Andre Russell played his laurels first and then threw well as the Kolkata Knights Riders (KKR) kept their bleak hopes alive in the IPL as they crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 54 runs on Saturday. Russell (49 of 28 balls, three fours, sixs) and Sam Billings (34 of 29 balls, three fours, one sixs) put together a 63-round position for the sixth wicket as KKR won the toss and elected to bat first. Scored 177 hard points on the wicket. Fast bowler Imran Malik took three wickets for 33 bowls for the Sunrisers.
In response, the Sunrisers only managed 123 for eight wickets. For him, Abhishek Sharma scored the highest 43 runs. Russell also demonstrated excellent bowling and took three wickets for 22 rounds. Tim Southee took two shares while Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty and Sunil Narine took one share each.
This is KKR’s sixth win in 13 games, taking it to 12 points. His hope remains to reach the playoff in the Agar Magar equation. The Sunrisers suffered their fifth defeat in a row. He has 10 points from 12 matches.
The Sunrisers lost to Captain Ken Williamson (nine) in their first six overtakes and scored 31 runs. Williamson couldn’t take advantage of the gift of life he got initially and threw the ball in an attempt to get the ball off Russell.
Abhishek kept scoring from the other end. Hit two of six in a row on Narayan but Soth dealt a blow to the Sunrisers by grabbing Rahul Tripathi (nine) on his own ball. Chakraborty didn’t allow Abhishek to complete half a century by being caught by wicket-keeper Billings, Narin sent Nicholas Buran (two) to the wing once he got on, while Aiden Markram (32 out of 25 balls) after hitting three times. Umesh Yadav got his share
Russell continued his impressive bowling performance by sending off Washington Sundar (04) and Marco Janssen (01). Earlier, KKR scored only 20 points in the first four, meanwhile lost the wicket to Venkatesh Ayer (7), who was thrown by Marko Jansen (1 for 30) but Nitish Rana (26 of 16 balls, 3 sixes, a fours) ) and Ajinkiya Rahan (28 of 24 balls, 3 sixes) scored 35 points in the next two rounds to take the score to 55 in powerplay.
Rana Taslim Janssen also sent six people after he scored six goals in the return of T Natarajan (1 against 43) after recovering from injury. His bets also hit a six on this one more than Janssen. Washington Sundar also welcomed six people, but Imran caused a stir at the KKR camp as soon as he arrived.
Imran showed Rana and Rahana on their first run while captain Shreyas Ayer (15) showed the way to the wing in the second. Pulling Rana off the short court ball was costly and Rahani pulled an uppercut and was unable to extend his innings. Shashank Singh captured both of them. Rana and Rahana participate in a 48-management partnership.
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Natarajan throws Rinku Singh (five) on Yorker’s plane to reduce the score to 94 for five. In such a situation, Russell converted Natarajan’s full throw to a resounding six, then hit Billings four times in Imran. Billings couldn’t do much after that and was able to easily catch Bovneshwar Kumar’s ball (1 vs 27 points). Russell hit three times in the final round of Washington’s innings.
Sunrisers Hyderabad moved up to seventh place in the table with 10 points from 12 matches. Hyderabad needs to win both games remaining to reach the playoffs. The team led by Shreyas Ayer has only one match left, and even after winning the last match, they will be able to reach 14 points which may not be enough to reach the playoffs. Because Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are still in the top four with 14 points from 12 matches.