IPL 2018 KKR vs SRH Highlights: SRH beat KKR by 5 wickets

Sunrisers Hyderabad continued their winning streak in IPL 2018 as they beat KKR by five wickets.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata | Updated: April 15, 2018 12:42:10 am
dinesh karthik ipl Kolkata suffered a five-wicket loss against Hyderabad. (PTI Photo)

Kolkata Knight Riders host Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in their third game of the Indian Premier League. Both have made contrasting starts to their Indian Premier League campaigns with Kolkata winning the first game but losing their second game against Chennai. Sunrisers have begun well in the IPL. They won both their games in the league so far. They won both their games at home and now move to Eden Gardens for their first away game of the season. Kolkata will not like to lose at the fortress and against Hyderabad. Dinesh Karthik is the new captain of the team for this season while Sunrisers have a new captain as well in Kane Williamson.

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Indian Premier League, 2018Eden Gardens, Kolkata 23 April 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders 138/8 (20.0)


Sunrisers Hyderabad 139/5 (19.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 10 ) Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets

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IPL 2018 KKR vs SRH Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens


00:28 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
SRH win by 5 wickets

A huge six by Yusuf Pathan seals the game for SRH.  Russell drops it short and Pathan sends it to the crowd and the orange army in the dug-out erupts in joy. First, win for SRH at Eden Garden and they look like a force to be reckoned with. Once again a team that has chased has won.  Lots to think about for Dinesh Karthik and his men. While the spinners did the job with the ball, batting looks like a bit of a concern for KKR. Two defeats in three games for the Knight Riders.

00:25 (IST) 15 Apr 2018

Two fours by former KKR player, Yusuf Pathan has reduced the target for SRH. 6 runs needed off 7 balls.

00:18 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
OUT! Kane Williamson c A Russell b Mitchell Johnson

Just after getting to his 50, there is a lapse in concentration by Williamson. A fullish delivery on the leg-stump is hoicked towards the square-leg region and Russell grabs it happily. Good field placement and even better captaincy has led to the dismissal of the SRH skipper. SRH - 119/5

00:17 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
50 for Williamson

What a fine innings by the SRH skipper. His gritty knock features four fours and one six. Came in at a tricky phase but applied himself on the crease and has taken his side towards the finishing line.

00:08 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
BOWLED! Shakib Al Hasan b Piyush Chawla

It is a quicker delivery by Piyush Chawla, Shakib comes down the track but hesitates for a moment. The ball skids through bat and pad to crash into the leg-stump. KKR have their breakthrough. But is it a bit too late? Only time will tell. SRH are 114/4 after 16 overs

23:58 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
SRH reach three figures, 100/3 in 13.4 overs

With a single on the leg side of Kuldeep Yadav, Sunrisers have reached the three-figure mark. With two experienced batsmen, Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan at the crease, SRH are looking in control. 

23:51 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Russell leaks 16 runs

Just when KKR were tightening their grip on the match, Andre Russell gives 16 runs in one over, courtesy of 2 fours and a six. Could this be the turning point of the match? We must wait and watch.

23:45 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Back to Back boundaries

For the first time in over 30 deliveries, SRH have a hit a four. Kane Williamson capitalizes on the short balls by Kuldeep and smashes fours in successive deliveries. Not what KKR are looking forward to. SRH are 72/3 after 11 overs.

23:43 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Halfway stage! SRH need 77 in 60 balls.

10 overs have been bowled and the match is in the balance. SRH need 77 in 60 balls. KKR have tightened the screws with their spinners.  Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan need to do the bulk of the hard work to get their side past this tricky phase. An exciting period to look forward to.

23:35 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
GONE! Manish Pandey lbw b Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav removes Manish Pandey for 4. This is huge for KKR. Playing for the turn Pandey attempts to defend the ball but the bat is behind the pad- always a danger against Kuldeep Yadav. Big three wickets within the first 3 overs.

23:30 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Powerplay Ends!

At the end of the powerplay, SRH are 46/2. While it seemed that Hyderabad are getting away with the match, twin strikes by Narine have brought back KKR into the contest. An exciting game is on the cards. Wrist spinners will surely have a  part to play as the pitch is providing turn and bounce. 

