IPL 2016: Morgan, Ojha help Hyderabad set a challenging target of 143 against KKRSunrisers Hyderabad have managed to post a respectable total of 142 at the loss of 7 wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad: After recovering from early losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad have managed to post a respectable total of 142 at the loss of 7 wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders in the eighth match of the Indian Premier League 2017 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
David Warner won the toss for Sunrisers Hyderabad and elected to bat first.
Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner failed yet again to provide a good start to the team. Both went back to the pavilion adding just 23 runs on board in the fourth over.
Henriques and Deepak Hooda were also dismissed early leaving Hyderabad struggling at 50/4 in the tenth over.
Eoin Morgan (51 runs from 43 balls) and Naman Ojha (37 off just 28 deliveries) then came to the Sunrisers’ rescue making a speedy 67-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
For Kolkata Knight Riders, Umesh Yadav turned out to be the top wicket-taker and bagged three wickets giving away 28 runs in his 4-over slot.
Morne Morkel took two wickets whereas Andre Russell took one wicket giving away 35 and 19 runs respectively.
KKR will now count upon Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir to provide a sublime start and lead the team to victory.