IPL 2018: Kane Williamson's Fifty Helps SRH Beat KKR by Five Wickets

They tasted success in their sixth try against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens by sealing a five-wicket victory in a game that ended at 12.25 am on Sunday, thanks to a 58-minute stoppage due to rain interruption.

Chasing 139 for victory, the Sunrisers rode on captain Kane Williamson's 50 and Shakib Al Hasan's 27 to get close to te the target, but it was Yusuf Psathan who struck a six to win the game for his team with with one over to spare. Billy Stanlake took two wickets- Nitish Rana (18 runs off 16 balls) and Andre Russell (9 runs off 5 balls) and Shaqib took the wicket of Chris Lynn (49 runs off 34 balls) and Sunil Narine (9 runs off 10 balls). Bowling first in the rain afflicted match, the Hyderabad outfit displayed exceptional efforts in the field to restrict KKR's start to a paltry 138 in 20 overs. Should they be asked to bat first at Kolkata, it would completely change the equation they are used to.

KKR captain Dinesh Karthik was not happy with his batsman.

KKR, who invested heavily in bagging the services of the 19-year-old in this year's mega auction by shelling out INR 3.2 crore, become even thinner with their bowling resources.

The hosts, after being asked to bat, reverted to the tried and tested opening pair of Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn, not risking Narine before Bhuvneshwar, who returned in place of Sandeep Sharma.

More news: U.S. requests United Nations vote on Syria chemical inquiry
More news: Brendan Rodgers: Focus is key if Celtic are to rewrite history
More news: House fire claims one man's life

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has simply been a class act with the ball while Siddharth Kaul has been a revelation in the pace department.

Rana hit Stanlake firmly just wide of Pandey, who showed unbelievable reaction to grab it on the second attempt and give SRH the breakthrough in four balls after play resumed.

An integral part of KKR's twin-IPL winning campaigns, Shakib became the thorn against his former team and young Australian pacer Stanlake gave him a fine support. He failed to attack in the second innings as well and let Sunrisers run away with the game.

Less than 48 hours later, they will be playing at Eden Gardens in Kolkata as the matches keep coming thick and fast in the IPL.

Recommended News

  • Crews battled brush fire in Raleigh County

    Crews battled brush fire in Raleigh County

    James Heaton with the Tennessee Division of Forestry spoke to us over the phone as he was on his way to the fire just before 4p.m. Linsenbigler said there were no people or livestock injured in the brush fire, and buildings in the area were unaffected.
    Sydney bushfire still out of control and may have been deliberately lit

    Sydney bushfire still out of control and may have been deliberately lit

    On Sunday, more than 500 firefighters in nearly 100 fire trucks, along with 15 aircraft, battled the blaze throughout the day. Conditions are expected to aid the firefighting effort on Monday, with winds about half the strength they were on Sunday.
    Trump pardons former vice president's chief of staff

    Trump pardons former vice president's chief of staff

    Bush had earlier commuted Libby's 30-month sentence, but stopped short of issuing a full pardon, which absolves the convictions. Navy sailor who was convicted after taking photos of classified portions of a submarine.
  • Man City One Win Away From Title After Defeating Spurs

    Man City One Win Away From Title After Defeating Spurs

    Mohamed Salah has set his sights on breaking the Premier League record for most goals in a single season, Soccerway reports. Despite wins over United, Liverpool and Arsenal at Wembley, they were outplayed and outsmarted by City on the night.
    Gov. Bevin:

    Gov. Bevin: "I apologize" to those hurt by comments

    But, he said, "The responsibility for communicating things falls on the person, in large measure, who's doing the speaking". In our coverage area, police have not alerted us to any crimes against children being reported on Friday.
    Kim Kardashian Throws It Back to 8th Grade With 'Baby' Photo

    Kim Kardashian Throws It Back to 8th Grade With 'Baby' Photo

    And the Photoshop accusations are set to continue, as Kim has revealed that she deleted and re-posted holiday pictures after editing them.
  • Trump lawyer Cohen denies media report of Prague trip

    Trump lawyer Cohen denies media report of Prague trip

    According to Potter, whether President Trump paid Cohen back still renders the initial payment an illegal campaign contribution. The prosecutors noted Cohen had personally not turned over any documents to Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation.
    Montenegro elects pro-West president Milo Djukanovic, projections show

    Montenegro elects pro-West president Milo Djukanovic, projections show

    Djukanovic, the country's dominant politician, and his Democratic Party of Socialists have ruled Montenegro for almost 30 years. After the initial projections, party officials described the vote as a "great victory, a historic victory".
    Devonte Hart's Adopted Mother Was Drunk When She Drove SUV Off Cliff

    Devonte Hart's Adopted Mother Was Drunk When She Drove SUV Off Cliff

    Devonte drew national attention after he was photographed in tears while hugging a white police officer during a 2014 protest. A worker visited the home March 23 and he said the Hart family packed up and left soon after.
  • Batshuayi injured as Dortmund lose Ruhr derby

    Batshuayi injured as Dortmund lose Ruhr derby

    Dortmund's disappointing afternoon ended with Michy Batshuayi being stretchered off in injury time. Max Kruse's curling shot struck the bar, and Niklas Moisander scuffed the ball in on the rebound.
    Russia says alleged chemical attack in Syria staged by UK

    Russia says alleged chemical attack in Syria staged by UK

    Contrary to the US' accusations, the Syrian government has rejected all claims, stating that it wasn't behind the attack. Russia's military head has warned that Moscow will target USA sites if the latter puts the former's personnel at risk.
    Russian envoy warns of 'consequences' after US-led strikes on Syria

    Russian envoy warns of 'consequences' after US-led strikes on Syria

    Russia's foreign ministry said that Western strikes on Syria came as the country had "a chance of a peaceful future". The U.S., the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons, has no moral right to blame other countries.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.