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SRH vs KKR Highlights, IPL 2019 Match 38 in Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad win by nine wickets

IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR As It Happened: Catch all the highlights of the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders through our live blog.

By HT Correspondent | Apr 21, 2019 19:23 IST

Highlights: Jonny Bairstow remains unbeaten on 80 as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in Hyderabad. Earlier, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow’s opening stand of 131 runs put SRH in the driver’s seat. This after Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Andre Russell in the 19th over and helped Sunrisers Hyderabad restrict Kolkata Knight Riders to 159/8 in 20 overs.

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19:12 hrs IST

SRH win by 9 wickets

Bairstow goes four, six, six off Chawla’s bowling and takes Sunrisers Hyderabad to a nine-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders. The Englishman remains unbeaten on 80 from 43 balls as KKR lose their fifth match in a row.

18:58 hrs IST

Warner departs for 67 runs

Bairstow survived a third drop catch just before Warner is bowled out by Prithviraj in the second ball of the 12th over. But this wicket is a little too late for KKR as SRH need 29 runs off 46 balls to win.

18:53 hrs IST

SRH cruising

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are not going to get out today unless they make a mistake themselves. The home side need 45 runs from 53 balls to win.

18:44 hrs IST

Warner and Bairstow score fifties

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow bring up their respective fifties off 28 balls. It has been a superlative innings by the Australian and the Englishman. It looks like SRH are going to win this match by 10 wickets.

18:36 hrs IST

David Warner nears fifty

David Warner is seeing the ball like a football. He is striking the ball very well and has scored 46 runs off 24 balls so far. SRH need 79 runs from 77 balls to win.

18:27 hrs IST

Warner and Bairstow put SRH in the driver’s seat

Warner slams Cariappa for two sixes and a four as Sunrisers Hyderabad reach 72/0 in 6 overs. They need 88 runs from 84 balls to win.

18:22 hrs IST

SRH reach 52/0 in 5 overs

Warner and Bairstow have got an idea about the wicket and the bowling line-up. They have steamrolled to 52/0 in 5 overs.

18:16 hrs IST

Bairstow on song

Bairstow is riding on his luck today. He smashes Chawla for a six and a four as SRH reach 43/0 in 4 overs. They need 117 more runs to win.

18:06 hrs IST

Cariappa drops a costly catch

Bairstow cuts a delivery from the debutant Prithviraj. Cariappa gets to the ball in the deep but fumbles the catch near the boundary rope. Bairstow survives as Sunrisers Hyderabad move to 22/0 in 2 overs.

18:01 hrs IST

Warner and Bairstow start confidently

The ball isn’t coming onto the bat at a quick rate and therefore Warner and Bairstow are waiting till the last minute before selecting a particular shot. SRH: 6/0.

17:44 hrs IST

Kolkata Knight Riders post 159/8

Cariappa and Chawla score some valuable runs in the last over as the Kolkata Knight Riders post 159/8 in 20 overs. Rashid Khan concedes 13 runs in the 20th over for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

17:39 hrs IST

Russell departs for 15 runs

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has picked up the big fish! The fast bowler kept targeting the leg stump, Russell hit him for two sixes, but in the fifth ball of the penultimate over, the West Indian hit the ball straight to Rashid Khan.

17:29 hrs IST

Lynn departs for 51 runs

Lynn had to go for the big shots and in pursuit of them he has fallen for 51 runs. Williamson takes a brilliant running catch as Khaleel picks up his third wicket.

17:27 hrs IST

Lynn scores fifty

Chris Lynn brings up his half-century off 45 balls. It hasn’t been a typical innings from Lynn in this innings, but he needed to play anchor after KKR lost wickets in clusters early on in the innings.

17:21 hrs IST

Rinku Singh departs for 30 runs

Rashid Khan takes a brilliant catch to dismiss Rinku Singh. The Kolkata batsman goes for 30 runs as Andre Russell walks out to bat.

17:16 hrs IST

Kolkata reach 116/4 in 15 overs

Chris Lynn and Rinku Singh have consolidated KKR’s innings with a 43-run partnership. They are at 116/4 in 15 overs. Both batsmen will have to go after the bowling from here on as Andre Russell is yet to arrive in this match.

