Kane Williamson starred with a valiant half-century guiding Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to a 5-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Saturday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Chasing 139 run-target set by KKR, Wriddhiman Saha (24) gave a solid start to the Sunrisers. Saha was eventually dismissed in the 4th over by KKR bowler Sunil Narine. Shikhar Dhawan was the next to depart for SRH after Narine clean bowled him for 7 runs. Shakib Al Hasan was the next batsman for Sunrisers and he ably supported skipper Williamson in the run-chase. Narine returned with bowling figures of 2/17 while Piyush Chawla (1/20), Mitchell Johnson (1/30) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/23) shared a wicket each. Deepak Hooda (5) and Yusuf Pathan (17) ensured the visitors crossed the finishing line to ensure their third win in this season of the IPL. (SCORECARD)
Earlier, India pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets as SRH made the most of hour-long rain break and some excellent catching by Manish Pandey to restrict Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to 138/8 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Kumar (3/26) -- returning to the team after recovering from a sore back -- was ably supported by pacer Billy Stanlake (2/21) and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (2/21) also taking two wickets. Highly-rated leg-spinner Rashid Khan went wicketless, leaking 31 runs. Former KKR batsman Pandey took two outstanding catches to send Nitish Rana (18; 16b 2x4 1x6) and Andre Russell (9; 5b 0x4 1x6) -- who hit a 36-ball 88 in the last game -- back in the hut as SRH bowlers reined in after skies opened up to halt play for 58 minutes when KKR were going steady at 52/1.
SRH: Kane Williamson (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan Arman, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Sandeep Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal.
KKR: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik (Captain & wicket-keeper), Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran.
When and Where to Watch: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.
Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.
Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.