Indian Premier League Match 2
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Toss : Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bowl first
Sunrisers Hyderabad had the best possible start as their openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow gave them a wonderful 118 runs opening stand David Warner scored 85 runs off 53 balls whereas Jonny Bairstow scored 39 runs off 35 balls. Their good effort was followed by Vijay Shankar as he also scored quick fire 40 runs off just 24 balls.Andre Russel was the pick of the bowlers as he took 2 wickets out of 3 and gave away 32 runs and control that flow of runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Score : 181-3 in 20 overs.
In Reply of Sunrisers Hyderabad, 181 runs Kolkata Knight Riders were reluctant in the beginning as they lost their opener Chris Lynn early after scoring only 7 runs off 11 balls. After that Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana added 81 runs when Robin Uthappa departed after scoring 35 runs off 27 balls, then it was an early exit for Dinesh Karthik as he got out cheaply on 2 runs at the score of 118 Nitesh Rana left the field after scoring fighting 68 runs off 47 balls. Then it was Andre Russel show he took on a rampage of the bowlers and dispatch everything out of the park which was on his range he scored 49 runs off 14 balls which included 8 boundaries with 4 fours and 4 sixes and finishes the match with 2 balls to spare. Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers as he gave away 26 runs in his 4 overs.