Saturday, 16 April 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 8th Match

16 Apr 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 8th Match
(Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad)

Gambhir, bowlers lift KKR to convincing win

SRH vs KKR
142/7 (20) 146/2 (18.2)
KKR won by 8 wickets
Photo © BCCI

With an attack comprising six international bowlers, Kolkata Knight Riders stamped their authority on Sunrisers Hyderabad to keep them to 142, and then hunted it down with eight wickets in hand. The game was set up by incisive spells from Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav, who hit good lengths and used the cutters effectively to prise out the top three within the Powerplay. In the chase of 143, Gautam Gambhir struck his 28th IPL fifty, and his second in succession, to help Knight Riders to the target with 10 balls to spare.

Sunrisers' innings began in disastrous fashion after they chose to bat. David Warner, who averaged 63.10 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium before this match, miscued a pull to square leg off Morkel, who was playing his first T20 game since August 2015. However, Warner was reprieved as replays showed Morkel overstepped. The luck did not last long, though as Knight Riders chipped away at the top order.

Gambhir, bowlers lift KKR to convincing win (espncricinfo): Read More >>
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