Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 54 runs in the 61st match of IPL 2022 played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. This is KKR’s sixth win in 13 matches. With this victory, Kolkata has kept alive its hopes of reaching the playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders scored 177 for 6 in 20 overs in their first innings. In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad could only manage 123 for 8 in the allotted overs. Andre Russell was the hero of Kolkata’s victory. In the first innings, Russell hit an unbeaten 49 off 28 balls. He then took three wickets for 22 runs.
Chasing KKR’s target of 178, Sunrisers Hyderabad did not start well. Ken Williamson and Abhishek Sharma could not take advantage of the powerplay. Williamson returned to the pavilion for 30 in the sixth over. He scored just 9 off 17 balls. After this Rahul Tripathi also managed to score only 9 runs off 12 balls. Aiden Markram and Abhishek played some brilliant shots after losing two wickets for 54 runs in the 9th over. However, both of them could not stay at the crease for long.
Abhishek hit 43 off 28 balls with four fours and two sixes. At the same time, Markram hit 32 off 25 balls with the help of three sixes. As soon as these two were eliminated, Hyderabad’s innings was scattered like a bundle of cards. Meanwhile, Nicholas Puran was dismissed for 02, Washington Sundar for 04, Shashank Singh for 11 and Marco Janssen for 01. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (06) and Umran Malik (03) returned unbeaten.
Andre Russell from Kolkata Knight Riders took three wickets for 22 runs in four overs. At the same time, Team Saudi took 2 wickets for 23 runs in 4 overs. Apart from that, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty and Sunil Narine got one wicket each.