IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR: Sunrisers Hyderabad had no trouble in putting Kolkata Knight Riders to the sword and ensuring they lose their fifth match in a row. Jonny Bairstow (80*) and David Warner (67) were once again in pulsating form to chase down the below-par 160 run total with ease. Even as KKR picked one wicket, that of Warner, the job was completed by Bairstow with consecutive sixes – winning with 30 balls to spare. (Full scorecard)
The win – second on the bounce – has taken Sunrisers into the top-half of the IPL standings and in contention for the playoffs. Despite the low total to defend, KKR never got close to SRH and had no answer to a fourth 100 run stand between Warner and Bairstow.
Earlier, Andre Russell’s request to be promoted in the order wasn’t paid heed to and he came on to bat at No. 7 where he scored 15 runs from 9 balls including two sixes. His impact was diminished with Chris Lynn and Rinku Singh stitching a 50-run partnership. Lynn scored a half century to steady things after KKR lost control.