Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match review
In the match of last revenge at Eden Garden started at 4 a.m. The host team has a reputation in their home ground against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Although Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have faced each other 15 times. Kolkata Knight Riders won 9 times while Sunrisers Hyderabad gets 6 wins.
The match is very important on the view of Kolkata Knight Riders. Because Sunrisers Hyderabad had denied to playing third IPL final last season.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Sunrisers Hyderabad innings:
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow open the innings of Sunrisers Hyderabad. And build up a strong opener partnership.
What a comeback by David Warner in his first match of any official tournament. Kolkata was totally clueless against David Warner. Warner made 85 runs in 53 balls. While Jonny Bairstow well set up innings denied by Piyush Chawla. Jonny Bairstow also made 39 runs.
Vijay Shanker also played a crucial inning of 40 runs. Yousuf Pathan also got an opportunity to show some explosive innings but he failed.
In the end, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 181/3 runs in the scoreboard.
Kolkata Knight Riders innings:
In reply, Nitish Rana and Chris Lynn start the innings. Nitish Rana also gets a very good opportunity due to the injury of explosive Sunil Narine.
Chris Lynn departs in early at 8 runs. Nitish and Robin Utthapa hold the innings. However Robin Utthapa out at 35 runs of knuckle bowl by Sandeep Sharma. Then Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease but captain played an irresponsible very short inning.
Finally, Nitish Rana loses his concentrate against Rashid Khan bowl. But he played a very crucial inning of 68 runs.
Then muscle Russell comes to the field to change the game. That’s why Russell is one of best T-20 player. Played explosive match-winning innings of 49 only just 19 balls. What a player and what opportunity to prove himself again and again.
Kolkata won the match by 6 wickets. The reputation of Kolkata Knight Riders keeps going against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Man of the match
Some impressive performance figure comes out in the match. But the match-winning innings make Russell Man of the match.