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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday. Even on a slow Chennai pitch, KKR played an aggressive game like Captain ON Morgan’s National Team England. On the other hand, the Sunrisers team had to bear the brunt of several major lapses in the batting order. Let us know the top-5 factors that form the basis of KKR’s victory in this match.
1. Fast batting of Rana and Rahul
KKR’s team got off to a good start after losing the toss and batting first. KKR scored 145 for one wicket in 15.1 overs thanks to the fine innings of opener Nitish Rana (80 off 56 balls) and Rahul Tripathi (53 off 29 balls), who came in to bat at number three. In the last over, Dinesh Karthik scored 22 runs off 9 balls to take the team to 187 runs. It proved to be the winning total on Chennai’s slow pitch. Nitish Rana batted with 142, Tripathi with 182 and Karthik with a strike rate of 244.
2. Sunrisers strike bowlers failing
Sunrisers started the bowling with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sandeep Sharma in this match. Both proved to be quite expensive. Bhubaneswar gave away 45 runs in 4 overs at 11.25 runs per over. At the same time, Sandeep gave 35 runs in 3 overs at the rate of 11.66 runs per over. T. Natarajan was also not economical and conceded 37 runs in 4 overs.
3. Warner-Saha’s opening pair could not do wonders
Sunrisers needed a good start in response to the 188-run target on slow. However, the opening pair of Wriddhiman Saha and David Warner failed. Saha 7 and Warner 3 runs out. By 10 runs, both Sunrisers openers had returned to the pavilion. Manish Pandey and Johnny Bairstow tried to handle the innings but their effort proved insufficient.
4. Strategic lapse in the last over
The Sunrisers team had scored 100 runs for two wickets in 12 overs. 88 runs were needed from a runrate of 11 in 8 overs. However, the team’s innings derailed after Johnny Bairstow was dismissed in the 13th over. Manish Pandey did not bat well in the death over. He was able to score just one six off the last 12 balls of his innings. At the same time, Abdul Samad with a strike rate above 170 in the IPL remained in the dugout for 17.5 overs. Mohammad Nabi (14 runs off 11 balls) and Vijay Shankar (11 runs off 7 balls), who were sent above him, could not perform as expected.
Andre Russell’s finest last two overs
Andre Russell is usually a match winner with the bat. But, he proved useful with the ball in this match. Russell scored the 18th and 20th overs. He conceded just 6 runs in the 18th over. He conceded 11 runs in the 20th over. His strategy of bowling quite a bit outside the off stump while bowling round the wicket was successful and KKR went on to win a thrilling win.