Gautam Gambhir © IANS
Gautam Gambhir © IANS

A long rain interval saw the target being revised for Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2015 match versus Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. Kolkata will be chasing 118 runs to win from 12 overs after rain kept the players away from the field at ACA VDCA Stadium in Hyderbad for a long time in the second innings.

A century-stand between David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to set a strong 178–run target against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 tournament at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. CRICKET BLOG: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2015 match 19

Warner faced 55 balls and smashed nine boundaries and four sixes, as he led Sunrisers’ charge after he and Dhawan got off to a cautious start early on. Warner opened up with a four past the fine leg off Morne Morkel on the fourth ball of the second over, and then there was no stopping the left-hander. CRICKET SCORECARD AND COMMENTARY: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2015 match 19

Dhawan, who too is an explosive batsman by nature, provided Warner the support he needed from the other end. The Indian cricketer continued to rotate the strike and kept picking up boundaries off loose balls.