"(Andre) Russell bowling some good pace and that's a very good sign for us.
Just like the last season, Narine's batting has been a revelation for the KKR as the West Indian has opened the innings with a lot of success, scoring a quick-fire half-century in the victory against RCB. While SRH dropped as many as three catches on Thursday night, luckily for them none of it cost much, but they would be aware that it won't pan out the same way against batsmen like Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn. SRH's batsmen played to the situation, keeping the runs coming steadily.
For the hosts, opener Chris Lynn (49; 34b 7×4 1×6) was the top-scorer as skipper Dinesh Karthik laboured to a 27-ball 29 hitting two fours and a six.
Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the IPL match between KKR and SRH. KKR have added only 34 overs in the next 5 overs. He averages only 25.11 against KKR - the least amongst the seven opponent teams.
Manish Pandey took another fine catch running backwards to send back the unsafe Andre Russell as Hyderabad continued to claim wickets at regular intervals to check Kolkata's charge. But Yusuf Pathan then took centrestage and slammed a quickfire 17 off 7 deliveries to take Hyderabad over the line and register their first ever victory at this venue.
In their last outing, KKR led-by Dinesh Karthik lost to Chennai Super Kings by 5- wickets, but the game was a nail-biting encounter as it gave the fans the full worth for their money. They didn't send Sunil Narine to open today.
Hyderabad will be sweating while selecting the playing XI.
Having failed to defend a tall 203, courtesy some tactical blunders and R Vinay Kumar's profligacy at the death, KKR would look to tighten their bowling attack and veteran pacer Mitchell Johnson is all set to return as indicated by bowling coach Heath Streak on Thursday.