IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR Match in Hyderabad: Warner & Bairstow Star as SRH Thrash KKR

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 22, 2019, 7:03 AM IST

Match 38, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad 21 April, 2019

Toss won by Sunrisers Hyderabad (decided to bowl)

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets

Man of the Match: Khaleel Ahmed



SIX and SIX! Bairstow finishes this in style, back to back sixes and a real easy victory for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They win this one by nine wickets with five overs remaining. Now that's some statement from them!


Still a good over that for Hyderabad as they pick 8 runs from that one, just 22 more runs required here and still 7 overs to go. 


WICKET! After yet another drop, Prithvi Raj finally gets the wicket. Slower ball and Warner is through with his shot quite early, in the end it looks like quite an ugly heave. Warner sees his off-stump uprooted.  SRH are 131/1


SIX and FOUR! Warner adds further insult to injury here, he hits the next one for a boundary straight down the ground and after that connects one which goes flying over long on for a six


DROPPED! This is just not KKR's day today, Bairstow looks to sweep and gets the top edge. Gurney getting underneath that one but he has totally misjudged it. He falls and the ball falls besides him. Just sums up how bad KKR have been today


Warner and Bairstow are doing this really easy at the moment, KKR looking totally deflated at the moment in the field. Just 48 more runs required from 57 deliveries. 


50! Now, Jonny Bairstow completes his half-century. He also reaches the landmark from 28 balls, they are looking really good here and if they win with balls to spare, it will also give them a healthy boost in the NRR department.


50! Warner completes his half-century from just 28 balls. He is looking really good here. Completes his 46th IPL half-century! These are just incredible numbers from David Warner. He is bossing the chase at this moment

Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 18:37(IST)

I think it is game, set and match Hyderabad here. I don't see them losing this one unless there is a miracle!


Andre Russell comes into the attack after the powerplay here and he concedes 8 runs from his first over, the required rate is almost run a ball now with 80 runs needed from 78 balls!


KC Cariappa comes to the attack, final over of the powerplay here and Warner rips into him. Cariappa starts well but then the last three balls read 6-4-6 as Warner takes the aerial route. The powerplay ends and Sunrisers are already halfway there to the total. They are 72/0 after 6 overs here


50 partnership is up between Bairstow and Warner here, fantastic start yet again by this Aussie-English duo. They are looking really good at the moment. Warner pulls one over mid-wicket for a maximum to reach the landmark.


Piyush Chawla comes into the attack as Karthik turns to spin early in the proceedings here, straight away Bairstow finds the boundary and then hits one sailing over long on for a maximum. Clear plan here is to attack the new ball. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 43/0 after 4 overs here


Warner now goes after Gurney, times one over extra-cover and the ball rushes away for a boundary. After that Bairstow and Warner deal in 1s and 2s to still pick 10 runs from the over. Hyderabad are off too a good start here, they are 32/0 after 3 overs


DROPPED! KC Cariappa has dropped an absolute sitter there, Bairstow gets some room and he looks to go over the top. Hits it straight to Cariappa who drops an absolute sitter there. That's just not acceptable at this level. Young Prithvi under pressure here


SIX! Warner pulls it from the backfoot, almost lifts it over long on for a mini six! Falls just across the boundary rope and some early pressure here on the youngster Prithvi Raj


Harry Gurney bowls the first over here for KKR, good start by him as he is accurate with his line and length here. He concedes six runs in his first over and SRH are 6/0 after the 1st over here

Hemang Badani, Former India Cricketer 17:56(IST)

KKR started off really well in the powerplay, reaching 61/2 but have only added 99 in the next 14 overs. That's really poor and below par


That's the end of the proceedings here, KKR end at 159/8. They got off to a real flier thanks to Narine and Lynn but really struggled in the latter half of the innings. Russell came in to bat just too late and couldn't repeat his heroics. You have to say its a bit below par here.


WICKET! Chawla gets a boundary on the first ball but then looks to go for the reverse sweep, that's an extremely difficult shot to execute and he ends up hitting straight to the keeper. Easy catch for the keeper.


