Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad | Twitter Reactions

IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Twitter Reactions

Sunrisers Hyderabad continued their winning run this season with an emphatic 5-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

Set a modest total of 139, Sunrisers Hyderabad were off to an ideal start. Shikhar Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha added a quickfire 32 off just 18 ball before Sunil Narine dismissed the latter. In his next over, Narine struck again to remove the in-form Dhawan, helping Knight Riders crawl their way back. At the end of the powerplay, the Sunrisers were 46 for 2 with skipper Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey taking charge of the chase.

Kuldeep Yadav then put the hosts on top by dismissing Pandey to leave the tourists reeling at 55 for 3. At the end of ten overs, Sunrisers were 62 for 3. Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan calmed down the nerves in the dressing room.

It looked like the Sunrisers would get home easily when Williamson and Shakib were batting. However, the game turned on its head when both of them departed in quick succession, leaving their side reeling at 119 for 5. The equation was finally down to 13 off the last two overs. Yusuf Pathan and Deepak Hooda then took the team home with 6 balls remaining.

Earlier in the game, the Knight Riders lost wickets at regular intervals and ended up with a sub-par score. The experiment to promote Robin Uthappa as opener backfired as he was out for just 3. Chris Lynn and Nitish Rana steadied the ship for a while with a 39-run stand. The stand was broken by Billy Stanlake when he had Rana.

The floodgates opened when Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Sunil Narine for 9 with the scoreboard reading 79. From there on, the hosts kept on losing wickets at regulars as they could manage only 138 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs. Lynn top-scored for the home side, scoring 49 off 34.

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