SRH vs KKR Highlights: Warner, Bairstow fifties power Hyderabad to nine-wicket win

IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR Live Cricket Score: Catch all the updates of the Indian Premier League encounter between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad.

Warner and Bairstow struck fifties to put Hyderabad in a commanding position.   -  IPL

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of today's Indian Premier League encounter between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad.

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Sunrisers rode on fifties by Warner and Bairstow to romp home by nine wickets. Hyderabad has now pipped Punjab to the No. 4 spot on the points table. KKR's losing streak continues. Andre Russell coming out to bat at No. 7, with the middle order out of touch, will be a decision worth pondering.

 

◘ Prithvi Raj is back for his third. Chawla drops a sitter off his first ball but Raj cleans up Warner off the very next delivery. SRH has lost a wicket against the run of play. Kane Williamson is the new man in. Eight runs off it. Sunil Narine bowls out, goes for four in his last. Hyderabad needs 18 runs in 36 balls. Bairstow, meanwhile, is in a hurry. Gets a brace and a boundary off Piyush Chawla and backs it up with a maximum. 5 off 31 to win. Bairstow finishes it off with a six.

 

◘ Fifty up for Warner with a brace off Narine. And there's Bairstow's fifty as well. These two are doing it with effortless ease. Seven off the over. Prithvi Raj is back into the attack. Good over, just five off it. Narine is back for his third. Gurney drops a simple chance of Bairstow; Warner rubs salt in the wound with a boundary and six. 166 off it. SRH 130/0 after 12 overs.

 

◘ Andre Russell has been brought into the attack. Bairstow shows no mercy, latches on to a short of a length ball and hits it for four. Eight off the over. Piyush Chawla back into the attack. Bairstow gets the one customary four for the over. Eight runs from the over. Cariappa is having a forgetful night. He is smoked for a boundary and a six by Bairstow. 100 up for Bairstow, Warner.  KKR 102/0 after 9 overs.

 

◘ Piyush Chawla has been introduced into the attack. Bairstow greets him with a boundary after two dots. He follows it up with a huge six over long-on. 11 off the over.  Sunil Narine has been introduced into the attack. And Warner has launched a short delivery for his second six of the match. Nine off it. Cariappa to bowl his first. Warner gets another six and piles further misery with a four off the next ball. Second six. Carnage in Hyderabad. 20 off it. Cariappa has gone for 34 in his two overs. SRH 72/0 after 6 overs.

 

◘ Six runs off Gurney's first over. Debutant Prithvi Raj to share the new ball. The left-armer gets hammered for a six, Warner is up and running. Bairstow dispatches a wide delivery square of the wicket — Cariappa has dropped a sitter near the ropes — before hitting one through deep mid-wicket. 16 off it. Gurney to continue, goes for 10. SRH 32/0 after 3 overs.

 

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to begin the chase, Harry Gurney with the new ball.

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◘ Rashid Khan to wrap up the innings. Concedes a boundary first ball to Piyush Chawla and is out next ball. K.C. Cariappa hammers 9 off 3 to take KKR to 159. Hyderabad needs 160 to win.

 

◘ Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts the 19th with a dot. 11 balls to go. GOING, GOING, GONE. Dre Russ hits his first six. Denies a single next ball. Nine balls to go. Kumar goes short. Russell has absolutely pummelled that for another six. Gotcha. Kumar has Russell caught. BIG wicket. 12 runs off it. Yarra Prithviraj is in next.

 

◘ Sandeep Sharma returns for his last. Rinku Singh breaks the shackles with a maximum. But holes out immediately after! Dre Russ is in the house. Sharma goes for 10. Khaleel to bowl out. Lynn brings up his fifty with a boundary. And he is caught immediately after bringing up his ninth IPL half-century; Khaleel gets his third. Khaleel today: 4-0-33-3. Rashid returns for his third. Piyush Chawla is the new batsman. What an over. Just one off it and more importantly, Dre Russ remained off-strike. KKR 134/6 after 18 overs.

 

◘ Rashid to bowl his second. Four off it. KKR needs a move on. Khaleel is back into the attack, starts with a wide. Six off it. Kumar's back and is greeted by Rinku Singh with a thumping drive. Seven coming off it in the end. KKR 116/4 after 15 overs.

 

◘ Here comes Rashid Khan. Five runs came off that over. KKR in the rebuilding phase at the moment. Nadeem to bowl out. Five off his last over. 4-0-30-0 from Nadeem.  Sandeep Sharma is back into the attack. Rinku Singh has been dropped, what's worse, Nadeem has parried that over the fence. 14 off it. KKR 99/4 after 12 overs.

