Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) comprehensively in the 61st match of IPL 2022 on Saturday (May 14). With a win in 54 runs, the Shreyas Iyer-led team jumped to sixth on the scoreboard to feed their slim playoff hopes.
After being defeated first, Kolkata Knight Riders lost Venkatesh Iyer’s cane (7) in the second round to Marco Jansen. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jansen made a few serves too tight to put pressure on the opposing players.
Nitish Rana (26 years old) broke the leg shackles in the fifth round by hitting 18 times against Thangarasu Natarajan. Ajinkya Rahane (28) also got in on the action soon after, as the duo amassed 17 runs in the last game played by Jansen bowling.
After a few unsuccessful matches, Umran Malik was back in form in this match. He picked up three crucial mid-game catches to derail KKR’s innings.
Sam Billings (34) then played sensibly and made a match-defining partnership in 63 games against Andre Russell to bring KKR back into the competition. Russell put on a show with his great shot with 49* runs of just 28 balls. It gave the Knights Riders a strong finish as they finished with 177/6 in 20 passes.
In the chase, SRH got off to a bad start when Kane Williamson (9 of 17 balls) struggled to get the bat into the ball. Russell ended Williamson’s misery by sending him to the stall in the sixth inning with 30 runs on the scoreboard. The Sunrisers chase never really started from that point on as the required run rate continued to steadily increase with each pass.
SRH’s batting line-up collapsed like a stack of cards in the mid-round as everyone lost their lives trying to keep up the scoring rate. They ended up only reaching 123/8 after 20 passes and helped KKR increase their net run rate.
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SRH and KKR IPL 2022 memes
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