122dThe Report by Varun Shetty

Ex-Knight Rider Shakib leads Sunrisers to first win in Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders were only in control as long as their spinners were bowling, as Sunrisers dominated the rest of the game to consolidate their position at the top of the table

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KS Williamson
50(44) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 8 5 1 17 3 5 10
CA Lynn
49(34) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
3 8 1 6 10 6 11 4

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O4
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Sunrisers Hyderabad , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

14 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Commentator: Sreshth Shah

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs | SRH: 139/5 | RR: 7.31

  • YK Pathan17 (7b)
  • DJ Hooda5 (9b)
  • AD Russell3-0-39-0
  • MG Johnson3-0-30-1

12.45am That's all from the Saturday double-header. Wins for Delhi and Hyderabad now make the points table look very interesting. We'll be back tomorrow at 3 pm, for another double-header day. Till then, enjoy the rest of your evening, and for all our friends in West Bengal and Bangladesh, Happy Bengali New Year! This is Sreshth Shah, signing off, and I hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the IPL. Bye now.

12.30am KKR's seamers went for 79 in 7 overs. Their spinners went for 60 in 12. That is the story. They fought, and made Sunrisers sweat, but Kane Williamson's composed knock of 50 was just too classy. The chase needed one anchor, and he was the man to provide that tonight. Sunrisers go top of the table once again while Knight Riders are left with many unanswered questions. Take nothing away from Shakib's knock of 27. He chipped in with the ball as well on a day when Rashid Khan went wicketless. Sunil Narine was excellent with the ball too, but his 2-17 did not find support from the other bowlers. Second-straight loss for Knight Riders. Time for the presentation.

Billy Stanlake is the Man of the Match for his 2 for 21. He says: "It's nice to get out there and take a few wickets. My job is simple, to bowl quick and be aggressive. The bounce was tennis-balley, and the wickets of Rana and Russell were only thanks to two great catches. Think I should buy Manish some beers after this."

Kane Williamson: "Obviously nice to win three in a row, and this surface required some adapting, but the real highlight was our fielding tonight. Bowlers have executed their skills really well, but we know every game is tough, so look to continue doing that. There wasn't a lot of turn, and Kolkata are a strong team but it was nice to go over the line in this city."

Dinesh Karthik: "We want our batting order to have some novelty. We sent Narine in because they were using a left-arm spinner that time. I was thinking 160-170 would be a good target, but didn't happen. Sunrisers have some good bowlers, and on a given day you have to gauge who isn't bowling well and then go after him. We'll have to turnaround quickly."

Dhawan, the orange cap holder: "We win our third game on the trot, and enjoying the winning streak. From last year's IPL, I've chosen to play aggressive. Whether David (Warner) is here or not, I'll play aggressive. I'm not gonna hold back. Things have been changing for more than year now. Just trying to enjoy the journey, and mistakes are part of the process. I'm a big believer in process so just want to keep everything going as it is."

Yatrik: "This game was lost due to captaincy failure. At first place, there was no need to change successful opening pair. Second, not sending Gill at 3 and Third not trying Mavi in powerplay. An unknown bowler at the start of an inning is always a threat.. This is the lose of Karthik as captain not of KKR!"

18.6
6
Russell to Pathan, SIX runs, ends with a six! Short on off, and Yusuf pulls it away. Top-edged, but enough power behind the big man to take it over the boundary behind square. Sunrisers Hyderabad win in Kolkata for the first time ever!

Shashwat: "This IPL will surely create a record of similar ppst match presentations- "We were 15 runs short""

18.5
1
Russell to Hooda, 1 run, good length just outside off. Hooda walks across to the off side, and flicks to midwicket. Calls for the run early
18.4
1
Russell to Pathan, 1 run, yorker just outside off. Dug away towards the leg side for a quick single. Sunrisers need seven off eight
18.3
4
Russell to Pathan, FOUR runs, good length on off, and that's been punched off the back foot. Lynn's at cover, but the ball just goes over his head. Pathan's lucky but he'll take the boundary

Sunrisers need 12 off 10 balls

18.2
1
Russell to Hooda, 1 run, overpitched wide outside off, and that's been slashed hard to deep point. Only a single
18.1
0
Russell to Hooda, no run, good length outside off, and Hooda misses the pull shot. The ball sneaks under his bat and through to DK

Sunrisers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st32S DhawanWP Saha
2nd14S DhawanKS Williamson
3rd9KS WilliamsonMK Pandey
4th59Shakib Al HasanKS Williamson
5th5KS WilliamsonDJ Hooda
6th20YK PathanDJ Hooda