 

◘ Nadeem is back into the attack. Four off it.  Kumar returns into the attack and gets rid of in-form Rana straightaway. KKR loses its third wicket. Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. Six off that over. Nadeem is back. Run Out? Oh Dear, Karthik is run-out and KKR has lost another one. Rinku Singh comes in at 5. Four off that Nadeem over. KKR 75/4 after 9 overs.

 

◘ Sandeep Sharma has been introduced into the attack. Five off it.  Khaleel to continue. He strikes, again. This time, it's Shubman Gill who has to depart. Wicket No. 2 falls for Kolkata. Nitish Rana the next man in. Good comeback from Khaleel, just four runs and a wicket off it. Sandeep to continue. Rana gets his first boundary. Eight off it. KKR 61/2 after 6 overs.

 

◘ Kumar goes for 10 in his first over, with Narine and Lynn collecting a boundary each. Shahbaz Nadeem to share the new ball. Nadeem concedes 11 off his first three balls; Narine hits the first six of the match and Lynn follows it up with the second maximum. 18 off it. Khaleel Ahmed to bowl his first over. Two  Three back-to-back fours for Narine. Khaleel gets his revenge, castles Narine. Narine falls for 25 off 8. Shubman Gill is the new man at the crease. 16 runs and a wicket. KKR 44/1

Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine to open the innings, Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball.

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TOSS UDPATE: Kane Williamson has won the toss and Hyderabad will bowl first.

 

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

 

Robin Uthappa, Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Yadav have been dropped by KKR. Left-hand batsman from Uttar Pradesh, Rinku Singh, is all set to play his first IPL match this season. Our correspondent Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya caught up with him earlier last year. Here's a throwback| A sudden meeting with Rinku Singh

 

Whoever wins today will move above Kings XI Punjab on Net Run Rate. Both have punched below their weights this season. While SRH will hope its middle-order comes good at home, KKR will expect more from its spinners.

 

Last time SRH and KKR squared off against each other at the Eden Gardens, Russell's 19-ball 49 had powered the Knights to a six-wicket win. Here's how that match went down| Russell blitz takes KKR home

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody says they do have plans in place for Andre Russell but the key lies in executing them in the eye of the storm| Bowling to Russell would be all nerves, says Moody

 

"I would not mind going to bat at No. 4," Andre Russell had said after his blistering 25-ball 65 nearly got KKR over the line in a 214-run chase against the RCB|  I am not afraid to get out, says Andre Russell

 

READ| IPL 2019 points table: Team standings and rankings

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Having lost its last four matches, Kolkata Knight Riders will be keen to turn it around when it faces Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

Here's V. V. Subrahmanyam's preview of today's contest:

IPL 2019: Confident Sunrisers faces misfiring Knight Riders

It is the business-end of this edition of the Indian Premier League, and with the overseas players scheduled to join their respective national teams for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 from next week, clubs will be doubly keen to make optimum use of their availability for the next few games.

In this context, Sunrisers Hyderabad tops the list when it takes on Kolkata Knight Riders in a high-voltage contest at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday.

The Dinesh Karthik-led Knight Riders badly needs a win here against the home team which has regained its confidence after an impressive win against Chennai Super Kings (sans the injured M. S. Dhoni).

Knight Riders would want its top three — Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa — to fire before the classy Nitish Rana and the big-hitting Andre Russell provide the finishing touches. Rana and Russell were involved in a gallant chase in vain against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous game.

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Rampaging Russell

Knight Riders is banking too heavily on the West Indian Russell, who is also battling discomfort in his left wrist and his back going for those hefty blows. To his credit, he has failed in only one innings in this edition. But even in a Twenty20 contest, to always depend on one such player to come good every time may be asking for too much. An exciting contest should be on between Russell and the leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who is too quick to give the same liberty to the batsman as Yuzvendra Chahal. Moreover, Rashid is more accurate.

Read | Bairstow happy to complement Warner for Sunrisers

The other real worry for Karthik is the profligacy of wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav. Yadav was hit all over in the previous game. If Knight Riders hopes to make serious amends, the onus will be on the bowlers to come good against a line-up which has some explosive batsmen at the top like David Warner, the leading run-getter this season so far, and the consistent Jonny Bairstow, who will not be available after the contest against Chennai on April 23, 2019.

Sunrisers badly needs Williamson to come good at No. 3 if the opening pair fails to come good.

In bowling, Sunrisers has the depth and variety and more importantly, the confidence, after the early disappointments. Rashid, especially, has been outstanding.

The match will be streamed live on Hotstar

Teams:

Sunrisers Hyderabad (From): 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, Manish Pandey, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan

Kolkata Knight Riders (From): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Lockie Ferguson, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa, Matthew Kelly