Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the ongoing 54-run Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match 61 in Pune on Saturday.
Chasing 178, the Sunrisers never really got the momentum going as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The 2016 IPL winners only managed to reach 123/8 in 20 overs, losing the contest by a massive 54-run margin.
can opener Abhishek Sharma he was the only batsman to show any fight going 43 from 28 balls with the help of six limits before Varun Chakra Varthy got rid of him. For the two-time champions, andrew russell He bagged three wickets for 22 runs in his 4 overs quota.
Earlier, the Knight Riders struggled to lose half of their side by just 94 in 11.3 overs before Russell’s counter strike took their side to a competitive 177/6 in the allotted 20 overs.
Russell, along with sam billing, added 63 runs for the sixth wicket to stabilize innings. The Caribbean giant smashed 49 runs unbeaten in 28 deliveries with the help of seven limits, including four sixes. Similarly, Billings hit a crucial 34 off 29 balls, including three fours and a six.
for sunrises, Umran Malik he was the star on the ball, taking a brilliant three-wicket run as he conceded 33 runs in his 4-over quota.
This is how Twitter reacted:
.@KKRiders are wearing out here in Pune! 👏 👏
Tim Southee scalps his second wicket as captain @ShreyasIyer15 complete the capture.
— Indian Premier League (@IPL) May 14, 2022
— CalcuttaKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 14, 2022
Andre Russell once again doing it for KKR. What star is it?
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 14, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 14, 2022
Sunrisers Hyderabad become the first team to have 5 straight wins followed by 5 straight losses in IPL.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 14, 2022
In high pressure games, we can see teams batting first. Chasing is getting a little harder. Bad loss for SSR as its NRR is negative. The next big week is coming up.
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) May 14, 2022
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 14, 2022
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 14, 2022
Andre Russell scored 330 runs and took 17 wickets at IPL 2022 – the MVP, the beast is back.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 14, 2022
What a game for Andre Russell, 49* and 3-22 as KKR won by 54 runs and stayed alive in the playoff race.
Very poor from SRH, very disappointed with them this season#KKRvsSRH
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) May 14, 2022
Andre Russell wins his 12th Man Of The Match award in the IPL. One of KKR’s best and an IPL beast.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 14, 2022