Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

Live Scorecard for IPL T20 KKR vs SRH

Live Scorecard for IPL T20 KKR vs SRH

On a roll with successive wins, Sunrisers Hyderabad stand in the way of two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders, who would be looking to bring their campaign back on track at home during an Indian Premier League T20 cricket clash in Kolkata on Saturday.

Then, Shakib also issued a stunning fightback and he slammed couple of fours and one huge six off the bowling of Andre Russell to put Hyderabad firmly in control of the match.

The performance of Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav, particularly, is one positive for the Knight Riders from this game, Karthik feels. There was a passage in KKR's innings when Lynn and Narine had little idea where the ball was going once it hit their bats.

Pandey then nearly got next man Sunil Narine -- the first of the batting-order surprises -- but though he leapt like a goalkeeper, this time he grassed it on his second attempt.

After two failures, Chris Lynn (49) let everyone know why he is rated so highly as he scored at a quick clip but fell just one run short of a much deserved half century. KKR will extravagant possibilities against a group who had lost by 17 runs the last time they contested at Eden Gardens.

But post the interruption, Hyderabad came back into the match in style, with Manish Pandey taking a splendid catch off the bowling of Stanlake to remove Rana.

With 41 victories, KKR is the third most successful teams while playing on home grounds. Andre Russell falling to Stanlake in the following over had KKR reduced to 96 for 5 as the game seemed to be slipping away from them.

Kolkata lost Nitish Rana's wicket just after the play started- Sunil Narine was sent ahead of Dinesh Karthik to up the ante. "Yes, Yusuf, Manish and Shakib played quite a few matches for KKR here".

Possible changes for KKR might come in terms of Vinay kumar who will be replaced by Sivam Mavi, as stated by the head bowling coach. "We have good power-hitters, and a good mix overall".

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