Kolkata wins again by a massive 54 runs, riding on Russel’s attacks!

KKR defeats SRH by a massive 54 runs in an easy win in Saturday’s IPL match. Russel’s counterattack was one to note and they finished the game in 177/6 while restricting SRH to just 123/8.

Indian Premier League 2022, Match 61: Kolkata Knight Riders crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 54 runs in an unquestionable win in IPL game on Saturday at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Choosing to bat, KKR rode on Andre Russell’s counteroffensive 28-ball 49 not out to post a battling 177 for six. In reply, SRH could oversee 123 for 8 in their quested 20 overs with opener Abhishek Sharma top scoring with a 28-ball 43 and Aiden Markram scoring a 25-ball 32. Previously, Russell and Sam Billings (34) shared a 63-run partnership to take KKR across the 150-mark after they were 94 for five in the twelfth over. With Russell pushing ahead, KKR scored 58 in the last five overs.

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Kolkata Knight Riders win the toss and decide to bat first. Venkatesh Iyer and Rahane start the procedures for Kolkata. Bhuvneshwar will float the first over for Hyderabad. Venkatesh Iyer punches down the ground and gets a limit. Rahane pulls it this time against Marco Jansen and gets a six. What a shot!! Rahane at his best at this point! Venkatesh Iyer leaves now, Jansen gets him this time. Nitish Rana scourges it this time against Natarajan and gets a four. He follows it up by hitting a six at this point. Rana hits another six at this point. Umran Malik took Kolkata back with 2 consecutive wickets of Nitish Rana and Ajinkya Rahane.

The two gets were taken by Shashank Singh who pulled off a flat out blinder to shoot Rahane back. T Natarajan takes the wicket of Rinku Singh. After a ton of disarray, ultimately, he leaves. Billings signals for the audit yet the survey wasn’t veritable in light of the fact that Rinku doesn’t request it. Bhuvneshwar gets the wicket of Billings and Williamson takes a simple catch to excuse him. This is smart bowling by Bhuvneshwar. Hyderabad bowlers have bowled all around well all through the innings. KKR 157/6 after 19 overs. Washington Sundar dumbfounds the keep going for Hyderabad. Russell hits a six over the deep mid-wicket. That is one more greatest from Russell. He closes the over with a colossal six. It’s an expensive over from Sundar. KKR 177/6 after 20 overs. Abhishek Sharma and Williamson are at the wrinkle. Abhishek Sharma is protesting. Umesh Yadav will open the assault. 2 specks to begin and Sharma in the end gets off the imprint in the third one. Clean minimal over. Tim Southee in to bowl the substitute and Sharma smacks him immediately for a four. Is that a drop? That missed the mark concerning a propelling Russell. Sharma hits one more four to end the over. Last over of the powerplay and Russell has been brought into the assault. He tidies up Williamson. Attempts to play a scoop over the guardian’s head and withdraws. SRH30/1 after5.2 overs. Varun Chakaravarthy into the amphitheatre the seventh over and he gets going with a big ball. Tripathi hits him straight for a limit in the third ball. Only 7 from this over. Southee to float the ninth over and that is gotten and cruised. Tripathi hits the ball hard and what a catch by Southee on the completion. Chakaravarthy gets the enormous door of the risky Abhishek Sharma as he’s gotten by Sam Billings. Tremendous entryway in the conditions. SRH72/3 after11.5 overs. Narine gets the colossal entryway of Pooran. Totally outwitted him for one more gotten and cruised. Hyderabad are wobbling at this point. That is another gone as Umesh strikes. Markram was looking genuinely risky as he hit two sixes in Varun’s over and began Umesh’s once again with another 6. 

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Umesh triumphs when it’s all said and done notwithstanding. Clean cruised him. SRH99/5 after14.4 overs. That is one more door for Russell as Washington Sundar attempts to hit this one hard, gets the toe of the club and Venkatesh Iyer takes a genuinely simple catch in the profound. Jansen went for the huge push, gets within edge of the club and that is gone directly to the guardian for the least difficult of gets. SRH113/7 after17.5 overs. Another Hyderabad hitter fails miserably as Shashank Singh hits a confused shot and the leader Shreyas Iyer serenely takes the catch off Southee’s ball. That is dropped. Ought to have been an agreeable catch for Mavi yet the thing you are going to do. SRH117/8 after 19 overs. Last finished and Russell to float. Somewhat melodious that he will be the one to wrap impacts up. Assisted his detachment with the club and presently with the ball with 3 cross sections. Bhuvneshwar begins with a four and that is trailed by 2 blotches. Each finished. KKR palm by 54 runs.