23:21 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Big Wicket! Shikhar Dhawan b Narine

Sunil Narine is on a roll. Two wickets in two over. This time it is the big wicket of the inform batsman- Shikhar Dhawan (7 runs). Just when it seemed that the match is slipping away from KKR's grasp, their talisman has brought them back into the game. A straight delivery, which Dhawan tried to manoeuvre to the leg side but misses completely and the ball disturbs the timber.

23:16 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Shikhar Dhawan earns the Purple Cap!

SRH opener Shikhar Dhawan has earned the purple cap after surpassing Surya Kumar Yadav's tally of 124 runs. Dhawan is currently unbeaten on 6 and has gone to score 128 runs in the tournament so far. He has been great form in T20 cricket and Hyderabad will hope he carries on with his good form.

23:12 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
OUT! Wriddhiman Saha c Karthik b Narine

Sunil Narine has struck on the first ball of his spell as Wriddhiman Saha is dismissed for 24. A horrible way to get out as the batsman knicks one down the leg side, smart work by the keeper as he latches on to the catch. A good first over by Narine, 3 runs and a wicket.

23:09 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Expensive over

Mitchell Johnson leaks 16 runs in the third over of SRH's innings. Wriddhiman Saha has the measure of the bowler and is hitting through the line. This is not the start KKR were hoping for. 

23:02 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Four! SRH are off the mark

First runs of the bat is a four. Saha flicks one down the leg side for a boundary. SRH are off the mark with a boundary.  Mitchell Johnson looks a bit rusty, KKR need him to fire tonight.

22:55 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
SRH openers out to chase 139

Wriddhiman Saha and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle for the chase of 139 runs. Mitchel Johnson has the ball in hand for Kolkata

22:41 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
KKR finish with 138 for 8

WICKET! On the final delivery of the innings, Shivam Mavi is caught by Bhuvneshwar off SIddarth Kaul. Kolkata finish with 138 for 8 from 20 overs. Not the best score on this pitch.

22:35 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Second free hit of the over!

Another no-ball by  Bhuvneshwar Kumar results in the second free hit off the over but Shivam Mavi fails to capitalize on it. Just a single.

22:33 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
WICKET! Dinesh Karthik c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Another well-disguised knuckleball by Kumar does the trick. Karthik goes for a drive but manages to edge it back to the keeper. Saha makes no mistakes. KKR sink further 129/7.

22:29 (IST) 14 Apr 2018

A no-ball by Bhuvneshwar Kumar off the first ball in the 18th over results in a free hit. Another knuckleball but Dinesh Karthik is ready for it and smashes it straight back past the bowlers head for a huge six. KKR finally get a move on.

22:23 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Sunrisers strike! Shubman Gill c Shakib Al Hasan b Bhuvneshwar Kumar

India's U-19 star, Shubman Gill departs for 3. Knuckleball by Bhuvneshwar Kumar outfoxes the batsman. The pressure got to the youngster as he attempts to play a lofted shot but succumbs while trying to break the shackles. KKR in deep trouble at 112/6

22:20 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
KKR struggling at 111/5 after 16 overs

KKR's fault lines have been exposed by a terrific Sunrisers bowling attack. Before the rain break Knight Riders looked well settled but since the rain interruption, things have gone awry for the home team. The spinner have choked the batsman, runs are coming at a premium. The batsman have also been guilty of over attacking trying to over attacking. Seems like a total of 150 will be hard to get.

22:06 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
CATCH! Andre Russell c Manish Pandey b Billy Stanlake

Stunning catch by Manish Pandey to get rid of Andre Russell. Russell attempts to clear the boundary ropes by trying to loft the ball over the point region but manages to slice it in the air. Running backwards Pandey completes a diving catch. This is as good as it ever gets.

21:59 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
WICKET! Chris Lynn c&b Shakib Al Hasan

Against the run of play, Chris Lynn is dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan. Great awareness by Shakib as he dives to his left, keeps fingers underneath the ball to complete a fine return catch of his own bowling. Lynn has to walk back to the dug-out for 49. Massive cheers as Andre Russell makes his way to the middle.

