Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowler Varun Chakravarthy had his daunting task to defend just 9 runs from his last over against Sunrisers Hyderabad and came with flying colors as KKR defeated SRH by 5 runs.

“My heart was going over 200 the last time around, but I wanted them to hit the longer part off the ground. The ball was slipping a lot and my best bet was the longer side and that was my only hope. The man of the match adjudicated, Chakravarthy, said at the ceremony. Submission: “The first time I hit 12 rounds, Markram hit me for 4 rounds, and that’s how the match goes.”

Speaking about the difference between this year’s bowling and last year’s, he said: “Last year I was bowling around 85kph, I was experimenting with a lot of things and I knew I needed to work on my revolutions and I worked on that.”

In the match, Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh came up with a productive 61-run partnership to help KKR score 171 for nine, and then their players, especially Shardul Thakur (2/23) and Vaibhav Arora (2/32), helped the two teams out. – IPL champions time limit Sunrisers Hyderabad to 166 for eight in their 20 overs.

KKR picked up their fourth win of the season and now have eight points, while SRH, stranded on six points, took a huge blow to their chances of making the playoffs.


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