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KKR vs SRH: All-round Andre Russell helps KKR keep alive in playoffs race, fingers SRH fifth straight loss

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KKR vs SRH: All-round Andre Russell helps KKR stay alive in playoffs race, hands SRH 5th straight loss

Kolkata Knight Riders saved their exterior possibilities of reaching the playoffs alive after hammering SunRisers Hyderabad by 54 runs in Match 61 of the season on the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday, March 14.

Led by Andre Russell’s quickfire 49 not out and his bowling figures of three/22, KKR got here up with a complete efficiency towards SRH, who slipped to their fifth straight loss.

KKR jumped to the sixth spot, getting an enormous increase to the Net Run Rate whereas SRH slipped to the eighth spot as they appear to have forgotten the right way to win, as soon as once more.

KKR vs SRH, IPL 2022 Highlights

It’s been a topsy-turvy experience for SRH who started their season with 2 defeats however bounced again with 5 succesive wins. However, Kane Williamson’s males are in peril of not making the playoffs after dropping 5 on the bounce.

WILLIAMSON STRUGGLES

SRH wanted a very good begin after conceding a couple of too many further runs on the finish but it surely was not meant to be as Kane Williamson struggled to get going. He acquired out for 9 off 17 deliveries as batting coach Brian Lara shook his head in frustration when the skipper noticed his stumps rattled by Andre Russell.

Despite Abhishek Sharma getting off to a brisk begin, KKR managed simply 32 runs within the powerplay.

SRH had been by no means in a position to sustain with the asking charge that shot up within the powerplay. Rahul Tripathi fell for 9 (12 ball) whereas massive gun Nicholas Pooran flattered to deceive as soon as once more, falling for two to his Trinidad teammate Sunil Narine.

Aiden Markram (32) and Abhishek (43) had been the one two batters who acquired going for SRH in a disappointing batting present.

SRH had been restricted to 123/8 in 20 overs as KKR bowlers stepped up massive time on Saturday.

Russell (3/33), Narine (1/34), Tim Southee (2/23), Umesh Yadav (1/19) and Varun Chakravarthy (1/25) — a collective bowling effort from the 2-time champions that will need to have delighted captain Iyer.

Earlier within the day, younger opener Venkatesh Iyer suffered one other failure because the left-handed batter fell for 7 as early because the 2nd over to Marco Jansen, who returned to the enjoying XI for the Sunrisers together with T Natarajan and Washington Sundar.

IPL 2022 Points Table

Iyer had made it again to the enjoying XI after having been dropped for a few matches on Monday towards Mumbai Indians. He had hit a 24-ball 43 after getting the backing of head coach Brendon McCullum. However, luck abandoned Iyer as soon as once more as he performed on whereas making an attempt to hit a boundary.

However, KKR pushed forward within the powerplay with Nitish Rana, who batted at No. 3 and senior opener Ajinkya Rahane taking the assault to the SRH bowlers. Rahane hit 3 sixes for his 24-ball 28 as he battled a hamstring problem. Rahane was not in a position to run between the wickets however he stood his floor and hit the massive ones within the powerplay.

UMRAN FINDS FORM

However, tearaway pacer Umran Malik stormed again to type, selecting up the wickets of well-set Rahane and Nitish Rana as early as his first over. Umran then returned to take away KKR captain Shreyas Iyer for 15 (9 balls), who hit him straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder. It was the 2nd time within the ongoing season that Umran acquired the KKR skipper out after the memorable yorker from the reverse fixture.

Right after selecting up his maiden 5-wicket haul towards Gujarat Titans on April 27, Umran gave away 48 runs in his 4-over spell towards Chennai Super Kings on May 1. He was taken to the cleaners by Delhi Capitals as he leaked 52 runs in his 4-over quota. Umran then bowled solely 2 overs towards Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 8, conceding 25 runs.

But SRH would have been delighted to see Umran returning to type, taking his tally to 18 wickets in 12 matches.

KKR stuttered a bit within the center overs as they misplaced Rinku Singh and captain Iyer in fast succession.

RUSSELL BLItZ IN PUNE

However, Andre Russell, who has been KKR’s MVP this season, joined fingers with Sam Billings, who returned to the aspect rather than Sheldon Jackson. The two added a 65-run stand for the sixth wicket, serving to KKR get previous 150.

Billings took the aggressor’s position, permitting Russell to settle into his innings. However, KKR misplaced Billings for 34 (29 balls) within the nineteenth over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

KKR had been 157 on the finish of the nineteenth over and a gutsy transfer from skipper Williamson to present off-spinner Washington Sundar the ultimate over backfired as Andre Russell tore into him, smashing 3 sixes and gathering 20 runs to push KKR’s whole to 177.