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SRH vs KKR, 19th Match at Kolkata, IPL, Apr 14 2023 - Ball by Ball Commentary

19th Match (N), Eden Gardens, April 14, 2023, Indian Premier League

SRH won by 23 runs

Player Of The Match
100* (55)
Cricinfo's MVP
112.35 ptsImpact List
Full commentary
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 205/7CRR: 10.25 
Rinku Singh58 (31b 4x4 4x6)
Umesh Yadav1 (1b)
Umran Malik 2-0-36-1
T Natarajan 4-0-54-1

Sunrisers have moved to seventh place from ninth after winning this high-scoring game by 23 runs. Knight Riders, meanwhile, remain fourth. Both team have now won two matches and lost two each. A trend from this week: home team losing the game - Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Punjab and now Kolkata. Are we going to see RCB and LSG putting an end to that? Come back tomorrow for the double header. That's it from us today. Hope you all enjoyed the coverage. This is Srinidhi signing off on behalf of our scorers and Hemant Brar. Good night!

Brook: "It was a special night, it was tense but it's good to be on the winning side. [on batting at the top of the order]: A lot of people say it's the best place to bat at. I am happy to do what team wants me to do. This knock is definitely up the there[in the list of my best performances].

"There was one ball I was facing against Chakravarthy and crowd went mental. I think I was putting pressure on myself after a few games, you go to social media and people talk rubbish. I just went in the don't-care mode today and played this knock."

Markram: Hats off to the bowler, showed a bit of courage and character. Fortunate to get off a good start. We bat quite deep and that's the impact it had. [on Brook] We all know Harry's talent, he hits good cricket shots at PP. Bhuvi is Mr. Reliable. It was a totugh wicket to be a bowler. Kudos for keeping calm. They are great bunch of guys. There are areas to work on. It's nice to improve as a team, hopefully, we keep the momentum."

Iliyas: "How many dropped catches in SRH fielding?" -- six catches!

Afeef: "Rinku Singh's last 5 IPL innings - 40 (15), 4 (4), 46 (33), 48* (21), 58* (31)"

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: "We just wanted to get wickets up front. When you want to defend, you have to take wickets. I am not a big fan of bowling too many slower balls and too many variations. I look at the batsmen and how he reacted to my balls previously and then plan my bowling. [Regarding Umran's last over] Just wanted him to bowl two good balls first and not confuse him.

"Needed this kind of an innings from Brook. We knew what he was capable of. Glad it came through for the team."

Nitish Rana: "I feel that the way we bowled wasn't in line with the plan. However the wicket may be, a score of close to 230 is too high. We could have planned and bowled better. We know that what Rinku did the other day won't happen everyday; but the way he batted and I batted made me happy overall. The plan that I communicated with Rinku and Dre Russ was to take it as deep as possible; I thought anything can happen then. I tried to hold one end and went about hitting. [On the pitch] We know that the wicket at Eden Gardens has always played like this and will continue to do so. Even we were expecting 200 but we could have bowled better. On a given day, I can't do much if the main bowler goes for runs because the same bowlers win the most games. It was a bad day and that's okay. Happy with our fight, would've been happier had we gotten two points."

11.15pm: What a chase this was! KKR looked like they were in the game till the very end because of Rinku Singh. Nitish Rana laid the platform for him with a 41-ball 75 after KKR lost three wickets for just 20 runs early in the innings. But it wasn't enough. With Rinku remaining unbeaten on 57 and taking the game till the final over, should he be batting up the order moving forward is a question to ponder. SRH were also sloppy on field and they would want to rectify it sooner than later.

Earlier, Harry Brook finally got going for Sunrisers with an unbeaten 100 off 55 which helped them get to 228 for 4, the highest total of this season. Markram's fifty, Klaasen and Abhishek's cameo at the end also proved handy. Andre Russell starred with three wickets for his team, bowling for the first time this season. Having left the field without completing his third over due to some discomfort in his leg, KKR would hope that he isn't sidelined with any injury.

