SRH vs KKR: Rana, Tripathi take Kolkata to 187/6 against Hyderabad | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Opener Nitish Rana (80) and Rahul Tripathi (53) hit fluent half-centuries to propel Kolkata Knight Riders to a difficult 187 for six against Sunrisers Hyderabad of their Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
SRH’s Rashid Khan (2/24) was but once more at his greatest, asking robust questions to the batsmen however most of his bowling colleagues proved ineffective on a batting-pleasant wicket.
Dinesh Karthik (22 not out off 9 balls) offered a late flourish to KKR innings however they might collect solely 42 runs within the final 5 overs.
Left-handed opener Rana struck the ball laborious and clear to present his facet a assured begin after they had been requested to take first strike.
His strokes on the off-facet — the drives and cuts – had been of highest high quality and a deal with to the attention.
Neither Bhuvneshwar Kumar nor T Natarajan might cease Rana from hitting boundaries whilst Subhman Gill was quiet initially. Sandeep Sharma was hit for 3 boundaries in a row by him.
Gill opened up his arms to hit an enormous straight six off Natarajan to make it even higher for KKR.
However, the run-circulation was affected when ever-dependable Rashid received the ball in his palms. He additionally offered the breakthrough when he deceived Gill with a flawed’un to discover the stumps.
Rana although stored going sturdy, finishing his half-century with a six off Vijay Shankar after surviving an LBW enchantment off Rashid. He received the choice overturned, taking the DRS name.
Rana’s six-hitting continued after getting his fifty as he punished Natarajan and Sandeep once more.
His colleague on the different finish Rahul Tripathi additionally stroked confidently and fluently. He smashed an enormous six off Bhuvneshwar after which adopted it up with a cheeky 4 within the third-man area.
He accomplished his fifty with one other boundary off Bhuvneshwar however was dismissed by Natarajan quickly after when he prime-edged a ball.
Rashid too despatched again harmful Andre Russell (5) again.
Mohammad Nabi (2/32) received rid of Rana and Eoin Morgan (2) off successive balls within the 18th over.

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