17:09 hrs IST

Lynn and Rinku power Kolkata on

The Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers have put pressure on the Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen throughout the innings, but Chris Lynn has fought his way through to the 14th over. He is batting on 44 runs from 40 balls with good support from Rinku Singh at the other end.

16:59 hrs IST

Nadeem misses a sitter

Rinku Singh pulls a delivery from Sandeep Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem drops a sitter in the deep. He was too worried about touching the boundary and lets the ball go through his hands for a six.

16:53 hrs IST

Rashid Khan starts brilliantly

Rashid Khan couldn’t have asked for a better time to bowl in this match. The Kolkata Knight Riders are under the pump at the moment. The Afghanistan bowler concedes just five runs in his first over. KKR: 80/4 in 10 overs.

16:43 hrs IST

Karthik run out

Disastrous second run attempt by Dinesh Karthik! He was never going to make it. Vijay Shankar at mid-wicket throws the ball to Bairstow and the wicket-keeper breaks the stumps with Karthik miles away from the crease. Kolkata lose their fourth wicket as Sunrisers Hyderabad have complete control of the match.

16:33 hrs IST

Bhuvneshwar dismisses Rana

Bhuvneshwar Kumar induces an edge and Rana gets out caught for 11 runs. The Sunrisers Hyderabad are turning on the heat in Hyderabad.

16:24 hrs IST

Khaleel strikes again

After a poor start to the game, Khaleel has brought SRH right back into it as he picks his second wicket of the day. Gill hits the ball into the hands of the point fielder and he has to go for 3. The hosts are firmly on top at the moment . Nitish Rana joins Chris Lynn in the middle.

16:21 hrs IST

Good first over from Sandeep

Finally a good over for SRH as Sandeep Sharma stops the flow of runs and concedes just 5 singles off his first over. After a flying start, KKR don’t need to do something drastic as their run rate is quite high at the moment despite the fall of a wicket.

16:17 hrs IST

Gill joins Lynn

Subhman Gill has been promoted up the order as he comes out to join Chris Lynn in the middle. The last time he came up the order, he scored a brisk fifty and he will be hopeful of a similar impact in this clash.

16:13 IST

Khaleel strikes in first over

Narine had hit a huge six over point and then back to back boundaries off Khaleel Ahmed’s first three deliveries. The left-arm pacer then hit back by bowling a slow ball which uprooted Narine’s leg stump. KKR lose their first wicket after a brisk start.

16:09 hrs IST

Four, SIX and six

Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine are now taking the attack to Shahbaz Nadim who came to bowl the second over of the innings. Nadeep bowled short to Lynn and he dispatched it for a boundary towards covers. Narine then hit the ball over mid wicket for the first six of the innings. On the last ball, Lynn too hit his first six of the innings down the ground. 18 runs off the second over.

16:04 hrs IST

Expensive first over

KKR openers are off to a good start as they score 10 runs to begin the proceedings. Lynn hit the delivery towards the off side for his first four of the innings on the third delivery and then Narine flicked the ball off his hips for a boundary towards square leg.

15:57 hrs IST

Match begins

The players and officials are now making their way out in the middle and we are about to get underway here at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine are opening the innings for KKR. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hand.

15:51 hrs IST

Stat attack

The last 9 matches between these two sides have alternated between KKR and Sunrisers (starting from 2016). KKR won the last match at Kolkata.

4/5: 4 of the 5 matches between these two sides at Hyderabad have been won by the chasing team.

10: Sunrisers’ defeats against KKR in the IPL: Their most against any one team.

17: this will be the 17th encounter between these two sides: The most Sunrisers have played against a single IPL opponent.

762: Runs for David Warner against Kolkata Knight Riders: 2nd most by any player after Suresh Raina (818).

2: David Warner is the only player to have managed multiple IPL centuries against KKR.

25: With 25 wickets against KKR in the IPL, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the leading wicket-taker against this franchise.

15:45 hrs IST

Captains corner

Williamson: We had a good last game and so we will try to get on a roll with that. The guys at the top (Warner and Bairstow) are going brilliantly well but it is a fresh start today.

Karthik: We have made three changes and those players will bring breath of fresh air into the team. As captain you have to stand up in big games and today is a big game.

