Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner scored 33-ball 47 towards Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to take the tie into a brilliant over whereas chasing 164.
His 40-odd innings got here whereas chasing a difficult 164 – arrange after KKR captain Eoin Morgan (34 runs off 23 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (23 off 14) mixed to attain 58 runs within the final 5 overs — after Lockie Ferguson (three/15) ran by means of the SRH top-order within the center overs regardless of a very good begin.
Chasing 164, skipper David Warner made some modifications within the batting order. He promoted Kane Williamson to open with Jonny Bairstow whereas demoting himself to no.four whereas permitting Priyam Garg to bat at one down.
The transfer paid dividend as Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson put SRH into the motive force’s seat with 57 runs within the powerplay. The brand new opening mixture contributed equally with ten boundaries and a six within the opening-wicket stand as not one of the 4 bowlers within the first six overs got any respite.
Medium pacer Lockie Ferguson, nevertheless, put KKR proper again within the recreation as he eliminated Williamson (29 off 19), Priyam Garg (four off 7), Manish Pandey (6 off 7) in fast succession. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy additionally added his bit with eradicating the hazard man Jonny Bairstow at 36; leaving SRH stuttering at 82/four within the 12th over.
David Warner and Vijay Shankar tried reassembling the SRH innings with a 27-run stand however the latter quickly fall to the rising strain within the 16th over, needing 55 runs off 28.
No.7 Abdul Samad reignited hopes with some brisk hitting down the order however his departure within the penultimate over took the fizz away from the chase.
KKR’s prime order struggled to get their photographs away and by the point Andre Russell was dismissed off the final ball of the 15th over, the rating was 105/four.
Morgan and Karthik, nevertheless, shifted gears within the loss of life overs. Morgan hit three fours and one six whereas Karthik hit two fours and as many sixes. T Natarajan picked two wickets whereas Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar and Basil Thampi picked a wicket every.