Highlights, KKR vs SRH: Nitish, Russell Power KKR To Six-Wicket Win Against SRH

Updated:24 March 2019 20:15 IST

IPL Highlights, KKR vs SRH: Both teams began their IPL campaign at Eden Gardens.

Highlights, KKR vs SRH: Nitish, Russell Power KKR To Six-Wicket Win Against SRH
KKR vs SRH IPL Highlights: Nitish Rana and Andre Russell were the top scorers for the home team © AFP

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad with 6 wickets and 2 balls to spare at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. KKR looked shaky chasing, but eventually managed to get home in the last over, powered by a blitzkrieg by Andre Russell. Winning the toss, KKR captain Dinesh Karthik opted to field first. However, the decision seemed to backfire on the home team initially as comeback man David Warner got off to a flying start, dispatching fours and sixes to all parts of the ground. KKR's spinners were expensive, and the tidier overs were bowled by their faster bowlers Lockie Ferguson, Andre Russell and Prasidh Krishna. Warner's dismissal, brought about by a stunning catch from Robin Uthappa, slowed down the scoring rate a little. Vijay Shankar, who is on a personal quest to earn a World Cup squad berth, came up with some fireworks at the end of the innings to take the score to 181/3 after 20 overs. It looked as if SRH bowlers would win the day, till Andre Russell took centrestage.  (SCORECARD)

IPL 2019 Highlights Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad, straight from Eden Gardens, Kolkata

  • 20:01 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Thank you for joining us on the live action. We leave you with all the highlights from the match. Until next time, goodbye.
  • 19:54 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    KKR win by 6 wickets

    Andre Russell (49) and Shubman Gill (18) come up with a blitzkrieg in the last two overs to beat SRH and register their first points of the season. 
  • 19:52 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    SIX! KKR WIN!

    Shubman Gill hits another six. KKR win with 2 balls to spare. Who would have predicted this result a few overs ago?
  • 19:51 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Six! Gill joins the party

    Would you believe it? From being out of contention a few minutes ago, KKR need 5 off 4 balls.
  • 19:50 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Shakib vs Dre

    It all comes down to this. Andre Russell vs Shakib al Hasan. 13 runs. 6 balls. Who will hold his nerve?
  • 19:50 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    KKR need 13 off last over

    21 runs came off the 19th over. Andre Russell on fire!
  • 19:49 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Six! Russell!

    Fifth ball of the over invites the most awkward looking six one can ever see.
  • 19:48 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Another four!

    Russell is making Bhuvneshwar look mediocre. 4,6,4.
  • 19:47 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    SIX! 94 metres.

    Unbelievable, the distance that six travelled. Suddenly, KKR need 24 off 10 balls.
  • 19:46 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Four! Good start to the 19th over for KKR

    Bhuvi gets smashed for a four. It is getting interesting here.
  • 19:45 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    KKR 148/4 after 18 overs

    Can Russell pull off a famous victory? KKR need 34 off the last 2 overs. Shakib and Bhuvi to be the bowlers.
  • 19:44 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Four! Russell has burst into life!

    Russell has Kaul's number. Hits the fifth ball of the over for another four. 18 runs off this over already.
  • 19:42 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Another six!

    Consecutive sixes from Russell's bat. Is this the over that shifts the balance in the home team's favour? Pressure on Kaul. KKR need 41 off 16.
  • 19:41 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Massive six! Dre Russ!

    That flies deep into the stands. First ball of the 18th over, smashed by the big man. KKR need 47 off 17.
  • 19:39 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Brilliant over! Six off it

    KKR now 129/4 after 17 overs. Priceless over from the SRH captain under the circumstances.
  • 19:36 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Bhuvi to bowl the 17th

    Beautiful yorker to start off. Gill fends it off. Batsmen run two off the second ball. KKR need 57 off 22.
  • 19:35 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Russell gets into the act. Four!

    One bounce and into the boundary. That was strong from the big man. KKR need more of these. Many more. Required run rate 14.75 for the last four overs.
  • 19:34 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Shubman Gill joins Russell

    KKR need 64 off 26
  • 19:33 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Rana out! Rashid strikes

    First ball after resumption and Rashid Khan strikes. KKR's top scorer Nitish Rana has to walk off. Given out lbw. Gone for 68. 
  • 19:30 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Nobody's pleased

  • 19:29 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Play to resume soon

    Word coming in that play will resume after 6 minutes. All the lights being turned off and back on again. One has to wonder how this break will affect the two teams' momentum.
  • 19:25 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

  • 19:23 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    KKR behind on par score

    The lights are still not back at the Eden. Incidentally, KKR are 8 runs behind the par score at this stage.
  • 19:20 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Timeout

    One of the floodlights at the Eden Gardens has malfunctioned. Umpires decide to take a premature timeout. KKR will need to score 64 off 28 when we resume. Rashid Khan bowling, Nitish Rana and Andre Russell at the crease.
  • 19:18 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Four! Rana again

    Rashid comes in to bowl his last over. Rana again goes down on his knee. Goes for the reverse sweep this time.
  • 19:17 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    KKR 114/3 after 15 overs

    Sandeep Sharma finishes 15th over with a beautifully executed yorker. Russell can do nothing but dig it out. Crisis time for KKR? 68 off 30 needed.
  • 19:14 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Six! Rana belts Sandeep Sharma

    Full toss from Sandeep Sharma. Gets the deserved treatment. Long off fielder can only stare.
  • 19:13 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Warner provides inputs to captain

    Good to see Warner deep in discussion with captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the match proceeds to a nervy finish
  • 19:11 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Sandeep Sharma to bowl the 15th

    It's now or never for KKR. Russell needs to come good here.
  • 19:10 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    KKR 104/3 after 14 overs

    Rashid Khan gives away only 7 runs in the over. Priceless bowling. Required run rate now 13.
  • 19:08 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Four! Rana again

    Cuts beautifully. Four. KKR 101/3 after 13.2 overs.
  • 19:07 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Relief for Rana and KKR

    Ball had landed outside the leg stump. That might have been very close otherwise. Rana lives to see another day.
  • 19:05 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    SRH take a review

    Nitish Rana's heart in his mouth as Rashid Khan raps him on the pad and SRH take a review. 
  • 19:04 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Rana reaches his fifty

    KKR 97/3 after 13 overs. Russell the new man with him. Required run rate has inched up to 12.14.
  • 19:03 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Bad day in the field for the KKR captain. Dropped a catch, took a wrong review and has now gone for 2 runs.
  • 19:01 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Karthik out! KKR 95/3 after 12.4 overs

    Dinesh Karthik trapped by Sandeep Sharma. Deceived by the slower ball, Karthik hands an easy catch to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. KKR lose their captain.
  • 18:58 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Four! Nitish Rana.

    Sandeep Sharma comes in to bowl again. Again Nitish Rana gets down on his knees and smashes him to the leg side boundary. Pressure on Sandeep Sharma, follows it up with a wide ball on the leg side.
  • 18:57 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Can KKR mount a worthy challenge?

    KKR need 95 runs in the last 8 overs. Is this going out of the home team's grasp? Shubman Gill and Andre Russell still to bat of course.
  • 18:55 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Karthik the new man

    Karthik joins Nitish Rana in the middle. 
  • 18:53 (IST)Mar 24, 2019

    Uthappa bowled by Kaul

    Kaul sends Uthappa's off stump cartwheeling. Uthappa gone for 35. KKR now 87/2 after 11.4 overs.
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