15:39 hrs IST

Playing XIs

Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed

Kolkata: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Piyush Chawla, KC Cariappa, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj

15:33 hrs IST

Toss update

Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and opted to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders. Dinesh Karthik says during the toss that they have made three changes for this clash. KKR are coming into this clash on the back of four defeats and will look to change their fortunes in the tournament with a win today.

15:25 hrs IST

Predicted XIs

Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed

Kolkata: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna

15:20 hrs IST

Player battle - Pandey vs Chawla

For all the hype and talent around Manish Pandey, he has not fired since 2018, which has forced the management to rest him. However, he could get a game against KKR and this is the match, where he should finally step up and make a statement. Now, his biggest threat will be Piyush Chawla - he has managed to score only 12 runs in 11 balls and has been dismissed once by the leggie. Another interesting battle is on the cards.

15:15 hrs IST

Player battle - Russell vs Bhuvneshwar

Well, Russell is on a rampage and it started back when SRH took on KKR at Eden Gardens earlier in the season. He absolutely tore into Bhuvneshwar Kumar back then and once again, this battle will be key to the proceedings of this match. In 8 balls bowled by Bhuvneshwar, Russell has smoked him for 23 runs and has not been dismissed even once. How will Bhuvi react in this match after the mauling will be an interesting watch.

15:10 hrs IST

Player battle - Lynn vs Rashid

The big-hitting batsman has got off to bright starts in a few games but has not been able to play an innings of note this season. KKR would want him to bat deep into the innings. However, his biggest worry will be Rashid Khan. Lynn has struggled to find his footing against the leg spinner as in 19 balls faced, he has only managed to score 18 runs and has been dismissed only once. Williamson could chuck the ball to Rashid early in the match to get the better of the Australian.

15:05 hrs IST

Player battle - Warner vs Narine

Two big names will be up against as soon as the powerplays and KKR would want Narine to get rid of Warner as soon as possible. The left-hander has been in roaring form this season and his record against the spinner is not too bad either. He has scored 120 runs off 76 balls and has been dismissed twice by Sunil Narine over the years and hence, this battle right at the top will have a massive bearing on the outcome of the match.

15:00 hrs IST

Russell wants change in batting order

“I think me going to bat early would definitely be a good thing for KKR. But with our make-up of the team, that’s a good answer.” The Windies cricketer has been in blazing form and is the leading six-hitter of this season with 39 to his credit. He also sits fourth in the rungetters tally with 377 runs at an average of 75.40 with an astonishing strike rate of 220.46.

14:50 hrs IST

How to stop Russell juggernaut?

“We could bowl someone like Rashid (Khan) or Sandeep (Sharma), who executes slower balls so well. Russell is playing well, no doubt but at the same time he is still human, he can still get out. If we can concentrate on what we do well, if are able to play the way we did against Chennai (Super Kings) the other day, and put on a complete performance together then we should be in a good place. The pitch has been brilliant here,” said Bairstow.

14:40 hrs IST

Bairstow defends team

“We have got some fantastic players in our middle-order and David and I have done a fairly good job at the top. There are players who are in the World Cup team. Yusuf Pathan’s records speak for itself. There is a reason why they have done so well in the last couple of years.”

14:30 hrs IST

SRH’s middle-order woes

The hosts too have concerns of their own, mainly their over-reliance on openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, who will be leaving at the end of the week to join England’s World Cup. When the opening duo has fired, SRH have done well but on other occasions the middle-order has let them down. The World Cup-bound Vijay Shankar is due for a big score and so is captain Kane Williamson.

14:20 hrs IST

Problems galore for KKR

A rampaging Russell and Nitish Rana almost pulled off a miraculous win on Friday night after the KKR top-order left them with too much to do in the death overs. Russell even questioned the team’s decision to send him lower down the order when the likes of Robin Uthappa struggled. There is little doubt that the KKR think tank will be working overtime to get back to winnings ways.

14:10 hrs IST

Form guide

Both teams have eight points though SRH have played one match less. The hosts snapped their three-match losing streak with a win over table leaders CSK and KKR now need to do the same having lost their last four games.

14:00 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

A very warm welcome to the live blog of the high pressure IPL clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. The two teams are locked at 8 points each and will look for a win in order make a case for a place in the knockout stages of the competition.