Chasing a mediocre target of 143 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders managed to chase down the target 20th in the over with 2 deliveries to spare at Uppal, Hyderabad on Super Sunday.

For KKR, Robin Uthappa top scored with a brisk 40, while Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey scored 39 runs and 35 runs respectively.

For SRH, Dale Styen and Karan Sharma picked up a wicket each, while the third wicket was a run-out.

Having won the toss and elected to bat first, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) scored 142/8 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

For SRH, David Warner top scored with a brisk 34 runs, while Naman Ojha made 22 runs and Irfan Pathan chipped in with 23 runs. 

For KKR, Umesh Yadav was pick of the bowler returning with figures of 3/26 in his four allotted overs. Shakib Al-Hasan also picked up two wickets, while Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla chipped in with a wicket each.

Earlier at the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad shocked everyone when Darren Sammy came out to the toss and not their regular captain Shikhar Dhawan, as SRH team management dropped Dhawan as captain and replaced him with Sammy. Darren Sammy, who was not even in the team in last four games, replaced Moises Henriques as Sunrisers’ only change. This is very important match for both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders to stay in race for a qualification spot in play-offs.

Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other, played the same team that won against Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets in their previous match. At the end of the toss, both skippers were happy with Sammy electing to bat and Gautam Gambhir implying he would have chosen to field in anycase had he won the toss.

Darren Sammy when asked about change in leadership was did replied vaguely without giving away much, but team’s mentor VVS Laxman had earlier told that Sunrisers dropped Dhawan as captain to let him concentrate on his batting and regain some lost form, In Laxman’s words: “hoping for a lot from Shikhar the batsman.”

Shikhar Dhawan, Indian international, has had a bleak season so far, scoring just 215 runs at 21.50. Dhawan is yet to score a half-century in this tournament.

Sunrisers Hyderabad 1 Aaron Finch, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 David Warner, 4 KL Rahul (wk), 5 Darren Sammy (capt), 6 Naman Ojha, 7 Irfan Pathan, 8 Karn Sharma, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Amit Mishra, 11 Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Kolkata Knight Riders 1 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 2 Manish Pandey, 3 Robin Uthappa (wk), 4 Yusuf Pathan, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Ryan ten Doeschate, 8 Umesh Yadav, 9 Morne Morkel, 10 Sunil Narine, 11 Piyush Chawla


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