IPL 2018:Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets

IPL 2018:Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets

Kane Williamson won the toss in his first away game as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain and elected to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders. It took Sunrisers a comprehensive performance to win their first game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. Bowling first in the rain afflicted match, the Hyderabad outfit displayed exceptional efforts in the field to restrict KKR's start to a paltry 138 in 20 overs. The batting line up did chip in by chasing the total but it was the bowlers, who have managed to pull the reins on the opposition on both occasions.

Gambhir, who knows the team like the back of his hand, will lead a Delhi side brimming with confidence after a thrilling seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Saturday in Mumbai.

Against his former franchise, Pandey couldn't quite get going as he grappled around for 11 balls before completely playing around a Kuldeep delivery to be dismissed leg before wicket. Their bowlers have been exceptional in cleaning up the oppositions for scores below 150 to make the job easier for their batsmen. For KKR, Narine picked two wickets. "Think I should buy Manish some beers after this", he said after receiving the award. Strong bowling department SRH made the most of hour-long rain break.


Bhunvneshwar Kumar (3-26) was the pick of an impressive bowling unit on his return from injury, though Shakib and towering Australia seamer Billy Stanlake, who found real pace and carry, also impressed with figures of 2-21.

KKR: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik (captain), Robin Uthappa (vice-captain), Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran. But with the ball, he turned on the screws, sending back openers Saha and Dhawan to bring KKR back into the contest a bit. Despite that, KKR managed only 49 runs in the Power Play overs - their lowest in this edition of IPL. At times we want to use him as a floater.

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