SRH vs KKR: Rana, Tripathi take Kolkata to 187/6 towards Hyderabad | Cricket Information

CHENNAI: Opener Nitish Rana (80) and Rahul Tripathi (53) hit fluent half-centuries to propel Kolkata Knight Riders to a difficult 187 for six towards Sunrisers Hyderabad of their Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
SRH’s Rashid Khan (2/24) was but once more at his finest, asking powerful inquiries to the batsmen however most of his bowling colleagues proved ineffective on a batting-friendly 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 exhausting and clear to offer his aspect a assured begin after they had been requested to take first strike.
His strokes on the off-side — the drives and cuts – had been of highest high quality and a deal with to the attention.
Neither Bhuvneshwar Kumar nor T Natarajan may cease Rana from hitting boundaries at the same time as 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.
Nonetheless, the run-flow was affected when ever-reliable Rashid received the ball in his fingers. He additionally offered the breakthrough when he deceived Gill with a incorrect’un to search out the stumps.
Rana although saved going robust, 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 top-edged a ball.
Rashid too despatched again harmful Andre Russell (5) again.
Mohammad Nabi (2/32) removed Rana and Eoin Morgan (2) off successive balls within the 18th over.

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