IPL 2022 Highlights, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders (177/6) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (123/8) by 54 runs in Pune.
KKR vs SRH, Match Review:
Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders produced another strong performance as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 54 runs in the Indian Premier League clash at the MCA Stadium, Pune on Saturday evening. Andre Russell emerged as the standout player of the contest, helping his team with a brilliant all-round display.
With the bat, the Windies all-rounder hit an unbeaten 49 off 28 deliveries to push KKR to a stiff 177/6 in 20 overs after they opted to bat first. He then scalped three wickets in his four-over quota and conceded just 22 runs as Kolkata restricted their opponent for a paltry 123/8 in response.
Andre Russell is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his all-round performance. He scored 49 from 28 balls and then took three wickets with the ball. He says it was difficult to bat when he went outand they knew they had a decent total on the board and their bowling attack pulled them back. Adds that the mindset is very clear, he doesn’t think of the situation that isn’t his role, he just tries to go from ball one. Shares that he knew Sundar has an over left so he wanted to play the final over and fortunately he got full toss and it went for six. On his bowling, he tries to chip in with wickets as well and hopes it continues and hopefully they qualify for the playoffs.
Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of Kolkata, says that the mindset they came up in this game was outstanding and it was very important to win the toss considering the wicket in Pune, so everything panned out well. Tells that they were praying that Russell bat till the end and luckily it came off for them. Mentions that spinners bowled well and both of them bowled smart lines and lengths. Says that they have not played their best cricket so far in the tournament and they needed every individual to step up and they have done well today. Signs off by clarifying that in the last interview when he talked about CEO’s involvement in the team selection he meant that he is there to console the players who are sitting out as it is tough work to select the players.