Russell steals dramatic win for KKR against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Andre Russell played a whirlwind unbeaten knock of 49-runs to script his side's dramatic win after Nitish Rana scored 68 at top of the batting order

By Author  |  Published: 24th Mar 2019  8:27 pm

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets to make a winning start to their IPL campaign at Eden Gardens, here Sunday.

Comeback-man David Warner struck 85 off 53 balls and shared a 118-run stand for the first wicket with wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow (39).  Vijay Shankar contributed unbeaten 40 in Sunrisers’ total.

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Andre Russell played a whirlwind unbeaten knock of 49-runs to script his side’s dramatic win after Nitish Rana scored 68 at top of the batting order.

Brief Scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad: 181 for 3 in 20 overs. (D Warner 85, V Shankar 40 not out,   J Bairstow 39; A Russell 2/32, P Chawla 1/23).  Kolkata Knight Riders: 183 for 4 in 19.4 overs. (N Rana 68, A Russell 49 not out; Rashid Khan 1/26)

 

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