Rahane 28 (24), Nitish Rana 26 (16), Shreyas Iyer 15 (9) and Sam Billings 34 (29) were the first Kolkata batsmen to make a relaxed start. Thus, the score was seen as a big deal to touch 150 runs. In this situation, Andre Russell played aggressively last time and started to accumulate runs.
In particular, Russell piled up 20 runs in the 20th over off Washington Sunder, hitting 49 off a total of 28 balls and was on the field until the last. Kolkata were bowled out for 177/6 in 20 overs.
Abhishek Sharma 43 (28) and Aidan Markram 32 (25) were the only big scorers for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the chase. Williamson (9), Tripathi (9) and Pooran (2) were bowled out by Kolkata.
Today all the bowlers in Kolkata bowled intimidatingly. Not a single one went up to Economy 9.
In the end, Sunrisers Hyderabad added 123/8 in 20 overs and lost by 54 runs.
The win ended Sun Riser’s Hyderabad’s direct play – off berth. The team has won only 5 of 12 matches in total. If there is a playoff chance of maybe 14 points, if the team wins the next two matches, the chance will be only 10 percent.