Umesh Yadav is the Man of the Match
Gambhir: It was a professional effort after they had put us in. 160-165 on this wicket was a very good total. Everyone chipped in and it was very satisfying to see the guys hit the ball well. We have got Russell, if he would have fired we would have got 180 odd. The spinners did extremely well out there. Umesh got us off to a great start with those two wickets in the over. We bat really deep and it was a collective decision to go deep batting wise. We knew we could control the game with three spinners and we did do well. We have been unlucky to play one 12-over and one 10-over game. We would ideally want to play a full 40-over game everytime
Warner: We wanted to keep them under 150-160, but they managed to acore 167. However, when you lose so many wickets under the first 10 overs, it is hard to come back. Their spinners bowled really well during the middle overs. Our next few games are on good wickets. Our bowlers need to step up there and hopefully, we can start well with the bat there.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 35 runs
Over 19.6 Andre Russell bowls a pitched up delivery to B Sharma, no runs, gets to the pitch of the ball and goes for a big slog and fails to connect.
Over 19.5 Andre Russell bowls a pitched up delivery to DW Steyn, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long-on.
Over 19.4 Andre Russell to PS Kumar, out Caught by U Yadav!! Short delivery outside off, Praveen was looking to ramp it over the keeper but can only hit it high in the air. Short third man moves to his left and takes a simple catch. P Kumar c U Yadav b A Russell 12(16)
Over 19.3 Andre Russell bowls it short of length to PS Kumar, no runs, gets forward and tries to reaches out but gets beaten.
Over 19.2 Andre Russell bowls it short of length to PS Kumar, no runs, backs away and looks to pull it hard, but fails to connect yet again.
Over 19.1 Andre Russell bowls a good length delivery to PS Kumar, no runs, gets forward and goes for a big heave on the on-side but misses.
End of Over 19 (14 runs) Hyderabad XI 131/8
PS Kumar 12/12 U Yadav 4-0-34-2
B Kumar 11/3
Over 18.6 U Yadav bowls a pitched up delivery to PS Kumar, 1 run, gets clears his front leg and goes for the slog, doesn't connect too well.
Over 18.5 U Yadav bowls a pitched up delivery to PS Kumar, 2 runs, gets to the pitch of the ball and slaps it wide of long-on and picks up couple more.
Over 18.4U Yadav to PS Kumar No runs ...
Over 18.3 U Yadav bowls it short of length to B Kumar, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and guides it to the left of backward point, the batsmen cross over for a single.
Over 18.2 U Yadav bowls a pitched up delivery to B Kumar, Six!! Comes down the track and does well to send it over the long-off fence.
Over 18.1 U Yadav bowls a pitched up delivery to B Kumar, Boundary! Gets forward and lofts it inside-out over extra cover and the ball runs away to the fence.
End of Over 18 (21 runs) Hyderabad XI 117/8
PS Kumar 9/9 GB Hogg 6-0-41-3
B Kumar /0
Over 17.6 J Botha bowls a pitched up delivery to PS Kumar, no runs, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.
Over 17.5 J Botha to Karn Sharma, out Caught by Suryakumar Yadav!! He went for another slog sweep this time but had to reach out for the shot as the ball was tossed up well outside off, he drags it straight down the throat of the fielder at long-off. Karn Sharma c Suryakumar Yadav b J Botha 32(20)