Sunrisers Beat KKR By 5 Wickets, Top Of The Points Table
Like every match of the IPL 11 season of IPL 2018, the second match of Saturday also reached the final over. Win the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat KKR by 5 wickets, replaying match win again. Earlier, batting first in the rain-affected match, KKR scored 138 runs. In reply, Sunrisers won the match with sixes on the first ball of the last over. With this win, Sunrise has reached the top of the Hyderabad numeral table. Sunrise has become the only team that has won all three matches so far.
Kane Williamson decided to bowl after winning the toss and his bowlers took full advantage of the deficiencies of the opposing team so that the domestic team could score only 138 runs in the last 20 overs by losing eight wickets. However, the bowlers of the Kolkata Knight Riders also did well and the visitors did not let the hopes of an easy win over the team. But Williamson’s 50 runs and Yusuf Pathan (17 not out, two fours and a six in seven balls) and a six in the 19th over, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored a convincing 139 for five wickets in 19 overs.
Opener Wriddhiman Saha was dismissed with 24 runs (5 fours in 15 balls) and Sunil Narine (2/17) was dismissed on the first ball. Sunil Narine bowled Shikhar Dhawan (07) in the second over and made another shock to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Manish Pandey also made four runs to go for runs. Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan hit a partnership of 59 runs for the fourth wicket. Piyush Chawla did not let his partnership go ahead and bowled the Bangladeshi all-rounder bowl his 27-run knock, which he took 21 balls in which he had two fours and a six.
As soon as Williamson completed his half-century, Russell, who was standing at square leg on the back of Mitchell Johnson, took his easy catch. He completed 50 runs in 43 balls and 50 runs from a six. He is out on the next ball. Hyderabad needed 13 runs to win in the last two overs. Pathan gave victory to the team by putting a six on the last ball of the 19th over. While the Kolkata players played poorly on their field, then the fielders of Hyderabad fielded spectacular fielding.