After being put in to bat, Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to a bad start as they lost Shikhar Dhawan in the second over of the innings. Skipper David Warner and Moise Henriques put on a 59-run stand for the second wicket but Kuldeep Yadav then struck to remove both batsmen in quick succession. Yuvraj Singh then came to the rescue for SRH and his brilliant knock of 44 off just 30 balls helped them put on a sizeable total. In reply, Manish Pandey and Suryakumar Yadav tried their best but brilliant spells from the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Moises Henriques, Mustafizur Rahman helped SRH end KKR’s 2016 IPL campaign. Get all the highlights of this match here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING | IPL NEWS | PLAY FANTASY LEAGUE)
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Moises Henriques (Man of the Match): “I still feel like I left a lot of runs out there. All the bowlers bowled well, and we fielded really well. It was staying low, so facing Morne and Holder was easier, turning their ridiculous bounce to normal bounce. We have guys who take the pace off, we have ones who can put the pace on, good death bowlers too.”
David Warner (SRH skipper): “Definitely, fielded well and that’s what we set out to do. We knew if we fielded well we would win close games. Bipul’s two sixes came in very handy. Little but short with the batting, but runs on the board is crucial. So good execution by the bowlers. Took some spectacular catches and we try to improve every game we play.”
Gautam Gambhir (KKR skipper): “I thought it was a very good wicket to bat on, 160 was chaseable. I thought Colin’s run-out was a turning point. Didn’t have big partnerships. Someone needed to play a Yuvi kind of cameo, it was an unbelievable innings, changed the momentum in their favour.