It was a sensational innings by Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir as he scored 90 runs of 60 balls to help his team register its second win. Hyderabad didn’t post too much runs to challenge a strong Kolkata batting line up. Kolkata chased down 142 runs in 18.2 overs with 8 wickets in hand.
England skipper Eion Morgan scored 51 runs to help Sunrisers Hyderabad to post 142 runs. Naman Ojha also contributed 37 runs to the score.
Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner on Saturday won toss and elected to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders for their Indian Premier League game at Hyderabad. It will be Narine’s first match of this season for Kolkata. (For Live Cricket score card click here)
KKR made three changes from the playing XI of their last match with Morne Morkel, Shakib-ul-Hasan and Sunil Narine coming in for Brad Hogg, John Hastings and Colin Munro.
Hyderabad, meanwhile, made just one change with Barinder Sran replacing injured Ashish Nehra.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, A Ashish Reddy, Eoin Morgan, Naman Ojha, Karn Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir (capt), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav.