The Kolkata Knight Riders made an appearance today at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad with an aim of getting rid of their four-match losing streak. But alas! That just didn’t happen. All thanks to David Warner and Jonny Bairstow who went on to beat Dinesh Karthik and men comprehensively by nine wickets with five overs to spare. After winning the toss, Kane Williamson invited the visitors to bat first. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine gave a flying start to the team but the West Indian soon departed on the score of 25 runs. The team lost Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik quite quickly. Rinku Singh made 30 runs and tired forming a partnership with Chris Lynn who was battling at the other end. Andre Russell scored 15 runs and the team score 160 runs on the board. SRH beat KKR by 9 wickets.
The opening pair David Warner and Jonny Bairstow went bonkers and gave a flying the start the team. Both scored 131 runs jointly on the board. While David Warner got out on 67 runs, Jonny Bairstow remained on 80 runs. Kane Williamson who came on number three made eight runs. IPL 2019 Points Table Updated: SRH Moves to Number Four & KKR Slips to Sixth Position on the Indian Premier League 12 Team Standings.
Now, let’s have look at some stats of the match:
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar snapped 27 wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad and went on to be the second highest wicket-taker against an opponent in IPL.
# Kolkata Knight Riders’ Chris Lynn made his slowest 50.
# Jonny Bairstow has scored 445 runs, which happens to be the most in IPL season.
# David Warner had scored 517 runs in IPL 2019 and retains the Orange Cap.
# Today was the fourth occasion that David Warner and Jonny Bairstow brought 100 runs on the board.
# Sunrisers Hyderabad made their highest score in IPL 2019 for the power play.
# David Warner and Jonny Bairstow made 733 runs in IPL2019. The opening pair registers their names in the list of most runs by an opening pair in a season.
“Quite a good feeling. The wicket was a little bit slow. After a while, I understood how the wicket was behaving. They played exceptionally well. My mom used to tell me win a man of the match award and I dedicate this award to her. I have been working on my fitness and trying to get stronger,” said Man of Match Khaleel Ahmed. Sunrisers Hyderabad will now play the Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday in Chennai.