overs) – SRH – 60/0**

Over 1 – Nitish Rana opens the bowling for Knight Riders. He goes for 5 runs in the first over. SRH – 5/0

Over 2 – Shikhar Dhawan smashes consecutive boundaries in P Krishna’s over. 11 runs from it. SRH – 16/0

Over 3 – A costly over by Andre Russell as he goes for 20 runs in the over. SRH – 36/0

Over 4 – Sunil Narine comes into the attack and bowls a good tidy over. SRH – 40/0

Over 5 – Shikhar Dhawan takes 11 runs from Piyush Chawla’s over Fifty run partnership comes up for the duo. SRH – 51/0

Over 6 – Shikhar Dhawan hits a magnificent six to end the powerplay for Sunrisers. SRH – 60/0

Also Check: **RR pull of a good win to keep themselves still in the race for the play-offs**

**Overs 7th-10th – SRH – 92/1**

Over 7 – Kuldeep Yadav gets smacked for boundaries as he gives 10 runs. SRH – 70/0

Over 8 – A tight over by J Searles as he gets 6 runs from the over. SRH – 76/0

Over 9 – Kuldeep Yadav gets the first break through, as he gets the wicket of S Goswami (35). SRH – 84/1

Over 10 – Piyush Chawla bowls a somber over. 8 runs from it. SRH – 92/1

**Overs 11th- 15th – SRH – 141/2**

Over 11 – An expensive over from Kuldeep Yadav, giving 12 runs from it. SRH – 104/1

Over 12 – 6 runs from Sunil Narine’s over. SRH – 110/1

Over 13 – J Searles concedes two huge sixes, before getting the wicket of Kane Williamson (36). SRH – 128/2

Over 14 – Kuldeep Yadav bowls a good over. Shikhar Dhawan completes his half century. SRH – 133/2

Over 15 – Andre Russell concedes 8 runs from his over. SRH – 141/2

**Overs 16th – 20th – SRH – 172/9**

Over 16 – P Krishna gets the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan (50) in an effective over. SRH – 146/3

Over 17 – Sunrisers stumbles as Sunil Narine gets the wicket of Yusuf Pathan (2). SRH – 151/4

Over 18 – Manish Pandey hits a six as Sunrisers gets 10 runs from P Krishna’s over. SRH – 161/4

Over 19 – A wicket of C Braithwaite (3) and 7 runs from the penultimate over by Andre Russell. SRH – 168/5

Over 20 – P Krishna bowls a shattering over as he gets the wicket of Manish Pandey (25), Shakib Al Hasan (10), Rashid Khan (0) and Bhuveneshwar Kumar (0) in the over. __Sunrisers Hyderabad Final Score – 172/9__

Sunrisers Hyderabad fails to captivate the good start provided by their openers. Credit goes to Kolkata Knight Rider’s death bowling.

Also Check: **A flamboyant bowling performance by DD, as they win by 34 runs.**

__2nd Innings: KKR Vs. SRH__

**Powerplay (1-6 overs): KKR – 66/1**

Over 1 – Bhuveneshwar Kumar’s first over goes for 10 runs. KKR – 10/0

Over 2 – Sandeep Sharma bowls a very costly over as 20 runs plundered from the over. KKR – 30/0

Over 3 – Siddharth Kaul also gets dispatched by Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine. KKR – 41/0

Over 4 – Shakib Al Hasan gets the wicket of Sunil Narine (29) after getting hit for a six and a four. KKR – 53/1

Over 5 – A sturdy over by Bhuveneshwar Kumar. 7 runs from it. KKR 60/1

Over 6 – Siddharth Kaul bowls a decent over as he concedes 6 runs from it. KKR – 66/1

**Overs 7th – 10th – KKR – 90/1**

Over 7 – 5 runs from Rashid Khan’s over. KKR – 71/1

Over 8 – Carlos Braithwaite comes into the foray and goes for 9 runs. KKR – 80/1

Over 9 – A tight over by Rashid Khan as he concedes less than run a ball. KKR – 85/1

Over 10 – 5 runs from Shakib Al Hasan’s over. KKR – 90/1

**Overs 11th – 15th – KKR – 131/2**

Over 11 – Sandeep Sharma comes back for the attack and goes for 10 runs from his over. Chris Lynn also completes his half century. KKR – 100/1

Over 12 – 13 runs from Shakib Al Hasan’s next over. KKR – 113/1

Over 13 – Rashid bowls another economic over. KKR – 118/1

Over 14 – Siddharth Kaul gets the prized wicket of Chris Lynn (55) and concedes only 2 runs. KKR – 120/2

Over 15 – Bhuveneshwar Kumar goes for 11 runs. KKR – 131/2

Also Check: **AB de Villiers Explosive Batting – 69 Runs of 39 Balls**

** Over 16th – 20th – KKR – 173/5**

Over 16 – Robin Uthappa smacks big in Rashid Khan’s over. 15 runs from the over. KKR – 146/2

Over 17 – Carlos Braithwaite gets the wicket of Robin Uthappa (45). 8 runs and a wicket from the over. KKR – 155/3

Over 18 – Andre Russell (4) gets out in Siddharth Kaul’s over. 8 runs and wicket from the over. KKR – 163/4

Over 19 – Bhuveneshwar Kumar bowls a good death over, as he concedes only 5 runs from the over. KKR 168/4

Over 20 – Nitish Rana (7) gets out in Carlos Braithwaite’s over and Dinesh Karthik seals it off for the Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets. __Kolkata Knight Riders Final Score – 173/5__

__PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Chris Lynn (55)__