IPL: KKR seal improbable win over Sunrisers
Kolkata Knight Riders 171 for 9 (Rinku 46, N Rana 42, Jansen 2-24, Natarajan 2-30) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 166 for 8 (Markram 41, Klaasen 36, Thakur 2-23, Arora 2-32) by five runs
Kolkata Knight Riders hit back after the defeat against Gujarat Titans to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in yet another last-over thriller in Match 47 of TATA IPL 2023 and register a crucial win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Impactful knocks from Nitish Rana (42 off 31) and Rinku Singh (46 off 35) helped KKR recover from an early stutter and post a competitive 171/9 on the board.
A disciplined bowling performance then saw KKR bounce back in the slog overs and display nerves of steel under pressure to clinch a thrilling win with Varun Chakaravarthy defending 9 off the last over to hand SRH their sixth loss from nine matches.
It was a brilliant comeback after Captain Aiden Markram (41 off 40) and Heinrich Klaasen (36 off 20) had played crucial knocks to put SRH in the ascendency. (IPL)