Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad from the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
KKR 75/4 in 11 overs: Suchith continues. Rana pulls the first one to deep mid wicket for a single. Jackson starts off with a solid defensive shot back to the bowler before running one down through square leg for a single. Rana collects a couple by flicking this ball on leg stump on the front foot. Loud appeal for lbw as Rana misses a sweep on a ball that pitched on leg stump. SRH reviews but it pitched outside leg and review gone. One more to end the over.
KKR 70/4 in 10 overs: Rana steers behind point for a single as Umran follows him outside leg with a back of a length delivery. He nips the next one into Shreyas with a back of a length ball and he gets an inside edge that shoots off his thigh pad. Umran runs in to take it put is just short. Perhaps a dive would have got him a wicket. Keeps Shreyas and Rana on the their toes with his pace and a short of a length ploy. OUT! Yorker in the blockhole, Shreyas moves outside leg to make room and is knocked over. Shreyas Iyer b Umran Malik 28(25b 3×4 0x6).
KKR 67/3 in 9 overs: Suchith with the ball as Sunrisers bring spin into the scheme of things. FOUR! Strays outside leg first ball and Shreyas paddle sweeps it behind to the boundary. Shreyas drives to long off for a single. Two dots to Rana before he darts in another one outside leg and this time Rana sweeps it behind with ease to the boundary. Rana reverse-sweeps in front of stumps and collects a single behind point. Pooran is excited behind the stumps, first appeals for LBW before pleading for a run out. LBW is turned down and umpire review shows Shreyas was easily in.
KKR 57/3 in 8 overs: Shashank Singh into the attack. Shreyas starts off with a single. Rana misses a cut before stepping out next ball and flaying a boundary to the deep cover fence. Two singles follow as Shashank keeps it back of a length. Next one is wide down leg side. Rana closes the over with a couple, dabbing behind point.
KKR 47/3 in 7 overs: Umran is in with the ball after the PowerPlay. Length outside off and Shreyas pushes through the off side for a couple. Beaten! Another length ball outside off and Shreyas is beaten for sheer pace. Similar ball and Shreyas misses the ball in a similar fashion. Dug in shorter next ball, closer to off stump and Shreyas tips toes and guides it to short third for a couple. Umran gets the ball to move into Shreyas in the air and he misses the flick through leg after shuffling across his stumps. FOUR! Length ball on leg stump and Rana hops and flicks it to the fine leg boundary.
KKR 38/3 in 6 overs: Jansen continues. Dot to start with as he angles it into Shreyas and he taps on the off. FOUR! Full on middle and leg and Shreyas drives past a diving mid on to the boundary. Short of a length leg stump and Shreyas tucks it off his pads for a couple at fine leg. One more for Shreyas down leg side. Bouncer to end the over.
KKR 31/3 in 5 overs: OUT! Natarajan is in and cleans up Venkatesh first ball. He angled it in and the ball kept going in with the angle and knocked off stump. Venkatesh Iyer b T Natarajan 6(13b 1×4 0x6). SIX! Dug in and Narine goes deep in the crease and pulls over mid wicket. OUT! Yorker and Narine slices it straight to cover fielder. Sunil Narine c Shashank Singh b T Natarajan 6(2b 0x4 1×6). Rana is in and ends the over with three dots. He is beaten outside off going for a booming drive.
KKR 25/1 in 4 overs: FOUR! Shreyas contorts and flaps this short one on leg stump to the boundary behind. He shuffled across to off stump then moved back to cover his leg stump, saw the bouncer and clumsily ramped it behind before tumbling over. Jansen is viciously moving the ball around here. He gets one to move away off the pitch to such a degree that it beats Venkatesh’s slash outside off and thuds into Markram’s finger at first slip.
KKR 19/0 in 3 overs: Bhuvneshwar continues. Full on off stump and Shreyas drives through the covers for three runs. FOUR! Venkatesh gets an outside driving again in the corridor and it runs away to the third man fence. Shapes it away coming over the wicket and beats Venkatesh’s drives on the off on two occasions. Four consecutive dots to end the over.
