Kolkata Knight Riders 183 for four (Rana 68, Ruseel 49*, Rashid 1-26) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 181 for three (Warner 85, Vijay 40*, Russell 2-32) by 6 wickets
That is a kind of Twenty20 days. You get a defendable goal, you get your ways proper, you squeeze the opposition, however then Andre Russell comes round, hits 4 sixes and 4 fours in 19 balls, and with out breaking a sweat makes a mockery of all the pieces. The Eden Gardens trustworthy went right into a frenzy as Russell fully destroyed the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling to chase down 53 within the final three overs, the very best that has ever been efficiently chased within the final three overs of an IPL match.
This was solely the third time – out of 14 – that Sunrisers had did not defend a complete of 180 or above in all IPL. This innings additionally spoiled a wonderful comeback for David Warner – a 12 months to the day his profession and his life modified irrevocably due to the ball-tampering scandal. Warner scored 85 off 53 to take Sunrisers to that complete on a troublesome pitch.
Sunrisers have been on the incorrect finish of the toss – requested to bat first, they needed to take care of a slowing-down pitch within the afternoon after which a skiddy one beneath the lights – however they did most issues proper within the defence. Besides get Russell out, who scored 49 off 19, his influence properly above anybody else within the recreation.
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