The 61st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 took place between the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The Shreyas Iyer-led men registered a massive 54-run win at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday (May 14).
Electing to bat first, KKR put 177-6 on the board. While staring towards a mediocre total for the majority of the innings, the side were fuelled by a whirlwind innings from Andre Russell. The Caribbean ace scored 20 runs off the final over off Washington Sundar to take his score to unbeaten 49 off 28 balls.
SRH were put under pressure by the KKR bowlers from the word go and went through a subdued powerplay. A collapse in the middle overs rendered them out of the chase with only three batters reaching double figures. The Kane Williamson-led side trudged to 123-8.
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Occupying the slots below the SRH duo, Russell and Umesh Yadav stake their claim in the eighth and ninth spots respectively. The Caribbean all-rounder reached 17 wickets with a three-wicket haul while Yadav added a sole wicket to his tally.