21:53 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
OUT! Sunil Narine c Kane Williamson b Shakib Al Hasan

Sunil Narine attempts to hoick another one but it is one shot too many. An arm ball by Shaki does the trick as Narine mistimes it, Williamson runs back from midwicket region to complete a fine catch. Skipper Dinesh Karthik arrives at the crease.

21:40 (IST) 14 Apr 2018

Sunil Narine is the new man in he takes the big route straightaway. Manish Pandey at long on tries to catch it but his momentum takes him over the ropes. He manages to throw the ball back into play but won't be able to catch it. Stunning effort

21:33 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
WICKET! Nitish Rana c Manish Pandey b Billy Stanlake

Manish Pandey with an outstanding catch at backward point to get rid of Nitish Rana. It is wide and Rana cuts it. Pandey with good reflexes and takes the catch. It pops out when he is airborne but then he manages to hold on

21:16 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Start in 20 minutes

The covers are being removed and there is no wet outfield. Play likely to start at 09:30 pm IST which is just 20 minutes from now. Given the rain stays away

21:12 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Covers coming off

Covers are coming off in Kolkata. The whole ground is covered so it will take some time to resume the game. The drizzle seems to have stopped

21:03 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Did you miss thriller in Mumbai?

Mumbai Indians, playing at home, posted a big total of 195 runs and then picked up an early wicket as well against Delhi Daredevils. But Jason Roy played a remarkable innings of 94 runs to pull off a great win for Mumbai. Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils Summary

20:34 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Rain in Kolkata

Rain in Kolkata and the covers are on! Players are walking off the field and with Kolkata Knight Riders at 52 for 1. Full ground is being covered but it is just a drizzle

20:30 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
12 off the Rashid over

Nitish Rana punishes Rashid. A six over mid-wicket then a four! Rashid leaks 12 runs of the over. End of the powerplay in Kolkata and KKR are 49 for 1 after 6 overs

20:27 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Kaul leaks 14 runs

Two more fours for Lynn in that over. Kolkata take 14 runs off the over and Lynn keeps the run-rate up. Kolkata are 37 for 1 after 5 over. Poor over from Kaul

20:26 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Siddarth Kaul into the attack

Kaul has been a successful bowler in the powerplay. He is now bowling to Lynn. The second ball is hit over the point region for four! Brilliant batting.

20:23 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Stunning over Stanlake!

Just the two runs from the over and some pace bowling this from Stanlake. Kolkata Knight Riders reach 23 for the loss of one wicket after 4 overs. 

20:15 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
WICKET! Robin Uthappa c Wriddhiman Saha b Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives the first wicket! Uthappa is stuck on the crease and pokes at a delivery that is moving away. A thick outside edge but umpire says not out. SRH review. There is a spike in the UltraEdge. Gone!

20:10 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Lynn gets four, four

Back to back boundaries from Chris Lynn and Kolkata move on. The second was mistimed and Kane Williamson attempted a catch on that. Dropped. Nine runs off the second over

20:09 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
Bhuvneshwar with one run

What a start from Bhuvneshwar! Just the one run in that first over from him. Hyderabad have been brilliant with the ball in this IPL and this is the reason

20:03 (IST) 14 Apr 2018
New opening pair for KKR

Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa are the two batsmen opening the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders. No Sunil Narine today. Bhuvi has the ball in hand for Hyderabad

kkr vs srh ipl Shikhar Dhawan has been in superb form for Hyderabad In match 10 of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad are facing each other at the Eden Gardens. Both the teams have had two outings in the tournament and will have a fair idea of their strengths and weakness. While SRH have never managed to win a game at the Edens, what makes them favourites in this match is their superior bowling contingent which has propelled them to the top of the table in IPL 11. For KKR, who have the smallest squad of all teams, problems are mounting with injuries to key players. Kamlesh Nagarkoti is the latest to feature in this list. Overall the two teams have faced each other 12 times with KKR recording 8 wins while SRH have managed just 4. However, tonight's encounter will give the Hyderabad franchise a chance to improve their record. After being a part of KKR for several years the trio of Shakib Al Hasan Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan will be turning out for the Orange army, hence their performances will also be something to watch out for.

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