Hyderabad, Apr 21 : Riding on Chris Lynn 51 runs off 47 balls helped Kolkata Knight Riders to post a total of 159/8 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL match on Sunday here at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Put into bat, KKR got off to a good start. Both Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine added 42 runs for the first wicket. After giving a good start Narine was dismissed by Khaleel Ahmed. He scored a quick fire 25 runs off eight balls.
After Narine dismissal, Shubman Gill (3), Nitish Rana (11) and Dinesh Karthik (6) were fail to contrubute much and added only 31 runs with Lynn and were departed one after another. However, Lynn got a support from Rinku Singh who with him shared a 51-runs-partnership and took KKR to 124 in 15.3 overs.
Later, Singh was sent to pavilion by Sandeep Sharma when he targeted a good length ball around off and tried to power it over mid-wicket. He failed to get enough power behind it and Rashid rushed forward from the deep to take a fine low catch. Singh scored 30 runs off 25 balls with the help of one four and two sixes.
Other batsmen, Andre Russell scored 15 runs, Piyush Chawla four runs, while KC Cariappa scored nine runs and remained unbeaten. For SRH, Khaleel Ahmed took three wickets, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets, while Sandeep Sharma and Rashid Khan took one wicket each. UNI