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Best performances - Batsmen

AD Russell
AD Russell
49(28) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
0 0 1 1 2 5 3 19
Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma
43(28) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 1 6 1 8 12 7 7

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Russell
AD Russell
O4
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Umran Malik
Umran Malik
O4
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | SRH: 123/8 (55 runs required, RR: 6.15)

  • Umran Malik3 (5b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar6 (7b)
  • Andre Russell4-0-22-3
  • Tim Southee4-0-23-2

11.44pm That's all we have from tonight's game which has seen KKR overtake Sunrisers on the table. It's a double-header tomorrow, CSK vs Titans and LSG vs Royals. Don't forget to tune in early for the first game. Until then, it's goodbye and good luck from me, Vishal Dikshit, and Deiva Muthu. Have a good night!

Shreyas Iyer: Our mindset we came with in this game was outstanding, we were positive and it was really important to win this toss. Batting first in Pune teams have won a lot of matches. We were going over by over while batting, plan was to give Russell as much strike as possible and we were praying that he plays the last over because Washington had an over left. It worked out pretty well. 177 against them was over par, the way Sunny [Narine] and Varun stepped up on a slow wicket, they were pretty smart and we never let them [Sunrisers] get under our skin. We don't have anything to lose right now, we haven't played our A game so far in the league. We really stepped up pretty well today. And also I want to clarify from the last interview, when I took the CEO's name [for team selections], I meant he's there to console the players who are sitting out, it's never easy for them.

Russell: When I went out there, batting wasn't easy. 165-170 was very good and we got eight runs over. We have a good bowling attack and two good spinners. My mindset is very clear when I go out to bat, not thinking about situations. My job is to go after it from ball one, sometimes I hit the first ball in the nets for a six. When I saw 20 off 17 on the scoreboard, I thought, "that's not me," but you have to fight it out sometimes. Before the last ball of the 19th over I said: "Sunil, just try to get a boundary, let me take strike in the last over," because of an offspinner bowling the last over. I got three full tosses and I did put them away. Always look to chip in with the ball and do something special in the field.

Southee: It was a great win. A big win is pleasing. I've been around long enough to know that chances come and go, overseas players have to sit on the sidelines, and you have to be ready when the chances come. It's tough to replicate match situation in the nets, but you try, and you back yourself in the field and use your experience. Back of a length was tough to hit and we stuck to that, the spinners did their job, and Naine was able to pull things back after his first two overs.

Williamson: Largely the first half was reasonable without making more of a dent. It was a fair total and Russell got those big runs in the end. With the bat we weren't able to get the momentum to set the platform or get those partnerships. Strong performance by KKR and we've struggled to get that momentum in those last few games, which we need for the remaining games. We wanted to take wickets [so bowled Bhuvneshwar and Umran early and kept Washington for the last over], it was always going to be a tough over. Washy has stepped up for last overs, using our resources early was something we had planned but it didn't work out. We wanted a decent start and Abhishek is hitting the ball beautifully, there were glimpses and signs of setting a platform but it wasn't to be and that was frustrating. [There are] Some consistencies to it (his own struggles), hit to the fielders, then try to hit big and walk back. It teaches you a lesson so some learnings for me there.

Aqueel : "What a turn around for SRH after 5 wins straight now 5 losses, looks its end of road for them"

11.16pm It's not been a great season for KKR, but tonight they stepped up for a big win, by 54 runs, to stay alive in the tournament. Handshakes all around, Russell has a big smile on his face and has a chat with Umran Malik. KKR have jumped to sixth place now, their NRR has gone up from -0.057 to 0.160. For Sunrisers, it is their fifth loss on the bounce after starting the tournament with five wins in a row. What a change of fortunes for them. Of the eight teams left for the playoffs, they are right at the bottom now, the only team with eight points, and an NRR of -0.270. They never really looked in the chase today, except when Abhishek Sharma was batting, and they will need an overhaul of either Williamson's batting or their top order so revive whatever is left for them now.

19.6
0
Russell to Umran Malik, no run, ends with a dot ball, all of those matter in the end. Umran Malik swings and misses the length ball outside off
19.5
1
Russell to Kumar, 1 run, 112.3kmh, slower one towards the stumps and he swings it down to long-on
19.5
1w
Russell to Kumar, 1 wide, bowls a short ball down the leg side for a wide

Aashish: "Frustrating having watched srh this year- started so well.. But for some reason the management wasn't willing to make changes.. they don't deserve to make it through.. Between RCB and DD looks like"

19.4
0
Russell to Kumar, no run, right in the block hole on the stumps, Bhuvneshwar digs it out to point
19.3
0
Russell to Kumar, no run, 133.7kmh, really good ball to stifle him for room. Short of length over off stump, the batter tries to ramp it fine but misses
19.2
0
Russell to Kumar, no run, backs away again, this time Russell follows him, and the batter defends to leg

Sunrisers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st30KS WilliamsonAbhishek Sharma
2nd24RA TripathiAbhishek Sharma
3rd18AK MarkramAbhishek Sharma
4th4AK MarkramN Pooran
5th23AK MarkramWashington Sundar
6th8Shashank SinghWashington Sundar
7th6Shashank SinghM Jansen
8th0B KumarShashank Singh
9th10B KumarUmran Malik

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
GT14104200.316
RR1495180.298
LSG1495180.251
RCB148616-0.253
DC1477140.204
PBKS1477140.126
KKR1468120.146
SRH146812-0.379
CSK144108-0.203
MI144108-0.506