WICKET! Two huge sixes by Russell but after that he looks to clear the boundary once again, yorker length from Bhuvneshwar and it hits the toe end of the bat. Rashid Khan is at the boundary ropes and he takes a simple catch. Russell departs for 15 from 9 balls here


Superb over that by Rashid Khan, he concedes just 1 run and after that bowls five dot balls here. Chawla looks to go for the sweep and misses all the deliveries! Pressure firmly on Russell here


WICKET! Well, he doesn't last long after the half-century. Looks to go for the maximum here but gets absolutely no timing on that one. Kane Williamson comes around and takes a good diving catch. Lynn departs for 51 off 47 balls. KKR are 133/6


50! Chris Lynn completes his half-century here, that's his slowest IPL half-century. The pitch has certainly become tough for batting all of a sudden. KKR will be hoping he can get a move on here


WICKET! Sandeep Sharma gets the wicket here, Rinku Singh looks to pull but doesn't get the connection cleanly. Rashid Khan comes around in the deep and hangs onto a good catch. KKR are 124/5 now and Andre Russell enters the crease here.


SIX! That's hit away for a maximum, Rinku Singh clears the boundary with ease here. Goes after after Sandeep Sharma and also brings up the 50-run stand.


Yet another quiet over here, just 7 runs coming from the 15th over.  Rinku got a boundary on the first ball but after that good comeback by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Kolkata are 116/4 after 15 overs here. Can they reach somewhere around 160-170 here?


IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR Match in Hyderabad: Warner & Bairstow Star as SRH Thrash KKR

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Follow all the live score and latest updates from the 2019 IPL game between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): SIX and SIX! Bairstow finishes this in style, back to back sixes and a real easy victory for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They win this one by nine wickets with five overs remaining. Now that's some statement from them!

SRH vs KKR in IPL 2019 will be broadcast on Sunday (April 21) from 4:00 PM onwards. SRH vs KKR live streaming will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. You can follow all the ball-by-ball updates and live commentary with analysis on our live blog.

Latest Update: The Sunrisers Hyderabad at home are a difficult to team to beat and with Jonny Bairstow playing his penultimate game before joining the England national team, one can expect fireworks as he looks to finish on a high. KKR though will hope the likes of Kuldeep Yadav come good and spoil his party. The team composition depends heavily on how the surface is as including Kane Williamson makes SRH's selection process tricky.

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders are in the same boat now. Stuck in the middle of the table with eight points each, both the sides need to get back to winning ways if they hope to progress to the IPL-12 playoffs.

After a high-scoring loss on Friday night, KKR will be licking their wounds and will be ruing on the lost opportunity against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. A little bit of initiative by the middle-order batsman like Shubman Gill and Robin Uthappa might have tilted the scales in the favour of KKR with Andre Russell biding his time in the dug-out.

The Sunrisers will not be an easy prospect at home with their openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow firing on all cylinders. Like KKR, the achilles heel of SRH is their middle-order. Batsmen like Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan have struggled to get going so far in this tournament and as a result the Hyderabad franchise had succumbed to three successive losses this season before defeating table-toppers Chennai Super Kings in their last match.

But while KKR can bank on Russell to bail them out coming in down the order, SRH have no such luxury. They will have to bank on Warner and Bairstow again to fire in tandem and hope that they can give a big enough total for the likes of Rashid Khan & Co. to defend.

The Knight Riders will be worried about the form of their strike bowler Kuldeep Yadav with the chinaman bowler only claiming four wickets in nine games so far. Matt Kelly, who replaced injured Anrich Nortje in the Kolkata side, is one option who can be tested with the Australian known for his speciality with accurate yorkers.

Players to watch out for

Jonny Bairstow: The English opener has been a perfect foil to Warner at the top of the order, in fact, even outdoing the Australian on some of the occasions. Bairstow has 365 runs in eight games this season with a century and a fifty and will be looking the make the most of the limited opportunities left in IPL-12 before he departs back for England on April 23.

Andre Russell: He has been an absolute powerhouse throughout the season. The leading run-scorer for KKR with 377 runs in nine games and a strike-rate of 220.46 makes him a nightmare for any attack. Russell scored his season-best 65 against RCB on Friday night in a lost cause and will be itching to make up for it in their next game.

Team News/ Availability

SRH: Skipper Kane Williamson’s selection is complicating the matter for them as it’s keeping out additional spinner like Mohammad Nabi or Shakib al Hasan out of the side — both capable batsmen as well. Depending on the surface, the home side will have to take a call on playing their skipper Williamson or not.

KKR: The visitors might look to give Australian death-over specialist Matt Kelly a go to replace Englishman Harry Gurney, who proved quite costly against RCB.

Probable XI

KKR: Dinesh Karthik (capt), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna and Harry Gurney/Matt Kelly

SRH: Kane Williamson (capt), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow and Vijay Shankar

Teams (from)

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (capt), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Matt Kelly, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (capt), Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem.​

Team Rankings

1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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