Hyderabad were restricted to 115
Batting first against Kolkata, Hyderabad were all out for just 115 runs. Kolkata smashed the Hyderabad batting line-up with an accurate delivery from the start. Only four batsmen made two runs in the Hyderabad innings. Captain Kane Williamson was the team’s top scorer with 26 off 21 balls. Abdul Samad (25), Priyam Garg (21) and Jason Roy (10) were the other scorers. Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty and Tim Southee took 2 wickets each for Kolkata. Shakib Al Hasan also took a wicket. If the match is won, KKR’s playoff chances will increase. Out of the tournament, Hyderabad have nothing to lose.
Batting for Hyderabad
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. KKR, led by Owen Morgan, has had a stellar performance in the UAE so far. Kolkata need to win today’s match. The fact that the opponents are weak Hyderabad increases the chances of KKR.
But it is hoped that Hyderabad, who arrive with nothing to lose, will be able to shock their opponents. Hyderabad have come up with drastic changes in the team in the last matches. Kolkata and Hyderabad could not win the last match. KKR will have a play-off berth if they beat Hyderabad. Kolkata have won three of the last five matches. Hyderabad have won only one of the last five.
Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first.
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