Sunrisers Beat KKR by 5 Wkts

Bhuvneshwar returns as Hyderabad bowl first

Both teams look to improve their fielding as the SRH dropped three catches in their last match but they were relieved as it didn't cost them much and they won the match.

Having beaten Mumbai Indians by a narrow one-wicket margin, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be eyeing yet another impressive performance against the Knight Riders.

Captain Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan' 59-run partnership off 43 balls put Hyderabad in control of their 139-run chase. One worry which would've been for Kane Williamson going into the match was Bhuvneshwar Kumar's strain, as Sandeep Sharma was picked as a replacement.

Kolkata's ace spinner Sunil Narine kept his team's hopes alive by dismissing Hyderabad's prolific run-getter Shikhar Dhawan for 7. SRH will want the other batsmen to step up to the occasion and make things easy for their skipper.

Kolkata needs to fix both the batting line-up and the bowling front. But Bhuvaneshwar got back at Karthik (29 off 27 balls) by slipping in a knuckle ball which the batsman edged to the wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.

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This KKR side is a bit different. Fighting for the top spot in the IPL 2018 points table, Dinesh Karthik's men will be looking to bounce back after their final over defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

An hot evening is expected at the Eden Gardens with a maximum temperature of 37°. If the close lying Ganges brings in some respite, life would be a tad easier.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will come in the ground with an aim to continue riding their victory chariot.

SRH Squad: W Saha, S Dhawan, K Williamson, M Pandey, S Al Hasan, D Hooda, Y Pathan, B Kumar, R Khan, S Kaul, B Stanlake. KKR love playing at Eden Gardens and would want to get back to winning ways.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) following a foot injury, it was announced on Saturday. They didn't send Sunil Narine to open today.

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