Gautam Gambhir scores yet another fifty as Knight Riders defeat Sunrisers by 8 wickets

The eight game in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League saw Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium,Hyderabad.

Sunrisers Hyderabad led by skipper David Warner won the toss and decided to bat first.Kolkata Knight Riders opening bowlers Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav executed probing first spells to take out top three batsmen within the scheduled Powerplay.Sunrisers Hyderabad innings started on bad note as they lost three wickets for 36 runs inside 6 overs.Eoin Morgan showed some grit and led the revival for Sunrisers as he notched up fifty runs supported by Naman Ojha at the other end who made 37 runs to take the total to 142 runs after 20 overs.Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for Kolkata Knight Riders as he took three wickets for 28 runs in his full quota of overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders reply started on a good note as openers Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir shared an opening stand of 92 runs.Gautam Gambhir scored his second fifty in his successive game as he remained unbeaten on 90 runs till the end to see his side register their second win in the Indian Premier League.Sunrisers Hyderabad slumped to their second successive defeat and will have to improve if they are make their way in the top 4 in the Indian Premier League.

 

 

 

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