KKR 12/1 in 2 overs: Jansen from the other end. First ball is a wide down leg. Venkatesh drives the next ball, which is full outside off and Suchith dives in the covers to keep it to a single. OUT! Angling away from Finch just outside off stump and Finch gets a bottom edge going for a heave on leg side. Aaron Finch c Nicholas Pooran b Marco Jansen 7(5b 0x4 1×6). Shreyas is in next. Fuller wide outside off and Shreyas pushes it to mid off for a risky single. Beaten! Jansen pitches it on a good length and gets it to straighten off the wicket to beat the drive. Venkatesh is beaten again as this moves away wider outside off and is dug in much shorter. Drives the last ball straight to point.
KKR 9/0 in 1 over: The umpires and players have filed onto the field at Brabourne. Venkatesh and Finch walk out to open the innings for KKR. Bhuvneshwar has the new ball. First ball swings away from Venkatesh and he guides to third man for a single. Finch comes down the counter the early swing and flicks it to mid on for one more. Venkatesh also steps out and Bhuvneshwar follows him on the legs and swings it in, beating his flick and just one leg-bye. More in-swing and Finch gets an inside edge trying to flick it through leg side. SIX! Pooran comes up to the stumps. Swinging in but too full and Finch launches it over long on for six. Finch slaps this good length ball outside off to mid off to end the over with a dot.
KKR VS SRH PLAYING XI
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan, Varun Chakravarthy.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.
TOSS: Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl. Jagadeesha Suchith comes in for the injured Washington Sundar. Three changes for Kolkata – Aaron Finch, Aman Khan and Sheldon Jackson come in for Sam Billings, Rasikh Salam and Ajinkya Rahane.
18:50 IST: Aaron Finch and Aman Khan have received their caps for Kolkata Knight Riders and are set to start today. We are yet to know who will replace the injured Washington Sundar for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
IPL 2022 AT BRABOURNE STADIUM
Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 44 runs
Gujarat Titans beat Punjab Kings by six wickets
Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs
Lucknow Super Giants beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets
Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians won four wickets
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets (October 3, 2021)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 Runs (April 11, 2021)
Kolkata Knight Riders won in Super Over (October 18, 2020)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets (September 26, 2020)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets (April 21, 2019)
It rose to the Indian Premier League party later than expected.
Just when Sunrisers Hyderabad was getting its act together, winning two in a row, it faces a new selection headache ahead of the Friday night face-off versus fancied Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Orange Army will be forced to seek a replacement for Washington Sundar. The reliable all-rounder split his webbing during the win versus Gujarat Titans earlier in the week. With Washington ruled out, it will be interesting to see how the Sunrisers rejig their combination to cover all bases in spin bowling.
It has at its disposal the Karnataka duo of leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal and left-arm spinner J. Suchith, both effective batters. However, if the management feels the need to strengthen the big-hitting department in the lower order, it may pave way for Abdul Samad’s return to the side.
With a key player missing, Sunrisers will be hoping for its top five batters to continue to fire and make up for the absence of Washington at the Brabourne Stadium. Rahul Tripathi will be eager to go hard against his previous franchise.
With Tripathi having found his touch along with Abhishek Sharma, captain Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram, it will be a treat for the spectators when they come up against one of the most effective bowling units of the tournament.
That the well-oiled attack, with Umesh Yadav being a revelation, will be fresh after four-day break augurs well for the Kolkata franchise.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer (c), Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings (wk), Aaron Finch, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan.
Sunrisers Hyderabad : Kane Williamson, Umran Malik, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott, R Samarth, Shashank Singh, Saurabh Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH KKR VS SRH IPL 2022 LIVE?
|The Kolkata Knight Riders versus Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2022 match will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:30 PM IST on Friday, April 15. The match will also be live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.|