Home > Innings report >

Kolkata Knight Riders keep Sunrisers Hyderabad to 142/8 in IPL 2014

Kolkata Knight Riders' bowlers kept pegging back the Sunrisers Hyderabad © IANS (File Photo)
Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowlers kept pegging back the Sunrisers Hyderabad © IANS (File Photo)

By Nishad Pai Vaidya

May 18, 2014

Kolkata Knight Riders put in a disciplined bowling performance to limit the Sunrisers Hyderabad to 142 for eight in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

There was a surprise in store ahead of the game as VVS Laxman announced that Darren Sammy had taken over as Hyderabad captain with Shikhar Dhawan continuing only in the capacity of a batsman. Sammy came in for Moises Henriques and chose to bat first after winning the toss. Kolkata were unchanged coming into this game.

The Hyderabad had its moments as they dominated in phases, but kept losing wickets, which hit them back. While Dhawan started well, stroking four boundaries in his 19, Aaron Finch fell early when he edged one to third man off Umesh Yadav. The powerplay was coming along well but Sunil Narine was brought in for the sixth over and Dhawan fell while sweeping one as he skied it high in the air.

David Warner and Naman Ojha then got going and started smashing it around. Ojha had a lucky break when Robin Uthappa missed a stumping off Shakib Al Hasan. To add to Kolkata’s woes, Ojha smashed two sixes in the space of the next few two overs. However, Shakib returned to dismiss him after he was hit for six as Ojha smashed one to point.

At the half-way mark, Hyderabad were 84 for three and were going along well with Warner hitting it well. But, then KL Rahul fell in quick succession. Warner had hit a few good ones and raced to 34 off 17 before smashing one straight to mid-wicket off Umesh. At 104 for five in the 14th over, things looked bleak for Hyderabad.

Sammy walked in and struggled to middle the ball. The time on the bench had quite clearly affected him as he played numerous dot balls. Irfan Pathan warmed up and took on Piyush Chawla in the 17th over. Sammy’s struggle of 16 balls for seven came to an end in the penultimate over when he holed out to the deep.

The spinners did their job for Kolkata again as they have done right through the tournament. Shakib recorded figures of two for 22, Piyush Chawla went for one for 24 and Narine recorded one for 21. Thus, in their 11 overs, they conceded only 67 runs.  Plus, consider the 26 runs conceded by Umesh Yadav in his four overs and also took three wickets. Hyderabad scored only 93 runs in 15 overs bowled by Yadav and the spinners. That does tell the tale.

Brief Scores:

Sunrisers Hyderabad 142 for 8 in 20 overs (David Warner 34; Umesh Yadav 3 for 26, Shakib Al Hasan 2 for 22) vs Kolkata Knight Riders.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

Click here for IPL 2014 Points Table and Team Standings

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

(Nishad Pai Vaidya is a Correspondent with CricketCountry and anchor for the site’s YouTube Channel. His Twitter handle is @nishad_45)

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014 (18:30 IST)   at St George's, Grenada

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

More

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014  at London

England won by an innings and 244 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Hughes explains technique behind cut shot

India still in a position to succeed against England in ODIs

13 things you may not know about Ravi Shastri

Duncan Fletcher speaks out; explains why Team India failed in the Test series against England!

Science of slip fielding: What might be wrong with Team India’s slip cordon

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 MS Dhoni Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Ravi Shastri Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe

Live Cricket Score: India vs Middlesex warm-up match at Lord’s

Kieron Pollard, Jacques Kallis choose respective IPL teams for CLT20

Pakistan, Sri Lanka set to resume rivalry in ODI series

Prosper Utseya reported for suspect bowling action

Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Yoga guru BKS Iyengar

India tour of England 2014: Blaming WAGs for India’s poor run is childish

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

India tour of England 2014: Visitor’s recent record in overseas ODIs a cause for concern

India tour of England 2014: Duncan Fletcher’s see-saw coaching career could be at its end

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

Rude boss not good for team

Xiaomi Mi Power Banks to go on sale on Flipkart next week sans pre-registrations: Report

Emraan Hashmi: I am not embarrassed of my erotic thrillers!

Ebola in India: Will ZMapp ever come to India?

Mardaani movie review: Rani Mukerji packs a punch with a powerful performance!

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 10,400mAh and 5,200mAh up for pre-order on Flipkart

US Open 2014: Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray, Roger Federer vs Grigor Dimitrov; possible face-offs in quarter-finals

WTA New Haven: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reaches the Connecticut semi-final

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here