Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders scored a small total of just 138 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Chris Lynn (49 off 34 balls) and the captain Dinesh Karthik (29 runs off 27 balls) were the leading run scorers for KKR. Bhuvneshwar Kumar of SRH took 3 wickets. In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down the total comfortably scoring 139 runs in 19 overs for the loss of just 5 wickets.
It was yet another day for SRH as they continued to maintain their position at the top of the IPL 2018 table. An easy victory, despite rain interrupting the match a couple of times, further strengthens their position in this season of IPL.
They bowled brilliantly to restrict KKR to just 138 runs and did not allow the latter’s batting to get any momentum. KKR managed a meagre total of 138 runs in 20 overs losing 8 of their wickets. Chris Lynn did look dangerous scoring 49 runs (including 1 six and 7 fours) off just 34 balls, but apart from him no one could weave any magic. SRH’s bowling was top class with their ace medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagging 3 key wickets along with Billy Stanlake and Shakib Al Hasan taking 2 wickets each.
During the first inning and before the start of the second inning the match was interrupted a couple of times due to rain. But the rain didn’t play a spoilt sport and good for the fans that the entire match went through.
SRH obviously chased down the total in a comfortable manner in just 19 overs. Kane Williamson scored 50 runs off 44 balls with Wriddhiman Saha and Shakib Al Hasan making 24 and 27 runs respectively.
With this match SRH continues to be on top of the standings with 3 victories in 3 matches and KKR stands at number 4 with just 1 victory out of 3 matches they played.