IPL 2017 KKR vs SRH: Robin Uthappa heroics help bring victory for KKR | Memsaab.com

KKR 172/6 (20.0 Ovs) SRH 155/6 (20.0 Ovs)

Kolkata Knight Riders completed a brilliant comeback victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad, after Robin Uthappa powered them to a respectable total in the first innings.

Kolkata Knight Riders completed a brilliant comeback victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad, after Robin Uthappa powered them to a respectable total in the first innings.
In This Image: Umesh Yadav
KKR got off the blocks slowly, as both the openers Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir were removed early on. However, Uthappa put in a steady 77-run partnership with Manish Pandey, to steady the ship for India. The former also went on to score a crucial 68 off 39 balls.
 

Pandey carried on the onslaught after Uthappa's departure, but fell only four short of his own half-century, as he fell prey to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was the pick of the SRH bowlers, picking up three wickets.

Pandey carried on the onslaught after Uthappa's departure, but fell only four short of his own half-century, as he fell prey to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was the pick of the SRH bowlers, picking up three wickets.
In This Image: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
By comparison, SRH made a great start, and it looked like the visitors would run away with the two points, with Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner firing from all cylinders. However, KKR skipper Gambhir used his spinners brilliantly in the middle overs, in order to stifle the runs for SRH.

This did the trick brilliantly, as Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yusuf Pathan all picked up one wicket each.

This did the trick brilliantly, as Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yusuf Pathan all picked up one wicket each.
In This Image: Gautam Gambhir
With the required run rate moving upwards, the SRH wickets kept tumbling at crucial stages. Although Yuvraj Sing put up some resistance late on, he too soon perished to a Chris Woakes delivery. These wickets slowed SRH down manifold, as KKR cruised to their victory.