HYDERABAD: Ryan ten Doeschate made things lot easier for Kolkata as he took a six and a four from Bhuvi’s over.
Yusuf returned unbeaten with 39 runs from 28 balls, while 33-year-old Dutch all-rounder ten Doeschate was on 25 from 15 balls.
Shikhar Dhawan said his team were looking at getting to 180 on what he called a “beautiful batting wicket”. Dhawan’s assessment was probably right, and Sunrisers, at that point, were on course to get to 180, going by their run rate, and going by how David Warner was batting.
But they had lost three wickets at that point, and they lost two more in the next two overs, including that of Warner, for an 18-ball 34. In the 40 balls that remained after Warner’s dismissal, Sunrisers scored just 38 runs.
It left Kolkata Knight Riders chasing a target of 143, and they achieved it without too much of a struggle, losing only three wickets, with four of 143, and they achieved it without too much of a struggle, losing only three wickets, with four of their five batsmen scoring 25 or more.