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

Lynn fell short of his first fifty of the season by one run with his 49 coming off 34 balls including 7 fours and one six.

Sunrisers' Wriddhiman Saha, who made a brisk 24 on Saturday, said his knowledge of the Eden wicket helped. Sunil Narine is a blistering with the bat and the second-highest run scorer for KKR, with Australian Chris Lynn being the other master blaster who can cause serious dent to the bowling.

Aussie pacer Billy Stanlake and Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan also took two wickets each to play their part in the restriction of KKR. Hyderabad made a bright start to their chase with openers Shikahr Dhawan and Saha scoring 32 in three overs before both departed in quick succession. With Dhawan also, getting the boundaries easily, it looked like for a while that the Hyderabad would chase down the target in quick time. The left-arm spinner had a dot-ball percentage of 44% through his spell and his two wickets forced Dinesh Karthik to drop anchor.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will be for the first time playing away from their home crowds, and with almost 40,000 screaming Kolkatta fans they will have to be psychologically prepared. Manish Pandey did not last long as he was trapped LBW by Yuzvendra Chahal for four in the ninth over.

Sunrisers Hyderabad needs 139 runs to win from 20 Overs.

Hyderabad will be sweating while selecting the playing XI. Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned and turned in figures of 3/26 as the hosts could only make 138/10.

On paper, Kane Williamson-led SRH are one of the most balanced sides, boasting an experienced batting lineup and an equally effective bowling unit, a dream combination for any captain.

Pandey took two outstanding catches to send Nitish Rana (18; 16b 2x4 1x6) and Andre Russell (9; 5b 0x4 1x6) - back in the hut as SRH bowlers took control after a rain-induced halt when KKR were going steady at 52/1. Bhuvenshwar gave the first breakthrough by dismissing Robin Uthappa (3) in the third over after a successful use of DRS. Replacing them were teenagers Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill, who were key members of India's Under-19 World Cup winning campaign earlier this year.

Highly-rated leg-spinner Rashid Khan went wicketless, leaking 31 runs. Their fielding was also of a high order with Manish Pandey taking two unbelievable catches and Shakib plucking a sizzler. Along with Royal Challengers Bangalore, SRH are one team which has only used 5 bowlers in the 3 matches that they have played till now.

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