Well Kolkata Night Riders played Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 24th, at Eden Park. The Stadium was jam packed as it was a weekend. Dinesh Karthik, Captain of Kolkata Night Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first. David Warner was banned from all formats of the game as he was found guilty under the act of Ball-tampering. Now that he has a made a comeback, he trashed the opposition on his very first match. He got into a blistering start.
One of the biggest advantages for SRH will be the return of David Warner. He may not get back to the post of a captain, but he will still be a crucial member in the leadership group- Tom Moody said in the recent interview. Despite being one of the top teams in T20- league in the last three years, Sunrisers enter yet another season of the competition with not many eyeballs tracking their every pre-season move. SRH was asked to bat; they managed to put 181 runs on the board at the loss of three wickets. David Warner scored 85 in 53 balls and Vijay Shankar was fabulous with this bat. His crucial 40 runs of 24 runs were much needed as KKR was about conquer the innings, Shanker pulled it off brilliantly.
Kolkata Night Riders started off brilliantly as it was their home ground they knew about the dew, which is going to change the match circumstances on the later half of the game. Nitish Rana delivered to his potential when it was needed for his team. He managed to score 68 runs of 47 balls. Post 10 overs, Kaul was bowling into the right areas which was very difficult for KKR batters to score. Dre-russel was extra-ordinary with his bat, he demolished the opposition absolutely. Russel finishes off in style with 49 runs off 18balls. KKR beat SRH by 6 wickets.