Yesterday IPL match result SRH vs KKR: Bairstow-Warner tear apart KKR

Yesterday IPL match result SRH vs KKR Highlights:

  • SRH defeated KKR by 9 wickets with a 131-run stand between Bairstow and Warner for the opening wicket in 12.1 overs
  • Having managed to put on just 159, KKR were equally lacklustre with the ball, seeing SRH decimate them with half-centuries from Bairstow and Warner with 30 balls to spare
  • The win saw KKR slump to 4 consecutive defeats to slump down to the 6th spot in the table, while SRH further cemented a top 4 berth for themselves

Yesterday IPL match result SRH vs KKR

Yesterday IPL match result SRH vs KKR

A 9-wicket win, a superior batting performance paired with an emphatic bowling performance and there just couldn’t have been a better day out in the Indian Premier League for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Cleaning up KKR by 9 wickets, the Kane Williamson lead side made light work of their opposition as Jonny Bairstow and David Warner wiped the floor with a waning KKR side. As Bairstow and Warner obliterated everything that was thrown their way in a terrific 131 run partnership in 12.2 overs, KKR were condemned to their 4th straight defeat, putting them deep down in the pits of a bottom place finish for the season.

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On a pitch that was cut from the same cloth as some of the best batting surfaces in the world, Bairstow and Warner didn’t need to be asked a second time to indulge in their stroke play. An opening partnership which has without a doubt been the best this season came to the fore yet again, delivering a match-winning performance for their side to trounce KKR.

Yesterday IPL match result SRH vs KKR

Yesterday IPL match result SRH vs KKR

Both Warner (67) and Bairstow (80) played out identical innings, getting their half-centuries in 28 balls as SRH all but won the match in the opening 10 overs itself. It was a perfect partnership, one that only dwindled KKR, exposing the many weaknesses in Karthik’s captaincy.

Despite getting a wicket at long last in the form of Warner, it was too little too late for KKR with Williamson and Bairstow applying the final touches to take their side past the finishing line. It was not just the win, but the brilliant manner in which it came about for SRH that saw them stamp their authority on the tournament after a mid-season blip, taking their net run rate to 0.737, the highest of any side in the league this season.

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Yesterday IPL match result SRH vs KKR

Yesterday IPL match result SRH vs KKR

Earlier in the day, it was SRH’s bowling performance that had thwarted KKR’s aim of putting on a competitive score and laid the foundation for their side. Wickets from all quarters with Khaleel (3), Bhuvneshwar (2) and Sandeep and Rashid picking up one wicket saw SRH put in a stupendous bowling performance in unison to deliver a deadly spell that saw KKR fail in their task of putting on a stand of note.

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The only performance worthy on the day from KKR came in the form of the opening partnership, one that saw 42 runs come in the first three overs with Narine scoring a quick 25, followed by Lynn’s half-century at the top of the order. However, no one else was able to capitalize on it, floundering in a diabolic and woeful display from the middle-order.

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