IPL 2023: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 23 runs

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR vs SRH) by 23 runs in the 19th match of IPL 2023 played in Kolkata. Batting first, SRH scored 228/4 in 20 overs, in reply KKR could only manage 205/7 after playing the entire over.

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Elected to play Sunrisers Hyderabad after losing the toss, Harry Brook along with Mayank Agarwal got off to a brisk start and added 46 runs in 4.1 overs. Mayank became the victim of Andre Russell after scoring 9 runs in 13 balls. Rahul Tripathi also went on to score 9 runs with the help of two fours. From here, Brook and captain Aiden Markram took the lead and added 72 runs in 47 balls to take the score past 120. Markram scored 50 runs in 26 balls and was dismissed for 129.

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During this, Brook scored his first half-century. Abhishek Sharma, who came to bat, took an aggressive approach and played an inning of 32 runs in 17 balls. He and Brook shared a 72-run partnership in just 33 balls. Brook continued to bat and brought up his century in 55 balls and remained unbeaten on 100. His innings included 12 fours and three sixes. Heinrich Klaasen also scored an unbeaten 16 runs in 6 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Andre Russell took the maximum three wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Chasing the target, Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a very bad start. Rehmanullah Gurbaz was dismissed for 0 on the third ball of the innings. Venkatesh Iyer, who came as an impact player, could not do wonders today and went on to score 10 runs. Marco Jansen didn’t even give Sunil Narine a chance to open the account. KKR, having lost 3 wickets at 20, were looking in trouble but from here on, captain Nitish Rana and N Jagadeesan batted furiously. Both added 62 runs in 29 balls. Jagadeesan was dismissed for 82 after scoring 36 runs. Andre Russell was able to score only 3 runs. Captain Rana scored 75 runs in 41 balls with the help of five fours and six sixes. Rinku Singh also scored an unbeaten 58 in 31 balls but today he could not win his team. Marco Jansen and Mayank Markande took two wickets each for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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