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.