Yesterday, the Sunrisers Hyderabad went on to beat the Kolkata Knight Riders quite comprehensively in the 38th game of the IPL 2019 as they chased the total of 159 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The hosts went on to beat the KKR by 9 wickets and five overs to spare. All thanks to David Warner and Jonny Bairstow who went on to stitch 131 runs for the side. With this, Kolkata Knight Riders suffered from their fifth defeat in the IPL 2019. Naturally, the team was quite disappointed with their performance. KKR former captain Gautam Gambhir was also sad looking at the performance but posted a few inspiring words for the team. SRH beat KKR by 9 wickets.
Gambhir took to social media and wrote, “It’s tough to see @KKRiders go down like this. Come on guys there is loads of talent in that dressing room. Just regroup fast, believe in yourself and go for the kill. We can do it!!!!!!.” SRH vs KKR, Stat Highlights: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow Notch Fifties; Hand Kolkata Knight Riders their Fifth Defeat in IPL 2019.
Check out the tweet below:
It’s tough to see @KKRiders go down like this. Come on guys there is loads of talent in that dressing room. Just regroup fast, believe in yourself and go for the kill. We can do it!!!!!!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 21, 2019
Kolkata Knight Riders went on to drop three catches during the match which was one of the major cause of the team losing the game. After the game, Dinesh Karthik said, “I think 160 was a par score on this wicket if we'd bowled well. I think they (Warner and Bairstow) batted really well but our fielding cost us. And after that dropped catch he (Bairstow) came at us all guns blazing. A wicket of Bairstow would have felt better, feel for the guy (Yarra Prithviraj). We have been outplayed in this game.” Dinesh Karthik and men will play their next game against the Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.