Nitish Hits 80 but SRH’s Late Surge Helps Restrict KKR to 187/6

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Nitish Rana blasted a 56-ball 80 to help Kolkata Knight Riders post 187/6 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad after being put into bat first at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Chennai on Sunday evening.

Though his opening partner Shubman Gill fell on a 15 in the 7th over, Rana soldiered on and forged a solid 50-ball 93-run second wicket partnership with Rahul Tripathi.

From 53/1 in 6.6 overs, the pair took KKR to 146/2 by 15.2 overs.

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While Rashid Khan picked the first wicket on Gill, T Natarajan got SRH the big breakthrough with the wicket of Tripathi that also stemmed the flow of runs.

Andre Russell played all of 5 deliveries before becoming Rashid’s second wicket of the match and KKR were down to 157/3 in 16.2 overs.

In the 18th, Mohammad Nabi bowled his last over of the innings and picked up two major wickets - Nitish Rana on 80 and the KKR captain Eoin Morgan on 2.

A late surge by Dinesh Karthik added 22 runs off 9 deliveries and Bhuvneshwar Kumar added one wicket to his column, picking the wicket of Shakib-al-Hasan off the last ball of the innings.

KKR posted 187/6.

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