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KKR didn't get off to the most pleasing of starts as the move to open with Robin Uthappa failed to click. "But having said that, I know he is a strong character and he will come back strong", the 33-year old Karthik added. The orange army after facing a huge loss in terms of their previous captain David Warner, played two matches under the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson, which they won comfortably thereby making a mark in the early stages. The only option is for the players is to work hard and perform better. Mitchell Johnson (3-30-1), Piyush Chawla (4-20-1) and Kuldeep Yadav (4-23-1) also chipped in with a wicket each.
India U-19 World Cup winning star Shubman Gill's made a forgetful IPL debut as he could muster just three runs from nine balls before being foxed by the wily Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
Little known Rinku Singh could also face the axe after failing to repay the trust shown on him in the first two games. Sunrisers are on top of the table now with two wins from two, and if the pattern of win-toss-win-match holds, they could establish a sizeable lead.
An integral part of KKR's twin-IPL winning campaigns, Shakib became the thorn against his former team and young Australian pacer Stanlake gave him a fine support.
Lynn's straight hit was nearly caught at the boundary by a lunging Rashid Khan but his one-handed attempt only resulted in the ball spilling over the ropes for a six.
SRH seemed to be in control as they needed four off the final five balls, but they could manage just four off the next four deliveries.
SRH's strength lies in their bowling which has a lot of variety.
Bhuvneshwar's breakthrough and a tidy two-run over by Stanlake had Kolkata struggling for 23/1 in four overs before Lynn and Rana seized the momentum in two overs off Siddharth Kaul and Rashid Khan who leaked 14 and 12 overs respectively in their first overs. One worry which would've been for Kane Williamson going into the match was Bhuvneshwar Kumar's strain, as Sandeep Sharma was picked as a replacement. But KKR has won the first match against RCB but lost the second match CSK.
IF Bhuvi is not playing, it will be a boost for the home team.
In this match as well, all SRH bowlers complemented each other well with Aussie pacer Billy Stanlake (4-21-2, MoM), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-26-3) and Shakib al Hasan (4-21-2) doing most of the damage. It was a matter of time for SRH to return victorious.