In yet another thriller, two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) sealed a 10-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday. Put into bat by SRH captain David Warner, KKR set a 188-run target, thanks to Nitish Rana's 56-ball 88 and Rahul Tripathi's 29-ball 53. SRH's hopes were kept alive by Manish Pandey (61) and Jonny Bairstow (55 off 40), but the lack of batting depth proved costly for Warner's side, as they came short by 10 runs. Defending 22 in the last over, Andre Russell leaked only 11 runs, which included a six off the last ball by Pandey. Catch highlights and cricket scores for SRH vs KKR match here:
11:13 PM IST: Result! Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs.
KKR: 187 for 6 in 20 overs (Nitish Rana 80, Rahul Tripathi 53; Rashid Khan 2/24, Mohammad Nabi 2/32).
SRH: 177 for 5 in 20 overs (Johnny Bairstow 55, Manish Pandey 61 not out; Prasidh Krishna 2/35).
9:22 PM IST: Kolkata Knight Riders scored 187 for 6. Nitish Rana top-scored with a 56-ball 80 while Rahul Tripathi also hit a half-century with a 29-ball 53. Dinesh Karthik chipped in with a 9-ball 22 not out. Sunrisers Hyderabad made a fine late comeback with Rashid Khan leading the way with figures of 2/24. Mohammad Nabi also took two wickets for 32 runs.
7:07 PM IST: Harbhajan Singh is making his KKR debut tonight. Here are the playing XIs:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha (w), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (w), Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.
7:03 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner wins the toss and they will bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders. Harbhajan Singh makes his KKR debut today.
For in-depth, objective and more importantly balanced journalism, Click here to subscribe to Outlook Magazine