Hyderabad lost to Kolkata .. Playoff hopes are complicated

The Sunrisers Hyderabad team raised their hand in a match that must be won to stay in the playoffs race for the IPL 2022 season. Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 54 runs in the first innings at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday night. This is the sixth win for Kolkata, who played their 13th match in the latest season. It is their seventh defeat for Hyderabad, who played their 12th match. With that .. when the Hyderabad team playoff hopes became complicated .. the Kolkata team kept the playoff hopes alive.

Kolkata won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 177 for 6. Ajinkya Rahane (28), Nitish Rana (26) and Sam Billings (34) were the other notable contributors. Andre Russell (49 not out: 3×4, 4×6 off 28 balls) hit huge sixes. With that .. Kolkata was able to score a respectable score. Among the Hyderabad bowlers, Umran Malik took 3 wickets.

Young opener Abhishek Sharma (4×4, 2×6 off 43 balls) played a responsible innings in scoring 178. Captain Kane Williamson (9) and Rahul Tripathi (9) emerged. However .. Abhishek seemed to win over the Sunrisers along with Markram (3×6 off 32:25 balls). But .. he was out at team score 72 .. then came Nicholas Pooran (2), Washington Sundar (4) came and went like that. Hyderabad were restricted to 123/8 as Shashank Singh (11) also disappointed at the end. Kolkata bowlers Andre Russell took three wickets and Tim Southee two.