KKR vs SRH: Kolkata beats Hyderabad, Andre Russell did wonders with ball after bat

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 54 runs in match 61 of IPL 2022 played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. This is KKR’s sixth win in 13 matches. With this win, Kolkata have kept their hopes of making the playoffs alive.

Kolkata Knight Riders scored 177 for 6 in 20 overs after playing first. In response, the Sunrisers Hyderabad team were only able to score 123 runs from 8 wickets in the allotted overs. Andre Russell was the hero of this victory for Kolkata. At batting first, Russell played a 49 inning with no outs on 28 balls. He then took three wickets for 22 runs in bowling.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, chasing KKR’s 178-run target, did not get off to a good start. Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma couldn’t take advantage of the power play. Williamson returned to the pavilion with a 30-run score in the sixth over. He scored only 9 runs on 17 balls. After this, Rahul Tripathi was also able to score only 9 runs on 12 balls. Aidan Markram and Abhishek played some brilliant shots after losing two wickets for 54 in the ninth over. But neither of them could stay in the fold for long.

Abhishek scored 43 runs on 28 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes. At the same time, Markram played a 32-run, 25-ball inning with the help of three sixes. As soon as these two came out, Hyderabad’s tickets scattered like a deck of cards. For their part, Nicholas Pooran 02, Washington Sundar 04, Shashank Singh 11 and Marco Jansen left after scoring 01. At the same time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned undefeated with 06 and Umran Malik with 03 runs.

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For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Andre Russell took three wickets for 22 runs in four overs. At the same time, Tim Southee took two wickets for 23 runs in 4 overs. Apart from this, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty and Sunil Narine each got a wicket.

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