Umran Malik to Rinku Singh, 1 run

Short ball outside off, doesn't connect it well while trying to go for a pull. Sunrisers win by 23 runs!

Umran Malik to Rinku Singh, SIX runs

Short ball outside off, goes for a pull and top-edges it over fine leg for a six

Umran Malik to Rinku Singh, no run

Short of a length ball outside off, pulled away to deep midwicket. Doesn't take the single

Umran Malik to Rinku Singh, no run

Looks to go over to a length ball on middle and leg, but misses. A dot ball

31 off 4 needed

Umran Malik to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

Short ball outside off, taps it to point and takes a single

Rinku won't be on strike. What is Umesh Yadav going to do here?

Umran Malik to Thakur, OUT

Gone! In the slot outside off, swings his bat, gets a top edge and Washington completes an easy catch at backward point.

Shardul Thakur c Washington Sundar b Umran Malik 12 (7b 2x4 0x6 15m) SR: 171.42

Final over from Umran

end of over 1916 runs
KKR: 197/6CRR: 10.36 RRR: 32.00 • Need 32 runs from 6b
Rinku Singh51 (27b 4x4 3x6)
Shardul Thakur12 (6b 2x4)
T Natarajan 4-0-54-1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-1-29-1
Natarajan to Rinku Singh, FOUR runs

Dropped by Philips! Short ball on off, muscled away to deep midwicket where the fielder drops a simple catch. Pressure, pressure. 50 for Rinku

Animesh: "This is going into Rinku zone. "

Natarajan to Rinku Singh, FOUR runs

Yorker on middle and off, smashed in the gap between long-on and deep cover for four

Natarajan to Rinku Singh, no run

Short ball on middle, pulled away to backward point. Shardul wanted a run, Rinku said no

Natarajan to Rinku Singh, 2 runs

Yorker on off, guides it to deep cover for two runs. Risky running

Natarajan to Rinku Singh, FOUR runs

Wide yorker on off, hit towards deep backward point for four

Natarajan to Rinku Singh, 2 runs

Chips it toward deep cover for a quick two.

end of over 1810 runs
KKR: 181/6CRR: 10.05 RRR: 24.00 • Need 48 runs from 12b
Shardul Thakur12 (6b 2x4)
Rinku Singh35 (21b 1x4 3x6)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-1-29-1
T Natarajan 3-0-38-1
Bhuvneshwar to Thakur, 2 runs

Dropped! Full ball outside off, Shardul looks to go big but doesn't get much distance. MArkaram runs in a few yards

from mid-on and puts in a dive but couldn't get hold of it

Bhuvneshwar to Rinku Singh, 1 run

Yorker on legstump, drills it to square leg for a quick run

Bhuvneshwar to Thakur, 1 run

Short ball on off, pulled away toward legside, doesn't connect it well

Bhuvneshwar to Thakur, no run

Fuller on fourth stump, goes for a drive and misses

Bhuvneshwar to Thakur, FOUR runs

Length ball around off, swings his bat hard at it, gets a leading edge over Natarajan at short third

Bhuvneshwar to Rinku Singh, 1 run

Full toss on leg, flicks it to deep midwicket for a run

Bhuvneshwar to Rinku Singh, 1 wide

Yorker wide of off, called wide

Bhuvi comes in for his final over

end of over 1712 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 171/6CRR: 10.05 RRR: 19.33 • Need 58 runs from 18b
Shardul Thakur5 (2b 1x4)
Rinku Singh33 (19b 1x4 3x6)
T Natarajan 3-0-38-1
Marco Jansen 4-0-37-2
Natarajan to Thakur, FOUR runs

Full toss on leg, just directs it to deep fine leg for four

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Over 20 • KKR 205/7

Shardul Thakur c Washington Sundar b Umran Malik 12 (7b 2x4 0x6 15m) SR: 171.42
SRH won by 23 runs
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