Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have found themselves in a bit of precarious situation with failure to advance in the points table. The two teams have no dearth of talent but somehow have failed to click as a unit. While the situation is not as bad the one faced by the Rajasthan Royals or the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the possibilities of them failing to the knock-out phase will increase with another defeat. In terms of their head to head record, the two franchises have played each other 16 times with Kolkata registering 10 wins and Hyderabad coming away with 6 victories. Let us quickly look at how their last five games finished. Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score 38th T20 Match.
KKR vs SRH – March 24 2019 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – KKR won by 6 wickets
David Warner playing in his first competitive game in a year blasted 85 as Hyderabad finished with a score of 181/3. Kolkata’s response was strong with Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa playing some brilliant counter-attacking cricket. But with the fall of these wickets, they looked destined to lose but then came another twist. An 18-ball 49 from Andre Russell completely changed the game as KKR won by 6 wickets.
SRH vs KKR – May 25 2018 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – SRH won by 14 runs
A pressure game for Hyderabad who were playing Kolkata in their own den in the second qualifier of the 2018 IPL. The visitors batted first and posted 174/7 on the scoreboard thanks to quickfire 34 from Rashid Khan who hit four sixes in his short stay. The Afghanistan spinner then picked up three wickets as KKR were stopped at 160/9. SRH vs KKR, IPL 2019 Match 38 Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad Look to Continue Winning Run Against Kolkata Knight Riders.
SRH vs KKR – May 19 2018 – Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad – KKR won by 5 wickets
Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa starred in KKR’s chase of 173 with their team getting home easily in the end. In Hyderabad’s innings, Shikhar Dhawan had top scored with a fifty but the failure of the lower order meant they could not get to a match-winning score. In the bowling too, it was a case of missed opportunities as only Siddarth Kaul bowled with heart.
KKR vs SRH – April 14 2018 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – SRH won by 5 wickets
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up three while Billy Stanlake and Shakib Al Hasan chipped in with two wickets each restricting Kolkata to 138/8. Chris Lynn was the only batsman from KKR who looked capable of braving the Hyderabad bowling unit’s onslaught. Kane Williamson’s patient fifty then guided his team to a victory. Shikhar Dhawan Comes Up With a Hilarious Response After Ravi Ashwin Issues Mankad Warning, Watch Video.
KKR vs SRH – May 17 2017 – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru – KKR won by 7 wickets
Rain played a part of in eliminating SRH from the 2017 IPL as Kolkata won a curtailed game thanks to the D/L method. Hyderabad made 128/7 in their twenty overs on a pitch that would offer nothing to the big hitters. Kolkata found themselves struggling at 12/3 but Gautam Gambhir somehow salvaged the situation getting them over the par DL score.
Both KKR and SRH will fancy themselves to take all two points from the game in Uppal as there is nothing to choose between the two if we take their past encounters into consideration.