SRH restrict KKR to 138/8 in 20 overs in Kolkata

He gave himself a platform and in the 12th over had plenty of time to go bigger, but a return catch and the outstretched hand of Shakib Al Hasan (2-21) saw his demise. SRH won the toss and choose to field first. Earlier, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc was ruled out ahead of the tournament due to a calf injury. With Dhawan also, getting the boundaries easily, it looked like for a while that the Hyderabad would chase down the target in quick time. Last time these two sides met was in the Eliminator at Bengaluru, which KKR won by 7 wickets in a rain-curtailed match. Run rate drastically dropped as the Hyderabad reached to 62 for 3 at halfway mark, needing 77 from the remaining 10 overs. This was SRH's first triumph at the Eden in five attempts and their third straight victory this season. KKR also bolstered their support staff with the inclusion of Mumbai all-rounder Abhishek Nayar who mentored skipper Dinesh Karthik in the past.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Alex Hales.

For the hosts, opener Chris Lynn (49; 34b 7x4 1x6) was the top-scorer as skipper Dinesh Karthik laboured to a 27-ball 29 hitting two fours and a six.

Nagarkoti was one of India's brightest sparks through their victorious Under-19 World Cup campaign earlier this year, picking up nine wickets at 16.33 and clocking speeds in excess of 140kph.

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Explosive Australia batsman Lynn was going along nicely with the Knight Riders 52-1 when drizzle brought the players off with seven overs bowled.

But SRH did well to bounce back, riding on a splendid catch by Manish Pandey.

Nearly throughout their innings, the Knight Riders struggled to score freely and the batsmen's job only got more and more hard when play resumed post rain interruption.

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