Andre Russell Finally the size of the sixes .. Sunrisers target 178

The Sunrisers Hyderabad team bowlers finally struggled in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday night. Power hitter Andre Russell (49 not out: 3×4, 4×6 off 28 balls) won the toss and elected to bat first. Kolkata scored 177 for 6. Washington Sundar, who bowled the last over of the innings, submitted 20 runs for the loss of Andre Russell. It was the highest run-scoring over in the Kolkata innings.

Kolkata captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to bat. The team that batted first in the last six matches in Pune won. But .. Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers bowled with discipline from the start of the match today. Opener Venkatesh Iyer (7) was out for a low score. Ajinkya Rahane (3×6 off 28:24 balls) then tried to counter-attack with Nitish Rana (1×4, 3×6 off 26:16 balls). But .. Umran Malik took both of them to the pavilion in the same over. Later captain Shreyas Iyer (15) also submitted the wicket to Umran Malik. Natarajan knocked over Rinku Singh (5). Kolkata were 94/5 at the end of 11.3 overs.

But .. Andre Russell who stood at the crease at this stage .. tried hard for big shots till the end. He had good support from Sam Billings (34:29 off 3×4, 1×6) in the middle overs. However .. Natarajan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar tied Russell with a series of yorkers in slog overs to prevent him from playing big shots. But .. Washington Sundar full toss in the last over, low full toss balls and submitted three sixes to Russell.