Sunrisers Hyderabad misplaced their fifth sport in a row as they misplaced to Kolkata Knight Riders by 54 runs on the MCA Stadium in Pune. Their possibilities of making it to the playoffs stay very slim in the intervening time as this loss has put an enormous dent on their web run fee. The Kane Williamson-led aspect has dropped all the way down to the eighth place within the factors desk with 5 wins in 12 video games.

KKR have been on the cash proper from the toss as they selected to bat first and posted a wonderful whole of 177. Venkatesh Iyer (7) was dismissed early whereas Ajinkya Rahane (28) and Nitish Rana (26) stitched a wonderful partnership for the second wicket to set the tone. Nevertheless, within the twelfth over, KKR have been caught at 94 for five and the likes of Andre Russell and Sam Billings stepped in on the proper time.

The duo performed very neatly, and Russell particularly took his time and capitalised on the bowling within the demise overs to complete with an unbeaten 28-ball 49, which included 4 sixes and three fours. Billings performed a great hand from the opposite finish as nicely with a 29-ball 34 . Umran Malik (3/33) was the standout bowler for SRH.

Russell dents SRH run chase with a three-wicket haul

In reply, SRH misplaced the wicket of Williamson (9) simply earlier than the top of the powerplay with 30 runs on the board. Abhishek Sharma continued his good present with a brisk 28-ball 43. Markram performed a gradual knock of 32 off 25, nonetheless, as soon as he was dismissed, not one of the SRH batters acquired going and Russell starred with the ball in addition to he completed with 3 for 22 in his four-over spell whereas Tim Southee picked up two wickets.

Shedding skipper, Kane Williamson mentioned:

I imply largely the primary half was good. Dre Russ is at all times a risk. Confirmed his class. We tried to create partnerships however KKR have been actually good. We’ve been battling creating momentum in the previous couple of video games. Sundar stepped up within the final over. Utilizing our assets a bit of early didn’t work for us in the present day. We wished to get off to a great begin. We wished to get some momentum. There have been glimpses and indicators however wasn’t to be. The run fee acquired up and we weren’t in a position to pull it again. The sport teaches us classes and I’m studying it proper now

Successful skipper, Shreyas Iyer mentioned:

The mindset we got here up on this sport, it was excellent. All of the boys did the proper issues, performed fearless cricket. It was actually vital to win the toss. The groups batting first have received loads of matches. The whole lot panned out rather well. We have been going over-by-over. The plan was to offer Russell the strike as a lot as doable. We knew Washi had one over left, that was the over we have been going to focus on. It labored out fairly nicely, hope it really works out nicely within the closing sport as nicely. It was an over-par whole. Sunil and Varun stepped-up, they bowled sensible and acquired essential wickets. We by no means allowed them to get underneath our skins, kudos to that. We’ve nothing to shedding now. We haven’t performed our A-game but, that’s what I spoke in the present day. Once I took the CEO’s title, I wished to say that he’s there to console the gamers who’ve been sitting out. It’s robust for us as nicely whereas choosing groups.

Participant of the Match, Andre Russell mentioned:

Once I went out to bat, after they have been bowling into the wicket, it was a bit troublesome. Our bowling assault pulled them again tonight. The mindset could be very clear, I apply to go and do this from ball one. The primary ball within the nets, I hit for sixes. I get my physique prepared for any scenario, generally it is perhaps robust. It’s a must to robust it out at instances and keep until the again finish, joyful tonight. Earlier than the final ball of the nineteenth over was bowled, I mentioned, “Sunil, attempt to get a boundary, however let me begin the over with the spinner.” Offspinner to a right-hander, it’s like a child within the sweet store. I acquired full tosses and I put it away. Exhausting work paid off in the present day. Good to contribute in each features tonight. I’m simply going to maintain it going, hopefully we will qualify.

Full listing of award winners from KKR vs SRH match:

Tremendous Striker of the match – Andre Russell

Sport Changer of the match – Andre Russell

Most Sixes – Andre Russell

Energy Participant of the match – Andre Russell

Most Helpful asset of the match – Andre Russell

Quickest Supply of the match – Umran Malik

Most Fours – Abhishek Sharma