IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights: KKR ‘keep alive’ on paper after 54-run win in opposition to SRH | Cricket News – Times of India
It was Russell’s unbeaten 49 off 28 balls that took KKR to 177 for six in 20 overs after being down and out at 94 for five.
In reply, SRH had been by no means within the hunt as they huffed and puffed their technique to 123 for 8 in opposition to a collective bowling effort from Shreyas Iyer’s males with the flamboyant Jamaican ending with finest figures of three for 22.
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Umesh Yadav (1/19 in 4 overs), Tim Southee (2/23 in 4 overs), Varun Chakravarthy (1/25 in 4 overs) and Sunil Narine (1/34 in 4 overs) — all caught to their respective recreation plans with near-perfect executions over after over.
AS IT HAPPENED
KKR now have 12 factors from 13 video games with a web run-rate of +0.160 and moved to sixth place.
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With Rajasthan Royals (14 from 12) and RCB (14 from 13 video games) having probability to maneuver up, even a victory is unlikely to be sufficient for Shah Rukh Khan owned franchise which performed its thirteenth ‘first XI’ mixture in as many video games.
For Sunrisers, 10 factors from 12 video games with a dismal NRR of -0.270 signifies that even two huge wins and 14 factors may not be sufficient after 5 straight defeats.
While he’s a sentimental favorite amongst Indian cricket lovers, a whole lot of SRH’s poor batting present may very well be attributed to skipper Kane Williamson’s nightmarish season that has yielded solely 208 runs in 12 video games at a mean of lower than 19 and a strike-rate of 92.85.
Williamson (9 off 17 balls) has been SRH’s weakest hyperlink this season and his failure on the high of the order has been one of many largest causes for his or her stoop.
It was an ordeal for Williamson until Russell bowled one on the stumps to finish his distress. Rahul Tripathi (9 off 1 balls) additionally appeared scratchy at the same time as Abhishek Sharma (43 off 28 balls) attacked Sunil Narine, hitting him for 2 sixes.
It was Tim Southee’s sensible reflex return catch that ended Tripathi’s innings.
At the midway stage, SRH weren’t in a really comfy place at 66 for 2 and even the statistic of groups chasing (highest profitable chase of 170) on the Gahunje Stadium did not paint an altogether rosy image.
Once Abhishek was dismissed by Varun Chakaravarthy (1/25) and Narine took a effective return catch to dismiss SRH’s huge hope Nicholas Pooran (2), there wasn’t a lot resistance from the remainder of the batters.
Earlier, Umran Malik was again in his groove after a number of forgettable outings as he ran by way of KKR’s top-order however Russell together with Sam Billings (34 off 29 balls) added 63 runs for the sixth wicket to provide the whole a semblance of respectability after KKR had been in bother at 94 for five.
KKR added 58 runs within the final 5 overs, primarily attributable to Russell as he hit three sixes off three full-tosses bowled by off-break bowler Washington Sundar (0/40 in 4 overs).
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Malik (3/33 in 4 overs), who had gone for 120-odd runs in his final 10 overs (throughout 3 video games) and that too wicketless, was again in his component as he bowled quick and straight to eliminate Nitish Rana (26 off 16 balls), Ajinkya Rahane (28 off 23 balls) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (15 off 9 balls) in his first two overs to peg again KKR.
He did get good assist from T Natarajan (1/43), who nailed the block-hole deliveries with perfection, eliminating Rinku Singh (5).
Venkatesh Iyer’s “second season blues” continued as he chopped one from Marco Jansen (1/30 in 4 overs) onto the stumps.
As far as Rahane is worried, he has properly previous his IPL sell-by date and even three sixes could not disguise the truth that he performed a whole lot of dot balls and as soon as he began cramping, it grew to become much more tough to rotate the strike.
Finally he was out when he slashed arduous at a large rising supply and Shashank Singh at sweeper cowl fence maintained excellent physique steadiness in a facet on place to latch on to the catch.
Russell and Billings then took the assault again to the opposition camp with some huge blows after preliminary interval of wrestle.
While the Jamaican had three fours and 4 sixes to his title, Billings hit three fours and one most.